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About Harsh Shukla

Harsh is a staff reporter at Mercom India. Previously with Indian Express, he has covered general interest stories. He holds a Masters Degree in Journalism from Symbiosis Institute of Media and Communication, Pune. More articles from Harsh Shukla.

harsh@mercomindia.com

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Niger Invites Bids to Develop a 50 MW Solar Project

Niger Invites Bids to Develop a 50 MW Solar Project

The Ministry of Petroleum, Energy, and Renewable Energies of the Republic of Niger has floated a tender to develop a 50 MW solar project. The project will be located at ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
DISCOMs Owed Renewable Generators ₹146 Billion at the End of August 2021

DISCOMs Owed Renewable Generators ₹146 Billion at the End of August 2021

Distribution companies (DISCOMs) owed ₹146.07 billion (~$1.97 billion) to renewable energy generators (excluding disputed amounts) in overdue payment across 259 invoices at the end of August 2021, according to data ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
India to Contribute 20% of the Global Renewables Deployment Target for 2030: BRICS Report

India to Contribute 20% of the Global Renewables Deployment Target for 2030: BRICS Report

The latest BRICS Energy Technology Report 2021 states that India will account for one-fifth (20%) of the global renewable energy deployment target for 2030. Solar and wind power generation has been ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Shree Cement to Develop 106 MW of Solar Projects to Meet its Captive Power Needs

Shree Cement to Develop 106 MW of Solar Projects to Meet its Captive Power Needs

Kolkata-based cement manufacturer Shree Cement plans to develop 106 MW of solar power projects to meet the captive power needs of its cement manufacturing facilities at various locations. The proposed capacity is ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
Global Offshore Wind Installation Totaled 6.1 GW in 2020

Global Offshore Wind Installation Totaled 6.1 GW in 2020

In its recent report, the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) said that the global offshore wind installation stood at 6.1 GW in 2020, a slight decline compared to 6.24 GW ...
/ / Wind
US Adds 5.7 GW of Solar Capacity in Q2 2021

US Adds 5.7 GW of Solar Capacity in Q2 2021

According to the latest US Solar Market Insight Report, released by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and Wood Mackenzie, the US solar market has installed a record 5.7 GW of ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Solar Energy Could Power Over 25% Trains of Indian Railways Report

Solar Energy Could Power Over 25% Trains of Indian Railways: Report

According to a recent report published by Climate Trends and Riding Sunbeams, one in four trains of the Indian Railways could be powered by solar power. Indian Railways is one of India's ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Rooftop Solar Systems Installed at Government Industrial Training Institutes

Rooftop Solar Systems Installed at Government Industrial Training Institutes

The Uttar Pradesh government has installed rooftop solar systems with 40 kW capacity at 60 state Industrial Training Institutes (ITI) in the state. Similarly, solar systems with the same capacity ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Tripura to Set Up Solar Microgrids in 23 Villages

Tripura to Set Up Solar Microgrids in 23 Villages

The deputy chief minister of Tripura, Jishnu Dev Varma, said the state government has plans to install solar microgrids in 23 remote villages where power could not be provided through ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
GAIL to Empanel Solar EPC and O&M Service Providers

GAIL to Empanel Solar EPC and O&M Service Providers

The Gas Authority of India Limited (GAIL) has issued a notice to empanel solar engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contractors and operation and maintenance (O&M) service providers. The last date ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
TransAlta to Acquire 122 MW Solar Portfolio from Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners

TransAlta to Acquire 122 MW Solar Portfolio from Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners

TransAlta Renewables has signed an agreement to acquire a 122 MW operational solar portfolio in North Carolina, United States. The company will acquire the portfolio from a fund managed by Copenhagen ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
Maharashtra Cabinet Approves 577 MW of Solar Projects

Maharashtra Cabinet Approves 577 MW of Solar Projects

The Maharashtra Government has approved proposals to develop two solar projects with 577 MW capacity. The Maharashtra State Power Generation Corporation Limited (MAHAGENCO) is expected to develop these projects. The ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
Multi-Year Tariffs Crucial For Visibility and Growth of Open Access Solar Market

Multi-Year Tariffs Crucial for Visibility and Growth of Open Access Solar Market

The open access solar market is steadily growing in India, providing a viable alternative for developers who do not wish to participate in extremely competitive auctions for large-scale projects or ...
/ / Mercom Research Focus, Other
TANGEDCO to Develop a 4 GW Solar Park With Battery Energy Storage in Tamil Nadu

TANGEDCO to Develop a 4 GW Solar Park With Battery Energy Storage in Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu’s Power Minister V Senthil Balaji informed the legislative assembly that Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation (TANGEDCO) would develop a 4 GW solar park with battery energy storage ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
Amazon Signs PPA with Mitsubishi for 22 MW of Solar Energy in Japan

Amazon Signs PPA with Mitsubishi for 22 MW of Solar Energy in Japan

Mitsubishi Corporation signed a 10-year long-term corporate power purchase agreement (PPAs) with e-commerce giant Amazon. Mitsubishi will supply power to data centers owned and operated by Amazon’s subsidiary, Amazon Web Services. The ...
/ / Solar
147 MU of Solar Traded at an Average Price of ₹3.56kWh at IEX in August 2021 (1)

147 MU of Solar Traded at an Average Price of ₹3.56/kWh at IEX in August 2021

The Indian Energy Exchange (IEX) traded 413 million units (MU) of renewable energy in August 2021, a 43% month-over-month (MoM) decline compared to 726 MU in the previous month. However, ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
United Kingdom to Invest $1.2 Billion in India’s Renewable Energy Projects

United Kingdom to Invest $1.2 Billion in India’s Renewable Energy Projects

The Government of the United Kingdom will invest $1.2 billion through public and private investments in green projects and renewable energy in India to support the latter’s target of 450 GW ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Electric Mobility Platform REVOS Raises $4 Million in Series A Funding

Electric Mobility Platform REVOS Raises $4 Million in Series A Funding

Bangalore-based electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure startup REVOS has received $4 million in Series A funding. With this, the company has raised $4.5 million in funding to date. Union Square Ventures and Prime ...
/ / Electric Vehicles, Grid
Europe Adds 1.3 GW of Offshore Wind Capacity in 1H 2021

Europe Adds 1.3 GW of Offshore Wind Capacity in 1H 2021

Europe has installed 1.3 GW of new offshore wind capacity in the first half of 2021, according to WindEurope, a Brussels-based association promoting wind energy in Europe. The European Union ...
/ / Wind
Rajasthan Electronics Issues Tender for 2.5 MW of Rooftop Solar Projects

Rajasthan Electronics Issues Tender for 2.5 MW of Rooftop Solar Projects

Rajasthan Electronics and Instrument Limited (REIL), a joint venture between the Government of India and the Government of Rajasthan, has issued a notice inviting tender for supply of balance of ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Adani Green Energy Raises $750 Million Through Green Bond Issuance

Adani Green Energy Raises $750 Million Through Green Bond Issuance

Renewable energy company Adani Green Energy raised $750 million by issuing its maiden ListCo senior green bond. The bonds will have a tenor of three years at a coupon of 4.375%. Moodys ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
Infrastructure Finance Company REC to Raise ₹850 Billion Through Bonds and Debentures

Infrastructure Finance Company REC to Raise ₹850 Billion Through Bonds and Debentures

REC Limited, an infrastructure finance company involved in financing power projects, is seeking the approval of shareholders to raise ₹850 billion (~$11.63 billion) through the private placement of bonds or ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Other
Alternus Energy Acquires a 64.6 MW Solar Project in Poland from BayWa r.e.

Alternus Energy Acquires a 64.6 MW Solar Project in Poland from BayWa r.e.

European independent power producer Alternus Energy Group said it had acquired a 64.6 MW Polish solar project from BayWa r.e., a renewable energy projects developer. Both parties had signed a sales agreement last ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
Germany Adds 2.75 GW of Solar Capacity in 1H 2021

Germany Adds 2.75 GW of Solar Capacity in 1H 2021

Germany installed 1.43 GW of solar capacity in the second quarter (Q2) of 2021, according to the latest numbers released by the Federal Network Agency Bundesnetzagentur. In a quarter-over-quarter comparison, solar ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Bids Invited for 600 MW of Renewable Energy Projects in Australia

Bids Invited for 600 MW of Renewable Energy Projects in Australia

The government of the Australian state Victoria has issued a request for proposal (RfP) under the Second Victorian Renewable Energy Target Auction (VRET2) to develop at least 600 MW of ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions