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About Harsh Shukla

Harsh Shukla 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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Researchers Develop a Pouch Cell that Can Increase the Life of Lithium-Sulfur Battery

Researchers Develop a Pouch Cell that Can Increase the Life of Lithium-Sulfur Battery

Researchers at Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin have developed a pouch cell format with different electrolytes that can help increase the life of the lithium-sulfur battery. The pouch cell could record impedance, ...
ALMM Inclusion Irks Open Access, Rooftop Solar Installers

ALMM Inclusion Irks Open Access, Rooftop Solar Installers

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), in its recent order, amended the regulations related to the Approved List of Models and Manufacturers (ALMM) of solar modules, extending it ...
Lease Auction for Offshore Wind Firm in US Raises a Record $4.37 Billion

Lease Auction for Offshore Wind Firm in US Raises a Record $4.37 Billion

The U.S. Department of the Interior announced the New York Bight Offshore Wind Lease auction results, which was the nation’s highest-grossing competitive offshore energy lease sale in history. The department said around ...
/ / Wind
Azure Power Posts ₹4.48 Billion Revenue, 27% YoY Growth in Q3 FY 2022

Azure Power Posts ₹4.48 Billion Revenue, 27% YoY Growth in Q3 FY 2022

Azure Power, an independent solar power producer, reported operating revenue of ₹4.48 billion (~$60.2 million) in the third quarter (Q3) of the fiscal year (FY) 2022, a 27% year-over-year (YoY) ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
US Community Solar Market to Add 4.5 GW of New Capacity in the Next Five Years Report

US Community Solar Market to Add 4.5 GW of New Capacity in the Next Five Years: Report

The community solar market of the United States will add 4.5 GW of new solar capacity in the next five years, according to a recently released report by Wood Mackenzie, a ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Telangana Issues Empanelment Tender for 50 MW of Residential Rooftop Solar Projects

Telangana Issues Empanelment Tender for 50 MW of Residential Rooftop Solar Projects

The Telangana State Renewable Energy Development Corporation (TSREDCO) has invited bids to empanel vendors to install 50 MW of grid-connected residential rooftop solar projects under Phase II of the Grid ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Virescent Renewable Energy Trust Acquires Godawari Green Energy for ₹6.65 Billion

Virescent Renewable Energy Trust Acquires Godawari Green Energy for ₹6.65 Billion

Virescent Renewable Energy Trust (VRET), a renewable energy infrastructure investment trust by Virescent Infrastructure, has signed a share purchase agreement to acquire 100% shareholding and management control in Godawari Green ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
LG Announces its Exit from Global Solar Module Business, to Shut the Alabama Unit

LG Announces its Exit from Global Solar Module Business, to Shut the Alabama Unit

South Korean tech giant LG Electronics has announced that it would exit its global solar panel business, a decision backed by its board of directors, following a comprehensive review of ...
/ / Modules, Solar
New Catalyst to Extract Hydrogen from Hydrogen Storage Materials

New Catalyst to Extract Hydrogen from Hydrogen Storage Materials

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory and collaborators have developed a new catalyst to extract hydrogen from hydrogen storage materials easily. Scientists Long Qi and Wenyu Huang, who led the research, ...
/ / Energy Storage, Technology
NTPC Issues Consultancy Tender for Solar Projects in Uttar Pradesh

NTPC Issues Consultancy Tender for Solar Projects in Uttar Pradesh

NTPC Limited has invited bids from consultancy firms to conduct site surveys for exploring the potential to develop solar photovoltaic (PV) projects at its Tanda Thermal Power Project in Ambedkar ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Researchers Develop a Solid Electrolyte to Create Safer and Efficient Batteries

Researchers Develop a Solid Electrolyte to Create Safer and Efficient Batteries

Researchers at the University of Waterloo, Canada, who are members of the Joint Center for Energy Storage Research in the U.S. (JCESR), claimed that they had developed a new solid electrolyte ...
/ / Energy Storage, Technology
New Disorder-Engineering Technique to Develop High-Efficiency Ultrathin Solar Cells

New Disorder-Engineering Technique to Develop High-Efficiency Ultrathin Solar Cells

An international team of researchers from ICFO, Imperial College London, and University College London has claimed to have developed a new disorder-engineering technique for inorganic solar cells that achieved a record-breaking power conversion ...
/ / Solar, Technology
Liquidated Damages for Solar Project Delays Attract 18% GST

Liquidated Damages for Solar Project Delays Attract 18% GST

The Telangana State Authority for Advance Ruling recently clarified that liquidated damages recovered by a solar developer from an engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) service provider for the delay in ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Renewable Energy Trading Declined by 23% MoM to 280 MU at IEX in January 2022

Renewable Energy Trading Declined by 23% MoM to 280 MU at IEX in January 2022

The Indian Energy Exchange (IEX) traded 280 million units (MU) of renewable energy in January 2022, a 23.28% month-over-month (MoM) decline compared to 365 MU traded in the previous month ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Wind Capacity Additions in India Up 30% YoY with 1.45 GW in 2021

Wind Capacity Additions in India Up 30% YoY with 1.45 GW in 2021

India added 1.45 GW of wind capacity in 2021, a 30% year-over-year (YoY) increase compared to 1.11 GW installed in the previous year, according to the recent data released by ...
/ / Wind
IIT Delhi Researchers Develop Portable Solar Tracking Towers

IIT Delhi Researchers Develop Portable Solar Tracking Towers

Researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology – Delhi (IITD) have developed portable solar photovoltaic (PV) tracking towers of 3 kW and 5 kW capacity. The towers are meant to save space ...
/ / Solar, Technology
Daily News Wrap-Up: Oil Marketing Companies to Install 22,000 EV Charging Stations

Daily News Wrap-Up: Oil Marketing Companies to Install 22,000 EV Charging Stations

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: In line with the Ministry of Power’s recently revised the consolidated guidelines and standards for electric vehicles ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Solar Developer Asked for Refrain from Claims for Likely ‘Change in Law’ Impact

Solar Developer Asked to Refrain from Claims for Likely ‘Change in Law’ Impact

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has rejected a solar developer’s petition seeking approval for the land tax imposed by the Rajasthan Government to be considered as a ‘Change in ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Daily News Wrap-Up Enel to Set Up a 1 GW Solar Tracker Manufacturing Facility in Italy

Daily News Wrap-Up: Enel to Set Up a 1 GW Solar Tracker Manufacturing Facility in Italy

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: Enel, an Italian gas and power utility company, and Comal, a photovoltaic projects developer, have signed an agreement to ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Researchers Develop PERC Solar Cells from Recycled Silicon

Researchers Develop PERC Solar Cells from Recycled Silicon

Researchers from the Fraunhofer Center for Silicon Photovoltaics (CSP) and the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems (ISE), in partnership with Reiling GmbH – a Germany-based recycling company of solar ...
/ / Solar, Technology
Tenders Floated for Interstate Transmission System to Evacuate 21.5 GW of Renewables

Tenders Floated for Interstate Transmission System to Evacuate 21.5 GW of Renewables

REC Power Development and Consultancy Limited (RECPDCL) has issued global tenders to build two interstate transmission (ISTS) projects on a build, own, operate, and transfer basis to evacuate 21.5 GW ...
/ / Grid, T&D
Empanelment Tender Issued for 20 MW of Residential Rooftop Solar Projects in Odisha

Empanelment Tender Issued for 20 MW of Residential Rooftop Solar Projects in Odisha

TP Central Odisha Distribution Limited (TPCODL) has invited bids to empanel vendors to install 20 MW of grid-connected residential rooftop solar systems under the Phase-II of Grid Connected Rooftop Solar ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Karnataka Commission Directs DISCOM to Compensate Solar Developer for GST Claims

Karnataka Commission Directs DISCOM to Compensate Solar Developer for GST Claims

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) ruled in favor of Parampujya Solar Energy, a solar power developer declaring that it is eligible for compensation due to the enactment of Goods ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Daily News Wrap-Up: Power Minister Pushes for 24/7 Uninterrupted Power Supply

Daily News Wrap-Up: Power Minister Pushes for 24/7 Uninterrupted Power Supply

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: Minister of Power and New and Renewable Energy, R.K.Singh, said the government intends to ensure uninterrupted 24/7 ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Husk Power Secures ₹310 Million in Debt Financing to Expand Solar Microgrids

Husk Power Secures ₹310 Million in Debt Financing to Expand Solar Microgrids

Husk Power Systems, a renewable energy company working towards rural electrification, announced that it has secured ₹310 million (~$4.2 million) in debt financing from the Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar