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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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Daily News Wrap-Up_ Visaka Industries Acquires Patents for Integrated Solar Roof

Daily News Wrap-Up: Visaka Industries Acquires Patents for Integrated Solar Roof

Here are some noteworthy cleantech news and announcements of the day from around the world: Visaka Industries, an Indian cement roofing sheet manufacturer, announced that it had acquired patent rights ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Greenko and NTPC Team Up to Develop Pumped Hydro Energy Storage Projects in India

Greenko and NTPC Team Up to Develop Pumped Hydro Energy Storage Projects in India

NTPC Limited announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary NTPC Vidhyut Vihar Nigam Limited (NVVN) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Greenko Energies Private Limited to explore opportunities to supply round-the-clock ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Punjab Power Corporation Floats Tender to Install Smart Meters in Ludhiana

Punjab Power Corporation Floats Tender to Install Smart Meters in Ludhiana

The Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) has issued a tender for installing smart meters, advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) systems, and communication infrastructure with a network platform in Ludhiana. Interested ...
/ / Grid, Smart Grid
Daily News Wrap-Up_ Ola Electric Invests in EV Company, JA Solar supplies 133 MW of modules

Daily News Wrap-Up: Ola Electric’s Co-Founder Invests in EV Company

Here are some noteworthy cleantech news and announcements of the day from around the world: EVage, an Indian mobility tech company, announced that it raised strategic investment through the funding ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Daily News Wrap-Up_ Flipkart Joins Climate Group’s Electric Mobility Initiative EV100

Daily News Wrap-Up: Flipkart Joins Climate Group’s Electric Mobility Initiative EV100

Here are some noteworthy cleantech news and announcements of the day from around the world: The technical commission delegated by the Ministry of Energy and Non-Renewable Energy Resources of Ecuador ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Ministry of Power Wants Late Payment Surcharge for DISCOMs to be Kept Below 12%

Ministry of Power Wants Late Payment Surcharge for DISCOMs to be Kept Below 12%

The Ministry of Power (MoP) has suggested that the power generation and transmission companies should reduce the late payment surcharge (LPS) up to 12% annually for distribution companies (DISCOMs). This ...
/ / Grid, Utilities
Daily News Wrap-Up_ Amplus First to Trades on Green Term-Ahead Market

Daily News Wrap-Up: Amplus First to Trade on Green Term-Ahead Market

Here are some noteworthy cleantech news and announcements of the day from around the world: Amplus Solar said that it became the first solar generator to trade solar electricity on ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Daily News Wrap-Up_ Trina Solar to Expand Capacity, KPI Global Signs PPA

Daily News Wrap-Up: Trina Solar to Expand Capacity, KPI Global Signs PPA

Here are some noteworthy cleantech news and announcements of the day from around the world: Trina Solar announced that it had signed an investment co-operation agreement with the management committee ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
DBS Bank Loans $29 Million To Sembcorp for a 60 MW Floating Solar Project

DBS Bank Loans $29 Million to Sembcorp for a 60 MW Floating Solar Project

Singapore-based DBS Bank announced that it had provided a 40 million Singapore Dollar (~$29.29 million) loan to Sembcorp Industries to build one of the world’s largest floating solar photovoltaic (PV) ...
/ / Floating Solar, Solar
Tender Floated for 50 MW of Solar Projects in Greece

Tender Floated for 50 MW of Solar Projects in Greece

PPC Renewables S.A., a Greece-based renewable energy company, has floated a tender for 50 MW of solar photovoltaic (PV) projects. The last date for the submission of bids is September ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Daily News Wrap-Up_HSBC Launches Green Deposits, Suntech Expands Solar Manufacturing

Daily News Wrap-Up: HSBC Launches Green Deposits, Suntech Expands Solar Manufacturing

JinkoSolar announced that it had signed a contract with Shanghai Electric to supply around 1 GW of solar modules for Phase V of the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority’s solar ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
The Daily News Wrap-Up_ ION Energy Signs Pact with esVolta, Solar Surges in Europe

The Daily News Wrap-Up: ION Energy Signs Pact with esVolta, Solar Surges in Europe

Here are some noteworthy cleantech news and announcements of the day from around the world: The California Independent System Operator (CAISO) has declared a stage 3 electrical emergency that triggers ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Fraunhofer Institute Reports New Record Efficiency of 25.9% for Tandem Solar Cells

Fraunhofer Institute Reports New Record Efficiency of 25.9% for Tandem Solar Cells

Researchers at Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE announced a new record efficiency of 25.9% for the III-V/Si tandem solar cell grown directly on silicon. The research and development ...
/ / Solar, Technology
Masdar to Acquire 50% Stake in EDF’s 1.6 GW of Renewable Projects

Masdar to Acquire 50% Stake in EDF’s 1.6 GW of Renewable Projects

Masdar (or the Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company) announced that it has signed an agreement with EDF Renewables North America to acquire a 50% stake in eight renewable energy projects ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Other
A Cost-Effective Catalyst That Can Split Water to Produce Hydrogen

A Cost-Effective Catalyst That Can Split Water to Produce Hydrogen

Researchers at the Centre for Nano and Soft Science (CeNS) claimed that they had created an efficient and cost-effective palladium-based catalyst that can be used for electrochemical splitting of water ...
/ / Other, Technology
Researchers Develop a Hybrid Inverter That Integrates Distributed Energy Resources

Researchers Develop a Hybrid Inverter That Integrates Distributed Energy Resources

Researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) claimed that they had developed a power electronic inverter platform that can easily connect distributed solar panels, electric vehicles (EV), and electric storage ...
/ / Solar, Technology
Weekly News Wrap-Up_ Jinko’sSolar Cell Efficiency at 24.79%, Sungrow Launches New ESS

Weekly News Wrap-Up: Jinko’s Solar Cell Efficiency at 24.79%, Sungrow Launches New ESS

Here are some noteworthy cleantech news and announcements from the around the world week: Jinko Solar announced the launch of its new generation of 610W Tiger Pro High-efficiency monocrystalline transparent ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
BEL Provides Solar-Powered Classrooms to 122 Schools in Karnataka (1)

BEL Provides Solar-Powered Classrooms to 122 Schools in Karnataka

Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) announced that it had provided solar-powered smart class facilities to 122 government high schools at Yadgir, Karnataka, as a part of its corporate social responsibility (CSR) ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
To Push Electric Mobility, India Allows Sale of Electric Vehicles Without Batteries

To Push Electric Mobility, India Allows Sale of Electric Vehicles Without Batteries

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highway (MORTH) announced that all the states and union territories (UTs) have now been allowed the registration and sale of electric vehicles (EVs) without ...
/ / Electric Vehicles, Grid
South Africa’s Sasol Invites Bids for 20 MW of Solar Projects to Power its Facilities

South Africa’s Sasol Invites Bids for 20 MW of Solar Projects to Power its Facilities

Sasol, a South Africa-based integrated chemicals and energy company, has issued a request for proposal (RfP) to develop two solar projects of 10 MW at its Secunda and Sasolburg facilities ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
EIB to Provide $12.5 Million to ENGIE to Set Up Off-Grid Solar Systems in Uganda

EIB to Provide $12.5 Million to ENGIE to Set Up Off-Grid Solar Systems in Uganda

The European Investment Bank (EIB) announced that it would provide $12.5 million to solar system installer Fenix International, a subsidiary of ENGIE, to accelerate installations of off-grid solar systems in ...
/ / Off-grid, Solar
World Bank Grants $300 Million to Promote Electricity Trade in West Africa

World Bank Grants $300 Million to Promote Electricity Trade in West Africa

The World Bank announced that it would provide $300 million (~₹22.50 billion) to the International Development Associations (IDA) to accelerate reforms to promote electricity trade in West Africa. The grant ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Other
ABB to Build a Manufacturing Facility in Italy to Meet Global Demand for EV Chargers

ABB to Build a Manufacturing Facility in Italy to Meet Global Demand for EV Chargers

Switzerland-based ABB announced that it had invested $30 million (~₹2.25 billion) to construct its new manufacturing facility in San Giovanni Valdarno, Italy. In its press statement, ABB said that the ...
/ / Electric Vehicles, Grid
French Solar Developer Technique Solaire Raises $29 Million to Expand its Portfolio

French Solar Developer Technique Solaire Raises $29 Million to Expand its Portfolio

Technique Solaire, a France-based solar developer, announced that it had raised €25 million (~$29.3 million) from its partners Bpifrance and Crédit Agricole Group. This marks the second round of funding for the company ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
News Wrap-Up_ Meyer Burger Buys SolarWorld’s Plant, BP to Build 50 GW of Renewables

News Wrap-Up: Meyer Burger Buys SolarWorld’s Plant, BP to Build 50 GW of Renewables

Here are some noteworthy cleantech news and announcements from the around the world week: Meyer Burger, a Switzerland-based engineering company, announced that it had secured new locations to set up ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy