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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_ Suntech’s 1 GW Integrated Solar Cell and Module Facility Opens

Daily News Wrap-Up: Suntech’s 1 GW Integrated Solar Cell and Module Facility Opens

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: Suntech, a global solar panel producer, has begun the operation of a 1 GW integrated photovoltaic cell ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Telangana Opposes Proposed Amendments to the Electricity Act

Telangana Opposes Proposed Amendments to the Electricity Act

The Telangana State Legislative Assembly has accepted the state government's resolution opposing the central government's proposed amendments to the Electricity Act, 2003. In April 2020, the Ministry of Power (MoP) issued a ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
₹110 Billion Has Been Invested for Bihar’s Electrification in Recent Years: RK Singh

₹110 Billion Has Been Invested for Bihar’s Electrification in Recent Years: RK Singh

The Union Minister of Power and New & Renewable Energy, R.K. Singh, announced that the Ministry of Power (MoP) had invested ₹110 billion (~$ 1.5 billion) for electrification in Bihar ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Other
Ecuador to Develop 200 MW of Solar, Wind, and Hydro Projects  

Ecuador to Develop 200 MW of Solar, Wind, and Hydro Projects  

The Ministry of Energy and Non-Renewable Natural Resources of Ecuador announced the initiation of its selection process of private sector players to develop and operate 200 MW of renewable energy ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Daily News Wrap-Up_ Microsoft Partners with bp, Total to Install Rooftop Solar in Singapore

Daily News Wrap-Up: Microsoft Partners with bp, Total to Install Rooftop Solar in Singapore

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: United-Kingdom based oil giant bp and Microsoft have agreed to collaborate to develop new technology innovations and ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Daily News Wrap-Up_ Boeing Turns to Solar; Jinko, Risen, ZNShine Announce Supply Orders

Daily News Wrap-Up: Boeing Turns to Solar; Jinko, Risen, ZNShine Announce Supply Orders

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: JinkoSolar said that it had supplied the Trung Nam Group with 611 MW of Tiger bifacial transparent ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
ADB to Provide ₹4.66 Billion Loan to ENGIE for a 200 MW Solar Project in Gujarat

ADB to Provide ₹4.66 Billion Loan to ENGIE for a 200 MW Solar Project in Gujarat

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and  ENGIE have signed a long-term loan agreement worth ₹4.66 billion (~ $65.6 million) to develop and operate a 200 MW (AC) solar project in ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
Delhi to Disburse Subsidies Within Two Days of Electric Vehicle Purchase

Delhi to Disburse Subsidies Within Two Days of Electric Vehicle Purchase

The Delhi Government announced that it would soon introduce a subsidiary plan under its recently launched electric vehicle (EVs) policy for buyers of electric vehicles, according to a Press Trust ...
/ / Electric Vehicles, Grid
Daily News Wrap-Up: Fourth Partner to Supply 4.8 MW of Solar Power to Titagarh Wagons

Daily News Wrap-Up: Fourth Partner to Supply 4.8 MW of Solar Power to Titagarh Wagons

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: 8minute Solar Energy has executed a 15-year power purchase agreement with Clean Power Alliance for a 300 ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Japan's Orix to Acquire 20% Stake in Indian Renewable Developer Greenko at $980 Million

Japan’s Orix to Acquire 20% Stake in Indian Renewable Developer Greenko at $980 Million

Orix Corporation, a Japan-based financial services group, announced that it had signed a framework agreement with renewable energy project developer Greenko Energy Holdings, to acquire approximately 20% of its shares ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
Investment of Over $710 Million Planned to Enhance IKEA’s Sustainability Commitment

Investment of Over $710 Million Planned to Enhance IKEA’s Sustainability Commitment

Netherlands-based Ingka Group announced its plans to invest €600 million (~$710 million) over the coming year to help IKEA, its subsidiary, keep its commitment to become climate positive by 2030 ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Other
France to Invest Over $35 Billion to Boost the Economy Through Renewables

France to Invest Over $35 Billion to Boost the Economy Through Renewables

France has announced its plans to invest €100 billion (~$118.4 billion) to retrieve the economy from the damage caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. As part of its 'France Relance' (France ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Other
Solar Digital Deployment Solutions Provider Terabase Energy Raises $6 Million

Solar Digital Deployment Solutions Provider Terabase Energy Raises $6 Million

Terabase Energy, a U.S.-based solar digital solutions provider for utility-scale projects globally, announced that it has secured through Series A financing, led by SJF Ventures. The company's Series A financing ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
Daily News Wrap-Up_ Power Roll’s New Solar Mini-Grid to Power Himalayan Village

Daily News Wrap-Up: Power Roll’s New Solar Mini-Grid to Power Himalayan Village

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: NTPC Limited has plans to add over 5 GW of solar capacity in the next two years ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
EV Startup Ultraviolette Automotive Secures ₹300 Million from TVS Motors

EV Startup Ultraviolette Automotive Secures ₹300 Million from TVS Motors

Ultraviolette Automotive Private Limited, a Bangalore-based electric vehicle (EVs) startup, announced that it had secured ₹300 million (~$4.08 million) from TVS Motor Company in a Series B funding round. TVS ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Other
Total and Macquarie to Develop Over 2 GW of Floating Offshore Wind Projects in South Korea

Total and Macquarie to Develop Over 2 GW of Floating Offshore Wind Projects in South Korea

Total, a France-based oil and gas company, announced that it had joined hands with Macquarie's Green Investment Group to develop over 2 GW of floating offshore wind projects in South ...
/ / Wind
Cabinet Approves Asset Monetization of Power Grid Corporation Through InvIT Model

Cabinet Approves Asset Monetization of Power Grid Corporation Through InvIT Model

The Ministry of Power (MoP) announced that the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has approved the asset monetization of the Power Grid Corporation of ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Daily News Wrap-Up_ Uber Commits to Become Zero-Emission Fleet by 2040

Daily News Wrap-Up: Uber Commits to Become Zero-Emission Fleet by 2040

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: Uber has committed to becoming a fully zero-emission platform by 2040, with all of its rides in ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
PGCIL Commissions Power Transmission Projects Connecting Western & Southern Regions

PGCIL Commissions Power Transmission Projects Connecting Western & Southern Regions

The PowerGrid Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL), a state-owned power transmission company, announced that it had started the commercial operation of the first leg of the 6 GW Raigarh-Pugalur high ...
/ / Grid, T&D
EV Ride-Hailing Platform BluSmart Secures ₹510 Million

EV Ride-Hailing Platform BluSmart Secures ₹510 Million

BluSmart, an electric ride-hailing platform, announced that it secured ₹510 million (~$6.89 million) in its pre-series A funding round from multiple investors. According to its press release, investors like Inflection ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Other
Daily News Wrap-Up_ Total Forms JV to Manufacture Lithium-Ion Batteries in Europe

Daily News Wrap-Up: Total Forms JV to Manufacture Lithium-ion Batteries in Europe

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: Neoen, a France-based renewable energy company, has been awarded a 14-year contract to supply 100 MW of ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Solar Inverter Supplier GoodWe Launches IPO, Lists on Shanghai Stock Exchange

Solar Inverter Supplier GoodWe Launches IPO, Lists on Shanghai Stock Exchange

Solar inverter manufacturer GoodWe announced the initial public offering (IPO) of its common stock on the Shanghai Stock Market, making it a listed public company. According to the press release, ...
/ / Inverters & BOS, Solar
ReneSola and Zhongnan Industry to Build a 3 GW Solar PV Manufacturing Unit

ReneSola and Zhongnan Industry to Build a 3 GW Solar PV Manufacturing Unit

ReneSola, a solar module manufacturer, announced that it is entering into a joint venture with the Zhongnan Industry, a subsidiary of Zhongnan Holding Group, to develop a solar PV manufacturing ...
/ / Manufacturing, Solar
Daily News Wrap-Up_ Sterling & Wilson Bags 300 MW of Solar Projects in Australia

Daily News Wrap-Up: Sterling & Wilson Bags 300 MW of Solar Projects in Australia

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: Sterling and Wilson Solar Limited, a Shapoorji Pallonji Group company, has secured an order worth 300 million ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Daily News Wrap-Up_ Apple to Expand its Renewable Energy Portfolio in Europe

Daily News Wrap-Up: Apple to Expand its Renewable Energy Portfolio in Europe

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: Global technology giant Apple announced that it would invest in two onshore wind turbines near the Danish ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy