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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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Singapore’s Solar Developer BlueLeaf Enters India with Majority Stake in Vibrant Energy

Singapore’s Solar Developer BlueLeaf Enters India with Majority Stake in Vibrant Energy

Blueleaf Energy, a Singapore-based renewable energy company, announced that it acquired a majority stake in an Indian clean energy solutions provider, Vibrate Energy Holdings, from ATN International. Blueleaf Energy specializes ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
Daily News Wrap-Up_ Investor Map Launched for Investment in India's Opportunity Areas

Daily News Wrap-Up: Investor Map Launched for Investment in India’s Opportunity Areas

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: Advanticsys has delivered its first wireless monitoring solution for a 4 MW floating solar facility in Andhra ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Plug Power Raises $1 Billion to Develop Green Hydrogen Network in the US

Plug Power Raises $1 Billion to Develop Green Hydrogen Network in the US

Plug Power, a U.S.-based provider of hydrogen engines and fueling solutions enabling e-mobility, announced that it raised around $1 billion in one of the largest bought equity deals in the ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Other
Beer Maker Carlsberg Helps Provide Clean Drinking Water in Sunderbans Using Solar Power

Beer Maker Carlsberg Helps Provide Clean Drinking Water in Sunderbans Using Solar Power

Carlsberg Group, a Denmark-based multination brewer, announced that it has joined hands with Desolenator, a water purification technology provider, to provide clean drinking water for a town with a population ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Adani Solar’s Mundra Unit to Expand its Cell and Module Manufacturing Capacity by 2 GW

Adani Solar’s Mundra Unit to Expand its Cell and Module Manufacturing Capacity by 2 GW

Adani Solar plans to expand its cell and module manufacturing facility with an additional capacity building of 2 GW. “The new capacity will come online in 2021. The proposed capacity ...
/ / Modules, Solar
Battery Company Exide Increases its Stake to 80.15% in Energy Storage Subsidiary

Battery Company Exide Increases its Stake to 80.15% in Energy Storage Subsidiary

Exide Industries Limited, an Indian battery manufacturer, said that it invested ₹331.7 million (~$4.49 million) in its subsidiary Exide Leclanche Energy Private Limited by way of subscription of the subsidiary’s ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Other
Daily News Wrap-Up_ Vestas Sets Up Venture to Invest in Sustainability Startups

Daily News Wrap-Up: Vestas Sets Up Venture to Invest in Sustainability Startups

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: Trina Solar and its eight subsidiaries have signed the procurement contract for photovoltaic glass with Changzhou Almaden ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Other
Sri Lanka Seeks Consultants to Study Feasibility of Rooftop Solar on Government Buildings

Sri Lanka Seeks Consultants to Study Feasibility of Rooftop Solar on Government Buildings

Sri Lanka Sustainable Energy Authority (SLSEA) has issued a tender notice for hiring consultants to carry out a pre-feasibility study to implement rooftop solar systems on government buildings. The last ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Daily News Wrap-Up_ ADB Approves $600 Million Loan to Indonesia for Renewables

Daily News Wrap-Up: ADB Approves $600 Million Loan to Indonesia for Renewables

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: Royal DSM announced the launch of the all-purpose Endurance Backsheet D15. The newly launched Endurance Backsheet protects ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
France's Cumulative Solar Installations Crosses 10 GW Milestone

France’s Cumulative Solar Installations Crosses 10 GW Milestone

According to the latest data released by the French Renewable Energy Trade Association (SER), France's total installed solar photovoltaic capacity crossed the 10 GW milestone in September 2020. The newly ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Daily News Wrap-Up_ Indian Oil's Proof of Concept Allows EV Charging Using Solar

Daily News Wrap-Up: Indian Oil’s Proof of Concept Allows EV Charging Using Solar

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, emphasized the importance of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Zinc Battery Manufacturer Eos Energy Storage Lists on Nasdaq

Zinc Battery Manufacturer Eos Energy Storage Lists on Nasdaq

Eos Energy Storage, a United States-based zinc-battery storage system manufacturer, has gone public on the Nasdaq Capital Market in a rare battery energy storage listing. The company announced that it ...
European Commission Plans to Expand Offshore Wind Capacity to 300 GW by 2050

European Commission Plans to Expand Offshore Wind Capacity to 300 GW by 2050

The European Commission (EC) has unveiled a strategy to help achieve the European Union’s (EU) climate neutrality target by 2050. The plan suggests increasing Europe’s offshore wind capacity up to ...
/ / Other, Wind
Daily News Wrap-Up_ Voltalia to Develop a 49.9 MW Solar Project to Supply Power to London

Daily News Wrap-Up: Voltalia to Develop a 49.9 MW Solar Project to Supply Power to London

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: Voltalia, a global renewable energy company, said it would develop a 49.9 MW solar facility to supply ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Solar Homes, Battery Rollout a Large Part of the $797 Million Budget for Australia’s Victoria

Solar Homes, Battery Rollout a Large Part of the $797 Million Budget for Australia’s Victoria

The Australian state of Victoria is investing $797 million to help citizens cover their electricity bill costs and make homes more energy efficient. "The victorian budget 2020/21 will deliver the ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Other
Researchers Develop Method to Control Voltage Fluctuations in Solar+Storage Systems

Researchers Develop Method to Control Voltage Fluctuations in Solar+Storage Systems

Researchers at the National Institute of Technology Kurukshetra have claimed to have developed a new method to regulate direct current (DC) voltage for grid-connected solar photovoltaic plus battery energy storage ...
/ / Solar, Technology
Daily News Wrap-Up_ PM Modi to Inaugurate the Third Edition of RE-INVEST on November 26

Daily News Wrap-Up: PM Modi to Inaugurate the Third Edition of RE-INVEST on November 26

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India, will inaugurate the virtual edition of the third Global Renewable Energy ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
UK to Invest £12 Billion Towards a Green Industrial Revolution

UK to Invest £12 Billion Towards a Green Industrial Revolution

The United Kingdom Government announced a ten-point plan for a green industrial revolution to advance the country towards net-zero emissions. Under the plan, the government will provide funding worth £12 ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Zenobe Energy Secures £150 Million For Grid-Scale Battery and EV Charging Solutions

Zenobe Energy Secures £150 Million For Grid-Scale Battery and EV Charging Solutions

Zenobe Energy, a battery storage solutions provider, announced that it secured an investment worth £150 million (~$ 198.91 million) from Infracapital, the infrastructure equity investment arm of M&G. The company ...
Daily News Wrap-Up_ This Solar Oyster Production System Can Help Reduce Nitrogen in Water (1)

Daily News Wrap-Up: This Solar Oyster Production System Can Help Reduce Nitrogen in Water

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: Bayer has signed a 10-year power purchase agreement with Iberdrola to procure clean energy supply for its ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
EESL to Install 100 MW of Solar Projects To Support Goan Farmers

EESL to Install 100 MW of Solar Projects to Support Goan Farmers

The Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Department of New and Renewable Energy (DNRE) of Goa to implement India’s first convergence project ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
This Process Uses Sunlight to Turn Hazardous Medical Waste into Clean Hydrogen Fuel

This Process Uses Sunlight to Turn Hazardous Medical Waste into Clean Hydrogen Fuel

A joint team of researchers from India and Wales, led by Swansea University researchers, said they were developing a  new process to convert hazardous medical waste into clean hydrogen fuel ...
/ / Biofuel, Other
Daily News Wrap-Up_ China Adds 1.3 GW of Residential Solar Capacity in October 2020

Daily News Wrap-Up: China Adds 1.3 GW of Residential Solar Capacity in October 2020

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: China has installed 1.3 GW of residential solar capacity in October 2020, according to the latest data ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Solar Plus Storage Solutions Provider, Yotta Energy, Raises $5 Million in Seed Funding

Solar Plus Storage Solutions Provider, Yotta Energy, Raises $5 Million in Seed Funding

Yotta Energy, a U.S.-based solar storage solutions provider, announced that it raised $5 million in a seed funding round. Fiftysix Investments, Skyview Ventures, EDP Ventures, and other undisclosed investors participated ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
Daily News Wrap-Up_ EDF Renewables to Supply 250 MW of Solar to Steel Producer Nucor

Daily News Wrap-Up: EDF Renewables to Supply 250 MW of Solar to Steel Producer Nucor

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: EDF Renewables North America and Nucor Corporation have signed a 15-year virtual power purchase agreement (VPPA) for ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy