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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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Government Seeks Proposals to Resolve Digital Challenges in Green Energy Transition

Government Calls for Proposals to Resolve Digital Challenges in Green Energy Transition

The Department of Science and Technology (DST) has issued a call for research, development, and demonstration projects that can identify and resolve significant challenges in digital transformation for the green ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
EBRD, GEF and DEG Provide $31.2 Million Loan to Yellow Door for Solar Projects in Jordan

EBRD, GEF and DEG Provide $31.2 Million Loan to Yellow Door for Solar Projects in Jordan

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and DEG have provided a $10.6 million loan in local currency to Yellow Door Energy, a UAE-based renewable energy company, to develop ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
Daily Wrap-Up_ Blockchain Technology Guarantees Renewable Origin of Green Hydrogen

Daily News Wrap-Up: Blockchain Technology Guarantees Renewable Origin of Green Hydrogen

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: ACCIONA has developed a platform based on blockchain technology that guarantees the renewable origin of green hydrogen. With ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Israel's E-Mobility Company REE Automotive to go Public in a $3.6 Billion SPAC Deal

Israel’s E-Mobility Company REE Automotive to go Public in a $3.6 Billion SPAC Deal

REE Automotive, an Israel-based e-mobility company, has signed a merger agreement for a business combination with 10X Capital Venture Acquisition Corporation, a special purpose vehicle company (SPAC), resulting in REE ...
/ / Electric Vehicles, Grid
Daily News Wrap-Up_ Power Finance Corporation Raises $500 Million Through USD Bonds

Daily News Wrap-Up: Power Finance Corporation Raises $500 Million Through USD Bonds

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: Power Finance Corporation has raised $500 million through the issuance of USD-denominated bonds under the Reg S ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Avaada, Ayana to Build Transmission Lines for 650 MW of Solar Projects

Avaada, Ayana to Build Transmission Lines for 650 MW of Solar Projects

The Central Electricity Authority (CEA) has provided approval to Avaada Energy and Ayana Renewable Power to construct transmission lines for 350 MW and 300 MW of solar projects, respectively, in ...
/ / Grid, T&D
Daily News Wrap-Up_ Tata Motors to Deploy Electric Vehicles in Goa

Daily News Wrap-Up: Tata Motors to Deploy Electric Vehicles in Goa

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: The United Kingdom added 11.8 MW of solar capacity in December 2020, according to the latest data ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Kenya Power Issues Tender to Develop Captive Solar Projects of up to 10 MW

Kenya Power Issues Tender to Develop Captive Solar Projects of up to 10 MW

Kenya Power and Lighting Company has invited expression of interest from companies to finance, develop and operate captive solar projects of capacities ranging between 500 kW and 10 MW on ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Panasonic to Wind Up its Solar Cells and Modules Manufacturing Business

Panasonic to Wind Up its Solar Cells and Modules Manufacturing Business

Panasonic Corporation, a Japan-based electronics company, has announced that it will wind up the production of solar products at its facilities in Malaysia and Japan by the end of the ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
PGCIL Bags Three Transmission Projects to Evacuate 8.1 GW of Solar Power

PGCIL Bags Three Transmission Projects to Evacuate 8.1 GW of Solar Power

Power Grid Corporation (PGCIL) of India, a state-owned power transmission company, has bagged three power transmission projects in Rajasthan through competitive bidding. These are built to evacuate 8.1 GW of ...
/ / Grid, T&D
Solar Installations in Germany Increased by 21% With 4.8 GW in 2020

Solar Installations in Germany Increased by 21% With 4.8 GW in 2020

Germany installed 4.8 GW of solar capacity in 2020, a 21% year-over-year increase compared to 4.03 GW in 2019, according to the latest number announced by the federal network agency ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Daily News Wrap-up_ Adani Green Commissions 100 MW of Solar Projects in Uttar Pradesh

Daily News Wrap-Up: Adani Green Commissions 100 MW of Solar Projects in Uttar Pradesh

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: Adani Solar Energy Four, a subsidiary of Adani Green Energy, has commissioned 100 MW of solar projects ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Western Australia’s Bid for Producing Renewable Hydrogen Gets Good Response

Western Australia’s Bid for Producing Renewable Hydrogen Gets Good Response

The Government of Western Australia has received 65 expressions of interest (EoI) for producing and exporting hydrogen at the greenfields Oakajee Strategic Industrial Area. The strong response follows the global ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Global Green Bond Issuance Reached a Record High of $269.5 Billion in 2020: Report

Global Green Bond Issuance Reached a Record High of $269.5 Billion in 2020: Report

Global green bond issuance reached a record high of $269.5 billion in 2020, a 1.12% increase compared to $266.5 billion in 2019, due to a late surge in the second ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Daily News Wrap-Up: General Motors Aims to Become Carbon Neutral by 2040

Daily News Wrap-Up: General Motors Aims to Become Carbon Neutral by 2040

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: General Motors has unveiled plans to become carbon neutral in its global products and operations by 2040 ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Residential Solar Company Sunlight Financial to Go Public in a $1.3 Billion SPAC Deal

Residential Solar Company Sunlight Financial to Go Public in a $1.3 Billion SPAC Deal

Sunlight Financial, a U.S.-based residential solar financing platform, has signed an agreement for a business combination with Apollo Global Management-backed Spartan Acquisition Corporation II, a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC), ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
Daily News Wrap-Up_ Tata Power Solar to Build a 95 MW Solar Project for GSECL

Daily News Wrap-Up: Tata Power Solar to Build a 95 MW Solar Project for GSECL

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: Tata Power Solar has received a 'Letter of Award' to build a 95 MW of ground-mounted solar ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Residential Solar Financing Company Loanpal Receives $800 Million in Funding

Residential Solar Financing Company Loanpal Receives $800 Million in Funding

Loanpal, a solar loan origination platform that finances solar systems and batteries, has secured over $800 million in funding in its first external investment round. The investment round was led ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
Spain Awards 2.034 GW of Solar and 998 MW of Wind Projects in Latest Auction

Spain Awards 2 GW of Solar and 998 MW of Wind Projects in Latest Auction

Spain has allocated 3.034 GW of renewable energy capacity in its first renewable energy auction since 2017. In the auction held by the Ministry for the Ecological Transition, 2.034 GW ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Daily News Wrap-Up_ Sterling and Wilson Commissions a 25 MW Solar Project in Oman

Daily News Wrap-Up: Sterling and Wilson Commissions a 25 MW Solar Project in Oman

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: Sterling and Wilson Solar has commissioned a 25 MW solar project in Oman. Shell, a global energy ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
European Commission to Provide €2.9 Billion to Support Battery Innovation

European Commission to Provide €2.9 Billion to Support Battery Innovation

The European Commission (EC) has agreed to provide up to €2.9 billion (~$3.52 billion) to support the 'European Battery Innovation' project for research and innovation in the battery value chain ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Other
First Solar To Sell 10 GW of its US Solar Project Platform to Leeward Renewable Energy

First Solar To Sell 10 GW of its US Solar Project Platform to Leeward Renewable Energy

First Solar, a U.S.-based solar panels manufacturer, has signed an agreement with Leeward Renewable Energy to sell its utility-scale solar project platform of around 10 GWac. The transaction will be ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
Daily News Wrap-Up_ Tata Power Solar Bags ₹12 Billion EPC Order for a 320 MW Solar Project

Daily News Wrap-Up: Tata Power Solar Bags ₹12 Billion EPC Order for a 320 MW Solar Project

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: Tata Power Solar, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tata Power, has received a Letter of Award to construct ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Solar Power to Cost 15% to 25% Less in the Upcoming Decade: Report

Solar Power to Cost 15% to 25% Less in the Upcoming Decade: Report

The cost of solar power has declined 90% over the past two decades, and it is expected to go down another 15% to 25% in the upcoming decade, Wood Mackenzie ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Electric Charging Network Provider EVgo Services To Go Public in a $2.6 Billion SPAC Deal

Electric Charging Network Provider EVgo Services To Go Public in a $2.6 Billion SPAC Deal

EVgo Services,  a wholly-owned subsidiary of LS Power and electric vehicle charging infrastructure provider, has signed a definitive agreement for a business combination with Climate Change Crisis Real Impact I ...
/ / Electric Vehicles, Grid