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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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U.S. Solar Energy Industries Association Prepares Policy Agenda for Biden Government

US Solar Energy Industries Association Prepares Policy Agenda for Biden Government

The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) of the United States announced that it has prepared a legislative and executive agenda for 2021. SEIA asked President-elect Biden and the new Congress ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Daily News Wrap-Up_ Reliance to Invest $50M in US-Based BEV for Clean Energy Solutions

Daily News Wrap-Up: Reliance to Invest $50M in US-Based BEV for Clean Energy Solutions

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: Reliance has entered into a definitive agreement to invest up to $50 million in Breakthrough Energy Ventures ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
European Ultracapacitor Manufacturer Skeleton Technologies Raises €41.3 million

European Ultracapacitor Manufacturer Skeleton Technologies Raises €41.3 Million

Skeleton Technologies, an Estonia-based manufacturer of ultracapacitor-based energy storage, announced that it raised €41.3 million (~$48.5 million) in a Series D financing round from a group of investors. With this ...
Daily News Wrap-Up_ IREDA Disbursed ₹87.58 billion in Loans or 5.67 GW of Renewables

Daily News Wrap-Up: IREDA Disbursed ₹87.58 Billion in Loans for 5.67 GW of Renewables

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: The Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency Limited (IREDA) has approved renewable energy loans worth ₹126.96 billion (~$ ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Japan’s Toshiba to Stop Taking Construction Orders for Coal-Fired Plants

Japan’s Toshiba to Stop Taking Construction Orders for Coal-Fired Plants

Toshiba, a Japan-based conglomerate, announced that it would not take any new orders for the construction work of coal-fired thermal facilities. The company is planning to shift towards renewable energy ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
LONGi, Jinko, Adani_ India's Largest Solar Module Suppliers in First Half of 2020

LONGi, Jinko, Adani: India’s Largest Solar Module Suppliers in First Half of 2020

LONGi Solar, Jinko Solar, and Adani emerged as the top three solar modules suppliers in India in the first half (1H) of the calendar year (CY) 2020. According to Mercom's ...
/ / Mercom Research Focus, Other
A Liquid Window That Can Bring Down Energy Consumption of Buildings By Up to 45%

A Liquid Window That Can Bring Down Energy Consumption of Buildings By Up to 45%

Researchers at the Nanyang Technological University claim that they have developed a liquid window panel that can reduce buildings' energy consumption by up to 45%. The researchers said that the ...
/ / Energy Efficiency, Other
Daily News Wrap-Up_ Hero to Exchange Two-Wheelers for Electric Scooters

Daily News Wrap-Up: Hero to Exchange Two-Wheelers for Electric Scooters

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: Orsted and bp have agreed to jointly develop a potential large-scale renewable hydrogen project at bp’s Lingen ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
These Transparent Solar Cells Can Generate Power Under Low-Light Conditions

These Transparent Solar Cells Can Generate Power Under Low-Light Conditions

Researchers at the Incheon National University claimed that they have designed a transparent solar cell that can generate power even under low-light conditions. The researchers explained that traditional solar cells, ...
/ / Solar, Technology
All DISCOMs Asked to Comply with Energy Conservation Act to Cut Electricity Losses

All DISCOMs Asked to Comply with Energy Conservation Act to Cut Electricity Losses

The Ministry of Power (MoP) issued a notification to cover all distribution companies (DISCOMs) under the purview of the Energy Conservation (EC) Act, 2001, to help reduce electricity losses and ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Daily News Wrap-Up_ Italy's Snam to Develop Hydrogen Supply Chain in India

Daily News Wrap-Up: Italy’s Snam to Develop Hydrogen Supply Chain in India

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: Snam, an Italy-based energy infrastructure company, has entered into the Indian renewable energy market with a series ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Daily News Wrap-Up_ Airports Authority of India Signs Pact With NVVN for Solar and EVs

Daily News Wrap-Up: Airports Authority of India Signs Pact With NVVN for Solar and EVs

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: Airports Authority of India has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with NTPC Vidhyut Vihar Nigam Limited to ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
This Method of Deploying Bifacial Solar Modules Could Reduce LCOE of Large Solar Projects

This Method of Deploying Bifacial Solar Modules Could Reduce LCOE of Large Solar Projects

Researchers at Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin (HZB) claimed that they had developed an illumination model for deploying bifacial solar modules for large-scale solar projects, decreasing the levelized cost of electricity (LCOE) for ...
/ / Solar, Technology
ADB Offers Over $10 Million to the Maldives to Swap Diesel-Based Grids with Renewables

ADB Offers Over $10 Million to the Maldives to Swap Diesel-Based Grids with Renewables

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) announced that it approved a concessional loan worth $7.74 million and a project grant worth $2.73 million to advance the existing 'Preparing Outer Islands for ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Companies Come Together to Promote Sustainable Agriculture With Carbon Credits

Companies Come Together to Promote Sustainable Agriculture With Carbon Credits

Several global companies have committed to supporting farmers in the United States through agricultural carbon credits. Indigo Agriculture, a U.S.-based agricultural technology company, announced that it had secured commitments from ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
ADB Extends Nearly $133 Million to Modernize Meghalaya’s Power Distribution System

ADB Extends Nearly $133 Million to Modernize Meghalaya’s Power Distribution System

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) announced that it has approved a $132.8 million loan to modernize the power distribution network in Meghalaya. The loan will be utilized to support a ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Daily News Wrap-Up_ Adani Solar Jodhpur Commissions a 50 MW of Solar Project

Daily News Wrap-Up: Adani Solar Jodhpur Commissions a 50 MW of Solar Project

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: Adani Solar Energy Jodhpur Two Limited commissioned a 50 MW solar power project as an independent power ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
SECI and OREDA Come Together to Develop Agro-Photovoltaic Projects in Odisha

SECI and OREDA Come Together to Develop Agro-Photovoltaic Projects in Odisha

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Odisha Renewable Energy Development Agency (OREDA) to develop solar energy projects in the state ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Daily News Wrap-Up_ Jaguar Land Rover India Opens Bookings for its All-Electric SUV

Daily News Wrap-Up: Jaguar Land Rover India Opens Bookings for its All-Electric SUV

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs chaired by the Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi has approved ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
China Adds 18.7 GW of Solar Capacity in First Nine Months of 2020

China Adds 18.7 GW of Solar Capacity in First Nine Months of 2020

China has installed 18.7 GW of solar capacity in the first nine months of 2020, an increase of 17% compared to 16 GW installed during the same period in 2019, ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Daily News Wrap-Up_ Lender for Renewables, IREDA Gets Revenue Target of ₹24.06 Billion

Daily News Wrap-Up: Lender for Renewables, IREDA Gets Revenue Target of ₹24.06 Billion

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: The Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Ministry of ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
CenterPoint Properties Raises $250 Million Through Green Bonds

CenterPoint Properties Raises $250 Million Through Green Bonds

CenterPoint Properties, a U.S.-based industrial real-estate company, announced the closing of its inaugural green bond issuance. The company raised $250 million through the private placement of the green bonds. Green ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Other
Daily News Wrap-Up: Germany Added 388 MW of Solar Capacity in September

Daily News Wrap-Up: Germany Added 388 MW of Solar Capacity in September

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: In September 2020, Germany's total solar installations stood at 387.6 MW, a decline of 13 MW compared ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Infosys Announces Carbon Neutrality

Infosys Announces Carbon Neutrality

Infosys, a leading Indian information technology company, announced that it has become carbon neutral 30 years ahead of the Paris Agreement's target year of 2050. In June 2020, Infosys signed ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
MCX and IEX Sign Licensing Agreement to Launch Electricity Derivatives in India

MCX and IEX Sign Licensing Agreement to Launch Electricity Derivatives in India

The Multi-Commodity Exchange of India (MCX) announced that it has entered into a licensing agreement with the Indian Energy Exchange (IEX) to launch electricity derivatives in the country. Derivatives refer ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy