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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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Adani Green to Acquire a 20 MW Solar Project in Uttar Pradesh

Adani Green to Acquire a 20 MW Solar Project in Uttar Pradesh

Adani Green Energy (AGEL) has signed a security purchase agreement with Hindustan Cleanenergy and Peridot Power Ventures to acquire Spinel Energy and Infrastructure (SEIL)'s total share capital and securities. SEIL ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
Daily News Wrap-Up_ Windel and Canadian Solar to Develop 1.4 GW of Solar Projects

Daily News Wrap-Up: Windel and Canadian Solar to Develop 1.4 GW of Solar Projects

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: Windel Capital has signed a project development agreement with Canadian Solar to co-develop 1.4 GW of solar ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Australia Added 249 MW of Rooftop Solar Capacity in November 2020

Australia Added 249 MW of Rooftop Solar Capacity in November 2020

Australia installed 249 MW of rooftop solar capacity in November 2020, a 7.32% increase compared to 232 MW in the same period last year, according to data released by the ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Rhode Island Aims to Meet All its Energy Demand From Renewables by 2030

Rhode Island Aims to Meet All its Energy Demand From Renewables by 2030

The state of Rhode Island in the U.S. aims to meet 100% of its energy demand from renewable energy sources by 2030. Gina Raimondo, the governor of Rhode Island, signed ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
New Nanostructured Alloy Could Revolutionize Aqueous Battery Manufacturing

New Nanostructured Alloy Could Revolutionize Aqueous Battery Manufacturing

Researchers at the Oregon State University College of Engineering have claimed to develop a battery anode based on new zinc and manganese-based nanostructured alloy that could change the way of ...
/ / Energy Storage, Technology
Eco-Friendly ZTO Buffer Developed for Kesterite Solar Cell

Eco-Friendly ZTO Buffer Developed for Kesterite Solar Cell

Researchers at Incheon National University claimed that they had developed a new eco-friendly ZTO buffer that can be used in solar panels instead of existing buffers made with toxic materials ...
/ / Manufacturing, Solar
Combining Off-Grid Solar System and Pumped Hydro Storage for Steady Power Generation

Combining Off-Grid Solar System and Pumped Hydro Storage for Steady Power Generation

Researchers at the National Institute of Technology Kurukshetra claimed that they developed a system that could be utilized to provide electricity access in rural areas of developing countries. The researchers ...
/ / Off-grid, Solar
PMI Electro Mobility and Panasonic Partner to Set Up EV Charging Stations in 17 Cities

PMI Electro Mobility and Panasonic Partner to Set Up EV Charging Stations in 17 Cities

Panasonic Life Solutions India, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation, has joined hands with PMI Electro Mobility Solutions, a manufacturer of ‘zero-emission’ commercial vehicles, to set up electric vehicle (EV) ...
/ / Electric Vehicles, Grid
What the Electric Vehicle Industry Wants from Budget 2021

What the Electric Vehicle Industry Wants from Budget 2021

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will present the Union Budget on February 1, 2021.  The budget, the first after the COVID-19 pandemic, will be keenly watched by the renewable energy sector ...
/ / Electric Vehicles, Grid
Daily News Wrap-Up: India and Uzbekistan Sign MoU for Solar Energy Cooperation

Daily News Wrap-Up: India and Uzbekistan Sign MoU for Solar Energy Cooperation

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: The Government of India has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Uzbekistan for cooperation in the ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Investment of ₹52.81 Billion for an 850 MW Hydropower Project in Jammu & Kashmir Approved

Investment of ₹52.81 Billion for an 850 MW Hydropower Project in Jammu & Kashmir Approved

The Union Cabinet has approved an investment of ₹52.81 billion (~$723.43 million) for the 850 MW Ratle Hydropower project, located on the Chenab river in the Kisthwar district of Jammu ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
China Adds 48.2 GW of Solar Capacity in 2020, its Second Best Year on Record

China Adds 48.2 GW of Solar Capacity in 2020, its Second Best Year on Record

China has installed 48.2 GW of solar capacity in 2020, a 60% year-over-year increase compared to 30.11 GW in 2019, according to the latest data from the National Energy Administration ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Daily News Wrap-Up_ Adani Green Energy Commissions a 150 MW Solar Project in Gujarat

Daily News Wrap-Up: Adani Green Energy Commissions a 150 MW Solar Project in Gujarat

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: Adani Solar Energy Kutchh One, a step-down subsidiary of Adani Green Energy, has commissioned a 150 MWac ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Daily News Wrap-Up_ ACCIONA and Enagas Launch a Green Hydrogen Project in Spain

Daily News Wrap-Up: ACCIONA and Enagas Launch a Green Hydrogen Project in Spain

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: Technical Fibre Products has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire PV3 Technologies, a developer and manufacturer ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Tigo Energy Secures $20 Million From Energy Growth Momentum in Funding

Smart Solar Module Technology Provider Tigo Energy Secures $20 Million in Funding

Tigo Energy, a U.S.-based smart solar module technology provider, has secured a $20 million investment in the latest funding round led by Energy Growth Momentum, a U.K.-based investment firm. The ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
French Oil and Gas Major Total to Acquire 20% Stake in Adani Green

French Oil and Gas Major Total to Acquire 20% Stake in Adani Green for $2.5 Billion

Total, a French oil and gas major, has acquired a 20% minority interest in Adani Green Energy (AGEL)  from Adani Group. The two partners agreed to the acquisition of a ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Other
Naturgy Enters the US Renewable Energy Market with Acquisition of Hamel Renewables

Naturgy Enters the US Renewable Energy Market with Acquisition of Hamel Renewables

Naturgy, a Spain-based gas and energy utility company, has entered into the U.S. renewable energy market by acquiring a U.S.-based solar and storage development platform Hamel Renewables. The acquisition incorporates ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
Daily News Wrap-Up_ Total, 174 Power Global to Develop 1.6 GW of Solar Projects

Daily News Wrap-Up: Total, 174 Power Global to Develop 1.6 GW of Solar Projects

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: Total and 174 Power Global have signed an agreement to form a 50-50 joint venture to develop ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Wartsila and Fluence to Supply 1 GW of Grid-Scale Battery Storage to AGL in Australia

Wartsila and Fluence to Supply 1 GW of Grid-Scale Battery Storage to AGL in Australia

AGL Energy, an Australia-based energy company, has signed non-exclusive framework agreements with energy storage technology companies Wartsila and Fluence to supply up to 1 GW of grid-scale battery storage. AGL ...
/ / Energy Storage, Large Scale
€5 Million Awarded to Study Feasibility of Offshore Green Hydrogen Production

€5 Million Awarded to Study Feasibility of Offshore Green Hydrogen Production

The Fuel Cells and Hydrogen 2 Joint Undertaking, a public-private partnership of the European Commission, has awarded €5 million (~$6.08 million) in funding to a consortium to explore the feasibility ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Oxford PV’s New Record Efficiency of 29.52% for Perovskite Silicon Tandem Solar Cells

Oxford PV’s New Record Efficiency of 29.52% for Perovskite Silicon Tandem Solar Cells

Oxford PV, an Oxford University spin-off company, announced a new record efficiency of 29.52% for its perovskite silicon tandem solar cell. This record efficiency has been certified by the National ...
/ / Solar, Technology
US Clean Energy Industry Lost 429,300 Jobs Since February 2020 Due to COVID-19

US Clean Energy Industry Lost 429,300 Jobs Since February 2020 Due to COVID-19

The US clean energy industry ended last year with the lowest number of workers since 2015 due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a recent report by ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Solar Sector Sees Broad-based Recovery, Funding Rises by 24% in 2020

Solar Sector Sees Broad-based Recovery, Funding Rises by 24% in 2020

The global corporate funding into the solar sector - including venture capital (VC), private equity (PE), debt financing, and public market financing - increased 24% to $14.5 billion in 2020 ...
Banking Charges, Ambiguity on Net Metering Rules Major Glitches in Gujarat Solar Policy

Banking Charges, Ambiguity on Net Metering Rules Major Glitches in Gujarat Solar Policy

The solar industry believes the Gujarat government's new solar policy is a mixed bag of positive and negative initiatives for the sector. The Gujarat government announced the new 'Gujarat Solar ...
Daily News Wrap-Up_ TresMoto a Smart EV Startup Backed by Shell Raises Seed Funding

Daily News Wrap-Up: Bengaluru-based Smart EV Startup TresMoto Raises Seed Funding

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: Jinko Solar, a solar module manufacturer, claims to have achieved a record conversion efficiency of 23.01% for ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy