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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.

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Hybrid Solar Solutions Provider Daystar Power Secures $38 Million in Series B Funding

Hybrid Solar Solutions Provider Daystar Power Secures $38 Million in Series B Funding

Daystar Power, a Nigeria-based hybrid solar power solutions provider, has secured $38 million in a Series B financing round. Denmark's Investment Fund for Developing Countries (IFU) led the funding round, ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
Belectric's US Solar Operations and Maintenance Business Acquired by CAMS

Belectric’s US Solar Operations and Maintenance Business Acquired by CAMS

US-based Consolidated Asset Management Services (CAMS) has acquired Belectric's US solar operations and maintenance (O&M) business, including its 141 operating sites across 11 states. With this acquisition, the company continues ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
Daily News Wrap-Up_ US EIA Expects 19.5 GW of Solar Additions in 2021

Daily News Wrap-Up: US EIA Expects 19.5 GW of Solar Additions in 2021

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: Qair, a France-based independent power producer, has completed applications to obtain permits for 500 MW of solar ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Daily News Wrap-Up_ Adani Green Commissions a 25 MW Solar Project in Uttar Pradesh

Daily News Wrap-Up: Adani Green Commissions a 25 MW Solar Project in Uttar Pradesh

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: Adani Solar Energy Chitrakoot One, a step-down subsidiary of Adani Green Energy, has commissioned a 25 MW ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Eden Renewables, SoftBank to Build Transmission Lines For 600 MW Solar Projects in Rajasthan

Eden Renewables, SoftBank to Build Transmission Lines For 600 MW Solar Projects in Rajasthan

The Central Electricity Authority (CEA) has provided approval to special purpose vehicles of Eden Renewables and SoftBank Energy to construct transmission lines for 300 MW of solar projects each in ...
/ / Grid, T&D
Daily News Wrap-Up_ Sungrow’s Cumulative Inverter Shipment to India Crosses 7 GW

Daily News Wrap-Up: Sungrow’s Cumulative Inverter Shipment to India Crosses 7 GW

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: Sembcorp Energy India, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sembcorp Industries, has secured a 400 MW solar project. The ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
SK Group, Plug Power to Form Joint Venture to Enhance Footprint in Asian Hydrogen Market

SK Group, Plug Power to Form Joint Venture to Enhance Footprint in Asian Hydrogen Market

US-based hydrogen fuel cell provider Plug Power has announced that it is forming a strategic partnership with South Korean conglomerate SK Group to enhance its footprints in the Asian hydrogen ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Other
Daily News Wrap-Up_ Total Solar Completes a 1 MW Solar Carport Project in Chennai

Daily News Wrap-Up: Total Solar Completes a 1 MW Solar Carport Project in Chennai

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: Total Solar Distributed Generation, a division of Total, has completed a 1 MW solar project at Renault ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Electric Two-Wheeler Sales Decline By 5.46% in 2020

Electric Two-Wheeler Sales Decline By 5.46% in 2020

The sale of electric two-wheelers (E-2W) in India stood at 25,735 in 2020, a 5.46% decline compared to 27,224 in 2019, the Society of Manufacturers of Electric Vehicles (SMEV) has ...
/ / Electric Vehicles, Grid
Daily News Wrap-Up_ Jinko Claims 24.9% Efficiency for N-type Monocrystalline Solar Cell

Daily News Wrap-Up: Jinko Claims 24.9% Efficiency for N-type Monocrystalline Solar Cell

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 24.90% for ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
ITC Aims to Become Carbon Neutral by 2030

ITC Aims to Meet its Entire Energy Needs from Renewable Sources by 2030

ITC, an Indian multi-business conglomerate, aims to meet 100% of its entire energy needs from renewable sources by 2030. It aims to achieve a 50% reduction in specific emissions and ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Morocco Issues Tender for 400 MW of Solar Projects

Morocco Issues Tender for 400 MW of Solar Projects

The Moroccan Agency for Sustainable Energy (Masen) has issued a tender to develop 400 MW of solar projects as a part of its Noor PV-II multi-site program. The last date ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Israel Allocates 608.95 MW of Solar Projects to Seven Bidders

Israel Allocates 608.95 MW of Solar Projects to Seven Bidders

Israel’s Electricity Authority has allocated 608.95 MW of solar projects to seven bidders in the country’s second solar tender for a tariff of 0.1745 Israeli Shekel (~$0.054)/kWh. The tariff was ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Daily News Wrap-Up_ KPI Global Signs PPAs to Sell Solar Power to Two Industrial Customers

Daily News Wrap-Up: KPI Global Signs PPAs to Sell Solar Power to Two Industrial Customers

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: TP Renewable Microgrid, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tata Power, has commissioned its 100th solar microgrid project in ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Tata and SIDBI to Give Collateral-Free Loans to MSMEs to Set Up Rooftop Solar Systems

Tata and SIDBI to Give Collateral-Free Loans to MSMEs to Set Up Rooftop Solar Systems

Tata Power has joined hands with the Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) to provide affordable financing for rooftop solar installations by the micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Daily News Wrap-Up_ Tata Motors to Deploy its Electric Cars in Haryana

Daily News Wrap-Up: Tata Motors to Deploy its Electric Cars in Haryana

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: Tata Motors has partnered with the Haryana Renewable Agency to deploy its electric car Nexon EV in ...
/ / Electric Vehicles, Grid
China Added Over 40 GW of Solar Capacity in 2020_ AECEA

China Added Over 40 GW of Solar Capacity in 2020: AECEA

China may have installed up to over 40 GW of solar capacity in 2020 based on preliminary data, according to a new report from the Asia Europe Clean Energy Advisory ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Singapore Issues Tender to Set Up 600 Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

Singapore Issues Tender to Set Up 600 Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

Singapore's Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) and Land Transport Authority have issued a pilot tender to set up charging stations for electric vehicles (EV) at public car parks in the city-state ...
/ / Electric Vehicles, Grid
Companies Expect a Phenomenal Year for Electric Vehicles in 2021_ Industry Reacts

Companies Expect a Phenomenal Year for Electric Vehicles in 2021: Industry Reacts

The manufacturing and sales activity were impacted by COVID-19 in the Electric Vehicle (EV) segment in India in the first half of 2020 due to a lengthy lockdown and exodus ...
Daily News Wrap-Up_ Adani Green Commissions 100 MW Solar Project in Gujarat

Daily News Wrap-Up: Adani Green Commissions 100 MW Solar Project in Gujarat

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: Adani Solar Energy Kutch Two, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Adani Green Energy (AGEL), has commissioned a 100 ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Power Producers Say TANGEDCO Demanding Heavy Discounts on Pending Dues

Tamil Nadu DISCOM Demanding Heavy Discounts on Pending Dues: Power Producers

The Association of Power Producers (APP) has complained that Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation (TANGEDCO) is forcing them to accept heavy discounts on dues payable. In a letter to ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Mercom India's Most Read News Stories from 2020

Mercom India’s Most Read News Stories from 2020

2020 is almost behind us. The year threw unique challenges at us while some interesting developments took shape in the renewable industry. Mercom revisits announcements and policy developments that interested ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Daily News Wrap-Up_ Vikram Solar Commissions a 10 MW Solar Project in West Bengal

Daily News Wrap-Up: Vikram Solar Commissions a 10 MW Solar Project in West Bengal

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: Vikram Solar, a solar module manufacturer and EPC solutions provider, has commissioned a 10 MW solar project ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
AMP Capital and Sterlite Power to Jointly Develop Power Transmission Projects in India

AMP Capital and Sterlite Power to Jointly Develop Power Transmission Projects in India

Australia-based investment manager AMP Capital announced that it has established a 50:50 partnership with power transmission infrastructure developer Sterlite Power to develop power transmission projects in India. The two companies ...
/ / Grid, T&D
Coal India to Set Up Integrated Solar Wafer Manufacturing Facility

Daily News Wrap-Up: Himachal Pradesh Allots 501 MW of Hydroelectric Projects to SJVN

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: Himachal Pradesh Government has allocated 501 MW of hydroelectric projects to state-owned power producer SJVN. The 104 ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy