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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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This Prototype Can Enhance Efficiency of Concentrating Solar Projects

This Prototype Can Enhance Efficiency of Concentrating Solar Projects

A team of researchers from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and Acciona Solar Power claimed that they had developed a technology that can enhance the efficiency and revenue of ...
/ / Solar, Technology
Audi to Set Up a Joint Venture With China's FAW to Manufacture Electric Vehicles

Audi to Set Up a Joint Venture With China’s FAW to Manufacture Electric Vehicles

Audi, a German luxury automobile manufacturer, announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with China's state-owned automobile company FAW to launch a joint venture to produce electric vehicles ...
/ / Electric Vehicles, Grid
Here is How Much Money Rooftop Solar Systems Can Save Households (1)

Here is How Much Money Rooftop Solar Systems Can Save for Households

This is the second article in a series that explains all you need to know before installing a solar system on your rooftop. The first article focused on the specifics ...
/ / Consumers, Solar
Daily News Wrap-Up_ GE to Supply Turbines for SB Energy’s Wind Project in Madhya Pradesh

Daily News Wrap-Up: GE to Supply Turbines for SB Energy’s Wind Project in Madhya Pradesh

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcement of the day from around the world: SB Energy has selected GE Renewable Energy to supply, install, and commission 121 units of its 2.7-132 onshore wind ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
GE to Help a 485 MW Ohio Power Facility to Operate on 100% Green Hydrogen

GE to Help a 485 MW Ohio Power Facility to Operate on 100% Green Hydrogen

Long Ridge Energy Terminal has joined hands with New Fortress Energy (NFE) and General Electric (GE) to transition its 485 MW combined-cycle power project to operate on carbon-free hydrogen. The ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Daily News Wrap-Up_ REC Silicon to Resume Solar Wafer Production for Violet Power

Daily News Wrap-Up: REC Silicon to Resume Solar Wafer Production for Violet Power

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcement of the day from around the world: REC Silicon ASA, a U.S.-based advanced silicon material producer, and Violet Energy Corporation have joined hands to ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
CLP Wind Farms Raises Nearly ₹3 Billion Through Green Bonds

CLP Wind Farms Raises Nearly ₹3 Billion Through Green Bonds

CLP Wind Farms (India)  said it raised ₹2.96 billion (~$40.51 million) through its green bonds - financial instruments designed to raise money for climate and sustainability-related projects and activities. The ...
/ / Wind
Total and Google Cloud Develop a Tool that Can Predict the Solar Potential of Rooftops

Total and Google Cloud Develop a Tool that Can Predict the Solar Potential of Rooftops

Total, a France-based oil and gas major, and Google Cloud have jointly developed Solar Mapper, a tool to predict rooftop solar energy potential. The tool aims to enhance the solar ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Bihar Issues Empanelment Tender for 20 MW of Residential Rooftop Solar Systems

Bihar Issues Empanelment Tender for 20 MW of Residential Rooftop Solar Systems

The North Bihar Power Distribution Company Limited (NBPDCL) has invited a Request for Proposal to empanel vendors to install 20 MW of residential rooftop solar systems in the state. Interested ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Daily News Wrap-Up_ JA Solar Supplies Modules for Spain's First Floating Solar Project

Daily News Wrap-Up: JA Solar Supplies Modules for Spain’s First Floating Solar Project

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: JA Solar has supplied its solar modules for Spain's first grid-connected floating solar project. The 1.1 MW ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Daily News Wrap-Up_ Warner Bros Theme Park to be Abu Dhabi's Largest Rooftop Solar Project

Daily News Wrap-Up: Warner Bros Theme Park to be Abu Dhabi’s Largest Rooftop Solar Project

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcement of the day from around the world: Duke Energy, a U.S.-based power holding company, has unveiled its plans to double its renewable energy portfolio ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
President Trump Goes After Duty Exemption for Bifacial Solar Modules, Wants 18% Duty

President Trump Goes After Duty Exemption for Bifacial Solar Modules, Wants 18% Duty

President of the United States, Donald Trump, has signed a proclamation emphasizing his support to revoke the exclusion of several imported bifacial solar panels from safeguard duty imposition. The President ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
No Road Tax for Electric Vehicles in Delhi

No Road Tax for Electric Vehicles in Delhi

The Delhi Government has exempted road tax on all battery electric vehicles (EVs). The transport department issued a notification saying that the Delhi government has exempted the tax on all ...
/ / Electric Vehicles, Grid
Daily News Wrap-Up_ NTPC Incorporates a Subsidiary for Renewable Energy Business (1)

Daily News Wrap-Up: NTPC Incorporates a Subsidiary for Renewable Energy Business

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcement of the day from around the world: Fastned, Tesla, and Seed & Greet opened  Ladepark Kreuz Hilden, Germany's largest fast-charging facility. At the charging ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Researchers Develop a Process to Enhance Efficiency of Hot-Carrier Solar Cells

Researchers Develop a Process to Enhance Efficiency of Hot-Carrier Solar Cells

A team of researchers from the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and the University of Tennessee claimed that they had developed a process to slow phonos - the waves that ...
/ / Solar, Technology
Researchers Develop a Sustainable Redox Flow Battery with Vanillin

Researchers Develop a Sustainable Redox Flow Battery with Vanillin

Researchers at TU Graz University claimed that they had developed a redox flow battery that utilizes conventional vanillin instead of liquid electrolyte, which could make the battery more environment friendly ...
/ / Energy Storage, Technology
This New Dispensing Technology Promises Higher Electricity Yield from Silicon Solar Cells

This New Dispensing Technology Promises Higher Electricity Yield from Silicon Solar Cells

HighLine Technology GmbH, a spin-off of Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy System ISE, claimed that it has developed a new dispensing technology, which enhances the electricity yield of silicon solar ...
/ / Solar, Technology
Researchers Develop a Polymer to Enhance Efficiency of Redox Flow Batteries

Researchers Develop a Polymer to Enhance Efficiency of Redox Flow Batteries

Researchers at the Friedrich Schiller University claimed that they have developed a new polymer electrolyte for redox flow batteries that enhances its efficiency and heat-resistance capacity. Redox flow batteries are ...
/ / Energy Storage, Technology
72% YoY Rise in Registrations for Electric Two-Wheelers in September 2020

72% YoY Rise in Registrations for Electric Two-Wheelers in September 2020

India's electric two-wheeler industry is showing signs of revival, the latest report by the Society of Manufacturers of Electric Vehicles (SMEV) suggests. The registration of high-speed electric two-wheelers (E-2W) stood ...
/ / Electric Vehicles, Grid
Daily News Wrap-Up_ Novus Green Wins a 15 MW Floating Solar Project in Telangana

Daily News Wrap-Up: Novus Green Wins a 15 MW Floating Solar Project in Telangana

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcement of the day from around the world: Novus Green, a Telangana-based renewable energy company, has been awarded a 15 MW (19.5 MW DC) floating ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Floating Solar in Hydropower Projects Could Generate 7.6 TW of Energy Annually

Floating Solar in Hydropower Projects Could Generate 7.6 TW of Energy Annually

A hybrid system combining floating solar and hydropower projects may have the potential to generate a significant amount of clean energy annually. According to a research report by the National ...
/ / Floating Solar, Solar
Daily News Wrap-Up_ RenewSys India Ramps Up Production of Solar Module Components

Daily News Wrap-Up: RenewSys India Ramps Up Production of Solar Module Components

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcement of the day from around the world: RenewSys India Private Limited announced that it had increased its manufacturing capacity of encapsulant (EVA& POE) lines ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Daily News Wrap-Up_ ANDRITZ to Supply Equipment for a 1.2 GW Pumped Storage Project in India

Daily News Wrap-Up: ANDRITZ to Supply Equipment for a 1.2 GW Pumped Storage Project in India

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcement of the day from around the world: Austria’s ANDRITZ has received a contract from GreenKo Energy to supply electromechanical equipment for a 1.2 GW ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Daily News Wrap-Up_ Dollar Industries Commissions a 4 MW Solar Project in Tamil Nadu

Daily News Wrap-Up: Dollar Industries Commissions a 4 MW Solar Project in Tamil Nadu

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcement of the day from around the world: Dollar Industries Limited has commissioned a 4 MW solar project at its manufacturing facility in Tirupur, Tamil ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Facebook to Buy 100 MW of Solar Energy from Sunseap to Power Operations in Singapore

Facebook to Buy 100 MW of Solar Energy from Sunseap to Power Operations in Singapore

Sunseap Group, a Singapore-based solar energy company, announced that it signed a virtual power purchase agreement with Facebook to supply around 100 MW of solar energy from over 1,200 rooftop ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar