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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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Storage Solutions Provider Yotta Energy Raises $13 Million in Series A Funding

Storage Solutions Provider Yotta Energy Raises $13 Million in Series A Funding

Yotta Energy, a U.S.-based energy storage solution provider, has raised $13 million in a Series A funding round. The company has raised a funding of $20 million to date. WIND ...
Daily News Wrap-Up: NTPC Commissions an 80 MW Solar Project in Rajasthan

Daily News Wrap-Up: NTPC Commissions an 80 MW Solar Project in Rajasthan

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: NTPC Limited announced that it had commissioned the first part capacity of 80 MW of the 160 ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
REC Subsidiary to Empanel Solar EPC and O&M Contractors

REC Subsidiary to Empanel Solar EPC and O&M Contractors

REC Power Development and Consultancy Limited (RECPDCL) has issued an expression of interest (EoI) for empanelment of engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC)-cum- operation and maintenance (O&M) contractors for development and ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
India Aims to Become Carbon Neutral by 2070, Sets 500 GW Non-Fossil Energy Target for 2030

India Aims to Become Carbon Neutral by 2070, Sets 500 GW Non-Fossil Energy Target for 2030

India aims to become a net-zero economy by 2070 and has set a target of installing a non-fossil energy capacity of 500 GW by 2030, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Daily News Wrap-up: Graphite India to Build a 35 MW Captive Solar-Wind Hybrid Project

Daily News Wrap-up: Graphite India to Build a 35 MW Captive Solar-Wind Hybrid Project

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: Graphite India Limited, a Kolkata-based carbon and graphite product manufacturing company, said its board of directors approved ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
India's Solar Market Leaders Revealed for the First Half of 2021

India’s Solar Market Leaders Revealed for the First Half of 2021

Mercom India Research has released its latest India Solar Market Leaderboard 1H 2021. The report reveals the Indian solar industry's market leaders from the first half (1H) of the calendar year ...
O&M Tender Issued for a 2 MW Solar Project in Kerala

O&M Tender Issued for a 2 MW Solar Project in Kerala

The Agency for New and Renewable Energy Research and Technology (ANERT) has issued a request for selection (RfS) of vendors for the operation and maintenance (O&M) of its 2 MW ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
REC Limited’s Loans to Renewable Energy Sector Down 68% YoY in Q2 FY 2022

REC Limited’s Loans to Renewable Energy Sector Down 68% YoY in Q2 FY 2022

REC Limited, a public infrastructure finance company, involved in financing power projects, recorded a 15% year-over-year (YoY) growth in its total income in the second quarter (Q2) of the financial ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Other
NTPC Reissues Balance of System Tender for the 735 MW Nokh Solar Project in Rajasthan

NTPC Reissues Balance of System Tender for the 735 MW Nokh Solar Project in Rajasthan

NTPC Limited  has reissued a tender for a balance of system (BOS) package for the 735 (3×245) MW Nokh solar power project in Rajasthan. The average annual turnover requirement for ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Empanelment Tender to Install Rooftop and Small Solar Projects in Uttarakhand

Empanelment Tender to Install Rooftop and Small Solar Projects in Uttarakhand

The Uttarakhand Renewable Energy Development Agency (UREDA) has floated a tender for the empanelment of engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contractors to install grid-connected rooftop solar systems and small solar ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
BHEL Invites EoI from Polycrystalline and Mono PERC Solar Module Suppliers

BHEL Invites EoI from Polycrystalline and Mono PERC Solar Module Suppliers

Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has invited expression of interest from the global manufacturers of solar photovoltaic (PV) modules to enter into a memorandum of understanding (MoU). The MoU is ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Solar, EV, EPC, NTPC, Tata Motors, BluSmart, Wind

Daily News Wrap-up: NTPC Commissions 17.5 MW of Floating Solar Projects

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: NTPC Limited has commissioned the first part capacity of 17.5 MW of the 100 MW floating solar projects ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Tender Issued for 7.1 million Multicrystalline Silicon Solar Wafers

Tender Issued for 7.1 Million Multicrystalline Silicon Solar Wafers

Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has invited bids for procuring 7.1 million 158.75 mm diamond wire saw (DWS) multicrystalline silicon solar wafers. The last date to submit bids is November ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Tata Power to Jointly Develop 41 MW of Solar Projects With Tata Steel in Jharkhand and Odisha

Tata Power to Jointly Develop 41 MW of Solar Projects With Tata Steel in Jharkhand and Odisha

Tata Power and Tata Steel have joined hands to develop grid-connected solar projects in Jharkhand and Odisha. The companies have signed a 25-year power purchase agreement to develop 41 MW solar projects, including ...
/ / Commercial, Solar
Tata Power’s Renewable Portfolio Grows 10%, Revenue Inches Up to 13% YoY in Q2 FY 2022

Tata Power’s Renewable Portfolio Grows 10%, Revenue Inches Up to 13% YoY in Q2 FY 2022

Tata Power has recorded a revenue of ₹95.02 billion (~$1.26 billion) in the second quarter (Q2) of the financial year (FY) 2022, a 13% growth from ₹84.28 billion (~$1.12 billion) ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
Maharashtra Floats Tender for 444 MW of Solar Projects Under KUSUM Program

Maharashtra Floats Tender for 444 MW of Solar Projects Under KUSUM Program

The Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) has invited bids for 444 MW of decentralized solar projects of 500 kW to 2 MW capacity under component A of the ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Chhattisgarh Regulator Allows 100% Banking of Energy for Captive and Open Access Consumers

Karnataka Tops the State Energy Efficiency Index 2020

Karnataka has topped the State Energy Efficiency Index 2020 (SEEI), scoring 70 points out of 100 on the back of several initiatives to improve energy efficiency in the state. The ...
/ / Energy Efficiency, Other
Daily News Wrap-up: Toyota Kirloskar Motor Shifts to 100% Renewable Energy

Daily News Wrap-up: Toyota Kirloskar Motor Shifts to 100% Renewable Energy

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: Toyota Kirloskar Motor has achieved 100% renewable energy use from June 2021 at its manufacturing facility and ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Adani Raises $700 Million in a Senior Debt Facility for its Power Transmission Projects

Adani Raises $700 Million in a Senior Debt Facility for its Power Transmission Projects

Adani Transmission, the electric power transmission business arm of the Adani Group, has raised $700 million in senior debt facility for its under-construction transmission asset portfolio through definitive agreements signed ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Other
Torrent Power's Revenue Jumps 17% YoY to ₹36.48 Billion in Q2 FY 2021

Torrent Power’s Revenue Jumps 17% YoY to ₹36.48 Billion in Q2 FY 2021

Gujarat-based power generator Torrent Power has recorded a revenue of ₹36.48 billion (~$487.55 million) in the second quarter (Q2) of the financial year (FY) 2022, a 17% year-over-year (YoY) growth from ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Other
Empanelment Tender Issued for EV Charging Point Operators Across India

Empanelment Tender Issued for EV Charging Point Operators Across India

Convergence Energy Services Limited (CESL), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), has issued an expression of interest to empanel electric vehicle (EV) charging point operators across India ...
/ / Electric Vehicles, Grid
Daily News Wrap-up: Sunnova, ChargePoint to Offer Solar with EV Charging for Homeowners

Daily News Wrap-up: Sunnova, ChargePoint to Offer Solar with EV Charging for Homeowners

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: Sunnova Energy International, a U.S.-based residential solar and storage service provider, has partnered with ChargePoint, an electric ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Reliance's REC Acquisition Could Reduce Indian Solar Developers' Dependence on Imports

Reliance’s REC Acquisition Could Reduce Indian Solar Developers’ Dependence on Imports

Solar developers and module manufacturers believe Reliance Group's recent solar acquisitions will help India provide an alternative to Chinese products. In June 2021, Mukesh Ambani, Chairman of Reliance Industries, announced that Reliance ...
Reliance Makes Open Offer for a 25.9% Public Shareholding in Sterling and Wilson Solar

Reliance Makes Open Offer for a 25.9% Public Shareholding in Sterling and Wilson Solar

Reliance New Energy Solar, the green energy arm of Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), has offered ₹375 (~$5)/share to acquire 49.14 million equity shares of Sterling and Wilson Solar for around ₹18.42 billion ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
China Adds 25.56 GW of New Solar Capacity in the First Nine Months of 2021

China Adds 25.56 GW of New Solar Capacity in the First Nine Months of 2021

China has installed 25.56 GW of new solar capacity in the first nine months (9M) of 2021, according to the latest data released by the National Energy Administration (NEA). Installations ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar