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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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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
MNRE to Hold a Conclave to Discuss India's Solar Manufacturing Expansion Plans

MNRE to Hold a Conclave to Discuss India’s Solar Manufacturing Expansion Plans

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) is hosting a global virtual symposium 'India PV Edge 2020' that would focus on India's solar manufacturing segment on  October 6, 2020 ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Daily News Wrap-Up_ EDEN Bags Three Solar Projects Totaling 1.35 GW in Rajasthan

Daily News Wrap-Up: EDEN Bags Three Solar Projects Totaling 1.35 GW in Rajasthan

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcement of the day from around the world: EDEN Renewables India, a joint venture of EDF Renewables and Total Eren, has been awarded three solar ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
These Solar Cells Could be Utilized for Solar-Powered Electric Vehicles

These Solar Cells Could be Utilized for Solar-Powered Electric Vehicles

A team of researchers from Toyota Motor Corporation, Sharp Corporation, and the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization suggested a special kind of solar cell that could be utilized ...
/ / Electric Vehicles, Grid
Royal DSM to Sell Solar Coating Business in a €1.6 Billion Deal

Royal DSM to Sell Solar Coating Business in a €1.6 Billion Deal

Royal DSM, a  Netherlands-based multinational corporation, has decided to sell its Resins & Functional Materials and associated business for an equity value of €1.6 billion (~$ 1.87 billion). The deal ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
Daily News Wrap-Up_ BELECTRIC Bags 250 MW of Solar Projects in Rajasthan from Fortum

Daily News Wrap-Up: BELECTRIC Bags 250 MW of Solar Projects in Rajasthan from Fortum

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcement of the day from around the world: BELECTRIC has secured a contract to develop the 250 MW solar project in Rajasthan from Fortum Solar ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Volkswagen to Invest €15 Billion in Electric Mobility by 2024 in China

Volkswagen to Invest €15 Billion in Electric Mobility by 2024 in China

Volkswagen, a Germany-based automobile manufacturer, announced its plans to invest €15 billion (~$ 17.53 billion) in China’s electric mobility segment by the end of 2024. The carmaker’s China arm will ...
/ / Electric Vehicles, Grid
Daily News Wrap-Up_ Siemens and WUN H2 to Build a CO2 Free Hydrogen Production Facility

Daily News Wrap-Up: Siemens and WUN H2 to Build a CO2 Free Hydrogen Production Facility

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcement of the day from around the world: The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, and the Prime Minister of Denmark, Mette Frederiksen, have agreed ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Avaada to Receive $15 Million from Asian Development Bank to Expand its Solar Portfolio

Avaada to Receive $15 Million from Asian Development Bank to Expand its Solar Portfolio

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) announced that it has signed an agreement to invest $15 million in Avaada Energy Private Limited (AEPL) to help expand the company’s solar generation capacity ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar