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About Peer Mohamed Azees

Peer Mohamed Azees is a staff reporter with Mercom. He is a senior journalist who has previously worked with India Today Group, Deccan Chronicle, NDTV-HINDU, Puthiya Thalaimurai TV, and Thanthi TV. More articles from Peer Mohamed Azees.

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MNRE Proposes Group and Virtual Net Metering for Rooftop Solar in Rural Areas

MNRE Proposes Group and Virtual Net Metering for Rooftop Solar in Rural Areas

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has invited feedback from stakeholders on its draft standard operating procedures for Virtual Net Metering and Group Net Metering to overcome the ...
Inflation Reduction Act Could be a Gamechanger for US Solar Industry

Inflation Reduction Act Could be a Gamechanger for US Solar Industry

A legislation proposed in the US called the ‘Inflation Reduction Act of 2022’ to address climate change, taxes, healthcare, and inflation could see a revival of the domestic solar energy ...
Bill to Enable a Market to Trade Carbon Credits Introduced in the Lok Sabha

Bill to Enable a Market to Trade Carbon Credits Introduced in the Lok Sabha

Power Minister R.K. Singh introduced a Bill to amend the Energy Conservation Act in the Lok Sabha to enable a carbon credit trading market in India. The Bill also makes ...
Residential Rooftop Solar Systems Above 10 kW Are Eligible for Subsidy of ₹94,822

Residential Rooftop Solar Systems Above 10 kW Are Eligible for Subsidy of ₹94,822

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued new and simplified central financial assistance (CFA) calculations for rooftop solar systems installed by residential consumers. The ministry also launched ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Co-firing of Biomass in 35 Thermal Power Plants Cuts Carbon Emissions by 100,000 Tons

Co-firing of Biomass in 35 Thermal Power Plants Cuts Carbon Emissions by 100,000 Tons

Biomass co-firing in 35 thermal power plants across India has reduced CO2 emissions by 100,000 tons, according to the Ministry of Power. About 80,525 tons of biomass has been co-fired ...
iVOOMi to Invest ₹2 Billion in Electric Two-Wheeler Manufacturing

iVOOMi to Invest ₹2 Billion in Electric Two-Wheeler Manufacturing

Electric two-wheeler maker iVOOMi Energy has announced an investment of  ₹2 billion (~$25 million) in electric two-wheeler manufacturing and related research and development. The manufacturing facility will come up in ...
Researchers Claim Two World Records in Solar Cell Efficiency

Researchers Claim Two World Records in Solar Cell Efficiency

Researchers at EPFL’s Photovoltaics and Thin film electronics laboratory and CSEM’s Sustainable Energy Center claim to have set two world records by achieving an efficiency of over 30% for perovskite-on-silicon-tandem ...
/ / Solar, Technology
Agrivoltaics Could Solve the Land Scarcity Problem for Solar Installations

Agrivoltaics Could Solve the Land Scarcity Problem for Solar

In India, agriculture plays a critical role in the economy, with nearly 60% of its land under farming and almost 300 days of sunshine every year. The country has an ...
US Removes Safeguard Duty on Canadian Solar Products

US Removes Safeguard Duty on Canadian Solar Products

The United States has agreed to lift safeguard duty on Canadian solar product imports after Canada, the U.S., and Mexico arrived at an understanding on an existing trade agreement. The ...
Kerala’s State-run Dairies Opt for Solar to Save on Power Bills

Kerala’s State-run Dairies Opt for Solar to Save on Power Bills

Milma, the state government-run cooperative dairy plant in Ernakulam, Kerala, has installed a 2 MW captive solar project. The new installation has helped reduce the power bills from ₹4 million ...
Entergy Arkansas Issues Tender for 1 GW of Renewable Energy

Entergy Arkansas Issues Tender for 1 GW of Renewable Energy

Entergy Arkansas, an energy utility in the United States, has issued a request for proposals (RfP) to procure 1 GW of solar and wind energy. Renewable energy would be procured ...
NITI Aayog Prescribes Ten Steps to Make India a Global Green Hydrogen Hub

NITI Aayog Prescribes Ten Steps to Make India a Global Green Hydrogen Hub

A report by government think tank NITI Aayog, in partnership with Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI), has prescribed ten ways India can emerge as the global hub of green hydrogen. If ...
Tamil Nadu Secretariat to Install a 100 kW Solar-Powered EV Charging Station

Tamil Nadu Secretariat to Install a 100 kW Solar-Powered EV Charging Station

The Tamil Nadu Energy Development Agency (TEDA), the state agency for augmenting renewable energy, is setting up a 100 kW solar-powered electric vehicle (EV) charging station at the Tamil Nadu ...
Residential Rooftop Solar Subsidies To be Directly Transferred to the Consumers

Residential Rooftop Solar Subsidies to be Directly Transferred to the Consumers

(The article has been updated after MNRE’s clarification on the memo) The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued a simplified procedure for installing residential grid-connected rooftop solar ...
Koovappady Panchayat in Kerala Saves ₹15,000 Every Two Months With a Rooftop Solar System

Koovappady Panchayat in Kerala Saves ₹15,000 Every Two Months With a Rooftop Solar System

A panchayat in Kerala’s Ernakulam district has installed an 8 kW rooftop solar system in its office, hoping to halve its monthly electricity expenses. The Koovappady panchayat will also join ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Solar Cold Storage Company Ecozen Secures ₹540 Million Funding

Solar Cold Storage Company Ecozen Secures ₹540 Million Funding

Pune-based solar cold storage solutions provider Ecozen announced that it had raised ₹540 million (~$6.93 million) as part of a planned ₹2 billion (~$25.67 million) Series C funding round. The ...
bp to Acquire 40.5% Stake in 26 GW Asian Renewable Energy Hub in Australia

bp to Acquire 40.5% Stake in 26 GW Asian Renewable Energy Hub in Australia

Global energy business giant bp has agreed to acquire a 40.5% stake in the Asian Renewable Energy Hub (AREH), one of the world's largest renewable and green hydrogen hubs. AREH ...
Bids for 12 GW of Offshore Wind Energy to be Issued in Tamil Nadu and Gujarat

Bids for 12 GW of Offshore Wind Energy to be Issued in Tamil Nadu and Gujarat in Three Years

In a meeting on transmission planning for offshore wind energy projects in India, R.K Singh, Union Minister for Power and New & Renewable Energy, announced that bids would be issued ...