Author Archives: Rahul Nair

About Rahul Nair

Rahul is a staff reporter at Mercom India. Before entering the world of renewables, Rahul was head of the Gujarat bureau for The Quint. He has also worked for DNA Ahmedabad and Ahmedabad Mirror. Hailing from a banking and finance background, Rahul has also worked for JP Morgan Chase and State Bank of India. More articles from Rahul Nair.

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Two Indian Institutes to Collaborate Towards Expansion of Solar Energy

Two Indian Institutes to Collaborate Towards Expansion of Solar Energy

The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research-Central Mechanical Engineering Research Institute (CSIR-CMERI) and the National Institute of Solar Energy (NISE) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to bolster the solar ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
GreenCell Mobility Bags Order for 48 Electric Buses from Rajasthan Transport Company

GreenCell Mobility Bags Order for 48 Electric Buses from Rajasthan Transport Company

GreenCell Mobility Private Limited (GreenCell Mobility) was awarded a contract for operating 48 air-conditioned electric buses by the Rajasthan State Road Transport Corporation (RSRTC). GreenCell is an ‘electric Mobility as ...
/ / Electric Vehicles, Grid
ISA to Host World Solar Technology Summit to Promote Latest Advancements

ISA to Host World Solar Technology Summit to Promote Latest Advancements

The International Solar Alliance (ISA) will organize the first-ever World Solar Technology Summit (WSTS)  on Tuesday, September 8, 2020. The summit will bring together key stakeholders - leading academic scientists, ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
LOUs from IREDA, PFC, REC to Serve as Bank Guarantees for Solar Tenders

LoU from IREDA, PFC, REC to Serve as Bank Guarantees for Solar Tenders

Union Power Minister R.K. Singh has approved the proposal to accept letters of undertaking (LoU) from three non-banking financial institutions that can be used like bank guarantees in renewable tenders ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Farmers in Andhra Pradesh To Receive Power Subsidies Through Direct Benefit Transfer

Farmers in Andhra Pradesh To Receive Power Subsidies Through Direct Benefit Transfer

Andhra Pradesh government has decided to introduce Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) on the subsidy extended as free electricity to farmers. This program will initially start with one district by December ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Nagpur to Run 450 Buses on Biofuel

Nagpur to Run 450 Buses on Biofuel

Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways, Nitin Gadkari, in a webinar, said that India’s public transport is going to be modernized using fuels such as biofuel, Compressed Natural Gas ...
/ / Electric Vehicles, Grid
Green Term-Ahead Market Trades Three Million Units in August 2020

Green Term-Ahead Market Trades Three Million Units in August 2020

The Indian Energy Exchange (IEX) has released the highlights of electricity trading on the platform during August 2020. The trading in the Green Term-Ahead Market (GTAM) commenced on August 21, ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Solar and Wind Installations Outshine Fossil Fuel-Based Installations in 2019_ Report

Solar and Wind Installations Outshine Fossil Fuel-Based Installations in 2019: Report

As the world embraces renewable energies to combat the disastrous effects of climate change, solar and wind power installations continue to surge despite challenges. BloombergNEF’s (BNEF) Power Transition Trends 2020 ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
India Develops World’s Largest Solar Tree

India Develops World’s Largest Solar Tree

The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and the Central Mechanical Engineering Research Institute (CMERI) have developed the world’s largest solar tree in India. A solar tree is a ...
/ / Off-grid, Solar