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About Ramya Ranganath

Ramya Ranganath is an Associate Editor and Writer for Mercom Communications India. Before joining Mercom, Ramya worked as a Senior Editor at a digital media supply chain solutions company. Throughout her career, she has developed end-to-end content for various companies in a wide range of domains, including renewables. Ramya holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from M.S. Ramaiah Institute of Technology and is passionate about environmental issues and permaculture.

ramya@mercomindia.com

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Jammu and Kashmir to Soon Add 30 Electric Buses in Srinagar’s Fleet

Jammu and Kashmir to Soon Add 30 Electric Buses in Srinagar’s Fleet

The Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) government has decided to deploy electric buses in the state’s summer capital Srinagar. Tata Motors has already supplied ten electric buses to the Jammu and ...
NITI Aayog Charts New Plan for Complete Transition to Electric Vehicles by 2030

NITI Aayog Charts New Plan for Complete Transition to Electric Vehicles by 2030

The National Institute of Transforming India (NITI) Aayog has put out a bold proposal which states that after 2030, electric vehicles (EVs) have to be exclusively sold in the country ...
Adani Green to Develop 600 MW of Solar-Wind Hybrid Projects Auctioned By SECI

Adani Green to Develop 600 MW of Solar-Wind Hybrid Projects Auctioned By SECI

Adani Renewable Energy Park (Gujarat) Limited (AREPGL), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Adani Green Energy Limited (AGEL), has won a 600 MW of solar-wind hybrid power projects in an auction conducted ...
Electric Vehicles Likely to Get Registration Fee Exemption

Electric Vehicles Likely to Get Registration Fee Exemption

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MORTH) has put forward a proposal to relieve electric and battery-operated vehicles from registration charges. This move comes at a time when the ...
MNRE Orders Setting Up of Dispute Resolution Committee for Solar and Wind Sector

MNRE Orders Setting Up of Dispute Resolution Committee for Solar and Wind Sectors

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued an order to establish a system to resolve disputes between solar and wind energy developers and the Solar Energy Corporation ...
BHEL Bags Two EPC Orders for 200 MW of Solar Projects Worth ₹8 Billion

BHEL Bags Two EPC Orders for 200 MW of Solar Projects Worth ₹8 Billion

Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited’s (BHEL), a public sector undertaking (PSU) involved in the manufacturing of electrical equipment, has won two engineering procurement and construction (EPC) orders for setting up solar ...
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India Was the Largest Cash Market for Off-Grid Solar Products in Second Half of 2018_ GOGLA

India Was the Largest Cash Market for Off-Grid Solar Products in Second Half of 2018: GOGLA

The total number of people accessing solar power has increased drastically with a better market penetration of solar off-grid products, according to the latest Global Off-grid Solar Market Report. The ...
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ISA and Commonwealth Join Hands to Promote Solar Power in Member Countries

The Commonwealth of Nations and the International Solar Alliance (ISA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to expand solar power in the Commonwealth member countries. The agreement was signed ...
NTPC and East Delhi Municipal Corporation Form JV to Start Waste to Energy Project

NTPC and East Delhi Municipal Corporation Form JV to Start Waste to Energy Project

The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) and East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC) have come together to sign a joint venture company (JVC) to harness municipal waste into green energy. As ...
Industrial and Commercial Consumers to Pay for Solar Pumps for Farmers in Maharashtra

Off-Grid Solar Solutions Provider Oorja Wins $100,000 for Installing Solar Pumps

Oorja Development Solutions has won the Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge for its community solar pumping systems implemented in rural India through the pay-as-you-go (PAYGO) business models. The cash prize ...
Delhi Metro Tenders Grid-Connected Rooftop and Ground-Mounted Solar PV

Delhi Metro to Utilize Power Generated from a Waste to Energy Project

The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has started utilizing power from a 12 MW waste to energy project set up by the East Delhi Waste Processing Company Limited (EDWPCL) in ...
Total Solar Module Defects Up By 34% YoY Globally in 2018: DuPont Survey

NTPC’s 1.2 GW Solar Tender Gets Another Bid Extension

The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) has extended the bid submission deadline for its tender for 1.2 GW interstate transmission system (ISTS)-connected  solar projects in western India. The NTPC had ...
Greenko Raises $495 Million to Invest in 2.4 GW of Energy Storage Projects

Greenko Raises $495 Million to Invest in 2.4 GW of Energy Storage Projects

General Insurance Corporation (GIC) and Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA) have signed an agreement to invest $495 million as primary equity in Greenko Energy Holdings (Greenko), a renewable energy project ...
IFC and HSBC Establish Green Bond Fund Focused on Providing Access to Climate Finance

IFC and HSBC Establish Green Bond Fund Focused on Providing Access to Climate Finance

The International Finance Corporation (IFC), the financial arm of the World Bank, along with HSBC Global Asset Management, has announced their first global green bond fund aimed at “real economy” ...