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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.

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BHEL Bags ₹1 Billion EPC Order for a 25 MW Floating Solar Project in Andhra Pradesh

BHEL Bags ₹1 Billion EPC Order for a 25 MW Floating Solar Project in Andhra Pradesh

Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL), an engineering and manufacturing company, recently bagged an order for setting up a 25 MW floating solar photovoltaic (SPV) power project located in Simhadri, Andhra ...
/ / Commercial, Solar
IIT Hyderabad-Incubated Electric Vehicle Startup PURE EV Raises Funding

IIT Hyderabad-Incubated Electric Vehicle Startup PURE EV Raises Funding

PURE EV, an Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Hyderabad-incubated startup, has raised an undisclosed amount of funding. The new round of funding is expected to enhance the company’s operations and ...
BHEL Floats Tender for 4,500,000 Multicrystalline Solar Silicon Wafers

BHEL Floats Tender for 4,500,000 Multicrystalline Solar Silicon Wafers

Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL), a government of India undertaking, has issued a tender inviting quotations for the manufacturing and supply of 4,500,000 DWS multi silicon solar wafers with a ...
Budget 2019 Provides Impetus to India’s Transition to E-Mobility and EV Manufacturing

Budget 2019 Provides Impetus to India’s Transition to E-Mobility and EV Manufacturing

In the latest Union Budget for FY 2019-2020, the Modi government 2.0 has provided strong support to the nascent electric vehicle industry with the announcement of tax incentives to speed ...
Off-Grid Solar

Easy Access to Finance in India’s Solar Off-Grid Market: PAYGo Report

Off-grid solar markets are instrumental in creating energy access to more than half a billion people around the world. According to the latest Pay-As-You-Go (PAYGo) Market Attractiveness Index (MAI), India ...
/ / Off-grid, Solar
BHEL to Procure 36 MW of Domestically Manufactured Solar Cells

BHEL to Procure 36 MW of Solar Cells

Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited’s (BHEL), electronics division in Bengaluru has issued a request for quotation (RfQ) inviting interested parties to submit their applications for the manufacturing and supply of solar ...
/ / Manufacturing, Solar
Tamil Nadu’s Tiruppur Smart City Floats Tender for a 2 MW Solar Project

Tamil Nadu’s Tiruppur Smart City Floats Tender for a 2 MW Solar Project

Tamil Nadu’s Tiruppur City Municipal Corporation (TCMC) has floated a tender for a 2 MW ground-mounted solar project in Iduvai village. The tender is floated through the corporation’s special purpose ...
REIL’s New Tender Calls for Manufacturing of 25,000 Crystalline Solar Modules

REIL’s New Tender Calls for Manufacturing of 25,000 Crystalline Solar Modules

The Rajasthan Electronics and Instruments Limited (REIL) has announced a tender for the manufacturing of crystalline solar photovoltaic (SPV) modules of 75 Wp. The bid submission deadline is July 18, ...
BHEL Seeks Module Cleaning System Supplier for 129 MW of Solar Projects in Telangana

BHEL Seeks Module Cleaning System Supplier for 129 MW of Solar Projects in Telangana

Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL), a public sector undertaking, has floated a tender for the supply, instrumentation, and construction (I&C) of a module cleaning system for 129 MW of solar ...
Policy Highlights from India’s Solar Industry and Other Renewables in June 2019

Policy Highlights from India’s Solar Industry and Other Renewables in June 2019

The month of June saw important policy announcements by the central as well as the state agencies. The policy highlights covered various issues like for module registration, tariffs, net metering, ...
National Load Despatch Center Asked to Review and Issue RECs to Gujarat Wind Developer

National Load Despatch Center Asked to Review and Issue RECs to Gujarat Wind Developer

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has issued an order in favor of wind developer Enn Enn Corp Limited which had filed a petition against the rejection of its request ...
/ / Other, Wind
NITI Aayog Gives Two-Wheeled Vehicle Makers 2 Weeks to Create EV Adoption Blueprint

NITI Aayog Gives Two-Wheeled Vehicle Makers 2 Weeks to Create EV Adoption Blueprint

In a recent meeting held by NITI Aayog, two-wheeler industry stakeholders, and the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM), the government think tank has asked the traditional two-wheeler players to ...
Dubai Floats 900 MW Solar Tender for 5th Phase of Mohammed bin Rashid Solar Park

Dubai Floats 900 MW Solar Tender for 5th Phase of Mohammed bin Rashid Solar Park

The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has floated a tender for 900 MW of solar photovoltaic (SPV) projects based on the Independent Power Project (IPP) model. The projects fall ...
EESL Floats Tender for 100 MW of Solar Projects in Maharashtra

EESL Floats Tender for 100 MW of Solar Projects in Maharashtra

The Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), a joint venture between the public-sector units of the Ministry of Power and the central government, has issued a Request for Selection (RfS) to ...
UL Announces the Launch of its First Mobile Solar Module Testing Laboratory

UL Announces the Launch of its First Mobile Solar Module Testing Laboratory

Underwriters Laboratories, commonly known as UL, has announced the launch of its first ever mobile solar PV testing laboratory in New Delhi. The lab’s function is to identify, evaluate, and ...
Andhra Pradesh to Deploy 350 Electric Buses In Five Cities

Andhra Pradesh to Deploy 350 Electric Buses In Five Cities

The Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (APSRTC) has come up with a proposal to deploy 350 electric buses in five cities in the state. Overall, the project is likely ...
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 ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
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 ...
/ / Off-grid, Solar
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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 ...