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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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Madhya Pradesh Seeks Consultants for Environmental Assessment of Three Solar Parks

Madhya Pradesh Seeks Consultants for Environmental Assessment of Three Solar Parks

Rewa Ultra Mega Solar Limited (RUMSL) has issued a request for proposal (RfP) for consultancy services for Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) of three solar parks in the state ...
West Bengal Pollution Control Board Floats Tender for 500 kW of Rooftop Solar Projects

West Bengal Pollution Control Board Floats Tender for 500 kW of Rooftop Solar Projects

The West Bengal Pollution Control Board (WBPCB) has floated a tender for setting up 50 rooftop solar photovoltaic (SPV) power systems, each with an array capacity of 10 kW. This ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Bosch to Install a 1 MW Solar System at its Factory in Thailand

Bosch to Install a 1 MW Solar System at its Factory in Thailand

Bosch Automotive Technologies (Thailand) and Cleantech Solar have inked a partnership for a 1 MW solar photovoltaic system (SPV) that will be built on-site at Bosch’s first SMART factory in ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
EBRD, IFC, and OPIC Provide $252 Million for a 250 MW Wind Project in Gulf of Suez

EBRD, IFC, and OPIC Provide $252 Million for a 250 MW Wind Project in Gulf of Suez

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), the International Finance Corporation (IFC), and the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), are jointly investing $252 million (~₹17.96 billion) for a new ...
/ / Other, Wind
Ultrathin Solar Cells Reach Nearly 20% Efficiency

Ultrathin Solar Cells Reach Nearly 20% Efficiency

Researchers at the French Centre de Nanosciences et de Nanotechnologies (C2N) have collaborated with researchers at Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems (ISE) and others to efficiently capture the sunlight ...
/ / Solar, Technology
MNRE Invites Proposals for Research and Development in Solar Technology

MNRE Invites Proposals for Research and Development in Solar Technology

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has invited proposals for research and development (R&D) and demonstration in the field of solar energy. The proposals have been sent to ...
/ / Solar, Technology
Azure’s Revenue Up by 40% in Q1 of 2020 Driven by Newly Operational Solar Projects

Azure’s Revenue Up by 40% in Q1 of Fiscal 2020 Driven by Newly Operational Solar Projects

Azure Power, an independent solar power producer, has announced its consolidated financial results for the first quarter (Q1) of the financial year (FY) 2019-20. The company generated a revenue of ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
ONGC Mangalore Petrochemicals Issues Tender for 2 MW of Floating Solar Projects

ONGC Mangalore Petrochemicals Issues Tender for 2 MW of Floating Solar Projects

ONGC Mangalore Petrochemicals (OMPL), a greenfield petrochemicals project promoted by Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC)and its subsidiary, Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Limited (MRPL), has invited bids for a grid-interactive ...
NTPC Announces Tender for 1,200 MW of Solar Projects to be Set Up Across India

NTPC Announces Tender for 1,200 MW of Solar Projects to be Set Up Across India

The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) has issued a tender to set up 1,200 MW of interstate transmission system (ISTS) connected solar projects anywhere in India. The tender documents will ...
Rajasthan Electronics Issues Tender for 750 kW of Solar Projects for EV Charging Stations

Rajasthan Electronics Issues Tender for 750 kW of Solar Projects for EV Charging Stations

Rajasthan Electronics and Instruments Limited (REIL), has issued a notice inviting tender (NIT) for 25 units of 30 kW (25*30=750 kW) grid-connected solar photovoltaic (SPV) power projects, either rooftop or ...
Another SECI Tender Left Undersubscribed: 1.2 GW Capacity Receives Bids for Only 600 MW

Another SECI Solar Tender Left Undersubscribed: 1.2 GW Capacity Receives Bids for Only 600 MW

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI)’s tender for setting up 1.2 GW of solar photovoltaic (SPV) projects under interstate transmission system V (ISTS-V) has been undersubscribed by 50%, receiving ...
Kerala to Install 1 GW of Solar Projects Under Soura Program by 2022

Kerala to Install 1 GW of Solar Projects Under Soura Program by 2022

The Kerala Government has launched a program called “Soura” to add 1,000 MW of solar projects to the existing capacity of Kerala State Electricity Board Limited (KSEBL) by 2022. The ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Tata Motors and Tata Power Come Together to Install 300 EV Charging Stations

Tata Motors and Tata Power Come Together to Install 300 EV Charging Stations

Tata Motors Limited (TML), a global automobile manufacturer, and Tata Power have joined forces to set up around 300 electric vehicle (EV) charging stations by the end of FY 2020 ...
NTPC Retenders 20 MW of Floating Solar Projects for its Gas Plant in Uttar Pradesh

NTPC Retenders 20 MW of Floating Solar Projects for its Gas Plant in Uttar Pradesh

The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) has retendered and invited fresh bids for a 20 MW floating solar project. The project is to be established at the reservoir of NTPC ...
Adani To Build Transmission Lines in Gujarat and Rajasthan To Facilitate Renewables

Adani To Build Transmission Lines in Gujarat and Rajasthan To Facilitate Renewables

Adani Transmission Ltd has received two Letters of Intent (LoI) to augment the country’s transmission network in the face of surging renewable additions. The first LoI has been issued by ...
/ / Grid, T&D
Gujarat Transmission Corporation Invites EPC Contractors for 250 MW Solar Project

Gujarat Transmission Corporation Invites EPC Contractors for 250 MW Solar Project

The Gujarat State Electricity Corporation Limited (GSECL) has floated a tender for 250 MW of solar power projects ranging between 20 MW to 60 MW at substations of Gujarat Energy ...
Global Solar EPC Company Sterling & Wilson Floats IPO Targeting to Raise ₹31.25 Billion

Global Solar EPC Company Sterling & Wilson Floats IPO Targeting to Raise ₹31.25 Billion

Sterling and Wilson Solar Limited (SWSL), the solar engineering and construction arm of the Shapoorji Pallonji Group, has floated its initial public offering (IPO) targeting to raise ₹31.25 billion (~$442 ...
Delhi Slashes Tariffs for EV Charging to Promote Electric Mobility

Delhi Slashes Tariffs for EV Charging to Promote Electric Mobility

In a step to curb pollution in the city, the Delhi Electricity Regularity Commission (DERC) has cut down the rates of charging stations for e-rickshaws and other electric vehicles. Residential ...
Portugal Solar Auction Results in Record Low Bid of €14.8_MWh

Portugal Solar Auction Results in Record Low Bid of €14.8/MWh

Portugal’s recent solar auction resulted in a record low bid of €14.76 (~$16.4)/MWh, Joao Glamba, the secretary of state for energy told news agency Reuters. In the 1,150 MW auction, ...
NOTS Solar Lamps to Invest $70 Million in Solar Home Systems Manufacturing in Rwanda

NOTS Solar Lamps to Invest $70 Million in Solar Home Systems Manufacturing in Rwanda

NOTS Solar Lamps in collaboration with the Government of Rwanda has announced a deal to speed up the process of providing power to families with least incomes in Rwanda. NOTS ...
EESL Issues Tender To Procure 5 Million Smart Meters to be Installed Across India

EESL Issues Tender To Procure 5 Million Smart Meters to be Installed Across India

The Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) has issued a tender for the procurement of five million smart meters to be installed across India. India has applied for financing from the ...
/ / Grid, Smart Grid
A Recap of Policy Highlights from India’s Renewables and Solar Industry in July 2019

A Recap of Policy Highlights from India’s Renewables and Solar Industry in July 2019

The month of July was filled with announcements on policy amendments and regulations. Some of the important policy announcements included the deviation settlement mechanism (DSM), solar park program, standardization issues, ...
Telangana Floats RESCO Tender for 1 to 1,000 kW of Rooftop Solar Projects

Telangana Floats RESCO Tender for 1 to 1,000 kW of Rooftop Solar Projects

The Telangana State Renewable Energy Development Corporation Limited (TSREDCO) has floated a tender for 1-1,000 kW of grid-connected rooftop solar power projects. The projects are to be installed at multiple ...
SECI Tenders 1.2 GW of Solar-Wind Storage Projects with Assured Peak Power Supply

SECI Tenders 1.2 GW of Solar-Wind Storage Projects with Assured Peak Power Supply

The Solar Energy Corporation of India Limited (SECI) has issued a Request for Selection (RfS) for setting up 1.2 GW of renewable projects connected with the interstate transmission system (ISTS) ...
5,646 Electric Buses Approved Across 65 Cities

5,646 Electric Buses Approved Across 65 Cities

The CEO of NITI Aayog, Amitabh Kant, recently said that the inter-ministerial panel had approved 5,645 electric buses for operations in 65 cities in the country. Electric buses have also ...