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About Srinwanti Das

Srinwanti is a copy editor at Mercom India, where she writes and edits news stories across the clean energy spectrum. Prior to Mercom, she has worked in book publishing at Macmillan Publishing House and Integra and honed her editorial and writing skills in both online and print media such as Reuters, Times Group Books, The Times of India, and Pune Mirror, covering local to international stories. More articles from Srinwanti Das.

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US Grid-Scale Storage Capacity Could Grow Over 125 GW by 2050 NREL

US Grid-Scale Storage Capacity Could Grow Over 125 GW by 2050: NREL

In a recent report published by National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) under the Storage Futures Study (SFS), analysts found significant market potential for utility-scale diurnal storage (up to 12 hours) ...
Daily News Wrap-Up: US Launches Energy Earthshots to Accelerate Clean Energy Drive

Daily News Wrap-Up: US Launches Energy Earthshots to Accelerate Clean Energy Drive

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: United States Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm launched the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Energy Earthshots Initiative ...
Daily News Wrap-Up ReNew Power’s SPAC Deal to go Public Gets Regulatory Approval

Daily News Wrap-Up: ReNew Power’s SPAC Deal to go Public Gets Regulatory Approval

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: The Competition Commission of India has approved the exchange of equity shareholding by existing shareholders of ReNew ...
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Daily News Wrap-Up: SGH2 Signs Green Hydrogen Deals to Decarbonize California

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: SGH2 Energy has signed a green hydrogen contract with two California-based operators of hydrogen refueling stations. The ...
Daily News Wrap-Up Tata Power Solar to Build a 210 MW Solar Project for NTPC

Daily News Wrap-Up: Tata Power Solar to Build a 210 MW Solar Project for NTPC

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: Tata Power Solar has received a Letter of Award from NTPC to build a 210 MW solar ...
Half a Million Workforce in the Wind Sector Need Dedicated Training by 2025 - GWEC

Half a Million Workforce in the Wind Sector Need Dedicated Training by 2025 – GWEC

The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) has released a report focusing on the job market and workforce needs in the wind energy sector. The Global Wind Workforce Outlook 2021-2025 highlights ...
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Daily News Wrap-Up Electric Vehicles Exempt From Registration Renewal Fee

Daily News Wrap-Up: Electric Vehicles Exempt from Registration Renewal Fee

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways under the Government of India has proposed to exempt battery-operated ...
Daily News Wrap-Up Engie Commissions 60 MW of Solar Projects in Senegal

Daily News Wrap-Up: ENGIE Commissions 60 MW of Solar Projects in Senegal

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: ENGIE, Meridiam, and FONSIS have announced the commissioning of two photovoltaic projects in Senegal with a total ...
Rooftop Solar The Struggles Continue DesRooftop Solar The Struggles Continue Despite Enormous Potentialpite Enormous Potential

Rooftop Solar: The Struggles Continue Despite Enormous Potential

The energy costs for commercial and industrial (C&I) units in India account for around 30%-40% of the operational expenses.  Embracing solar seems like the most logical step towards saving the ...
The Path to Achieve 100% Renewable Electric Grid in the US

The Path to Achieve 100% Renewable Electric Grid in the US

Recent studies in the United States, such as the Los Angeles 100% Renewable Energy Study (LA100), have made a case that 100% renewable power grids are feasible. With the Biden ...
Daily News Wrap-Up Joint Venture Power4Future to Make Lithium-Ion Batteries in Italy

Daily News Wrap-Up: Joint Venture Power4Future to Make Lithium-Ion Batteries in Italy

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: Italy-based Fincantieri SI, an integrator of electric propulsion systems and complex electromechanical systems, and Faist Electronics have ...
Daily News Wrap-Up Energy Storage Advocacy Network Launched

Daily News Wrap-Up: Energy Storage Advocacy Network Launched

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) has announced a new venture to prioritize energy storage across policy ...
Off-Grid Solar Product Sales in India Dip 48% YoY in H2 2020 GOGLA

Off-Grid Solar Product Sales in India Dip 48% YoY in H2 2020: GOGLA

The Global Off-Grid Lighting Association (GOGLA) has published its latest off-grid solar market semi-annual sales and impact report. The data used has been collated from July to December 2020. The ...
Daily News Wrap-Up: $68 Million Hydrogen Industry Mission Launched in Australia

Daily News Wrap-Up: $68 Million Hydrogen Industry Mission Launched in Australia

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: Australian government research agency CSIRO and its partners have launched a $68 million Hydrogen Industry Mission. The ...
Vena Energy Secures $500 Million Green Credit Facility from Eight Lenders

Vena Energy Secures $500 Million Green Credit Facility from Eight Lenders

Renewable independent power producer Vena Energy has signed its first sustainability-linked revolving credit facility of JPY52.8 billion (~$500 million) from eight lenders. A revolving credit facility is a line of ...
Renewable Hydrogen Action Plan for US Pacific Northwest

Renewable Hydrogen Action Plan for US Pacific Northwest

The Center for Sustainable Infrastructure (CSI) and the Renewable Hydrogen Alliance have jointly released the Pacific Northwest Renewable Hydrogen Action Plan, which offers a strategic agenda for policy, projects, and research to scale ...
Daily News Wrap-Up Meyer Burger Opens 400 MW Heterojunction Module Plant

Daily News Wrap-Up: Meyer Burger Opens 400 MW Heterojunction Module Plant

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: Switzerland-based mechanical engineering company Meyer Burger will start module (heterojunction technology) production with an annual capacity of ...
Daily News Wrap-Up Canadian Solar Signs PPA for a 12 MW Solar Project in Italy

Daily News Wrap-Up: Canadian Solar Signs PPA for a 12 MW Solar Project in Italy

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: Canadian Solar has signed a long-term power purchase agreement (PPA) with Axpo Italia to procure power produced from ...
PGCIL Gets Board Approval to Invest ₹22.20 Billion in Power Transmission Network

PGCIL Gets Board Approval to Invest ₹22.20 Billion in Power Transmission Network

Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL) noted that on May 21, 2021, its Board has approved an investment to the tune of ~₹22.20 billion (~$301.48 million) for commissioning various ...
Daily News Wrap-Up Electric Utility EDP's First Floating Wind Project to Come up in Spain

Daily News Wrap-Up: Electric Utility EDP’s First Floating Wind Project to Come up in Spain

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: Electric utility company EDP announced the first floating wind farm in Spain for Asturias. The firm is promoting ...
Daily News Wrap-Up 25 GW Green Hydrogen Mega Project Coming Up in Oman

Daily News Wrap-Up: 25 GW Green Hydrogen Mega Project Coming Up in Oman

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: An international consortium comprising Oman’s integrated energy company OQ, green fuels developer InterContinental Energy, and Kuwait government-backed ...
Concrete Batteries Could Make Future Buildings Sustainable Study

Concrete Batteries Could Make Future Buildings Sustainable: Study

Researchers from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, have published a paper outlining a new concept for rechargeable batteries made of cement. Developed by scientists attached to the varsity’s Department of ...
Daily News Wrap-Up: €17.5 Billion EU Fund to Help Shift to Low-Carbon Economy

Daily News Wrap-Up: €17.5 Billion EU Fund to Help Shift to Low-Carbon Economy

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: Members of the European Parliament have approved the Just Transition Fund of €17.5 billion (~$21.37 billion) to ...
Renewable Capacity Additions Rose by 45% in 2020 Globally Despite Pandemic: IEA

Renewable Capacity Additions Rose by 45% in 2020 Globally Despite Pandemic: IEA

The International Energy Agency (IEA) has published its analysis on the renewable energy sector for the calendar year 2020. The report Renewable Energy Market Update 2021 also offers a global ...
String Inverters for Optimizing Commercial Rooftop Solar Installations

String Inverters for Optimizing Commercial Rooftop Solar Installations

With cutting-edge innovations driving the solar space, technologically advanced string inverters are fast gaining popularity among solar developers. Although inverters account for 5% of the total project cost, they become ...