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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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Renewable Cost Drop Leaves 80% Coal Plants Uneconomical in the US Report

Renewable Cost Drop Leaves 80% Coal Plants Uneconomical in the US: Report

A new report titled the 'Coal Cost Crossover 2.0' published by energy and climate policy firm Energy Innovation has noted that 80% of the coal-fired power plants in the United ...
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Daily News Wrap-Up Ciel & Terre Installs a 14.7 MW Floating Solar Project for SPIC

Daily News Wrap-Up: Ciel & Terre Installs a 14.7 MW Floating Solar Project for SPIC

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: Floating solar specialist Ciel & Terre India has completed a 14.7 MW project for Southern Petrochemical Industries ...
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Daily News Wrap-Up: ReNew Power Plans Solar Manufacturing Facility in Gujarat

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: Renewable energy company ReNew Power plans to develop a solar cell and module manufacturing facility in Dholera ...
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ADB to Discontinue Financing Coal Projects

The Asian Development Bank (ADB), under its draft energy policy, has announced that it will discontinue financing any new coal-fired capacity for power and heat generation or any facilities associated ...
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Daily News Wrap-Up: Iberdrola Looks to Invest in Innovative Agri Solar Solutions

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: Spanish electric utility company Iberdrola group is looking for low-cost and environment-friendly solutions to combine the roll-out ...
Daily News Wrap-Up: Sungrow to Build Malawi's First Solar-Storage Project

Daily News Wrap-Up: Sungrow to Build Malawi’s First Solar-Storage Project

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: Sungrow, a global inverter solution supplier for renewables, partnered with JCM Power, InfraCo Africa, RINA, and Innovate ...
A Molecular Glue That Boosts the Efficiency of Perovskite Solar Cells

A Molecular Glue That Boosts the Efficiency of Perovskite Solar Cells

In a step toward improving the long-term reliability of perovskite solar cells, a research team at Brown University has devised a molecular glue that keeps a key interface inside cells ...
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Solar and Wind Generated 9.4% of the World’s Electricity in 2020

Solar and Wind Generated 9.4% of the World’s Electricity in 2020

The strong growth in wind and solar power capacity additions in 2020, despite the pandemic, resulted in a record fall in coal power globally, according to the climate and energy ...
Battery Maker ESS Technology Goes Public in a $1.07 Billion SPAC Deal with ACON

Battery Maker ESS Technology Goes Public in a $1.07 Billion SPAC Deal with ACON

California-based utility-scale energy storage battery manufacturer ESS Technology has announced its merger with ACON S2 Acquisition Corp, a publicly traded special purpose acquisition company (SPAC). The collaboration has led it ...
Daily News Wrap-Up Vikram Solar Sets Up 85 MW Solar Project for NTPC

Daily News Wrap-Up: Vikram Solar Sets Up 85 MW Solar Project for NTPC

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: Solar module manufacturer Vikram Solar has completed an 85 MW solar project for NTPC at Bilhaur, Kanpur, ...
Daily News Wrap-Up: GAF Energy Shifts Solar Manufacturing from Asia to the US

Daily News Wrap-Up: GAF Energy Shifts Solar Manufacturing from Asia to the US

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world:  Roof-integrated solar company GAF Energy has announced that it will move all of its solar manufacturing and ...
Amazon to Issue $1 Billion Sustainability Bonds to Fund Green Projects

Amazon to Issue $1 Billion Sustainability Bonds to Fund Green Projects

E-commerce giant Amazon has issued a $1 billion sustainability bond to fund ongoing and new projects in five key green spheres. The company aims to finance green and social projects ...
Daily News Wrap-Up: ACWA Power Closes Financing for a 100 MW CSP Project

Daily News Wrap-Up: ACWA Power Closes Financing for a 100 MW CSP Project

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: Saudi Arabia’s energy major ACWA Power has announced the beginning of construction on the 100 MW Redstone ...
Renewables to Gain 40% Share of $250 Billion Power Investments in MENA by 2025

Renewables to Gain 40% Share of $250 Billion Power Investments in MENA by 2025

In a recently published report, the Saudi Arabia-based Arab Petroleum Investments Corporation (APICORP) has predicted that the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) energy sector will receive investments worth $805 ...
Daily News Wrap-Up Enel Green to Build a 1.5 GW Solar Hybrid Project With Battery Storage

Daily News Wrap-Up: Enel Green to Build a 1.5 GW Solar Hybrid Project With Battery Storage

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: Enel Green Power North America has announced construction on five new renewable energy projects in the U.S., ...
Trade Volume of Solar in IEX’s Green Term-Ahead Market Soars in April 2021

Trade Volume of Solar in IEX’s Green Term-Ahead Market Soars in April 2021

Indian Energy Exchange (IEX) traded a record 78 MU (million units) of solar power in April, a 272% surge from the 21 MU traded in March 2021. The exchange’s real-time ...
Adani Green's Total Income for FY 2020-21 Up by 34% YoY

Adani Green’s Total Income for FY 2020-21 Up by 34% YoY

Renewable energy company Adani Green Energy Limited (AGEL) has released its audited financial results for the financial year (FY) ended March 31, 2021. AGEL's total income for FY21 has reportedly ...
Daily News Wrap-Up EDF Renewables Bags Three Solar Projects in the US

Daily News Wrap-Up: EDF Renewables Bags Three Solar Projects in the US

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: EDF Renewables North America has been awarded three contracts for solar projects in New York. Awarded by ...
SECI Amends 1,785 MW Solar Tender in Rajasthan, Extends Bid Submission Deadline

SECI Amends 1,785 MW Solar Tender in Rajasthan, Extends Bid Submission Deadline

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has revised the bid submission deadline for the 1,785 MW of solar tender (Tranche IV) floated for Rajasthan. The tender was initially issued ...
SEIA Devises Tool to Increase Solar Supply Chain Transparency

SEIA Devises Tool to Increase Solar Supply Chain Transparency

U.S.-based Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) has come up with a tool to increase supply chain transparency. The mechanism is likely to help ensure that all solar components are made ...
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Daily News Wrap-Up juwi to Build Solar Battery Hybrid Project at Egypt’s Largest Gold Mine

Daily News Wrap-Up: juwi to Build Solar Battery Hybrid Project at Egypt’s Largest Gold Mine

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: South Africa-based subsidiary of German renewable energy company juwi has signed an agreement with Sukari Gold Mines ...
Daily News Wrap-Up BELECTRIC to Build a Floating Solar Project in Israel for EDF

Daily News Wrap-Up: BELECTRIC to Build a Floating Solar Project in Israel for EDF

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: BELECTRIC, engineering, procurement, construction service provider, is building a 19.3 MW floating PV project in Israel for ...
Daily News Wrap-Up KPI Global Bags Order to Build a 12.5 MW Captive Solar Project

Daily News Wrap-Up: KPI Global Bags Order to Build a 12.5 MW Captive Solar Project

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: KPI Global has announced that it has bagged an order for executing a solar project from Anupam ...
First Solar Clocks 32% Rise in Net Sales QoQ in Q1 2021

First Solar Clocks 32% Rise in Net Sales QoQ in Q1 2021

First Solar, a U.S.-based manufacturer of solar modules, has released its financial results for the first quarter of 2021 (Q1 2021). Net sales for Q1 2021 touched $803.4 million, an ...
Daily News Wrap-Up: ENGIE to Develop 2 GW Renewable Energy Portfolio in Chile

Daily News Wrap-Up: ENGIE to Develop 2 GW Renewable Energy Portfolio in Chile

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: Global energy player ENGIE will develop a 2 GW renewable energy portfolio in Chile. It includes an ...