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Solar Imports to India Declined by 39% in Q2 2019

Solar Imports to India Declined by 39% in Q2 2019

India’s solar imports declined significantly in the second quarter (Q2) of the calendar year (CY) 2019. Solar modules and cells worth $399 million (~₹27.75 billion) were imported by India in ...
/ / Mercom Research Focus, Other
Corporate Funding for Solar Sector Globally Rises by 34% With $9 Billion in 9M 2019

Corporate Funding for Solar Sector Globally Rises by 34% With $9 Billion in 9M 2019

Total corporate funding (including venture capital/private equity, public market, and debt financing) in the first nine months (9M) of 2019 was up with $9 billion raised, compared to $6.7 billion ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
Aditya Birla Group Sets up a 24 MW Solar Power Project in Odisha

Aditya Birla Group Sets up a 24 MW Solar Power Project in Odisha

In a move that highlights the growing importance of solar power, Aditya Aluminium, which is a unit of the Aditya Birla Group, has set up a 24 MW solar power ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Government’s New Transportation Fuel Guidelines Promote the Use of Biofuels

Government’s New Transportation Fuel Guidelines Promote the Use of Biofuels

In a significant move that is bound to pave the way for the entry of new players in the fuel marketing space, the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has ...
/ / Biofuel, Other
UAE-Based Masdar Wins Bid to Develop 100 MW Solar Project in Uzbekistan

UAE-Based Masdar Wins Bid to Develop 100 MW Solar Project in Uzbekistan

Masdar (or Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company) has announced that it has won the bid to develop Uzbekistan’s first public-private partnership (PPP) solar project under the International Finance Corporation’s (IFC) ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
Ciel & Terre Installs its First Floating Solar Project in India at Cochin Airport

Ciel & Terre Installs its First Floating Solar Project in India at Cochin Airport

Bengaluru-based Ciel Et Terre Solar Pvt. Ltd. (CTSP), an Indian subsidiary of Ciel & Terre, a French floating solar specialist, has announced its first 450 kW floating solar project installed ...
/ / Floating Solar, Solar
Global Renewable Market Led by Solar Set to Grow by 50% in Next 5 Years_ IEA Report

Global Renewable Market Led by Solar Set to Grow by 50% in Next 5 Years: IEA Report

The global renewable energy sector is growing at a rapid pace, and the installation of solar PV systems at homes, commercial buildings, and industrial facilities are set to rise in ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Tesco Lotus To Install Solar Rooftop Systems Across 19 Stores in Thailand

Tesco Lotus to Install Rooftop Solar Systems Across 19 Stores in Thailand

One of the leading hypermarket chains in Thailand, Tesco Lotus, has entered into a partnership with Singapore-based Cleantech Solar to install and operate solar rooftop systems across 19 stores in ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
AfDB Extends $153.5 Million for Developing Tunisia’s Power Transmission Network

AfDB Extends $153.5 Million for Developing Tunisia’s Power Transmission Network

In a major boost to the Tunisian renewable energy sector, African Development Board (AfDB) has sanctioned €138 million (~$153.5 million) for the Tunisian Company of Energy and Gas (STEG) to ...
/ / Grid, T&D
Airtel Makes its Foray into Solar Through the Group Captive Model

Airtel Makes its Foray into Solar Through the Group Captive Model

Leading telecom operator Bharti Airtel Limited has entered into an agreement with AMPSolar Evolution Private Limited (AMPSolar), a wholly-owned subsidiary of AMPSolar Technology Private Limited (AMP), to acquire equity shares ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
The Right Mix of Energy Storage Technologies Can Have a Huge Impact_ Interview

The Right Mix of Energy Storage Technologies Can Have a Huge Impact: Interview

As India installs solar and wind energy at a rapid pace, grid congestion is a regular occurrence, power cuts are still prevalent, and curtailment of solar and wind is rampant ...
/ / Energy Storage, Market & Policy
India’s Transmission Infrastructure Struggles to Keep Up With Wind and Solar Additions

India’s Transmission Infrastructure Struggles to Keep Up With Wind and Solar Additions

With the expected surge in electricity demand over the coming decade and the rapid installation of solar and wind, India’s transmission and distribution system will require significant expansion sooner than ...
/ / Mercom Research Focus, Other
Indian Solar Exports to the US to Incur 25% Safeguard Duty From June 5

India’s Solar Exports to the US to Incur 25% Safeguard Duty from June 5, 2019

The United States President Donald Trump has ended India’s designation as a beneficiary developing country, thereby ending duty-free status of about 2,000 products amounting to approximately $6 billion, including solar ...
/ / Mercom Research Focus, Other
Mercom India MD Wins Illustrious Chanakya Award for 'Communicator of the Year'

Mercom India MD Wins Illustrious Chanakya Award for ‘Communicator of the Year’

Priyadarshini Sanjay, Managing Director of Mercom Communications India (Mercom India), has been awarded the illustrious Chanakya Award for "Communicator of the Year - Corporate Communications." Priya Sanjay was selected out ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Goldi Solar Launches New Corporate Identity at REI-2018

Goldi Solar Launches New Corporate Identity at REI-2018

Goldi Green Technologies has launched their new corporate identity at REI 2018. The name of the company has been changed to Goldi Solar Pvt Ltd. Goldi’s PV module manufacturing capacity ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar