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Vijayalakshmi is a staff reporter at MercomIndia.com. She has two decades of experience as an independent journalist and features writer, and her work is featured across various publications and genres such as business, food, and clean energy. More articles from Vijayalakshmi.

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More Than Enough Land is Available to Support Solar, Wind Development in the US

More Than Enough Land is Available to Support Solar, Wind Development in the US

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has released two new data sets containing 2,000 U.S. wind energy zoning ordinances and 1,000 solar energy ordinances at the state, county, township, and ...
Nanoparticles Increase Light Scattering, Boost Solar Cell Performance Research

Nanoparticles Increase Light Scattering, Boost Solar Cell Performance: Research

A team of scientists from Pennsylvania State University (Penn State) has found that nanoparticles boost the efficiency of solar cells not because of the up-conversion but due to enhanced light ...
/ / Solar, Technology
Tokyo University Research Demonstrates Efficacy of Magnesium Ion-Based Batteries

Tokyo University Research Demonstrates Efficacy of Magnesium Ion-Based Batteries

Researchers from Japan have developed a novel Mg2+ (magnesium ions) conductor with practically applicable superconductivity, which overcomes their poor conductivity in solids at room temperature. Solid-state rechargeable lithium-ion (Li+) batteries ...
Ohmium and Spirare Partner to Produce Green Hydrogen at NTPC's Green Campus

Ohmium and Spirare Partner to Produce Green Hydrogen at NTPC’s Green Campus

Green hydrogen company Ohmium International, which designs, manufactures, and deploys Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) electrolyzers, is collaborating with Spirare Energy, a provider of on-site energy generation systems, to generate green ...
$26 Million for Projects Demonstrating Grid Reliability With Clean Energy Integration

$26 Million for Projects Demonstrating Grid Reliability With Clean Energy Integration

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced $26 million to fund projects demonstrating that America's electricity grid can reliably run with a mix of solar, wind, energy storage, and ...
Tata Power Commissions a 225 MW Wind-Solar Hybrid Project in Rajasthan

Tata Power Commissions a 225 MW Wind-Solar Hybrid Project in Rajasthan

Tata Power Green Energy, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tata Power, has commissioned a 225 MW solar-wind hybrid power project in Rajasthan. The 225 MW of power generated from the project ...
Reliance, Ola and Rajesh Exports Sign Agreement for Battery Storage Under PLI Program

Reliance, Ola and Rajesh Exports Sign Agreement for Battery Storage Under PLI Program

Reliance New Energy, Ola Electric Mobility, and Rajesh Exports have signed the program agreement under the Production Linked Incentive (PLI) Program for Advanced Chemistry Cell (ACC) Battery Storage. Mercom had ...
Clean Energy Deployment in the U.S. Slows Down in Q2 Due to Headwinds

Clean Energy Deployment in the U.S. Slows Down in Q2 Due to Headwinds

The rate of clean energy deployment in the United States slowed substantially in the second quarter of this year, says American Clean Power's (ACP) Quarterly Market Report for Q2 2022 ...
Offshore Wind Developer Orsted Acquires 100% Stake in Onshore Wind Company Ostwind

Offshore Wind Developer Orsted Acquires 100% Stake in Onshore Wind Company Ostwind

Denmark-based Orsted, an offshore wind developer and operator, entered into an agreement to acquire 100% in Ostwind, onshore wind and solar developer, owner, and operator. The agreement is based on ...
/ / Other, Wind
Rajasthan, Haryana, and Punjab Lead Solar Pump Installations Under PM-KUSUM Program

Rajasthan, Haryana, and Punjab Lead Solar Pump Installations Under PM-KUSUM Program

Rajasthan, Haryana, and Punjab are the top three states with the highest number of solar pump installations under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Urja Suraksha Evam Utthan Mahabhiyan (PM-KUSUM) program. This ...
Bounce Infinity Launches its Electric Two-Wheelers on Flipkart

Bounce Infinity Launches its Electric Two-Wheelers on Flipkart

Bounce Infinity, the electric vehicle (EV) manufacturing arm of Bounce announced the launch of electric two-wheelers on the e-commerce marketplace Flipkart. This is a joint effort to offer a seamless ...
IOC and NTPC Partner to Supply Renewable Power to Indian Oil Refineries

IOC and NTPC Partner to Supply Renewable Power to Indian Oil Refineries

Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) and NTPC signed an agreement to form a joint venture (JV) company to meet the power requirements of upcoming projects of Indian Oil refineries with renewable ...
Mainstream and Aker Offshore Wind Merge To Create 27 GW Renewables Portfolio

Mainstream and Aker Offshore Wind Merge To Create 27 GW Renewables Portfolio

The shareholders of Mainstream Renewable Power and Aker Offshore Wind, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the investment company Aker Horizons, have agreed to merge the two companies to create a robust ...
Karnataka School Saves Up to ₹4,000 on Monthly Bills with Rooftop Solar

Karnataka School Saves Up to ₹4,000 on Monthly Bills with Rooftop Solar

Global technology company Enphase Energy announced the commissioning of its first pilot project for Karnataka Public School, Kudur, Ramanagara District, Karnataka. Under this program, a 4 kW rooftop solar photovoltaic ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
European Commission to Invest $1.8 Billion in Innovative Clean Energy Projects

European Commission to Invest $1.8 Billion in Innovative Clean Energy Projects

The European Commission is investing €1.8 billion (~$1.804 billion) in 17 large-scale innovative clean energy projects worldwide. The investment is part of the second call of the Commission's Innovation Fund ...
Researchers Develop Metal-Free Electrolyte to Make Large-Capacity Batteries

Researchers Develop Metal-Free Electrolyte to Make Large-Capacity Batteries

Two researchers from the University of Arizona have developed a metal-free electrolyte that they plan to use to make non-toxic batteries that can store large amounts of electricity. The team ...
Indian Researchers Develop a Method to Extract Green Hydrogen from Biomass

Indian Researchers Develop a Method to Extract Green Hydrogen from Biomass

A research team from the Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, has found a way to extract green hydrogen from biomass, a renewable energy source. India uses nearly 5 million tons ...
Rupee Depreciation Adds to Renewable Energy Sector's Woes

Rupee Depreciation Adds to Renewable Energy Sector’s Woes

The Indian rupee's recent fall against the U.S. dollar has added to the domestic renewable industry's woes which is already struggling with rising prices, duties, and supply chain issues. The ...
Keppel Group to Invest €160 Million in European Onshore Wind Energy Portfolio

Keppel Group to Invest €160 Million in European Onshore Wind Energy Portfolio

Keppel Corporation Limited and Keppel Infrastructure Fund Management are committing €160 million (~$160.49 million) for a 33.33% stake in a joint investment vehicle (FundCo) to acquire European onshore wind energy ...
/ / Wind
ReNew Energy Refinances its Dollar-Denominated Bonds from Indian NBFC

ReNew Energy Refinances its Dollar-Denominated Bonds from Indian NBFC

Renewable energy producer ReNew Energy Global announced that it had refinanced its 2024 maturity dollar-denominated bonds with amortizing project debt from an Indian non-banking financial company (NBFC). By refinancing the ...
British International Investment Announces $250 Million for Mahindra's EV Venture

British International Investment Announces $250 Million for Mahindra’s EV Venture

British International Investment (formerly CDC Group), a U.K. government-owned development finance institution, will invest up to $250 million in a new passenger electric vehicle (EV) venture to be launched by ...
Technology to Turn Old Solar Panels Into Heat-Harvesting Thermoelectric Materials

Technology to Turn Old Solar Panels Into Heat-Harvesting Thermoelectric Materials

A team of scientists from the Agency for Science, Technology, and Research (A*STAR) and Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) has developed technology that can turn old solar panels into ...
EV Logistics Platform EVIFY Raises $100,000 in a Seed Funding Round

EV Logistics Platform EVIFY Raises $100,000 in a Seed Funding Round

Surat-based Electric Vehicle (EV) startup, EVIFY Logitech, has raised $100,000 in a seed round from angel investors, including We Founder Circle. The company provides a technology-enabled EV logistics platform and ...
Investment Platform PYSE Launches First Fractionally-owned Solar Project in Karnataka

Investment Platform PYSE Launches First Fractionally-owned Solar Project in Karnataka

Bengaluru-based PYSE, a retail investment platform for sustainable projects, has launched India's first fractionally-owned solar power project in Karnataka. The 5 MW open access solar project in Chitradurga will be ...
Bangladesh and World Bank Sign a $515 Million Loan Agreement for Rural Electrification

Bangladesh and World Bank Sign a $515 Million Loan Agreement for Rural Electrification

The Bangladesh government and the World Bank have signed a $515 million financing agreement for the country's Electricity Distribution Modernization Program that will support the digitization and modernization of 25 ...