MNRE Issues Testing Guidelines for Battery Storage

MNRE Issues Testing Guidelines for Battery Storage

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued draft guidelines for performance testing of batteries (lead-acid and nickel-based chemistry type) series approval for mandatory registration with the Bureau ...
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AES, Mitsubishi and Tata Commission 10 MW Battery Energy Storage System in Delhi

The 10 MW grid-connected system will be owned by AES and Mitsubishi Corporation. Fluence, a supplier of energy storage technology jointly owned by Siemens and AES, supplied the Advancion lithium-ion ...
BESCOM Issues Tender to Set Up 100 EV Charging Stations

BESCOM Issues Tender to Set Up 100 EV Charging Stations

Bangalore Electricity Supply Company (BESCOM) has issued a tender for setting up 100 electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in and around Bangalore. The bid-submission deadline is February 20, 2019. All ...
India’s Energy Storage Industry Buoyant Despite Recent Tender Cancellations

India Sanctioned Energy Storage Projects Worth ₹115 Million in Last 4 Years

India is now working toward a National Energy Storage Mission (NESM) to keep pace with the changing dynamics of the energy market. As energy storage projects are almost negligible in ...
MNRE Introduces Battery Energy Storage System in its Quality Control Order 2017

Total Global Energy Storage Capacity Could Triple by 2030: IRENA

In a brief prepared for COP24, the 24th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has underscored the ...
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Tata Power Agrees to Deploy 35 MWh of Gravity-Based Energy Storage from Energy Vault

Tata Power Agrees to Deploy 35 MWh of Gravity-Based Energy Storage from Energy Vault

Tata Power, an Indian power conglomerate, has announced that it will deploy a 35 MWh Energy Vault system in the next year. Energy Vault system is based on the the ...
DISCOMs Should Have a Defined Timeline for Installing Grid-Tied Solar Inverters: Interview

DISCOMs Should Have a Defined Timeline for Installing Grid-Tied Solar Inverters: Interview

There has been a lot of talk lately echoing the sentiment that the next big market in India at the residential level will be solar integrated with power back-up technology ...
World Bank to Invest $1 Billion Towards Battery Storage to Promote Renewables Globally

World Bank to Invest $1 Billion Towards Battery Storage to Promote Renewables Globally

The World Bank Group has committed $1 billion for a new global program to accelerate investment in battery storage for energy systems in developing and middle-income countries. The program is ...
MNRE Broadens the Definition of ‘Storage’ in its Wind-Solar Hybrid Policy

MNRE Broadens the Definition of ‘Storage’ in its Wind-Solar Hybrid Policy

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has amended the National Wind-Solar Hybrid Policy to remove the word ‘battery’ from the relevant clauses in order to broaden the definition ...
India Working Towards a National Energy Storage Mission

India Working Towards a National Energy Storage Mission

To keep pace with the changing dynamics of the energy markets, India is now working toward a National Energy Storage Mission (NESM). In February 2018, a committee with representatives from ...
Sungrow Opens 3 GW Solar Inverter Manufacturing Unit in India

Sungrow Opens 3 GW Solar Inverter Manufacturing Unit in India

Sungrow, a global inverter and energy storage system (ESS) solutions supplier for renewables, has inaugurated its solar inverter manufacturing unit in Bangalore. The facility will be of 3 GW capacity ...
Exicom to Provide Li-Ion Batteries for Kinetic Green’s E-Rickshaws

Exicom to Provide Li-Ion Batteries for Kinetic Green’s E-Rickshaws

Energy storage solutions provider Exicom has partnered with Kinetic Green, country’s leading manufacturer of government-approved electric three-wheeler vehicles, to provide them advanced Lithium-Ion (Li-ion) batteries for their E-Rickshaws. E-Rickshaws are expected ...
Interview: A Cheaper Inverter is Not Always a Better Option for Solar Projects

Interview: A Cheaper Inverter is Not Always a Better Option for Solar Projects

For solar project developers in the country, the decision to choose one inverter over the other is becoming increasingly difficult, given the rapid expansion of the segment, and numerous entrants ...
EV Adoption Could Generate $11 Billion for DISCOMs_ ASSOCHAM-EY

EV Adoption Could Generate $11 Billion for DISCOMs: ASSOCHAM-EY

Distribution companies (DISCOMs) in India are likely to witness to a windfall once mass adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) begins across the country, predicted a new study titled, Electrifying India: ...
ISRO Offers to Transfer its Li-ion Cell Technology to Suitable Industries and Start-ups

ISRO Offers to Transfer its Li-ion Cell Technology to Suitable Industries and Start-ups

Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC), a part of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), has invited applications regarding the Request for Qualification (RFQ) to transfer its in-house developed Li-ion cell technology ...
Enphase to Acquire SunPower's Microinverter Business

Enphase to Acquire SunPower’s Microinverter Business

Enphase Energy and SunPower Corporation have announced the signing of a definitive agreement under which Enphase will acquire SunPower's microinverter business. Enphase will be acquiring the microinverter business for $25 ...
Raasi Group to Setup Li-Ion Battery Manufacturing Unit in Tamil Nadu

Raasi Group to Set up Li-Ion Battery Manufacturing Unit in Tamil Nadu

The Central Electro Chemical Research Institute (CECRI), which comes under the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) and RAASI Solar Power Pvt Ltd have signed a Memorandum of Agreement ...
Dynapower and Raychem Sign Agreement to Bring Energy Storage Inverter Technology to India

Dynapower and Raychem Sign Deal to Bring Energy Storage Inverter Technology to India

Dynapower, an energy storage solutions provider, has entered into an agreement with Raychem RPG to bring its energy storage inverter technology and know-how to India and other SAARC (South Asian Association ...
IFC to Invest $8 Million in Lithium Urban Technologies

IFC to Invest $8 Million in Lithium Urban Technologies

The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, plans to invest $8 million in Lithium Urban Technologies Private Limited, a corporate employee transportation (CET) aggregator in ...
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New Water-Based Battery to Store Solar, Wind Energy

Researchers at Stanford claim to have developed a water-based battery that can provide a better solution than lithium-ion for storing solar and wind energy, according to the journal Nature Energy. Though ...
Funding in Global Battery Storage Sector Surges to $299 Million in Q1 of 2018

Funding in Global Battery Storage Sector Surges to $299 Million in Q1 of 2018

The fledgling energy storage industry is rapidly gaining momentum in the domestic as well as the international markets. Realizing the importance of energy storage, an increasing number of players are ...
Sungrow Enters Indian Market with 3 GW Inverter Manufacturing Facility in Bengaluru

Sungrow Enters Indian Market with 3 GW Inverter Manufacturing Facility in Bengaluru

Sungrow, a global inverter manufacturer and supplier, is going to strengthen its global delivery capability by establishing a new factory in Karnataka’s capital city of Bengaluru. The new manufacturing facility ...
Exicom Wins Tender to Supply 2,000 EV Chargers to EESL

Exicom Wins Tender to Supply 2,000 EV Chargers to EESL

Energy storage provider Exicom has won the tender to deploy 2,000 Electric Vehicle (EV) chargers under the Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) procurement program. In March 2018, Mercom had reported ...
Mahindra and Ford to Jointly Develop SUVs and EVs for Indian Market

Mahindra and Ford to Jointly Develop SUVs and EVs for Indian Market

Mahindra Group and Ford Motor have announced that they are teaming up to develop sports utility vehicles (SUVs) and small electric vehicles as part of several previously announced joint initiatives ...
Government Urges Battery Manufacturers to Set Up Units in India

Government Urges Battery Manufacturers to Set Up Manufacturing Units in India

The Minister for Power, R.K. Singh, recently chaired a meeting with battery manufacturers in New Delhi to discuss the creation of an ecosystem for incentivizing battery manufacturing in India. Officials ...