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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
has signed a mandate with the government of Uzbekistan to increase its renewable power capacity and encourage private sector investment in Uzbekistan’s renewable energy sector.

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 ...
Interview: India Needs to Strengthen the Battery Energy Storage Manufacturing Sector

Interview: India Needs to Strengthen Battery Energy Storage Manufacturing Sector

India’s renewable energy sector needs a strong backbone in the form of a robust energy storage industry in order to sustain its growth trajectory, according to Naveen Sharma, vice president ...
India Will Soon Have its First Grid-Scale Energy Storage System

India Will Soon Have its First Grid-Scale Energy Storage System

AES India and Mitsubishi Corporation have begun the construction of India’s first utility-scale energy storage system in the national capital. The 10 MW energy storage system will serve the grid ...
India’s Energy Storage Industry Buoyant Despite Recent Tender Cancellations

India’s Energy Storage Industry Buoyant Despite Recent Tender Cancellations

India is on the cusp of a revolution in energy storage, according to key industry players. This was the sentiment at the well-attended 5th Energy Storage India Conference held in ...
Wartsila Enters Energy Storage Solutions Market

Wartsila Enters Energy Storage Solutions Market in India

Finnish power conglomerate Wartsila, has announced its entry into the Indian energy storage market. The acquisition of Greensmith Energy Management Systems, a developer of grid-scale energy storage software and integrated ...
CERC Releases White Paper on Energy Storage

CERC Releases White Paper on Energy Storage

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has released a white paper on energy storage systems in an effort to generate discussion among the stakeholders and better understand users’ perceptions about ...
NTPC to Set Up 50 MW of Solar Power Projects with Battery Storage System at Port Blair

NTPC to Set Up 50 MW of Solar Power Projects with Battery Storage System at Port Blair

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed between the National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC), Andaman & Nicobar Administration, and the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) for NTPC ...