Microsoft to Buy 900 MW Renewable Power for its Ireland Data Centers

Microsoft to Buy 900 MW Renewable Power for its Ireland Data Centers

Microsoft Corporation has signed power purchase agreements (PPAs) to procure 900 MW of renewable capacity in Ireland to power its data centers in the country. The company said Ireland data ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Amara Raja Advance Cell Company to Manufacture Lithium-Ion Batteries

Amara Raja Advance Cell Company to Manufacture Lithium-Ion Batteries

Amara Raja Batteries recorded a consolidated net profit of ₹2.02 billion (~$24.54 million) in the second quarter (Q2) of the financial year (FY) 2023, a jump of 40% year-over-year (YoY) ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Australia Budget Commits $16 Billion in Clean Energy Spending Until 2026

Australia Budget Commits $16 Billion in Clean Energy Spending Until 2026

The Australian government has committed AU$25 billion (~$16.2 billion) in clean energy spending over the next four years in the budget for 2022-23 announced recently. As part of the Powering ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
A Decarbonized Global Energy System by 2050 Could Result in Savings of $12 Trillion

A Decarbonized Global Energy System by 2050 Could Result in Savings of $12 Trillion

Transitioning to a decarbonized energy system by around 2050 will save the world at least $12 trillion compared to continuing our current levels of fossil fuel use, according to a ...
Inexpensive Aluminium-Sulfur Batteries Could Outperform Lithium-ion: MIT Research

Inexpensive Aluminium-Sulfur Batteries Could Outperform Lithium-ion: MIT Research

A team of researchers at MIT and elsewhere have developed a new type of battery made from abundant and cheaper materials such as aluminum and sulfur. Lithium-ion batteries that are ...
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 ...
BIS Outlines Performance Standards for EV Batteries Amid Multiple Reports of EV Fires

BIS Outlines Performance Standards for EV Batteries Amid Multiple Reports of EV Fires

The Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) has issued performance standards for electric vehicle (EV) batteries to ensure the safety of the consumers amidst the report of EV fires across the ...
Tender Issued for Supply of Modules, Inverters, Batteries, and Mounting Structures in Kerala

Tender Issued for Supply of Modules, Inverters, Batteries, and Mounting Structures in Kerala

Agency for New and Renewable Energy Research and Technology (ANERT) has issued an expression of interest to register original equipment manufacturers (OEM) for supplying modules, solar inverters, batteries, and mounting ...
India's Annual Battery Market Could Surpass $15 billion by 2030 NITI Aayog Report

India’s Annual Battery Market Could Surpass $15 Billion by 2030: NITI Aayog Report

NITI Aayog, in collaboration with the Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI), recently published a report, which estimates India's future demand for batteries under an 'accelerated scenario' and a 'conservative scenario,’ to ...
Sale of Electric Cars Doubled YoY in 2021 Globally Reaching 6.6 Million IEA

Sale of Electric Cars Doubled YoY in 2021 Globally Reaching 6.6 Million: IEA

The sale of electric cars more than doubled to 6.6 million in 2021 compared to 3 million in 2020, accounting for 9% of the global car market, International Energy Agency ...
/ / Electric Vehicles, Grid
Bids Invited for Manufacturing of Advanced Chemistry Cells for Energy Storage

Bids Invited for Manufacturing of Advanced Chemistry Cells for Energy Storage

Through its Ministry of Heavy Industries, the Government of India has invited bids to select manufacturers for setting up production capacities for at least 5 GWh and totaling up to ...
Funding and M&A Roundup: Energy Analytics Company Bidgely Raises $26 Million

Funding and M&A Roundup: Energy Analytics Company Bidgely Raises $26 Million

From: Mercom Capital Group EnerVenue, an energy storage solutions company providing metal-hydrogen batteries, announced that it had raised $100 million in Series A funding. Schlumberger New Energy led the round, ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
Andhra Pradesh to Procure 25,000 Electric Two-Wheelers For Government Employees

Andhra Pradesh to Procure 25,000 Electric Two-Wheelers For Government Employees

New & Renewable Energy Development Corporation of Andhra Pradesh (NREDCAP) has signed an agreement with Convergence Energy Services Limited (CESL), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), to ...
/ / Electric Vehicles, Grid
Dalhousie University’s Advanced EV Battery Research Gets Grant from Tesla and NSERC

Dalhousie University’s Advanced EV Battery Research Gets Grant from Tesla and NSERC

A team of researchers from the Dalhousie University, based at Halifax in Nova Scotia, Canada, received a grant of $2.9 million in funding from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) ...
/ / Electric Vehicles, Grid
TOTAL’s Subsidiary Saft Launches New Brand of Batteries in India

TOTAL’s Subsidiary Saft Launches New Brand of Batteries in India

Saft, a wholly-owned subsidiary of TOTAL, recently announced the launch of the Saft Urja brand batteries to be manufactured and sold by its Indian subsidiary. The company specializes in advanced ...
Top Five Developments That Shaped the EV Sector in 2020

Top Five Developments That Shaped the EV Sector in 2020

The Indian automobile industry is one of the largest in the world, and it is currently undergoing a transformation with sales of electric vehicles rising year after year. However, like all other ...
/ / Mercom Research Focus, Other
EESL Floats Revised Tender for 9,347,000 Solar Home Systems for ISA Member Countries

EESL Floats Revised Tender for 9,347,000 Solar Home Systems for ISA Member Countries

The Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) has amended its tender for solar home lighting systems for member countries of the International Solar Alliance (ISA). The tender now seeks bids for ...
Researchers Claim Carbon Cloth Collector Improves Sulfur Utilization of Batteries

Researchers Claim Carbon Cloth Collector Improves Sulfur Utilization of Batteries

Researchers at Monash University, Deakin University, and the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (IITB)-Monash Research Academy, have claimed that that using a carbon cloth collector can improve the sulfur utilization ...
Tata Power to Expand its EV Charging Stations to over 700 by FY 2021

Tata Power to Expand its EV Charging Stations to over 700 by FY 2021

Tata Power has announced its plans to expand its electric vehicle (EV) charging network in the country to over 700 by the end of the financial year 2021. The company ...
Scientists Demonstrate a Cheaper, More Accessible Redox Flow Batteries

Scientists Demonstrate a Cheaper, More Accessible Redox Flow Batteries

Scientists at the University of Southern California have demonstrated a version of the redox flow type battery using low-cost and readily available materials, according to a recent study published in the Journal ...
Indian Scientists Come Up with an Improved Pseudocapacitor to Store Electrical Energy

Indian Scientists Come Up with an Improved Pseudocapacitor to Store Electrical Energy

In a novel discovery, scientists at the Institute of Nano Science and Technology (INST) have come up with new material for supercapacitors or pseudocapacitors, which can store electrical energy by ...
Researchers Claim They Can Potentially Double the Driving Range of Electric Vehicles

Researchers Claim They Can Potentially Double the Driving Range of Electric Vehicles

A team of researchers led by Hun-Gi Jung at the Center for Energy Storage Research at the Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) has claimed to have come up ...
/ / Electric Vehicles, Grid
Indian Oil Partners with Israeli Battery Manufacturer to Produce Metal-Air Batteries

Indian Oil Partners with Israeli Battery Manufacturer to Produce Metal-Air Batteries

The Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) has announced that it has partnered with Phinergy, an Israeli battery manufacturer, to produce metal-air batteries which could potentially be used in electric vehicles ...
Delhi Slashes Tariffs for EV Charging to Promote Electric Mobility

Delhi Slashes Tariffs for EV Charging to Promote Electric Mobility

In a step to curb pollution in the city, the Delhi Electricity Regularity Commission (DERC) has cut down the rates of charging stations for e-rickshaws and other electric vehicles. Residential ...
CEL Issues Tender for Supply of 100 MW of Grid-Tied Central Solar Inverter

Mizoram Announces Tender for 2,300 Solar Inverter Chargers

The Mizoram Power Plant Development Corporation (MPPDC) has issued a tender for the procurement of 2,300 solar inverter chargers. The chargers will be used to charge the batteries of existing ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar