Maharashtra Announces Renewable Policy, Plans for 13 GW of Solar Projects

Maharashtra Announces Renewable Policy, Plans for 13 GW of Solar Projects

The Maharashtra State Cabinet has issued its ‘Unconventional Energy Generation Policy’ to promote non-conventional source-based energy generation. The policy is divided into two parts. In the first part of the policy, the ...
NTPC Invites Bids for Development of 300 MW of ISTS-Connected Wind Power Projects

NTPC Invites Bids for Development of 300 MW of ISTS-Connected Wind Power Projects

NTPC Limited has invited bids to develop 300 MW of interstate transmission system (ISTS)-connected wind energy projects anywhere in India. The work scope includes the engineering, design, manufacturing, supply, commissioning, ...
/ / Wind
Malaysia To Provide Net Metering for 500 MW of Residential and C&I Solar Systems

Malaysia To Provide Net Metering for 500 MW of Residential and C&I Solar Systems

Malaysia’s Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources (KeTSA) announced its New Energy Metering Program 3.0 (NEM 3.0), which aims to incentivize the export of excess solar energy into the grid ...
/ / Commercial, Solar
EESL Releases Tender to Procure 500 Electric Cars

EESL Releases Tender to Procure 500 Electric Cars

The Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) has floated a tender to procure 500 cars. The procurement will be financed by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) under its program for scaling ...
Major Developments in India's Wind Sector in 2020

Major Developments in India’s Wind Sector in 2020

Project development slowed down to a crawl in the wind sector for most of the year as supply chain issues, transportation restrictions, and workforce shortages weighed down the sector due ...
SJVN Floats Tender to Enlist EPC Contractors for 100 MW of Solar Projects

SJVN Floats Tender to Enlist EPC Contractors for 100 MW of Solar Projects

SJVN Limited, a joint venture between the central government and the government of Himachal Pradesh, has floated a notice inviting expressions of interest (EOI) to enlist engineering, procurement, and construction ...
Obligated Entities Still Waiting for Renewable Energy Certificates Trading to Resume

Obligated Entities Still Waiting for Renewable Energy Certificates Trading to Resume

Power exchanges have not yet resumed trading renewable energy certificates (REC) as they await the final order from the Appellate Tribunal for Electricity (APTEL), allowing resumption. REC trading has now ...
IL&FS Initiates the Acquisition of its Subsidiary Energy Advisory Business

IL&FS Initiates the Acquisition of its Subsidiary Energy Advisory Business

The Infrastructure Leasing and Financial Services Limited (IL&FS) has invited expressions of interest (EoI) for the acquisition of the energy advisory business of its subsidiary IL&FS Energy Development Company Limited ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Other
APTEL’s Stay on REC Trading has Significantly Impacted the Renewable Market_ Interview

APTEL’s Stay on REC Trading has Significantly Impacted the Renewable Market: Interview

Renewable energy certificates (RECs) play a vital role in helping companies meet their renewable purchase obligations (RPOs). They encourage the sale and growth of renewable energy and help the country ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
European Ultracapacitor Manufacturer Skeleton Technologies Raises €41.3 million

European Ultracapacitor Manufacturer Skeleton Technologies Raises €41.3 Million

Skeleton Technologies, an Estonia-based manufacturer of ultracapacitor-based energy storage, announced that it raised €41.3 million (~$48.5 million) in a Series D financing round from a group of investors. With this ...
DISCOM Privatization_ Chandigarh Invites Bidders to Acquire its Distribution Licensee

DISCOM Privatization: Chandigarh Invites Bidders to Acquire its Distribution Licensee

The Chandigarh Administration has issued a request for proposal (RfP) inviting bidders to acquire its distribution company (DISCOM). In the notice inviting bids, the Electricity Wing of the Engineering Department of the Union Territory ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
A Liquid Window That Can Bring Down Energy Consumption of Buildings By Up to 45%

A Liquid Window That Can Bring Down Energy Consumption of Buildings By Up to 45%

Researchers at the Nanyang Technological University claim that they have developed a liquid window panel that can reduce buildings' energy consumption by up to 45%. The researchers said that the ...
/ / Energy Efficiency, Other
No Registration Fee or Road Tax for First 200,000 Electric Two-Wheelers in Telangana (1)

No Registration Fee or Road Tax for First 200,000 Electric Two-Wheelers in Telangana

The Government of Telangana has released its new Electric Vehicle (EV) and Energy Storage Policy for 2020-2030, announcing subsidies, policy measures, and other incentives to turn the state into an EV and ...
REC Trading Expected to Resume from November 25th (1)

REC Trading Expected to Resume from November 25th

Power exchanges may resume trading renewable energy certificates (REC) on November 25, 2020, after a four-month halt following a stay order by the Appellate Tribunal for Electricity (APTEL) back in ...
Shortage of Solar and Net Meters in the State, Says Rajasthan Renewable Association

Shortage of Solar and Net Meters in the State, Says Rajasthan Renewable Association

The Renewable Energy Association of Rajasthan (REAR) has written to the Rajasthan Renewable Energy Corporation Limited (RRECL), asking it to permit the use of existing energy meters for projects under ...
Only Tamil Nadu and Gujarat Installed Wind Projects in Q3 Totaling Just 295 MW

Only Tamil Nadu and Gujarat Installed Wind Projects in Q3 Totaling Just 295 MW

Wind Installations in India were up about 117% in the third quarter of 2020 (Q3 2020), with about 295 MW of installations compared to the previous quarter’s 136 MW, according ...
/ / Wind
Researchers Develop a Sustainable Redox Flow Battery with Vanillin

Researchers Develop a Sustainable Redox Flow Battery with Vanillin

Researchers at TU Graz University claimed that they had developed a redox flow battery that utilizes conventional vanillin instead of liquid electrolyte, which could make the battery more environment friendly ...
/ / Energy Storage, Technology
Month in a Minute_ Top Headlines from India’s Renewable Sector in September 2020

Month in a Minute: Top Headlines from India’s Renewable Sector in September 2020

Here is a recap of some of the most important headlines from September 2020: The government of Andhra Pradesh approved ₹9 billion (~$123 million) to meet the expenditure of the state distribution ...
Allied Irish Bank Launches Green Bonds Worth €1 Billion

Allied Irish Bank Launches Green Bonds Worth €1 Billion

The Allied Irish Bank (AIB) announced that it has issued green bonds worth €1 billion (~$ 1.16 billion) to finance projects with climate change benefits. Green bonds are financial instruments ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
This Wireless Power Technology Could Change New Zealand’s Transmission System

This Wireless Power Technology Could Change New Zealand’s Transmission System

EMROD, a New Zealand-based technology startup, announced that it had developed new long-range, high-powered wireless power transmission technology that could substitute existing copper lines. The company explained that the technology ...
/ / Grid, T&D
China's FDI in India's Non-Conventional Energy Space Shrunk in 2019-20

China’s FDI in India’s Non-Conventional Energy Space Shrunk in 2019-20

China's foreign direct investment (FDI) in the Indian non-conventional energy segment was just 3.14% of the total Chinese FDI over the last five years, indicated minister of state for finance, ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Other
Daily News Wrap-Up_ Apple to Expand its Renewable Energy Portfolio in Europe

Daily News Wrap-Up: Apple to Expand its Renewable Energy Portfolio in Europe

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: Global technology giant Apple announced that it would invest in two onshore wind turbines near the Danish ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
EVs, Solar, Energy Efficiency, Part of Amazon’s Approach to Sustainability_ Interview

EVs, Solar, Energy Efficiency, Part of Amazon’s Approach to Sustainability: Interview

Large corporations can play a significant role in spearheading the transition towards green energy, decarbonization, and a sustainable future. Over the last few years, Amazon, an e-commerce giant and one of ...
Punjab Power Corporation Floats Tender to Install Smart Meters in Ludhiana

Punjab Power Corporation Floats Tender to Install Smart Meters in Ludhiana

The Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) has issued a tender for installing smart meters, advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) systems, and communication infrastructure with a network platform in Ludhiana. Interested ...
/ / Grid, Smart Grid
Karnataka Commission Extends Validity of Generic Tariff on Waste to Energy Projects

Karnataka Commission Extends Validity of Generic Tariff on Waste to Energy Projects

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) has extended the validity of the generic tariff ₹7.08 (~$0.096)/kWh for waste to energy (WTE) projects in the state. The validity of the tariff ...