Toshiba Announces Conversion Efficiency of 9.5% for Solar Cells Used in Charging EVs

Toshiba Announces Conversion Efficiency of 9.5% for Solar Cells Used in Charging EVs

Researchers at the Japan-based Toshiba Corporation announced a method of layering a transparent solar cell over a standard silicon cell to develop an efficient, low cost and a reliable tandem ...
/ / Solar, Technology
Consultants Invited to Study Transport Sector Decarbonization in the Arab Region

Consultants Invited to Study Transport Sector Decarbonization in the Arab Region

The Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RCREEE), the official technical arm of the League of Arab States, has invited bids to select a consultant to conduct a study ...
/ / Electric Vehicles, Grid
Rajasthan Electronics Invites Bids to Install 409 EV Chargers Across Nine Cities

Rajasthan Electronics Invites Bids to Install 409 EV Chargers Across Nine Cities

Rajasthan Electronics and Instruments (REIL) has invited bids for the survey, planning, supply, installation, and commissioning of 409 electric vehicle (EV) chargers in nine cities and across three national highways ...
BEST Invites Bids for Installation of EV Charging Stations in Mumbai

BEST Invites Bids for Installation of EV Charging Stations in Mumbai

Brihan-Mumbai Electric Supply and Transport Undertaking (BEST) has invited bids to select an operator to install and operate the electric vehicle (EV) charging stations by sharing the infrastructure of BEST ...
Daily News Wrap-Up: Ministry Provides a List of 24 Cities to be Developed as Solar Cities

Daily News Wrap-Up: Ministry Provides a List of 24 Cities to be Developed as Solar Cities

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: In a written response to the Lok Sabha, Union Minister of Power and New and Renewable Energy, ...
Global Lithium-ion Battery Capacity To Increase Five-Fold To 5,500 GWh By 2030 Report

Global Lithium-ion Battery Capacity to Increase Five-Fold to 5,500 GWh by 2030: Report

According to Wood Mackenzie, a global research and consultancy firm, the cumulative lithium-ion battery capacity is likely to rise over five-fold to 5,500 GWh between 2021 and 2030, keeping in ...
BEE Floats Consultancy Tender for Energy Benchmarking for EVs and EV Chargers

BEE Floats Consultancy Tender for Energy Benchmarking of EVs and EV Chargers

Bureau of Energy Efficiency, an agency under the Ministry of Power, has invited bids to hire agencies to develop energy benchmarking for electric vehicles (EVs) and EV chargers and estimate ...
EverSource Capital Buys Majority Stake in EV Operator Lithium Urban

EverSource Capital Buys Majority Stake in EV Operator Lithium Urban

EverSource Capital, a climate impact fund, has announced an investment in Lithium Urban Technologies, an electric vehicles (EV) company, for a majority stake. Lithium Urban operates a fleet of four-wheeler ...
Renewable Energy Industry Mostly Upbeat with Budget 2022 Industry Reactions

Renewable Energy Industry Mostly Upbeat with Budget 2022: Industry Reactions

The Union Budget for the financial year (FY) 2022-23 presented by Finance Minister Nirmala Sithararman has been well received by the renewable industry. Some of the important points proposed in ...
Budget 2022: Focus on Solar Module Manufacturing, ₹195 Billion Set Aside For PLI Program

Budget 2022: Focus on Solar Module Manufacturing, ₹195 Billion Set Aside for PLI Program

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented the 2022-23 budget in the parliament against the backdrop of an economic revival. Stressing the success of the production-linked incentive (PLI) program, the finance ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Hero MotoCorp invests ₹4.2 Billion in Ather Energy as it Prepares for its EV Launch

Hero MotoCorp invests ₹4.2 Billion in Ather Energy as it Prepares for its EV Launch

Hero MotoCorp, a manufacturer of motorcycles and scooters, is investing ₹4.2 billion (~$56.44 million) in Ather Energy, an electric two-wheeler manufacturer. The company’s board approved the investment in one or ...
/ / Electric Vehicles, Grid
Ministry of Power Issues Revised Guidelines for EV Charging Infrastructure

Ministry of Power Issues Revised Guidelines for EV Charging Infrastructure

The Ministry of Power (MoP) has issued the revised ‘Charging Infrastructure for Electric Vehicles (EVs) Guidelines’ to accelerate the e-mobility transition in the country. The guidelines aim to enable faster ...
/ / Electric Vehicles, Grid
CESL to Empanel Financial Institutions to Provide Loans for Electric Vehicles

CESL to Empanel Financial Institutions to Provide Loans for Electric Vehicles

Convergence Energy Services Limited (CESL), a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), has invited expressions of interest to empanel financial institutions for financing electric vehicles (EVs) across ...
/ / Electric Vehicles, Grid
BluSmart Plans to Expand its EV Fleet to Six Cities in India: Interview

BluSmart Plans to Expand its EV Fleet to Six Cities in India: Interview

The electric vehicle (EV) sector in India expects high growth in the upcoming years. Several states and union territories, including Delhi, Maharashtra, Gujarat, and Rajasthan, have announced EV policies to support EV adoption. The ...
/ / Electric Vehicles, Grid
Bids Invited for 1,200 EVs and Charging Stations in Kerala

Bids Invited for 1,200 EVs and Charging Stations in Kerala

The Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB) has invited expressions of interest (EoIs) for the supply of 200 electric vehicles (EVs) and 1,000 special purpose EVs, along with setting up charging ...
/ / Electric Vehicles, Grid
New Electrolyte Found to Achieve Greater Energy Density in Lithium-Ion Batteries

New Electrolyte Found to Achieve Greater Energy Density in Lithium-Ion Batteries

A team of researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and other organizations have found a novel electrolyte that could make it possible for lithium-ion batteries, which now typically ...
/ / Solar, Technology
Startups Expand Their Footprint in India’s EV Market_ Interview

Startups Expand Their Footprint in India’s EV Market: Interview

The electric vehicle (EV) sector in India expects high growth in the current year on the back of robust funding received by EV companies in 2020. Companies believe that demand ...
/ / Electric Vehicles, Grid
Hydrogen Car

Petition Filed to Bring Hydrogen Fuel Cell-Based Electric Vehicles Under FAME Program

In an attempt to bring the hydrogen fuel-based vehicles and infrastructure under the ambit of the Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Electric Vehicles (FAME-II) program, public interest litigation (PIL) has ...
/ / Electric Vehicles, Grid
United States Added a Record 33.8 GW of Renewables in 2020 Despite COVID-19: BNEF

United States Added a Record 33.8 GW of Renewables in 2020 Despite COVID-19: BNEF

BloombergNEF (BNEF) and the Business Council for Sustainable Energy (BCSE) have, in their report 'Sustainable Energy in America Factbook', said that renewable generation continued to expand its share in the ...
Israel's E-Mobility Company REE Automotive to go Public in a $3.6 Billion SPAC Deal

Israel’s E-Mobility Company REE Automotive to go Public in a $3.6 Billion SPAC Deal

REE Automotive, an Israel-based e-mobility company, has signed a merger agreement for a business combination with 10X Capital Venture Acquisition Corporation, a special purpose vehicle company (SPAC), resulting in REE ...
/ / Electric Vehicles, Grid
A New Solid-State Lithium Battery That Can Increase the Range of Electric Vehicles by 80%

A New Solid-State Lithium Battery That Can Increase the Range of Electric Vehicles by 80%

The rise of electric vehicles (EVs) in the last few years has been phenomenal. One of the impediments holding back the broader adoption of EVs is the performance of batteries ...
/ / Energy Storage, Technology
Daily News Wrap-Up_ 95 MW Solar Project in Kazakhstan with Sungrow Inverters Goes Online

Daily News Wrap-Up: 95 MW Solar Project in Kazakhstan with Sungrow Inverters Goes Online

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: Inverter solution supplier for renewables, Sungrow, announced that 95 MW of its 1500V medium-voltage central inverter solutions ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Gujarat Seeks Manufacturers for 5,000 E-Rickshaws and 10,000 Electric Two-Wheelers

Gujarat Seeks Manufacturers for 5,000 E-Rickshaws and 10,000 Electric Two-Wheelers

The Gujarat Energy Development Agency (GEDA) has invited bids for manufacturers to market and distribute 5,000 battery-operated three-wheelers with lithium-ion batteries in the state. The tender has been floated under ...
/ / Electric Vehicles, Grid
Center Readies Incentives for 7,000 E-Buses, 55,000 E-Cars, 1 Million Two-Wheelers

Center Readies Incentives for 7,000 E-Buses, 55,000 E-Cars, 1 Million Two-Wheelers

Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises Minister Prakash Javadekar said in Lok Sabha that the government had provided a demand incentive of ₹950 million (~$12.9 million) towards 27,201 electric vehicles (EVs) ...
/ / Electric Vehicles, Grid
COVID or Not, Indian EV Startups Continue to Push Forward

COVID or Not, Indian EV Startups Continue to Push Forward

Historically, mobility and fossil fuels have been inextricably linked, and electric vehicles (EVs) have been on the fringes relevant only in a few niche markets. But with climate change taking ...
/ / Mercom Research Focus, Other
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