217,000 Solar Mini Grids Needed by 2030 to Provide Power to Half a Billion People

217,000 Solar Mini Grids Needed by 2030 to Provide Power to Half a Billion People

The world will require over 217,000 solar mini grids at a cumulative cost of $127 billion by 2030 to provide power to half a billion people globally, a report by ...
Australia’s Queensland to Spend A$62 Billion to Develop Renewable Supply Chain

Australia’s Queensland to Spend $40 Billion to Develop Renewable Supply Chain

Queensland plans to spend A$62 billion (~$40.11 billion) over the next 15 years to build a robust renewable supply chain in the Australian state. The Queensland Energy and Jobs Plan ...
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SJVN Floats Tender for 70 MW of Solar Projects in Himachal Pradesh

SJVN Floats Tender for 70 MW of Solar Projects in Himachal Pradesh

SJVN Green Energy, a wholly-owned subsidiary of SJVN, has invited bids to install and commission 70 MW of grid-connected solar power projects in Himachal Pradesh. The projects will be installed ...
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Daily News Wrap-Up EESL Installs Over Three Million Smart Meters

Daily News Wrap-Up: EESL Installs Over Three Million Smart Meters

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), as part of its Smart Meter National Program, installed over three million ...
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Month in a Minute Top Headlines from Indian Renewable Sector in September 2022

Month in a Minute: Top Headlines from Indian Renewable Sector in September 2022

Here is a recap of some of the most important headlines from September 2022: India added 1.3 GW of new open access solar capacity in the first half (1H) of ...
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Guidelines Issued for Tranche II of PLI Program for Solar Cells and Modules

Guidelines Issued for Tranche II of PLI Program for Solar Cells and Modules

The Ministry of New & Renewable Energy (MNRE) has approved ₹195 billion (~$2.61 billion) to achieve gigawatt-scale manufacturing of high-efficiency solar photovoltaic modules under the second phase (Tranche II) of ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
MSEDCL Invites Bids to Procure Power from 500 MW of Intrastate Solar Projects

MSEDCL Invites Bids to Procure Power from 500 MW of Intrastate Solar Projects

Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company (MSEDCL) has invited bids to procure 500 MW of power on a long-term basis from 500 MW (Phase IX) of grid-connected intrastate solar power projects ...
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Four-terminal Architecture Push Perovskite Cells' Performance to Over 30% Efficiency

Four-terminal Architecture Push Perovskite Cells’ Performance to Over 30% Efficiency

Recent efforts by TNO, TU Eindhoven, imec, and TU Delft, partners in Solliance, a solar research institute in the Netherlands, claim to have pushed the conversion efficiency of tandem solar ...
/ / Solar, Technology
Intersect Power Closes $3.1 Billion Financing for 2.2 GW Solar Plus Storage Portfolio

Intersect Power Closes $3.1 Billion Financing for 2.2 GW Solar Plus Storage Portfolio

Intersect Power, a U.S.-based renewable energy project developer, announced the closing of an aggregate of $2.4 billion of new financing and an additional $675 million against earlier commitments for developing ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
Competition Commission Approves JSW’s Acquisition of Mytrah Energy Subsidiaries

Competition Commission Approves JSW’s Acquisition of Mytrah Energy Subsidiaries

The Competition Commission of India has approved the acquisition of 18 subsidiaries of renewable energy company Mytrah Energy by JSW Neo Energy, a wholly-owned subsidiary of JSW Energy. The agreement ...
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Bids Invited to Commission 50 MW of Rooftop Solar Projects in Uttar Pradesh

Bids Invited to Commission 50 MW of Rooftop Solar Projects in Uttar Pradesh

Uttar Pradesh New & Renewable Energy Development Agency (UPNEDA) has invited bids to develop 50 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar projects on government and semi-government buildings in Uttar Pradesh under ...
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GUVNL Invites Bids for 600 MW of Solar Projects With Additional 600 MW Greenshoe Option

GUVNL Invites Bids for 600 MW Solar Projects With Additional Greenshoe Option

Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam (GUVNL) has invited bids for 600 MW of grid-connected solar power projects (Phase XVII) at the Khavda Solar Park in Gujarat with a greenshoe option of ...
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A 10 kWh Battery Storage System Can Fully Meet Backup Needs of 3-Day Outage in the US

A 10 kWh Battery Storage System Can Fully Meet Backup Needs of Three-Day Outage in the US

If heating and cooling loads are excluded from backup, small behind-the-meter Solar Photovoltaic plus Energy Storage Systems (PVESS) with just 10 kWh of storage can fully meet backup needs over ...
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Adani Green Commissions 600 MW Solar-Wind Hybrid Power Project in Rajasthan

Adani Green Commissions 600 MW Solar-Wind Hybrid Power Project in Rajasthan

Adani Green Energy (AGEL) has commissioned a 600 MW interstate transmission system (ISTS) connected wind-solar hybrid power project in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan. The hybrid power project has been developed under two ...
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Amazon Adds 2.7 GW of New Renewable Energy Capacity Across 71 Projects

Amazon Adds 2.7 GW of New Renewable Energy Capacity Across 71 Projects

E-commerce conglomerate Amazon has announced the expansion of its renewable energy portfolio globally, with 2.7 GW of clean energy capacity across 71 new renewable projects, including its first solar farms ...
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Researchers Claim to Cut Production Time of Silicon Solar Cells by Half

Researchers Claim to Cut Production Time of Silicon Solar Cells by Half

A proof of concept for an innovative production line for silicon solar cells with a double-than-usual throughput of 15,000 to 20,000 wafers per hour has been developed by the Fraunhofer ...
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Bharat Petroleum Invites Bids for a 6 MW Solar Project at Its Kochi Refinery

Bharat Petroleum Invites Bids for a 6 MW Solar Project at Its Kochi Refinery

Bharat Petroleum Corporation (BPCL) has invited bids for the engineering, supply, installation, testing, and commissioning of a 6 MW solar power project at its refinery in Kochi, Kerala. The successful ...
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Funding and M&A Roundup: EV Charging Company Connected Kerb Secures $110 Million

Funding and M&A Roundup: EV Charging Company Connected Kerb Secures $110 Million

From: Mercom Capital Group Connected Kerb, a London-based electric vehicle charging infrastructure specialist, announced that it had secured an investment of up to £110 million (~$110 million) from Aviva Investors, the global asset ...
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Project Finance Brief Enefit Green Acquires Solar Projects in Estonia

Project Finance Brief: Enefit Green Acquires Solar Projects in Estonia

From: Mercom Capital Group Enefit Green, an Estonian renewable energy developer, has signed an agreement to acquire a 100% stake in Raabiste Pollud OU, an entity that owns 165 MW ...
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Falling Costs Drove Solar Installations in the US in 2021

Falling Costs Drove Solar Installations in the US in 2021

Nearly 12.5 GW of new utility-scale solar capacity came online in the U.S. in 2021, taking the cumulative capacity to 51.34 GW across 1,131 projects. Falling costs drove the strong ...
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Bids Invited to Install 50,000 Solar Pumps in Maharashtra under KUSUM Program

Bids Invited to Install 50,000 Solar Pumps in Maharashtra under KUSUM Program

Maharashtra Energy Development Agency (MEDA) has invited bids to install 50,000 grid-connected submersible solar water pumping systems of 3, 5, and 7.5 horsepower (HP) under component-B of the Pradhan Mantri ...
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MNRE Notifies BCD and Hike in GST Rates as ‘Change in Law’ Events But With a Condition

MNRE Notifies BCD and Hike in GST Rates as ‘Change in Law’ Events But With a Condition

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has said the imposition of basic customs duty (BCD) and hike in goods and services tax (GST) from 5% to 12% should ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Bids Invited for Topographical Survey to Set Up Solar Power Projects in Assam

Bids Invited for Topographical Survey to Set Up Solar Power Projects in Assam

Assam Power Distribution Company (APDCL) has invited bids to select an agency to carry out an aerial topography survey using drone-based technology to set up MW-scale solar power projects in ...
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Bids Invited for 1.2 MW of Rooftop Solar Projects in Goa

Bids Invited for 1.2 MW of Rooftop Solar Projects in Goa

Goa Energy Development Agency (GEDA) has invited bids to design, supply, install, test, and commission 1.2 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar projects at North Goa and South Goa District hospitals ...
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Rajasthan Proposes Free Solar Power for State DISCOMs from Interstate Projects

Rajasthan Proposes Free Solar Power for State DISCOMs from Interstate Projects

Rajasthan-based solar installations supplying electricity to other states will have to shell out 10% of their generation free of cost to the state's distribution companies (DISCOMs) if a proposal by ...