NTPC to Stop New Land Acquisition for Coal-based Projects

NTPC to Stop New Land Acquisition for Coal-Based Projects

India’s largest coal-fired power generator, NTPC Ltd, aims to transform itself into the country’s biggest renewable energy producer and refrain from acquiring land for new thermal power projects, its chairman, ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Bids Invited for Recycling and Management of Waste from Renewables and Power Industry

Bids Invited for Recycling and Management of Waste from Renewables and Power Industry

The Department of Science & Technology (DST) invited bids for solid waste management of residuals emanating from the power industry. The tender has been floated for the disposal and recycling ...
/ / Energy Efficiency, Other
China’s Pledge to Become Carbon-Neutral by 2060 Has Global Implications

China’s Pledge to Become Carbon-Neutral by 2060 Has Global Implications

The world’s largest and growing energy market, China, announced its ambition to transform into a  carbon-neutral economy by 2060. However, for a country that contributes 28% of global emissions, Chinese ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Maharashtra’s Solar Association Alleges Mismanagement of Solar Subsidies by DISCOM

Maharashtra’s Solar Association Alleges Mismanagement of Solar Subsidies by DISCOM

The Maharashtra Solar Manufacturers Association (MASMA) has expressed its displeasure with the way Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) has been handling the state’s solar sector. The association has ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
SECI Paid ₹4.6 Billion to Solar and Wind Developers in August 2020

SECI Paid ₹4.6 Billion to Solar and Wind Developers in August 2020

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) paid nearly ₹4.6 billion (~$62.4 million) to solar and wind developers in August 2020, which amounted to almost 84% of the total amount ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Germany‘s New Climate Action Plan Focuses on Augmenting Solar and Wind Capacities

Germany’s New Climate Action Plan Focuses on Augmenting Solar and Wind Capacities

The federal cabinet of Germany has approved the amendments to the Renewable Energy Sources Act, intending to achieve its goal to expand renewable energy up to 65% by 2030. Germany’s ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Military Engineer Services Gets Net Metering for Solar Projects Above Ceiling Capacity

Military Engineer Services Gets Net Metering for Rooftop Solar Above Ceiling Capacity

The Uttarakhand Electricity Regulatory Commission (UERC) has allowed Military Engineer Services (MES) branches at Roorkee and Dehradun to set up a 2 MW grid-connected rooftop solar system each under net metering ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Blackstone Sets Up a $250 Million Fund for Distributed Renewable Projects

Blackstone Sets Up a $250 Million Fund for Distributed Renewable Projects

The United States-based global investment firm, Blackstone, has announced a $250 million fund for distributed and sustainable energy infrastructure assets to ride on the renewable energy wave that’s sweeping energy ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Korea’s Solar-Powered Drone Completes its Longest Continuous Flight of 53 Hours

Korea’s Solar-Powered Drone Completes its Longest Continuous Flight of 53 Hours

The Korean Aerospace Research Institute (KARI) announced that its solar-powered drone has successfully completed its longest flight in Korea. The agency said that its solar-powered electrical aerial vehicle (EAV-3) succeeded ...
/ / Solar, Technology
Off-Grid Solar Solutions Provider Greenlight Secures $90 Million in Funding

Off-Grid Solar Solutions Provider Greenlight Secures $90 Million in Funding

Greenlight Planet, a solar Pay-As-You-Go (PAYG) off-grid solar solutions provider in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia, secured $90 million in funding. The investment would fuel the expansion of the company’s ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
Solar Developers Want Government to Penalize Delayed Transmission Projects

Solar Developers Want Government to Penalize Delayed Transmission Projects

Solar power project development slowed down drastically since March when India imposed a lockdown to control the COVID-19 pandemic. Solar installations declined more than 80% in Q2. Only 205 MW ...
Daily News Wrap-Up_ juwi Signs PPA for a 175 MW Solar + 25 MW Battery Storage Project

Daily News Wrap-Up: juwi Signs PPA for a 175 MW Solar + 25 MW Battery Storage Project

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcement of the day from around the world: Duke Energy, a U.S.-based energy holding company, announced that it would convert its fleet of 10,000 vehicles ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Nearly 300,000 Households Electrified Through Off-Grid Solar Solutions_ RK Singh

Nearly 300,000 Households Electrified Through Off-Grid Solar Solutions: RK Singh

Over 300,000 households have been electrified through solar-based standalone systems, the Minister of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) R.K. Singh said in Lok Sabha recently. In October 2017, the SAUBHAGYA ...
/ / Off-grid, Solar
Project Finance Brief_ Nexamp to Acquire 50 MW of Community Solar Projects

Project Finance Brief: Nexamp to Acquire 50 MW of Community Solar Projects

Sun Investment Group (SIG) and Ignitis Renewables have signed a contract under which Ignitis Renewables will acquire a 170 MW turnkey portfolio developed in Poland by SIG. The PV projects ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Funding and M&A Roundup_ Trina Solar Acquires Nclave Renewable, Lumos Raises $35 Million

Funding and M&A Roundup: Trina Solar Acquires Nclave Renewable, Lumos Raises $35 Million

Trina Solar, a solar and smart energy total solution provider, announced its acquisition of the remaining 49% equity in Nclave Renewable to make Nclave a wholly-owned subsidiary of Trina Solar ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Solar Installations Surged, Wind Fell in Italy During First Half of 2020

Solar Installations Surged, Wind Fell in Italy During First Half of 2020

In the first half of 2020, Italy added 339 MW of new solar, wind, and hydroelectric installations, a dip of 39% compared to the same period in 2019. Solar and ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Qualified Coordinating Agencies Required for 5 MW Solar and 15 MW Wind Farms

Qualified Coordinating Agencies Required for 5 MW Solar and 15 MW Wind Farms

MOIL Limited, a state-owned manganese-ore mining company, headquartered in Nagpur, has floated a tender seeking the services of qualified coordinating agencies (QCAs) for its solar and wind power farms. The ...
Construction Cost for Solar Projects Fell by 50% in the US During 2013-18

Construction Cost for Solar Projects Fell by 50% in the US During 2013-18

The latest report published the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) shows that the annual capacity-weighted average construction cost for solar and onshore wind decreased considerably between 2013 and 2018. Natural ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Daily News Wrap-Up_ Suntech’s 1 GW Integrated Solar Cell and Module Facility Opens

Daily News Wrap-Up: Suntech’s 1 GW Integrated Solar Cell and Module Facility Opens

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: Suntech, a global solar panel producer, has begun the operation of a 1 GW integrated photovoltaic cell ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Tamil Nadu to Empanel Vendors for 5 MW of Residential Rooftop Solar Projects

Tamil Nadu to Empanel Vendors for 5 MW of Residential Rooftop Solar Projects

The Tamil Nadu Energy Development Agency (TEDA) has issued a tender to empanel vendors for 5 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar projects for domestic customers in the state. The projects ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Spain to Invest €181 Million in Innovative Renewable Energy Projects

Spain to Invest €181 Million in Innovative Renewable Energy Projects

The Institute for the Diversification and Saving of Energy (IDAE) will allocate €181 million (~$214 million) to support renewable energy projects in seven autonomous communities of Spain. The allocation is ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Karnataka Regulator Reduces Tariff for 60 MW of Adani Green’s Delayed Solar Projects

Karnataka Regulator Reduces Tariff for 60 MW of Adani Green’s Delayed Solar Projects

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) has denied Adani Green Energy (UP) Limited’s requests for relief under the force majeure clause of its power purchase agreement (PPA) with the Bangalore ...
Fourth Partner Energy Receives ₹1.26 Billion to Expand Distributed Solar Footprint (1)

Fourth Partner Energy Receives ₹1.26 Billion to Expand Distributed Solar Footprint

Symbiotics, an investment firm specialized in emerging, sustainable, and inclusive finance, issued its first bond the proceeds of which are exclusively used to finance renewable energy projects. It raised ₹1.26 ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
These High-Performance Organic Solar Cells Claim to Have an Efficiency of Over 14%

These High-Performance Organic Solar Cells Claim to Have an Efficiency of Over 14%

A research team from the South China University of Technology has claimed to have developed a new method of producing organic solar cells, which eliminate the need for potentially toxic ...
/ / Solar, Technology
Sterling and Wilson Solar’s Profit Falls 63% YoY in Q1 FY 2021

Sterling and Wilson Solar’s Profit Falls 63% YoY in Q1 FY 2021

Sterling and Wilson Solar Limited (SWSL), a solar engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) company, reported a 63% fall in profits year over year (YoY) during the quarter ended June 30, ...