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Greenko places 140 MW electrolyzers order with Belgium’s John Cockerill

John Cockerill will supply 28 units of 5 MW alkaline electrolyzers for use in the development of a green ammonia plant in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh.
Markets & Policy

Tata Power to deploy AI-enabled smart energy management program in Mumbai

Tata Power will deploy US-based AutoGrid’s software application for electricity load management in Mumbai. It aims to engage 55,000 residential consumers and 6,000 large C&I customers to achieve 75 MW of peak capacity reduction within the first six...

Coal India Ltd launches tender for 35 MW captive solar

Coal India Ltd arm CIL Navikarniya Urja Ltd has tendered the engineering, procurement, and construction work for 35 MW (AC) of solar plants for captive consumption by Eastern Coalfields Ltd (ECL). The plants will come up at three locations of ECL in West...

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Energy Storage

Australian scientists unveil method to produce hydrogen straight from ocean

University of Adelaide researchers and their international partners have successfully used seawater with no pre-treatment to produce green hydrogen. They did this by introducing an acid layer over the catalysts in situ.

Solar may cover the world’s electricity demand with 0.3% of its land area

An international research group claims that raw materials and land availability do not present a real barrier for a global energy system with solar at its center. They said that forecasts for PV growth should not have their axis on utility-scale power pl...
Energy Storage

Budget 2023-24 reaffirms government’s focus on domestic solar and battery manufacturing, green hydrogen

The budget signifies the government’s intent to drive domestic manufacturing of lithium battery cells as it waives customs duty on the import of machinery required for manufacturing these cells. It also continues with nil customs duty on critical input...

Vedanta approves INR 444 crore equity investment in 691 MW of ‘captive’ renewable energy projects

The Mumbai-headquartered natural resources company will invest INR 444 crore ($54.23 million) in 691 MW of renewable energy projects to power its aluminum, copper and oil & gas operations across India. It will implement these captive projects through...
Energy Storage

Second-life batteries might beat new ones on solar LCOE in remote locations

UK scientists have discovered that second-life batteries could provide a lower levelized cost of electricity (LCOE) than conventional batteries in school buildings equipped with PV in East African schools. They said the cheapest system configuration uses...

Markets & Policy


India surpassed one million EV sales in 2022

Electric vehicles (EV) sales in India soared 212% year-on-year to surpass one million mark in 2022.

THDC, RRECL form JV to build 10 GW of renewable energy projects in Rajasthan

State-run hydropower producer THDC has formed a 74:26 joint venture with Rajasthan Renewable Energy Corp. Ltd to develop 10 GW of renewable energy projects in Rajasthan. The JV partners also plan floating solar and pumped hydro storage projects in the state.

Abu Dhabi’s International Holding Company to invest $400 million in Adani Enterprises FPO

Abu Dhabi-based International Holding Company (IHC) has subscribed to 16% of Adani Enterprises $2.5 billion Further Public Offering. This is IHC’s second investment deal completed with Adani Group after last year’s $2 billion investment in Adani Green Energy, Adani Transmission, and Adani Enterprises.

Union Budget 2023: Mainstreaming flexible and resilient grids

While the current policy regime supports the adoption of flexible resources like batteries, grid flexibility and resilience require more focus and a range of calibrated efforts, including due acknowledgment as a sector priority and robust planning at the central and state level. The upcoming union budget provides an opportunity for the government to develop flexible and resilient grids.

Adani Group rebuts US-based short-seller’s report

The Indian conglomerate has issued a 413-page response to the allegations made by the US-based short seller Hindenburg.

Union Budget 2023-24: EV industry calls for GST cut for batteries, low-cost EV finance, and more

Players in the electric vehicle (EV) hope the government will bring down the goods and services tax (GST) on EV batteries to 5% and lower duties on raw materials required for cell manufacturing. They also call for easy, low-cost EV finance to drive customer adoption. 



Rays Power Infra to build 1.8 GW solar park in Rajasthan 

Rays Power Infra has signed an agreement with the Rajasthan government to build a 1.8 GW solar park in the state with an estimated investment of INR 9,140 crore.

US-based renewable power producer announces 100 MW hybrid wind-solar project in India

The 100 MW co-located, wind-solar hybrid renewable power project in Maharashtra will supply clean power to commercial and industrial (C&I) customers in the state.

Coal miner SCCL commissions its first floating solar plant

State-owned Singareni Collieries Co. Ltd (SCCL) has commissioned 5 MW of its planned 15 MW floating solar plant at the Singareni Thermal Power Station reservoir in Telangana. The plant was built by Hyderabad-headquartered Novus Green Energy Systems using glass-to-glass PV modules.

Eggplants grow 50% more under solar panels

French specialist Sun’Agri unveiled the agronomic results on a crop of eggplant grown in a greenhouse commissioned in the Lot-et-Garonne in September, 2020.

NTPC tenders up to 1.5 GW of solar projects

NTPC Renewable Energy Ltd has tendered the balance-of-system (BoS) package with land for 1 GW of solar projects with green shoe option for additional 500 MW. Bidding is open until January 21.

Acme partners Norfund to invest in renewable energy projects in India

Indian developer Acme and the Norwegian investment fund have signed the framework agreement to co-invest in developing potential renewable energy projects in India.



Retired coal sites to host multi-day iron-air batteries

Form Energy will install two 10 MW / 1,000 MWh batteries on the sites of Xcel Energy’s former coal-fired plants.

US startup unveils saltwater flow battery for large-scale storage

US-based Salgenx has developed a scalable redox flow battery with two separate tanks of electrolytes, one of which is saltwater. Unlike other flow batteries, the new device is membrane-free, promising big gains at the levelized cost of storage level.

US startup begins producing 40%-efficient thermophotovoltaic cells

Antora Energy says its new 2 MW factory will make thermophotovoltaic cells for thermal storage applications. The cells are based on III-V semiconductors and reportedly have a heat-to-electricity conversion efficiency of more than 40%.

Ecozen raises $25 million, led by Nuveen

The Pune-headquartered solar pump controller and solar cold storage solutions provider will use the funds to expand beyond India and tap business opportunities beyond agriculture. 

New method to measure energy yield of bifacial PV systems

Canadian scientists have developed a new way to measure the energy yield of bifacial PV systems. They said they considered the spectral albedo of ground cover like snow and sand to predict energy gains of up to 2%, in comparison with the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) standard.

Storing renewables via regenerative braking in underground mines

Scientists in Austria have developed a long-term energy storage system that uses regenerative braking to adjust the descent speed of sand in mine shafts and generate electricity.



Borosil expands solar glass capacity in India to 1,000 tpd

Gujarat-based Borosil Renewables has started trial production from its third solar glass furnace, raising its capacity in India to 1,000 tons per day (tpd). Its cumulative solar glass capacity has reached 1,300 tpd, which includes 300 tpd in Germany added through the acquisition of Interfloat Group.

New photovoltaic-thermal solar panel from Spain

Spanish PVT specialist Abora Solar has developed aH72SK modules, which combine solar panels with power conversion efficiencies of 17.8% and a thermal efficiency rating of around 70%. Its total area is 1.96 square meters.

China mulling restrictions on polysilicon, wafer exports

The Chinese government is considering the introduction of export restrictions on solar wafers, black silicon, and silicon casting equipment. It has launched a public consultation process on the proposed measures.

Greek manufacturer to open organic solar cell factory

Organic Electronics Technologies (OET) has announced the start of a European-funded project that will develop and build an automated manufacturing production line for integrated printed organic photovoltaics in Thessaloniki, Greece.

Gautam Solar’s 545 Wp 10BB mono PV panels are now ALMM approved

The latest update to the Approved List of Models and Manufacturers (ALMM) includes Gautam Solar’s mono PERC ten-busbar half-cut and mono PERC five-busbar full-cell panels.

Rajasthan signs MoUs worth $14.85 billion for renewable energy, storage, and hydrogen projects

The State government has signed agreements for various giga-scale projects across renewable energy generation, solar manufacturing, pumped hydro storage, and green hydrogen.                                                                                                                

Energy Storage


Gujarat targets 8mtpa green hydrogen production capacity by 2035

The state aims to emerge as a green hydrogen hub and decarbonize energy-intensive industries like fertilizers, steel, chemicals, and petroleum.

Govt signs pact with Rajesh Exports for 5 GWh lithium-ion cell factory                                                                                     

The central government and the state government of Karnataka have signed an agreement with Bengaluru-headquartered Rajesh Exports to lend support and a tailormade incentive package for its 5 GWh lithium cell factory in Karnataka.

Electric One enters Sri Lanka 2-wheeler market, to start EV assembly by December

India’s largest EV store chain, which has a pan-India retail network of 100+ outlets, has entered the Sri Lankan 2-wheeler market through a joint venture company with cricketer Arjuna Ranatunga. The company will also start EV assembly in India by the end of December and roll out its products using battery technology developed with partner iPower.  

Beam Global awarded Indian patent for smart battery management system

The US-based company has been granted patents in India and China for its smart battery management system that monitors the thermal storage capacity of the phase-change material and automatically adjusts the power output of the battery packs and cells.

Servotech hits 1,400 EV charger supply milestone in three months

Servotech Power Systems has supplied 1,400 EV chargers in a span of three months in various cities across India.

JSW Energy secures Letter of Award for 500 MW/1 GWh battery storage projects

The private-sector power producer has been awarded 500 MW/1 GWh of standalone, grid-connected battery energy storage projects by the Solar Energy Corp. of India Ltd. It will set up the projects on a build-own-operate-transfer basis.

Opinion & Analysis


Is floating solar PV the future? 

The major impediments to floating solar photovoltaics (floatovoltaics) are the high cost of materials and the complex installation involved. 

Solar in 2023

Here are three trends in the solar sector that will gain momentum in 2023, leading to wider PV implementation.

How low-light solar cells can decarbonize your home

With the latest generation of household devices increasingly connected and internet-of-things (IoT)-enabled, dye-sensitized solar cells can finally realize their latent promise and help reduce the carbon footprint of billions of manufactured goods.

How Indian businesses are growing with ESG

Today, following the ESG (environmental, social and governance) mandate is more than just ticking off a box in the compliance checklist. It is taking ownership of the consequences of the businesses and working towards creating a positive impact by partnering with the right groups.  

COP27 was a crucial step forward for hydrogen – here’s why

Three import deals signed by the EU at Sharm El Sheikh during this month’s COP27 summit show the European Union is serious about harnessing green hydrogen for its heavy industry, and about distributing the fruits of the energy transition on an equitable basis.

Catalyzing energy transition in rural MSMEs through rooftop solar

Solutions for catalyzing rooftop solar in the rural commercial and industrial market have to be looked at in terms of geographic clusters. This allows for the aggregation of demand, making it easy to run awareness campaigns in a targeted manner.

Press Releases

TVS Motor Company invests in ION Mobility; furthers its commitment towards electrification

TVS Motor has entered into an investment agreement with an aim to provide ION the necessary ecosystem support to be successful in the electric two-wheeler markets of Singapore and Indonesia.

Solar PV equipment market in Vietnam is expected to reach US$ 9.61 billion in 2027E

JA Solar, Trina Solar, and ET Solar are the major solar PV module manufacturers in Vietnam.

Green investments to get a big push with ‘green growth’ being a priority area in the Union Budget: TERI experts

The focus on ‘green growth’, as one of the seven priority areas in the Union Budget presented by Union Finance Minister Ms Nirmala Sitharaman in Parliament on Wednesday, will lend a fillip to the transition towards decarbonization, and achieving the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and the larger net-zero goals, noted the experts at The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) in New Delhi.

Battrixx in partnership with Hero Electric attains AIS 156 Amendment III Phase 2 certification for Hero Vehicles

Battrixx, an advanced battery pack manufacturer, has received ARAI certification under AIS 156 Amendment III Phase 2 for its batteries, conceptualized and designed in-house in conjunction with Hero Electric’s R&D team.

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