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Panasonic partners Aerem to provide financing to its solar customers

Panasonic Life Solutions India has partnered with Aerem Solutions to facilitate financial assistance for its solar customers in the residential and commercial & industrial (C&I) sectors.


IndianOil, Sun Mobility sign battery swapping JV agreement

Indian Oil Corp. and Sun Mobility will form a 50:50 joint venture to undertake and operate battery-as-a-service solution for small-format electric vehicles in India.

The future of solar energy: How R&D can bridge the gap between supply and demand 

Continued investments in research and development, particularly in areas like advanced battery storage technologies and next-generation solar cell materials, coupled with supportive policies and global collaboration can unlock the full potential of solar energy and pave the way towards a brighter, more sustainable future. 

New study provides state-wise renewables addition plan for India    

A new study by government thinktank NITI Aayog provides state-wise renewable energy potential that can be harnessed by states to meet their renewable purchase obligations, RE capacity that needs to be procured by the deficit states from other RE-rich states, and storage requirement to meet the required grid balancing. The study was carried out with the support of the Central Electricity Authority and the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy.


Bringing lithium-sulfur batteries closer to commercialization

Researchers at the University of South Carolina have successfully transitioned their highly-durable lithium-sulfur battery technology from coin to pouch cells and reported competent energy densities.

Battrixx to use EVE Power’s battery cells for energy storage solutions

Kabra Extrusion Technik will produce advanced battery energy storage system (BESS) solutions based on battery cells from China’s Eve Power.


Solarwatt shuts down battery factory in Germany

Solarwatt says it will shut down its battery factory in Germany. Battery production at the Dresden facility will halt at the end of this year, and the company will move all battery and solar panel production to China.

Maxvolt secures $1.5 million for lithium battery plans

Maxvolt Energy Industries has raised $1.5 million from angel investors to accelerate its lithium battery research and development efforts, enhance the production capacity, and expand market reach.


Indian Army receives hydrogen bus

The Indian Army has received a hydrogen fuel cell bus under its collaboration with Indian Oil Corp. Ltd (IOCL) for demonstration trials of this technology. The bus promises a mileage of 250-300 km on a full 30 kg onboard tank of hydrogen fuel.

Hybrid hydrogen-battery system for off-grid PV-powered homes

Conceived by a Dutch research group, the proposed system is intended to store surplus renewable electricity via hydrogen generation and battery storage, with the latter being used only when hydrogen generation is not immediately available. Despite its high initial costs, the system can reportedly offer stable operation.

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