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The role of renewable energy in achieving India’s net zero goals

The road to net-zero emissions in India doesn’t require herculean efforts. We can get there by wholeheartedly adopting renewables, investing in innovation and technology, and promoting public-private partnerships to build a better, cleaner, and more sustainable India for generations to come.

Nigeria’s Rural Electrification Agency, Husk Power Systems partner to deploy 250 MW of decentralized renewable energy projects

Nigeria’s Rural Electrification Agency has partnered Husk Power Systems for inter-connected minigrids and isolated minigrids, rooftop commercial and industrial (C&I) solar, productive use of energy (PUE), and appliance sales and financing.

The rise of solar co-ops: Collective action for installation advancement

Ishan Chaturvedi, director and co-founder at Vareyn Solar , talks about harnessing solar power with solar cooperatives in India. 

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Schneider Electric launches new storage systems for microgrids

The France-based group said its has released two new BESSs with enclosures of 7ft and 20ft. Their power ranges from 60 kW to 500 kW.

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IEA calls for sixfold expansion of global energy storage capacity

The International Energy Agency (IEA) has issued its first report on the importance of battery energy storage technology in the energy transition. It has found that tripling renewable energy capacity by 2030 would require 1,500 GW of battery storage.

Husk Power Systems secures additional $4 million in debt financing from ElectriFI

Husk has secured an additional $4 million in debt financing from ElectriFI, the EU-funded impact investment facility, further building upon ElectriFI’s initial $6 million investment in September 2022.

India’s ruling party pledges renewables, manufacturing focus in its poll manifesto

India’s ruling party Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has vowed continued focus on renewables, energy storage and electric mobility with a view to achieving energy independence for the nation by 2047.

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Husk Power secures $20 million in debt financing from European Investment Bank

Husk Power will use the fund for the construction of community solar minigrids in Nigeria, installation of rooftop solar for commercial & industrial (C&I) customers, expansion of appliance sales to households and small businesses, and the scaling of value-added services such as agro-processing and e-mobility.

Envirostream eyes increased recycling revenues after boosting battery volumes

Battery technology company Lithium Australia’s 100%-owned subsidiary Envirostream is seeking to scale up its battery recycling efforts, signing an updated agreement with South Korean manufacturer LG Energy Solution in a move that could deliver 770 tonnes of lithium-ion batteries for recycling.

After-sale support key to boosting off-grid solar

A new survey from US-based impact measurement company 60 Decibels shows off-grid energy customers are currently facing a series of challenges such as product affordability, gender inequality, customer support, further investment in minigrids, and over-indebtedness. The report, however, reveals that most users say the quality of their lives “very much improved” thanks to off-grid PV.

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