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International Solar Alliance convenes meeting of regional committee for Latin America and Caribbean region

The Fifth Meeting of the ISA Regional Committee for Latin America and the Caribbean Region took place this week, convened by the International Solar Alliance (ISA). Its primary objective was translating ambitious solar energy goals into concrete results while addressing pertinent regional issues.  The meeting was presided over by Tania Masea, vice minister for new […]

Energy communities operating on hydrogen, batteries

Researchers in Spain have studied the impact of hydrogen production and storage technologies in risk management for energy communities with internal price-tariff systems. They found that the optimal involvement in futures markets and spot markets will depend on a community’s risk aversion and self-sufficiency.

Africa50 signs MoU with International Solar Alliance to support PV projects across Africa

Africa50 and International Solar Alliance (ISA) will leverage each other’s networks to mobilize funding and raise awareness of African solar projects in European and Indian markets.

Punjab tenders for purchase of 1.2 GW of solar power

The selected bidders will set up grid-connected solar projects anywhere in Punjab to supply the power.

WindStream crosses 100 SolarMills milestone in defence  

Telangana-based WindStream Energy Technologies has installed more than a hundred hybrid renewable energy systems, SolarMills, in the remote mountainous regions crucial for defense operations.  

GH2 Solar to build green hydrogen microgrid in Leh  

GH2 Solar has secured the EPC contract for a green hydrogen microgrid in Leh district of Ladakh. The project will be built at a very high altitude of 3,200 meters. 

India signs MoU on energy efficiency programmes in Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand

India’s Energy Efficiency Services Ltd has agreed to provide technical advisory, project management, contracting and implementation support for energy efficiency programmes in Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand.

Husk Power secures $750,000 to expand solar microgrid business in Nigeria and India

Bihar-based Husk Power Systems has secured $750,000 in debt to build eight new community solar microgrids in Nigeria and expand operations in India.

India may miss 2022 solar target of 100GW by 27%

A new report by JMK Research and the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) says India is likely to miss its ‘100GW by 2022’ solar target by about 27GW, mainly due to the underwhelming growth of rooftop solar. While utility-scale solar is on track to achieve nearly 97% of the 60GW installed capacity targeted by 2022, rooftop solar will be 25GW short of the 40GW mark.


Ricoh launches mini hydropower system for remote locations, usable with solar-plus-storage

The 1kW pico-hydro generation system can be used with factory drainage systems and irrigation canals. According to the manufacturer, it is made with 3D-printed sustainable materials based on recycled plastics and is able to generate electricity even with a small stream of water. Solar and storage may be linked to the system to ensure stable power supply.

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