A new report by TERI recommends measures to develop large-scale pumped storage plants in India. It also traces the growth and status of pumped storage hydro plants in India and the world.
Statkraft, a Norwegian energy company, is investigating the scalability and commercial viability of Aquabattery’s technology. It will finance a pilot project for between six and 12 months in the Netherlands.
India’s power minister RK Singh said the majority of the green hydrogen production plants in India are expected to come up near port locations as per the industry feedback. In such cases, desalinized seawater could also be used for green hydrogen production.
The South African Government’s Department of Mineral Resources and Energy announced French utility Électricité de France (EDF) will develop 257 MW of battery energy-storage systems across three projects, while South African renewable energy company Scatec Africa will develop one 103 MW project.
BloombergNEF says it has recorded a 14% decline in battery prices this year, mainly due to cheaper raw materials, following an unprecedented rise in 2022.
While the benefits of solar adoption are evident, challenges persist. The irregularity of solar power and the lack of efficient storage technologies remain primary concerns. The upfront costs of solar installations, though decreasing, remain a barrier for many. Complex regulations and bureaucratic hurdles often deter individuals and businesses from embracing solar energy. Addressing these challenges demands a concentrated effort.
Solar Energy Corp. of India (SECI) is inviting bids from developers to supply 1.5 GW of firm, dispatchable power from renewable energy projects with storage systems. The successful bidders will set up RE projects with storage on a build-own-operate basis to supply RE power in a demand-following manner. Bids can be submitted till Jan. 9, 2024.
Hindustan Petroleum Corp. Ltd will build the 100 MW solar project at Galiveedu for self-consumption.
Jakson Green has set up an office in Dubai as it looks to increase its presence in sustainable energy solutions across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. The company said its Dubai office will help it foster closer collaborations with partners and clients in the region.
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