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SCCL tenders EPC contract for 22 MW solar plant

SCCL is tendering an engineering, procurement and construction contract for a grid-interactive solar plant at Singareni Collieries Company’s Ramagundam site in Telangana. Bidding closes on June 15.

New method could potentially produce hydrogen from biogas for $2/kg

Kore, an energy startup in California, has developed a new way to produce hydrogen from biogas, and is now poised to build a commercial-scale demonstration facility in Los Angeles. It said half of the carbon in the feedstock can be converted into gas, while the other half can be converted into solid elemental carbon char.

Greenko starts work on 5.23 GW renewable storage project

Indian developer Greenko has begun construction of a hybrid energy storage project featuring 10.8 GWh of daily pumped storage, 3 GW of solar, and 550 MW of wind. It claims that it might be the world’s largest renewables-based storage project upon completion.

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Rising costs weigh on solar deployment in Bangladesh

Rooftop and ground-mounted solar deployment is reportedly slowing down in Bangladesh due to rising prices of panels, inverters, and other PV system components.

Tata Power to install EV charging infrastructure at Hyundai dealerships

Tata Power has signed an agreement to commission home chargers for EV owners and install its EZ Charge fast chargers (DC 60 kW) at Hyundai Motor India’s 34 electric vehicle dealer locations in 29 cities.

Global solar demand to reach 190 GW this year, says IEA

The International Energy Agency expects solar, wind power, and other renewable energy technologies to achieve triple-digit global growth this year, with new PV additions set to reach almost 200 GW.

Indian opportunity for renewable energy investments

In a keynote address at Intersolar Europe 2022, Indian Union Minister Bhagwant Khuba asked global investors to seize the opportunity to focus on India as it targets net-zero emissions by 2070 and 500 GW of installed non-fossil energy capacity by 2030.

GAIL awards 10 MW green hydrogen project

GAIL, India’s largest state-owned natural gas company, has awarded a contract to an undisclosed company to install and commission a proton exchange membrane (PEM) electrolysis unit in Madhya Pradesh. The system will be powered by 10 MW of renewables, to produce around 4.3 metric tons of hydrogen per day.

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World Bank spells out how Pakistan can hit 13 GW of clean power

With its growing population and rapidly increasing energy needs, Pakistan’s energy security is undermined by the overriding share of imported fossil fuels in its energy mix. But, by turning to its untapped, tremendous solar, wind and biomass potential, the South Asian country could spur social and economic development, while improving energy access, says IRENA.

People on the Move: Nexcharge executive joins Larsen & Toubro, Vibrant Energy appoints former Greenko COO

Ketan Chitnis, vice president of the stationary storage business unit at Nexcharge, has joined L&T Power as head of Li-ion and other cell chemistries. Vinay Pabba, the founder of VARP Power and a former chief operating officer at Greenko, has been appointed as the new COO of Vibrant Energy.