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Renuka Sharma promoted to APAC director at BayWa r.e.

Renuka Sharma, who previously served as the managing director of BayWa r.e. Thailand, is now BayWa r.e.’s energy solutions business director for the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region.

BluPine Energy launches skill development centers for utility-scale solar, wind power projects

The skill development programs, launched in Gujarat, will impart extensive training on the installation and operation of utility-scale solar and wind power plants, fostering entrepreneurship and employability.

NIIF appoints Actis’ Sanjiv Aggarwal as CEO and MD

Sanjiv Aggarwal, who has worked with sustainable infrastructure investor Actis, has joined National Investment and Infrastructure Fund Ltd (NIIFL) as chief executive officer and managing director.

How women are driving the sustainable energy transition

The sustainable energy transition transcends the ambit of technological change; it is, fundamentally, a societal transformation. Women, constituting half of the global population, assume an unequivocally vital role in this paradigm shift.

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Rapid growth in U.S. solar market requires new approaches to project delivery

The workforce and supply chain challenges faced by growing solar industry can be overcome through new partnerships and contracting approaches between EPCs and developers, according to a McKinsey report.

$30.3 billion market potential for solar pumps, dryers in India

A new report states solar-powered pumps (higher capacity and micro-pumps) offer a $28 billion market potential in India, the maximum among all mature decentralized renewable energy (DRE) livelihood applications. Solar dryers have the second-largest deployment potential at $2.3 billion.

Employment in distributed renewable energy sector

A new report by Power For All says the commercial and industrial (C&I) sector will be a significant driver of job growth in the Indian distributed renewable energy sector in the next few years. 

Solar PV employed around 3.4 million people in 2021

Almost half of the workers were employed in China, around 280,000 in North America, over 260,000 in Europe, and some 50,000 in Africa, according to a new report by the International Energy Agency (IEA). The vast majority of workers were employed in manufacturing and installation of new capacity, with solar jobs paying lower wage premiums than the nuclear, oil, and gas industries.

Engie, NSDC to collaborate on solar skills training for 600 young people

Engie has partnered with India’s National Skill Development Corp. to train young people to become solar module technicians.

Former ReneSola chief now Pennar Industries’ solar modules business head

Hyderabad-headquartered Pennar Industries has appointed ReneSola’s former India head, Pradeep Sangwan, to lead its solar modules business. In his most recent role, Sangwan was the country head for Econess Energy—a China-based PV cells and modules manufacturer.

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