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Airtouch Solar to supply solar-cleaning bots in India

Israel-based Airtouch Solar has signed a $940,000 contract with Indian developer Hero Future Energies, three weeks after securing a $440,000 project with another developer in India. 

BlackRock, Mubadala to invest in Tata Power Renewables

Tata Power has raised INR 4,000 crore (US$ 525 million) from a consortium led by the world’s largest fund manager BlackRock Real Assets and Abu Dhabi sovereign wealth fund Mubadala Investment Company to fund the growth of its renewable energy business.

Abu Dhabi’s International Holding Company to invest US$ 2 billion in Adani Group’s green portfolio

Abu Dhabi-based International Holding Company (IHC) has signed the agreement to invest US$ 500 million in Adani Green Energy Ltd, US$ 500 million in Adani Transmission Ltd, and US$ 1 billion in Adani Enterprises Ltd.

Ola Electric invests in Israeli EV battery specialist StoreDot 

The Indian electric mobility player, which plans gigawatt-scale battery cell manufacturing, has embraced Israel-based StoreDot’s extreme-fast battery technology that charges from 0 to 100% in just five minutes.

Solar parks could help to increase rainfall in arid regions

New modeling suggests that the reduction in albedo caused by large-scale solar plants could double rainfall in the Red Sea coastal plain of Saudi Arabia.

Scatec joins scaled up Omani green ammonia project

A previous announcement by Acme indicated the port site would be able to produce around 876,000 tons of the green fuel per year but the Indian developer today said that figure would be 1.2 million tons. The 100,000-ton-per-year first phase of the facility may be operational this year.

Ecoppia’s full robotic cleaning suite lands job at Azure Power’s 400MW solar site 

The Israeli robotic cleaning specialist will deploy its E4, T4 as well as the latest H4 products for the Indian developer’s 400 MW solar project that combines fixed-tilt and single-axis trackers.

Ecoppia robotic cleaners selected for Actis’ 150 MW solar project in Andhra Pradesh

The Israeli robotic solar cleaning specialist, which has over 3 GW of deployed projects globally, today announced it has bagged an order from global investor Actis for a 150 MW PV project in India. 

The long read: Slow progress toward a big rooftop PV goal

A vibrant industry across the Middle East – including manufacturers, wholesalers, and a large number of EPCs and installers – supplies decarbonized electricity to meet growing air-conditioning demand, tapping the region’s abundant sunshine. However, progress toward this vision of a distributed-generation solar market segment and industry in the Gulf region has been slow, according to the president of the Middle East Solar Industry Association (MESIA), Ahmed Nada.

Airtouch Solar appoints Nimish Jain as India CEO

Nimish Jain brings to Air Touch India, the India arm of the Israeli robotic cleaning specialist for the solar industry, around 13 years of work experience in renewable energy in new market development, operations, strategy and business development functions. He has worked with companies like Solarig Global, Vikram Solar, and Jinko Solar.

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