Author: Arjun Joshi

About Arjun Joshi

Arjun Joshi, Staff reporter at Mercom India More articles from Arjun Joshi.
Arjun Arjun Joshi is a staff reporter at Mercom India. Before joining Mercom, he worked as a technical writer for enterprise resource software companies based in India and abroad. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Psychology, and Optional English from Garden City University, Bangalore. More articles from Arjun Joshi.
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Energy Storage in India – Balancing Cost, Renewable Integration and Grid Stability

Affordable energy storage is the key to ensuring renewable energy is reliable and well integrated into the power mix. Energy storage is crucial for maintaining a steady...

July 19, 2024

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Energy Storage

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Other
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MNRE Issues Guidelines for Incentives to DISCOMS Under PM Surya Ghar Program

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued the operational guidelines to implement the PM Surya Ghar: Muft Bijli Yojana for the component ‘Incentive to...

July 19, 2024

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Arjun Joshi

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Markets & Policy

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Rooftop

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Solar
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SJVN Issues Empanelment Tender for Rooftop Solar Projects Under PM Surya Ghar

SJVN has invited expressions of interest to empanel vendors to commission grid-connected rooftop solar power projects on government buildings under PM Surya Ghar: Muft...

July 19, 2024

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Rooftop

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Solar

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Tenders & Auctions
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Financing Strategies for India’s Renewable Energy Growth

The transition towards clean energy is accelerating in India, presenting tremendous opportunities for financing renewable projects. Despite a significant reduction in...

July 18, 2024

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Other

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Renewable Energy
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Solar Sector Corporate Funding in 1H 2024 Hits $16.6 Billion, Down 10% YoY

Total corporate funding, including venture capital/private equity (VC) funding, public market, and debt financing, in the solar sector reached $16.6 billion in the first...

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ADB Approves $240 Million Loan to Finance Rooftop Solar in India

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved loans of $240.5 million to finance rooftop solar systems in India. The financing will be provided to the State Bank of...

July 17, 2024

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Arjun Joshi

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Finance and M&A

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Rooftop

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Solar
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HPPCL Invites Bids for 8 MW Solar Project in Himachal Pradesh

Himachal Pradesh Power Corporation (HPPCL) has invited bids to commission an 8 MW solar power project at Bada Basot in Solan, Himachal Pradesh. The scope of work...

July 17, 2024

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Arjun Joshi

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Solar

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Tenders & Auctions
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Strengthening Domestic Manufacturing for India’s Renewable Energy Push

India is striving to boost domestic manufacturing for renewable energy projects and strengthen local supply chains to meet its clean energy targets. Initiatives such as...

July 17, 2024

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Other

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Renewable Energy
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Pace, Hero, ACME, JSW Win SECI’s 1.2 GW Solar Plus Storage Auction

Pace Digitek, Hero Solar Energy (Hero Future Energies), ACME Solar Holdings, and JSW Neo Energy (JSW Energy) were declared winners in Solar Energy Corporation of India’s...

July 16, 2024

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Arjun Joshi

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Energy Storage

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Solar

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Tenders & Auctions
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Jupiter Secures ₹3 Billion from ValueQuest for Solar Cell and Module Plant

Jupiter International, a manufacturer of photovoltaic solar cells and provider of solar power solutions in India, has received an investment of ₹3 billion (~$35.89...

July 16, 2024

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Arjun Joshi

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Finance and M&A

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Solar
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Unlocking Opportunities in India’s Clean Energy Transition

As India’s economy expands, its energy demand will multiply over the next decade. To meet this demand, India must provide affordable and reliable energy while...

July 16, 2024

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Other

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Renewable Energy
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Mercom Renewables Summit Returns for its Fourth Edition in July 2024

Mercom India’s fourth edition of its flagship event, the Mercom India Renewables Summit, will be held on July 25 and 26, 2024, at the Hyatt Regency in New Delhi....

July 16, 2024

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Arjun Joshi

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Other

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Renewable Energy
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KREDL Invites Bids for 100 MW Solar Project with 50 MW/130 MWh Battery Storage

Karnataka Renewable Energy Development (KREDL) has invited bids to select a developer to commission a 100 MW grid-connected ground-mounted solar project and a 50 MW/130...

July 16, 2024

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Arjun Joshi

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Energy Storage

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Solar

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Tenders & Auctions
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MERC Approves MSEDCL’s Bid to Procure 5 GW Solar and 1.6 GW Thermal Power

Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has approved Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company’s (MSEDCL) petition to procure 5,000 MW of...

July 16, 2024

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Arjun Joshi

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Markets & Policy

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Other Energy

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Solar
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SJVN Invites Bids for 1.2 GW ISTS-Connected Wind-Solar Hybrid Projects

SJVN has invited bids to select developers to set up 1,200 MW of Interstate Transmission System (ISTS)-connected wind-solar hybrid power projects in India. The last date...

July 15, 2024

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Arjun Joshi

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Solar

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Tenders & Auctions

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Wind

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