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Gautamee is a reporter at Mercom India. Prior to Mercom, Gautamee was working as a multimedia news journalist at ThePrint in New Delhi. She has received her Bachelors in English Honors and Masters in English Literature from St.Stephen's College, University of Delhi.More articles from Gautamee

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JA Solar to Build $5.9 Billion Polysilicon, Module Cluster in China

JA Solar to Build $5.9 Billion Polysilicon, Module Cluster in China

Solar module maker JA Solar has signed a strategic cooperation framework agreement with the Ordos Municipal government in China’s inner Mongolia region to build a low-carbon industrial park for the ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
Low-Carbon Energy Tech Investment Exceeds $1 Trillion for First Time Globally

Low-Carbon Energy Tech Investment Exceeds $1 Trillion for First Time Globally

Investments in the low-carbon energy transition have accounted for a record-breaking $1.1 trillion in 2022 and have reached parity with capital deployed for fossil fuel supply, a BloombergNEF report has ...
Consumers with Smart Energy Meters Must be Billed on Actual Load: Minister

Consumers with Smart Energy Meters Must be Billed on Actual Load: Minister

Union Minister of Power and New & Renewable Energy R.K. Singh has advised states to ensure that no penalty is levied on any consumer for higher load discovered after the ...
Solar Cold Storage Tech Company Ecozen Raises $25 Million for Energy Transition

Solar Cold Storage Tech Company Ecozen Raises $25 Million for Energy Transition

Pune-based solar cold storage solutions provider Ecozen has raised $25 million in equity and debt capital in its series C round as it looks beyond agriculture to expand into new ...
Rajesh Exports Signs Agreement for 5 GWh Lithium-Ion Cell Factory in Karnataka

Rajesh Exports Signs Agreement for 5 GWh Lithium-Ion Cell Factory in Karnataka

Bengaluru-headquartered Rajesh Exports, through its subsidiary ACC Energy Storage, has signed an agreement with the Union Ministry of Heavy Industries (MHI) and the Karnataka government’s Department of Industries and Commerce ...
Emirates Utility Company Issues Tender for 1.5 GW Solar Project

Emirates Utility Company Issues Tender for 1.5 GW Solar Project

The Emirates Water and Electricity Company (EWEC) has issued a request for proposal (RfP) to develop a 1.5 GW solar photovoltaic (PV) power project in the Ajban area of the ...
IIT-backed Startup Wins National Award for Innovation in Energy Storage

IIT-backed Startup Wins National Award for Innovation in Energy Storage

IIT Roorkee startup Indi Energy, which specializes in manufacturing indigenous sodium-ion batteries, has been accorded the National Startup Award 2022 in the Energy Storage category by the Ministry of Commerce ...
Researchers Reduce Performance Losses in TOPCon & SHJ Solar Cells

Researchers Reduce Performance Losses in TOPCon & SHJ Solar Cells

Researchers at Hebei University, China have developed an organic solution that can compensate for performance losses caused during the cutting and separation process while assembling the shingle solar panels. The ...
/ / Solar, Technology
Project Finance Brief: Sol Systems Acquires 190 MW Solar Project in Texas

UAE’s Masdar to Develop 5 GW Renewable Energy Projects in Africa

UAE government-owned renewable energy company Masdar has signed agreements with Angola, Uganda, and Zambia to develop renewable energy projects with a combined capacity of up to 5 GW to help ...
Researchers Improve Perovskite Solar Cell's Resistance to Degradation

Researchers Improve Perovskite Solar Cell’s Resistance to Degradation

Researchers at the École Polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) and Sungkyunkwan University in South Korea have identified the cause behind the degradation of perovskite solar cells and developed a technique ...
/ / Solar, Technology
BNEF, net zero, financing, green energy, public and private, investment, power supply, electrification

Search for Clean Energy Sources Needs $45.8 Trillion Investments by 2050

The search for clean and secure sources of low-carbon power — including fossil fuel-fitted with carbon capture technology — may present as much as a $45.8 trillion investment opportunity by ...
Researchers Produce Hydrogen Fuel from Air Using Solar Power

Researchers Produce Hydrogen Fuel from Air Using Solar Power

Researchers at the École Polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) have invented a solar-powered device that is capable of harvesting water from the air for conversion into hydrogen fuel. The research ...
/ / Solar, Technology
Energy Storage Firms Tap $26.4 Billion in Corporate Funding in 2022, up 55% YoY

Energy Storage Firms Tap $26.4 Billion in Corporate Funding in 2022, up 55% YoY

Global corporate funding for energy storage, smart grid, and energy efficiency companies increased 63% in 2022 with $31.7 billion compared to $19.5 billion in 2021, according to Mercom's Annual and ...
Daily News Wrap-Up: JSW Receives LoA for 500 MW Battery Storage Project

Daily News Wrap-Up: JSW Receives LoA for 500 MW Battery Storage Project

Here are some noteworthy developments from around the world JSW Renew Energy Five, a special-purpose vehicle of JSW Energy, received a letter of award for a 500 MW standalone battery ...
Philanthropic Financing to Unlock $3 Trillion Per Year to Reach Net Zero

Philanthropic Financing to Unlock $3 Trillion Per Year to Reach Net Zero

The World Economic Forum (WEF) launched a fundraising vehicle to unlock $3 trillion of financing needed each year to reach net zero, reverse nature loss, and restore biodiversity by 2050. The ...
Rajasthan Invites Bids for 113 MW Solar Projects Under PM KUSUM

Rajasthan Invites Bids for 113 MW Solar Projects Under PM KUSUM

The Jaipur Vidyut Vitran Nigam (JVVNL) has floated a tender for developing 113.2 MW grid-connected solar projects through the RESCO model under Component ‘C’ of the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Urja ...
Daily News Wrap-Up: Maharashtra Signs $2.5 Billion Pact for Battery Swapping Solutions

Daily News Wrap-Up: Maharashtra Signs $2.5 Billion Pact for Battery Swapping Solutions

Here are some noteworthy cleantech developments from around the world The Maharashtra government has announced a strategic energy partnership with Gogoro Inc. and Belrise Industries to establish a $2.5 billion ...
Cubico Sustainable Investments Acquires 1 GW Solar Project in Brazil

Cubico Sustainable Investments Acquires 1 GW Solar Project in Brazil

Renewable energy company Cubico Sustainable Investments said it has acquired Project Sobral — a 1 GW solar photovoltaic (PV) project in Brazil -- from ZEG Energias Renováveis (ZEG). It is ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
Study Says EV Batteries Can Meet Short-Term Grid Storage Demand by 2030

Study Says EV Batteries Can Meet Short-Term Grid Storage Demand by 2030

Electric car batteries could boost storage by injecting electricity into the grid during times of scarcity or store during periods of excess and meet short-term storage demand as early as ...
Daily News Wrap-Up: Reliance to Buy Module Production Line from China’s SC Solar

Daily News Wrap-Up: Reliance to Buy Module Production Line from China’s SC Solar

Here are some noteworthy cleantech developments from around the world Reliance India has signed a contract with China-based SC Solar to purchase solar module automation production line equipment with an ...
Researchers Cut Cell Size to Bring Down Cost of Flow Batteries

Researchers Cut Cell Size to Bring Down Cost of Flow Batteries

Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology in the U.S. have developed a compact flow battery cell configuration that reduces the size of the cell by 75% and correspondingly reduces ...
Railways Invites Bids to Empanel Agencies for 12 MW Rooftop Solar Systems

Railways Invites Bids to Empanel Agencies for 12 MW Rooftop Solar Systems

The Jabalpur Division of the West Central Railway has invited bids for state-wise empanelment of agencies to implement 12 MW grid-connected rooftop solar projects in Jabalpur and Bhopal in Madhya ...
Daily News Wrap-Up: Amp Energy Signs PPA for 200 MW Hybrid Project with SECI

Daily News Wrap-Up: Amp Energy Signs PPA for 200 MW Hybrid Project with SECI

Here are some noteworthy cleantech developments from around the world Amp Energy India has signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) for a 200 MW wind-solar hybrid project with Solar Energy ...
Sweden Finds Large Rare Earth Metals Deposits Used in EVs and Wind Turbines

Sweden Finds Large Rare Earth Metals Deposits Used in EVs and Wind Turbines

Significant deposits of rare earth elements which are essential for the manufacture of electric vehicles (EVs) and wind turbines are located in the Kiruna area, a Swedish government-owned mining company ...
Green Hydrogen Mission to Attract ₹8 Trillion Investment by 2030

Green Hydrogen Mission to Attract ₹8 Trillion Investment by 2030

After the Union Cabinet approved the National Green Hydrogen Mission earlier this month, with an initial outlay of ₹197.44 billion (~$2.3 billion), the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) ...