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Extreme Weather, Degradation Impact US Solar Projects in a Small But Significant Way

Climate change-induced extreme weather events like hail, flooding, and high winds are accelerating solar module damage above certain thresholds, causing greater...

February 2, 2024

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Arshreet Singh

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Markets & Policy

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Solar
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Daily News Wrap-Up: MNRE’s ₹5.15 billion Solar Program for Tribal Areas

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy has received the President of India’s approval to implement a new solar power program with an outlay of ₹5.15 billion (~$61.9...

January 8, 2024

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Mercom Staff

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Daily Wrap-up
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Daily News Wrap-Up: SECI’s Green Hydrogen Manufacturing Auction

Reliance Green Hydrogen and Green Chemicals (Reliance), ACME Cleantech Solutions, Greenko ZeroC (Greenko), HHP Two (Hygenco), and Bharat Petroleum Corporation were among...

January 3, 2024

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Mercom Staff

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Daily Wrap-up
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US Solar Power Capacity Soars to 6.5 GW in Q3 2023, Reflecting 35% YoY Rise

The U.S. installed 6.5 GWdc of solar power project capacity in the third quarter (Q3) of 2023, a 35% year-over-year (YoY) increase and a 1% rise from the previous...

December 12, 2023

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Gautamee Hazarika

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Markets & Policy

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Solar
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Daily News-Wrap Up: NTPC Invites Bids to Develop 176 MW Solar Projects

NTPC has invited bids for the implementation of a 120 MW ground-mounted and a 56 MW floating solar project at NTPC Ramagundam Super Thermal Power Plant in Telangana. The...

September 22, 2023

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Mercom Staff

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Daily Wrap-up
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Aluminum Anodes Show Promise for Safer, Cheaper, and More Powerful Batteries

A team of researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology has taken a novel approach, utilizing aluminum foil to create solid-state batteries with increased energy...

July 27, 2023

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Gautamee Hazarika

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Energy Storage

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Technology
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C&I Clean Energy Meet 2023 in Mumbai to Drive Renewables Adoption

Mercom India has returned with the second clean energy meet of its conference series C&I Clean Energy Meet 2023, at Navi Mumbai. The Meet will continue last...

May 17, 2023

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Gautamee Hazarika

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C&I

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Consumers

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Solar
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India-China Border Tension Begins Affecting Domestic Solar Projects Adversely

The latest border dispute between India and China is starting to affect the Indian solar industry directly. The disruption in releasing the consignments at the ports has...

July 3, 2020

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Anjana Parikh

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Markets & Policy

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Solar
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Coronavirus Impacts Corporate Funding for Solar Industry Which Dropped by 31% in Q1 2020

The total corporate funding in the solar sector, which includes venture capital funding, public market, and debt financing has plummeted by 31% at $1.9 billion (~₹143.4...

April 9, 2020

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Rakesh Ranjan

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Mercom Research Focus

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Other
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“Nothing in it for Us”: Solar Industry Reacts to 2019 Budget

The interim budget announced by interim Finance Minister Piyush Goyal did not offer much for India’s renewable energy sector. Mercom had reported that the budget could...

February 4, 2019

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Saumy Prateek

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Markets & Policy

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Solar
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Does the Appointment of New RBI Governor Help India’s Solar Sector?

In the recent quarters, India’s solar industry has been reeling with lending issues, among other factors related to financing. Interest rates are about 1 percent higher...

January 8, 2019

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Nitin Kabeer

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Mercom Research Focus

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