Author: Bhoomika Singh

Measuring Solar Irradiation in Africa: A case for change

This report sheds light on how solar production estimates are made, the specific challenges faced in estimating solar irradiation in Africa today, and the negative consequences CBE has seen as a result of inaccurate estimates. By highlighting this issue, we aim to begin a broader conversation about how to raise the C&I industry standard for […]

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GSECL Tenders for 224 MW of Grid-Connected Solar Projects

A wholly-owned subsidiary of the Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam, Gujarat State Electricity Corporation Limited has floated a tender for a 224 MW solar Photovoltaic grid-connected power plant. The tender has been issued for the power plants ranging from 10 MW to 55 MW at various substations of GETCO of Surendranagar, Morbi Kutchh, Jamnagar & Surat […]

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AGL & Wärtsilä to Build 250MW Grid-scale BESS in South Australia

Australian integrated energy company, AGL Energy Ltd. will build a 250 MW grid-scale battery energy storage system at Torrens Islands in South Australia. The firm has announced an investment of $180 million to construct its first grid-scale BESS project and the second biggest in Australia. AGL has appointed Finnish technology major in marine and energy […]

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Masdar & EDF led 400MW Wind Farm in Saudi Arabia Begins Generation

The 400 MW utility-scale wind power project, developed by a consortium led by EDF Renewables and Masdar, two of the world’s leading renewable energy companies, has started to produce electricity. The wind farm is claimed to be the largest and first in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Called Dumat Al Jandal, it has been successfully […]

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Mumbai Gets 35 electric Buses as Tata Motors Starts Delivery of 340 Bus Order

Tata Motors, has delivered 35 state-of-the-art Starbus electric buses (e-bus) as a part of the larger order of 340 electric buses to Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST). BEST is a civic transport and electricity provider public body based in Mumbai, Maharashtra. Tata Motors has undertaken to build, deploy, maintain and operate the complete charging […]

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RE Benefits: Leveraging Local Capacity for Solar Water Heaters

This report from IRENA aims to expand policy makers’ understanding of the steps needed to develop a local market for solar water heaters, and the existing capabilities that can be leveraged to do so. This report highlights opportunities to create local value by setting up a domestic industry around solar water heater. Heating and cooling […]

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Trading into Bright Energy Future: The Case for Open, High-Quality Solar PV Markets

Solar photovoltaics (PV) has become a mainstay of low-carbon sustainable energy strategies, with the cost of electricity generated by PV plants declining by 77% between 2010 and 2018. Trade and the globalization of the solar PV market have been major factors driving the decrease in technology prices as manufacturers are able to source goods and […]

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World Energy Transitions Outlook: 1.5°C Pathway

Irena’s World Energy Transitions Outlook outlines a pathway for the world to achieve the Paris Agreement goals and halt the pace of climate change by transforming the global energy landscape. This report presents options to limit global temperature rise to 1.5°C and bring CO2 emissions to net-zero by 2050, offering high-level insights on technology choices, […]

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OFFSHORE RENEWABLES: An action agenda for deployment

The report developed by International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) provides insights on various emerging offshore renewable energy technologies and their underlying potential. The report includes 50 concrete actions that G20 countries may consider while defining their national strategies for offshore renewables. Suggested actions include strengthening an oceans governance according to the UN Law of the […]

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