Author: Soumya Duggal

Solar Power Technology Continues To Wait On the Promise Of Perovskite Cells

Scientists today are using perovskite materials, named after a little known 19th Century Russian mineralogist and nobleman Count Lev Perovski, to make solar cells more efficient and adaptable than ever before. The material was first discovered in Russia’s Ural Mountains in 1839 by Gustav Rose and became fairly common in later decades wherein it was […]

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Wind Energy Could Go The Solar Way With Huge Cost Reductions by 2050

After a decade when it has been left playing catch up with Solar, thanks to the swift reduction in costs seen with Solar, Wind energy might yet see better days, as costs come down further. According to an article published in the journal Nature Energy, a recent global survey of 140 wind energy experts conducted […]

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European Hydrogen Plans Expand, With 40,000 Km Pipeline Network by 2040

Industry association European Hydrogen Backbone (EHB) has recently updated its vision for a dedicated hydrogen transport infrastructure across Europe, now proposing to build an 11,600 km (which was 6,800 km last year) hydrogen transportation network by 2030, which would come up to 39,700 km (as opposed to 23,000 km estimated last year) by 2040, aiming to […]

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Lohum Plans 250-crore Investment in Capacity Expansion Over Next 3 Yrs

Lohum Cleantech, the lithium-ion battery manufacturer and recycler based in New Delhi, is planning to invest around 250 crores in the following three years towards expanding its manufacturing capacity, which currently stands at 300 MWh of batteries per year and 200-250 units a day, with aims to eventually venture into the production of batteries for […]

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Sasol & Toyota to Build Hydrogen Mobility Corridor in South Africa

At the ‘2nd Renewable Hydrogen and Green Powerfuels Webinar for South Africa’ organised recently, Sasol and Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM) announced that they have teamed up to build a hydrogen mobility corridor on a key South African freight route. The project will not only help South African fuel giant Sasol in reducing its own […]

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ISGF Paper Proposes new Revenue Opportunites For Electric Utilites

A new white paper entitled New Revenue Opportunities for Utilities, which highlights various opportunities for revenue generation for utilities through digitalising the power sector and unlocking existing infrastructure and services, has been published by India Smart Grid Forum- a public private partnership initiative of Ministry of Power for accelerated development of smart grid technologies in the […]

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New US Law on Climate Change Seeks Bilateral Cooperation With India

Ahead of the Leaders’ Summit on Climate at the White House on April 22 and 23, to which Prime Minister Modi has also been invited, 10 US senators have introduced the United States Climate Leadership in International Mitigation, Adaptation, and Technology Enhancement Act of 2021 (U.S. CLIMATE Act). The 212-page legislation aims to integrate climate […]

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Three Wheels United Partners With Porter to Help Auto Drivers Shift to EV

Three Wheels United (TWU), a Bengaluru based tech-enabled financier of light electric vehicles, announced today that it has ventured into the cargo segment through a partnership with Porter, a leading intra-city logistics company based in Delhi. Through this partnership, the firm will facilitate loans for partner drivers of Porter to easily switch from conventional cargo […]

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