Author: Soumya Duggal

CESL Signs Agreement with HPCL to Set up EV Charging Infra

Convergence Energy Services limited (CESL), a wholly owned subsidiary of Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), has signed an agreement with Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL) for setting up of charging infrastructure in select retail outlets in several cities across the country. Spanning 10 years, the agreement entails CESL and HPCL to jointly undertake setting up […]

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AEMO Plans 5 Energy Scenarios for Net Zero Latest by 2050

The Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) has published its “2021 Inputs, Assumptions and Scenarios Report” (IASR) incorporating five future energy scenarios which will inform AEMO’s 2022 Integrated System Plan (ISP). One of these scenarios, Hydrogen Superpower, comprises a zero emissions grid by 2035. The five scenarios are Slow Change, Steady Progress, Net Zero 2050, Step Change, […]

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BTM Storage is Closer Than You Think In India, Says Report

Integrating large amounts of behind-the-meter (BtM) battery storage and consuming their own energy will be possible for non-residential consumers by 2025, enabling a distributed energy future, says a new report Auroville Consulting. The report findings are based on the levelized cost analysis of solar-plus-energy storage systems for consumers in Tamil Nadu. The status report titled […]

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Cell Propulsion Launches Li-ion Battery Facility in Bengaluru

Bengaluru-based mobility and EV technology startup Cell Propulsion has launched its pilot production line for Li-ion batteries at a facility which has a maximum output of 500kWh/month. The cells will be used in the company’s in-house light commercial electric vehicles. Founded by Nakul Kumar (CEO & Co-founder), Paras Kaushal (COO & Co-founder), and Supratim Nuskar (CTO), who […]

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Naturgy to Invest Over €9 M in Renewables by 2025

Spanish utilities company Naturgy plans to make investments worth 14 billion euros by 2025, of which approximately two-thirds will be earmarked towards boosting renewable generation, the company said while presenting its Strategic Plan (2021–2025) to the market. The second area of investment will be gas and electricity grids, mainly in Spain. In this period, the company […]

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80% of EV Owners Not Put Off by Charging Hassles, Finds Survey

A recent survey conducted by Climate Trends and YouGov has found that while 80% of end users of electric vehicles do not find charging a hassle, for the remaining 20%, charging and infrastructure as the biggest barriers for adoption. Eye wateringly high fuel costs and better awareness of the pollution caused by them is probably […]

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Japenese Study Devises Way to Bend Molecular Crystals Using UV Light

“Molecular crystals,” unlike ordinary gemstones-like crystals, can bend, twist, and even jump when excited with light or heat and have garnered attention from chemists, materials scientists, and engineers alike owing to their potential applications in actuators, artificial muscles, and soft robotics. In a recent study published in the Journal of the American Chemical Society, scientists […]

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NTPC REL Calls Bids to Launch Green Hydrogen Fuelling Station in Leh

National Thermal Power Corporation Renewable Energy Ltd (NTPC REL), NTPC’s wholly owned subsidiary, has invited a domestic tender to set up India’s first green hydrogen fuelling station in Leh, Ladakh. The sale of bid documents would commence from 31st July, 2021, the Ministry of Power has informed . The tender follows the recent tender floated […]

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Asia Held 92% Share in Global PV Module Production in 2020: Report

The recently published Photovoltaics Report, produced under Dr. Simon Philipps (Fraunhofer ISE) and Werner Warmuth (PSE Projects GmbH), explores key details about the photovoltaics manufacturing sector at the end of 2020 in Germany, the European Union and worldwide, including Asia. The Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE, supported by PSE Projects GmbH, has been […]

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