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Unsustainable. 128 Non-functional Solar Plants in J&K due to Callous Attitude

In a scathing indictment of the way taxpayer money is allowed to be wasted, including in renewable energy, the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) has highlighted the shocking state of 128 solar plants in J&K (Jammu and Kashmir). Set up at police establishments, these plants have been non-functional since 2014 due to non-settlement of payment […]

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Battery And EV Maker BYD Profit Up 162% in 2020, On Increased Demand

The China-based automotive subsidiary of BYD, BYD Auto Co., Ltd. reported stellar profit numbers, up 162 percent for the year 2020, yesterday. The sharp profit growth are on the back of increased demand worldwide for its electric vehicles, especially buses, where it is a global leader. BYD’s net income reached 4.2 billion yuan or USD […]

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Berlin-based Betteries Closes €2.1m Seed Funding Round to Upcycle EV Batteries

Betteries, a startup based in Berlin which upcycles electric vehicle (EV) batteries into affordable power systems, announced that it has successfully closed its Euro 2.1m seed funding round led by impact funds Factor[e] Ventures and Beyond Black. Speaking of this investment achieved, CEO and founder of betteries, Dr. Rainer Hönig stated, “This seed round is […]

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Nextracker Awarded Master Supply Agreement by Solaria to Supply 125 MW of Smart Solar Trackers Across Spain

Nextracker, a Flex company, announced that is has been selected by Solaria Energía Medio Ambiente (SOLARIA) to supply 125 megawatts of its world-leading solar tracker technology, NX Horizon™ for numerous project sites in Spain. Solaria will utilize Nextracker’s smart solar tracker technology, NX Horizon, to maximize performance and minimize operational costs. The announcement comes as Spain […]

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Ørsted Commences Construction of its Largest Onshore Project

Ørsted announces final investment decision on the combined wind and solar PV project Helena Energy Center in South Texas and integrates the US trading team into the Onshore business. Ørsted has taken a final investment decision on its largest onshore project to date, the 518 MW hybrid wind and solar PV project, Helena Energy Center, […]

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JinkoSolar Launches New Tiger Pro Modules for Distributed Generation Market

JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd (the “Company” or “JinkoSolar”), one of the largest and most innovative solar module manufacturers in the world, today announced that it has launched a new series of ultra-efficient Tiger Pro modules with higher power capacity targeted for distributed generation market. The new module is based on the Tiger Pro 182mm, 54-cell […]

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Global Wind Power Installations Hit Record Levels in 2020

Industry to install nearly 1 TW of new capacity from 2021 to 2030 114 GW of new wind capacity was added globally in 2020, representing an 82% increase year-over-year (YoY), according to new research from Wood Mackenzie. This is the highest global annual installation total on record.   China’s National Energy Administration reported 72 GW […]

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Tata Power Receives LoA From GUVNL for 60 MW Solar Project in Gujarat

Tata Power has received an LoA from GUVNL to develop a 60 MW solar project in the state of Gujarat. Tata Power, one of India’s largest integrated power companies, has announced that the Company has received a Letter of Award (LoA) from Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (GUVNL) on March 26, 2021, to develop a […]

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NHPC Tenders for 100 MW Solar Plant in Mirzapur, Uttar Pradesh

NHPC has issued a tender for the EPC contract for the development of a 100 MW solar plant in the Mirzapur district of Uttar Pradesh. NHPC Limited has issued a tender for the EPC contract for the development of a 100 MW solar PV grid-connected power plant along with associated power evacuation equipment across multiple […]

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