ADB Approves $148.5mn To Boost RE, Power Distribution In Sikkim

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $148.5 million loan to help strengthen, modernize, and climate-proof distribution systems to enhance the reliability, quality, and resilience of electricity supply in Sikkim, India. The scope of work also includes boosting renewable energy systems.  Philippines-headquartered ADB will help develop a financial sustainability strategy and a plan to […]

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Husk Power Secures $4 Million In Debt Financing From ElectriFI

In a joint announcement today, Husk Power Systems and ElectriFI announced collaborating with each other to boost the growth of renewable energy in rural India. Husk Power is a decentralized solar-hybrid mini-grid solution provider. ElectriFI is an EU-funded impact investment facility managed by EDFI Management Company. The firms today confirmed Husk’s securing of an additional […]

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Rajasthan Biggest Beneficiary Of Renewable Energy Lending: Report 

A latest report by Climate Trends and the Centre for Financial Accountability (CFA) on the financing of coal and renewable projects claimed that Rajasthan remained the largest beneficiary of renewable energy lending in the country. The study assessed 68 project finance loans across 11 coal and renewable energy projects in India that reached financial closure […]

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Lack Of Climate Finance Hindering Global Renewable Deployment: IRENA

The recent report on energy transition and climate finance released by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) underscores the pivotal role of the energy sector in reducing emissions, particularly in light of the updated Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) targets. The study reveals that 90% of participating parties have identified renewable energy generation as a key […]

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To Triple RE Capacity, India Needs 448GW Of Solar Power By 2030: Report

A latest report by global think tank Ember said that plan to triple its renewable energy capacity by 2030 in India, would require an additional financing of $293 billion. The analysis finds that India’s 14th National Electricity Plan (NEP14) put the country on track to more than triple its renewable energy capacity by 2030. But […]

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Solar Startup Ellipsol Raises Rs 2.5 cr Seed Funding

Ellipsol, a next-generation solar company developing path-breaking solar energy solutions, has raised rupees 2.5 crore in a seed funding round led by Capital A. The funding round also saw the participation of the Grand Anicut Fund. Other individuals also contributed to the funding round. Ellipsol’s site, that is yet to open formally, promises 2X the […]

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$12 Mn Investment Closed by Reliance & Others in California’s Perovskite Solar Firm Caelux

California-based firm, Caelux, which employs perovskite technology for solar energy, has pocketed $12M in Series A3 funding. The said round raised the cumulative amount to $23 million. The round augmented the cumulative amount to $23M. The investment round was led by Temasek and also saw participation from Reliance New Energy Limited, Khosla Ventures, Mitsui Fudosan, […]

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No Proposal To Impose Carbon Tax This Year: Govt

The Union government claims that it has no plans to impose a Carbon Tax during the current financial year. It also added that it would continue to provide hand-holding support to electric vehicle consumers with government incentives. The response came to the fore when Minister of State for Finance Pankaj Chaudhary told the House about […]

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Indian Renewable Firm CleanMax Raises $360M From Brookfield

Indian renewable energy company CleanMax today announced raising an equity fund from Brookfield Renewable through the Brookfield Global Transition Fund (BGTF). The BGTF focuses on investments accelerating the global transition to a net-zero carbon economy while delivering strong risk-adjusted returns to investors.  This funding of USD 360 million is a mix of primary and secondary. […]

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