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Gravity based Energy Storage Startup Energy Vault Announces $100 Million Funding

Energy Vault, the firm behind gravity-based, grid-scale energy storage solutions with its proprietary technology, today announced $100 million in Series C funding.  We had covered the firm’s series B funding back in 2019. The newest investment round is being led by existing investor Prime Movers Lab, with additional participation from other existing investors including SoftBank […]

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3.5 GW Solar Capacity Added in H1 of 2021 in India, Says Report

A report by renewable energy research firm JMK Analytics says that India added 3.5 GW of solar capacity in the first six months of the financial year 2022. It places cumulative renewable capacity at 96.95 GW, a figure at variance with government claims of having hit 100 GW. Typically, these differences are accounted for by […]

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Adani Green Energy Q1 Results Deliver Record Revenues, Profits Over Year Ago No’s

Adani Green Energy Ltd. [“AGEL”], a part of the Adani Group, today announced the financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2021. The Operational Performance Snapshot for the period is as follows. Particulars Quarterly performance Q1 FY22 Q1 FY21 % Change Total Income 1,079 878 23% Revenue from Power Supply 848 609 39% Total […]

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The 7-Point Checklist Before You Finalize Your Rooftop Solar System

Solar power is still considered new in India. It was in 2010 when Government of India launched National Solar Mission (NSM) as a key initiatives with an aim to promote sustainable ecological growth while solving for country’s energy security. From 1.2 GW in 2012 to 40 GW in 2021, Solar Energy in India today is […]

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First Solar Signs Up For Make in India With 3.3 GW Manufacturing facility in India

First Solar, Inc. (Nasdaq: FSLR) today announced that it intends to invest $684 million in a new, fully vertically-integrated photovoltaic (PV) thin film solar module manufacturing facility in India. Contingent upon permitting, and pending approval of Indian government incentives that are satisfactory to First Solar, the advanced facility is expected to commence operations in the second […]

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Floating Solar On A Growth Path

In Solar’s rise to pre-eminence from a fringe renewable energy option just a decade back, it’s time to consider the rise of floating solar (also called floatovoltaics in many cases). To think that it did not even exist at any scale till 2013. The earliest patent on floating solar was taken out only in 2008. […]

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Senior Executive (Solar)- 01 post for 03 years

NTPC Executive Jobs 2021 in New Delhi – NTPC is looking for experienced professionals for its Commercial Function, Consultancy Wing, Business Analysis, Solar PV, CS, Corporate Communication and Clean Technologies area for specific period as per details given below: Qualification: Degree in Engineering (in any discipline) with at least 60% marks from a recognized University/Institution. Candidates […]

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Largest US Solar Project Cancelled On Aesthetic Grounds

Virtually every large power generation option has faced objections at some stage, from locals in nearby areas. Solar just joined that list decisively, with the largest planned solar project in the US, the proposed 850 MW  Battle Born Solar Project, being scrapped after local objections.  This comes barely a month after Australia had pulled back […]

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Form Energy Reveals Chemistry of its Long Duration Iron-air Battery

US technology firm Form Energy has announced the battery chemistry of its first commercial product and a $200 million Series D financing round led by ArcelorMittal’s XCarb™ innovation fund. The four-year-old startup claims that through the use of iron, one of the most common elements on Earth, it has built an inexpensive battery that can […]

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