Giant strides in the renewable energy sector

Despite a heavy setback caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the RE sector is making a gradual turnaround. In an interaction with Jatindra Nath Swain, Chairman and MD – Solar Energy Co... Read More

Making India EV-ready

EESL recently announced ramping up EV charging infrastructure in the country by setting up 2,000 EV charging facilities by March 2021. Shraddha Kakade, Assistant Editor - ETN inter... Read More

Disruption and the highway to opportunity

What does it take to seize the moment and launch Indian industry into one of the biggest growth trajectories ever?Deliberating on how to configure and navigate the changing times i... Read More

Post-lockdown: Old order changeth...

Amid all the confusion that the coronavirus pandemic has created, at least one thing stands clear – that we will have to live with the infliction in the near future. So far, we hav... Read More

Earth Day 2020: IESA unites clean energy and transportation leaders on one platform

As countries haul through lockdown in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic, a positive after effect is seen in the form of the nature reclaiming its space. This more than ever has forced ... Read More

Looking at India’s next sunrise sector

The Indian innovation ecosystem has passionately taken up the cleantech challenge with breakthrough in energy management systems, advanced metering, and grid optimization software ... Read More

Second-life lithium-ion battery scenario

The excessive use of lithium-ion batteries to cut vehicular emission will certainly create pollution of a different sort. To pre-empt the problem, second-use battery options need t... Read More

Back to the future of lead acid batteries

Disruption is the name of the game and enhanced, superior but low-priced is the goal. On such a playing field, sustainable, low-cost battery solutions and gigascale storage are sho... Read More

Can we generate our own fuel through a closed-loop cycle?

The search for clean fuel to maintain the skies at the new 'COVID-blue' is relentless. Although still in early stages of research, hydrogen is gaining ground fast. We are... Read More

Future Fuel: hydrogen and fuel cell technologies

Hydrogen and fuel cell technologies hold a promise of diverse applications from clean transportation to heat and clean energy. Dr V K Saraswat, Member of the NITI Aayog and former ... Read More

Roundtable for EV battery swapping roadmap

India Energy Storage Alliance on May 21 initiated a discussion on EV Battery Swapping Roadmap for India with industry and businesses operating in e-mobility, battery manufacturing ... Read More

Balancing the energy market in real time

Real time electricity markets provide a mechanism for Discoms to access a larger market at competitive prices. At a national level they can help utilize surplus capacity, and effec... Read More

Global energy demand amidst pandemic

Even as demand for major fuels plunged globally in the first quarter of 2019 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, renewables gained fresh impetus indicates IEA's Global Energy Review 2020... Read More

MicroCast - Giving voice to India’s rural change-makers

India is a melting pot of diversity and different cultures. Based on the government of India statistics, more than 60 percent of India's population resides in rural India and consi... Read More

Behind the scenes of the PM’s ‘lights-out’ call success

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi's nine-minute lights-out call was met with resounding support on April 5, 2020, without disrupting the electricity grid in India. The PM had ur... Read More

The wheels of change – electrifying mobility globally

EVs are at the cusp of many innovations, and batteries are just one sub-set of the race. With many new technologies joining the fore, consistent innovation and maintaining a sustai... Read More

Karnataka – Charging ahead on India’s energy transition

The Indian state of Karnataka boasts RE share of 62 percent in its power mix and has made concerted efforts towards making Bengaluru, its capital city, the EV capital of India. Wha... Read More

Public transport in India – A post-lockdown perspective

Public transport - state-run or private - plays the important role of providing mobility services to efficiently connect people to economic and social opportunities and enhance qua... Read More

India upshifts e-mobility ambitions to top gear

Now is the most opportune time to change the mobility landscape of the country. How to achieve the inflection point that is a precursor to exponential growth was discussed by Sohin... Read More

MNRE issues draft guidelines for off-grid solar power plant scheme in RESCO mode

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) issued draft guidelines for the implementation of off-grid solar power plant in renewable energy service company (RESCO) mode. RESCO... Read More

NTPC and ONGC to set up joint venture for renewable energy business

India's biggest power generator NTPC along with state-run oil and gas explorer ONGC signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to set up a joint venture for renewable energy busine... Read More

Bid submission deadline extended for solar+storage project in Leh & Kargil

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) in May extended the bid submission deadline for the 14 MW solar power plant with 42 MWh battery energy storage system (BESS) at Leh and... Read More

Sterling & Wilson Solar commissions its first solar PV project in Oman

Sterling & Wilson Solar Limited (SWSL), one of the leading Engineering, Procurement, Construction (EPC) provider announced the commission of operations of its first solar PV pr... Read More

Leading French RE producer Neoen to construct Australia’s largest solar farm

 Leading French renewable energy producer Neoen announced that it has signed 352 megawatts photovoltaic (MWp) capacity PPA with CleanCo Queensland in one of Australia's "most ... Read More

Lithium, cobalt production to soar as demand for clean energy increases:World Bank

The latest World Bank report states that production of minerals like graphite, lithium and cobalt could increase by nearly 500 per cent by 2050 to meet the growing demand for clean... Read More

Amara Raja partners with Gridtential Energy for bipolar battery technology

Amara Raja Batteries Ltd, one of the leading industrial and automotive battery manufacturers, has entered a formal agreement with Gridtential Energy to collaborate on bipolar batte... Read More

Form Energy secures its first utility deal: to deploy 1MW/150 MWh energy storage technology

Form Energy, the Bill Gates backed startup which is working on creating a new class of batteries that would provide long-duration storage at ultra-low-cost has secured its first ut... Read More

Fluence unveils sixth-generation energy storage technology

Fluence on June 16 announced the launch of its sixth-generation energy storage technology stack combining factorybuilt hardware, advanced software, and data-driven intelligence. Th... Read More

Nitin Gadkari urges EV manufacturers not to depend on China

Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways and MSME, Nitin Gadkari in June said the government is formulating a new policy on import parking charging solution that is made avai... Read More

Tata Power to have 700 EV charging stations by March 2021

Private electric utility company and a forerunner in the clean energy sector, Tata Power announced plans to expand its network of smart EV charging points from around 170 at presen... Read More

Gemopai to launch mini e-scooter ‘Miso’ in June

Gemopai Electric Scooters, a joint venture between Goreen E-Mobility and Opai Electric is planning to launch a mini electric scooter 'Miso' in India by next month. The company whic... Read More

Ather Energy and Bounce announce new bike ownership scheme

  Electric two-wheeler maker Ather Energy announced a new scheme with rental bike platform Bounce that allows Ather 450 owners to rent or lease the e-scooter through Bounce. A... Read More

Indu Shekhar Chaturvedi takes charge as MNRE Secretary

Indu Shekhar Chaturvedi has assumed charge as the new Secretary to the Ministry of New & Renewable Energy (MNRE) on May 11. An IAS officer of the 1987 batch, Chaturvedi belongs... Read More

CERC notifies draft regulation for tariff determination from renewable energy sources

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) issued the draft regulation for tariff determination from renewable energy sources on April 29. The draft regulation applies to... Read More

ReNew Power bags India’s first roundthe-clock solar power tender

ReNew Power, a major RE producer in India hasbagged India's first round-the-clock (RTC) solar powertender floated by the Solar Energy Corporation of India(SECI) at a record low tar... Read More

Advanced cell battery storage recognized as ‘Champion Sector’ as a part of 'self-reliant' India

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharamanon May 16, announced governmentplans to launch an incentive schemefor the promotion of new "championsectors" with a focus on advancedcell battery... Read More

PM Modi urges businesses to invest in battery manufacturing and R&D

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on June 11 delivered the inaugural address to the 95 th annual plenary session of the Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC) addressing the industry and busi... Read More