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Get to know the latest decarbonization related events, business opportunities, policy announcements, product/project launches, contests, workshops and partnerships from this section.

Delhi

Mercom India Solar Summit 2022

2022-07-28 Event

Mercom India Solar Summit is an exclusive event hosting key stakeholders across the solar sector. It will be held in Delhi on July 28 & 29 2022 focusing on market opportunities, deployments, policies & regulations.

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Utility Scale Solar PV



Diploma in Solar Technology - Solar Energy course in India

2022-06-30 Capacity building / Training / Education

Diploma in Solar Technology is an intensive course aiming to produce future leaders in the energy sector.  There’s also hands-on training in the management of energy-related issues. Your training will help to give you an added advantage in the energy job market

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Distributed Solar PV



Online Course - Solar Power Installation

2022-06-27 Capacity building / Training / Education

Understanding the Solar Photo Voltaic cells parameters, Solar PV System Design and Integration. The Course is planned with instructor led live sessions of lectures and demonstrations

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Distributed Solar PV



Chennai

TVS to launch multiple EV platforms

2022-06-27 Product / solution launch

TVS Motor is betting big on the electric vehicle segment, lining up a range of products both in two-wheeler and three-wheeler categories across multiple EV platforms

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Electric Mobility



New Delhi

Toyota and Suzuki announce plans to build first hybrid vehicle in India

2022-06-24 Collaboration

The two companies have been bringing together Toyota’s strength in electrification technologies and Suzuki’s strength in technologies for compact vehicles for joint collaboration in production and in the widespread popularisation of electrified vehicles

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Electric Mobility



New Delhi

Rapid switch to clean energy would create over 15 million new jobs in India

2022-06-23 Report / white paper

Shifting to cleaner energy would create 9,00,000 new jobs in the US by 2025 along with a decline in annual energy bills by 25%, or $529, by 2030

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Energy Efficient Industrial Equipment



New Delhi

Financing India’s 2030 Renewables Ambition

2022-06-22 Report / white paper

If the country is to achieve its renewable energy installation commitment by 2030, an average of USD 27.9 billion will be required annually from 2022 to 2029. Growth in power generation capacity will also require parallel investments in the transmission and distribution grids

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Distributed Solar PV



Krishnagiri

Ola Electric provides sneak peek of upcoming e-car at customer event

2022-06-20 Product / solution launch

The company plans to reveal further details about the e-car on August 15 and will provide information as to when customers can book the car, in another two months’ time

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Electric Mobility



Online Course - Solar Power System

2022-06-20 Capacity building / Training / Education

Understanding the Solar Photo Voltaic cells parameters, Solar PV System Design and Integration. The Course is planned with instructor led live sessions of lectures and demonstrations

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Distributed Solar PV



India may need USD 10 trillion investment to achieve net-zero emission by 2070

2022-06-17 Report / white paper

India may require an investment of over USD 10 trillion to achieve its net-zero target by 2070, a joint white paper issued by GE-EY.

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Climate Finance



PTC India Financial Services ties up with GGGI to set up renewable energy-focused infra fund

2022-06-17 Collaboration Financing

GGGI (Global Green Growth Institute) will provide technical support to PFS for the development and establishment of renewable energy focused Infrastructure Debt Fund (RIDF)

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Climate Finance



Kochi

V-Guard launches Solsmart solar rooftop power system - On-Grid power inverter

2022-06-17 Product / solution launch

The on-grid solar inverter can operate at an ambient operating temperature range of 25 degree celsius to 60 degree celsius

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Distributed Solar PV



New Green Energy Open Access Policy - To catalyze the transition of small-scale industries, commercial consumers, and large households to green energy

2022-06-17 Policy

As per the new regulations, consumers will be eligible for green energy open access if they have a contracted demand or sanctioned load of 100 KW or more.

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Low Carbon Accelerators



Goa

build3 - Goa-based startup studio supporting & financing early stage startups

2022-06-16 Financing Innovations

'build3' is a Startup Studio based in Goa that works with early stage startups, including providing capital investment of up to ? 3.75 crores ($500k). Climate change happens to be one of their target areas.

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Climate Finance



Chennai

Murugappa Polytechnic Opens Centre For Sustainability And Energy Transition To Impart Training On Emerging Technologies For Energy Recycling And Reuse

2022-06-16 Capacity building / Training / Education

The Centre for Sustainability and Energy Transition has the objective of promoting technical skills among students and working professionals to address issues related to access to energy in key sectors like agriculture, cold chain logistics and healthcare, where grid-connectivity is not always feasible. 

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Adani New Industries to invest US$50 billion in green hydrogen ecosystem

2022-06-16 Collaboration Financing

Adani and Total Energies have entered into a new partnership to jointly create the green hydrogen ecosystem.

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Green hydrogen



Webinar on Harnessing the Bio-energy Opportunities in India

2022-06-15 Event

The webinar aims to present European companies with an opportunity to understand and enter the fast-growing Biogas market in India.The webinar is organized by the Indian Biogas Association and supported by the Smart Innovation Norway. 

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Biofuels



Bangalore

Micelio Mobility and NSRCEL, IIM Bangalore signed an MoU to help empower clean mobility startups in India

2022-06-15 Collaboration Financing

Collaboration between Micelio Mobility and NSRCEL, IIM Bangalore will provide critical support to clean mobility startups.

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Electric Mobility



Mumbai

Mumbai airport turns to wind energy for consumption needs

2022-06-15 Product / solution launch

The airport introduced the pilot program to ensure round the clock energy generation, harness maximum energy through wind power systems. Also, Mumbai international airport has become India’s first airport to launch vertical axis wind turbine (VAWT) and solar PV hybrid (solar mill) to explore the possibility of utilising wind energy for consumption purposes at the airport.

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Wind Power



Skilancer Solar Launches Cleaning Robots For Household Solar Panels

2022-06-14 Product / solution launch

Skilancer Solar has announced the release of an automated waterless robot for cleaning small-scale solar power plants on household rooftops. This innovation includes an AI-powered waterless robot for cleaning large-scale industrial solar installations.

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Utility Scale Solar PV



Volvo Car India sets up solar panels across four health centres in UP and Haryana

2022-06-14 Product / solution launch

Volvo Car India, in a collaboration with industry body ASSOCHAM, has set up solar power panels across community and primary health centres in Uttar Pradesh and Haryana

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Utility Scale Solar PV



Mumbai

CSMIA launches first-of-its-kind Vertical Axis Wind Turbine & Solar PV system

2022-06-14 Product / solution launch

CSMIA has introduced this pilot program in collaboration with WindStream Energy Technologies India Pvt Ltd, which ensures 24/7 energy generation, harnessing maximum energy through wind power systems

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Utility Scale Solar PV



Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu plans 20,000 MW solar installations across state

2022-06-13 Capacity building / Training / Education

The Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Company (Tangedco) has formulated a plan to develop solar power projects for 20,000 MW green energy over 10 years, to end the state’s dependence on coal-based thermal power plants.

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Utility Scale Solar PV



Azure Power ties up with India's Premier Energies Group for solar cells and modules

2022-06-13 Collaboration

Azure Power has executed a Module Supply Agreement with Premier Energies Group , one of India's leading manufacturers of solar PV cells and modules, for supply of modules up to 600 MW p.a. for the next four years.

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Utility Scale Solar PV



Torangal , Bellary district, Karnataka

JSW Steel launches steel slag sand unit

2022-06-12 Product / solution launch

JSW Steel Vijayanagar Works, one of the major steel makers in India, has launched a steel slag sand making plant, to mark the World Environment Day recently. JSW has said that the plant, which will produce sand from steel slag, has an installed capacity of 0.30 Mtpa [million tonnes per annum].

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Low Carbon Construction Materials



Samsung launches innovation contest 'Solve for Tomorrow', problem-solvers to get up to Rs 1 crore in grants

2022-06-11 Contests & competitions

Samsung has launched an innovation contest 'Solve for Tomorrow' for Indian innovators in the age range of 16 to 22 to solve real-world problems. Innovators will get up to Rs 1 crore in grants to turn their ideas into action.

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Low Carbon Accelerators



Omega Passenger Electric Rickshaw Launch Price Rs 3.4 L – Range 110 Kms

2022-06-11 Product / solution launch

Omega Seiki Mobility, announced plans for the world’s largest electric three wheeler manufacturing unit in Karnataka. It will entail investment to the tune of USD 250 million (Rs 1,900 crore) and will be spread over an area of 250 acres with a capacity to produce 1 million electric three wheeler vehicles per annum. 

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Electric Mobility



Hyderabad

RenewX Expo To Deliberate On Policy Reforms In The Renewable Energy Space

2022-06-10 Event

A two day renewable energy event (Jun 10 & 11) in Hitex, Hyderabad, RenewX 2022 expo and conference will convene business, policy and finance experts from across the region to create an ecosystem in line with the PM’s vision to take up India’s renewable energy capacity to 500 GW by 2030.

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Multi-stakeholder Collaboration



How TraceX Technologies is building trust in India’s food supply chains with FOODSIGN

2022-06-10 IT / Digital

A next-generation digital agriculture platform, TraceX leverages blockchain to connect all stakeholders in the food and agri supply chain to overcome undefined crop quality and quantity, and unrealised profit for farmers.
 

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Low Carbon Food



Starbucks India Launches its First Vegan Menu with Bollywood-backed Imagine Meats

2022-06-08 Collaboration Product / solution launch

Starbucks India has partnered with Imagine Meats to add a vegan sausage croissant roll, croissant bun, and hummus kebab wrap to its menu.

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Low Carbon Food



MG Air Small EV Is Coming To India In Early 2023

2022-06-08 Product / solution launch

The new model is reportedly to have a battery pack capacity of around 20kWh to 25kWh, which is likely to offer a real world driving range of 150km. The powertrain is expected to offer 40bhp of power

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Electric Mobility



Ludhiana

Ludhiana Municipal Corporation to launch waste management contest among four zones

2022-06-07 Contests & competitions

With an aim to improve solid waste management in the city, the Municipal Corporation (MC) Commissioner, Shena Aggarwal, said the civic body would launch a competition among all the four zones of the civic body

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Solid Waste Management



Second Edition of Mercom India Solar Awards open for nominations

2022-06-07 Contests & competitions

The awards recognize companies making a significant contribution to the sector and honor the best ground-breaking solar projects and disruptive technological innovations

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Utility Scale Solar PV



Government launches 'Leaders in Climate Change Management' Programme

2022-06-06 Capacity building / Training / Education Event

 The programme aims at building capacity among urban professionals to lead climate action across sectors and geographies in the country.

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Climate Finance



Chennai

GCC to involve people to clean Chennai

2022-06-06 Product / solution launch

Greater Chennai Corporation will work hand-in-hand with citizens of the city on solid waste management activities every fortnight, to create a garbage-free city. This is part of the ‘People’s Movement for Clean Cities’initiative launched by the state government.

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Solid Waste Management



Chennai

KFConscious launched by KFC India on World Environment Day

2022-06-05 Product / solution launch

The initiative known as KFConscious entails setting up a number of sustainable restaurants that would use environment friendly materials and tap on energy efficiency. 

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Low Carbon Food



Bengaluru

Researchers’ idea can turn India’s dumped solar panels into sustainable homes

2022-06-05 University research

A team of researchers at the Indian Institute of Science in Bengaluru is exploring whether old discarded solar panels can be reused as building material

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Solid Waste Management



New Delhi

Draft Battery Swapping Policy Released

2022-06-05 Policy

NITI Aayog has issued the draft battery swapping policy addressing the key technical, regulatory, institutional, and functioning challenges to help India develop battery-swapping ecosystems to unlock the large-scale adoption of battery-swapping

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Battery Storage



Volvo Cars India launches its first pure electric car, XC40 Recharge

2022-06-03 Product / solution launch

From the Swedish makers of automobiles, their first-ever fully electric car is ready to cruise the urban trails of India. Volvo XC40 Recharge is a luxurious compact SUV, fully electric and equipped with best-in-class features.

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Electric Mobility



Bengaluru

C&I Clean Energy Meet 2022

2022-06-03 Event

Over 150 players from various sectors including solar, steel and cement will meet in June 2022 at Bengaluru. It will also see participation from players operating in IT, automobile, manufacturing, chemical, and textiles sectors

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Low Carbon Accelerators



Kerala

Kerala Government Launches A Solid Waste Management Project for Cities

2022-06-02 Product / solution launch

Kerala government has launched a comprehensive solid waste management project in all the 93 urban local bodies. All urban local bodies have been requested to take stock of the quantity of waste generated every day in the households, commercial establishments, markets, schools, and offices.

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Solid Waste Management



2022 Kia EV6 India Launch

2022-06-02 Product / solution launch

The India version of the EV6 packs the 77.4 kWh lithium-ion battery pack, generating 229 PS electric power in 2WD and a thrilling 325 PS in AWD variant. On a single full charge, the car can travel up to 528 kilometres as per the WLTP combined cycle

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Electric Mobility



Nainital

Aryabhatta Institute to organize workshop for students to analyse solar data

2022-05-31 University research

Young astronomy aspirants keen on studying the sun can apply for the Aditya-L1 Science Support Cell (AL1SSC1) 2022 workshop to be held from June 27 to July 6 at the Nainital-based institute

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Utility Scale Solar PV



Mysuru

Engineering students build low-cost solar cart to keep veggies fresh for days

2022-05-30 Innovations University research

A team of engineering students from the Mysuru Vidyavardhaka Engineering College have come up with a solar mobile refrigerator for vegetable vendors, which is a low-cost way of storing vegetables for a longer time.

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Distributed Solar PV



India joins First Movers Coalition to decarbonise carbon-heavy sectors

2022-05-26 Collaboration

India has joined the First Movers Coalition, a global initiative aimed at decarbonising the heavy industry and long-distance transport sectors responsible for 30 per cent of global emissions. Led by the WEF and the US government, the First Movers Coalition targets sectors, including aluminium, aviation, chemicals, concrete, shipping, steel and trucking.

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Low Carbon Trucking



Gujarat

Gujarat to launch India’s first carbon trading market among large polluters

2022-05-24 Collaboration

The Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago Trust in India (EPIC India) and the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) signed a Strategic Partnership agreement with the Gujarat government to set up India’s First Carbon Trading Market  which allows industries and power plants in Gujarat to trade CO2 permits and an overall cap will provide the government a flexible tool to meet climate goals. 

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Corporate Carbon Management



Bangalore

L&T, Komatsu & Scania showcase biofuel compatible equipment at EXCON

2022-05-23 Product / solution launch

The launched machines have been designed to run on B20 Biodiesel. These equipment deliver the same power and productivity when they consume alternative fuels.

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Biofuels



New Delhi

L&T, Komatsu and Scania launch four eco-friendly hydraulic excavators

2022-05-23 Collaboration Product / solution launch

The launch is part of the focus of Komatsu, Scania and L&T to introduce sustainable technologies. The four machines are designed to run B20 biodiesel. The excavators deliver the same power and productivity when they consume alternate energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions

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Biofuels



NTPC Invites Start-Ups To Produce Torrefied Biomass Pellets

2022-05-19 Business opportunity

State-run power giant NTPC has invited bids from the country's startups for the production of torrefied biomass pellets.Through its research and development wing NETRA, the NTPC intends to provide a platform to startups to enable them develop an advanced technology for producing torrefied biomass pellets that are well-suited for decentralised small-scale users.The deadline for the submission of the proposals titled 'torrefied pellet manufacturing plant for agri-waste' is May 19, 2022

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Biomass for Heating & Power



Chennai

Danfoss India Launches First Privately Owned Grid Scale Energy Storage System

2022-05-18 Product / solution launch

Danfoss India recently opened India's first provately owned and operated grid-scale battery-based Energy Storage System at Chennai to store the excess energy generated by renewables installed inside the campus

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Battery Storage



New Delhi

Cabinet amends biofuels policy, advances ethanol blending target to 2025-26

2022-05-18 Policy

The Union Cabinet approved advancing the target of blending 20 per cent ethanol in petrol by 5 years to 2025-26 as well as allowing more feedstocks for the production of biofuels in a bid to cut reliance on imported oil for meeting the country's energy needs

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Biofuels



Small-scale floating PV with pumped hydro storage

2022-05-17 University research

Researchers from Amrita University in India have studied how small-scale floating PV could be combined with pumped-hydro storage in subsidized environments

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Distributed Solar PV



BGauss’ D15 e-scooter launched with 20 safety features

2022-05-16 Product / solution launch

BGauss, part of RR Global, has launched its new launch, the D15 electric scooter on May 16. The scooter, as per the company, is said to be the safest with over 20 safety features.

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Electric Mobility



Chennai

Danfoss India launches battery-based Energy Storage System at its Chennai campus

2022-05-16 Product / solution launch

Danfoss India recently opened India’s first privately owned and operated grid-scale battery-based Energy Storage System (ESS) at its Oragadam campus in Chennai to store the excess energy generated by renewables (solar power plant) installed inside the campus. The ESS has been engineered using Danfoss’ sustainable Drives technology.

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Battery Storage



Mumbai

India’s first Biogas-powered EV charger makes its debut in Mumbai

2022-05-14 Product / solution launch

The charger has a system that converts the leftover food from various establishments into useful gases like methane which produces electricity. 

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Biofuels



Bangalore

Biogas Production From Pharmaceutical Waste

2022-05-12 Case study

To study the process waste and design the biological treatment by setting up a pilot-scale plant. The objective of the study was to maximize the recovery of biogas while maintaining an optimal retention time.

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Biofuels



Tata Group making plans for battery firm in India, abroad

2022-05-12 Product / solution launch

India's tech-to-autos Tata Group is drawing up plans to launch a battery company in India and abroad, its chairman N Chandrasekaran said on Wednesday, as Tata deepens its push to build electric vehicles

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Battery Storage



Mumbai

Mumbai gets India’s first EV charging station powered by food waste

2022-05-10 Product / solution launch

The station, a first-of-its-kind, will generate 220 units of electricity from food waste collected from its nearby areas, mostly from bulk generators like hotels and offices. Along with powering street lights, this energy plant will now charge electric vehicles too

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Reducing Food Waste



Saatvik launches 545 W bifacial PV modules

2022-05-09 Product / solution launch

Indian manufacturer Saatvik has developed bifacial PV modules based on mono PERC, half-cut technology. The multi-busbar modules boast an efficiency rating of 21.12%.

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Utility Scale Solar PV



Tumakuru

Tata Power Renewable Energy sets up vocational training centre in Karnataka

2022-05-09 Capacity building / Training / Education

Thirumani hobli in Pavagada taluk has now witnessed the launch of a new project 'Roshni', which aims at training unemployed youth of the region

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Utility Scale Solar PV



India adds 10 GW solar capacity

2022-05-05 Report / white paper

Solar capacity installations in the country jumped by a record 210 per cent to 10 gigawatts during 2021, Mercom Communications India. According to the report, utility-scale projects accounted for 83 per cent of the total installations and the top ten developers of such projects accounted for 68 per cent of the total installed projects in the calendar year 2021.

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Utility Scale Solar PV



Gujarat

Matter Energy launches EV battery packs & swapping tech for two & three-wheelers

2022-05-05 Product / solution launch

Matter, a technology start-up in energy storage and EVs, launched its lithium ion-based energy storage product portfolio for mobility and stationary applications at the India Energy Storage week. The company also announced its battery swap ecosystem concept for EVs. Matter’s stationary energy storage systems offerings are intended to support RE generators, transmission operators, discoms, and other end-users.

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Battery Storage



Matter Energy launches EV battery packs & swapping tech for two & three-whellers

2022-05-05 Product / solution launch

Matter launched its lithium ion-based energy storage product portfolio for mobility and stationery applications. Matter's stationery energy storage systems offerings are intended to support RE generators, transmission operators, discoms, and other end-users

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Battery Storage



New Delhi

Tata Ace EV small electric truck launched in India, gets 154 km battery range

2022-05-05 Product / solution launch

Tata Motors has launched the Ace EV – the electric version of the popular Ace truck. With the launhch, Tata Motors has entered the upcoming segment of small electric truck for freight delivery in the country

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Electric Mobility



IIT Madras, ARCI and INAE organise National Conference on Energy Technologies

2022-04-29 Capacity building / Training / Education

The conference brought together leading academic scientists, researchers, scholars and industry experts to exchange experiences and research results on all aspects of energy storage systems and technologies including battery, fuel cells, supercapacitors, solar and wind energy.

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Battery Storage



India state-owned utility NTPC, gravity storage startup Energy Vault eye strategic partnership

2022-04-28 Business opportunity Collaboration

NTPC, a state-owned power producer and utility company in India, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Energy Vault, the startup seeking to commercialise a novel energy storage technology

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Battery Storage



India plans own uniform carbon trading market

2022-04-26 Financing

India, the largest exporter of carbon credits, proposes to have its own uniform carbon market in one year as a large finance avenue for energy transition projects and emission reduction.

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Corporate Carbon Management



Nainital

Forest fires burning through India's solar power production

2022-04-26 University research

The findings of the present study will drastically increase the awareness among the decision-makers in India about the indirect effects of forest fires on renewable energy production, and help promote the reduction in carbon emissions and greenhouse gases in the air

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Sustainable Forestry



Palli in Jammu and Kashmir

Palli enters history as India's first 'carbon neutral panchayat'

2022-04-25 Product / solution launch

In all 1,500 solar panels put up on the total area of 6,408 square metres will provide clean electricity to 340 houses in the model panchayat under the central government's 'Gram Urja Swaraj' programme.

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Low Carbon Cities



Assam

H2e Power commissions India’s first green hydrogen plant for Oil India in Assam

2022-04-22 Collaboration Product / solution launch

The Adar Poonawalla-backed start-up will use renewable energy from the 500kWe solar plant at Oil India’s pump station to produce hydrogen, which would be blended with natural gas to run hydrogen buses in Assam.

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Green hydrogen



Zomato offset about 500,000 metric tonnes of carbon emissions last year

2022-04-22 Product / solution launch

Zomato aims to deliver 100 million additional eco-friendly food delivery orders (orders in sustainable packaging) over the course of the next three years.Foodtech major introduces 100 per cent plastic neutral deliveries

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Bio-based Materials



Chennai and Coimbature

Amazon announces rooftop solar projects for Chennai, Coimbatore

2022-04-22 Product / solution launch

Amazon announced 37 new renewable energy projects worldwide, including two new rooftop solar projects in Tamil Nadu – in Chennai and Coimbatore.

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Utility Scale Solar PV



Petroleum Ministry celebrates Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav; organised Seminar & Exhibition on Biofuels Perspective

2022-04-22 Event

The seminar explored potential, current status and way forward for biofuels such as Ethanol & Compressed Biogas from different biomass sources, Biodiesel from Used Cooking Oil (UCO) and Bio-hydrogen

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Biofuels



'Windergy India 2022' aims to catalyse up to Rs 15,000 cr investment into wind energy equipment

2022-04-21 Event

The main objective of this event is to bring investment into wind energy equipment manufacturing for reducing imports and to increasing exports

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Wind Power



Mumbai

Emissions-Heavy Steel Giant in India Plans Switch to Green Debt

2022-04-19 Financing

India’s JSW Group  eyes green and  sustainability-linked bonds as it seek access to longer-term funding, potentially switching to only selling SLB or green bonds over the next five years.

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Climate Finance



New Delhi

Olectra launches heavy-duty electric truck trials

2022-04-15 Product / solution launch

Olectra Greentech Ltd has begun trials of a 6x4 heavy-duty electric tipper as part of an expansion into the electric truck segment. This prototype is built on heavy-duty electric tipper platform

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Electric Mobility



Kanpur

Indian startup unveils zinc-based battery tech for stationary applications

2022-04-11 Product / solution launch

A startup incubated at the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur has introduced ZincGel battery tech, which could offer significant savings for owners of two-wheel electric vehicles.

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Battery Storage



Gautam Solar releases gel battery solution for solar storage

2022-04-06 Product / solution launch

India’s Gautam Solar says its gel batteries provide a safer, cost-effective, and long-lasting alternative for the energy storage space.

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Battery Storage



Tata-Cornell Institute Launches an Initiative to Achieve Zero-Hunger, Zero-Carbon Food Systems

2022-04-06 Product / solution launch University research

Tata-Cornell Institute for Agriculture and Nutrition (TCI) has launched a new initiative to reduce agricultural greenhouse gas emissions while meeting the nutritional needs of growing populations. The two-year research project will develop precise and accurate metrics for measuring the emissions of India's various agricultural production systems.

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Low Carbon Food



Amity student comes up with desalination solution for water, wins contest

2022-04-06 Contests & competitions

Abhyavartin Selvam received prize money of Rs 1 lakh on winning the New Generation Ideation Contest 2021. His proposal was on ‘Metal Organic Framework Based Janus Solar Absorber for Effective Photothermal Desalination’

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Water Use Efficiency



Venture Capital firm Omnivore launches $130 mn fund to invest in agritech, climate sustainability

2022-04-04 Financing

With the newly launched fund, Omnivore will focus on catalyzing climate action in agriculture, backing startups that are addressing India’s GHG emissions, and securing the future of India’s farmers.

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Regenerative Agriculture



Mundra

Adani to launch India’s biggest wind turbine

2022-04-03 Product / solution launch

The Adani group is gearing up to put up a prototype of a 5.2 MW wind turbine at Mundra, Gujarat. When it does come up, it would be the country’s biggest wind turbine, and will count among the largest on-shore machines in the world

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Wind Power



Surat

India’s first-ever steel road opens for traffic

2022-04-01 Innovations

Located in Surat, this one-kilometer-long road has six lanes and has been opened for traffic on a trial basis. Made of steel slag, an industrial waste, the road promises to be more durable than conventional roads.

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Low Carbon Construction Materials



Tata Steel UK using bacteria-technology to recycle its emissions

2022-03-29 Innovations Product / solution launch

Tata Steel's blast furnaces in the UK are using billions of microscopic bacteria to convert its emissions into stock materials for other industries to make recycled products.

 

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Low & medium temperature solar thermal



NSEFI, HAI launch Green Hydrogen Consortium of Indian Industry

2022-03-25 Collaboration

Through this initiative, the National Solar Energy Federation of India (NSEFI) and Hydrogen Association of India (HAI) will drive the industry response to promote indigenous manufacturing, advocate policy measures, and support pilot projects while facilitating industry-academia collaboration.

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Green hydrogen



Madras and Dharwad

AquaMAP launched at IIT Madras for improving water use in agriculture

2022-03-22 IT / Digital Product / solution launch

AquaMAP aims at providing solutions for complex and challenging water problems by designing and evolving smart and optimal water management practices and implementing them in the field, at different locations across the country, as a scalable model by leveraging the best practices in management and innovative technologies

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Water Use Efficiency



New Delhi

Toyota launches India’s 1st hydrogen fuel cell-powered electric vehicle

2022-03-17 Product / solution launch

Toyota Mirai is powered by a hydrogen fuel cell battery pack, and comes with a certified range of up to 650 km in a single full charge. Mirai as a part of a pilot project By Toyota Kirloskar Motor and International Center for Automotive Technology (ICAT) to study and evaluate the Toyota Mirai on Indian roads and climatic conditions.

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Green hydrogen



New Delhi

IGL launches battery swap with eye on E-scooters, autos

2022-03-17 Collaboration Product / solution launch

Indraprastha Gas Ltd (IGL), the sole supplier of CNG and PNG  in the National Capital Region has entered the electric vehicle (EV) ecosystem by launching battery swapping service in Delhi in collaboration with Pune-based EV manufacturer Kinetic Green Energy & Power Solutions.

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Battery Storage



New Delhi

Delhi startup is making food waste management sustainable through its food-to-feed conversion technology

2022-03-17 Product / solution launch

Led by Saket Dave and Krishnan Kasturirangan, Wastelink solves the problem of commercial food waste by creating a circular economy solution that upcycles food surplus to animal feed.

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Reducing Food Waste



New Delhi

This Delhi startup is making food waste management sustainable through its food-to-feed conversion technology

2022-03-17 Product / solution launch

Wastelink solves the problem of commercial food waste by creating a circular economy solution that upcycles food surplus to animal feed

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Reducing Food Waste



JSW Cement signs MoU with Punjab Renewable Energy Systems

2022-03-16 Collaboration

JSW Cement has signed an MOU with Punjab Renewable Energy Systems (PRESPL) to use agricultural waste as biomass energy in its cement-manufacturing operations. According to the MoU, Punjab Renewable Energy Systems will build a sustainable supply chain of agricultural waste to be utilized as biomass energy in the clinkerization and grinding process of JSW Cement at its manufacturing units.

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Biomass for Heating & Power



Kanpur

IIT-K Incubated Start-up Invents A Composting Machine That Converts Waste To Manure in 10 Days

2022-03-16 Product / solution launch

An IIT Kanpur-incubated start-up has developed an automatic waste management equipment that efficiently turns waste to manure.The machine is called BHOOMI by the start-up, which stands for Bio-composting of horticulture and organic waste into manure indigenously.

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Solid Waste Management



Danfoss India, CII-GBC develop blueprint to support India’s decarbonization goals

2022-03-12 Report / white paper

Danfoss Industries in association with CII-Godrej Green Building Council launched a report on “Decarbonization of Indian Industrial Sector” at MMA Annual Conference 2022, Chennai. The report shares a snapshot of how the Indian industrial ecosystem currently operates with respect to carbon emissions, provides key insights on the methods to reduce carbon emissions, with a special focus on key industries such as paper, cement, steel, textiles, and chemicals.

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Low Carbon Accelerators



Jamshedpur

Tata Steel transports finished steel in LNG-fuelled trailers

2022-03-11 Product / solution launch

Tata Steel flagged-off its first batch of liquefied natural gas (LNG) powered vehicles to transport its finished steel products at a function in Nagpur on March 5, 2022. This initiative by Tata Steel is part of its ongoing efforts towards a carbon-neutral future.

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Low Carbon Trucking



Maharashtra

First ethanol refinery to produce 30K litre from bamboo to come up in India

2022-03-09 Collaboration Product / solution launch

An ethanol production refinery project from bamboo with a daily capacity of 30,000 litres is to be built in India, following an agreement between a Hyderabad-based company and a farmers' company in Maharashtra's Latur. This will not just offer ethanol at competitive prices but also provide livelihood opportunities to farmers who can grow bamboo for the plant.

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Biofuels



New Delhi

HUL launches public awareness campaign to promote waste segregation

2022-03-04 Capacity building / Training / Education

Packaged consumer goods company Hindustan Unilever Ltd., has launched a campaign to promote effective waste-management solutions in the country.The campaign wants to inspire individuals to segregate household waste at source and ensure that waste stays out of the environment and in the circular economy.

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Madhya Pradesh

Planning and developing large solar power plants: A case study of 750 MW Rewa Solar Park in India

2022-02-28 Case study

Large solar projects are the focus of the study, and using a case study approach, it describes in detail about the salient features of the RUMS park. While doing so it analyze ways in which RUMS park has tried to mitigate risks associated with renewable projects

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Utility Scale Solar PV



Indore

Modi unveils India’s largest Bio-CNG plant

2022-02-20 Product / solution launch

The plant, set up on 15 acres of land in Devguradiya through a public-private partnership, is expected to produce 17,000 tonnes of biogas in a day from 550 tonnes of organic household waste such as fruit and vegetable peels and leaves generated in Indore city.

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Biofuels



Mumbai and Bangalore

India to set up two carbon capture and utilisation centres

2022-02-14 Collaboration Product / solution launch

These two centres will come up at IIT Bombay, Mumbai and Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR), Bengaluru. These multi-disciplinary centres will facilitate capturing and mapping of current R&D and innovation activities in the domain and also develop networks of researchers, industries, and stakeholders with coordination and synergy between partnering groups and organizations

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CO2 Capture & Storage



SBI launches Surya Shakti Cell; partners with Tata for solar projects financing

2022-01-31 Collaboration Financing Product / solution launch

The Bank aims to provide an end-to-end platform for digital and hassle-free journey to the loan applicants for financing Solar projects.

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Climate Finance



India's renewable energy sector can employ 1 million people by 2030

2022-01-27 Capacity building / Training / Education

India's renewable energy sector could potentially employ around one million people by 2030, which would be ten times more than the existing workforce of an estimated 1.1 lakh employed by the sector

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Utility Scale Solar PV



New Delhi

FedEx Express commences electric vehicle trials in India

2022-01-21 Product / solution launch

The trial will test the vehicle technology within FedEx Express operations, assessing the vehicles' operational effectiveness on a standard route fully loaded with packages

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Electric Mobility



ReNew Energy teams with US firm on battery storage

2022-01-20 Business opportunity Collaboration

ReNew Energy and Fluence Energy joint venture will bring battery-storage technology to the Indian market as the country seeks more stable clean power to meet climate goals

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Battery Storage



Bengaluru

Afforestation to upkeep drives, Bengaluru saw it all

2022-01-06 Calculators & estimation tools

The civic body also announced its goal to grow and maintain 2 lakh species of sustainable urban saplings this year. The civic body is also looking at growing 5 lakh saplings and distributing them to the public by next year

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Sustainable Forestry



New Delhi

Dalmia Cement unveils high capacity electric trucks

2021-12-29 Product / solution launch

Dalmia Cement has introduced a new fleet of electric trucks. Two of the proposed 22 High Capacity Electric trucks have been put on the track

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Electric Mobility



A 100% renewable power system across India - White paper on power system optimisation

2021-12-21 Report / white paper

The white paper analyses the development of the power system in a Best Policy Scenario, in which GHG emissions from the power sector reach zero by 2050 with the comprehensive adoption of sustainable energy technologies

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Industrial Resource Efficiency



India slowly gets serious about solar

2021-12-21 Report / white paper

India is considered a champion of solar energy. By 2022, the plan is to connect 100GW of solar to the grid, and the country’s most recent pledge is a hugely ambitious 450GW of renewable energy installed by 2030

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Distributed Solar PV



Coimbatore

City-based startup gets Rs 1.6 crore seed funding

2021-12-01 Financing

Buyofuel provides an online marketplace for bio matters and wastes that are used for manufacturing biofuels. The app connects raw material aggregators, biofuel manufacturers, fuel consumers, and waste generators

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Biofuels



Ranchi

Engineer innovates Algae-based Biofuel that’s cheaper than petrol by Rs 27/Litre

2021-11-24 Innovations Product / solution launch

Vishal Prasad Gupta an Engineer has been credited with innovating a biofuel manufactured from a species of microalgae native to Jharkhand’s ponds, which he says is not only more environmentally friendly than petrol and diesel, but also easy on the pocket

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Biofuels



Praj and Indian Oil accelerate transition to cleaner skies

2021-11-09 Business opportunity Collaboration

Praj Industries Limited and Indian Oil Corporation Limited have inked an MoU to fast-track India's transition to cleaner and greener sources of energy by exploring sustainable aviation fuels, 1G and 2G ethanol, compressed biogas and related opportunities in the biofuels industry

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Biofuels



Cochin

Cochin airport, first to run fully on solar power, to launch hydro project

2021-11-06 Product / solution launch

The hydroelectric plant is a “run-of-river” project, which uses the natural downward flow of rivers and microturbine generators to capture the kinetic energy carried by water

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Hydro Power



LG Dual Inverter Heat Pump Dryer launched in India

2021-10-26 Product / solution launch

Designed with a finishing of Black Steel, LG Dual Inverter Heat Pump Dryer has the capacity to dry 9kg worth of laundry. In order to offer a user-friendly experience, the company has also incorporated a reversible door in the dryer

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Heat Pumps



Kerala

Biodiesel technology from broiler chicken waste gets ready for commercial production

2021-07-13 Business opportunity Product / solution launch

A biodiesel technology scaled up at the Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (KVASU) in Wayanad is getting ready for viable commercial production. The Indian Patent Office issued the certificate of grant for the development titled ‘Biodiesel Production from Rendered Chicken Oil’

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Biofuels



Madhya Pradesh

A Case Study of Optimization of a Solar Power Plant Sizing and Placement in Madhya Pradesh, India Using Multi-Objective Genetic Algorithm

2021-04-30 Case study

Installation of solar power plants of required sizes is recommended at each district to meet their power demands locally as well as to supply the nearby districts when needed. This will reduce the reliance on grid for energy supply and help in making the system more decentralized and distributed

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Utility Scale Solar PV



Case study: Solar electric vehicles in India

2020-12-31 Case study

This paper exemplifies the cases of solar electric vehicles including solar cars, solar e–rickshaws, solar tricycles, solar buses and solar vans, that have been successfully implemented in India. These examples demonstrate that the solar electric vehicles can transform a future scenario on a larger scale for India and also other countries

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Electric Mobility



Resource analysis of NP Kunta Solar Park site - A White Paper

2020-09-30 Report / white paper

This paper demonstrates the use of publicly available resource quality data, which can be utilized by various stakeholders to better understand the variability of any existing or potential RE site in India and possibly increase confidence in decisions or help to understand the impacts that can be expected

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Utility Scale Solar PV



Kerala

India's 40 GW solar rooftop target for 2022: A Kerala case study

2020-02-12 Report / white paper

Relatively small state of Kerala is quickly running out of land, especially to accommodate the space-intensive solar technology. Installing a solar PV to generate a single kilowatt (kW) requires 10 square metres of land. Upcoming large-scale projects are instead looking at floating, dam-top and canal-top installations, in an attempt to utilise all available space

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Utility Scale Solar PV



Zomato, BioD Energy tie up for cooking oil-to-biodiesel project

2019-10-18 Business opportunity Collaboration

Zomato and biodiesel manufacturer BioD Energy have inked a partnership to collect used cooking oil from restaurants around the country so that it can be converted into biodiesel, which will then be sold to oil marketing companies that will blend it with regular diesel

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Biofuels



Cairn Oil and Gas to convert Mangala pipeline to solar power by 2025

0000-00-00 Product / solution launch

Cairn Oil & Gas, will convert a pipeline that ships crude oil from its Rajasthan oilfields to Gujarat to solar power by 2025.

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Solar Thermal



IIM Calcutta launches industrial decarbonisation and green economy initiative

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Centre for Development and Environment Policy (CDEP) at Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Calcutta aims to conduct training programmes for NTPC, Coal India and Oil & Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) in the days to come,a step towards a green economy.

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India decarbonisation hub- KPMG

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KPMG is setting up global decarbonisation hubs across seven regions/countries across the world, including the India decarbonisation hub.Bringing together diverse capabilities of KPMG in India and its collaborators to help clients to accelerate their decarbonisation journey

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Low Carbon Accelerators



RWE and Tata Power to develop offshore wind projects in India

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The two companies’ partnership is expected to help establish a competitive offshore wind market in India, whose coastline measures around 7,600km in total

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Wind Power



Navi Mumbai

Ready to learn more about Solar Energy

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In this course technical/practical skills related to solar energy would be provided along with Entrepreneurial Development inputs such as motivation, Government Schemes, sources of solar equipment/spare parts & Marketing etc. through professional trainers of concerned field

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Distributed Solar PV



Complete months of on-the-job solar training within hours of online learning

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Enroll for solar PV training courses on PVSyst, AutoCAD, Off-Grid PV System Design & other online courses

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Distributed Solar PV



Solar Power Training

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It has now come out with solar energy related courses to fulfill the gap of technical people need for solar industries. It has different types of courses to cover entire people from housewife to engineering graduates

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Distributed Solar PV



Chennai

Solar Training in Chennai

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iAcharya's Solar training aims to equip the candidates with wide knowledge in various fields of science like structuring, designing, installing solar panels, electrical engineering, energy management, sustainable development, etc. The solar energy training course is made online now

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Utility Scale Solar PV



Solar Power Plant installation training course

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Solar power Plant Installation training in AEDEI provides a solid education in the skills and knowledge necessary for this emerging area of Solar plant Installation technology

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Distributed Solar PV



Solar PV Direct Systems

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This entry level training provides a solid foundation to DC solar system fundamentals. Explore all the possibilities of different solar applications from small solar lighting systems to large village microgrid system. (10 hours)

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Distributed Solar PV



Solar PV Training

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The aim is to accelerate the adoption of solar technology across the world to conserve our environment and provide an environment friendly, sustainable and conflict-free power supply

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Distributed Solar PV