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Indian State Of Rajasthan Announces 1 Gigawatt Solar Power Tender

The western Indian state of Rajasthan continues to expand its solar power capacity and has issued a new tender with over 1 gigawatt of capacity. The western Indian state of Rajasthan continues to expand its solar power capacity and has issued a new tender with over 1 gigawatt of capacity. The developers have to submit a single bid for any capacity…


Renewable energy, green economy will lead UAE to ‘green recovery’: MOCCAE official

Renewable energy and green economy as the two main driving forces will lead the United Arab Emirates to “sustainable and green recovery,” a senior official told Emirates News Agency, WAM. On the home front, the UAE remains dedicated to meeting the goals of the National Climate Change Plan of the UAE 2017-2050, and is on track in…

I see renewable energy and the green economy as the two main driving forces of our efforts.

Eng. Fahed Al Hammadi

ADB, IEA renew pact to collaborate on energy sector sustainability and resilience

Manila: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has renewed a memorandum of understanding with the International Energy Agency (IEA) to scale up collaboration and advance progress on sustainability with an increased focus on energy sector resilience in Asia and the Pacific. Under the three-year agreement, the two organisations will share knowledge…

The energy sector is a key driver of growth and human development, especially during recovery from the impacts of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.

ADB President Masatsugu Asakawa

India Set To Propose World Solar Bank & Mobilize $50 Billion In Solar Funding

In its ongoing efforts to strengthen international solar diplomacy, India is set to launch a major funding initiative. According to media reports, India’s Ministry for New and Renewable Energy is likely to propose to the government to set up a World Solar Bank. The bank is likely to help member countries of the International Solar Alliance to…


Bruce Museum Spotlights NASA Team Leader About Energy Storage Tech

One day in the not too distant future, humans will reach for Mars—a seven-month journey each way. What will power people there and back is a revolutionary, near-indestructible battery possessing more energy than any other battery currently in existence on planet Earth. Meet one of the scientists guiding its invention, the innovator and CEO…


VDE study finds battery trains 35% cheaper than hydrogen

A study of the cost-effectiveness of battery electric multiple units (BEMU) and hydrogen-electric multiple units (HEMU) as alternatives to diesel found that BEMUs could be up to €59m (35%) less expensive to buy and operate compared with their hydrogen fuel cell equivalents. In addition, the cost of energy and multiple replacement of fuel cells during…


Nikola vs. Tesla Stock: Comparing the Two Electric-Vehicle Makers

Batman versus Superman. Yankees versus Red Sox. Nikola Tesla versus Thomas Edison. These are some of the greatest rivalries of all time. There’s another rivalry brewing in the burgeoning sector of electric trucks: Nikola versus Tesla. Tesla (ticker: TSLA) is now the world’s most valuable car company, disrupting the entire automotive industry with…

Batman and Superman eventually worked out their differences. Perhaps the Nikola-Tesla competition can end up benefiting both shareholder bases.


Will COVID-19 Be a Wake-Up Call for Africa’s Largest Economy?

The economic challenge of the global COVID-19 crisis has hit Nigeria hard, making the country enter its worst recession in four decades. With the oil prices falling over 50% in the first quarter of 2020, growth has evaporated, unemployment skyrocketed and access to foreign exchange greatly limited. In a baseline scenario, the World Bank expects the Nigerian…


Oman explores opportunities for green hydrogen with solar thermal and wind energy

Oman is exploring opportunities in the green hydrogen sector and for this purpose a committee has been set up under the leadership of Oman’s ministry of oil and gas, a senior official at Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) said. Abdul-Amir Al Ajmi, External Affairs and Value Creation Director at PDO, said…

There is a big focus on hydrogen to power (opportunities) in Oman led by the ministry of oil and gas and facilitated by Ejaad.


The Future of Sustainable Energy

Energy is what society runs on. Without energy, the perks of modern life would degrade into camping at home. It is easy to take for granted how much everyday life depends on energy. The United States consumes 18 percent of the earth’s energy resources. Sustainable energy researchers are leading the way in creating renewable energy sources and…


Audi EV of the future could be ‘energy storage device on four wheels’

Audi has announced a partnership with the Hager Group to research and develop bidirectional charging – or vehicle-to-home (V2H) charging – in its cars. This would allow for the high-voltage battery of an electric vehicle (EV) to be used to supply electricity back into a domestic grid as a decentralised energy storage system. A homeowner with…

The battery of an Audi E-tron could supply a single-family home with energy for around one week independently. Looking ahead, we want to make this potential accessible and make the electric car part of the energy transition as an energy storage device on four wheels.

Martin Dehm, technical project manager for bidirectional charging at Audi

Chinese electric-car maker Li Auto sets IPO terms

Chinese electric-car maker Li Auto Inc. LI, +10.00% said late Friday it expects to sell up to 95 million American depositary shares in a range between $8 and US$10 in its initial public offering. Li Auto filed for the IPO earlier this month. Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and UBS are among the underwriters. Li’s IPO comes on the heels of recent IPO…


Thai island that inspired novel ‘The Beach’ to have solar power farm and microgrid

An island in a Thai national park that was a model for the The Beach, a novel turned into a film starring Leonardo DiCaprio, will become more self-reliant, thanks to the power of the sun and a hand from the government. Thailand has earmarked 172 million baht (US$5.4 million) to build a one-megawatt solar farm with a 1.5 megawatt-hour energy…


Another solar module factory in North Africa

Spanish PV production equipment supplier Mondragon Assembly has provided a 100 MW PV panel production front line for a new factory in Cairo, Egypt. The owner of the manufacturing facility is Teriak Industrial Group, a private Egyptian company that specializes in the production of automotive components for the Egyptian and broader…


Chinese solar imports to be exempted from BCD if PPA signed earlier

New Delhi: Chinese imports for public solar power projects will be exempted from the basic customs duty if the power purchase agreements were signed before the implementation of the duty, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) said on Tuesday. The decision is subject to the approval of the Department of Revenue under…

The cost for private deals which are already signed will increase, leading to a lot of complications in the already negotiated deals.


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