Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world:
BELECTRIC, engineering, procurement, construction service provider, is building a 19.3 MW floating PV project in Israel for EDF. Located on a water reservoir for fish farming pools near the Kibbutz Lohamei HaGeta’ot, construction works on the site are expected to start in early summer. Commissioning is planned to be reached by end of this year. This is BELECTRIC’s second floating PV project.
Solar manufacturer LONGi has signed a framework agreement with Engie Solar to accelerate the transition towards a carbon-neutral world. As a first step, the firm has committed new volumes (>600 MW) of its high-efficiency PV modules for projects in several geographies. The companies aim to reinforce their presence in the global markets and offer more opportunities to fast-track the global energy transition.
Solar module manufacturer Goldi Solar has completed an over 24 MW solar modules supply order to Tamil Nadu-based textile company LS Mills. Goldi Solar’s 71,690 solar panels (Goldi 72 GN polycrystalline modules of 335 Wp) were used in the project. LS Mills is expected to save approximately 37.668 GWh of electricity per annum and help offset over 35,040 tonnes of CO2 per year.
Amp Power Australia, the Australian operating company of global developer Amp Energy, has announced the establishment of the Renewable Energy Hub of South Australia (REHSA), a strategic portfolio of large-scale integrated solar PV, wind, and battery energy storage (BESS) assets located in South Australia. REHSA also includes the siting of the Spencer Gulf Hydrogen Energy Ecoplex. The portfolio includes three large solar PV projects totaling over 1.3 GW of generation, located at Robertstown (636 MW), Bungama (336 MW), and Yoorndoo Ilga (388 MW), with a total BESS capacity of up to 540 MW across the portfolio. Total investment in the REHSA would exceed $2 billion.
ACWA Power has expanded its presence in Central Asia with a single-site wind farm in the region. The firm has signed an implementation agreement with the Ministry of Investments & Foreign Trade and the Ministry of Energy of Uzbekistan for the development, construction, and operation of a 1500 MW wind power project in Karakalpakstan, Uzbekistan. Once operational, the project will become the largest wind farm in the Central Asian region, and one of the largest in the world.
Srinwanti is a copy editor at Mercom India, where she writes and edits news stories across the clean energy spectrum. Prior to Mercom, she has worked in book publishing at Macmillan Publishing House and Integra and honed her editorial and writing skills in both online and print media such as Reuters, Times Group Books, The Times of India, and Pune Mirror, covering local to international stories. More articles from Srinwanti Das.