Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world:
Sembcorp Industries said that its wholly-owned subsidiary Sembcorp Solar Singapore has been awarded a 60 MW solar energy project by the Housing & Development Board (HDB) and the Singapore Economic Development Board. For the project, the company would build, own, operate, and maintain grid-tied rooftop solar systems with a total capacity of 60 MW across 1,154 HDB blocks and 46 government facilities in Singapore. The company has also won other commercial solar deals with 22.3 MW of capacity since January 2021.
Eni and CDP Equity have formed a new joint venture GreenIT to develop, construct, and manage facilities to generate power from renewable energy sources in Italy. GreenIT, 51% owned by Eni and 49% by CDP Equity, would produce energy from solar and wind power projects with an aim to reach an installed capacity of around 1 GW by 2025. The joint venture would invest over €800 million ($953.54 million) over the next five years to develop this capacity.
In Lok Sabha, Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Narendra Singh Tomar said ICAR – Central Arid Zone Research Institute, Jodhpur, has developed an agri-voltaic system of 105 kW capacity. The technology would help farmers increase their income by generating power while growing cash crops on the same land. He added that component – I of the Kisan Urja Suraksha Utthan Mahabhiyan (KUSUM) program has provision for installation of agri-voltaic systems in farmers’ fields with a capacity between 500 kW and 2 MW.
GoodWe, a global solar inverter manufacturer, has signed a 100 MW distribution agreement with GS Global to supply inverters suitable for commercial and utility-scale solar projects. GS Global said that the collaboration with GoodWe would enhance its product portfolio and offer more opportunities to accelerate the energy transition in South Korea.
Wartsila and Lappeenranta-Lahti University of Technology have carried out a power system study, exploring a carbon-neutral power system across India by 2050. The study analyzed the power system’s development in the best policy scenario, in which greenhouse gas emissions reach zero across the power sector by 2050 with comprehensive adoption of sustainable energy and flexible technologies. The study also highlighted the urgent and continuous need for additional investments in renewable capacities and flexible technologies such as storage and internal combustion engines for maintaining system reliability.
Here is our previous daily news wrap-up.
Harsh is a staff reporter at Mercom India. Previously with Indian Express, he has covered general interest stories. He holds a Masters Degree in Journalism from Symbiosis Institute of Media and Communication, Pune.