Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world:
Adani Solar Energy Kutchh One, a step-down subsidiary of Adani Green Energy, has commissioned a 150 MWac solar project three months before its scheduled date in Kutchh, Gujarat. The project has a power purchase agreement (PPA) with Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam at ₹2.67/kWh for 25 years. The facility will be connected to the company’s Energy Network Operation Center that constantly monitors and analyzes over 80 solar and wind projects across India. With this commissioning, Adani Green Energy’s total operational renewable capacity stood at 3.12 GW.
EDF Renewables North America announced the completion and commercial operation of the 173.4 MWdc Maverick 1 and the 135.9 MWdc Maverick 4 solar projects. Maverick 1 provides 125 MWac of electricity to Southern California Edison, a subsidiary of Edison Internation, under a 15-year PPA. While Maverick 4 supplies 100 MWac of energy and renewable attributes to Shell Energy North America under a 15-year PPA.
Actis has selected Winij, a Swiss-based renewable energy asset management software platform provider, to implement Winji’s True Power platform to maximize its renewable energy assets’ overall performance. Winji will provide its platform solution for existing and new assets for the Actis long-life infrastructure fund, which invests $1.2 billion in operating infrastructure projects across Latin America, Africa, and Asia. The platform will be initially integrated into 800 MW of existing renewable energy assets located in Brazil, Chile, and India.
The first batch of units of the world’s largest coastal tidal-flat solar utility facility, contracted by the 12th Bureau of Hydropower, has been successfully connected to the grid for power generation. The project has an installed capacity of 300 MW, which is combined with 1500V string inverters. A new 220kV booster station has also been built at the site.
Cree, a global silicon carbide technology provider, announced the launch of its silicon carbide-based power modules. The new power modules provide solutions for a diverse range of industrial power markets, including renewable energy, energy storage, and electric vehicle fast charging. Compared to silicon, the use of silicon carbide-based power solutions enable faster, smaller, lighter, and more powerful electrical systems for a wide range of industrial applications.
The U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management agreed to a framework for coordination in regulating renewable energy activity on the Outer Continental Shelf. The Memorandum of Agreement clarifies the bureaus’ roles and responsibilities and promotes the efficient use of resources to enhance the nation’s renewable energy production.
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.