Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world:
Ampere Electric, the wholly-owned electric mobility subsidiary of Greaves Cotton, announced receiving an initial order of 2,000 Ampere electric scooters. The order is part of a business partnership with eBikeGO, an Indian electric vehicle subscription platform. With this tie-up, Ampere electric would strengthen its presence in the fast-growing B2B shared mobility service segment. The rides reinforce the emerging need for economical, simple plug and play IoT (Internet of Things) enabled zero-contact travel.
TransAlta Renewables said that its 10 MW WindCharger battery storage project had begun its commercial operation. WindCharger is Alberta’s first utility-scale, lithium-ion energy storage project and utilizes Tesla Megapack technology. It has a capacity of 10 MW, along with a total storage capacity of 20 MWh. This technology can be fully charged in approximately two hours, the company said.
Greenbacker Renewable Energy Company said it had purchased Rodeo Energy Storage LLC’s rights for a 10 MW/21.3 MWh portfolio of 20 behind-the-meter energy storage systems developed and will be constructed and operated by Stem, an artificial intelligence-driven energy storage services provider. The acquisition is Greenbacker’s second in the vital and growing energy optimization sector, marking a further strategic expansion and enhancing its services to power off-takers and consumers in California while positioning the firm to increase shareholder value.
The first stage of the Asian Renewable Energy Hub in north-east of Port Hedland has received environmental approval. The hybrid project in west Australia is set to produce 15 GW of wind and solar power and provide 3 GW of low-cost green energy to local people and industry. The entire project will produce up to 26 GW of renewable energy, providing energy to Pilbara’s service industries and providing markets in Asia with green hydrogen and ammonia. The project is likely to create significant new manufacturing opportunities.
Enapter plans to build its first mass-production facility for AEM (Anion Exchange Membrane) electrolyzer in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. The Enapter Campus will be built in the climate community of Saerbeck, including both a production center and extensive R&D facilities that will enable scaled-up manufacturing of their modular systems for green hydrogen production. The new Enapter production site will be able to produce more than 100,000 highly efficient AEM electrolyzer modules per year. The Enapter Campus will run on renewable energy provided by Saerbeck’s solar, wind and biomass plants – and from The Campus’ own solar arrays and hydrogen storage systems.
Here is our previous daily news wrap-up.
Ankita is an editor at MercomIndia.com where she writes and edits clean energy news stories and features. With years of experience in the news business, Ankita has a nose for news and an eye for detail. Prior to Mercom, Ankita was associated with The Times of India as a copy editor for the organization’s digital news desk. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Delhi University and a Postgraduate Diploma in journalism. More articles from Ankita Rajeshwari.