Daily News Wrap-Up_ $160 Million Invested to Build the 300 MW Victorian Big Battery

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world:

Trina Solar, a global photovoltaic and smart energy solution provider, has launched its global energy storage business unit, Trina Storage. The new business unit provides innovative solutions for solar plus storage, standalone, and other applications.

ATLIS Motor Vehicles and Clemson University have partnered to advance the development of electric vehicle batteries. To further advance the technology, ATLIS and Clemson executed a three-year master research agreement led by CNI founder and director Apparao Rao. At CNI, Rao and his research associates will assist ALTIS with further development of their battery technology. The ALTIS battery will utilize custom coatings to strike a balance between energy and power.

The Clean Energy Finance Corporation, an Australian Government-owned green bank, has invested $160 million to build the 300 MW Victorian big battery, providing a boost to the state’s grid security. The CEFC senior debt facility will finance the design, construction, and operation of the battery, which is expected to be operational for the 2021-22 summer.


Huawei has launched its Digital Power Zero Carbon Network Solution to help operators implement the zero carbon network strategy and accelerate green and sustainable development globally. Huawei Zero Carbon Network Solution includes simplified sites, simplified equipment rooms, simplified data centers, and green power for all. These solutions with intelligent power clouds reduce energy consumption costs and improve energy efficiency through intelligent power that integrates source, network, load, and storage.

National Grid Renewables has started the construction of the 200 MW Prairie Wolf solar project in Colles County, Illinois, United States. Swinerton Renewable has been contracted to construct the project. The project is expected to start commercial operation by the end of 2021. The project will reduce 285,000 tons of carbon dioxide emissions annually.

Here is our previous daily news wrap-up.