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Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world:
U.S.-based engineering, procurement, and construction firm Black & Veatch has been awarded a lead role in developing 2 GW solar and battery storage projects by UK-based developer Amberside Energy. Black & Veatch will deliver technical advisory and support services for Amberside’s solar and storage portfolio framework agreement. The framework covers standalone solar projects, standalone battery projects, and co-located solar and battery sites across the United Kingdom. Besides planning and designing solar and battery storage systems, Black & Veatch will also plan and design the electricity distribution and transmission assets and manage the interface with the national grid and distribution network operators.
Denmark-based wind turbine manufacturer Vestas announced that MunmuBaram, a joint venture between Shell and HEXICON AB, has named Vestas as the preferred turbine supplier for the 1.3 GW MunmuBaram floating offshore wind project in South Korea. Vestas will supply and install 84 units of the V236-15.0 MW turbine for the project, located off the southeast coast of South Korea. The turbines will be installed on floating foundations in the project area of approximately 240 square kilometers, with water depths ranging between 120 and 150 meters. Once installed, Vestas will also deliver 20-year service and maintenance for the wind farm.
Tata Motors has joined hands with IndusInd Bank to offer exclusive EV dealer financing to its authorized passenger electric vehicle (EV) dealers. IndusInd Bank will provide additional inventory funding with attractive pricing to authorized passenger EV dealers of Tata Motors. Repayment tenure will range from 60 to 75 days. IndusInd Bank will also offer additional limits to cater to high-demand phases, which will be available to dealers twice a year.
Madrid-based Renewable solutions provider ACCIONA Energía will develop the Herries Range Wind Farm (1,000 MW), an expansion of the MacIntyre Wind Precinct that will double its capacity to 2,000 MW. The MacIntyre Precinct is the largest wind project in Australia and the Southern Hemisphere. The MacIntyre Precinct (1,023 MW), currently under construction, will be equipped with 180 turbines of 5.7 MW capacity. At 2,000 MW capacity, the MacIntyre Precinct will supply enough clean energy to power 1.4 million homes annually. The Precinct currently consists of two wind farms-MacIntyre (923 MW), owned by ACCIONA Energía (70%) and Ark Energy (30%), and government-owned energy company CleanCo’s proposed Karara wind farm.
California-based Xponent Power, a renewable energy solutions provider, has engaged Clean Energy Associates (CEA) to enable the manufacturing of its Xpanse solar awning. This compact and retractable 1200W solar awning (canopy) deploys at the touch of a button. Xpanse solar is in discussions with recreational vehicle manufacturers for strategic partnerships. With this engagement, CEA will expand its manufacturing services offerings, helping clean energy and e-mobility companies grow and navigate the key manufacturing challenges critical for their success. Xponent Power plans to begin volume shipments of its products to its US customers in 2023.