Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcement of the day from around the world:
EDEN Renewables India, a joint venture of EDF Renewables and Total Eren, has been awarded three solar projects with a total capacity of 1.35 GW in Rajasthan. The company secured two 450 MW solar projects from Solar Energy Corporation of India and one 450 MW project from National Hydro Power Corporation (NHPC). The company also signed a 25-year power purchase agreement with NHPC for the 450 MW project. These projects are expected to be commissioned in 2022. The solar projects are expected to generate over 2.3 TWh clean energy.
SP Group has launched My Green Credits, a feature on the SP utility application, making it affordable and convenient for anyone in Singapore to purchase ‘green credits’ and match their electricity consumption with an equivalent amount of green energy produced. The company covers 100% of the electricity consumption at its headquarters with renewable energy certificates (REC). Previously, the company launched My Carbon Footprint, a carbon footprint calculator to help build awareness of one’s daily impact on the environment.
Yellow River Hydropower Company has successfully built a 2.2 GW solar power project in a desert in the northwestern Chinese province of Qinghai. The project is equipped with a 202.86 MW/202.86 MWh energy storage facility. Sungrow provided nearly 900 MW of 1500V photovoltaic storage solutions and provided a complete set of an integrated solution for supporting the 202.86 MW/202.86 MWh photovoltaic storage integration project. According to Sungrow’s statement, this project is the world’s largest new energy power generation project completed in the shortest time.
FuturaSun, an Italy-based solar panel manufacturer, announced that it has doubled the manufacturing capacity of solar modules up to 1 GW at its Taizhou facility in China. The company opened a new production facility near the previous facility, with two production lines and 550 MW of production capacity. The new automated production lines will process half-cut cells (166 mm to 210 mm) for 2120 mm x 1050 mm modules.
Duke Energy has been awarded a 1.1 MW floating solar project at Fort Bragg, a U.S. Army base in North Carolina, as a part of the Utility Energy Service Contract. The floating solar installation will be equipped with a 2 MW of battery energy storage system. Ameresco, Duke Energy’s prime contractor, will develop the 1.1 MW of floating solar project on the Big Muddy lake located at Camp Mackall. The construction of the project is expected to begin in November this year.
Eolus has signed an agreement with Siemens Gamesa Renewables to procure 11 wind turbines for Boarp, Dållebo, and Rosenskog wind projects in southern Sweden, totaling 68 MW. The wind projects will comprise 7 Siemens Gamesa SG 5.8-170 wind turbines and 4 Siemens Gamesa SG 5.8-155 wind turbines delivered in different power ratings. The wind projects are expected to be completed in the autumn of 2023 and will be covered by a 15-year full-service agreement.
General Motors has signed a power purchase agreement for a 180 MW of solar project with First Solar. The company will receive solar energy from a new project developed by First Solar in Arkansas. The power purchase agreement will supply three General Motor’s facilities in the Midwest: Wentzville in Missouri and Michigan’s Lansing Delta Township Assembly will be fully powered by solar energy, and the remaining will be allocated to Lansing Grand River Assembly. Previously this year, General Motors announced two other renewable projects totaling 600 MW of solar energy, which are expected to be operational by 2023.
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.