Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world:
Bangalore-based solar module manufacturer Emmvee has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Karnataka government to set up an ₹8.25 billion (~$110.74 million) solar module and cell manufacturing plant at Dobbspet, Karnataka. This will be Emmvee’s second facility in Karnataka after the 500 MW module manufacturing plant in Bangalore. In Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency’s (IREDA) tender for manufacturing capacities for vertically integrated high-efficiency solar modules under the production-linked incentive (PLI) program, Emmvee PV had bid for 1 GW capacity.
Indian automaker TVS Motor has entered into a strategic partnership with integrated power company Tata Power to drive the comprehensive implementation of electric vehicle charging infrastructure (EVCI) across India and deploy solar power technologies at TVS Motor locations. The partnership aims to create a regular AC charging network and a DC fast-charging network for electric two-wheelers. The companies will also explore opportunities to use solar energy to power select TVS Motor locations. The collaboration will allow customers of TVS iQube Electric to access Tata Power’s charging network through the TVS Motor customer connect app and Tata Power EZ Charge app.
Norway-based renewable energy company, Statkraft has added 43 wind farms across Germany and France to its European onshore wind power portfolio. The acquisition marks the company’s market entry as an owner of a wind farm portfolio in Germany and France. The wind power portfolio in Germany consists of 39 wind farms with an installed capacity of 311 MW located in nine German federal states. The 187 turbines generate an average annual yield of around 463 GWh. In France, the wind power portfolio consists of four wind farms with an installed capacity of 35 MW. The total of 16 wind turbines generates an average annual yield of around 60 GWh.
Wind turbine maker Senvion India has won an order to supply wind turbines for a 591-MW project of JSW Energy. The turbines will be deployed in JSW Energy’s ongoing pipeline of 2.5 GW of renewable projects under construction. When fully deployed, these wind turbines will produce enough clean energy to supply the power needs of over 4,50,000 Indian homes. The delivery of the turbines will start from the first half of 2022. The project also comes with a 10-year operations and maintenance contract.
Shuchi Anant Virya has set up a network of electric vehicle charging points along the Manali-Leh route in the Ladakh region. Shuchi Anant Virya is the joint venture company between EV-based mobility solutions provider Lithium Urban Technologies and Fourth Partner Energy, a solar energy company for commercial and industrial businesses. The company installed 18 EV charging stations at key locations. The chargers installed are a mix of Type-I and Type- II AC chargers catering to electric two, three, and four-wheelers.
REC Limited, an infrastructure finance company involved in financing power projects, has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, to commit financial assistance of ₹144 million (~$1.93 million) to construct two residential blocks and install a grid-connected 100 kWp rooftop solar PV panel. REC recently sought shareholders’ approval to raise ₹850 billion (~$11.63 billion) through the private placement of bonds or debentures.
Arjun Joshi is a staff reporter at Mercom India. Before joining Mercom, he worked as a technical writer for enterprise resource software companies based in India and abroad. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Psychology, and Optional English from Garden City University, Bangalore. More articles from Arjun Joshi.