Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcement of the day from around the world:
SB Energy has selected GE Renewable Energy to supply, install, and commission 121 units of its 2.7-132 onshore wind turbines, with a cumulative capacity of 327 MW. The turbines would be installed at the Pritam Nagar wind project in Madhya Pradesh. The project will produce enough clean energy to satisfy the electricity needs of 250,000 households in India.
MYSUN has successfully commissioned an 897 kW rooftop solar project in Pithampur, Madhya Pradesh. The project was undertaken for insulation and pre-engineered buildings manufacturing company. The solar project will help save around ₹10 million (~$ 136,131) annually on their power bills. The project is a grid-tied system and is commissioned with a net metering facility that can send back the unutilized power to the DISCOM, giving the company benefit of enhanced savings. The company also recently commissioned a 1.75 MW rooftop solar project in Bhilwara, Rajasthan, for a textile company.
Sungrow, a global inverter solution supplier for renewables, has received the world’s first DC arc detection and interruption technical report issued by TUV SUD. The report outlines Sungrow SG110CX has been tested according to the newly recognized international standard IEC 63027 ED1, 82/1636/CDV, underlining the global leading position on product reliability and safety. The company reported that the first batch of SG110CX enabled with AFCI function has been delivered to Southeast Asia, and more deployments are expected to come in the following months.
ENGIE, a France-based electric utility company, has unveiled its plan to support Greater Springfield city in Australia in becoming carbon neutral within the next two decades. The plan includes 100% decarbonization of the mobility sector by 2038 by developing slow and fast charging infrastructure, hydrogen refueling stations for logistics and buses, shared transport. The plan also includes achieving 100% carbon-free energy consumption by 2038, up from 50% in 2025, and 75% in 2030. The plan consists of developing rooftop solar projects, battery energy storage infrastructure, C&I district cooling network, and residential reversible heat pumps to generate clean energy.
Wolters Kluwers ELM Solutions has joined hands with Sevalaya to provide low-cost renewable energy to the Sevalaya community near Chennai. The company donated 33 solar panels for the school and two-solar powered water heaters for the senior citizen home. Sevalaya is a non-governmental organization that runs an orphanage, a free school, and a residential facility for senior citizens.
WiNRG, a Germany-based renewable energy company, said that three of its solar facilities began its commercial operations in Portugal. The PV facilities at Amareleja, Cartaxo, and Ferreira do Alentejo locations, with a total capacity of 74 MW out of the total output of 205 MW is now in operation. The three remaining PV facilities will be connected to the grid by the beginning of 2021. The PV facilities in Santarem (23 MW) and Moura (49 MW) have been completed and waiting for the grid-connection. The 59 MW PV facility in Lagos is currently under construction. Upon completing all projects, the Portuguese PV pipeline will generate around 345 GWh of clean energy annually.
Facebook AI and the Carnegie Mellon University Department of Chemical Engineering have launched an open-catalyst project to discover new electrocatalysts needed for more efficient and scalable ways to store and use renewable energy. They are developing AI that will accurately predict atomic interactions dramatically than the computer-heavy stimulations scientists rely on today. They also released the OC20 data set comprising over 1.3 million relaxations of molecular absorptions onto the surface, the largest dataset of electrocatalyst structure to date.
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.