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

Mahanadi Coalfields Limited (MCL), a subsidiary of Coal India Limited, has awarded Chennai-based solar energy solutions provider Hild Energy a turnkey order to set up a 50 MW solar project in Odisha for captive use. The estimated cost of the project is ₹3.02 billion (~$40.21 million). The project is expected to be commissioned within ten months. MCL claims the project will reduce CO2 emissions by 91,020 tons per annum.

International Advanced Research Centre for Powder Metallurgy and New Materials (ARCI) and Nsure Reliable Power Solutions have signed an agreement for technical know-how transfer and personnel training to set up a Li-ion battery fabrication lab. The know-how transfer will be based on the expertise developed in establishing the Li-ion battery process and its successful demonstration in electric scooters and solar street lamps by the Centre for Automotive Energy Materials, ARCI.

Queensland Pacific Metals has executed a non-binding memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Edify Energy Pty Ltd to supply green hydrogen from Edify’s planned large-scale, green hydrogen production facility within the Lansdown Eco-Industrial Precinct in north Queensland. The hydrogen purchased from Edify would supplement QPM’s gas supply. This MoU is in addition to a previously executed Heads of Agreement with Edify relating to the potential supply of solar power from Edify’s proposed Majors Creek Solar Power Station to the Townsville Energy Chemicals Hub Project.


SunFuel Electric has joined hands with a leading hospitality company, IHG Hotels & Resorts, to provide captive EV Charging Stations across IHG properties in the country. According to SunFuel Electric, destination charging is critical to catalyzing the adoption of high-end EVs in India. The company believes that the key to EV adoption is to enable charging facilities in petrol pumps and destinations like hotels.

Gautam Solar has expanded its production footprint by boosting the manufacturing unit of solar module mounting structures tenfold from 50 metric tons per month to 500 metric tons per month. Based in Haridwar, the new unit will produce solar module mounting structures for solar pumps, solar power projects along with solar street lights, and high masts. The structures have been designed to withstand wind speeds up to 150 kmph.