Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world:
Oil and gas corporation IndianOil is set to build the country’s first green hydrogen plant at its Mathura refinery. The company will wheel wind power from its project in Rajasthan to yield green hydrogen through electrolysis at the Mathura plant. The company zeroed in on Mathura as the project site due to its proximity to the Taj Mahal to sensitize the masses about protecting the monument from pollution. The firm will likely utilize green power from the grid to power the project, thereby decarbonizing some parts of the manufacturing.
China-based inverter solution supplier for renewables Sungrow has supplied inverter solutions to a commercial and industrial rooftop solar project with a capacity of 120 MW in the country. The string inverter solutions for industrial rooftops feature maximum power point trackings, ensuring a high yield despite the impact of shade. Located in an industrial park covering 43 rooftops, the project is expected to generate 110 GWh per year, feeding power to the industrial park and providing the excess electricity into the grid as one of the grid-parity projects.
French oil and gas company TotalEnergies will supply 50 GWh per year of renewable electricity to Air Liquide under a power purchase agreement signed between the two parties. Under the 15-year contract, Air Liquide will use this renewable energy to power some of its industrial and medical gas production sites in Belgium. The wind-generated electricity is slated to reduce 270,000 tons of CO2 emissions over the agreement period.
Offshore wind energy generation firm Ocean Winds and renewable electricity generation company DISA Group have come together to develop offshore wind farms in the Canary Islands. Offshore wind energy from the initiative is expected to double the current share of renewable energy and reduce the cost of electricity generation on the islands. The manufacture, installation, and maintenance of offshore wind farms are estimated to generate up to 3,700 direct and indirect jobs in strategic sectors such as shipyards, auxiliary workshops, ports, and various other service industries.
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.