Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world:
Jinko Solar, a solar module manufacturer, claims to have achieved a record conversion efficiency of 24.90% for its large-area N-type monocrystalline silicon solar cell. The result was certified by the Institute for Solar Energy Research in Hamelin, Germany. The monocrystalline silicon solar cell was fabricated on a high quality, low defect CZ mono-Si substrate. Advanced diffusion with a highly activated dopant, high-quality surface passivation, highly conductive passivating contact technologies, and a series of innovative technologies and material upgrades were integrated into the cell process to set the new record.
ReneSola Power has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Effiel Investment Group to establish a joint venture that will provide financing for ReneSola’s existing and future solar projects across Europe. ReneSola will hold a 51% ownership stake, and Effiel Investment Group will inject new capital into the joint venture for a 49% ownership stake. The joint venture intends to develop 1 GW of solar projects in the next several years across Europe.
Cleantech Solar, a Singapore-based solar project developer, has entered into a long-term agreement with Indonesia-based Elangperdana Tyre Industry for a 4.5 MW of rooftop solar project. Cleantech Solar will provide the complete turnkey solution and guarantee the solar system’s performance throughout the lifetime of the 25-year agreement. The project is expected to generate 136.3 GWh of clean energy while reducing 117,500 tons of carbon dioxide emissions.
The Shiromani Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee has decided to install solar systems on historic Gurdwaras to reduce electricity costs. A committee of officers and technical experts will be constituted to oversee the installation of the systems.
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development has provided a €14.8 million (~$18.24 million) financial package to Jordan’s Greater Amman Municipality to procure a new bus fleet. The new fleet will consist of 15 zero-emissions electric buses. The buses will be financed with €2.8 million (~$3.45 million) each from the bank and the Green Climate Fund, while diesel buses will be purchased with a €12 million (~$14.78 million) loan from the bank.
Here is our previous daily news wrap-up.