Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world:
LONGi, a global solar technology company, has supplied 73 MW of bifacial double-glass modules for a solar sharing project developed by the YongFu Group in Mymensingh. Mymensingh is a major financial center and the fourth largest city located on Bangladesh’ Brahmaputra river. The biggest utility-scale solar project in the country went live in September 2020.
Jinko Solar, a solar module manufacturer, has signed a module supply agreement to supply 204 MW of swan bifacial modules for the Kozani project in the north of Greece. The project construction by juwi Hellas Renewable Energy Sources is likely to start in November 2021.
Singulus Technologies has secured a contract from AZUR SPACE for a newly-developed plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition (PECVD) for the processes involved in producing gallium arsenide solar cells. The company employs inductively coupled plasma (ICP) technology for PECVD coating technology. ICP is a method that offers high electron density in conjunction with a high degree of plasma purity.
Inox Wind said it had bagged new orders for the supply and installation of wind turbine generators of 40 MW from retail consumers. The projects will be executed on a turnkey basis across locations in Karnataka and Gujarat. The contracts include supply and commissioning of 2 MW DFIG 113 meters rotor diameter wind turbine generators and providing comprehensive operations and maintenance services for the project’ ‘s lifetime. The projects are likely to be commissioned by March 2021.
EDF Renewable has revealed its plans to develop a 49.9 MW solar project at Tye lane near Bramford, a village in England. The project would generate enough low-carbon electricity for the domestic needs of 9,690 households while reducing 16,700 tons of carbon dioxide emissions annually. If planning permission is granted, a community fund of up to £10,000 (~$ 12,998) will be paid annually for the project’s 35-year lifetime.
Proterra, a U.S.-based electric vehicle manufacturer, has secured a $200 million investment from Cowen Sustainable Advisors (CSI), along with supporting investments from Soros Fund Management, Generation Investment Management, and Broadscale Group. The new investments will support Proterra’s battery and electric drivetrain research and development, business development activities to expand the use of its technology in additional commercial vehicle segments. It will also help the company provide supplemental charging and energy management services that can lower fleet management costs.
GTT, a France-based engineering company, has acquired French hydrogen generator manufacturer Areva H2Gen. The acquisition enables GTT to enrich its technological portfolio with expertise in green hydrogen. It represents an opportunity to reinforce the French hydrogen sector by combining GTT’s expertise in developing energy efficiency solutions with Areva H2Gen’s Proton Exchange Membrane technology.
Solex Energy has announced plans to set up a 1.5 GW solar module manufacturing facility in Surat, Gujarat. The company also has plans to implement the latest manufacturing technology at its expansive manufacturing facility. The facility’s assembly lines will be equipped for manufacturing half-cut cell, bifacial, BIPV, glass to glass, and multi-busbar cell module.
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.