Here are some of the significant cleantech announcements of the day from around the world:
Madhav Infra Projects Limited has received the letter of intent from Gujarat State Electricity Corporation to perfrom the engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) activity for the 20 MW grid-connected solar power project at Chhattar in Jamnagar district of Gujarat. The estimated value of the contract is ₹872.7 million (~$12.01 million).
Luxury passenger vehicle manufacturer Jaguar Land Rover India announced the launch of electric Jaguar I-PACE in India with a starting price of ₹10.59 million (~$145,844). The vehicle is powered by a 90 kWh battery that delivers 294 kW power and 696 Nm torque, allowing the I-PACE to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in just 4.8 seconds. Since its launch, the Jaguar I-PACE has won over 80 global awards. The I-PACE has an advanced electric vehicle architecture created specifically for this car that delivers excellent driving dynamics while minimizing weight.
The Oman Company for the development of the special economic zone at Duqm (Tatweer) has signed a memorandum of understanding with ACME to set up a large-scale facility to produce green hydrogen and green ammonia. The memorandum of understanding aims to create a better world by producing green hydrogen and green ammonia from renewable energy, which would act as an enabler of integrating renewables in the transportation and manufacturing sectors. ACME’s foray into the green hydrogen and green ammonia sector has started with a pilot project, which is being developed in Rajasthan and will become operational by April 2021.
Purushotam Profiles has commissioned a 3 MW rooftop solar project at IIT Kharagpur with a tariff of ₹3.35/kWh (~$0.046/kWh) for 25 years. The project was developed under the renewable energy service company (RESCO) model and is a part of the Solar Energy Corporation of India’s (SECI) 97.5 MW subsidy program for government buildings.
Sunseap Group, a Singapore-based solar energy company, has completed the installation of one of the world’s largest floating solar projects on seawater in the straits of Johor. The company said that the floating solar farm at Woodlands took a year to set up amid the Covid-19 pandemic and the subsequent lockdown. It involved a total of 13,312 panels, 40 inverters, and more than 30,000 floats. The installation is expected to produce an estimated 6,022,500 kilo-watt hours (kWh) of energy per year, offsetting an estimated 4,258 tons of CO2.
Here is our previous daily news wrap-up.
Rakesh is a staff reporter at Mercom India. Prior to joining Mercom, he worked in many roles as a business correspondent, assistant editor, senior content writer, and sub-editor with bcfocus.com, CIOReview/Silicon India, Verbinden Communication, and Bangalore Bias. Rakesh holds a Bachelor’s degree in English from Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU). More articles from Rakesh Ranjan.