Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world:
Distributed solar company MYSUN has won 140 MW of solar projects under the captive open access mode by the Uttar Pradesh Power Transmission Corporation. The program will promote the use of solar energy in Uttar Pradesh for large industries and corporations. The latest allocation round saw connectivity approvals being granted for central, western, and eastern parts of the state. Overall, about 1.5 GW of grid sub-station capacity was put up for allocation. MYSUN will be developing these projects across multiple districts, primarily in Western Uttar Pradesh.
Adani Renewables has released its provisional operational update for Q2 FY22. According to the update, the total operational capacity of the company and doubled to 5,410 MW on a year-over-year (YoY) basis. The company said that its sale of energy was up by 61% YoY at 1,901 million units in Q2 FY22 against 1,182 million units in Q2 FY21.
Logistics and transportation solutions provider Aramex signed a commitment with the Science Based Target initiative (SBTi) to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 2030. This initiative is part of Aramex’s sustainability strategy to reduce its impact on the environment, prevent climate-related risks, drive down energy consumption, and ensure that its progress towards net zero carbon is aligned with climate science. By signing this commitment, Aramex will work with a clearly defined science-based carbon target to put the company on track to reduce its emissions in line with the Paris Agreement’s goals of curbing a rise in global temperature to well below 2°C.
Commercial vehicle manufacturer Tata Motors announced the successful installation of the complete vehicle charging infrastructure at Worli BEST depot. Worli depot will be the fourth BEST depot to be electrified, after Backbay, Malvani, and Shivaji Nagar depots, enabling complete access to Mumbai electric buses. Tata Motors has been delivering the electric buses to BEST as per schedule.
Clenera and Wolverine Power Cooperative have signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) for a 150MW solar project in Michigan, U.S. The 20-year PPA is for output from the Gemstone solar farm, scheduled to be commercially operational by the end of 2023. Clenera, a developer of large-scale solar and storage projects and a subsidiary of Enlight, will manage the construction and operation of Gemstone. Construction is expected to begin in the spring of 2023. Once operational, Gemstone Solar will generate 150 MWac of reliable, cost-competitive, and clean energy to Wolverine’s members, generating enough energy to supply more than 24,000 Michigan homes.
GE Renewable Energy has received an order from Vineyard Wind to supply wind turbines to a utility-scale offshore wind installation in the U.S. The project will be installed 15 miles off the coast of Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts and will feature 62 units of the Haliade-X 13 MW turbine, the most powerful offshore wind turbine built in the world today. With energy generation expected to start in 2023, the project will provide cost-competitive electricity for more than 400,000 homes and businesses in Massachusetts and is expected to reduce carbon emissions by more than 1.6 million tons per year.
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.