Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world:
Yellow Door Energy, a UAE-based sustainable energy provider for businesses, has successfully commissioned a 3.1 MW solar carport and rooftop solar project for Al Nabooda Automobiles. Located in Dubai Industrial City, the solar carport and rooftop solar project are expected to generate 4,620 MWh of clean energy in the first year of operation, equivalent to reducing 2,000 tons of carbon emissions per year.
ENGIE and ArianeGroup announced the signing of a cooperation agreement in renewable liquid hydrogen to speed up the decarbonization of heavy-duty and long-distance transportation. Renewable liquid hydrogen is a zero-emissions alternative to fossil fuels and an answer to the specific storage and endurance requirements of sectors such as maritime and rail transport and aviation. ENGIE and ArianeGroup will leverage their expertise and cutting-edge technologies in hydrogen to develop and test optimized liquefaction technology with the development of a hydrogen liquefier at ArianeGroup’s industrial facility in Vernon (France).
Power Factors, an independent software, and services provider for renewable energy launched Drive Pro, an asset performance management solution for solar assets. Drive Pro provides owners, operators, and asset managers with innovative tools to identify and recover PV project performance losses to maximize portfolio profitability. Based on initial customer testing, Drive Pro enables asset managers of solar portfolios to capture 2 to 5% of incremental performance from their fleet of PV power projects.
ib vogt GmbH announced the sale of its shareholding in the 64.1 MW “Infinity 50” solar project in Benban, Egypt, to Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company. ib vogt and Masdar have additionally signed agreements of intent concerning the purchase of ib vogt’s shareholdings in three more solar parks also located in the Benban solar complex, which have a combined volume of 166.5 MWp. The Infinity 50 solar project, inaugurated in early 2018, was the first large-scale PV power project built in Egypt and the first to mark what would later become the Benban Solar Development Complex, one of the largest utility-scale grid-connected solar power complexes in the world.
Here is our previous daily news wrap-up.
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Ankita is an editor at MercomIndia.com where she writes and edits clean energy news stories and features. With years of experience in the news business, Ankita has a nose for news and an eye for detail. Prior to Mercom, Ankita was associated with The Times of India as a copy editor for the organization’s digital news desk. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Delhi University and a Postgraduate Diploma in journalism. More articles from Ankita Rajeshwari.