Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world:
Inverter solution supplier for renewables, Sungrow, announced that 95 MW of its 1500V medium-voltage central inverter solutions became operational in Total Eren’s two solar PV projects in Kazakhstan. The two solar projects, which are- a 75 MW project ‘M-KAT’ in the Zhambyl region and a 20 MW project ‘Nomad’ in the Kyzylorda region, are owned by Total Eren, a French-based independent power producer (IPP).
With electric vehicles expected to account for an estimated 30% of global vehicles by 2025, FIMER, has unveiled its new portfolio of AC and DC charging stations and wall boxes, designed for use in residential and commercial applications. For residential applications, the company has introduced its new FIMER FLEXA AC Wallbox, a wall or stand mounted charger available in three different models: Stand Alone, Future Net, and Inverter Net. Each model has four possible configurations (3.7, 7.4, 11, and 22 kW) and two options, with socket or cord.
Saft has opened a new manufacturing hub for energy storage solutions (ESS) in Zhuhai, China. This will enhance the company’s capacity to serve the global ESS market and support renewable energy transition. The new unit will enable Saft to support customers worldwide with an integrated approach to energy storage. This includes every step from initial concept and sizing to system engineering, delivery, and grid connection. As a result, operators will be able to keep their total cost of ownership (TCO) to a minimum while maximizing performance.
Six Midwest utilities in the United States have said they expect to spend more than a combined $15 billion over the next several years to install or buy nearly 4 GW of solar generation, more than 3.6 GW of wind generation, and over 1 GW of electric battery storage. Each of the utilities also said during third quarter 2020 earnings presentations that they intend to continue to retire long-held coal-fired capacity as they pursue carbon reduction targets that in most cases they have set for the years 2025, 2030 and 2050.
Here is our previous daily news wrap-up.
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Rahul is a staff reporter at Mercom India. Before entering the world of renewables, Rahul was head of the Gujarat bureau for The Quint. He has also worked for DNA Ahmedabad and Ahmedabad Mirror. Hailing from a banking and finance background, Rahul has also worked for JP Morgan Chase and State Bank of India. More articles from Rahul Nair.