Daily News Wrap-Up_ Solarpack to Develop a 258 MW Solar Project in Ecuador

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world:

Hydro-Québec has launched EVLO Energy Storage Inc., a subsidiary that designs, sells, and operates sustainable energy storage systems. These storage systems are intended mainly for power producers, transmission providers, distributors, and the commercial and industrial markets for medium- and large-scale storage. Their modular design means that they can be scaled to meet a wide variety of needs. EVLO systems also include power control and energy management software.

Solarpack has been awarded a long-term concession contract for the construction, operation, maintenance, and reversion to the Ecuadorian State of the 258 MW solar PV project, El Aromo, located in the province of Manabí. Solarpack offered the most competitive energy price: $69.35/MWh, slightly below the rest of the bidders’ prices, who offered prices below $70/MWh.

Scatec has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Equinor and Hydro to develop a 480 MW solar power project jointly. With a focus on renewable energy and a well-developed regulatory framework, Brazil’s solar market has significant long-term potential. Scatec and Equinor are jointly developing a portfolio of projects in Brazil and currently have a 162 MW solar project in operation.


Husk Power Systems, a rural energy company operating renewable mini-grids in Asia and Africa, said it achieved two industry firsts: surpassing 100 community mini-grids and serving more than 5,000 micro-enterprise customers. The 100 mini-grids, located in India and Tanzania with near-term expansion to additional African markets, including Nigeria, represent a more than 10-fold increase from mid-2018.

Seraphim Solar System Company, a solar product manufacturer, invested in a 750 MW module assembly factory with fully automatic Vietnam production lines.  Applying the multi-busbar (MBB), half-cut, innovative encapsulation design, the Seraphim says its S3 series module is equipped with 166mm wafers delivering a maximum power output of 450W.

Here is our previous daily news wrap-up.