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Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world:
Sterling and Wilson Solar Solutions signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to develop, design, construct, and commission solar power projects aggregating 961 MW at five locations in Nigeria. The projects will have battery energy storage systems with a total installed capacity of 455 MWh. These projects will ultimately be owned and operated by Niger Delta Power Holding Company, a Nigerian Government owned entity. Financing for these projects is under negotiations between US EXIM, ING, and the Government of Nigeria.
Senvion, a wind turbine manufacturer, was awarded a 119 MW project to deliver its high-quality wind turbines for Continuum Green Energy. Senvion turbines will be deployed in Continuum Green Energy renewable projects for Commercial & Industrial consumers. The project will comprise 44 of Senvion’s 2.7 MW turbines, harnessing energy at 130 meters. The project is expected to be completed by the end of 2023. The project also comes with a 20-year operation and maintenance contract by Senvion.
LONGi announced a conversion efficiency of 26.12% for its p-type silicon heterojunction (HJT) cells. The record was validated in testing by LONGi in collaboration with the Institute for Solar Energy Research (ISFH) in Hamelin, Germany. It was achieved on full-size – M6, 274.3cm2 gallium-doped p-type monocrystalline wafers and is claimed as a record for p-type cell efficiency to date, further confirming the feasibility of low-cost HJT mass production technology. The LONGi R&D team has enhanced the crystal pulling process in response to increased demand for performance indicators for p-HJT wafers, such as resistivity and lifespan. The cell efficiency is 0.65% higher than 25.47%, released earlier this year.
WRI India signed a memorandum of understanding with the Delhi Skill and Entrepreneurship University (DSEU) and Hero Electric Vehicles. The agreement is expected to help ensure the necessary skilling for Delhi’s workforce. DSEU will design an integrated course for training its ‘Diploma in Automobile Engineering’ program students to become ‘Electric Vehicle mechanics.’ Through its rich industry experience, Hero Electric will support DSEU in designing the study material and provide practical training and internship opportunities to the program students. WRI India will provide the program with the required research, monitoring, and evaluation support as the knowledge partner.
Three of Korea’s largest conglomerate groups, Korea Zinc, Hanwha Impact and SK Gas, and Australian-based Ark Energy, have formed the Hanguk-Hoju (Korea-Australia) Hydrogen (Han-Ho H2) consortium and signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to develop a supply chain to export more than 1 million tons of green ammonia per annum from Australia to the Republic of Korea by 2032.