Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcement of the day from around the world:
Sterling and Wilson Solar Limited has won a 106.71 MW EPC project worth $62.6 million in Chile. The company received the order from a global independent power producer. The project work is expected to begin in the fourth quarter of the financial year 2021. The company said that it has a strong presence in the region with one project of 93.3 MW in Argentina and three projects of 588 MW under construction in Chile.
Jinko Solar, a solar module manufacturer, has announced that it is supplying solar modules to Japan’s largest oil refiner ENEOS Corporation to build a gas station PV power plant. The company said that its monocrystalline solar modules would be deployed and installed on the rooftop of several gas stations, connected to a cloud-based distributed power project.
Enel Green Power Panama, a subsidiary of Enel SpA, has begun constructing the 13.12 MW Jagüito photovoltaic solar project located in the central province of Coclé. The project is a part of Enel Green Power Panama’s $50 million investment plan in the photovoltaic generation. The project is expected to be completed in the first half of 2021. The project will generate around 21.41 GW of clean energy while reducing 11,800 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions annually.
Akuo Energy, HBG Holdings, and Nour Energy have signed a power purchase agreement with Tunisia-based electricity and gas company STEG for a 10 MW of solar project. The financing for the project is expected to complete in 2021, and the project is expected to become operational in 2022. The project, located in the Gabès governorate, will generate around 23 GW of renewable energy annually.
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission of the United States has approved a final rule enabling distributed energy resources aggregators to compete in regionally organized wholesale electric markets. The move empowers new technologies to come online and participate in a level playing field, enhancing competition, encouraging innovation, and driving down the cost for consumers. The final rule will be enacted 90 days after publication in the federal register.
DNV GL has joined hands with WattTime, a technology solution provider, to incorporate WattTime’s emission intelligence into its energy management and digital service expertise for renewables, storage, and efficiency. DNV GL’s utility, renewable, and storage project owner clients can make decisions to deliver clean energy impact by combining data on greenhouse gas emissions with energy efficiency, battery charging and discharging, demand response, and renewables.
Praj Industries, an Indian engineering company, and Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI) have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding to drive application development of advanced biofuels that will find usage in industry and transportation. Biofuels developed for the mobility sector will have a positive impact on the environment by way of reduced carbon footprint and improved tailpipe emissions. Praj Industries and ARAI will address technologies to propagate the use of biofuels in a variety of applications, including usage of internal combustion engines in the transportation sector.
Here is our previous daily news wrap-up.
Harsh is a staff reporter at Mercom India. Previously with Indian Express, he has covered general interest stories. He holds a Masters Degree in Journalism from Symbiosis Institute of Media and Communication, Pune.