Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world:
Sembcorp Energy India, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sembcorp Industries, has secured a 400 MW solar project. The company won the bid in a Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) auction through its renewables subsidiary, Sembcorp Green Infra. The company has received a letter of award from SECI to develop the project in Rajasthan. The project is expected to be ready for commercial operation in mid-2022, and its entire output will be sold to SECI under a 25-year power purchase agreement.
Enel Green Power has signed an agreement with Qatar Investment Authority’s subsidiary for a joint venture partnership to finance, develop, and operate renewable projects in Sub-Saharan Africa. The parties also signed an agreement whereby the Qatar Investment Authority will acquire 50% of Enel Green Power’s stake in projects in operation and under construction in South Africa and Zambia with around 800 MW capacity.
Sungrow, a global inverter solution supplier for renewables, has declared that its cumulative shipments to India crossed over 7 GW by the end of 2020. Riding on the wave of its latest offerings in both central and string inverters for large-scale utility projects, the company secured some significant orders in the highly competitive Indian market.
Republic of Korea’s Ministry of Trade, Industry, and Energy said it would allow domestic electricity consumers to purchase electricity from renewable sources as part of the RE100 initiative, a global campaign for a transition to 100% renewable energy. Both industrial and general power consumers can participate in the K-RE100 system through registration at the state-run Korea Energy Agency. Electricity from renewable sources will be procured through the green premium system, the third-party power purchase agreement, the purchase of renewable energy certificates, or self-generation.
Ireland-based ESB has unveiled its plan to develop grid-scale battery projects at its facilities in Inchicore, Dublin, and Aghada, Cork. The projects are the first in a pipeline to deliver long-duration battery technology and other flexible enabling technologies. Battery energy storage systems will deliver 60 MWh of energy at Inchicore in Dubin and 38 MWh at Aghada generating station in Cork, supporting the national grid in providing storage capacity and stability for times of low wind. The company partners with Fluence, Powercomm Group, and Kirby Group to deliver these two projects.
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.