Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world:
Power developer and generator Torrent Power Limited has been awarded a long-term power purchase agreement (PPA) for a 300 MW solar project to be set up in Gujarat from a licensed distribution business unit of the company to fulfill its renewable purchase obligation. The project will be commissioned within 18 months from the date of execution of the PPA. The tariff for the project is ₹2.22/kWh (~$0.030/kWh) for a period of 25 years. The cost involved in the project is about ₹12.5 billion (~$165.51 million).
Robotic cleaning technology provider for photovoltaic solar sites Ecoppia has installed robots at a solar unit operated by AES Corporation in California. With this deployment, Ecoppia has serviced more than 2,700 MW of deployed projects globally. Ecoppia anticipates that this growth trajectory will continue as the adoption of solar energy expands in the United States and around the world.
Intel Malaysia has unveiled its largest solar farm outside the United States. The company has harnessed solar energy to help power six buildings across the company’s Kulim and Penang campuses, thanks to a new 3.2 MW solar installation completed in January. The installation achieves 4.1 MW in total installed capacity, provided by NEFIN, a renewable energy developer. The solar project contributes about 15% of Intel’s global, on-site solar photovoltaic electric power capacity. It will also reduce carbon dioxide emissions by about 3,800 tonnes.
Canadian Solar Inc. announced its wholly-owned subsidiary Recurrent Energy commenced construction on the 100 MW solar project located in Sunflower County, Mississippi. To support its construction, Recurrent Energy closed debt financing totaling over $146 million, including a construction loan and letter of credit commitments. The debt financing was provided by Norddeutsche Landesbank and Rabobank.