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Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world:
Servotech Power Systems has been awarded a Letter of Intent by the Uttar Pradesh New & Renewable Energy Development Agency (UPNEDA) for a 1.8 MW off-grid solar project with solar-powered modules of different capacities across the state. The project’s contract value is approximately ₹300 million (~$3.68 million). This is the second key project that Servotech acquired from UPNEDA after bagging a 4.1 MW grid-interactive rooftop solar power project from the authority earlier this month. The project will see Servotech perform key responsibilities such as empanelling and rate contracts for designing, manufacturing, supply, erection, testing, and commissioning off-grid solar plants throughout Uttar Pradesh.
Inox Wind announced the commissioning of India’s first 3.3 MW wind turbine in the Rajkot district of Gujarat. The 3.3 MW wind turbine, developed with AMSC as a technology partner, features a 100 m tubular tower and 146 m rotor blades -one of the largest in its class. This wind turbine offers one of the lowest possible energy costs. The new wind turbine is dedicated to achieving India’s vision of 50% electric power from non-fossil fuel-based energy resources by 2030.
Corio Generation will partner with Q-Energy, a global investment and management platform focused on renewable energy, to explore opportunities to develop floating offshore wind power in Spain. The two companies signed a partnership agreement and began preliminary work to identify suitable sites for floating offshore wind across the Spanish coastline. Spain is looking to increase the share of renewables in domestic electricity generation by 2030.
Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company (Masdar) and Germany’s RWE Renewables signed a Memorandum of Understanding to explore collaboration on developing offshore wind projects in various key markets. Masdar and RWE Renewables will explore the development of offshore wind projects in several countries and explore project opportunities identified by both parties.
Leroy Merlin, France’s leading home improvement retail company, and Voltalia announced the signing of a sales contract to develop a new 30 MW solar power plant in the Centre-Val de Loire region. The agreement will be valid at a pre-determined tariff for a minimum of 15 years (with the possibility of extension). It will allow Leroy Merlin to source approximately 15% of its electricity consumption from renewable energy. The solar power project is scheduled to be commissioned in 2025
Iberdrola and Solvay will partner in a new project to supply green electricity to Solvay’s projects in Tavauxand Saint Fons, France. Under the agreement, a 172-hectare site will be used to develop a solar power project, part of whose output will be purchased by Solvay for its industrial plants through a 20-year corporate power purchase agreement. The solar installation, which will be built and operated by Inderdrola Renouvelables France, will occupy 77 hectares of land and have around 100,000 solar modules. The project will produce around 75 GWh/year of power, making it one of the largest in Europe.