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Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world:
Vikram Solar was awarded a 350 MW solar module supply order from a U.S.-based Independent Power Producer (IPP). The project will be located in Arizona. Vikram Solar’s consolidated export portfolio in the U.S. now stands at approximately 700 MW across Arizona, Texas, and the West Coast. The company did not disclose the financial details of the deal and the IPP.
The consortium of Olectra Greentech and Evey Trans received a letter of award from one of the state transport corporations for 123 electric buses. This order is on a gross cost contract/OPEX model basis for 15 years, and its value is approximately ₹1.85 billion (~$23.20 million). EVEY will procure these buses from Olectra, which will then be delivered over nine months. Olectra will also undertake maintenance of these buses during the contract period.
Mercedes-Benz announced that it plans to build a 100 MW wind farm at its test track in Papenburg, northern Germany, to cover more than 15% of the annual electricity demand of Mercedes-Benz Group in Germany. As part of its effort to erect a double-digit number of wind turbines by the middle of the decade, Mercedes-Benz is also planning a long-term power purchase agreement with a partner, equivalent to a triple-digit million euros amount. The large-scale installation of photovoltaic systems on the test site is also under examination. The project plans and an ecological impact review will be closely coordinated with the local authorities and stakeholders.
Goldwind, a China-based wind power solutions company, secured a deal with Masdar, Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company, to supply 111 units of GW155-4.5MW turbines to the Zarafshan wind farm in the Navoi region in central Uzbekistan. The project delivery is scheduled to be started in the third quarter of 2022 and completed by the end of 2024. Once built and in operation, it will significantly improve the local power mix, powering 500,000 Uzbekistan households and displacing 1.1 million tons of carbon dioxide annually. The project will help Uzbekistan achieve the goal of increasing the proportion of green electricity to 25% by 2030.
TES, a sustainable technology services company, signed a memorandum of understanding with a Singapore-based transportation company, Strides Mobility, to collaborate on lithium-ion battery recycling and electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure expansion in Singapore. Under the agreement, the two companies will work on EV battery recycling and charging and energy storage initiatives. The agreement involves sharing information on numerous aspects of e-mobility, with TES providing services such as battery life cycle assessment, safe handling and recycling of end-of-life EV batteries, and using TES’s 2nd Life Energy Storage System technology in Stride Mobility’s growing charging station infrastructure.
Nordex Group received an order for 31.5 MW wind turbines in Germany from wpd, which includes seven N149/4.X turbines of the Delta4000 series for the Kantow wind farm. The order also includes a premium service contract for the maintenance of the turbines over 15 years with an extension option for a further five years. The 31.5 MW Kantow wind farm is built in Brandenburg, about 90 kilometers northwest of Berlin. The turbines with a rated output of 4.5 MW will be installed on hybrid towers with a hub height of 164 meters in summer 2023.
Satish Shetty is a Copy Editor with Mercom India. Prior to Mercom, Satish was a multimedia news producer at Reuters, where he gained experience in digital news media. Satish has his Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in Broadcast Journalism from Limkokwing University of Creative Technology, Malaysia.
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