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Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world:
TotalEnergies ENEOS installed a 1 MW rooftop solar photovoltaic system for a textile company, Sri Kannapiran Mills, in Tamil Nadu. The rooftop system will cater to 30% of the mill’s electricity needs. It will generate around 1,500 MW of power annually and help the mill mitigate 1,200 tons of carbon emissions, equivalent to removing 200 cars off the road. The plant will also help Sri Kannapiran Mills cut its electricity costs. The textile company plans to install solar panels on all its factory roofs for captive consumption.
Apeejay Surrendra Park Hotels (ASPHL) partnered with Tata Power to install electric vehicle (EV) charging facilities for electric four-wheelers. Tata Power will help equip all ASPHL’s brands, including The Park Hotels, The Park Collection, Zone by the Park, and Zone Connect, with public charging infrastructure. Tata Power has also developed a mobile application to enable EV consumers to locate charging stations, book them in advance or as required, and pay for them. ASPHL’s hotels in each city will also feature in this application across the country.
Singapore-based crew boat operator Fast Offshore Supply signed a memorandum of understanding with Terasaki Electric, Shift Clean Solutions, and RINA to jointly develop an energy storage system (ESS) for the FOS fleet to mitigate the carbon emissions from vessels. The ESS system will be embedded into a container with a plug-and-play connection, so the vessel’s electrical system can be linked to it.
Developer of renewable energy and green hydrogen projects, CWP Global, signed an agreement with the Djibouti government for a new 10 GW clean energy and green hydrogen hub. The project is expected to contribute significantly to realizing the African nation’s aspirations for cleaner and more secure energy supplies, creating green jobs and value-add industries, and generating exports to fast-emerging markets for low-carbon fuels and industrial products.
Global energy business conglomerate bp has acquired a 40.5% equity stake in the Asian Renewable Energy Hub (AREH) project in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. The project will be developed in multiple phases and deliver a total generating capacity of 26 GW, equivalent to around a third of the electricity generated in Australia in 2020. AREH aims to supply clean electricity, green hydrogen, and ammonia to miners and industrial users in Pilbara while supporting export to major international markets. Apart from bp, InterContinental Energy owns a 26.4% stake in AREH, CWP Global owns a 17.8% stake, and Macquarie Capital and Macquarie’s Green Investment Group have a 15.3% stake in AREH.
Fuel Cell Energy commenced accepting orders for its solid oxide electrolyzer and solid oxide fuel cell platform to help organizations implement a flexible energy strategy. The company’s patented solid oxide technology will help the customers to be hydrogen-ready. The U.S. Department of Energy’s Idaho National Laboratory is performing stack tests to study the performance and durability of Fuel Cell’s solid oxide technology. Customers can use the new platform to maintain continuous power and reduce their dependence on the grid by co-locating generation and use wherever possible.