Daily News Wrap-Up: Sungrow to Build Malawi’s First Solar-Storage Project

Starsight Energy acquires 50% stake in Premier Solar Group to make headway into East Africa


Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world:

Sungrow, a global inverter solution supplier for renewables, partnered with JCM Power, InfraCo Africa, RINA, and Innovate UK to construct the Republic of Malawi’s first utility-scale solar-plus-storage project. The 20 MW solar PV and 5 MW/10 MWh storage project will be located in the Dedza district of Malawi.

Polysilicon maker Daqo New Energy’s subsidiary has signed a long-term polysilicon supply agreement with a subsidiary of JA Solar. Under the pact, Daqo will provide JA Solar with high-purity mono-grade polysilicon in a total amount of approximately 78,200 MT between July 2021 and December 2025. The actual volume and prices will be negotiated monthly by both parties according to market conditions. As part of the supply agreement, JA Solar will make an advance payment to Daqo.

Solar energy supplier Starsight Energy has acquired a 50% stake in the East African operations of Premier Solar Group, a commercial and industrial solar company. The deal marks the company’s expansion into East Africa. The transaction will see the creation of Starsight Premier Energy Group, which will offer sustainable power and cooling-as-a-service and battery storage solutions to commercial and Industrial clients in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, and Rwanda.

Nevada-based geothermal company Ormat has signed a 15-year power purchase agreement with electricity provider Clean Power Alliance (CPA). Under the terms of the agreement, CPA will purchase 14 MW of clean, renewable energy from Ormat’s facility located in Imperial Valley, California. The baseload geothermal power is expected to advance CPA’s greenhouse gas emission reduction goals while enhancing overall reliability for CPA’s more than one million Southern California customer accounts.


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