Daily News Wrap-Up: Trina Solar to Expand Capacity, KPI Global Signs PPA

174 Power Global completed the construction of its 180 MW of solar project in Texas


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

Trina Solar announced that it had signed an investment co-operation agreement with the management committee of the Yancheng Economic and Technological Development Zone to expand its manufacturing capacity of 210-millimeter solar cells. The company said that it would add 7.6 GW in annual production capacity at the Yancheng manufacturing facility, and would increase 2.5 GW of cell capacity outside of China. It would also upgrade another 2.4 GW of existing production capacity at the Yancheng production facility. The company said that the expansion of production facilities would increase the manufacturing capacity up to 26 GW.

Key Capture Energy, a U.S.-based energy storage developer, has selected Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Americas (MHPS) and Powin Energy Corporation (Powin) to build three utility-scale battery energy storage systems projects totaling 200 MW in Texas. The company said that MHPS would provide services like turnkey engineering, procurement, construction. MHPS would also provide long-term service support for all the direct current equipment, power conversion system, and high-voltage substations. On the other hand, Powin Energy would provide a fully-integrated battery, a battery management system, and long-term service.

174 Power Global, a U.S.-based energy firm, completed and energized its Oberon Solar Power Project in Texas. The company said that its affiliate Chariot Energy had signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) for 30 MW of the 180 MW project. The Energy generated from the 180 MW solar project would be provided to the retail consumers of Chariot Energy. 174 Power Global started the construction of the project near Odessa in Ector County in June 2019.

KPI Global Infrastructure Limited, an India-based solar energy provider, announced that it had signed a long-term power purchase agreement with Chemie Organic Chemicals Private Limited for sale of 1.10 MW of solar power for 20 years. The company said that the agreement was signed under independent power producer (IPP) business vertical.

Here is our previous daily news wrap-up.


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Harsh Shukla is a staff reporter at Mercom India. Previously with Indian Express, he has covered general interest stories. He holds a Masters Degree in Journalism from Symbiosis Institute of Media and Communication, Pune.

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