Daily News Wrap-Up: Cleantech Solar Commissions 42 MW Solar Projects

Tata Power Renewables to build a 225 MW hybrid project in Karnataka


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

Cleantech Solar, a renewable energy solutions provider, commissioned 42 MW of solar power projects for a global metal components manufacturer at its 300 MW solar park in Maharashtra. The collaboration between Cleantech Solar and the company is expected to produce over 1.5 TWh of clean energy, equivalent to a reduction of approximately 1,383 kilotons of CO2 emissions, over the course of the project. Cleantech Solar was responsible for designing, financing, and building the solar projects and will continue to operate and maintain them for the duration of the agreement.

Tata Power Renewable Energy (TPREL), a subsidiary of Tata Power, received the letter of award from Tata Power Delhi Distribution (Tata Power-DDL) to build a 255 MW wind and solar hybrid power project in Karnataka. The project is expected to be completed within 24 months from the date the power purchase agreement is signed. The electricity generated would be provided to Tata Power-DDL, which supplies power to over seven million people in North Delhi. The award letter specifies that the project will have a capacity of 85 MW solar and 170 MW wind, with a greenshoe option to add an additional 85 MW solar and 170 MW wind capacity.

Tata Motors announced that the Delhi Transport Corporation had signed a contract with its wholly-owned subsidiary, TML CV Mobility Solutions, to operate 1,500 electric buses in New Delhi. Under the terms of the agreement, TML CV Mobility Solutions would provide, operate, and maintain 1,500 12-meter low-floor air-conditioned electric buses for 12 years. To date, Tata Motors has deployed over 730 electric buses in various cities across India.

The Ministry of Power entered into an agreement with the Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) to implement an early warning system for hydroelectric projects and power stations that are at risk. The Ministry of Power and the DRDO will work together to create measures to protect projects against avalanches, landslides, glaciers, glacial lakes, and other natural hazards. The DRDO’s expertise would be used to develop the warning system for projects and stations in mountainous areas. The DRDO and the project developers will collaborate to develop specific tasks and plans based on the broad understanding outlined in the memorandum of understanding.