Daily News Wrap-Up: Greenko Begins Construction of its 5 GW Renewable Energy Storage Project
Ginlong (Solis) Technologies achieves 2 GW solar inverter shipments milestone
Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world:
Greenko Group has started the construction of its 5.23 GW Integrated Renewable Energy Storage Project in Kurnool District, Andhra Pradesh. The company claimed that this would be a single-location energy storage project with wind and solar capacities. It is being implemented with an investment of over $3 billion, comprising Pumped Storage (10,800 MWh of daily storage), Solar (3 GW), and Wind (550 MW). The project is expected to help avoid 15 million tons of CO2 annually, equivalent to emissions from three million cars.
Photovoltaic inverter manufacturer Ginlong (Solis) Technologies achieved the milestone of 2 GW of shipments. The company claims that it has 29.18% of the market share out of the 2.196 GW of inverter capacity supplied through 2021. The company was listed as the fourth leading inverter supplier for the calendar year 2021, in India in Mercom’s recently released India Solar Market Leaderboard 2022. Solis was also listed as the second leading solar string inverter supplier in the year.
Plug Power, a provider of turnkey hydrogen solutions, was awarded an order to deliver a 1 GW electrolyzer to hydrogen company H2 Energy Europe. Through its joint venture with Hyundai, H2 Energy will supply fleets of heavy-duty fuel cell trucks. Plug’s electrolyzer technology will produce up to 100,000 metric tons per year of green hydrogen for use in northern Europe’s energy and transportation sector, supplying the fuel needed for approximately 15,000 heavy-duty vehicles per day. Plug’s electrolyzer products for H2 Energy’s Danish complex will be manufactured in Rochester, New York. The technology deployment at H2 Energy’s complex is expected in 2024, with the production of green hydrogen in 2025. The hydrogen production complex, announced in September 2021 by the Danish government, will be located near Esbjerg and owned and operated by H2 Energy Europe.
The Union Cabinet approved amendments to the National Policy on Biofuels -2018. The main amendments allow more feedstocks for the production of biofuels; to advance the ethanol blending target of 20% blending of ethanol in petrol to ESY (ethanol supply year from December to November) 2025-26 from 2030; to promote the production of biofuels in the country under the Make in India program by units located in Special Economic Zones/ Export Oriented Units; and; to grant permission for export of biofuels in specific cases.
JA Solar announced the release of its first n-type PV module DeepBlue 4.0 X, based on the 182-wafer. The DeepBlue 4.0 X series includes three module types adaptable to any scenario: 54-cell module for residential PV systems, 72-cell and 78-cell for commercial and utility-scale PV projects. It passed the IEC 61215 and IEC 61730 tests, obtained the TÜV SÜD certificate, and passed the salt mist, ammonia, sand, and dust testing, proving its suitability across various applications and environments. DeepBlue 4.0 X integrates the Bycium+ cell, wherein mass production efficiency can reach more than 24.8% owing to its high-quality substrate and structure.