Daily News Wrap-Up: DEWA Solar Park’s Fifth Phase Adds 300 MW of Capacity

Centre approves Maharashtra's first electronics manufacturing cluster


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

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) added 300 MW of clean energy production capacity to the fifth phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park. The park is claimed to be the world’s largest single-site solar park using the Independent Power Producer (IPP) model. This is an addition to the 300 MW that became operational last year. The fifth phase is underway with a total capacity of 900 MW and will be operational in phases until 2030. The current production capacity of the solar park has reached 1,827 MW.

The government has approved Maharashtra’s first electronics manufacturing cluster (EMC) at Ranjangaon Phase III, Pune. The greenfield EMC will strengthen the electronics manufacturing ecosystem in India. The ₹4.93 billion ($5.9 billion) project is expected to attract heavy investments and generate up to 5,000 job opportunities.

Modular EV startup Revamp Moto has partnered with Panache, a company specializing in manufacturing ICT products, as their contract manufacturer to assemble its electric vehicles with an annual capacity of 150,000 units. Through this alliance with Revamp, Panache will foray into the Indian EV market by assembling indigenously made EVs at its facility in Mumbai. The association will see Revamp Moto assemble and build EVs that highlight the revolutionary concept of ‘Modular Utility Platforms,’ which are made with the motto of ‘built to adapt.’

Panasonic Energy, a Panasonic Group company, is scheduled to begin the construction of a new facility in De Soto, Kansas in November 2022 to produce cylindrical Li-ion batteries for electric vehicles. The facility will be the company’s second EV battery facility in the U.S., following the Panasonic Energy of North America facility in Sparks, Nevada. With the initial production capacity of the new facility expected to be 30 GWh, mass production is targeted to begin by the end of March 2025.

Arevon Energy secured more than 2 GW supply of advanced series 7 thin film photovoltaic (PV) solar modules from First Solar to support its growing renewable energy portfolio. These orders will add to Arevon’s existing portfolio of operating assets with First Solar modules and will support projects under development in the Midwest and Southwest regions. First Solar’s advanced thin-film PV modules, known for their quality, durability, reliability, design, and environmental performance, have the lowest carbon and water footprint of any commercially available PV technology today and is expected to support Arevon’s project pipeline through 2027.