Daily News Wrap-Up: Reliance to Buy Module Production Line from China’s SC Solar

Adani to launch a pilot project to develop a hydrogen fuel cell electric truck


Here are some noteworthy cleantech developments from around the world

Reliance India has signed a contract with China-based SC Solar to purchase solar module automation production line equipment with an annual capacity of 5.2 GW. The project is the largest solar module production line project in India at present and also the largest heterojunction solar module production line project in the industry. To meet the local service needs of the Indian market, SC Solar has set up special Indian technical service centers and local service teams to comprehensively deepen its global strategic layout.

Adani Enterprises signed an agreement to launch a pilot project to develop a hydrogen fuel cell electric truck (FCET) with Ashok Leyland and Ballard Power. The collaboration marks Asia’s first planned hydrogen-powered mining truck, with FCET scheduled to be launched in India in 2023. The demonstration project will be led by Adani, Ballard will supply the fuel cell engine for the hydrogen truck and Ashok Leyland would provide the vehicle platform and technical support. The Adani Group has plans to invest more than $50 billion over the next ten years in green hydrogen and associated ecosystems corresponding to a capacity of up to 3 million tons of green hydrogen annually.

JA Solar entered into a partnership with AMEA Power to supply its DeepBlue 3.0 Pro modules for Egypt’s largest solar photovoltaic (PV) project. The Kom Ombo Abydos project in Egypt, with a capacity of 560 MW, is developed, owned, and operated by AMEA Power and financed by International Finance Corporation, Japan International Cooperation Agency, and the Dutch Entrepreneurial Development Bank. The project would be the largest single PV project in the country upon completion and provide clean electricity to nearly one million Egyptian residents. Construction commenced in early January 2023 and is expected to be completed in the next 19 months.

Cleantech Solar commissioned 40 MW solar projects for a global industrial manufacturing company at its 280 MW solar park in Tamil Nadu. The offtaker will procure power from this solar park on a captive basis and utilize it to power their manufacturing facility in the state. Cleantech Solar’s long-term solar partnership with the customer is expected to generate over 1.3 TWh of clean energy during the lifetime of the project. This would likely reduce approximately 1,221 kilotons of CO2 emissions.

Rays Power Infra announced the commissioning of a 275 MW grid-connected solar power project in Sundarganj, Bangladesh. Rays executed the project with its in-house engineering, procurement, and construction team and completed it within the scheduled 14 months. The project is spread over 600 acres of land and is expected to offset over 375 billion tons of CO2 emissions. The project comprises over 500,000 solar PV modules. The project will help meet the deficit of the power supply, while also being a sustainable source of green energy and reducing its carbon footprint.