Daily News Wrap-Up: 30 GW Renewable Energy Park to Be Launched in Gujarat

PM Modi to inaugurate Gujarat's 30,000 MW Renewable Energy Park on December 15


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

LONGi said it set a new record for being the first solar brand to exceed 20 GW in shipments of solar PV modules in 2020. In the PV Tech Bankability rankings, LONGi said it was the only AAA-rated module supplier for the fourth consecutive quarter in 2020. This continues to be driven by the company’s strong track record of being a global 20 GW solar module supplier.

The European Investment Bank (EIB) will provide €300 million to Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE), one of the world’s leading manufacturers of wind turbines, to implement its research, development, and innovation plan during 2020-2023. The agreement includes a loan of €150 million, which may be extended with another tranche for the same amount next year. The investments will be carried out in SGRE’s R&D centers in Spain (Navarra, Vizcaya, and Madrid) and Denmark (Aalborg and Brande).

Tata Motors delivered 26 electric buses to Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST). The delivery marks the commencement of the first-ever gross cost contract electric bus service to BEST. The buses are delivered as a part of the larger order of 340 electric buses from BEST under India’s FAME II initiative. The rest are lined up to be delivered in a phased manner as per schedule.

Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani announced that Prime Minister Narendra Modi would come to Gujarat on December 15 to perform the ground-breaking ceremony of the 30,000 MW Renewable Energy Park in the border area of Rann of Kutch. Rupani said that he would also perform the ground-breaking ceremony of a desalination plant at Mandvi in Kutch, besides the huge solar and wind energy park.

Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation announced that it is moving forward with the design and development of the first U.S.-flagged Jones Act compliant, inclined fall pipe vessel for subsea rock installation. The vessel represents a critical advancement in building the new U.S. offshore wind industry’s future, including establishing a U.S.-based rock supply chain network spanning eastern seaboard states with active offshore wind leases.

Here is our previous daily news wrap-up.

Ankita Rajeshwari Ankita is an editor at MercomIndia.com where she writes and edits clean energy news stories and features. With years of experience in the news business, Ankita has a nose for news and an eye for detail. Prior to Mercom, Ankita was associated with The Times of India as a copy editor for the organization’s digital news desk. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Delhi University and a Postgraduate Diploma in journalism. More articles from Ankita Rajeshwari.