Daily News Wrap-Up: Windel and Canadian Solar to Develop 1.4 GW of Solar Projects

Sungrow will supply energy storage systems to the 100 MWac Chisholm Grid project in Texas


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

Windel Capital has signed a project development agreement with Canadian Solar to co-develop 1.4 GW of solar projects in the U.K. Under the agreement, Windel will deliver 1.4 GW of early-stage solar projects under development through ready-to-build status with Candian Solar providing funding, support, and the procurement of power purchase agreements. The projects are expected to reach ready-to-build status in the second half of 2021. The agreement will support both companies’ growth in the U.K. and help strengthen their market positions.

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission of the U.S. has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission of India to share regulatory experiences and practices. The agreement covers various issues ranging from development and oversight of power markets to regulatory initiatives for facilitating investments in the power sector, integrating renewable energy into the electric grid, transmission pricing, technical training, and regulatory practices.

Emirates Waste to Energy Company, a joint venture of Masdar and Bee’ah, is expected to undertake a project to develop Bee’ah’s landfill into a solar farm. The solar landfill project, with a total capacity of up to 120 MW, will be constructed on top of Bee’ah’s Al Sa’jah landfill close to the Sharjah Waste to Energy facility and Bee’ah’s waste management complex. The project will be delivered in three phases, with the first phase due for completion in 2023.

Sungrow, a global inverter solution supplier for renewables, has signed a contract to supply its fully integrated energy storage systems to the 100 MWac Chisholm Grid project in Fort Worth, Texas, United States. The project, owned by Astral Electricity, was developed by Able Grid Infrastructure Holdings, a joint venture of Able Grid and MAP RE/ES. Able Grid will provide operational asset management services for the facility following its commercial operation in mid-2021.

Fusion Fuel Green has entered into a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding with Grupo Industrial CL and EREE Desarrollos Empresariables for a feasibility study to produce green hydrogen and synthetic fuels from captured carbon dioxide. The companies submitted a project to the Fondo Europeo de Recuperacion in Spain, aiming to produce 35,000 tons of synthetic fuels using 100,000 tons of captured carbon dioxide and 14,000 tons of green hydrogen using Fusion Fuel’s technology. The project is expected to require an investment of around €270 million (~$328.71 million).

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Shell, Vattenfall, and municipal company Warme Hamburg have signed a letter of intent to jointly produce hydrogen from wind and solar power at Vattenfall’s Moorburg power facility. The companies are expected to develop a scalable electrolyzer with an initial output of 100 MW at Vattenfall’s power facility in Hamburg, Germany. Besides, the companies have plans for further development of that facility into a Green Energy Hub. The partners intend to apply for funding under the EU program, Important Projects of Common European Interest.

Axpo, a Switzerland-based renewable energy company, has partnered with IWB to develop a 2.2 MW alpine solar project on the Muttsee dam in the Canton of Glarus, Switzerland. Denner, a supermarket chain in Switzerland, has committed to procure the generated electricity from the project for 20 years.

Here is our previous daily news wrap-up.