Daily News Wrap-Up: Tata Motors Partners with Lithium Urban to Deploy 5,000 Electric Cars
L&T signs an agreement with IIT Bombay to pursue R&D work on Green Hydrogen
Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world:
Tata Motors signed a memorandum of understanding with Lithium Urban Technologies, an EV-based urban transportation service provider, to deploy 5000 XPRES T Electric Sedans, across the country, for employee transportation. Tata Motors will commence deliveries in phases and complete the deployment next year. The new XPRES-T electric sedan comes with two range options – 213km and 165km (ARAI certified range under test conditions). It packs a high energy density battery of 21.5 kWh and 16.5 kWh. It can be charged from 0- 80% in 90 minutes and 110 minutes, respectively, using fast charging, or it can also be normally charged from any 15 A plug point, which is readily available and convenient.
Larsen & Toubro (L&T) signed an agreement with the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay to jointly pursue research and development work in the Green Hydrogen value chain. The two institutions will contribute to developing the Green Hydrogen industry in India and developing next-generation technology in this emerging field. L&T’s engineering expertise, product scale-up, and commercialization know-how, and IIT Bombay’s cutting-edge research in hydrogen technologies will help this partnership accomplish its goal.
Leeward Renewable Energy and First Solar announced that they have entered into an additional multi-year framework supply agreement, through which First Solar will provide LRE with 1 GW of advanced, ultra-low carbon thin-film photovoltaic solar modules. Leeward will deploy these modules across its 20 GW solar development and construction pipeline in the U.S. between 2023 and 2024. The agreement builds on a long, productive relationship between Leeward and First Solar that is advancing decarbonization through clean solar energy. The agreement expands Leeward’s order book with First Solar to over 3 GW of modules estimated to enable the build of 18 new sites from 2022 to 2024.
The Taiwan External Trade Development Council announced that electronics manufacturer Foxconn intends to buy 70 million kWh of renewable energy in Taiwan by 2030. The company signed an agreement with Foxwell Power, a subsidiary of solar power provider Shinfox Energy, to purchase 2.36 million kWh of renewable power in 2022. The 70 million kWh of green power is expected to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 35,140 metric tons. The company intends to introduce measures to track greenhouse gas emissions from all of its facilities as it works toward net-zero emissions for the entire company by 2050.
Iberdrola, a Spanish multinational electric utility company, received the green light to begin construction of the Baltic Eagle offshore wind farm, the company’s second major offshore project in the Baltic Sea in Germany. With a capacity of 476 MW, Baltic Eagle is expected to be capable of supplying renewable energy to 475,000 homes and prevent the emission of more than 800,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide per year. The construction phase starts after obtaining approvals from the German Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency. The wind farm will be fully operational by the end of 2024.