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11 January 2023

Renewables orders this week

JinkoSolar has begun construction of a 6 GW cell and module factory in Yuanhua Town, Zhejiang Province, China.

Runergy subsidiary American Hyperion Solar will supply 1.65 GW of modules to an unspecified US project developer. Hyperion’s factories are located in Thailand and their production capacity is being expanded.

LONGi has expanded the planned scale of its Xixian 15 GW cell factory to 29 GW. The facility will product LONGi’s proprietary HPBC technology and will be commissioned in September 2023.

Beijing-based Qianjing Garden is to build a 2 GW module, 1 GW cell heterojunction factory with an investment of $181 million.

TBEA’s 300 MW solar farm near its polysilicon factories in Inner Mongolia will be commissioned in Q1.

ParknShop will invest $167 million in two photovoltaic packaging film factories with total annual output of 348 million square meters.

TrinaSolar’s latest 72-cell Tiger Neo module has reached 23.23% efficiency. The major manufacturer expects its 2022 net profit to have doubled over 2021, to around $545 million.

Sungrow will supply 1500V string inverters to Samsung C&T’s 814 MWac solar plant in Qatar which is to be commissioned next year.

Masdar will develop a 1 GW clean energy portfolio in Kyrgyzstan, the first of which will be 200 MW solar commissioned in 2026.

Iberdrola is to develop a 630 kW floating solar project at the Xareu dam, on Fernando de Noronha island, Brazil.

Atlas Renewable Energy has secured $210 million from the Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES) for its 438 MW Boa Sorte solar farm which is to be built in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais, with an unspecified industrial customer acting as offtaker in a 20-year PPA.

Ncondezi Energy will develop a 300 MW solar project with co-located battery storage at Tete, in Mozambique.

Construction is ongoing at a 1 GW tidal-flat solar plant in the Chinese province of Tianjin.

SK ON has committed to producing an EV battery using LFP chemistries for the first time by 2025. The company plans to offer this product as Ford, one of its customers, plans to offer LFP batteries from CATL in its F-150 lightning this year.

 

Greek industrial and energy giant Mytilineos has secured funding for an additional 3 solar farms in Queensland, Australia

 

New York City plans to replace nearly 1000 fleet vehicles with EVs using $10.1 million in federal funding through the Department for Transportation’s Congestion , Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program. This includes funding for 315 new chargers, an increase of roughly 20% on current supply.

Shell has acquired a 500MW/1GWh battery energy storage project in New South Wales, Australia from Greenspot, an Australian real estate developer focused on sustainable and impact investments. Financial terms for the agreement were not disclosed.

UK-based developer Exagen has submitted plans for a 500MW/1GWh battery energy storage system in Leicestershire, costing an approximate $425 million which will be capable of providing energy to 80% of houses in the county.

Nordex Group received an order for more than 200 MW from an undisclosed customer for a project in Canada. The Nordex Group will supply 36 N155/5.X turbines for a wind farm, which is expected to reach full commercial operation in 2024. The wind farm is being built in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan where temperatures can reach as low as -30 degrees Celsius. The turbines will therefore be supplied in the cold climate version, meaning that they can be operated at such low temperatures.

Nordex Group also agreed to supply and install 10 N149.4.X turbines for a 45MW wind farm in Germany. The customer is an undisclosed utility company.

SSE Renewables agreed a deal with the Nordex Group to supply 29 N117/3600 turbines for the Yellow River wind farm in Ireland, amounting to just over 100MW. The contract also includes service for the turbines post commissioning. The Nordex Group will install the turbines for the Yellow River wind farm on tubular steel towers with overall tip heights at 156 and 166 metres. Delivery and installation work near to the village of Rhode in County Offaly are due to start at the end of 2023.

Hitachi Energy secured two major orders from Equinor and Polenergia to provide an AC grid connection and power quality solution for their jointly owned MFW Baltyk II and MFW Baltyk III offshore wind projects in Poland. The wind farms will have a combined generating capacity of 1.4GW and will be located in the Baltic Sea.

Plug Power has received an order from TC Energy Corporation to deliver two 30 ton/day hydrogen liquefaction systems. These systems, also known as hydrogen liquefiers, utilize a hydrogen refrigeration cycle and are among the most energy-efficient designs currently available, according to Plug Power.