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1 March 2023

Renewables orders this week

NIO is planning to build a 40GWh battery plant in the city of Hefei, Anhui Province, China, to produce its own cylindrical batteries that could power 400,000 long-range vehicles each year.

Li-Cycle has received a conditional grant of $375 million from the US DoE’s ATVM program.

Shell has acquired evpass for an undisclosed sum, expanding its charging networks into Switzerland.


Stellantis is to cut 2000 jobs in Italy, representing a cut of 4.3% of its workforce in the country.

Magnis Energy Technologies has entered into a supply agreement with Tesla to supply a minimum of 17,500 tons of active anode active materials yearly from 2025-2028, with an buyer-side option to increase this to 35,000 tons per year.


Nordex Group has received a further order from Enefit Green, a Baltic region renewable energy producer, for a 80MW wind farm in Lithuania. The company will supply 14 N163/5.X turbines in order for the farm to become operational at the end of 2024.

SFC Energy AG has received a €1 million order for its EFOY Pro fuel cells from Polish security company, Linc Polska. The company, which specializes in civil surveillance technology, uses SFC Energy’s EFOY fuel cells for the self-sufficient power supply of its camera towers

Shortly before admitting to potentially terminal losses of up to $2 billion, electric vehicle manufacturer, Nikola, has receive an order from Richter Group for 20 hydrogen powered trucks. The German duty truck fleet operator is making this step in an attempt to decarbonize its operations. The trucks are due for delivery in 2024, although it is unclear if Nikola will live that long.

Vestas has received an order for the 1.6 GW Nordseecluster wind project in Germany, developed by a joint venture between RWE and Northland Power. The cluster consists of four offshore wind project sites in the German part of the North Sea. Vestas will provide 104 of its V236-15.0MW offshore wind turbines.


Minesto and Taiwan Cement Green Energy have formed a collaboration to develop tidal and ocean energy project development around Taiwan.

EDF has acquired a 529 MW solar portfolio in Germany of 17 projects which will be commissioned across 2024 and 2025.

Sonelgaz, the state-owned utility company of Algeria, has issued a tender seeking 2 GW of solar developments.

IB Vogt has begun construction on a 380 MW solar, 340 MW battery project portfolio in the UK.

Boom Power has received approval for a 200 MW solar-plus-storage project in the UK.

Masdar subsidiary Bayouna Solar has commissioned a 200 MW solar farm in Jordan.

Entergy has signed a PPA with Longroad Energy for the output of the latter’s 150 MW Umbriel solar farm to be commissioned in Texas this year.

AEP Energy Partners has signed a PPA with Lightsource bp to be the offtaker for the latter’s188 MW Honeysuckle solar farm in the US state of Indiana.

Equinix has signed five PPAs in Spain totaling 225 MW to power its data centers.

Uzbekistan has signed an agreement with Chinese corporations to develop 4 GW of solar farms with a $4 billion pricetag, including 2 GW courtesy of CEEC Energy China, to be built across Kashkadarya, Bukhara and Samarkand, while Huaneng and Poly Technologieswill develop 2 GW across Tashkent and Jizzakha.

Evtec Energy will build a 100 MW solar plant in Nigeria with a $150 million investment cost, to power a Tingo Foods food processing facility.

Follett Glass Group is to construct a 1 GW cadmium-telluride cell factory in China’s Zhejiang Province, with an investment of $435 million.

Nucor is to build two new transmission tower factories, the first of which will be in Alabama. Nucor’s Towers & Structures business unit was formed last year from the acquisition of Summit Utility Structures, and the two new plants will cost $270 million.


Brazil imported 17.8 GW of solar modules in 2022, according to a report from Greener, with year-on-year growth of 73%.


The Australian state of New South Wales has launched the Illawarra Renewable Energy Zone (REZ), one of five, which will together host 12 GW of renewable capacity.