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15 March 2023

Renewables orders this week

Vestas has received several turbine orders from across the globe:

  • an order from power generation company, Red Rocket, for two wind farm totalling 373MW located in South Africa. The contract includes the supply and installation of 64 V150-4.5 MW , 12 V163-4.5 MW and five V162-6.2 MW turbines.
  • a 95MW order from Pampa Energía for the Pepe VI project in the Province of Buenos Aires, Bahía Blanca, in Argentina. The project will feature 21 V150-4.5 MW turbines which Vestas will supply and install.
  • a 56MW order from RPM Access to power the Prescott wind project in Iowa, USA. The order consists of 13 V150-4.2 MW turbines delivered in 4.3 MW operating mode.

Nordex Group has received an order worth 50.4MW from a project company managed by E-Wikom. As part of the deal Nordex will supply eight N149/5.X turbines and one N133/4800 turbine which will be installed in Brandenburg, Germany.


Sungrow and Constantine Energy Storage are partnering to develop 825MWh of energy storage projects within the UK.


The European Community Whole Vehicle Type Approval (ECWVTA) has issued certification for the Volta Zero, produced by Volta Trucks, meaning it can enter mass production.

LGES & SK ON plan on showcasing their LFP battery prototypes next week at Interbattery in South Korea.


Ford has recalled 18 units of its F-150 lighting vehicle stemming from its investigation of a battery cell issue last month.

Mitsubishi Motors has unveiled its mid-term plan to produce 50% of its sales as EVs by 2030, and 100% by 2035.


LONGi has partnered with developer Invenergy for the development of the former’s 5 GW module factory in the US state of Ohio, with the latter investing $600 million through Illuminate USA. Construction will begin in April with commissioning later this year.

LONGi is also to invest $1.1 billion in a 30 GW TOPCon solar cell factory in Ordos, Inner Mongolia, China.

Silfab is to commission a 1 GW cell, 1.2 GW module solar factory in the US in 2024, having recently secured a second round of funding.

Belinus is to build 5 GW of TOPCon across Belgium and the country Georgia, starting with tunnel-oxide with later phases to use TBC designs.

Wuxi Shangji Automation has received approval for a 16 GW module factory in Jiangsu Province, China.

Solarspace has begun operations at a 1.2 GW module factory in Cambodia.

Solarever, the Mexican solar module manufacturer, has commissioned a new 500 MW production line thus increasing its production capacity to 1.1 GW.

Zhengqi Holdings will develop a 20 GW solar cell factory in China, with the first two phases reaching 10 GW for an investment of $870 million.

Reesun Solar will develop a 10 GW TOPCon cell factory with 5 GW of BIPV-oriented module production in Chizhou, Anhui Province, China, with investment of $1.2 billion.

Solaria has received environmental approval for a 375 MW, two-project solar portfolio in Portugal.

Tata Power has signed a PPA for its 170 MW solar, 340 MW wind hybrid power plant in North Delhi, India, with Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited as the offtaker.

Vena Energy has reached financial close on a 176 MW solar-wind hybrid project in the Indian state of Karnataka.

Grenergy has signed a 15-year PPA for its 259 MW La Cereal solar farm, to be commissioned in 2025, in Spain with LyondellBasell as the offtaker.

Duke Energy has commissioned the 250 MW Pisgah Ridge solar plant in Texas with Charles River Laboratories International signing a 15-year, 102 MW PPA deal while Meijer signed up for 83 MW, also for 15 years.

China Power Construction plans to build a 500 MW 2-hour battery project in China’s Guangdong Province.

Construction has begun at a 200 MW solar project built on platforms above the water in a coal mining subsidence area in Dingji, Anhui Province, China.

Four pumped hydro projects with 5 GW total capacity are soon to begin construction in the Chinese province of Hebei, which surrounds Beijing, with commissioning expected for 2029.