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24 August 2022

Renewables orders this week

JERA and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries have teamed up to develop a 60 MW demonstration power plant that will burn 100% green ammonia in Singapore. Mitsubishi has been working on ammonia combustion technology since 2021, with plans to bring a 40 MW ammonia-ready turbine to market by 2025.


HeidelbergCement subsidiary, Hanson, is planning to install a carbon capture system at its Padeswood cement plant and has advanced to the due diligence stage for funding from the UK Government’s Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. If successful, Hanson will be able to capture 800,000 tons per year of CO2 and produce net zero cement by 2027.

Northland Power has secured environmental approval for its combined for its 1,800 MW CanWind and NorthWind offshore wind projects in coast of Taiwan.

ACWA Power has secured government agreements to develop a 1,500 MW wind power project in the Karakalpakstan region of Uzbekistan. The project is expected to reach financial close by the end of 2023 and be fully commissioned by the first quarter of 2026.

The Canadian province of Nova Scotia has selected five onshore wind projects, worth 372 MW of capacity, which will be developed before the end of 2025. All five projects are majority-owned by one or more Nova Scotia’s Mi’kmaq communities.

ReNew Energy Global has secured a $1 billion of funding for a 1.3 GW of hybrid wind and solar in India, which will be distributed across wind and solar farms in the states of Karnataka, Rajasthan, and Maharashtra.

Eurasian Resources Group (ERG) has announced plans for a 155 MW wind farm in Kazakhstan, which will be commissioned in 2024. The company will invest €230 million in the project.

Siemens Gamesa will supply eight turbines, worth 53 MW of capacity, to Eurowind Energy’s Pecineaga wind project in Romania. Commissioning is expected in late 2024.

SSE Renewables and TotalEnergies have generated the first power from their 1,100 MW Seagreen offshore wind farm in Scotland. The project, which uses Vestas turbines, is expected to be fully operational in the first half of 2023.

Mercedes-Benz has partnered with Rock Tech Lithium to produce 10,000 tons of lithium hydroxide per annum for batteries.

HIUV Materials Technology is to raise $245 million via share issuance, for investment into new solar packaging production capacity – consisting of two 200,000-square-meter phases.

Hengxing Technology plans to invest $160 million in a 50-million-kilometer capacity diamond wire factory in Dalat Banner, Inner Mongolia, China.

TCL Zhonghuan has invested $200 million in Maxeon Solar as part of an overseas expansion strategy.

Canadian Solar’s module shipments in Q2 rose by 37% to 5,060 MW and has raised its 2022 revenue guidance. Revenue rose by 62%, thanks to higher module prices, to $2.3 billion.

Laos has seen construction begin at the nation’s first ever solar farm, a 50 MW, $69 million endeavor in the southeastern province of Attapeu which should be commissioned by 2023.

TotalEnergies and InVivo have commissioned a 111 kW pilot agrivoltaic installation in Valpuiseaux, France, in which the module are arranged vertically. While such alignment is obviously inferior for overall generation, it is least disadvantaged for morning, evening and winter time periods, which will be useful for national grids with high photovoltaic capacity and high seasonal variation.

Fluence is to optimize Cubico Sustainable Investments’ 350 MW Solem I and Solem II solar plants in Mexico using its “Nispera” software.

Gamechange Solar has received 400 MW of orders for its Genius Tracker systems from Bridgelink Engineering for projects located in Texas.

Qinghai Lihao, a new entrant to polysilicon manufacturing, has commissioned the first 50,000-ton phase of its 200,000-ton factory in China.

The Israeli Electric Authority has determined a Feed-in Tariff for Eco Wave Power’s wave energy pilot project in the Port of Jaffa, Tel Aviv, including a premium for pollution reduction. Eco Wave Power claims a 327.7 MW pipeline of projects around the world.

Two floating solar projects have been commissioned in China’s Sichuan Province, at the Xigu and Xieka hydropower dams, with total capacity 390 MW and total investment of $300 million.