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21 September 2022

Renewables orders this week

China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology has released statistics concerning the production of solar-grade glass so far this year. Up to the end of August, production reached 9.6 million tons, which is a year-on-year increase of 52.5%.

Risen Energy intends to raise no more than $709 million for a heterojunction solar factory – 5 GW production capacity for cells and 10 GW for modules.

Guosheng Energy is to invest $1.5 billion in manufacturing efforts including a 4 GW cell, 2 GW module heterojunction factory in Huainan, Anhui Province. This factory will also feature 10 GW of annual sodium-ion battery energy storage output.

Xingfa Group is to invest $400 million in a factory featuring 50,000 tons of photovoltaic-grade glue production capacity, alongside 30,000 tons of silicone rubber and 200,000 tons of ferric phosphate.

Todd Generation plans a 400 MW solar farm in the North Island of New Zealand.

First Solar will supply 600 MW of its modules to India’s Azure Power Global between Q4 2023 and end 2025. First Solar’s 3.3 GW factory in India is to begin production in H2 2023.

On the other hand, Indian manufacturer Vikram Solar has been awarded a 350 MW module deal in the US, from “a Independent Power Producer (IPP)” in the US, for a project sited in Arizona.

Fund manager Niam and developer Solkompaniet will jointly develop a $300 million plus, 500 MW solar portfolio in southern Sweden.

Argentinina’s state-owned energy company YPF Luz has signed agreements with EPSE, the state-owned energy company of San Juan state, regarding development of a 500 MW solar portfolio composed of two utility-scale projects – El Zona, 300 MW, and Tocota, 200 MW.

Iberdrola has received an environmental permit for the 375 MW Cedillo solar farm in Spain.

Koch Minerals & Trading is making a $252-million investment in Compass Minerals to support development of its previously identified 2.4 mMT lithium carbonate equivalent (LCE) Great Salt Lake resource and debt reduction.

Go Metals Corp has announced that nickel and copper sulfides have been visually identified at all five zones from the first ever drilling at the 100% owned HSP Nickel-Copper PGE Project, Quebec, Canada.

Pendragon is in talks with BYD to become its launch partner for the UK market.

Energy Vault has been issued a mandate for an initial 2GWh of its proprietary solution at net-zero industrial parks in China.

China’s Tianjin metropolis has set a target of 50% photovoltaic rooftop coverage for new factories and municipal buildings by 2025, with overall renewable capacity of 8 GW to be reached by the same date.

Goldwind will supply 111 4.5 MW turbines to Masdar’s 500 MW Zarafshan wind farm in Uzbekistan, which will be commissioned by the end of 2024.

The Biden Administration has announced new initiatives to promote floating offshore wind in California and elsewhere along the east and west coasts of the US.

Eolus is planning two offshore wind complexes in Finnish waters, with 3.5 GW in total to come from the Wellamo and Tuulia projects, which will be commissioned no earlier than 2030.

Naturgy and Equinor are planning a 200 MW floating offshore wind farm off the Canary Islands.