Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners has joined forces with Portuguese developer Madoqua Renewables and Power2X to build a €1 billion project, which will use 500 MW of electrolyzers to produce 50,000 tones of green hydrogen and 500,000 tons of green ammonia per year. The project is set to be built by 2025, and comes as part of a flurry of 11.4 GW of green hydrogen production projects that have been announced in the Iberian Peninsula over the past four months alone.
The Japanese government has awarded approved plans for the 17 MW Goto floating wind farm in the country. The project is being developed by a consortium of Toda Corporation, Eneos Corporation, Osaka Gas, Inpex Corporation, Kansai Electric Power and Chubu Electric Power. Construction will start in September with commercial operations following in January 2024.
Ventient Energy has completed its acquisition of a 443 MW solar and onshore wind portfolio in Spain.
Iberdrola has received final planning approval for its 476 MW Baltic Eagle offshore wind farm in Germany. The project is aiming to be commissioned in 2024.
Vattenfall and BASF are teaming up to bid for rights to develop the 1,400 MW Hollandse Kust West wind farm in the Netherlands. The tenders for the two lots the pair will bid for will close on May 12, with a decision is expected from the Dutch government after the summer. First power generation is expected in 2026.
The first Chinese offshore wind turbines have been installed in European waters, with Renexia completing a 30 MW pilot project off the coast of Taranto, Italy, using MingYang turbines.
The Danish Energy Agency (DEA) has approved a feasibility study, which will allow European Energy to proceed with its 72 MW Frederikshavn nearshore wind farm in Denmark. The developer now has the opportunity to proceed to the next steps in the application process, including applying for an establishment permit.
SSE Renewables has formed partnership with Brookfield to bid for rights to develop the 1,400 MW Hollandse Kust (west) offshore wind farm zone in the Netherlands.
CIG Capital is developing a 2 GW solar portfolio in Texas, South Dakota, and North Dakota, consisting of five projects to be commissioned in 2023 and 2024.
Developer Econergy Renewable Energy has entered Greece via an agreement signed with Terna Energy. Econergy now holds a 49% stake in Terna, two of whose subsidiaries are developing a 240 MW and a 220 MW plant in Kilkis region, with construction to commence in Q4 2023.
Quinbrook Energy Partners and Primergy Solar have secured $2 billion in debt finance for the 966 MW solar, 380 MW energy storage Gemini complex under development in Nevada.
Puerto Rico has issued a request for proposals concerning the second of six planned renewable energy tranches, with this one consisting of 500 MW of green energy supported by 250 MW of energy storage. The six tranches combined will contribute 3.75 GW and 1.5 GWh to Puerto Rico’s IRP.
Ulanqab, in Inner Mongolia, will house the largest wind-solar-storage hybrid project in China with capacity of 3.1GW, split 2.8 GW for wind power, 300MW for solar plus a huge 1.7 GWh of energy storage. The first phase of the project using 500 MW combined wind and PV power, has just connected to the grid and JA Solar boasted this week it supplied all the solar modules, using its DeepBlue 3.0 design.
Amazon has expanded its renewable energy project portfolio to 15.7 GW, with 3.5 GW across 37 added projects, of which 26 projects are solar and the rest wind power.
First Solar will supply Leeward Renewable Energy with 1 GW of its CdTe solar modules, towards the latter’s 20 GW development pipeline in the US for 2023 and 2024. This deal brings the total supply agreed between the two companies to 3 GW.
Quantum Power Asia has agreed to advance a $5 billion plan underway with Ib Vogt GmbH concerning a 3.5 GW solar, 12 GWh storage facility which may be built in Indonesia’s Riau Islands to serve the needs of Singapore. Perhaps not coincidentally, the comparable Sun Cable project in Australia has revealed a newly expanded planned scope of 20 GW solar, 42 GWh storage to be built in Australia, along with a 4,200 kilometer transmission line to Singapore.
Risen Energy will invest $111 million in a 3 GW module factory in Baotou, Inner Mongolia.
JinkoSolar will invest $500 million in a 5 GW module, 5 GW cell manufacturing expansion in Vietnam, bringing Jinko’s total capacity to 8 GW and 8 GW respectively in that country.
Iraq’s central bank will contribute $682 in financing for solar power plants, of which there are so far 7.5 GW to be developed according to agreements with foreign developers.
China Green Development and the Chinese Academy of Sciences will build a 50 MW, 600 MWh liquefied-air energy storage demonstration project.