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23 June 2022

Renewables orders this week

Vattenfall will explore the potential development of a renewable energy hybrid scheme at Mynydd Lluest y Graig in Wales, combining wind, solar and energy storage. This hopes to revive previous plans for the site that were shelved in 2013.

Simply Blue Group has unveiled plans to develop a 1,300 MW Olympic offshore wind project in Northern Ireland.

Parkwind and Greece’s Intrakat will team up to develop offshore wind in Greek waters.

Nordex will supply 370 MW of turbines to Celsia’s Acacia 2 and Camelias wind farms in Colombia, both of which are expected to enter commercial operations in 2023.

Glennmont has commissioned its 211 MW Piiparinmaki wind farm in Finland.

GE has taken a 49% stake in the 149 MW Morjar wind project, which is owned by Continuum Green Energy in India. The project should reach full commercial operations in June 2022.

Air Liquide will take 115 MW of the power output from Vattenfall’s 1.5 GW Hollandse Kust Zuid offshore wind farm in the Netherlands, as part of a PPA signed this week.

Capital Energy and BlueFloat Energy have teamed up develop the 50 MW Granadilla offshore wind farm in Tenerife, one of Spain’s Canary Islands off the coast of West Africa.

Vattenfall is purchasing an 85% stake in Zephyr’s 2,800 MW Vidar and Poseidon offshore wind farms planned to be built off the coast of Gothenburg, Sweden.

Shell and EnBW will prepare a joint bid for France’s AO6 floating offshore wind tender for two 250 MW projects in the Mediterranean Sea. The companies expect to reach FID by 2028.

EDF Renewables is preparing construction of the 49.9 MW each Burwell and Porth Wen solar farms in England and Wales, in the UK.

Ilmatar is considering development of a 130 MW solar farm in Liomaa, Finland.

Maharashtra State Power Generating Company Limited, of the Indian state of the same name, has issued a tender for a 105 MW floating solar plant to be built at the Erai Dam in Chandrapur.

Gujarat state in India has opened a 500 MW solar-wind-storage tenderto deliver power to remote villages, with 25-year PPAs to Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Limited.

Bhutan is considering construction of 300 MW of solar, for $300 million, across seven sites.

Construction has begun at the 120 MW Nickelsdorf solar farm in Austria, with utility Burgenland Energie as offtaker.

Construction has begun at the 500 MW Sagada solar plant in Libya, near Tripoli, courtesy of TotalEnergies.

Acciona is planning a 135 MW hybrid solar thermal (CSP) and photovoltaic power plant in Spain, while Vast Solar is proceeding with the 20 MW CSP Aurora Energy Project in Australia.

Algerian developer Zergoun Green Energy is to enter module manufacturing with a 200 MW factory, using a production line sourced from Spanish company Mondragon.

GCL Technology has commissioned 30,000 tons of new FBR Granular polysilicon production capacity, having begun construction of its new Xuzhou factory in October – an impressive 8-month construction period, but ramping up is surely still ongoing.

Tongwei has signed a longterm supply deal with Gaojing to supply the latter with 216,100 tons of polysilicon through to 2026.

The US Bureau of Land Management has approved two solar projects to be developed by Clearway, namely the 265 MW Arica and 200 MW Victory power plants in California. The pair will have 400 MW of battery capacity.

Trina Solar plans to invest in a factory complex with 3000,000 tons of industrial silicon production capacity, 150,000 tons of polysilicon production capacity, and supporting fully verticalized downstream manufacturing in Xining, Qinghai Province. The first phase of this complex is to come online next year, consisting of 100,000 tons industrial, 50,000 tons polysilicon , 20 GW monocrystalline ingot capacity, 5 GW wafer cell and module, and 7.5 GW of “module accessories”. The second phase is planned for 2025 with twice as much silicon and the same scale of downstream elements as the first phase.