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20 July 2022

Renewables orders this week

Cero Generation is to build a 100 MW solar plant in Greece, which purports to be the first in the country reliant on a private-sector PPA.

Ignitis Renewables has secured grid connection for a 252 MW solar farm in the Jonava region of Lithuania, with commissioning scheduled for 2025.

Uzbekistan has issued a 500 MW Request for Proposals (RfP) for utility-scale plants across its provinces of Bukhara, Namangan and Khorezm.

Tata Power is to develop a 600 MW wind-solar hybrid project in Karnataka state, India.

South Korea’s utility Kepco is to develop a 200 MW solar farm on a salt flat in Sinan County, with commissioning to occur in June 2023.

Quinbrook Infrastructure Partners is to develop the 350 MW solar-plus-storage Fortress project in Kent, in the UK, for which it secured a 15-year Contract for Difference in the latest renewable tender in the country.

Vast Solar has stated that it expects to have 30 MW of its liquid sodium-based CSP operational at Port Augusta in Australia by 2025, and that it intends to scale this to 150 MW thereafter.

Iraq has awarded 130 MW and 500 MW of solar developments to two Chinese developers in the Muthanna Governorate.

Guohua has registered a 300 MW solar, 800 MW wind green hydrogen and ammonia complex in Inner Mongolia.

In Chinese solar manufacturing:

  • Yingli Energy has commissioned its 2 GW module factory in Tongxin County, Ningxia, with an investment of $59 million.
  • Gaoce plans to issue $73 million in convertible bonds to fund, among other things, a 6 GW wafer factory in Leshan. The company will also invest $100 million in expansion of its diamond wire production capacity.
  • Zhonghuan Holdings and Jiangsu Zhongqing are to develop a 10 GW N-type cell and module factory with an investment of $1 billion.
  • TBEA has announced the commissioning of its 100,000-ton polysilicon factory in Xinjiang.
  • JA Solar is to invest in a 5 GW wafer, 6 GW cell, $375 million factory in Ningjin which will take 7 months to construct.