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27 July 2022

Renewables orders this week

Invenergy has unveiled its first green hydrogen project in Illinois, USA. The Sauk Valley Hydrogen project will harness power from one of the company’s solar powers to produce hydrogen using Ohmium’s electrolyser technology. The project is expected to generate up to 52 tons of hydrogen annually, with the capacity to store up to 400 kilogram of hydrogen on site. Ground will be broken in the coming months, with full operation expected by the end of this year.

Borusan EnBW Enerji – a JV of EnBW and Borusan – has fully commissioned the 138 MW Saros onshore wind farm in Turkey.

Nordex will supply 148 MW of wind turbine capacity for the Karahka wind project in Finland. Developed by a consortium of Helen Oy and Ålandsbanken Wind Power Fund, the turbines will be installed through 2024.

Siemens Gamesa has secured an order to supply 40 MW of turbines for two wind farms being developed by PPC Renewables in Greece. The projects are scheduled to be commissioned in Spring 2024.

Neoen and Prokon have signed a PPA to supply Equinix with at least 42 MW of electricity generated by the 53 MW Lumivaara wind farm in Finland. Construction of the project is scheduled to begin in 2023, with commissioning to follow in early 2025.

Rosatom’s wind subsidiary NovaWind has signed a deal with An Xuan Energy to develop a 128 MW wind farm in Vietnam.

JERA, GIG, and Swancor have achieved first power from the 376 MW Formosa 2 offshore wind farm in Taiwan, having installed the first 12 turbines.

Floatation Energy will develop a 1,500MW offshore wind farm off Victoria, Australia, with an initial study set to take place over a 12 week period. The Seadragon project is set to produce its first power in 2030.

The Huolinhe Circular Economy Demonstration Project, a 200 MW wind farm in China’s Inner Mongolia province, has begun construction and should be commissioned at the end of September.

CSSC has begun construction of the 500 MW Huludao Wind Farm in Liaoning Province, China.

TBEA is to develop a 300 MW solar, 150 MW wind project in Baotou City, Inner Mongolia, China.

Iran’s MEP Cell has commissioned its 500 MW solar module factory in Markazi Province, with a second phase of 1 GW planned.

Shuangliang Energy is to supply $1.3 billion in solar wafers to five other Chinese companies according to a Co-operation Framework Agreement spanning through to the end of 2024, with monthly price negotiations. Another agreement has Shuangliang Silicon supplying $450 million in monosilicon ingots to Anhui Huasun, a heterojunction wafer manufacturer, through to the end of 2025, again with monthly price negotiations. Both deals are valued according to current prices.

GCL Technology has begun production at its new granular polysilicon factory in Leshan, Sichuan province.

Lightsource bp has signed a PPA with Brazilian energy trader America Energia for the $150 million, 210 MW Milagres solar plant, to be commissioned in 2024 in the state of Ceara.

A 400 MW agrivoltaic farm has been built in Dangchang County, in China’s Gansu Province, at a cost of $255 million.

The Bureau of Land Management has approved the 500 MW solar-plus-storage Oberon Solar plant to be commissioned in 2023 by an Intersect Power subsidiary in California.

Proteus Power is developing three solar-plus-storage projects in Canada, with 234 MW of solar capacity and 97 MW of storage.

Lynher Energy, a Joint Venture of Ethical Power and Napier Park Global Capital, has acquired rights to developed two solar-storage farms with a combined 96 MW capacity and two independent battery projects totaling 100 MWh.

Ibderdrola has secured $570 million from the European Investment Bank going towards a 1.8 GW renewables portfolio in Spain.

New York State has approved siting for Hecate Energy’s 500 MW Cider Solar Farm.

Kenya is to replace its Feed-in Tariff with auctions for mature technologies such as solar, while in South Africa a Feed-in Tariff is to be introduced.

Cypress Creek Renewables has acquired four 100 MW, 150 MWh battery projects from Black Mountain Energy Storage in Texas.

The Australian Capital Territory is seeking proposals for an at least 250 MW battery project, to be called the Big Canberra Battery.

A 20-lender consortium headed by the European Investment Bank has agreed to provide $406 million to the $2.8 billion NeuConnect transmission line from Germany to the UK.

First Solar is to supply 500 MW of its solar modules to Akuo Energy for the latter’s utility-scale projects across Europe. First delivery of 200 MW will occur in H1 2024, with the rest in 2025 and 2026.9