Here are some notable cleantech announcements of the day from around the world:
China has Furnished According to the latest data from the National Energy Agency, 1.3 GW of solar capacity was made available for residential buildings in October 2020. Based on the information provided by 30 provinces, the newly added capacity of 1.3 GW is included in the total national subsidy allocation for 6.61 GW. Shandong Province recorded the highest installation in October 2020 with 567 MW.
Total Eren has joined partners with Mabalacat Solar Philippines and Sindicatum Renewable Energy to build 135 MW utility scale solar projects in Luzon, Philippines. The 60 MW Tarlac solar project is expected to go into commercial operation in the first quarter of 2021, while the 75 MW Zambales solar project is expected to go into commercial operation in the fourth quarter of 2021. When these projects are completed, these projects will collectively produce over 180 GWh of clean energy annually.
Hanwha Q CELLS announced that it would develop a 41 MW floating solar power project on the Hapcheon Dam in Hapcheon, South Korea. The company received an order from Korea Water Resources Corporation to develop a floating solar project in August 2020. Final approval for the project was given on November 4, 2020. Construction of the project is expected to start before the end of the year. The project will generate enough clean energy to meet the electricity needs of 60,000 households a year.
Zinc8 Energy Solutions said The company will deliver its zinc energy storage to a low-energy property in Surrey, British Columbia, Canada on December 21, 2020. The system will be integrated into an on-site solar system to provide the main power source for the property. The capacity of the energy storage system to be installed by Zinc8 is configured to 20 kW and 80 kWh, but can be adapted to any changing demand. The modular storage system is designed for an output in the range from 20 kW to 1 MW or more and energy in the range from 160 kWh to 8 MWh or more.
Aviva has with support from the Scottish Government started one of the largest combined solar carports and energy storage in the UK in its Perth office. The carport has 342 parking spaces and 50 charging stations for electric vehicles. The facility will be powered by Tesla Powerpack technology and is expected to contribute to combined annual carbon emissions of nearly 400 tons, equivalent to powering over 500 households annually.
Enphase Energy, a global supplier of inverter-based Solar Plus storage systems, has entered an agreement with MSpectrum to distribute Enphase products to residential and commercial installers in the Philippines. The Enphase IQ 7 family of microinverters is expected to be available through MSpectrum in the first quarter of 2021.
Maxeon Solar Technologies said The solar panels supply the headquarters of Carioca SpA in north-western Italy. The company installed 500 kW photovoltaic systems on a roof area of around 2,574 square meters. The plant is expected to generate around 524 MWh of clean electricity while reducing 278,224 kilograms of carbon dioxide emissions per year.
Here is our previous daily recap of the news.
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Harsh is a reporter at Mercom India. He previously reported general interest stories at Indian Express. He holds a Masters Degree in Journalism from the Symbiosis Institute of Media and Communication in Pune.
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