Here are some notable cleantech announcements of the day from around the world:
Apex Clean Energy announced Two power purchase agreements (PPAs) with McDonald’s for a total of 326 MW of wind energy. McDonald’s will purchase 200 MW from Caddo Wind in Caddo County, Oklahoma and 126 MW from Lincoln Land Wind in Morgan County, Illinois. The newly announced PPAs build on the previous acquisition of 220 MW by Apex-developed Aviator Wind West in Coke County, Texas. Aviator Wind, owned by Consumers Energy, Kansai Electric, and Infrastructure and Power by Ares Management Corporation, went live in September 2020.
Sungrow said 2 GW of the featured SG110CX commercial inverter was delivered to Vietnam in 2020 for the rooftop solar market. Sungrow has delivered the flagship solutions for local roof installations, which are usually defined above 1 MW. According to the company, the SG110CX with 110 kW optimizes the configuration and maximizes costs significantly. The high protection capacity of IP66 and C5 makes the inverter robust, even though it works on roofs where it is exposed to scorching heat or rain in the long term. Integrated into the AFCI function, the inverter can detect different arc currents and protect the system from an ignition source for a fire.
EDF Renewables North America announced winning one contract Construction of a microgrid infrastructure project with 700 kW / 2,400 kWh for the port of San Diego. The electrical infrastructure islanding project at the port’s Tenth Avenue Marine Terminal was approved by the Board of Port Commissioners on November 10, 2020. EDFR was selected as the best applicant and has the greatest experience and technical expertise with a strong familiarity with the project side. The microgrid infrastructure project, which consists of a battery storage system and an electrical infrastructure, provides the port with energy savings of USD 3.2 million over 20 years during regular operations.
ENGIE North America and Hannon Armstrong entered A new partnership to jointly invest in a distributed generation portfolio of solar and solar plus storage systems in the USA. The portfolio includes a diversified range of solar and commercial and industrial ground, carport and rooftop solar and solar plus storage projects (totaling approximately 70 MW) in the United States, including Massachusetts, Illinois, Vermont, California, and Texas Arizona.
US utility Portland General Electric Company has started commercial power generation at the Wheatridge Renewable Energy Facility in eastern Oregon. Wheatridge is a joint venture between PGE and a subsidiary of NextEra Energy Resources, LLC. The Wheatridge will be one of the first major power plants in the US to combine wind, solar and battery storage resources in a single location.
Here is our previous daily summary of the news.