Here are some notable cleantech announcements of the day from around the world:
Sungrow announced that it supplied its medium voltage inverter solutions to a 100 MW solar park in Kaposvàr in southwest Hungary, one of the largest solar projects. The project is expected to be commercially completed by February 2021 and ensure annual electricity production of 130 GWh, equivalent to an annual carbon dioxide reduction of 4,500 tons and meeting the electricity needs of the city of 50,000 residents. Hungary has planned CO2-neutral energy generation by 2050.
Royal Philips, HEINEKEN, Nouryon and Signify have educated the first consortium to sign a Europe-wide green energy agreement to secure additional renewable electricity for Europe. The four companies share a common vision to further reduce CO2 emissions in support of the Paris Agreement of the United Nations and the goals of the European Green Deal. The companies have teamed up to support the development of 35 wind turbines in the Finnish municipality of Mutkalampi, which are scheduled for completion in 2023. The virtual PPA covers an expected production volume of 330 GWh per year – this corresponds to the electricity consumption of 40,000 households. Compared to the average European electricity generation, this renewable electricity will help avoid more than 230,000 tons of CO2 emissions per year.
The Norwegian Minister for Petroleum and Energy, Tina Bru, announced an investment of NOK 120 million (US $ 13.6 million) in a new wind power research center in Norway. The NorthWind Research Center will be cutting edge and innovating to make wind power cheaper, more efficient and more sustainable. Offshore wind research will be a top priority for the center. Northwind will bring together over 50 partners from research institutions and industry around the world.
Britishvolt, the UK battery technology investor, has selected A location in the north east of England where the UK’s first battery gigaplant was built. The company has acquired exclusive rights to a location in Blyth Northumberland and plans to begin construction in the summer of 2021. Lithium-ion batteries are expected to be in production by the end of 2023. Britishvolt’s total investment for the Gigaplant is £ 2.6 billion (US $ 3.14 billion). This makes it the largest industrial investment in the North East of England since Nissan’s arrival in 1984 and one of the largest industrial investments in the UK
Here is our previous daily recap of the news.
Ankita is an Editor at MercomIndia.com, where she writes and edits clean energy news and features. With years of experience in the news business, Ankita has a nose for news and an eye for detail. Prior to Mercom, Ankita was associated with The Times of India as editor for the organization’s digital news desk. She holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Delhi University and a postgraduate diploma in journalism. More articles from Ankita Rajeshwari.