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SSEL signs an agreement with Viridus.iQ for 4 GW solar projects in India

Shirdi Sai Electricals Limited (SSEL) has inked a contract with Viridis.iQ GmbH, a German engineering services firm, to build a 4,000 MW solar project. The state-owned the Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA) had issued a letter of intent to SSEL for setting up 4,000 MW manufacturing capacities for high-efficiency solar PV modules under the production linked incentive scheme (PLI) floated by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy.

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India and Denmark to partner in offshore wind energy space

The Government of India and the Government of Denmark have signed an MoU for new and renewable energy cooperation between Danish and Indian companies with the purpose of developing new and renewable energy technologies. Under this MoU, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy and the Ministry of Energy, Utilities and Climate of the Kingdom of Denmark signed a strategic sector cooperation agreement in the field of renewable energy, with a focus on offshore wind energy.

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India’s installed renewable energy capacity crosses 150 GW mark

India’s installed renewable energy capacity has reached 150.05 GW (including hydro). Furthermore, projects with a total capacity of 63.64 GW are in various phases of execution, while projects with a total capacity of 32.06 GW are in various stages of bidding. As a result, a total of 245.70 GW of capacity has been installed or is in various phases of development/bidding.

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Germany plans to increase its renewable energy share to 80 per cent by 2030

The Social Democrats (SPD), Alliance 90 (The Greens), and Free Democrats (FDP) of Germany, have entered into an agreement on a coalition contract that commits Germany to phase out coal-fired power generation by 2030, two months after the general election. The coalition partners also intend to expand the share of renewable energy to 80 per cent by 2030.

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Siemens Gamesa signs a 455 MW contract with OX2

Siemens Gamesa has signed a 455 MW deal with Swedish developer OX2 to supply its Siemens Gamesa 5.X platform to the Lestijärvi site for what will be Finland’s largest ever wind farm, assisting the country in making a giant leap in its energy transition. The wind project would be using 69 SG 6.6-170 turbines, which will be installed in Central Ostrobothnia in 2024. The wind turbines have a 170-meter rotor and a 6.6 MW generator.

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France deploys more than 2 GW of PV in the year 2021

The Ministry of Ecological Transition in France has released fresh solar and wind energy deployment data for the third quarter of 2021. The sector has installed solar power totalling 2,034 MW in the first nine months of 2021, compared to 761 MW in the same period of 2020.

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Lancium Technologies announces completion of $150 million fundraising round

Lancium Technologies Corporation, a technology firm focused on the energy transition, announced the completion of a $150 million fundraising round from premier energy corporations and investors. This fundraising round was led by Hanwha Solutions, one of the world’s leading providers of renewable energy solutions and the owner and operator of Q CELLS.

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Scatec and its partners selects Plug Power for delivery of 100 MW electrolyser

Plug Power Inc. has been selected by Scatec and its partners, OCI NV, Fertiglobe, the Sovereign Fund of Egypt, and Orascom Construction as the technology provider of electrolyser for the 100 MW green hydrogen facility to be built at the Egyptian Basic Industries Corporation SAE (EBIC) facility in Ain Sokhna, Egypt. Green ammonia will be made from the hydrogen.

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India, the UK discuss green energy collaboration

India’s Science and Technology Minister held an online discussion with the UK Science Minister, during which the two addressed green energy collaboration between the two countries among other issues. The India-UK Science and Technology relationship is rapidly expanding, with a combined research programme that has grown from absolutely nothing to close to £300-400 million.

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Ohmium ships its first Indian made electrolyzer to the US

Ohmium International has sent its first unit of electrolyzer from India to the United States through its Indian subsidiary, as a first step toward establishing India as a global centre for green hydrogen generation. Ohmium produced the electrolyzer at its Bengaluru plant, which is India’s first green hydrogen electrolyzer Gigafactory.

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India plans to install 6,000 charging stations across 9 expressways

Indian Minister of State for Heavy Industries has announced that the government is planning to install 6,000 charging stations for electric vehicles (EVs) across nine expressways in the country. As per the government’s statement, charging is the biggest problem when it comes to the use of EVs, referring to the hurdles in EV adoption, including the time it takes to charge automobiles.

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Enviva, J-Power sign a MoU to decarbonise power generation in Japan

Enviva Partners, a global renewable energy company specialising in sustainable wood bioenergy, and Tokyo-based utility Electric Power Development Corporation Limited (J-Power) have signed an MoU for the long-term, large-scale supply of sustainable wood biomass from Enviva’s manufacturing facilities in the US to J- Power’s coal-fired power plants in Japan.

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