Energy Digital news roundup: renewable energy investments

This week at Energy Digital, we looked at Egypt’s green energy ambitions, JinkoSolar’s solar module manufacturing & green hydrogen plants

EIB Global & AllianzGI to invest US$100m in renewable energy

The Emerging Market Climate Action Fund (EMCAF) has announced a US$25m investment into Alcazar Energy Partners II, a fund providing early-stage equity financing to develop, construct and operate renewable energy projects in the Middle East, North Africa, Eastern Europe, and Central Asia.

This commitment is in parallel to EIB Global, the dedicated arm for outside the EU of the European Investment Bank Group, providing US$75m to the fund, a statement said. The joint commitment will support the development of onshore wind and solar photovoltaic, and potentially hydropower, biomass, or battery-based electricity storage projects, it added.

 

51% of global JinkoSolar facilities powered by clean energy

JinkoSolar, one of the world’s largest solar module manufacturers, has said that 51.3% of its global facilities are powered with clean energy and that it is working towards achieving 60% by the end of 2023.

In a statement, JinkoSolar said that it had moved quickly on green initiatives and passed the 50% renewable powered mark in this year, with 12 manufacturing facilities in four countries – including China, Malaysia, Vietnam, and the US, all running on a mix of hydro, solar, and wind energy that it has developed or purchased.

 

AMEA Power & Egypt to develop 10,000MW green hydrogen plant

AMEA Power, the Dubai-based developer, owner and operator of renewable energy projects, has announced that it has signed a Framework Agreement with the Government of Egypt to develop a 10,000MW green hydrogen project, for the production of green ammonia focused on the export market.

In a statement, AMEA Power said that the project will support the long-term vision of Egypt as it aims to become a hub for green hydrogen production. Announced at COP27 in Sharm El-Sheikh, the agreement will see AMEA Power partner with the Sovereign Fund of Egypt, the Egyptian Electricity Transmission, the New and Renewable Energy Authority, and the Suez Canal Economic Zone to deliver the project.

 

ALEC Energy and Azelio deliver world first at Noor Energy 1

ALEC Energy, the Dubai-based solar solutions provider and related business division of ALEC Engineering and Contracting, has said that it has successfully delivered a unique energy solution for the Visitor Centre of Noor Energy 1 – the world’s largest CSP installation (Concentrated Solar Power) located in Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park in Dubai, UAE.

ALEC Energy explained that the energy system is the first of its kind in the world. It is an off-grid micro-grid with Azelio’s long-duration energy storage system. Leveraging a ground-breaking energy storage solution from Azelio, combined with 300 kW of solar PV, the system delivers power to the facility, reducing the need for conventional power generation during night-time and overcast conditions.

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