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Bravus Mining and Resources’ renewables arm Adani Green Energy (AGEL) has been named the second-largest global solar photovoltaic (PV) developer in the world.

Revealed in Mercom Capital Group’s latest annual global report, the rank was bestowed owing to outstanding performance and contribution to the renewable energy landscape.

With a total solar capacity of 18.1 gigawatts encompassing operational, under-construction, and awarded projects, the company said the ranking solidifies its position in the global solar energy sector.

“We are committed to largescale renewables, developing an indigenous fully integrated manufacturing ecosystem and green hydrogen solutions,” Adani Group chair Gautam Adani said.

“At the Adani portfolio level, a total investment of $75 billion by 2030 on our energy transition initiatives will further our vision to have 45 gigawatt renewable energy capacity by 2030 and strengthen the pivotal role played by AGEL in India’s glide path to decarbonisation.”

The announcement follows Bravus’ celebration late last month of a record 10 million tonnes of Queensland coal transported by the Bowen Rail Company (BRC) from the Carmichael coal mine in the Isaac region of Queensland.

Making its way to the North Queensland export terminal, the trek has created 180 jobs since the freight journey began.

“In just three years we’ve gone from a team of 10 people working on William Street to a thriving group of about 180 employees working across our rail operations, network control, health and safety, maintenance, environment, and professional functions,” BRC general manager Brendan Lake said.

The announcement of Bravus’ confirmation of a global solar player is the just latest milestone in its renewable energy ambitions.

In August, the mining major revealed its Queensland Rugby Run solar farm had achieved its best month ever for solar PV production.

Overall, the facility produces 185,000 megawatt hours of power a year from its 247,000 solar panels, making it among the best performing solar generation assets in Australia.