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Tennessee Valley Authority takes first step into solar plus storage market

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Greentech Media:The Tennessee Valley Authority announced this week that it has contracted for 484 megawatts of solar power in the past two months, part of its push to expand its clean energy portfolio and reduce its reliance on coal power.The awards announced this week, which include one 200-megawatt solar system paired with a 50 megawatts/200 megawatt-hour battery system, will increase the TVA’s share of solar generation by 44 percent. The seven-state federal power agency gets less than 3 percent of its power from wind and solar today, compared to 39 percent nuclear, 26 percent natural gas, 21 percent coal-fired, and 10 percent hydropower.But TVA’s long-range integrated resource plan (IRP) calls for adding between 1,500 and 8,000 megawatts of solar by 2028, along with up to 2,400 megawatts of energy storage, to serve the utilities and customers it supplies across seven states. By 2038, TVA could see as much as 14 gigawatts of solar on its system, a rate of increase that equates to roughly 700 megawatts per year over the next 20 years.The winning projects announced Tuesday were selected out of a total of 3,700 megawatts of proposals submitted to an April 2019 RFP for TVA’s newly launched Green Invest program, which is aimed at providing large corporate power purchasers with renewable energy. It’s modeled on the work TVA has done with big data center customers like Facebook and Google, which are demanding 100-percent clean energy options from utilities across the Southeast.The first Green Invest project, a 35-megawatt solar system developed by Nashville-based Silicon Ranch in partnership with Vanderbilt University and municipal utility Nashville Electric Service, was announced in January. Silicon Ranch will also be developing a solar project of up to 80 megawatts in Madison County, Tennessee.Florida-based developer Origis Energy won two contracts, including a 100-megawatt solar farm in Obion County, Tenn., and a 200-megawatt solar system with 200 megawatt-hours of batteries in Lowndes County, Mississippi. Spanish developer OPD Energy will develop a fifth, 69-megawatt project in Simpson County, Kentucky. [Jeff St. John]More: Tennessee Valley Authority adds 484MW of solar, plus 50MW of batteries Tennessee Valley Authority takes first step into solar plus storage marketlast_img read more

‘We have to be better’ demands Van Bronckhorst after China debut loss

first_img“I don’t think he’s creating any danger (Li), the player goes away from goal and in the 18-yard box you have to keep him in front of you,” said Van Bronckhorst.”I think this is a penalty we could have avoided.”Van Bronckhorst added: “We have 13 games to go and we have to be in much better shape for the coming games because the way we played today is not the way I want to see and not the way we can play.”The CSL kicked off on Saturday five months late because of the coronavirus with all matches played in Suzhou or Dalian and behind closed doors in a revamped format.  Giovanni van Bronckhorst said his Guangzhou R&F side must move on quickly from “a very disappointing night” after a 3-0 defeat in the former Barcelona star’s first match as a coach in the Chinese Super League.Ex-Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Mousa Dembele conceded a penalty, one of two given away by R&F, as they began the coronavirus-delayed season by losing to Roberto Donadoni’s Shenzhen.Van Bronckhorst, a Champions League winner with Barcelona in 2006, will need to lift his squad quickly for a derby clash with Fabio Cannavaro’s reigning CSL champions Guangzhou Evergrande on Thursday.  “Overall a very disappointing night for myself, for the team, for the club, not being able to start the league with that first win,” said the 45-year-old former Dutch captain following Sunday’s defeat behind closed doors in Dalian.Van Bronckhorst, who also played for Arsenal and moved to China following a successful spell as Feyenoord coach, was particularly unhappy that R&F conceded two penalties in quick succession.Shenzhen scored both, in the 64th and 70th minutes, with R&F already trailing at half-time thanks to an own goal.For the first penalty, the 33-year-old Dembele caught Li Yuanyi’s heel in the box.center_img Topics :last_img read more

Robin van Persie and Ian Wright criticise Unai Emery after Arsenal’s draw with Manchester United

first_imgNicolas Pepe struggled to make an impact against Manchester United (AMA/Getty Images)‘You’ve got a centre-half playing at left-back [Axel Tuanzebe] and not enough pressure put on him.‘I think [Nicolas] Pepe has got to do a lot more at the moment, we want to see a lot more from him.‘But I have to go back to the coach, he wasn’t positive enough for me.’More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityWhen asked for his verdict on Emery, Van Persie replied: ‘I agree. The way they started in the second half they should have started the first half.‘More pressure, chasing the game. Even though you’re just starting the game, try to win it.‘Try to play positive, try to attack.‘They waited 45 minutes for that, it’s too late playing in a game like that.’More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errors Robin van Persie believes Arsenal took the wrong approach against Manchester United (Optus Sport)Robin van Persie and Ian Wright have criticised Unai Emery for his tactical approach following Arsenal’s 1-1 draw with Manchester United on Monday evening.Arsenal fell behind shortly before the half-time break following Scott McTominay’s strike but the Gunners secured a point through Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s goal, which was overturned by VAR after it was initially ruled out for offside.Emery’s side improved as the game progressed but both Wright and Van Persie were unhappy with the way the Spaniard set up his side at Old Trafford.‘The disappointing thing from my side of it, when you look at chances created, Arsenal did do as much in the second half but I think his selection initially [was wrong],’ Wright told Optus Sport.ADVERTISEMENT Advertisement Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored Arsenal’s equaliser at Old Trafford (Getty Images)‘If you get a midfielder on it who is going to at least try to get the ball into areas where he can run on to it, if he gets another chance he may score another goal.‘I think the manager is just being a bit too cautious.‘It was a Manchester United team that were lacking in a bit of confidence.‘Yes, [Marcus] Rashford and [Paul] Pogba were back but I think that Arsenal should have been a little bit more offensive and really put them under pressure. Comment Robin van Persie and Ian Wright criticise Unai Emery after Arsenal’s draw with Manchester United Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 1 Oct 2019 1:55 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link12.8kShares Unai Emery was too cautious with his tactics, according to Ian Wright (AFP/Getty Images)‘With [Granit] Xhaka being the captain it then takes it away from [Lucas] Torreira, because I think Torreira should start and he did.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘But I do believe [Dani] Ceballos should start.‘They could have the protection of Torreira and [Matteo] Guendouzi and a bit more creativity.‘Because when you see Aubameyang get one chance, he takes the chance.last_img read more

Gold Coast mansion offers ‘the best of everything’

first_imgNow that’s a theatre room! MORE NEWS: Beach house proves bigger isn’t always better No expense has been spared in the construction of this Sovereign Islands mansion at 51 Knightsbridge Pde West.THE lucky new owners of a lavish Sovereign Islands mansion won’t need to worry about keeping up with the Joneses.They will be the envy of all their neighbours after moving into the Knightsbridge Pde West residence, which raises the bar for luxury living.Crystal chandeliers, an Italian-made lift, Ralph Lauren wallpaper and floor-to-ceiling windows that frame sweeping water views are among its standout features.Prestige real estate agent Ali Mian owns the opulent five-bedroom home, which he has shared with his wife and young children for three years.He has listed the property with a $6.425 million price tag so he can design and build another property with more space for his children. The views are among its standout features.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa10 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day ago“The family needs have changed,’’ he said.“I thought maybe while they’re young I’d like to get something with more yard.”Mr Mian said it was going to be sad to leave, given it was a dream home.“I put the best of everything you can get in there because we built it for ourselves, we didn’t build it to sell,” he said.“All the chandeliers are custom built, we imported the crystals from overseas, and the lift is Italian.”It also has a wine cellar that could fit almost 1000 bottles, designer wardrobes, smart wiring throughout and balconies for each of the bedrooms. MORE NEWS: House comes with helicopter parking It is listed with a $6.425 million price tag. Chandeliers with imported crystals are featured throughout.While the interior is ostentatious, Mr Mian said the naturally beautiful outlook was the property’s most impressive feature.“I love standing outside watching boats pass by,” he said.The property is listed through Edin Kara of Ray White Sovereign Islands, which is the agency Mr Mian heads. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:51Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:51 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD576p576p432p432p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenStarting your hunt for a dream home00:51last_img read more

George’s AFN Rejects NOC’s Investigative Panel

first_imgThe NOC had on Wednesday at its board meeting in Abuja said it has set up a four-man investigative panel to mediate in the crisis rocking the AFN.“The NOC does not have the power to interfere in the internal affairs of the AFN,’’said Ebewele,who was former technical committee chairman of the federation.“What the NOC is doing is trying to assert an authority that does not exist because the body thinks Nigerians are naive and ignorant of the rules governing international sports“The AFN, for the avoidance of doubt, is only answerable to its parent body, World Athletics (formerly the International Association of Athletics Federations) which is aware of developments in the federation,’added Ebewele who querried NOC’s motive behind the so called investigative panel.“We have set up a fact finding panel to look into the infractions committed by the suspended president of the federation,Shehu Ibrahim Gusau and there is no going back,’Ebewele insists and recalled a similar ploy employed by the NOC in June this year.“In June this year,the NOC deceived us with a reconciliatory meeting where an agreement was reached inter-alia that the committees of the board should be reconstituted forthwith;decisions of the board should at all times be approved as specified in the constitution of the AFN and that due process should be followed in the administration and management of resources of the board.“But what did we get? Gusau flouted all the agreements and the sixth and final agreement says sanctions as provided in the constitution of the AFN shall be invoked in the event of a breach of the resolutions,” he explained.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram One of the members of the board of Olumide George-led Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN), Brown Ebewele on behalf of the ‘group’ has rejected the Olive branch of the Nigeria Olympic Committee(NOC) to settle waring factions claiming the ownership of the soul of the federation.The former athlete, who has been a board member of the federation said the NOC lacks the power to set up a committee to look into a perceived crisis in the federation.last_img read more