31 Dec
2020

Global energy storage boom to Increase 122-fold by 2040

first_imgGlobal energy storage boom to Increase 122-fold by 2040 FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Utility Dive:Global energy storage deployment is expected to increase 122-fold over the next two decades to 1,095 GW/2,850 GWh by 2040, according to a new BloombergNEF (BNEF) report, published Wednesday.BNEF estimates this storage boom will require $662 billion of investment, even though the cost of lithium-ion batteries is expected to fall by 50% over the next decade.The research company also forecasts that renewables will account for almost 40% of the world’s electricity by 2040, up from 7% today, due to falling prices.The global transformation of the power grid toward renewable energy sources is expected to catapult the deployment of energy storage systems to new heights, while the anticipated electrification of the transportation sector and the power demand from that will help further reduce costs.BNEF pointed to the stationary storage and electric vehicle markets as the main drivers of the upcoming battery boom. “Two big changes this year are that we have raised our estimate of the investment that will go into energy storage by 2040 by more than $40 billion, and that we now think the majority of new capacity will be utility-scale, rather than behind-the-meter at homes and businesses,” Yayoi Sekine, energy storage analyst for BNEF and co-author of the report, said in a news release. Despite this positive outlook for the storage industry, S&P Global Platts Analytics identified raw material prices, fire protection and potential import tariffs as potential risks to future price reductions.More: Global storage deployments to hit 2,850 GWh by 2040, increasing 122-foldlast_img read more

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20 Sep
2020

China plans to lift lockdown on Wuhan

first_imgAfter nearly two months on lockdown, China says it plans to remove the travel ban from Wuhan where the coronavirus first begin.Provincial authorities say they are easing the travel restrictions due to a significant reduction in new infections in Hubei and with new cases dropping to zero for five consecutive days. Since then, only one new case has surfaced, a doctor at the Hubei General Hospital.The removal of the travel ban will begin in the Hubei province on Wednesday then the Wuhan area altogether on April 8th.Wuhan is considered the epicenter for the virus with 67,801 cases and 3,160 fatalities and was first placed under state-imposed lockdown on January 23rd. All forms of transportation were shutdown in the area and the city’s perimeters were locked down as well.Before making a decision on whether the travel restrictions should be removed,  China’s president visited the Wuhan area on March 10th.While the spread of the virus has slowed down considerably in Wuhan, it has spread rapidly throughout the rest of the world.380,000 have reportedly been infected with the virus with more than 16,500 deaths reported as a result of that according to figures compiled by Johns Hopkins University.Many countries and states have since issued their own lock down orders in an effort to stop the spread of the virus.last_img read more

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17 Sep
2020

Syracuse fails to win a set for 3rd straight match in loss to Virginia Tech

first_img-Compiled by Jon Mettus, staff writer, jrmettus@syr.edu Comments Published on November 27, 2014 at 6:03 pm For the third game in a row, Syracuse failed to win a set. The Orange (8-21, 1-16 Atlantic Coast) lost in three sets to Virginia Tech (16-14, 9-8) on Friday, 25-19, 25-21 and 25-16, in front of a crowd of 132 in the Women’s Building.Virginia Tech took a 7-3 lead to start the first set, but a kill by Syracuse outside hitter Silvi Uattara tied the game at 12 before right side hitter Monika Salkute followed with a kill of her own to give SU a 13-12 lead. Virginia Tech responded, though, scoring four straight points. SU never took the lead again and the set ended, 25-19.The second set was more tightly contested with the lead changing three times and the score being tied seven times. The two teams traded points early, battling to a score of 8-8 until an attack error by SU middle blocker Lindsay McCabe capped a five-point run by the Hokies.Later in the frame, Uattara converted on a set from setter Lucie Guttakovskaia to bring the Orange within two, 23-21, but two kills by Virginia Tech ended the set.Mistakes cost SU in the third frame. The Orange committed 11 errors and the game ended, 25-16, on an attack error by setter Gosia Wlaszczuk.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textMcCabe finished the game with three total blocks and is now just two blocks away from tying Jessica Paarlberg for second on Syracuse’s all-time total blocks list. Her last chance to move up on the list will come on Friday when the Orange hosts Virginia at 7 p.m. in its final game of the season.center_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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17 Sep
2020

USC claws past Arizona at home

first_imgMatt Barkley saw a lot of Carson Palmer when the Heisman Trophy winner played for USC in the early 2000s. Growing up in nearby Newport Beach, Barkley, now a junior quarterback for the Trojans, remembers Palmer’s 2002 season, the year he won the award while throwing for 3,942 yards and 33 touchdowns.Record breaking · Junior quarterback Matt Barkley threw for 468 passing yards Saturday aternoon against Arizona in USC’s 48-41 victory, besting Carson Palmer’s nine-year record of 448 passing yards. – Luciano Nunez | Daily TrojanOn Saturday, in front of a crowd of 63,707 at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Barkley shattered the former Trojan signal caller’s single-game record for passing yards with 468 of his own. Along with four touchdown passes, Barkley’s record-setting display helped lead USC (4-1, 2-1) to a narrow 48-41 victory over Arizona just one week after the team’s first loss of the season at Arizona State.“It’s crazy because I remember looking up to Carson Palmer and he’s one of my heroes,” Barkley said. “I did want to be in his shoes.”The offensive outburst, the most points USC has scored in a game this season, was needed to stave off a Wildcats team (1-4, 0-3) that also moved the ball successfully, scoring four second-half touchdowns. Behind its own seasoned signal caller in senior Nick Foles, who completed 41-of-53 pass attempts, Arizona outscored USC 29-21 in the final two quarters.“That’s a great team with some great receivers,” USC coach Lane Kiffin said of the Wildcats.For the second week in a row, USC’s defense surrendered more than 40 points, allowing 554 yards of total offense before nearly relinquishing a late two-touchdown lead. The Trojans also allowed Arizona to convert 37 first downs, the most in school history.Photo courtesy of Luciano Ninez“They went down the field a bit too easy in the second half,” Kiffin said. “We just need a full defensive game.”Leading 48-34 with less than two minutes remaining in the game, USC opted to try and convert a fourth-and-one play from its 47-yard line, but Barkley’s pass to senior wide receivers Brandon Carswell was incomplete, giving the Wildcats, who scored six plays later on a four-yard touchdown pass from Foles to freshman wide receiver Austin Hills, a shorter field.“You have the opportunity to put the game away,” Kiffin said of the decision not to punt. “We’re going to believe in our players.”But in the first half, the Trojans defense, which had forced just three interceptions all season, looked slightly different, as evidenced by its two interceptions of Foles, who had a touchdown-to-interception ratio of 10:0 prior to Saturday’s game.With 7:19 remaining in the first quarter, junior safety T.J. McDonald intercepted Foles when a pass sailed over the middle of the field.Minutes later, on the next Arizona drive after a 46-yard field goal from freshman kicker Andre Heidari gave USC a 10-0 lead, Foles was picked off by McDonald again.“To get them early changed the momentum of the game,” McDonald said. “It pumped up the team and they were able to go put points on the board.”Photo courtesy of Luciano NunezThree plays later, Barkley connected with freshman wide receiver Marqise Lee on a 38-yard touchdown pass, ballooning USC’s lead to 17. The Trojans would go on to score again in the second half on another Barkley pass, his third of the game.“They just sat back and gave us a lot of routes,” Barkley said. “And across the board, I had protection.”The defense also limited Arizona to just two scores in the first half despite 227 yards of total offense.“I was just happy with the turnovers,” Kiffin said. “It was good to see.”But the offense, which finished just 18 yards shy of 600 total yards, outshined whatever noteworthy plays the defense made.In addition to Barkley’s performance, sophomore wide receiver Robert Woods finished with 14 receptions for 255 yards and two touchdowns. Similarly, his high school teammate, freshman wideout Marqise Lee totaled 144 receiving yards and one touchdown on eight catches.Photo courtesy of Luciano Nunez“[Barkley’s] putting the ball on the money, on point every time,” Woods said. “He’s making it really easy on us because he puts it right where it needs to be.”Equally, Woods and Lee have made it easy on Barkley. Of his 32 completions, 22 went to Woods and Lee.“I’ve played with him since high school, and it’s exciting to see him grow,” Woods said of Lee. “I’m real proud of him.”Despite a young offensive line that looked particularly young a week ago in the Trojans’ 43-22 loss to Arizona State, Barkley was not sacked once against the Wildcats.“Our line was a huge component because of the protection,” Barkley said of the unit, which on average is allowing less than one sack per game. “I didn’t get touched once, except when I rolled out of the pocket. They were huge.”Photo courtesy of Luciano NunezWith the Trojans heading into a bye week before an Oct. 13 contest against California at AT&T Park in San Francisco, most players appear content with the win — at least for now.“In a sense, it is what it is,” freshman linebacker Dion Bailey said in the moments following the game. “We’ll take our wins.”last_img read more

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