31 Dec
2020

BNEF: Corporate Renewable Investments Are Soaring

first_imgBNEF: Corporate Renewable Investments Are Soaring FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Bloomberg:AT&T Inc. and Walmart Inc. are among 36 businesses, government agencies and universities that have agreed to buy 3.3 gigawatts of wind and solar power so far this year. That’s on track to shatter the previous high of 4.8 gigawatts of disclosed deals last year, according to a report Monday by Bloomberg New Energy Finance.One of the key reasons is that smaller companies are more comfortable doing these deals now. “There’s a blueprint now,” said Kyle Harrison, a New York-based analyst at Bloomberg New Energy Finance. “So it’s a lot easier for other companies to do it.” In addition to the 4.8 gigawatts in announced deals last year, BNEF also estimates 600 megawatts of undisclosed contracts were signed in Asia.The gains are also due to local renewables program and growing demand in international markets like Mexico and Australia.Google and other big technology companies have driven the trend, but the pool of clean-power buyers is deepening. Smaller companies have benefited from growing standardization in the ways companies agree to buy clean energy. Sometimes these companies are recruited to buy wind and solar power from the same power plant as larger buyers that function “like anchor tenants,” Harrison said.More: Businesses Are Buying More Renewable Power Than Ever Beforelast_img read more

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28 Sep
2020

Eco Wave Power wins Energy Globe Award

first_img Eco Wave Power eyes 20MW power plant in Portugal Eco Wave Power integrated eight solar panels on the surface of its eight floaters, operational in Gibraltar. Each panel has the installed capacity of 330 watts, thus, all eight panels have an installed capacity of 2.640 kw. Goal of the Award is to present successful sustainable projects to a broad audience, for many of our environmental problems already have good, feasible solutions. Business developments & projects In April, EWP also signed an official concession agreement with port administrator APDL to use an area potentially suitable for the construction and operation of an up-to-20-MW wave energy power plant in Portugal. The Gibraltar project , co-funded by the European Union Regional Development Fund and the European Commission’s Horizon2020 program is a step towards the commercialization of the EWP technology, the company said in March. Eco Wave Power will carry out long term testing of the newly installed equipment, with the vision of reviewing the possibility of integrating solar panels in all its future installations. The equipment, installation and grid connection works of the solar panels have been carried out by Metaelect System, from Spain.center_img Posted: 5 months ago Categories: In addition to Jaffa Port, EWP also recently set up a new combined wave and solar system in Gibraltar. Eco Wave Power has won the Energy Globe Award for its combined wave and solar project in the Port of Jaffa, Israel. The Energy Globe Award was founded in 1999 by the Austrian energy pioneer Wolfgang Neumann and is one of today’s most prestigious environmental awards. Posted: 5 months agolast_img read more

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19 Sep
2020

Ashwin falls just short of 80-year-old record

first_imgINDIA’s Ravichandran Ashwin has become the second-fastest bowler in Test history to take 200 Test wickets, reaching the milestone on day four of the first Test against New Zealand.Ashwin claimed three wickets early in NZ’s second innings, moving to 200 Test wickets in just his 37th TestThe Indian spinner sits behind only Australia’s great legspinner Clarrie Grimmett, who still hold the record mark of 36 Tests, achieved in 1936.Australian paceman Dennis Lillee, Pakistan’s Waqar Younis (both with 200 wickets in 38 Tests) and South Africa’s Dale Steyn (39 Tests) are the only other players in history to reach 200 wickets in less than 40 Tests.Ashwin may well have joined Grimmett in reaching the milestone in 36 Tests had the fourth Test against the West Indies last month not been restricted to just 22 overs due to an unsatisfactory outfield in Trinidad and Tobago.Ashwin easily eclipsed the Indian record of the fastest to 200 wickets, beating the previous mark of 46 Tests held by fellow off-spinner Harbhajan SinghHaving claimed four wickets in New Zealand’s first innings, all members of the tourists’ top seven, Ashwin put the Black Caps on the back foot in their unlikely pursuit of 434 for victory in Kanpur.He had out-of-form opener Martin Guptill caught in close by Murali Vijay for a duck before trapping Tom Latham in front just four balls later.And after a long wait, including a close lbw shout and a dropped catch off his bowling, Ashwin trapped NZ skipper Kane Williamson in front for 25 to complete the record.Ashwin is the sixth-fastest to the 200-wicket milestone in terms of time taken, reaching the mark four years and 324 days since he made his debut on November 6, 2011.Australian Shane Warne remains the fastest to the 200-wicket mark from his debut, while legendary allrounder Kapil Dev remains the fastest Indian.It took Grimmett almost 11 years to reach the milestone.Of Ashwin’s 200 Test wickets to date, 133 have come from just 20 Tests on home soil, including 13 five-wicket hauls and three of ten for the match.FASTEST TO 200 TEST WICKETS (Tests played)36 Tests – Clarrie Grimmett (Australia)37 Tests – Ravichandran Ashwin (India)38 Tests – Dennis Lillee (Australia)38 Tests – Waqar Younis (Pakistan)39 Tests – Dale Steyn (South Africa)FASTEST TO 200 TEST WICKETS (Time from debut)Shane Warne (Australia) – 3y, 340d (42 Tests)Graeme Swann (England) – 3y, 348d (48 Tests)Ian Botham (England) – 4y, 30d (41 Tests)Kapil Dev (India) – 4y, 146d (50 Tests)Steve Harmison (England) – 4y, 303d (53 Tests)Ravichandran Ashwin (India) – 4y, 324d (37 Tests)last_img read more

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