US solar installations up 30% to 6.2 GW in 2014

first_imgUS solar installations up 30% to 6.2 GW in 2014Solar accounted for 32% of new generating capacity in the U.S. last year, beating out both wind energy and coal for the second year in a row, according to GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association. March 10, 2015 Edgar Meza Installations Manufacturing Markets Markets & Policy Share Solar PV installations in the United States grew 30% to 6.2 GW last year, according to a new report from GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA). In addition to newly installed PV, an additional 767 MW of concentrating solar power (CSP) came on-line in 2014, according to the U.S. Solar Market Insight 2014 Year in Review. Solar accounted for 32% of new generating capacity in the U.S. last year, beating out both wind energy and coal for the second year in a row, the study found. Only natural gas constituted a greater share of new generating capacity.For the first time in history, each of the three major U.S. market segments – utility, commercial and residential – installed more than a gigawatt of PV last year. The U.S. utility-scale segment broke the gigawatt mark in 2011 and has since grown by nearly 1 GW annually. In 2014, 3.9 GW of utility-scale PV projects came on-line with another 14 GW of projects currently under contract. The commercial segment also first installed more than 1 GW in 2011 but has not shared the same success as the utility-scale segment, according to the report. In 2014, the commercial segment installed just over 1 GW, down 6% from 2013. “Many factors have contributed to this trend, ranging from tight economics to difficulty financing small commercial installations,” the report found. GTM Research nevertheless expects 2015 to be a bounce-back year for the commercial segment, highlighted by a resurgence in California. The U.S. residential segment’s 1.2 GW in 2014 marks its first time surpassing 1 GW. SEIA pointed out that residential continued to be the fastest-growing market segment in the U.S., with 2014 marking three consecutive years of greater than 50% annual growth. “Without question, the solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC) has helped to fuel our industry’s remarkable growth. Today the U.S. solar industry has more employees than tech giants Google, Apple, Facebook and Twitter combined,” said SEIA President and CEO Rhone Resch. Making a case for the ITC, Resch added that since the tax credit was passed in 2006, the solar industry has created more than 150,000 jobs and investment in solar installations nationwide has reached $66 billion. “We now have 20 GW of installed solar capacity – enough to power 4 million U.S. homes – and we’re helping to reduce harmful carbon emissions by 20 million metric tons a year,” Resch pointed out. “By any measurement, the ITC has been a huge success for both our economy and environment.” GTM Research forecasts the U.S. PV market to grow 31% in 2015. The utility segment is expected to account for 59% of the forecasted 8.1 GW of PV. “Solar PV was a $13.4 billion market in the U.S. in 2014, up from just $3 billion in 2009,” said Shayle Kann, senior vice president at GTM Research. “And this growth should continue throughout 2015 thanks to falling solar costs, business model innovation, an attractive political and regulatory environment and increased availability of low-cost capital.” Additional findings in the report included:Popular content Enabling aluminum in batteries Mark Hutchins 27 April 2021 pv-magazine.com Scientists in South Korea and the UK demonstrated a new cathode material for an aluminum-ion battery, which achieved impressive results in both speci… ITRPV: Large formats are here to stay Mark Hutchins 29 April 2021 pv-magazine.com The 2021 edition of the International Technology Roadmap for Photovoltaics (ITRPV) was published today by German engineering association VDMA. 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PGE completes Tucannon River Wind Farm

first_imgRenewablesNew ProjectsWind 12.16.2014 Linkedin Twitter Facebook Renewable project management firm Bradley acquired by Bureau Veritas Facebook No posts to display Avista considering RNG on way to net-zero carbon goals By chloecox – RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Portland General Electric Co. (NYSE:POR) announced its Tucannon River Wind Farm, located near Dayton, Washington, is in service. The wind farm represents PGE’s second fully owned and operated large-scale wind project, with 116 Siemens (NYSE:SI) turbines and a total installed capacity of 267-MW. The plant is expected to produce an average of 101-MWs.“Tucannon River Wind Farm is a key infrastructure investment that will serve our customers with clean, renewable energy for decades to come,” said Jim Piro, PGE president and CEO. “Tucannon River supports a balanced, diverse energy portfolio for reliable, reasonably priced power. The new wind farm will also help PGE meet Oregon’s Renewable Portfolio Standard, which requires us to supply 15 percent of the electricity our customers use from qualified renewable resources by 2015 and 25 percent by 2025.”Tucannon River was built by renewable power developer Renewable Energy Systems Americas Construction Inc, with final construction costs expected to be approximately $500 million.PGE customers will benefit from power produced at the wind farm through a new interconnection at Central Ferry Substation, constructed by the Bonneville Power Administration. Read more wind energy news Previous articleIberdrola to build combined cycle gas turbine power plant in MassachusettsNext articleNTE Carolinas signs PPA with Greenwood, SC chloecox PGE completes Tucannon River Wind Farm Linkedin TAGSPGE Twitter Voith Hydro supplying pumped storage equipment to pair with Idaho combined solar-wind project last_img read more

Visiting Assistant/Associate Professor of Design and Technology Position ID: F00247P

first_imgUniversity of Texas at Arlington (UTA)Department of Theatre ArtsVisiting Assistant/Associate Professorof Design and TechnologyPosition ID: F00247PThe Department of Theatre Arts at The University of Texasat Arlington invites applications for anine-month Visiting Assistant/Associate Professor ofDesign and Technology beginning September 1,2021. This is a one-year appointment with possible renewal.Applicants should have expertise in one or more of the followingareas: Scenography, Scenic Design, LightingDesign, Projection Design, Costume Design, Sound Design, orany combination within the Design and Technologyarea.Responsibilities The responsibilities of the faculty member in this nine-monthposition include, but are not limited to: Teach a 2/2 course load in the Design and Technologyconcentration. Assignments may include: 1) teaching in areasof expertise, 2) Mentoring student designers andtechnicians.Designing for our ambitious production season.Provide leadership to full and part-time faculty and studentswithin the Design/Tech area, including but not limited toshort-term and long-term planning, organization, productionprocesses, curriculum review and development.Engage in service on Departmental, College, and Universitylevels. This may include serving on committees and participating inrecruitmentOther duties as assignedFaculty members at UTA are expected to excel atteaching and mentoring students that are broadly diverse regardingrace, ethnicity, socio-economic status, gender, and sexualorientation. A demonstrated commitment to and excellence inteaching diverse student populations, including first generationcollege students.Required Qualifications: A terminal degree (MFA, PhD, or equivalent) in at least one ofthe following: Scenography, Scenic Design, Lighting Design,Projection Design, or any combination within the DT area.Exhibit strong leadership, management, artistic, and collaborativeskills. Evidence of teaching and working with a culturally andan ethnically diverse community.Visiting Assistant Professor requirements: Designexperience in professional non-profit and/or commercial theatre isrequired.Visiting Associate Professor requirements: ExtensiveDesign experience in professional, non-profit and/or commercialtheatre, and demonstrated leadership in a Design and Technologyprogram is required.Preferred Qualifications Active membership in USA829Teaching experience at college levelExperience in multipledesign/tech areas Evidence of research or creative activity in the candidate’sfield or demonstrated potential for success.Salary is competitive and commensurate withqualifications and experience, pending budget approval.The Department of Theatre Arts offers BA and BFA degrees and aminor in Dance: https://theatre.uta.edu. TheUniversity of Texas at Arlington is a Carnegie Research-1 “veryhigh research activity” institution. With a student enrollment ofapproximately 60,000 globally, UTA is rapidly becoming one of thelargest institutions in the State of Texas. The campus andMetroplex area offer a wide variety of cultural and recreationalopportunities including museums, concerts, theatre, professionalsports, and other interests: https://visitdfw.com; https://utatickets.com.Contact Information For more information or questions about the faculty job posting,please contact the Search Chair, Professor AndrewGaupp, [email protected] apply applicants should go to http://uta.peopleadmin.com/ andsubmit the following materials: 1) cover letter, 2) curriculumvita, 3) a link to work samples/portfolio, 4) statement of teachingphilosophy 5) unofficial copy of terminal transcript (officialcopies requested later), and 6) the names and contact informationof three professional references. A review of applications willbegin immediately and will continue until the position isfilled.UTA is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action institution.Minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities areencouraged to apply. Additionally, the University prohibitsdiscrimination in employment on the basis of sexual orientation. Acriminal background check will be conducted on finalists. UTA is atobacco-free campus.last_img read more

Go-Ahead London to replace fuelling equipment with Identic

first_imgGo-Ahead London has placed an order with Identic AB to upgrade 23 lanes of fuelling equipment at 14 depots. The new systems will replace older Identic refuelling equipment that is now at the end of its lives. Installation will be handled by TSG UK Solutions, which is Identic’s distributor in the UK.The upgraded equipment will include Identic’s new CE10 lane terminal. It is an ethernet-enabled device that controls all functions in the fuelling lane, including the spill-free vehicle refilling (SVR) system.Says Go-Ahead London Engineering Director Richard Harrington: “We have used Identic spill-free refilling on our bus fleet for more than 20 years. The depot upgrades will ensure that we continue to benefit from Identic’s investment in SVR and the time and environmental benefits that the system provides.”Adds Identic AB Managing Director Richard Holt: “The Identic CE10 is our latest state of the art fuelling lane terminal. It has an all-new colour touch-screen display and advanced remote diagnostic capabilities. These Go-Ahead London site upgrades will benefit from the increased reliability and greater connectivity that the CE10 offers.”www.identic.selast_img read more

UK trade secretary: Chequers Brexit plan ‘not dead’

first_imgThe government’s decision on Monday to agree to the Brexiteers’ amendments in order to fend off a rebellion led to the resignation of another member of May’s government: pro-European Defense Minister Guto Bebb.It comes as “no surprise” that there are “strong feelings” on Brexit and on the question of Britain’s future relationship with the EU, Fox said, adding that the government’s main problem is that it lacks a majority in the House of Commons.In reference to renewed calls to organize a second Brexit referendum, Fox added: “The argument is finished. Voters have given us clear instructions to leave.” It is now up to MPs to decide on the “message” they want to send to the EU27.”The people elected a party that supported and honored the referendum,” he said. “It’s our democratic duty to stop fighting the referendum over and over and implement it.” Also On POLITICO Official Brexit campaign Vote Leave fined £61K By Gabriela Galindo Theresa May narrowly avoids House of Commons defeat as Tory split worsens By Tom McTague and Annabelle Dickson British Trade Secretary Liam Fox today brushed off claims that Theresa May’s new Brexit plan is “dead,” after the government conceded on a series of so-called wrecking amendments put forward by Brexiteer MPs.”The wording of yesterday’s amendments was very close to the government’s white paper,” Fox told the BBC’s Today program. “As far as I can see from the amendments itself … it’s a bit of a copy paste from the white paper, which is why the government accepted them.”The white paper — which outlines the government’s position on the U.K.’s future relationship with the EU — was published last week, following a Cabinet agreement on May’s new Brexit plan at Chequers, which triggered a string of high-profile resignations, including former Brexit Secretary David Davis and former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson.last_img read more

Report: 911 Calls to Cleveland Jail Has Tripled

first_imgCLEVELAND — The number of EMS calls coming from jail inmatesis straining the system, according to a report. Cuyahoga County Sheriff David Schilling tells the station the numbers spike when there is no jail doctor working. FOX 8 reports Cleveland EMS already struggles to handle the volume of 911 calls from citizens. Add on top of that the number of inmates who are taken to the hospital, which has tripled. Related: Calif. Firefighters Outline Problems Responding to Medical Calls at Jail Above photo: A Cleveland EMS ambulance via the city’s Twitter page. The Cuyahoga County Council Public Safety Committee reportedlysays it does not know why the number of inmates leaving for emergencies has skyrocketed. “That’s when we have more calls for inmates taken to thehospital during the weekends and during the nighttime hours,” he said. Taxpayers are on the hook for inmates’ medical bills and thecosts to have deputies stand guard at the hospital. “We’ve got to get to the bottom of this,” said Public Safety Committee Chairman Michael Gallagher. “It looks like we’re losing a lot of money. And it’s gotta make sense.”last_img read more

Chef Andrés Turns Michelin-Starred Restaurants into Kitchens Serving Take-Out Food to Anyone Who Needs It

first_imgRELATED: Corner Store Owner Gives Away More Than $6,000 in Free Goods to Seniors Preparing for QuarantinesThe makeshift soup kitchens will begin serving takeout meals starting today between noon and 5PM. Furthermore, all of his employees will be getting paid time off for the first two weeks.Andrés’s charity, World Central Kitchen, has also been serving up meals to people affected by the coronavirus, including the quarantined cruise ship passengers and staffers aboard the Grand Princess.From Little Rock, Arkansas to San Francisco, the charity has already served up several thousand meals to students and families amidst school closures. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreFor years, Chef José Andrés and his charity have been praised for feeding the world’s most vulnerable people—and now, he is turning his own 5-star restaurants into food kitchens for families who may be having trouble making ends meet during the COVID-19 outbreaks.Although Andrés announced that this restaurants will be closed to the general public until further notice, the celebrity chef did say that eight of his acclaimed Washington D.C. and New York City locations would still be serving gourmet food to out-of-work families and struggling workers.The soup kitchen employees will be asking for $7 per to-go meal, but for “those who cannot afford to pay, we will welcome as well,” Andrés added in a statement. Pass On The Positivity By Sharing The Good News With Your Friends On Social Media…AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

SM North Indians and other Native American mascots in SMSD would be retired with new policy

first_imgSeveral Shawnee Mission schools could have new mascots by the end of the school year.The Shawnee Mission Board of Education is on track to consider a new mascot policy as early as at its Jan. 25 regular meeting, which could lead to several mascots in the district being changed — including the Indians of Shawnee Mission North High School — by the end of the 2020-2021 school year.The process is advancing after a SM North alumni-led group started a petition this summer pressing the district to change the high school’s Indian mascot, as well as other mascots referencing Native Americans, such as the Belinder Elementary Braves.Last month, the district’s policy committee agreed to review and draft language to potentially make changes.Jamie Borgman, Shawnee Mission Northwest area board member, said she wants to ensure the community understands why the committee took on the mascot policy in the first place.“I just want our community to understand that the purpose of this [new policy] is to make changes based on our strategic plan and the public outcry,” SM Northwest area board member Jamie Borgman said during Thursday’s policy committee meeting.“We don’t want people to feel like we’re doing this work just to do the work.”Policy details and potential implementationUnder the new policy, if adopted by the full SMSD board of education, Native American mascots would not be in compliance, said Sara Goodburn, SM North area board member.Sara Goodburn, SM North area member and policy committee chairperson, said the new policy language regarding mascots would be listed directly after current policy language that prohibits discrimination, harassment and retaliation, listed as policy AC. Goodburn read through the policy draft that outlines the role of mascots and defines the term.The policy language includes a list of five requirements all school mascots must meet, and a clause addressing how to handle mascots that fail to meet those standards. After some discussion and editing, the committee finalized the following requirements for all district mascots:Mascots will not be derogatory or offensive to a person or class of persons based on a protected class as defined in policy AC (found here, though it includes a person’s race, color, national origin and ancestry).Mascots will not make reference toward a person or class of persons based on a protected class as defined in policy AC.Mascots will be culturally and racially sensitive and appropriate.Mascots will depict individuals with fairness, dignity and respect.Mascots will not run counter to the district’s mission of creating a fully unified, equitable and inclusive culture.How mascot removal would workAnd the committee agreed to this language that address what would happen to mascots not in compliance with the new standards:If the board determines that a mascot fails to comply with this policy, then the mascot will be retired and a new mascot for the school will be selected through a process approved by the superintendent.Under the new policy, if adopted by the full SMSD board of education, Native American mascots would not be in compliance, Goodburn said.After the policy’s adoption, the board would need to adopt a resolution stating which mascots fail to comply — which would be reviewed by legal counsel, superintendent Mike Fulton said Thursday.If the policy is adopted and a resolution to retire a particular school’s mascot is passed, Fulton would work with individual principals to identify a transition process that would work for their school’s community. The process is anticipated to differ from school to school, specifically from elementary schools to middle and high schools.Students, Fulton said, have a role in helping choose a new school mascot, and once a new mascot goes through the community and school administration, SMSD’s superintendent would have the final approval.Fulton said a new mascot for any school would not be his choice, but the final decision would come back to him “as a safeguard.”Where the timeline standsThe full board of education is set to have a first reading of the new mascot policy at its Dec. 21 board meeting. The policy committee will reconvene on Jan. 7 to discuss any potential changes to the draft, and it will go before the board for consideration — and to be potentially approved — as early as Jan. 25.Shawnee Mission Superintendent Mike Fulton said while not everything with mascot imagery can be changed overnight, a new mascot could likely be decided on within one semester.Fulton said changes in schools’ signage, team uniforms and other logistical factors would not happen overnight. Although the full implementation of new mascots might take time, Fulton said the decision on a new mascot could be made within the same semester, suggesting schools like SM North could have new mascots by the end of the 2020-21 school year.“It’s not unreasonable to think it can be done by the end of the school year, by the following school year,” Fulton said. “There are considerations to make sure the process really has time to vet itself out.”Public inputThe public can provide comments on the new policy on Dec. 21, though the board will not formally vote on at that meeting in an effort to hear from varying perspectives.Two opposing groups, led by SM North alums, have remained active promoting their differing opinions on the issue through online petitions and Facebook groups.One petition “Change the SMN Mascot by the School’s 100th Anniversary” has gained more than 3,400 signatures. The counter-petition, urging the mascot to remain has gained more than 2,700 signatures.Borgman said changing the district’s Native American mascots is something that’s been discussed for years, and as a result, it might merit waiving the first reading. Jessica Hembree, Shawnee Mission South area member, said while she’s enthusiastic about the new policy, she thinks it should travel at the same speed as anything else.“I want to see this pass super bad, I’m glad we’re taking this up, but I keep reminding myself I don’t think it should move any faster or any slower than any other policy based on its content,” Hembree said.last_img read more

Why women ‘opt out’ of the workforce

first_imgYahoo India: Washington, July 29 (ANI): A new research from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University have explained why many Americans fail to see persistent gender barriers between man and women at work front.The research demonstrates that the common American assumption that behaviour is a product of personal choice fosters the belief that opportunities are equal and that gender barriers no longer exist in today’s workplace.The study suggested that the assumption that women “opt out” of the workforce, or have the choice between career or family, promotes the belief that individuals are in control of their fates and are unconstrained by the environment.“Although we’ve made great strides toward gender equality in American society, significant obstacles still do, in fact, hold many women back from reaching the upper levels of their organizations,” said co-author Nicole M. Stephens, assistant professor of management and organizations at the Kellogg School of Management.“In our research, we sought to determine how the very idea of ‘opting out,’ or making a choice to leave the workplace, may be maintaining these social and structural barriers by making it more difficult to recognize gender discrimination,” added Stephens.Read the whole story: Yahoo India More of our Members in the Media >last_img read more

FBI Charges Los Lunas Man With Making Threats

first_imgThe FBI has arrested Lawrence Kenneth Garcia, 49, of Los Lunas on a federal complaint charging him with making threats using interstate communications.Garcia was arrested Tuesday, Nov. 5 in Albuquerque. He had an initial appearance Wednesday, Nov. 6 in U.S. District Court in Albuquerque and a preliminary/detention hearing was set for Thursday, Nov. 7.The U.S. Secret Service assisted with the investigation.The public is reminded all defendants are considered innocent unless convicted in a court of law. FBI News:last_img