New solar plants equipped with electricity-storage capacity are proliferating across the U.S.

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享S&P Global Market Intelligence ($):The solar energy industry has achieved its long-time quest to become cost-competitive with conventional power across wide swaths of the United States. Now it is on to a new mission: saving that energy for later.Large-scale solar power plants coupled with energy storage systems are multiplying in the U.S., as developers and grid operators seek to smooth the variable output of solar plants by storing the electricity they produce for peak power demand in the evening. At least 51 such hybrid systems 1 MW and larger are online or planned, according to S&P Global Market Intelligence data. Operational systems total 783 MW of solar capacity tied to 492 MW of storage for various periods of time, while planned projects account for 3,228 MW of solar integrated with 2,888 MW of storage.Many of these solar-plus-storage projects are concentrated in the Southwest. Hawaii and the Northeast also have multiple projects planned or underway. Beyond known projects with identifiable developers, many more solar-plus-storage power plants are earlier in the development process. Grid operator interconnection queues and recent responses to utility requests for proposals show several thousand megawatts of additional potential.In response to Xcel Energy Inc.’s recent request for proposals, for instance, developers pitched 57 projects in Colorado for more than 10,000 MW of battery-backed photovoltaics. The California ISO’s generator interconnection queue, as of May 24, showed 16 projects coupling 3,340 MW of solar PV with 2,532 MW of batteries. Another 14 solar-plus-storage projects with a combined maximum output of more than 5,000 MW were exploring interconnection in Arizona Public Service Co.’s territory, as of April 4. Additional large-scale battery-backed solar projects are under study in the ISO New England, New Mexico and PJM Interconnection.“I see a future with more battery and solar combinations,” Jeff Burke, director of resource planning at APS, said in an interview.On new energy frontier, solar-plus-storage plants proliferate New solar plants equipped with electricity-storage capacity are proliferating across the U.S.last_img read more

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Everton coach tasks in-form Iwobi

first_imgRelatedPosts Fulham keen on Lookman loan deal Super Eagles stars model new national team jersey EPL: Calvert-Lewin treble fires Everton past West Brom Marco Silva has challenged Alex Iwobi to continue providing “high-quality, creativity and goals” as the deadline-day signing aims to build on an impressive start to his Everton career. The 23-year-old forward had scored in each of his first two starts for the Blues, finding the back of the net with accomplished headers in Everton’s 4-2 Carabao Cup victory at Lincoln City and 3-2 Premier League success against Wolverhampton Wanderers. Iwobi’s speed, penetration and intelligent use of the ball had seen him seamlessly slot into manager Silva’s progressive Everton team. And having already showcased his goal-scoring instinct, Silva had backed Iwobi to continue providing decisive contributions in the final third of the pitch. “It is something I will demand from him more and more,” the manager told evertontv. “With the quality he has – I am 100 per cent sure he will give important things for us. “He will give high quality in our attack. He can provide creativity, playing from the left or behind the striker as an offensive midfielder. “And if he can – and I am sure he can – score more goals, it will help the team. “The first time I met with him, it was something I put in his mind [his ability to score goals]. “If you look at our wingers and the players in forward positions, it is something I demand from them. “Richarlison scored many, many goals last season, Theo scored some. “I want more from the other two [Iwobi and Bernard]. “Bernard started the season with a goal in the second game, which was important for him. Alex has done the same thing now.” Iwobi had been in international action for Nigeria this week, starting as his country battled out a 2-2 draw in a friendly match against Ukraine in Dnipro on Tuesday. His attention will now turn to sustaining his fine Everton form, when the Toffees take on Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium on Sunday (2pm). Everton had scored a total of seven goals in Iwobi’s two starting appearances, and Silva believed the forward’s blend of attributes had added a fresh dimension to the Toffees’ attack. “He has quality in that final decision,” Silva explained. “In our attack, he is a really important player. “He can see the space, he can see the solutions, he can see his teammates in the best position to score. “In those moments he will help us, because in our last decision he will raise the level of our squad.”Tags: alex iwobiEvertonMarco Silvalast_img read more

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Cricket News Virat Kohli’s ‘short run’ proves costly for India in Vizag ODI tie against West Indies

first_imgRead More | Rishi Kapoor and Ranbir Kapoor have ‘star struck’ moment with De NiroLooking at the result, had Kohli completed the run, the result in Vizag would have been a win to India and a comfortable 2-0 lead in the series. However, the short run will make Kohli unhappy and one would be hoping that such a result is not repeated. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Virat Kohli owned the Vizag ODI by breaking records effortlessly. Not only did the Indian cricket team skipper score his second consecutive century, he became the fastest to 10,000 ODI runs beating the previous mark set by Sachin Tendulkar. Following his century in Guwahati, Kohli continued his phenomenal run-making prowess in Vizag and took the West Indies bowlers to the cleaners.Kohli’s unbeaten 157, his fourth 150+ score, helped India reach 321/6. However, a determined effort from Shai Hope (123*) and Shimron Hetmyer (94) helped West Indies tie the game. In hindsight, the key factor in Kohli’s knock not giving India the win was Kohli’s basic mistake while batting.Read More | Naagin-3: The showstopper on BARC TRP ratingIn the 11th over of the Indian innings bowled by off-spinner Ashley Nurse, Kohli worked a ball towards widish long on and set off for a couple. However, when he completed the run, he realised to his horror that he had committed a mistake. The second run was deemed short and thus it was deducted and the Indian skipper realised his mistake and admonished himself.Replays showed that when he turned to take the second run, the bat did not cross the line at the non-striker’s end. At that time, Kohli would not have known that such a mistake would prove to be costly.last_img read more

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2018 WCQ: Andre Ayew recovers, fit for Tuesday’s Comoros battle

first_imgGhana have received a boost with the news that Andre Ayew will start against Comoros on Tuesday.Reports from the Stars camp indicate that despite widely felt fears about a knee problem, the Swansea star is in good health. This has been accentuated by his participation in the team’s training session on Monday.The Black Stars need a win against their island visitors who held them to a 0-0 draw on Friday, in a game where Ayew was a clear standout.Despite having ice on his knee on Saturday in the recovery training at the Accra Sports Stadium after returning from Comoros, team news indicates that Ghana’s talisman will be fine.Swansea are watching keenly, considering how key he has been for the English Premier League club this season – and they’d want him ready for their game with Bournemouth on Saturday.For Ghana, he may be the key to getting a place in the group stages of 2018 World Cup qualifying locked down. –Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more

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