Largest subsidy-free solar farm in China begins commercial operation

first_imgLargest subsidy-free solar farm in China begins commercial operation FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享PV Magazine:China General Nuclear Power Group (CGN) has commissioned a 260 MW PV plant at a fishery in Dangtu county, in the Chinese province of Anhui.According to CGN, the plant was built by its CGN New Energy Holdings unit and is selling power through a private PPA at a price of $0.054 per kWh. The project covers a water surface of more than 400 hectares. According to its owner, construction began in mid-September and took only 98 days to complete.This week, Huawei revealed more details about the largest unsubsidized solar plant ever built in China to date. The company provided its string inverters for the facility. It said that the project was the first such installation to be approved by the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) in 2019.The plant uses an overhead large platform on which all equipment foundations are set and was deployed with 88,866 pipe piles. The developers had to face several challenges, including high requirements for fishery-solar integration and the need for piling and routing cables for water-based operations. Huawei added that O&M activities at the site will be particularly expensive and time-consuming, while noting how it also presents risks for a drop in module performance stemming from potential induced degradation (PID).China outlined its plan to spur the development of subsidy-free projects at the beginning of last year. In May, the Chinese government introduced its Mandatory Renewable Energy Consumption Mechanism, which from this year is imposing a mandatory requirement for the purchase of renewable energy on state, provincial and private grid operators, as well as electricity retailers, industrial entities with their own power generation facilities, and large electricity consumers involved in bilateral energy trading.[Emiliano Bellini]More: Chinese fishery hosting 260 MW of unsubsidized solarlast_img read more

Police confirms robbery at Whitchurch IGA Supermarket in Portsmouth

first_img Tweet LocalNews Police confirms robbery at Whitchurch IGA Supermarket in Portsmouth by: – November 21, 2011 39 Views   no discussions Share Sharecenter_img Share Sharing is caring! Police Public Relations Officer, Sergeant Kenth Matthew.Two masked men armed with what appeared to be pistols robbed H.H.V Whitchurch in Portsmouth last Thursday, making good their escape with an undetermined sum of money.Police Public Relations Officer Sergeant Kenth said “at about 8:45 on November 17th at the Portsmouth department of Whitchurch IGA when two masked men entered the building and robbed the attendant of an undetermined sum of money. The men appeared to have had pistols with them and they made good their escape without any interception. We do not know if the pistols were authentic,” he reported. He said police however got some leads on the pistols and their investigations will continue.A series of robberies have hit the island in recent times. Just last month, the McMillan Gas Station, Josephine Gabriel and Company Ltd and J E Nassief were robbed in a similar fashion.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

Stokes, Wood help England snatch win from South Africa

first_img(REUTERS)- Ben Stokes smashed a blistering century and Mark Wood bowled an excellent final over as England beat South Africa by two runs in the second one-day international in Southampton on Saturday for an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series.After Stokes’s heroics with the bat had helped England score 330 for six in their 50 overs, South Africa needed 10 runs from the last 10 balls of their innings with five wickets remaining, but an excellent final over from Wood that cost just four runs sealed victory.One worry for England ahead of the looming Champions Trophy starting on Friday is that Stokes managed to bowl only three overs in the South African innings having injured his knee in the first ODI win, but he remained on the field.“Those are the sorts of games you really want to win,” England captain Eoin Morgan said at the post-match presentation at the Rose Bowl. “You learn a lot more. The game got away from us quite a lot. Woody was awesome.”The visitors won the toss and elected to field, reducing England to 80 for three in the 16th over when Joe Root (39) was run out at the non-strikers’ end.But Stokes (101 from 79 balls) put on 95 for the fourth wicket with Morgan (45) and 77 for the fifth with Jos Buttler (65 not out) before he became a maiden ODI wicket on debut for South African left-arm spinner Keshav Maharaj.Opener Quinton de Kock (98 from 103 balls) led the South African reply before he was caught by wicketkeeper Buttler off Moeen Ali.Captain AB de Villiers pitched in with a fluent 52, but the innings looked to be faltering until Chris Morris (36 not out from 22 balls) joined David Miller (71 not out from 51 balls) in the 44th over.The pair added 62 in 39 balls for the sixth wicket and looked as though they had won the game when they needed seven off the final over bowled by Wood (0-48 in 10 overs).But the England seamer produced an excellent over of short-pitched slower balls and the pair could only manage four singles to see victory slip away.“I can’t be unhappy, we fought right to the end and probably had it in the bag for most of that last half hour,” De Villiers said.ENGLAND InningsJ. Roy b Rabada 8A. Hales c de Kock b Pretorius 24J. Root run out (Pretorius) 39E. Morgan c de Kock b Rabada 45B. Stokes c Miller b Maharaj 101J. Buttler not out 65M. Ali c de Kock b Phehlukwayo 33Extras (b-1 lb-6 w-8) 15Total (for 6 wickets, 50 overs) 330Fall of wickets: 1-12 J. Roy,2-70 A. Hales,3-80 J. Root,4-175 E. Morgan,5-252 B. Stokes,6-330 M. AliDid not bat: A. Rashid, L. Plunkett, M. Wood, J. BallBowling: K. Rabada 10 – 0 – 50 – 2(w-4), C. Morris 10 – 0 – 66 – 0(w-2),D. Pretorius 10 – 0 – 61 – 1,K. Maharaj 10 – 0 – 72 – 1, A. Phehlukwayo 10 – 1 – 74 – 1(w-2)SOUTH AFRICA InningsQ. de Kock c Buttler b Ali 98H. Amla c Morgan b Stokes 24F. du Plessis c Buttler b Plunkett 16A. de Villiers c Buttler b Plunkett 52D. Miller not out 71F. Behardien c Ali b Plunkett 17C. Morris not out 36Extras (lb-5 w-9) 14Total (for 5 wickets, 50 overs) 328Fall of wickets: 1-56 H. Amla,2-93 F. du Plessis,3-189 A. de Villiers,4-211 Q. de Kock,5-266 F. BehardienDid not bat: D. Pretorius, K. Rabada, A. Phehlukwayo, K. MaharajBowling: M. Wood 10 – 0 – 48 – 0(w-1), J. Ball 10 – 0 – 81 – 0(w-2), B. Stokes 3 – 0 – 12 – 1(w-2)L. Plunkett 10 – 0 – 64 – 3(w-3), A. Rashid 6 – 0 – 41 – 0(w-1),M. Ali 8 – 0 – 59 – 1, J. Root 3 – 0 – 18 – 0.last_img read more