SEIA: U.S. corporate demand for solar power now tops 8,350MW, and more growth is coming

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Renewables Now:The US topped 8,350 MW of commercial solar capacity after over 1,280 MW was added by corporate players in 2019, with Apple, Amazon and Walmart being the biggest consumers of solar electricity.The figures were published in a new report by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) that highlights the major role of corporations in terms of investments as they work to achieve their clean energy commitments. According to the statistics, the newly-added capacity in the commercial sector last year made 2019 the second largest year on record. Of the total capacity that was hooked to the grid by corporates last year, some 845 MW came from onsite systems.SEIA’s annual report contains data for both on-site and off-site installations.“Businesses are choosing solar energy because it can significantly curb their energy costs and add predictability during these uncertain times,” said SEIA’s president and CEO Abigail Ross Hopper. She went on to say that the corporate sector is expected to make even greater investments in solar as businesses look to address the climate crisis and reach clean energy goals.All corporate players are making strides towards their clean energy targets, some of them undertaking aggressive plans for the next decade. Among them are Google, which plans to run its data centres and corporate facilities on 100% carbon-free power by 2030 and Facebook, with its commitment to reaching net zero emissions across its value chain in 2030. The social media giant was one of the largest buyers of off-site solar in 2019 that helped it jump to the 9th spot in SEIA’s list from 27th before.SEIA anticipates that around 5 GW of off-site commercial solar capacity will be brought live over the next few years as corporations continue to be “walking the walk when it comes to their clean energy commitments.”[Veselina Petrova]More: US corporate solar market swells to 8.3 GW, Apple remains on top SEIA: U.S. corporate demand for solar power now tops 8,350MW, and more growth is cominglast_img read more

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Arsenal hero Lee Dixon slams Unai Emery’s ‘very, very poor’ team after draw with Watford

first_imgArsenal hero Lee Dixon slams Unai Emery’s ‘very, very poor’ team after draw with Watford Comment Phil HaighSunday 15 Sep 2019 9:23 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link261Shares Watford had 31 shots during the game, the most Arsenal have ever seen taken at them during a Premier League game.The Gunners seemed to be far too devoted to their plan of passing it out from the back from goal kicks, an insistence which led to Watford’s first goal.A poor effort at a pass from Sokratis Papastathopoulos in his own penalty box was intercepted by Cleverley who slotted past Bernd Leno.Sky Sports pundit Tim Cahill questioned the tactic, saying: ‘There were warnings from the goal-kicks, playing one-twos on the edge of the box and losing possession, how many times do you want to do it?’Emery attempted to dismiss this criticism by saying that his side tried a different tactic, but that wasn’t working either.‘We were also trying the long ball and physically they are more strong than us and they were also winning the long ball,’ Emery told Sky Sports.MORE: Granit Xhaka says his Arsenal team-mates were ‘scared’ during draw with WatfordMORE: Arsenal were ‘like a semi-professional team’ in draw with Watford, says Graeme Souness Advertisement David Luiz gave away a penalty in Arsenal’s draw with Watford (Picture: Getty Images)Arsenal legend Lee DIxon has blasted the Gunners’ performance in their 2-2 draw with Watford in the Premier League on Sunday.Unai Emery’s side looked to be a in a great position at half time, holding a 2-0 lead thanks to a brace from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.However, everything seemed to change at the break and Watford came out to dominate the second half, with goals from Tom Cleverley and Roberto Pereyra leveling things up.The Hornets had numerous other chances in the second period and Abdoulaye Doucoure had a wonderful chance to score a winner as the clock ticked down.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTGunners captain Granit Xhaka admitted that his team were happy to take a point in the end, and said Arsenal were ‘scared’ in the second half.Dixon, who made over 600 appearances for Arsenal, has slammed the performance at Vicarage Road for a range of reasons.The former full-back tweeted: ‘The worst performance without the ball for a very long time. No accountability what so ever. Game management zero. Game understanding zero. Responsibility to others zero. Very very poor.’The worst performance without the ball for a very long time. No accountability what so ever. Game management zero. Game understanding zero. Responsibility to others zero. Very very poor— Lee Dixon (@LeeDixon2) September 15, 2019 Advertisementlast_img read more

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Shell makes $10,000 donation to Fort St. John Association for Community Living

first_imgTo view more about, 100 Women who Care; CLICK HERE FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – At the fundraising event ‘Of the Vine’ for the Fort St. John Association for Community Living (FSJACL), Shell donated $10,000 towards the purchase of a new wheelchair accessible bus.Mindy-Lou Henyu, on behalf of Shell, presented the cheque for $10,000 on stage.The FSJACL was a recent recipient of $19,200 from the 100 Women Who Care Event.- Advertisement -Sheri Lynn Ashdown, the Employment Coordinator for the FSJACL, shared, the money will be used to purchase a new wheelchair accessible bus. One of the Association’s homes has five residents that use wheelchairs.The sold-out fundraiser, ‘Of the Vine,’ was held Saturday, October 19th, 2019, at the Pomeroy Hotel and Conference Centre with entertainment by Dayna Manning and Nat Baimel.To view more about, Of the Vine; CLICK HERE Advertisementlast_img read more

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Surfs up for Hawaiian Airlines

first_img “Hawaiian Airlines is now in its 84th of continuous service and our club goes back to late 1914 and early 1915 when the legendary Hawaiian, Duke Kahanamoku, introduced modern surfing to Australia,” North Bondi surf live saving club president, Grant McMah said. “As an airline that is extremely proud of its island and ocean heritage, we are honoured to also be associated with an iconic Australian beach frequented by so many international visitors,” Hawaiian Airlines head of marketing and sales Australia, Andrew Denman said. Source = ETB News: T.N. The agreement ensures that Hawaiian Airlines will feature on the bows of the club’s five lifeboats and lifeguards will wear Hawaiian Airlines branded swimming gear. The agreement will also provide signage rights for the airline in the club’s new clubhouse in North Bondi. Hawaiian airlines and North Bondi Surf Life Saving Club announced that the airline would be the exclusive airline partner for the club’s boat crews.last_img read more

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