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Australian solar facility gets Tesla battery retrofit

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Clean Technica:A 25 MW/50 MWh Tesla grid-scale battery was commissioned this week at the 60 MW Gannawarra solar power plant north of Melbourne in the Australian state of Victoria.This makes the Gannawarra facility the largest in the country to be retrofitted with a storage battery. Last month, installation of a 30 MW/30 MWh battery at the Ballarat power station in Victoria was completed. That battery is expected to begin operations before next summer.The battery is owned by Australia’s renewables developer Edify Energy and Germany’s Wirsol and operated by EnergyAustralia under a long-term power purchase agreement, according to PV Magazine. Both batteries were paid for by a $50 million grant from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency and the government of Victoria, with each contributing $25 million.Although it was completed ahead of schedule, Edify Energy and Wirsol say that they had to overcome some unique regulatory and technical challenges to deliver the first battery storage system retrofitted to an existing solar farm. While the Australian government dithers and diddles about moving away from coal and toward renewables, the Australian states are filling the policy void and creating new commercial models for renewable energy and storage facilities in Australia.Asking people to change their behavior for a good social purpose seldom gets very far. Asking people to change their behavior to save money works a whole lot better. That’s what’s happening in Victoria today as well as in South Australia, Queensland, New South Wales, the Northern Territories, and Western Australia. The toothless, muddle-headed national government has made itself irrelevant to energy policy in Australia, proving once again that money is more important than ideology every time.More: 50 MWh Tesla battery commissioned at Australian solar power plant Australian solar facility gets Tesla battery retrofitlast_img read more

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CUs: Understand, address cybersecurity threats with these resources

first_imgNAFCU NAFCU’s most recent Economic & CU Monitor report revealed that credit unions are more concerned about cyber risks in recent years and the issue receives heightened focus in October, which is recognized as National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. The National Counterintelligence and Security Center (NCSC) has a variety of resources available to help credit unions effectively address cyber threats.During NAFCU’s Congressional Caucus last month, NCSC Director Bill Evanina updated attendees on threats facing credit unions – both physically and digitally – and encouraged executives to meet regularly with their information security officers to better understand what the firm is doing to protect private data.“You are often times the victim, we are asking you to be part of the solution,” said Evanina during the presentation. continue reading »center_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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Colombia extends coronavirus lockdown measures until July 15

first_imgDuque first declared a national quarantine to control the spread of the new coronavirus in late March. While certain restrictions have been relaxed, the quarantine was due to lift on July 1.The government last month gave local mayors discretion over reopening businesses such as hairdressers and barbers, along with museums and libraries.In municipalities which have not seen coronavirus infections, pilot programs will begin to test the reopening of additional sectors, Duque said.”We will start to pilot the reopening of restaurants and attending religious worship,” he said. Colombia’s lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus will continue until July 15, President Ivan Duque said in a nightly broadcast on Tuesday.The Andean country has reported more than 73,500 cases of coronavirus and 2,404 deaths.”The current conditions of obligatory isolation, where we are returning to productivity and moving towards the re-opening of businesses, will continue as they are today until July 15,” Duque said. Currently restaurants are only allowed to serve takeaway meals.Latin America’s fourth-largest economy has been battered by the measures taken to slow the spread of coronavirus and a slump in oil prices. Crude is one of the country’s top exports and sources of foreign exchange.The government expects the economy to contract by 5.5% this year. The country has suspended its fiscal deficit limits for 2020 and 2021 and issued billions in bonds as unemployment rises and businesses close during the quarantine.All international flights have been suspended until at least Aug. 31. The government has said they are likely to resume in September. Topics :last_img read more

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Arsenal will beat Tottenham comfortably in north London derby, says Paul Merson

first_imgArsenal will beat Tottenham comfortably in north London derby, says Paul Merson Advertisement Phil HaighTuesday 27 Aug 2019 8:56 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link143Shares Paul Merson does not fancy Mauricio Pochettino’s chances at the Emirates (Picture: Getty Images)Paul Merson expects Arsenal to beat Tottenham ‘comfortably’ in the north London derby at the Emirates this Sunday.The former Arsenal midfielder believes that Spurs are lacking confidence and has not been at all impressed with them over the first three games of the Premier League season.Tottenham opened their campaign with a 3-1 win over Aston Villa, followed by a 2-2 draw with Manchester City, but then suffered a shock defeat at home to Newcastle on Sunday.Merson believes that even the draw at City was lucky for Mauricio Pochettino’s side, and is expecting Arsenal to exploit their weaknesses this weekend.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘They were ripped at Man City,’ Merson told Sky Sports. ‘Okay they got a draw, but there are ways of getting draws, Man City had 30 shots.‘I think their confidence is shot as well. I watched them the other day against Newcastle, it was slow, they were 1-0 down and they were slow.‘I think Arsenal should expect to win this game, which is unreal, really. Tottenham will be well pleased with a draw, well pleased. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has scored twice already this season (Picture: Copa/Getty Images)Merson went on to make a prediction for the contest, and expects the Gunners to put four goals past their local rivals.‘I think Arsenal will win the game quite comfortably, 4-1. I think they will rip Tottenham to shreds.‘I think Tottenham are struggling at the moment and if Arsenal get going then they could score a few.‘The Man City game has covered over the cracks at Spurs I think.’More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CitySpurs were downed 1-0 by Newcastle on Sunday thanks to a Joelinton strike, and Pochettino was critical of his side’s performance against the Magpies.‘I am very disappointed with the result and the performance,’ said the Spurs boss. ‘We conceded a cheap goal and it is not easy to come back after that.‘You need the capacity to step up in this type of situation but we didn’t show that quality today. When the ball arrives in the last third you need something from the talent and quality we have there and today we didn’t have that.’MORE: Arsenal legend Ian Wright ‘baffled’ by Unai Emery’s diamond formation against LiverpoolMORE: Why Liverpool signed Fabinho over Arsenal star Lucas Torreira and Chelsea midfielder Jorginho Comment Advertisementlast_img read more

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Kepa Arrizabalaga: How did Chelsea’s new ‘keeper fare in his opening game?

first_img 4 Shot-stoppingKepa did not make a save of note on his debut. Maurizio Sarri’s side controlled possession from the outset in West Yorkshire, where it took 20 minutes for Alex Pritchard to muster a shot on target – an attempt that was straight down the barrel and comfortably stopped. It was Huddersfield’s only shot on target in the opening period, but Kepa was relieved to see a Steve Mounie header bounce off the post and eventually get cleared from danger. That was the biggest threat to Chelsea’s goal, with the Spain international comfortably dealing with headers from Philip Billing and Laurent Depoitre later on.DistributionAt a time when there is an increasing need for goalkeepers to be capable footballers as well as shot-stoppers, Kepa looked composed on the ball, but proved inaccurate with a number of his long passes. “How much?” screamed a Huddersfield fan when Kepa slashed a sixth-minute clearance, while his preference for a clipped ball to the hallway line was regularly cut out. Clearly capable on the ball, Kepa will need to work out what passes work best in English football.PresenceQuick off his line when Mounie attempted to latch onto a through-ball early on, Huddersfield surprisingly did not use their physicality to put the new Chelsea goalkeeper under pressure. Balls tended to go away from Kepa than towards him, meaning he did not have to dominate the box and so much as claim a cross until the stroke of half-time.OverallThe trip to the John Smith’s Stadium could well have been a baptism of fire given his inexperience and Huddersfield’s strength in the air. Yet Town were unable to turn promising moments into genuine threats and failed to give Kepa anything to worry about. It was as comfortable a debut as he could have wished for. N’Golo Kante, Jorginho and Pedro goals sealed a 3-0 triumph. Kepa Arrizabalaga made his Chelsea debut in the Blues’ 3-0 win at Huddersfield, just days after becoming the most expensive goalkeeper in history.The Spaniard signed a seven-year deal after completing his world-record £72m move from Athletic Bilbao as the Blues replaced Thibaut Courtois, who left for Real Madrid.He kept a clean sheet and had a straightforward opening performance, although tougher tests will await him as the season progresses.center_img Read below to find out how Arrizabalaga got on in Chelsea’s 3-0 win. last_img read more