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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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Gallery: ‘Flying colors’ for world’s largest crane vessel’s maiden test

first_imgWorld’s largest semi-submersible crane vessel, delivered recently to Heerema Marine Contractors, has completed its sea trials, and with “flying colors” at that, according to the Dutch owner.<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>Heerema said on Friday that the vessel, the first of its kind powered by LNG, “has successfully completed her sea trials and crane load tests.”During Sleipnir’s sea trials all major systems performed according to specifications or even better, Heerema Marine Contractors said.Sleipnir’s speed was tested and when fully deploying all eight thrusters, a speed was reached of 12.2 knots, approximately 22.6 km per hour, significantly reducing Sleipnir’s transit time to projects around the world.The vessel’s two 10,000-tonne revolving cranes which can lift loads of up to 20,000 tonnes in tandem, were also put to the test, and managed to lift a load heavier than what the spec sheet said they could lift.“Being the largest crane vessel in the world, Sleipnir can lift huge loads and the tests showed she can easily meet the cranes’ specifications,” HMC boasted.Operational tests were carried out successfully with loads of 11,000 tonnes per crane (110% of its capacity) and the cranes passed the tests with flying colors.The Dynamic Positioning system performed even better than the specifications and the system can keep Sleipnir stationary within the footprint of a garden tile of 30 x 30 cm during operational work. Sleipnir will soon start its maiden voyage to southern Spain where it will be prepared for its first installation project in the Mediterranean.The Sleipnir – named after Norse god Odin’s eight-legged horse – was built by Sembcorp Marine in Singapore. With the 220-meter by 102-meter reinforced deck area, the Sleipnir is the largest vessel of its type ever built.It can accommodate 400 persons and will be deployed globally for installing and removing jackets, topsides, deep-water foundations, moorings, and other offshore structures.Heerema Marine Contractors has already won contracts to deploy the SSCV on several offshore projects including the Leviathan topsides installation in the Mediterranean Sea; Tyra jackets and topsides installation and removal in the Danish North Sea; Brae B jackets and topsides removal in the UK North Sea; as well as transportation and installation of the Hollandse Kust Zuid (HKZ) Alpha HVAC platform in the North Sea, off the Dutch coast.Offshore Energy Today StaffSpotted a typo? Have something more to add to the story? Maybe a nice photo? Contact our editorial team via email. Offshore Energy Today, established in 2010, is read by over 10,000 industry professionals daily. We had nearly 9 million page views in 2018, with 2.4 million new users. This makes us one of the world’s most attractive online platforms in the space of offshore oil and gas and allows our partners to get maximum exposure for their online campaigns. If you’re interested in showcasing your company, product or technology on Offshore Energy Today contact our marketing manager Mirza Duran for advertising options.last_img read more

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Table will not direct Sunday game for Tipp footballers

first_imgA win on Sunday means Tipp senior footballers will have consolidated their position in Division 2.They face Louth – who beat Tipperary in the League last year, while Tipp got the better of them in the Championship.The Leinster side sit bottom of the table on no points after 4 games, while Tipp are in second spot on 5. Tipp’s Colm O’Shaughnessy says despite what the table says – they’ll have to bring a big performance…Tipp FM’s live coverage of the game comes In association with John Kennedy Motors, the home of Toyota Hybrid in Tipperary.last_img read more

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Alleged car thief remanded

first_imgA Tucville, Georgetown resident, who was earlier this week reportedly found with a stolen car parked in front of his home, was taken before the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.Kevin Jordan, 29, of Perry Street, Tucville, denied that he received the stolen silver Toyota Allion motor vehicle valued $2.2 million on May 5, 2018, from Vladimir David.He told Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan that he was unaware that the car was stolen. He disclosed that a friend parked the said vehicle in front of his property.Jordan relayed that he even took Police to the same friend’s residence however he was not found at home when they went there. He was nonetheless remanded to prison. The case will continue on May 11.last_img read more