first_imgCalifornia hits 5% solar, offsets hydro losses due to droughtThe Golden State is the first U.S. state to tap the sun for 5% of its power, finds government report, as solar hits 1% of nationwide generating capacity. March 26, 2015 Garrett Hering Manufacturing Markets Markets & Policy Share California has become the first state in the U.S. to rely on solar energy for more than 5% of its electricity, the federal government’s Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported yesterday.According to EIA, photovoltaic and concentrating solar power plants greater than 1 MW in capacity generated a record 9.9 million MWh in 2014, boosting solar production to more than 5% of California’s wholesale electric generation, compared to just 1.9% in 2013.The report does not include most rooftop arrays in the state or other distributed solar projects less than 1 MW, which totaled approximately 2.3 GW at the end of 2014, according to the California Public Utilities Commission.EIA noted that California’s big rise in solar production came in the same year that severe drought conditions depleted the state’s hydroelectric reservoirs and caused hydropower generation to drop 46% compared to the previous five-year average.Popular content The Hydrogen Stream: 20 MW green hydrogen plant in Finland, two Australian projects move forward Sergio Matalucci 20 April 2021 pv-magazine.com Storegga, Shell and Harbour Energy want to set up a 20 MW blue hydrogen production facility in the U.K. Australia’s Origin Energy wants to build a hy… Enabling aluminum in batteries Mark Hutchins 27 April 2021 pv-magazine.com Scientists in South Korea and the UK demonstrated a new cathode material for an aluminum-ion battery, which achieved impressive results in both speci… ITRPV: Large formats are here to stay Mark Hutchins 29 April 2021 pv-magazine.com The 2021 edition of the International Technology Roadmap for Photovoltaics (ITRPV) was published today by German engineering association VDMA. 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first_imgFar-right French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen has fallen behind centrist Emmanuel Macron days ahead of the election, an Elabe poll for BFM TV and L’Express published Friday showed.According to the poll, one of the last to be released ahead of a media blackout at midnight, Macron would win 24 percent of the vote in Sunday’s election, while Le Pen would gain 21.5, slightly down from the last poll, published three days ago.Conservative candidate François Fillon and far-left Jean-Luc Mélenchon appear to be closing in on Le Pen, polling at 20 percent and 19.5 percent respectively. If Macron and Le Pen make it to next month’s runoff, the former economy minister would win with 65 percent of the vote to Le Pen’s 35 percent, according to the survey. If Mélenchon makes it to the second round, he would beat both Le Pen and Fillon by comfortable margins but lose to Macron.The poll was conducted on Wednesday and Thursday before the Champs Elysées terror attack in Paris. Also On POLITICO French PM: Nothing will stop election By Cynthia Kroet A quarter of news shared about French election is fake: report By Cynthia Kroetlast_img read more

first_imgThe new tools – the Vertical Lift Assistant for single lifts and the Tandem Lift Assistant for lifts involving two cranes – now help to further increase accuracy and safety when lifting heavy and outsize cargoes. In addition, the Tandem Lift Assistant enables terminal operators to synchronise lifts with two Gottwald Mobile Harbour Cranes with the full capacity of both cranes. Demag Cranes says that it has an excellent track record with Gottwald cranes used in heavy lift applications, including tandem lifts. To date, these tandem lifts have been manually operated. The company says that the launch of the two new modules represents a further step forwards in ensure accurate and safe loading. Vertical Lift Assistant and Tandem Lift Assistant have been launched as new modules in Gottwald’s Visumatic® Crane Management System, the visualisation and control system. The Vertical Lift Assistant is a crucial aid when it comes to single heavy lifts, where absolute accuracy is mandatory. It ensures that no load sway can occur when lifting off the ground, even when the crane driver does not have a clear view. By means of rope inclination sensors fitted to the boom tip, the Vertical Lift Assistant automatically ensures that the boom tip is positioned exactly vertically over the load to prevent unwanted lateral movement after lifting the cargo off the ground, and thus helps to avoid collisions and damage to the load. The Tandem Lift Assistant is designed to perform computer-assisted, synchronous tandem lifts, with one crane operator controlling the two cranes, addressing risk factors that could be experienced in moves involving multiple cranes, such as lateral forces, overturning moments, deviations in crane speed and other such events. Demag says that the Tandem Lift Assistant eliminates the need for de-rating the maximum crane capacity which is recommended or even prescribed by regulations in view of the complexity of multiple crane lifts in cases where these risk factors cannot be adequately monitored. In accordance with the ISO 12480-1 regulations for multiple lifting, the Tandem Lift Assistant allows operation of two Gottwald Mobile Harbour Cranes in tandem up to their full working load. Consequently it is not only technically possible but also in line with regulations to lift up to 400 tonnes. A central aspect of the new Tandem Lift Assistant is synchronous crane operation. This is achieved via state-of-the-art hardware and software provided by Demag Cranes, including the Vertical Lift Assistant. The complete system has been designed in compliance with high safety standards, i.e. safety category 3 according to the European standard EN 954-1 “Safety of machinery – Safety-related parts of control systems” (which is to be replaced by EN ISO 13849-1 in 2012). As well as fitting new cranes with the new control tools upon request, Demag Cranes will be offering the Vertical Lift Assistant and Tandem Lift Assistant as upgrades for existing Gottwald Mobile Harbour Cranes. The company believes that its new tools are of particular interest to terminals where heavy lifts already play a major role, but also to terminals that wish to increase their service portfolio with project cargo handling capabilities. “These control systems have been developed in response to the increasing number of heavy cargo shipments and to our customers’ wishes to further optimise their operating efficiency,” emphasised Giuseppe di Lisa, senior vice president, head of product management port & intermodal cranes.last_img read more

first_imgJustice Smith and Kathryn Newton in “Pokémon Detective Pikachu”; courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures(NEW YORK) — Opening nationwide in theaters Friday:* Pokémon Detective Pikachu — This motion capture/live-action adventure features Ryan Reynolds voicing the titular character from the popular Pokémon franchise, who helps out a teen — portrayed by The Get Down‘s Justice Smith — whose father has been kidnapped. Big Little Lies actress Kathryn Newton also stars. Rated PG.* The Hustle — Anne Hathaway and Rebel Wilson star in this female take on the 1988 comedy Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, which starred Michael Caine and Steve Martin, about a pair of scam artists who team up to take down the dirty rotten men who have wronged them. Rated PG-13.* Poms — Diane Keaton leads the cast of this comedy about a group of older women who form a cheerleading squad at their retirement community. Also starring Pam Grier, Silver Linings Playbook‘s Jacki Weaver, 13 Reasons Why‘s Alisha Boe, Celia Weston and Rhea Perlman. Rated PG-13.* Tolkien — Nicholas Hoult stars in this biographical drama about the early life of English professor J.R.R. Tolkien, author of The Hobbit and the trilogy The Lord of the Rings. The Blind Side‘s Lily Collins co-stars, along with Colm Meaney. Rated PG-13.Opening in limited release on Friday:* Charlie Says — This biographical crime drama is set years after the Charles Manson murders, when former Manson family members Leslie Van Houton, Patricia Krenwinkel and Susan Atkins — played respectively by Game of Thrones‘ Hannah Murray, 13 Reason Why‘s Sosie Bacon and Impostors‘ Marianne Rendón — still under Manson’s spell and confined to an isolated cell block, destined to live out their lives under the delusion their acts were justified. A graduate student, portrayed by Nurse Jackie‘s Merritt Weaver, is enlisted to rehabilitate them. Doctor Who‘s Matt Smith plays Manson. Rated R.* The Biggest Little Farm — Filmmaker John Chester’s documentary about he and his wife Molly’s attempt to develop a sustainable farm on 200 acres outside of Los Angeles. Rated PG.* All Is True — Kenneth Branagh, who directed this biographical drama, also stars as William Shakespeare in this look at the final days of the renowned playwright’s life. Ian McKellen and Judi Dench also star. Rated PG-13.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more