UNEP: 638GW of solar capacity installed worldwide in past 10 years

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享PV Tech:Solar PV has seen a “meteoric rise” over the past decade, with more capacity installed than any other power source, according to a new report by BloombergNEF and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).Over the last ten years, 638GW of solar PV was installed globally – a dramatic turn of events for a power source only boasting 25GW at the close of 2009. Solar reaped more capacity investment than any other renewable technology over the decade, at US$1.3 trillion. That’s half of the overall US$2.6 trillion invested in renewables – excluding large hydro – over the same period.Solar’s ascendancy has been accompanied by a “precipitous drop” of the levelised cost of the technology, the report notes. The cost of solar technology has tumbled 81% over ten years, from US$304 to US$57 per MWh.Over the decade, China has sunk US$758 billion into renewables capacity, followed by the US (US$356 billion) and Japan (US$202 billion). Europe has invested US$698 billion in total, with Germany and the UK leading the pack at US$179 billion and US$122 billion respectively.Renewables now account for 26.3% of all electricity produced, or 12.9% if large hydro is excluded.In 2018, solar deployments accounted for more than half of total renewables additions (excluding large-scale hydro), at 108GW of an overall 167GW. The technology also attracted the most investment, at US$133.5 billion. Investment in renewables capacity was roughly three times larger than global investment in coal and gas-fired power in 2018.More: UNEP: Solar the star of a decade of ‘incredible’ renewables momentum UNEP: 638GW of solar capacity installed worldwide in past 10 yearslast_img read more

Once Upon a Time in Bath County

first_imgMake Your Dreams Come True in the County of BathNestled in Virginia’s Western Highlands, the County of Bath is a nature lover’s paradise.  Young backpack couple with hiking poles beautiful panoramic view countrysideYoung backpack couple with hiking poles beautiful panoramic view countrysideThe area offers stunning vistas, over 160 miles of hiking trails, dark starlit skies, clear cold streams, all which allow for a wide range of recreational opportunities. The Omni Homestead Resort AerialExpect to see white tail deer, wild turkey, black bear and other game animals within our vast woodlands.  While we are known for our fly fishing, you can also enjoy hiking, camping, biking as well as a vast array of boating and water sports.  GNPubYou can also enjoy a great round of golf or a quick game of tennis.  In winter there is snowing, tubing and ice skating.  And finally, you can skeet shoot, take a falconry lesson; enjoy bird watching, hunting, and horseback riding.  Or, just sit on the porch and enjoy a good book.last_img read more

Berger opens NAFCU Annual Conference general sessions, live

first_imgNAFCU President and CEO Dan Berger, in a message that will be streamed live, today will highlight the association’s accomplishments and credit union industry milestones during the opening general session of NAFCU’s 50th Annual Conference and Solutions Expo in Honolulu.During his remarks, Berger will recognize NAFCU’s 50 years of service to credit unions and how the industry has evolved within the past 50 years. He will also address the growth of the industry and how NAFCU will continue its fight for credit union regulatory relief.Following Berger’s speech, credit union attendees will receive a agency update from NCUA Acting Chairman J. Mark McWatters, who will discuss the current regulatory environment and what it means for credit unions. Keynote speaker Jeff Havens will discuss strategies credit unions can use to identify and eliminate problems caused by generational disconnects and tips to inspire a healthier, more robust work ethic in younger credit union employees.Attendees also have the opportunity to attend breakout sessions focusing on how to better credit union executive leadership skills, maintaining a strong board of directors and best practices for supervisory committee members. continue reading » 10SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Lady Bulldog Basketball

first_imgWhen you go to see the Lady Bulldogs of Batesville play basketball this year, they will certainly have a different look.  Before practice started, they were planning on 3 young ladies being in their starting lineup who are now injured with two of them probably out for the year.  One tore an ACL, another broke her leg, and the third suffered an injury to her hip which required surgery.  But like the old saying goes, “the show must go on”.When this season started, Batesville had 2 freshmen, 2 sophomores, and a junior in their starting lineup.  Don’t let this deter you from going to see them play.  The young ladies that are playing are very good athletes, but they are very young.  This means that they will take their lumps early, but I am sure that Coach Cox and his staff will have them rolling before the season is very far along.Most of this years’ roster is made up of freshmen and sophomores.  As any coach would say, “we may not set the world on fire this year, but watch out before these young ladies graduate!”  Right now there are no seniors on this year’s team ready to play.  In fact, there is only one senior on the team, and she is one of the injured.last_img read more