IRENA reports 140GW of new solar and wind capacity were installed in 2018

first_imgIRENA reports 140GW of new solar and wind capacity were installed in 2018 FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Greentech Media:More than 140 gigawatts of solar and wind generation capacity were added globally last year as solar PV consolidated its role as the growth engine of the renewables market, new figures from the International Renewable Energy Agency show.Among renewable technologies, wind remains second only to hydropower in its installed base, with 564 gigawatts in operation compared to solar’s 480 gigawatts, IRENA said.But the solar market is now regularly lapping wind on the global stage, with solar installations hitting a record 94 gigawatts last year, IRENA said, in spite of a policy-induced slowdown in the critical Chinese market.The global wind market has been flat in recent years, holding steady around 50 gigawatts of new installations in 2018. However, growth is expected in the years ahead, and many corners of the global wind market are vibrant. Onshore wind has proven itself the lowest-cost option for new power generation in a growing number of markets around the world, including much of the central U.S., and developers are increasingly finding ways to build projects without subsidies.But the biggest renewables market by far these days is solar. Analysts at Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables believe the global solar market will crack the 100-gigawatt mark for the first time this year — a level the wind market has never come close to achieving. Costs continue to fall rapidly across the solar industry, setting the global market up for a rhythm of annual installations in the 115- to 120-gigawatt range in the early 2020s, Wood Mackenzie forecasts.Wind and solar’s faster growth means that renewables are eating up a larger and larger share of the global market for new power plants, going from 25 percent of new capacity brought online in 2001 to 63 percent last year, a new record.More: IRENA: 140 gigawatts of solar and wind capacity installed globally in 2018last_img read more

Wenger linked with AC Milan

first_imgRelatedPosts No directive to constitute disciplinary committee against us — Ojudu, others ‘Army Officer’ in EFCC net for alleged multiple fraud COVID-19: NCAA to revoke erring airlines licence over non-compliance Arsene Wenger is in line to take over at AC Milan, according to reports.The former Arsenal manager spent 22 years in north London, earning legendary status amongst the Gunners faithful for his exploits.However, he has been out of work since leaving the Emirates in May 2018 after failing to secure Champions League football and crashing out of the Europa League at the semi-final stage.Milan could well be without a manager imminently as Marco Giampaolo’s disastrous start to the season continued on Saturday with Fiorentina romping to a 3-1 win at the San Siro.The Serie A giants are now 16th and have picked up just two points from their opening six games, trailing fierce rivals Inter who sit at the top of the table.Since taking charge in the summer, Antonio Conte has revitalised the Nerazzurri after signing Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez and they have won all of their opening fixtures thus far.According to Gazzetta dello Sport, Wenger has already been identified as the man to take over Milan.His chances of securing the top job are greatly heightened by the fact Ivan Gazidis, who worked alongside Wenger for years at Arsenal, is Milan’s CEO.Speculation about the 69-year-old taking charge in the summer reached an almost deafening crescendo before Giampaolo was appointed – a decision which the club’s hierarchy may well be regretting already.last_img read more

Oti Akenten backs new Black Stars boy Tetteh to impress

first_imgHead of the Ghana Football Association Technical Directorate, Francis Oti Akenten, has backed Samuel Tetteh to impress on his official debut Black Stars call up.Avram Grant added the WAFA midfielder to his 23-man squad for next week’s 2018 World Cup qualifier against Comoros.If Tetteh is selected to play he will be earning his second Ghana cap after playing in the Black Stars international friendly with Congo in September.The 19-year-old has been consistent for the junior national teams this year having featured for the Black Satellites, Black Meteors and the local Black Stars.“Everybody is elated especially myself for the inclusion of Tetteh in the squad. If he is given the opportunity to be in the starting eleven, he will be able to prove his worth,” said Akenten “We are also praying that at the end of the day everything will go well for the team. The boy, I strongly believe if he is given the chance, will be able to fulfill the expectations that Ghanaians are yearning for.”Coach Akenteng added that Tetteh’s invitation to the team is a testimony that Avram Grant is monitoring the local scene.“We should continue to believe that Avram is monitoring the league and Maxwell Konadu’s appointment as head of the local Black Stars team has not been in vain.“Look at what has happened, I think we should just be patient and be watching them to see what will happen.”– Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more

Top 25 basketball roundup: Florida’s outlook: Rocky after loss

first_imgThe Gators (25-5, 12-3 Southeastern Conference) continued a troubling trend for the defending national champions, who have lost three of four after a 17-game winning streak. “I don’t think people should look at us for slow starts. I don’t understand why Tennessee and Vanderbilt don’t get credit,” Florida coach Billy Donovan said. “When teams are playing against a team that’s won so much, teams are going to come out ready to play.” The Vols (21-9, 9-6) dominated Florida until the Gators started making a run late in the second half. Tennessee had a 17-0 run in the first half and were ahead by as many as 27in the second half. No. 12 Pittsburgh 80, West Virginia 66: The host Panthers (25-5, 12-3) remained in contention for the host Big East regular-season title. BYU 62, No. 25 Air Force 58: Austin Ainge scored 14 points as the visiting Cougars (22-7, 12-3) clinched at least a share of the Mountain West Conference title. Chris Lofton scored 21points, and host Tennessee pulled away from No. 5 Florida in the first half and held on for an 86-76 victory Tuesday night. “When we play at home, we’re hard to beat,” Lofton said. “It’s the crowd. You’re at your home gym and everybody is with you. I feel like we come out and play hard at home.” center_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more