Duke’s Carolina solar installations total 2,500MW in past four years, more coming FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享PV Magazine:There has been a fervent solar development march in the Carolinas by Duke energy over the past half-decade, a march which saw 565 MW of solar capacity installed in 2018.Overall, Duke has added a total of 2,500 MW of solar in the two states over the last four years. This was in the context of North Carolina becoming the second largest state in the country in terms of total installed capacity. South Carolina, while behind its northern namesake, has also seen a solar market start to take off.In addition to Duke’s development boom, the company has also been offering solar rebate programs in the two states. In North Carolina, Duke’s rebate is a 5-year, $62 million program, with those funds being used to administer a 60-cent per watt (¢/W) credit for solar residential customers have installed.The rebates stop at 10kW, or $6,000. Duke outlines that the average rooftop solar array is 8kW, meaning a $4,800 annual rebate. Businesses who apply will be eligible for a 50¢/W credit, while nonprofits are eligible for 75¢/W. These nonresidential projects cap out at 100 kW of installed capacity, meaning a maximum credit of $50,000 for businesses and $75,000 for nonprofits.In South Carolina, Duke pays $1 per watt for qualified residential customers who install systems up to 20 kW on their property and for business customers who install systems up to 1 MW on their property, a program which has led to exponential growth in the South Carolina residential solar market.At the end of the day, this is still Duke and there is development on the horizon. After growing its Carolinas installed capacity totals by 65 MW from 2017 to 2018, the company has even more ambitious views, aiming to add 680 MW of new solar capacity in 2019.More: Duke installed over 550 MW of solar in the Carolinas in 2018
Press Association Dimitar Berbatov’s proposed return to Tottenham has fallen through with the Fulham striker set to join Monaco. The 33-year-old Bulgarian is expected to undergo a medical with the Ligue 1 side this afternoon, with German midfielder Lewis Holtby joining Fulham on loan from Tottenham for the rest of the season. Meanwhile, the long-anticipated loan deal for Manchester United winger Wilfried Zaha to Cardiff has finally gone through. The 21-year-old has joined the Bluebirds for the rest of the season and should get a chance to prove his Premier League quality after a frustrating six months at United. Cardiff boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said: “He has pace, power, technical ability and goes past people. He will bring that little final bit to find pockets of space and produce a bit of magic.” Sunderland have signed Scotland midfielder Liam Bridcutt from Brighton on a three-and-a-half-year deal for an undisclosed fee, while Southampton striker Dani Osvaldo has moved closer to joining Juventus as he underwent a medical with the Italian league leaders. The 28-year-old Italy international arrived in a club-record deal from Roma last summer but has failed to live up to the billing and was recently involved in a training-ground bust-up. Lyon midfielder Clement Grenier has confirmed he intends to stay with the French club following interest from Newcastle. “I don’t intend to leave. It’s not a priority, even if the offers from big clubs make you think,” Grenier said on Lyon’s website.
Goalkeeper Shay Given is out of the Republic of Ireland’s Euro 2016 qualifying showdown with Poland on Sunday night. Press Association A Football Association of Ireland statement said: “Rob Elliot has been called up to the Republic of Ireland squad for the UEFA 2016 European Championship qualifying game against Poland in Warsaw on Sunday, October 11. “The Newcastle United goalkeeper comes in as a replacement for Shay Given, who suffered a knee injury in the 1-0 victory over Germany and will report back to his club for further assessment.” However, manager Martin O’Neill has been boosted by the return of defenders Seamus Coleman and Marc Wilson from hamstring and calf problems respectively. Victory in Warsaw would see the Republic qualify automatically for next summer’s finals in France, and they are already guaranteed a play-off place at worst. The 39-year-old was carried from the field on a stretcher after damaging his right knee shortly before half-time in Thursday night’s 1-0 Group D victory over Germany. He is to return to club Stoke and Newcastle’s Rob Elliot has been drafted in as his replacement.
Promising transformative steps in research, teaching and patient care, USC announced a $150-million donation from the W. M. Keck Foundation to its medical enterprise Monday — a gift university officials said would have a deep impact on the USC medical community moving forward.Build up · After a $150-million donation from the W. M. Keck Foundation, the Keck School of Medicine will be integrated into the new Keck Medicine of USC brand. – Dieuwertje Kast | Summer Trojan “This $150-million gift from the Keck Foundation will have a profound impact on our community and our world, today and for generations to come. It will be a catalyst for dramatic discoveries and developments in medical research, teaching and patient care,” President C. L. Max Nikias said in a statement released early Monday formally announcing the gift.According to James Ukropina, vice president of the Keck Foundation, Nikias presented the foundation with a proposal for a donation of this magnitude in December 2010, a “real trigger” behind the gift.The donation, which is to be distributed during the next 20 years, will be directed toward the recruitment of faculty in specific fields of study USC sees as on the verge of taking an important step forward, according to officials.“The best way to grow our research portfolio is to recruit outstanding and transformative scientists from other universities and medical schools,” said Edward Crandall, chairman of the department of medicine at USC. “This gift will make it possible for us to reach further than we already do.”Crandall sees the areas of stem cell and regenerative medicine, cancer research, neuroscience research and advances in the study of liver, pulmonary, kidney and cardiovascular diseases as among the fields where USC can continue to make the biggest strides.As part of the largest donation in the history of the Keck Foundation, the entirety of the medical enterprise system at USC will be renamed as Keck Medicine of USC.That enterprise has grown significantly in the past two years after USC purchased the Norris Cancer Hospital and the USC University Hospital in 2009 from Tenet Healthcare Corp., behind a strong push from Nikias, who was executive vice president and provost at the time.The purchase of the hospitals allowed for greater collaboration between the medical school and patient care, and the university has worked to create a dynamic relationship between the two entities. School officials hope the gift will stimulate a greater interplay between the medical school and the academic medical center as well as foster growth and a relationship the Keck Foundation recognized as a commitment to medicine. “The purchase of the hospitals signaled to us a serious commitment to medical care, both to expand and increase [advances in the medical field],” Ukropina said.The renamed Keck Hospital of USC, Keck Doctors of USC and the USC Norris Cancer Hospital will make up the Keck Medical Center of USC and will join the Keck School of Medicine under the umbrella brand.This gift follows a $110-million donation the foundation made in 1999 to the medical school, which was renamed the Keck School of Medicine. The relationship between the Keck Foundation, which aims to back scientific progress, and USC has continued to be important.“This gift reflects our commitment to bringing cutting-edge science, medicine and engineering together to find new and better ways forward,” Robert Day, CEO of the Keck Foundation said in the statement.The donation’s impact on the medical school was especially important to the Keck Foundation as well as school officials.“A great university needs a great medical school,” Crandall said. “USC’s investment in purchasing the hospitals and this Keck gift will both be tremendously important in enabling us to climb to the top of the rankings among medical schools.”This gift marks another in a run of large donations the university has received in the time since Nikias’ inauguration in October 2010, which includes Julie and John Mork’s $110-million scholarship fund donation and Dana and David Dornsife’s $200-million donation to the renamed Dornsife College of Letters, Arts & Sciences .
Submit Brexit has once again dominated the UK headlines, with questions now being raised as to who may be replacing Theresa May as Prime Minister if she is to step down. With MPs set to convene in the House of Commons this evening to vote yet again on Theresa May’s deal, it appears that the country is more divided than ever. With over one million people taking to the streets of London to call for the Government to revoke Article 50, bookmakers have seen a flurry of votes suggesting that the public are in favour of either delaying or cancelling brexit all together.Sarbjit Bakhshi, Head of Political Markets at Smarkets, explained to SBC that the recent petition to revoke Article 50 – which is currently at over 5.9m signatures – demonstrates a wish to remain in the European Union.Markets initially suggested that the petition, despite being dismissed by Parliament earlier in the week, was expected to gain 6m signatures by 30 March. However, the market has since flipped, with the exchange implying that the petition will not receive as many signatures as expected.Bakhshi told SBC: “With time running out and no consensus in the House of Commons, a revocation of Article 50 would take the time pressure of Parliament and pave the way to a slower Brexit of remaining in the EU. “Theresa May may be gambling on the pressure, pushing parliamentarians to support her deal and leading to a Brexit in a couple of weeks. Without the pressure, this situation may never fully resolve.”But with further disruption in Parliament, Theresa May has promised MPs that if her deal is to pass in tonight’s vote, she will resign. This has opened up a competition as to who will replace May, with Michael Gove and Boris Johnson earmarked as the favourites.Bakhshi continued: “The last few days have had Michael Gove and Boris Johnson compete for top place in out market. With last traded prices at 18% for Johnson and Gove, the market can’t seem to resolve which one of them is more likely to get the top job, but what is clear is how far ahead they are of the competition with Dominic Raab in third place at 12%”Tonight’s vote, according to Commons Leader Andrea Leadsom “really is the last chance” to pass a deal, but with many Labour MPs expected to vote against the deal, it is beginning to look a lot like a “blindfold Brexit.” Whatever happens with Brexit, there will be a number of implications for the gambling industry with the racing Tripartite agreement under threat, and European-based operators moving their businesses elsewhere. Share Related Articles Bakhshi and Shaddick launch ‘Art of the Possible’ podcast tracking US 2020 developments August 10, 2020 BGC: Government must ‘act fast’ and extend furlough scheme August 11, 2020 Share Europol warns of ‘greater risk’ of match-fixing during pandemic August 7, 2020 StumbleUpon