On the Blogs: Solar Battery Systems Gain Traction in New U.S. Markets

first_imgOn the Blogs: Solar Battery Systems Gain Traction in New U.S. Markets FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享The first quarter of 2016 saw 18.3 megawatts of grid-interactive energy storage installed in the U.S., up 127 percent year-over-year and marking the largest first quarter in the history of the nation’s energy storage market, according to GTM Research’s Q2 2016 U.S. Energy Storage Monitor report. Historically, California has dominated residential energy storage deployments in the U.S. In Q1 2016, however, GTM Research observed growing deployments in a number of emerging state markets across the U.S., including Kentucky, Nevada, Utah and Vermont. While these individual markets are still quite small, collectively they accounted for the largest share of residential energy storage deployments in Q1 2016, surpassing even California and Hawaii. Energy storage system vendors are beginning to expand into “nontraditional” markets where few, if any, deployments have occurred before. Activities in these new markets speak both to customer interest and improving economic cases for storage. It’s unlikely that any of these state markets will come close to rivaling states like California or Hawaii in the near future, but nevertheless we’re witnessing an expansion of energy storage influenced by factors including new business cases for behind-the-meter storage.In particular, interest in aggregation of behind-the-meter assets is growing. Several U.S. utilities have already partnered with energy storage system vendors to pursue business models that offer the opportunity to leverage a fleet of residential energy storage systems to provide grid services. Green Mountain Power in Vermont begun shipping Tesla Powerwalls early in 2016, offering the option for customers to allow utility access to the systems in exchange for electricity bill credit; Green Mountain Power plans to utilize these storage systems to reduce capacity and transmission costs, as well as to provide energy arbitrage. Additionally, Sunverge has partnered with Glasgow Electric Plant Board in Kentucky to explore opportunities to leverage residential storage to provide services to the grid. Sunverge and SunPower are also working with Con Edison in New York to deploy residential storage as part of a virtual power plant trial project within the New York Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) program with the goal of exploring a new business model for utilities.Full item: The Growing Opportunity for Residential Energy Storage in the USlast_img read more

PC, Bishops’ High and Marian Academy win titles at YBG GT/ECD Regionals

first_imgPRESIDENT’S College (PC), Bishops’ High School and Marian Academy claimed victories in the finals of the Boys U-18, Boys U-14 and the Girls Developmental divisions when the Youth Basketball Guyana (YBG), National Schools Basketball Festival, Georgetown and East Coast of Demerara Regionals, concluded on Friday evening at Cliff Anderson Sports Hall.In the female final, it was a battle between Marian Academy’s guard Kelliann Sauers and Queen’s College power-player Naiomi Barkoye and the duo stepped up big, Sauers, though, had more support in the clash, which propelled her team to a 12-point win (36-24).The guard, who finished with 11 points and eight rebounds, was later awarded the Most Valuable Player. Teammates Aaliyah Singh and Angel Rajaram added eight points and five points with eight rebounds respectively.Queen’s College were led by a big effort in the paint by Barkoye, who pulled down 20 rebounds to go with her game-high 14 points. Her efforts in the tournament resulted in her winning the Best Defensive Player trophy. Luanna Mohan supported Barkoye with four points and six rebounds.COMPETITIVE CLASHIn the Boys’ lower division clash (U-14), a single bucket from deep separated Bishops’ High from rivals St Rose’s High (35-32).Marian Academy were crowned female champions.Jaden Howard, who battled his way to 14 points and 14 rebounds for the winners, was later named MVP and BDP. Supporting Howard was Matthias Arrindell, who finished with nine points and eight rebounds.Carmelo Man-Son-Hing led St Rose’s High with a game-high 15 points and six rebounds. Chris Perez supported with seven points and 12 rebounds and Wayne Williams with six points and six rebounds.U-18 FINAL In the high-scoring U-18 final, PC, led by Richard Semple, were able to get past Marian Academy by eight points 72-64.Semple led the winners with 24 points and 13 rebounds. Jushaun Bayley was also impressive with 17 points and seven rebounds. Jesse James with 13 points and Rakin McDonald with 14 rebounds also contributed to the total.At the other end of the court, combo guard Jether Harris kept the Georgetown school in the game with some sharp shooting, for a night-high 35 points to go with 16 rebounds. Tyrese James added 11 points and five boards and Shamar Atwell eight points and four assists.Semple finished as the MVP and Israel Yaw from GTI as the BDP of the competition.The best sportsmanship award went to St Stanislaus College.The GT/ECD Regionals were sponsored by Edward B. Beharry & Company Ltd, Banks DIH LTD, ExxonMobil and the National Sports Commission.last_img read more


first_imgDONEGAL LGFA NEWS: As you are aware a special emergency meeting of the Donegal Ladies County Board was held in the Clanree Hotel last night Friday 12th September.The dates for the remaining Junior B championship games were proposed, seconded and passed with a vote of 18 to 0.The following are the fixtures: Killybegs v Lifford (1st leg) – Sunday 14th September in Killybegs 11amConvoy v Red Hughs (2nd leg) Friday 19th SeptemberLifford v Killybegs (2nd leg) – Friday 26th SeptemberSemifinals: Saturday 4th October 12md – venues to be confirmed Winner Killybegs/Lifford v N. MhuireIorras v winner Convoy/Red HughsFinal: Saturday 11th October 12nd – venue to be confirmed.Intermediate ChampionshipOne of the matters addressed was the outcome of the appeal to Ulster by the Ardara club in relation to the intermediate championship. A discussion took place regarding this. It was proposed, seconded, voted on and passed by vote of 21 to 2 that the Donegal Ladies County Board award the intermediate championship to Four Masters club for 2014. They will now represent the county in Ulster.UlsterIt was brought to our attention at this meeting that there may be some clashes with our minor championship fixtures and the teams that have progressed to represent Donegal in Ulster i.e. Termon (Senior), Carndonagh (Junior) and Four Masters (Intermediate).It was proposed, seconded, voted, passed 20 to 0 to give the fixtures committee the right to revisit dates for minor championship if clashes arise for the teams involved in Ulster. All other minor fixtures will go ahead as scheduled.Failure to supply results for U13 League GamesRegarding under 13 leagues it is imperative that clubs please forward scores to Greg Harkin (section 1 and 2 mob 086 0278833) or Gabrielle Gallagher (section 3,4,5 mob 086 1648577).Under 16 A Championship FinalProvisional dates of Wednesday, September 24th or Thursday 25th in Buncrana at 8pm under floodlights. Clubs will be contacted in advance.DONEGAL LGFA NEWS: DECISIONS FROM THE EMERGENCY LADIES BOARD MEETING was last modified: September 13th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Donegal LGFA newslast_img read more