Africa’s largest solar-plus-wind-plus-storage project proposed in Kenya

first_imgAfrica’s largest solar-plus-wind-plus-storage project proposed in Kenya FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享PV Tech:Japanese developer Eurus Energy and Australian-headquartered wind developer Windlab have signed a deal with Kenyan authorities to develop an 80MW solar-plus-wind-plus-storage facility in central Kenya. The Meru County Energy Park is being hailed as “Africa’s first large-scale hybrid wind, solar PV and battery project.”According to news reports in The Standard and ESI-Africa, the US$150 million plant will comprise 20 wind turbines and 40,000 solar panels. The facility will be a public-private partnership, and the Meru County government will own part of the project once it is operational. Construction is due to start in 2021.A memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed between Windlab East Africa, Eurus Energy, the Kenya Investment Authority and Meru County government on Thursday 29 August at the Tokyo International Conference on African Development.In June, a consortium of government and development financiers, including the World Bank and Dutch development institution SNV, unveiled a US$47 million pot for providers of off-grid domestic solar in rural Kenya.More: Africa’s ‘largest’ solar-plus-wind-plus-storage project unveiledlast_img read more

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Latest forecast raises estimate of recoverable U.S. natural gas reserves by 20%

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享S&P Global Market Intelligence ($):The U.S.’s recoverable natural gas resource base is 20% greater than what an evaluation just two years ago showed, the Potential Gas Committee reported Sept. 11.The nation has about 3,374 trillion cubic feet (Tcf) of technically recoverable gas as of year-end 2018, according to the committee. The 557 Tcf jump from two years prior marked the largest increase between the group’s biennial evaluations in its history and was driven primarily by new onshore drilling and production results, along with technology gains allowing for better understanding of the basins, the committee said.“More well drilling and continuous improvements in completion and simulation technologies led to better delineation and characterization of U.S. gas resources, especially in shale and tight reserves,” according to Alexei Milkov of the Colorado School of Mines and director of the Potential Gas Agency, which works closely with the Potential Gas Committee. The committee comprises volunteer geoscientists and engineers.The 3,374 Tcf total represented a mean value computed by statistical aggregation of the minimum, most likely and maximum value distributions.Among reservoir types, shale gas dominated, representing 62% of all U.S. gas resources.When the assessment of technically recoverable resources was combined with the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s latest estimate of proved reserves, the evaluation put the future U.S. supply of gas at 3,838 Tcf, up 22% from two years earlier, also breaking prior records.More ($): Technically recoverable U.S. gas reserves 20% higher than 2 years prior Latest forecast raises estimate of recoverable U.S. natural gas reserves by 20%last_img read more

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Fanning announces he is to leave Leinster

first_imgThe 29 year old says it wasn’t an easy decision to walk away from a sport and a job that he loves but he thinks the timing is right and he wants to give everything he has to the next chapter in his life.The province has wished Fanning well with his new business venture.last_img

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