IHS Markit: Global solar PV installations to hit 129 GW this year

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Renewables Now:The global solar photovoltaic (PV) market will expand by 129 GW in 2019, at a rate of 25%, led by countries other than China, IHS Markit said on Thursday.China, currently the world largest photovoltaic (PV) market, is seen to lift its annual solar installations by only 2% after adding 45 GW in 2018. The market outside China, however, is forecast to grow by 43%, the analysis firm said in its latest PV Installations Tracker, adding that countries like Spain and Vietnam, among others, will step up solar development to meet 2019 project commissioning deadlines after falling modules prices spurred demand at end-2018.Asia Pacific is expected to dominate PV installations this year, accounting for 64% of the global growth, followed by the Americas and Europe with 16% and 15%, respectively. According to Josefin Berg, research and analysis manager at IHS Markit, the outlook for China is now “highly uncertain” as it is still not clear whether a new support scheme for the PV sector will be introduced. “Plans to focus policy more on unsubsidised PV systems could slow near-term deployment, unless strict construction deadlines are imposed to spur 2019 demand” he added.The market uncertainty is set to encompass India, as well, after several tenders there were delayed at a time when the price of PV components grows due to the imposition of safeguard duties. Thus, India will step back and the US will once again become the second largest PV market in 2019 as developers there rush to complete their projects before the end of the 30% investment tax credit (ITC) this year.The European market, meanwhile, is anticipated to bring online over 19 GW of fresh solar in 2019 as it witnesses an uptake following the end of the minimum import price on PV modules from China, Taiwan and Malaysia in September 2018.More: Global PV market to grow by 129 GW in 2019 IHS Markit: Global solar PV installations to hit 129 GW this yearlast_img read more

Windsor student headed to Vienna to play french horn

first_img“It was a way to explore,” said DiGennaro. “It’s not very far but I did go to New York City to play at Carnegie Hall a couple times and then I went to Australia, I think two years ago to play at the Sydney Opera House.” “Having the opportunity to be chosen to play in Vienna, or even play at Julliard every weekend like she does, these are not typical things,” said Carle. As far as her trip to Vienna, she’s most excited to see Mozart’s house. Music runs through her blood. Growing up with her dad and sister playing band instruments, she decided she wanted to start back in fourth grade. “She is just an amazing performer and really years ahead of so many other musicians, where the standard musician for her age would be,” said Windsor music teacher and band director Joel Carle. What started out as a hobby, turned into the journey of a lifetime. “I feel really lucky that my parents let me do some of that stuff, because I know some people don’t get to do that,” said DiGennaro. “I think it brings up the whole group, to have someone so strong in the band and so driven,” said Carle. “I told my dad I wanted to play trumpet to be like him, but he knew I liked the french horn sound better, so he gave me a french horn and called it a trumpet,” said DiGennaro. And the Windsor community is behind her, lifting her up, like how she does for her peers. This June, she’s playing on a global stage, showcasing her talent at the 2020 High School Honors Performance Series in Vienna. DiGennaro is currently in the Julliard pre-college program and that’s where she hopes to go to college. WINDSOR (WBNG) — You can find a lot of talent inside a high school band room, but Alex DiGennaro’s goes unmatched.last_img read more

Independence Street bus stop removed effective Friday

first_img 52 Views   no discussions LocalNews Independence Street bus stop removed effective Friday by: – May 31, 2012 Sharing is caring! Share Tweetcenter_img Share Share As of tomorrow, May 31st, 2012 bus drivers will not be allowed to access the Independence Street bus stop as it will be removed in an effort to deal with the traffic congestion within the City of Roseau.Police chief Cyril Carette expressed concern at a news conference earlier this month stating that bus drivers do not adhere to traffic rules and regulations and this is a contributing factor to the congestion.“For a while now we have been experiencing traffic congestion on Independence Street and we just realize that bus drivers have been stopping and parking on Independence Street in a willy-nilly fashion and we need to regulate traffic in the city of Roseau”.To solve this issue of traffic congestion the Traffic Department decided to remove that bus stop.“In order to alleviate traffic congestion on Independence Street we are from the 31st of this month moving the bus drop off point to the bus stop on Independence Street between the E. C Loblack Bridge and the Great George Street Bridge getting out of Roseau,” Carette said.Therefore, as of tomorrow, should any bus driver is found violating this traffic violation they will be charged $75.00.Police spokesman inspector John Carbon noted that there should not be an issue for space as bus drivers should only use that area to drop off or collect passengers and move on. “If they would stop at the E C Loblack stand and drop off their passengers and move out there will not be an issue for space”. Head of the Traffic Department, inspector Patrickson Albert explained that temporary signs will be erected this evening and police officers will be available to guide drivers tomorrow morning.“Drivers will not be able to make a right turn into the Pizza Palace area to access the Canefield/Mahaut/Massacre/Jimmit bus stop as there will be a “No Entry” sign placed there.They will be able to access that bus stand by making a right turn from the E. C. Loblack Bridge as well however they will not be able to exit through that area which was formally a two-way street”.Albert also informed that he met with the members and executive of the Mahaut, Massacre, Jimmit, and Canefield Bus Drivers Association to give them an opportunity to voice their concerns.“We met with them to hear what their concerns are and they are in agreement with these changes. They have given the commitment for us to work together to solve the problems”.The bus drivers of the Canefield, Mahaut, Massacre and Jimmit villages who use this bus stand on a daily basis expressed outrage when this announcement was made and formed an association.President of that Association Ronald Francis now seems pleased with the changes.“The space is small yes, but we just have to try and understand the situation and work together. We will be having a meeting tonight so the executive will meet with the members so we can inform the members of the new routes”.Bus drivers are also asked to take note that the Cork Street bus stop also remains un-operational so they can only collect and drop off passengers between the two bridges.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more