Google to get 300MW of new TVA solar for Alabama, Tennessee data centers

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Times Free Press:The world’s biggest solar producer will build Alabama’s biggest solar farm in Hollywood, Alabama, in the next two years to supply renewable energy for the $600 million data center Google is building on TVA’s former Widows Creek coal plant site.NextEra Energy Resources will build the new 150-megawatt solar farm near the abandoned Bellefonte nuclear plant and sell the power to the Tennessee Valley Authority to help TVA deliver only renewable energy for Google’s nearby facility. A similar-sized solar farm also will be built by Invenergy in Yum Yum, Tennessee to supply another Google data center being built near Clarksville, Tennessee.Collectively, the two solar energy companies will put up 1.6 million solar panels on the two parcels, representing the biggest solar installation in both Tennessee and Alabama and the largest solar farms ever built for Google. Combined, the two new facilities will be capable of generating up to 413 megawatts of electricity at peak periods from the sun.Google is building the new data centers to help meet the rising demand for data transmissions from the search engine giant. Data process centers handle as many as 100 billion searches for Google every month and 500 hours of video uploads to YouTube every minute. Google says its data centers use 50 percent less energy than other comparable data centers. Google also has committed to using only renewable energy to power the facilities.Wednesday’s announcement of the new solar farms for TVA comes less than three months after First Solar and NextEra also announced plans for other 150-megawatt solar farms, also in Tennessee and Alabama, to supply Facebook and other businesses looking for renewable energy to power their operations.More: Largest solar farms in Alabama, Tennessee planned for new Google data centers Google to get 300MW of new TVA solar for Alabama, Tennessee data centerslast_img read more

Forum set to discuss antibiotics in animal production

first_imgSeymour, In. — On Tuesday the Southeast Chapter of the Indiana Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics will hold a public forum about the responsible use of antibiotics in animal production.Dr. Jeffrey Harker, DVM, of Swine Health Services in Frankfort, will address the group at 2:30 p.m. at Schneck Medical Center.“Our Health Is All Connected,” the speech by Harker will explain how animal health and human health go hand-in-hand, and why responsible antibiotic use is a shared commitment by human and animal health professionals, and all farmers who raise food animals, from pigs and chickens to honey bees.“Just as in human medicine, we realize pig farmers and veterinarians play a role in maintaining the effectiveness of antibiotics for future generations,” said Harker. “Pig farmers are committed to finding new ways to reduce the need for antibiotics and are working with veterinarians like me to ensure responsible use.”“I’d like to thank the Southeast Chapter of the Indiana Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics for giving me an opportunity to share why antibiotics used responsibly are essential for healthy pigs and safe food,” said Harker.last_img read more

Michael Gbinije: ‘I thought it was poor officiating today’

first_img Published on January 2, 2016 at 5:36 pm Contact Sam: [email protected] | @SamBlum3 MIAMI — Michael Gbinije played the worst game of his Syracuse career on Saturday. He shot 3-of-14 from the field, 0-of-7 from 3, 4-of-9 from the free-throw line, and committed a career-high eight turnovers. In turn, Syracuse (10-5, 0-2 Atlantic Coast) lost to No. 13 Miami (12-1, 1-0), 64-51, in a game that SU led by as many as 12.Gbinije was hounded all game by Miami guard Angel Rodriguez, and said that the refs allowed too much contact on SU’s end of the floor.“I thought it was poor officiating today,” Gbinije said. “I would like to share this. After like a minute and 10 into the game, I went up to one of the refs and said ‘Why are you calling touch fouls on this end and we’re getting hammered on the other end and you’re not saying a thing.’ He says ‘I know, I know that you’re right. I got you.’“He’s basically admitting that he knows what’s going on. It’s like a minute and 10. I told him it’s too late.“I just want that one to get off my chest.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textGbinije went on to say that he thought Miami deserved to win. But he was visibly frustrated as he scored a season-low 10 points despite taking 14 shots, a number he’s eclipsed just three times this season. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more