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 centers
Greek dry bulk shipping firm Star Bulk Carriers Corp. has announced pricing of USD 50 million of senior unsecured notes due 2022.As informed, the notes will bear interest at a rate of 8.3% per year, payable quarterly in arrears on each February 15, May 15, August 15 and November 15, commencing on February 15, 2018.They will mature on November 15, 2022, and may be redeemed at the company’s option in whole or in part at any time or from time to time after May 15, 2019, for a price equal to the principal amount of the notes to be redeemed plus accrued and unpaid interest. Prior to May 15, 2019, the notes may be redeemed at the company’s option at a price equal to the principal amount of the notes to be redeemed plus a make-whole premium and accrued and unpaid interest.Star Bulk intends to use the proceeds from the offering to redeem all its outstanding 8% senior unsecured notes due 2019.The notes are expected to commence trading on the NASDAQ Global Select Market within 30 days after they are first issued. The company said that the notes will be issued in minimum denominations of USD 25 and integral multiples of USD 25 in excess thereof.At the end of October, Star Bulk revealed plans to expand and diversify the company’s commercial activity with the launch of the new subsidiary Star Logistics. To be based in Geneva, Star Logistics will focus on servicing the end user by connecting origination and destination of dry bulk commodities.
THESE are the scenes as Ireland’s soldiers prepare for peacekeeping missions in the fields around Inishowen.Our exclusive pictures were taken as up to 150 soldiers re-enacted full military confrontation at Fort Dunree yesterday.The troops from the 104th Infantry Battalion based at Finner Camp in Bundoran took part in the exercise in preparation of a peace-keeping mission to Lebanon later this year. The mission is at Lock stage meaning it has been passed by both the United Nations and the Cabinet and is awaiting full Dail approval.The two day operation also involved two AW130 helicopters and up to 50 vehicles including armoured cars, troop carriers, soft-skin vehicles and ambulances.The exercise also involved many specialist soldiers including engineers and bomb disposal experts carrying out full military manoeuvres.The public had received an earlier warning that heavy machinery as well as machine gun and other fire would be heard in the region. As well as Fort Dunree, a number of fields were used in the region to carry out the operations.A spokesman for the Army Press office said “This was a full military scenario to help troops prepare for a situation they may face if they travel to Lebanon.”The exercise was overseen by Brigadier Comdt.Gerry Hegarty, Commander of the 4th Western Brigade.HUGE ARMY OPERATION IN INISHOWEN AS TROOPS PREPARE FOR LEBANON was last modified: March 23rd, 2011 by StephenShare 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)