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

A low attack on same-sex therapy

first_imgNew York Post 22 July 2013Oral arguments started Friday in New Jersey Superior Court in Ferguson, et. al. v. JONAH, et. al. — a landmark case in which the Southern Poverty Law Center is trying to shut down JONAH, a Jewish group that helps people with unwanted same-sex attraction live their lives in accord with Torah values.It’s just the opening shot in a massive legal effort to ban help for gay people — a campaign I take personally.I’m one of those people the SPLC is out to harm — by substituting its judgment about what’s good for me for my own.The client’s right to determine the course of his own therapy is a touchstone of modern psychotherapy. So the effort to deny people access to this therapy not only infringes on my right to self-determination, it violates the ethical standards of every major mental-health association.Officially, it’s called Sexual Orientation Change Efforts, or SOCE. Therapists using it were a lifeline to my health and happiness.I first came out to myself about my homosexual feelings at the age of 20, and soon sought out help for dealing with them constructively. I’ve done individual and group therapy, as well as experiential weekends, all aimed at helping me better manage my homosexual attractions within the context of my value system.Jeff Bennion is a co-founder of North Star International, a support community for members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints who experience same-sex attraction. http://www.nypost.com/p/news/opinion/opedcolumnists/low_attack_on_same_sex_therapy_oivm1PGbeMkoh7KE7hMzPKlast_img read more

U20 Women’s WCup qualifiers: Princesses cautious despite good form

first_imgThe Black Princesses have arrived in Senegal for the second leg of the first of FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup qualifiers.Training begins later on Thursday.The Princesses had a 6-0 victory over Senegal in their previous match. The Black Princesses could face either Equatorial Guinea or Mali in the second round of qualifiers if they seal their victory over their Senegalese counterparts.Two teams will represent Africa at next year’s World Cup which will be staged in Papua New Guinea. Oduro Nyarko, a member of the team’s management committee expressed positive sentiment ahead of the game.”We would give everybody equal chance to play so we know each girls strength and weakness. We were very confident that we will create more scoring opportunities but we were also very careful not to be taking on the break.” Captain Fatima Alhassan also told Asempa FM: “We are well prepared and hopeful that we would win this game”. Assistant coach, Edna Yekeh, also pledged not to leave any stone unturned in their ambition to get the the global showpiece.Full squad in Senegal Victoria Adjei                                              Belinda AnaneAzume Adams                                            Gladys Amfoabea Fatima Alhasan                                           Wasilla Diwura SoareLardin Issaka                                              Rashida Abdul RahmanJane Ayieyam                                             Priscilla AdobeaFaustina Ampah                                          Rita DarkoNaomi Anima                                              Sandra Owusu Ansah Veronica Appiah                                          Lily Niber LawrenceVida Opoku                                                Kate Adu- Agyeman–Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more