Biggest Texas solar facility to be linked with electricity storage unit

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享PV Magazine:Most of the renewable energy news we hear coming from Texas is that it has built the nation’s largest fleet of wind power – which is in large part by socializing the cost of power lines to bring that power to the state’s population centers. And as a result of this, the economic viability of the state’s coal fleet is being stressed and shut down. Sometime soon–perhaps in 2018–Texas may see more electricity generated from wind than coal.But that is not all. The state is finally getting some Texas-sized energy storage – and it is being added to Texas’ largest solar power plant. In a PowerPoint delivered by Vista Energy on investor day, they referenced the upcoming energy storage project.The facility will be a 10 MW / 42 MWh lithium ion battery. In its documentation, Vista Energy notes that the solar power plant has a peak output of ‘nearly 200 MW,’ even though its interconnection application is only 180 MW.Thus, the energy storage plant will be used to capture the power that is being clipped. The PowerPoint also states that the batteries can be charged during lower priced periods overnight, and discharged in the morning, to arbitrage the difference in prices.The presentation suggests the energy storage facility will be used to firm up the capacity being delivered by the solar power plant. In the above image, they present a case for ‘wider shoulders’ during peak solar power production, along with more consistent, predictable and slightly extended ramp-up and ramp-down periods.More: Texas to get its largest battery, coupled with its largest solar power plant Biggest Texas solar facility to be linked with electricity storage unitlast_img read more

Euro 2016: Ronaldo misses penalty, Portugal held by Austria

first_imgIceland and Portugal are both on two points, two behind Hungary.“We can’t wallow in our own misery,” Portugal coach Fernando Santos said through a translator. “There is a final to play on the 22nd — our first final of these Euros … and then the team can grow.”Austria is off the mark after opening with a loss to Hungary, ensuring a tight conclusion to Group F.Austrian fans taunted Ronaldo early in the game when they chanted: “Messi, Messi, Messi.”But the Austrians didn’t have much to cheer from their own team after Martin Harnik missed the target after evading his marker in the third minute.After that, it was all Portugal — but all frustration.Austria goalkeeper Robert Almer was the initial barrier, blocking Nani’s shot and tipping Vieirinha’s effort wide in quick succession.After belittling Iceland’s modest ambitions after last week’s draw, Ronaldo wasn’t living up to his own high standards in front of Luis Figo, whose appearance record he surpassed.Nani’s interplay with Raphael Guerreiro on the left flank led to the ball being squared invitingly to Ronaldo but he sent the shot wide in the 28th.Ronaldo clasped his hands and looked up to the skies. The anguish was etched on his face and was there again 10 minutes later. Presented with another opening by Ricardo Quaresma, Ronaldo shot straight at Almer.It was a strong performance by Almer, who turned Moutinho’s shot over after Nani header’s came off the post before the break.The second half opened with Portugal goalkeeper Rui Patricio called into action for the first time, turning Stefan Ilsanker’s shot away.But Ronaldo couldn’t beat Patricio’s opposite number.When Ronaldo spotted a gap in the defense to drive in a fierce shot it was turned wide by Almer and the goalkeeper parried the forward’s downward header from the resulting corner.And don’t mention set pieces to Ronaldo.Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo, center, holds his face after missing a penalty kick, during the Euro 2016 Group F soccer match between Portugal and Austria at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris, France, Saturday, June 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)He has now failed to score from 36 free kicks at major tournaments, stretching back to Euro 2004. The first in Paris hit the Austrian defensive wall and the second flew over the crossbar.Even when Ronaldo was hauled down in the penalty area by Martin Hinteregger, the Real Madrid forward couldn’t seize the opening as his spotkick struck the post.“If this ball would have been a goal we could have returned home to Austria,” Austria coach Marcel Koller said. “Now we’re still in the tournament.” TweetPinShare0 Shares PARIS (AP) — A record breaking night for Cristiano Ronaldo, but one he’ll want to quickly forget.The Portugal captain certainly won’t want a copy of the selfie taken by an intrepid fan, who evaded security to dart onto the Parc des Princes field after Saturday’s 0-0 draw with Austria at the European Championship.The memorable image of Ronaldo’s record 128th Portugal appearance should have been the 79th-minute penalty.Instead, as goalkeeper Robert Almer dived to his left, Ronaldo struck the spotkick in the opposite direction and it crashed against the post.Ronaldo did find the net find minutes later, but there was no 59th Portugal goal for the forward as it was ruled out for offside and Portugal remains winless after two games at Euro 2016.It summed up another substandard game in France for Ronaldo, who is still waiting to score in a record fourth European Championship.“We have to take our chances,” man-of-the-match Joao Moutinho said, without singling out Ronaldo for blame.If the Portuguese are as profligate in the final group game against leader Hungary, they could be going home early after also drawing their opening game against Iceland.Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo, right, attempts a header at the goal during the Euro 2016 Group F soccer match between Portugal and Austria at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris, France, Saturday, June 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)last_img read more