China’s first 8 MW offshore wind turbine enters operation

first_imgVideo Playerhttps://cdn5.prnasia.com/202006/ShanghaiElectric/video.mp400:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Wind-Solar-Storage-IoT Combo The demonstration project for an integrated solution features a 4 MW offshore wind turbine and 2.42 MW rooftop photovoltaics. It also incorporates energy storage, charging pile equipment with a 2 MWh capacity, a set of intelligent building environment control systems, 5G+ industrial internet of things, microgrid control center, and energy management system, among all other elements. The 8 MW turbine is the outcome of an agreement signed with Siemens Gamesa in March 2018 which gives Shanghai Electric a license to produce and sell SGRE’s 8.0-167DD offshore machines in the Chinese market. The Shanghai Electric Project team used lithium batteries as a supporting power source, so the Power Conversion System can regulate the voltage and frequency to the reference value. When the 8 MW turbine goes into an idle state which synchronizes and connects to the microgrid bus voltage, and the wind reaches the cut in speed, the wind turbine officially starts power generation, then the team can increase the load while retaining the system frequency, until the microgrid is operating at full load mode. The solution has been modified to address conditions across the Asia-Pacific region such as typhoons, and tropical storms which could seriously damage the grid infrastructure and even lead to blackouts of the area, Shanghai Electric said. The restoration of the microgrid from a black start condition is therefore important to microgrid operators. Shanghai Electric has commissioned China’s first 8 MW offshore wind turbine, which is now entering operation. Shanghai Electric is also exploring solutions that combine renewable energy-based integrated energy systems such as wind, solar power, and energy storage systems, coupled with a 5G+ industrial internet of things. The 8MW-167 offshore turbine, which features the “black start” technology, produces 20% more electricity and reduces the Levelised Cost of Electricity (LCOE) by around 11% compared to the 7MW-154 wind turbine, Shanghai Electric said. Shanghai Electric said that the company is now ”in a prime position to capitalize on the growing Chinese offshore turbine market, where up to 26 GW may be grid-connected by the end of 2025.” The 8 MW offshore wind turbine features 81.4-metre blades, producing a rotor diameter of 167 metres and a swept area of 21,900 square metres. It was tested onshore at the Shantou Haojiang offshore industrial park. last_img read more

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LA Dodgers stay on the offensive in rout of Diamondbacks

first_imgLOS ANGELES >> Clayton Kershaw’s ability to curb opposing offenses is well documented. But who knew he was holding his own team’s bats in check?Coincidence or not, the Dodgers have become a much more offensive club since losing the ace of their pitching staff, capable of hitting their way out of trouble — like Sunday’s 14-3 drubbing of the Arizona Diamondbacks.The Dodgers lost yet another starting pitcher just 13 pitches into the game when Bud Norris left with back muscle tightness, seeming to leave them with just three healthy starters and only hours left before the non-waiver trade deadline to fortify that group.No matter. They outhit the Diamondbacks 17-3, including home runs by Yasmani Grandal, Corey Seager and Joc Pederson. Ross Stripling replaced Norris on the fly and took the first leg of a six-man relief relay that covered 8 2/3 innings while allowing just three hits (none after the fourth inning). “It’s contagious,” Seager said. “It’s been up and down the lineup the past month or so. It’s been what you need, what you’re looking for.”The Dodgers spotted the Diamondbacks a starting pitcher and a 3-0 lead Sunday — thanks in part to a bizarre take on the hidden-ball trick.One Diamondbacks run scored in the fourth inning when a pitch from Stripling bounced in front of the plate, ricocheted off the bottom of Grandal’s face mask and slipped down under his chest protector. When Grandal couldn’t locate the ball quickly enough, the runner from third base was awarded home.“I asked the umpire at second base and he said after 21 years in the league, that’s the first time he’s seen it,” Grandal said. “That’s one of those weird plays that you hardly get to see. I think it’s even more (rare) than a triple play.”The Dodgers started making balls disappear in a more conventional fashion with three-run home runs by Grandal and Seager and a two-run shot by Pederson.For Grandal, the homer was his 15th of the season, tied for the most by a catcher in the majors this season. Seager’s home run was his 18th of the season but first since June 30. He did plenty of damage without the long ball in July. He had hits in 18 of his 21 games, batting .347 (33 for 95) during the month with 10 doubles, a triple, 15 runs scored and 10 RBI.“That’s pretty aggressive,” Roberts said when asked if the Dodgers could just slug their way to success the rest of the way. “I think you look at us on paper and when things weren’t going well in April, I think those guys kept confident. Now, like I’ve said before, the baseball cards are starting to line up with the numbers currently.“I do believe we’re an offensive club and do have a lot of balance and depth – all the things that can carry you through a season.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img The Dodgers have now won 18 of 28 games since Kershaw’s injury seemed to tie an anchor to their fortunes, shaving six games off the San Francisco Giants’ lead in that time (from eight games back to two).“I don’t know the record but I do know we made a concerted effort to do a little more,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. “That’s all 25 guys in the clubhouse. The results have been great. But the mindset, for me, was most important.”The starting rotation has muddled along without its bell cow, continuing to put a heavy burden on the bullpen. With Sunday’s 8 2/3 innings of work, the Dodgers bullpen has pitched 135 1/3 innings in the past 33 games — an average of more than four innings per game.It has been the offense, however, that has proven to be the difference.In 77 games through Kershaw’s last start, the Dodgers were averaging just 4.14 runs per game, the main reason their record was tethered within a few games of .500 for most of the season’s first two months. Over the past 28 games, however, the average has jumped a full run and in the month of July the Dodgers led the National League by averaging 5.25 runs per game, winning 15 of 24 games.last_img read more

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Public hearings in Trump impeachment inquiry to begin next week

first_imgCalifornia Democrat Adam Schiff told reporters at the Capitol Wednesday that the first scheduled witnesses will be State Department officials Bill Taylor and George Kent.Schiff, who chairs the House Intelligence Committee, also said ousted U.S.-Ukraine Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch is scheduled as a witness for a second hearing.“It is clear that President Trump tried to use Ukraine to dig up dirt on a political opponent,” Schiff told reporters, adding, it is “presidential misconduct.”Ohio Republican Congressman Jim Jordan spoke with reporters shortly after Schiff argued that the facts are clear and insisted that there was no pressure on Ukraine and “no quid pro quo.”North Carolina Republican Mark Meadows also spoke with reporters about the inquiry saying it’s “actually getting easier to defend the President” as more transcripts of depositions are released.Meadows and Jordan repeatedly stressed that Trump did nothing wrong.Related content:House approves rules for Trump impeachment inquirylast_img read more

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Trump to NoKo’s Kim Jong Un: Biden “Somewhat Better” Than a “Rabid Dog”

first_imgPresident Trump defended an unlikely target over the weekend: his political rival, Joe Biden.The commander-in-chief mentioned the former vice president-turned-presidential candidate in a response to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s claim that Biden is a “rabid dog” who “must be beaten to death with a stick.”Trump tweeted: The tweet comes amid an impeachment investigation into President Trump’s effort to have Ukraine announce an investigation into Biden and his son, Hunter.Last week, North Korean state media reported, “Rabid dogs like Biden can hurt lots of people if they are allowed to run out of control.” The statement added that such dogs “must be beaten to death with a stick, before it is too late.”The regime’s comments on Biden were apparently made in response to a Biden campaign ad that had referred to Kim as a “tyrant.”last_img read more

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Cooler Weather Heading Toward South Florida

first_imgIt’s finally beginning to feel like winter across our region.A front with much colder air behind it will begin to move into the state late Sunday, reaching South Florida by Monday morning.On Sunday, we will experience sunny skies with a southerly wind and high temperatures in the low to mid-80s.As the cold front approaches, overnight lows will fall into the mid-60s.A few light rain showers are likely with the front between about 3:30 and 9 a.m. Monday. After that, the area will see sunny skies, highs in the mid-70s, and winds of 15 to 20 mph.By Tuesday morning, many cities and communities across our area will wake up to temperatures in the low to mid-40s, and highs will reach into the mid-60s.last_img

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Broward Officials Announce Plans for New Building at MSD High School

first_imgOfficials at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland unveiled on Thursday their plans for a new building to replace Building 12, where 17 people died and another 17 were injured during the February 14, 2018 shooting.According to Broward Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie, the building will be ready in August of this year, just in time for the 2020-21 school year.“Our goal is to make our buildings the safest in the country,” he says.Photo courtesy: Broward County School DistrictRuncie adds that there is still no firm date as to when the 1200 building will be demolished. That decision is up to the state attorney, as a result of the pending trial of suspect Nikolas Cruz.“Anything that we do on this campus certainly will require a substantial about of community input and direction,” Runcie explains.He also outlined security updates to all the district’s campuses, including more security guards, more security cameras that live feed video to the Broward County Sheriff’s Office, as well as an intercom system that can be heard all over the campuses.last_img read more

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Man used lighter that looked like gun to steal a car

first_imgThe West Palm Beach Police Department arrested a suspect for carjacking a Mercedes Benz in downtown West Palm Beach.Police say the suspect, 25-year-old Abraham Miller, approached the driver of the Benz near Flagler Dr., started flashing a black firearm and told him to give him the car.The driver gave Miller his car, and he drove off southbound on Flagler.An officer spotted the Mercedes after Miller ran a red light. The officer stopped the vehicle and took the suspect into custody.Miller confessed to stealing the car, and told officials that his brother gave him the lighter that looks like a metal gun which he used to steal the vehicle.Miller faces charges of robbery carjacking, fleeing/eluding an officer with disregard for safety of others and driving with a suspended license.last_img

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Firefighters Discover Two Bodies in Smoke-Filled Broward Home

first_imgFirefighters responding to a call in Broward County ended up finding two bodies in a smoky home.Lauderhill Fire Rescue crews went to the home on Sunday afternoon. They noticed smoke inside the home, but no fire.The crews also saw someone who seemed to be passed out inside the home, so they forced their way in.They found a pot on the stove, which had apparently caused the smoke.A short time later, they also found the second body.Authorities have not released the names of the victims or any other details, as the investigation is ongoing.last_img

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White House declares health emergency for novel coronavirus

first_imgThe Trump administration made an announcement on Friday declaring the new coronavirus a public health emergency.Americans who are returning from ubei Province, China, will be subject to a 14-day quarantine while Americans returning from other sections of China will undergo screening for 14 days.Currently there are a total of seven airports that are accepting passengers from China. The airports include; New York’s JFK, Chicago’s O’Hare, San Francisco, Seattle, Atlanta, Honolulu, and Los Angeles’ LAX.Officials say the order will prohibit entry from foreign nationals who have been to China in the last 14 days into the U.S. among those who pose a risk of transmitting the coronavirus. The emergency order will go into effect Sunday at 5 p.m.The CDC said that while the general risk to Americans is still low, the situation in China is a “serious health situation.”According to the CDC there are 6 confirmed cases in the U.S.last_img read more

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Florida man accused of hanging dog from tree, and punching child for not helping him hide the body

first_imgA Florida man has been arrested after he was charged with animal cruelty and child abuse.The Manatee County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested 38-year-old Robert Leroy Edwards because he allegedly used an electrical cord to hang someone else’s dog from a tree by it’s neck because the animal wouldn’t stop barking. Police also say he punched a boy because the boy did not help him hide the dog’s body.Investigators say another man who was in the house at the time heard the fuss and came downstairs to see what was going on. When he was “made aware of the senseless killing of the dog,” the person started arguing with Edwards, who then punched the man multiple times in the face.Edwards was arrested on multiple felony charges, including the torturing of an animal, child abuse, battery and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.He is being held without bond.last_img read more

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