More companies turn to solar energy to reduce rising electricity costs

first_imgDemand for rooftop solar panels has increased sharply in recent years as more companies and households turn to solar energy to meet their electricity needs, an executive of a rooftop solar panel leasing and service company has said.The managing director of rooftop solar panel leasing company PT Xurya Daya Indonesia (Xurya), Eka Himawan, said in Jakarta on Wednesday that the number of companies that used solar energy had increased sharply because solar energy helped reduce electricity costs by up to 20 percent.“Demand for solar panels has increased significantly and we’re at a phase where it’s getting hard for supply to keep up with demand,” Eka said.  The total electricity produced from rooftop solar panels increased to around 4.92 megawatt as of December 2019.Meanwhile, the ministry’s renewable energy technical subdirectorate head, Martha Sibarani, said the government hoped the industrial sector could help boost the country’s renewable energy share toward the national energy mix.“Most solar panels have been installed on houses. If industries and businesses also use solar panels, then we’re sure that the share of renewable energy would spike,” she said.The increased use of the solar energy is expected to support the government’s efforts to achieve  23 percent renewable power production energy mix by 2025 as mandated by the General National Energy Planning road map. The country closed 2019 with a 12.36 percent renewable mix, far less than the 17.5 percent annual target on the road map.(mpr) Xurya, which was established in 2018, offers leasing and installment services for rooftop solar panels. The company has provided leasing and installation services to 20 companies engaged in the retail and manufacturing industries.Despite the rising growth rate, distrust over solar panel’s safety among manufacturing companies poses as a challenge for Xurya, he said.“Many companies think that electrical currents from solar panels could disrupt their electrical equipment It’s totally untrue,” he said.Users of solar panels in Indonesia increased from 351 users in January 2018 to 1,580 users in December 2019, the Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry’s data shows.center_img Topics :last_img read more

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Umpiring howlers dominate Day 1 of Ashes Test

first_img… 7 wrong decisions, 5 overturned by DRS in first inningsEVER since the World Cup, the debate regarding the umpiring decisions has been raging on. The standard of umpiring in the international cricket has become a hot topic among the fans and the World Cup final continued to add to that debate.One of the most experienced umpires in the world, Kumar Dharmasena recently admitted that his decision to award England six runs in the World Cup final against New Zealand was an error. It was a crucial decision, as England went on to win the tournament on the basis of more boundaries when the match ended in a tie.The umpiring howlers haven’t stopped over there as it has continued in the longest format of the game. The first Test in the Ashes series between England and Australia is currently going on at the Edgbaston Cricket Ground in Birmingham.However, the first innings itself was full of wrong umpiring decisions as England and Australia relied heavily on the Decision Review System (DRS).There were a total of 7 wrong umpiring decisions with 5 being overturned by DRS. However, there were some unlucky ones as David Warner and James Pattinson were given out and they opted not to take the DRS despite being not out.Warner could have been dismissed in the second over itself when the umpire failed to spot a bottom edge on the bowling of Stuart Broad.But Australia were lucky as England opted not to take the DRS. Warner departed soon as this time Australia failed to take advantage of the DRS. The ball was missing the stumps but the umpire deemed it to be a clear dismissal.Then likes of Usman Khwaja, Steve Smith, Matthew Wade, Pattinson and Peter Siddle were affected as the umpiring decisions continued to be wrong. Khawaja was given not out by the umpires but England took the review and it showed that the batsman had edged the delivery.Matthew Wade, making his comeback into the side, was on the wrong end of the DRS. Despite being struck plumb in front of the stumps, the umpire did not deem it to be out. But England took the review and Wade was soon walking back to the pavilion.It was Smith’s turn to be affected by the poor umpiring decisions. Umpire signalled out on Broad’s delivery but Smith was quick to take the review and HawkEye showed that it was missing the stumps.The umpiring howlers continued as Peter Siddle was also given out but he quickly took the review and it showed that there was a big inside edge onto the pads.The on-field umpires for the first Ashes Test are Joel Wilson and Aleem Dar. Australia legend Shane Warne and former England skipper Nasser Hussain were also critical of the on-field umpires as they tweeted their frustrations. (hindustantimes)last_img read more

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Premier League World visits Sanski Most and promotes BiH

first_imgYoung Bosnian Aldin Karabeg intrigued the English public after he sent 92 letters to English clubs, asking them why he should cheer for them. It all resulted in his trip to Everton where he met Muhamed Bešić. Premier League World made a report on Karabeg, thus making huge promotion of Bosnia and Herzegovina.Karabeg spoke about the life in BiH and the attitude of Bosnians and Herzegovinians towards football. He was talking in fluent English language, while the background showed inserts from Sanski Most. It was a great promotion for the young man and the entire BiH.Premier League World is one of the shows that serve as an announcement for the upcoming round of the Premiership every week and topics treated in this show are usually related to fans and former players of Premiership.The show that reported on Aldin Karabeg also reported about the former player of Real Madrid, Roma and Arsenal Julio Baptista, which speaks enough about the significance of the contents. Considering the fact that the Premier League World is broadcast by prominent TV houses like BT Sport and Sky Sports, it is clear what kind of promotion this was for Aldin Karabeg, Sanski Most, and the entire Bosnia and Herzegovina.It all started when Karabeg sent 92 letters to 92 English clubs, asking them why he should cheer for them. He received ten responses, and eventually he chose Everton. He received a video message from the BiH national team player and midfielder of Everton Muhamed Bešić, and then he traveled to the Island and visited Everton. Karabeg was on the stands of the Goodison Park during the league match between Everton and Crystal Palace, which ended with the result of 1:1.The entire show Premier League World can be watched on this link.(Source: klix.ba)last_img read more

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76ers coach Brett Brown thrilled to see Ben Simmons at power forward

first_img“He’s so dynamic,” Brown said Monday on a conference call with reporters. “Let’s just talk about running. There’s nobody faster in the NBA. So to always have the ball and dribble it up against five guys . . . to do that dilutes some of his potent weapons.MORE: Brown says no one has worked as hard as Embiid ahead of return”So, watching him fly up the floor, watching him and Joel [Embiid] play off each other, has been a really good look. I think they’ve been fantastic together.”Brown, whose 76ers (39-26) are sixth in the Eastern Conference, added: “You take somebody and say, ‘Here’s the ball.’ It’s not like Ben came in and we had Chris Paul on the team or Damian Lillard on the team. We were young, and really not that good, so it was my decision: ‘You take the ball. We’re going to make you the point guard.’ It’s not like there was an established point guard that he had to bump out.”[And] how has he responded to that? Like a star. Just a mature, ‘Whatever it’s going to take to get this team to be the best it can be with the pieces that we have that can be, I don’t know, just designed into a smooth thing’ . . . that is one of the pieces he has to offer. He’s been great accepting that, and really killing it in the environment that I just said.””We all have the same goal and I feel like everybody has been staying on task to make it happen.” @JoelEmbiid shares an update on the team. pic.twitter.com/uKyYKK6edo— Philadelphia 76ers (@sixers) July 14, 2020With the 76ers trying Simmons out the four, Shake Milton is set to replace the Australian as the team’s No. 1 point guard. The move also leaves Al Horford on the bench following his struggles since arriving from the Celtics.Milton has averaged 9.5 points, 2.2 assists and 2.1 rebounds per game in 2019-20. He scored a career-high 39 points against the Clippers prior to the coronavirus outbreak and subsequent season delay in March. 76ers coach Brett Brown is thrilled with Ben Simmons at power forward as the team looks to change things up for the resumption of the NBA season.Simmons, who is averaging 16.7 points, 8.2 assists and 7.8 rebounds per game this season, is back to full fitness after a back injury sidelined him in February, and now he’s showcasing his ability at a new position after having played as a point guard. “He’s been amazing,” Embiid said of Milton. “He’s been the starting point guard, and I think he has a huge opportunity to help us accomplish what we believe we can.”He’s been doing an amazing job and he’s running the team and we’re going to need him to knock down shots, which he did, before the league got shut down. He was on a roll so we’re going to need him to keep it going. But it’s great.”The 2019-20 NBA campaign is set to restart via a 22-team format at the Disney World complex near Orlando, Fla., on July 30 after the season was postponed due to COVID-19 in March. Philadelphia will return to action against the Pacers on Aug. 1.last_img read more

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Qatar Petroleum Shell Join Forces in LNG Bunkering

first_imgzoom Qatar Petroleum’s Wave LNG Solutions and Shell Gas & Power Developments are looking to develop liquefied natural gas (LNG) marine fueling infrastructure at strategic shipping locations across the globe.Under the framework agreement, signed on June 13, the parties said that they plan to evaluate and progress the development of LNG bunkering facilities at various locations across Europe, the Middle East and East Asia.The deal follows two Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs) Shell and Qatargas signed with industry partners in 2016 to explore LNG bunkering opportunities in the Middle East.“LNG demand for bunkering is expected to increase significantly over the coming years and we believe there is real potential for such demand to reach up to 50 million tons per annum by 2030. Obviously, achieving this figure requires focused investments and the right partnership model, similar to the one we are establishing today,” Saad Sherida Al-Kaabi, Qatar Petroleum’s President and CEO, said.The framework agreement comes on the back of the increasing numbers of ship owners and operators who are turning to LNG over traditional marine fuels in response to tighter sulfur and nitrogen oxide emissions regulations.“As two of the world’s leading LNG suppliers, Shell and Qatar Petroleum have the capability and experience to deliver LNG as a marine fuel to ship owners and operators who must meet tougher emissions regulations from 2020,” Ben van Beurden, Shell’s Chief Executive Officer, said.In October 2016, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) announced the introduction of a global 0.5% sulfur cap from 2020.LNG bunkering provides the shipping industry with a new fuel that helps meet the industry’s environmental and economic objectives.last_img read more

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Torontos Director X brings blaxploitation classic Super Fly into 2018

first_imgDirector X, far right, director of the upcoming film Superfly, discusses the film onstage with cast members, from left, Jason Mitchell, Lex Scott Davis and Trevor Jackson during the Sony Pictures Entertainment presentation at CinemaCon 2018, the official convention of the National Association of Theatre Owners, at Caesars Palace on Monday, April 23, 2018, in Las Vegas. (CHRIS PIZZELLO / CHRIS PIZZELLO/INVISION/AP) Login/Register With: Advertisement Advertisement Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook LOS ANGELES—In a nondescript room on the mammoth Sony Pictures lot, music video veteran-turned-filmmaker Director X edits a semi-finalized version of the upcoming Superfly remake, chicken salad in hand.The film, which will be screened before a small audience of friends and family the following day, is undergoing a last-minute cleanup before it’s scheduled to be shown to studio heads in its entirety for the first time.When asked whether the version of the film being edited today will be the same one theatregoers see upon the film’s June 15 release, the director, born Julien Christian Lutz in Toronto, laughed good-naturedly. “It all depends on Monday,” he said. “But this is what we’re presenting.” Superfly, which stars Grown-ish actor Trevor Jackson as the titular drug dealer, is a highly stylized action flick that truly pushes the limits of its R rating. News first broke that the film would go into production in January. After less than 40 days of shooting, it will open just in time for summer blockbuster season — a super-fast turnaround compared with the Hollywood standard.“It was not a lot of time to get this together,” X admitted. “But I tell my guys, ‘All those jobs where you had all the prep time you needed and time to get it right, this ain’t that job. All those jobs prepared you for this job.’ When they say, ‘Smooth seas don’t make experienced sailors,’ this was not a smooth sea.” As for the director himself, “I’m born from chaos filmmaking,” he said. “So it didn’t bother me a bit.” Twitterlast_img read more

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