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Florida municipal utilities break ground on 223MW solar project

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Renewables Now:Construction has been launched on a 223.5-MW complex of municipal solar parks in Florida that could later expand to 375 MW.This was announced on Monday by Florida Municipal Power Agency (FMPA), which is partnering in the project with 12 Florida municipal utilities and Florida Renewable Partners LLC. Among those 12 utilities, member-owners of FMPA, are Beaches Energy Services, Keys Energy Services, Orlando Utilities Commission and Homestead. According to the statement, they are looking to expand the project to 375 MW by 2023.The Florida Municipal Solar Project, touted as one of the largest municipal-backed solar schemes in the U.S., will be built in phases, with the first one planned to continue through mid-2020. FMPA is acting as the project’s coordinator, while the 12 utilities will be the power off-takers. Florida Renewable Partners, meanwhile, will be the owner and operator of the solar parks and will also take care of their construction.The photovoltaic (PV) complex will be powered by around 900,000 solar panels that will be installed at two sites in Osceola County and at one site in Orange County. Its output is expected to cover the power consumption of 45,000 Florida households.More: Ground broken on 223.5-MW municipal solar project in Florida Florida municipal utilities break ground on 223MW solar projectlast_img read more

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AFCON 2021Q: Andre Ayew pleads with authorities to release pitch invader

first_imgBlack Stars captain Andre Ayew has added his voice to social media calls for police to free the fan who invaded the pitch during Ghana’s 2-0 win against South Africa in an AFCON 2021 qualifier on Thursday.Awal Suleman, 25, was arrested and sent to police cells after he interrupted the game at the Cape Coast Sports stadium towards the end of the match.Police have since commenced investigations into his stunt, and say he will be prosecuted for his behavior.Suleman’s prosecution is set to start on Monday.People took to social media to urge authorities not to punish him, with the hashtag #FreeAwal trending on Twitter on Friday night.Ayew, who made his 85th appearance in the game against Bafana Bafana, has since added his voice to the calls, urging authorities to “temper justice with mercy”.He posted on his Twitter handle:The Black Stars have been training at the Madina Zurak Park and will fly out to Sao Tome and Principe on Sunday ahead of Monday’s second Afcon 2021 qualifier against the Central African side.last_img read more

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San José mayor Libertarian Movement Party leader announce bid for president

first_imgNo related posts. San José Mayor Johnny Araya, who announced his intentions to run for president in 2014, is facing pressure from leaders in his own party for not resigning his position as mayor to show he’s serious about running for president.Rodrigo Arias and Fernando Berrocal, possible presidential candidates for the National Liberation Party, denounced Araya’s candidacy this week, according to Spanish-language station Radio ADN.Arias is the brother of former president Oscar Arias (1986-1990 and 2006-2010). Berrocal previously served as public security minister from 2006-2008 under Oscar Arias.Libertarian Movement Party leader Otto Guevara will also make a run for president in 2014. This will be Guevara’s fourth attempt at the Casa Presidencial, having campaigned in 2002, 2006 and 2010.Guevara’s party remains under investigation for alleged misuse of public campaign funding. The prosecution has not yet made it known if Guevara is tied to the accusations. Facebook Commentslast_img read more