Global installed solar capacity tops wind for first time in latest BNEF data

first_imgGlobal installed solar capacity tops wind for first time in latest BNEF data FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Recharge:Solar energy stormed ahead last year to become the leading new power-generating source in the world, carrying clean-energy technologies including wind and hydro to overtake coal in global installed capacity, according to latest calculations by research consultancy BloombergNEF (BNEF).PV added 118GW of new plant in 2019 on its way to reaching 651GW of capacity, outpacing wind’s total 644GW, to become the fourth largest power source on the planet, behind coal’s 2.1TW, gas’ 1.8TW and hydro’s 1.2TW.Solar and wind together accounted for 67% of new capacity added globally in 2019, while fossil fuels slid to 25%, according to BNEF’s new Power Transition Trends 2020 report, which tracks capacity and generation data over the past decade. Taken together with hydro dams, the clean-energy sector has built out some 2.5TW of plant worldwide.“Sharp declines in solar equipment costs, namely the modules that go on rooftops and in fields, have made this technology widely available for homes, businesses and grids,” said Luiza Demôro, BNEF analyst and lead author of the study. “PV is now truly ubiquitous and a worldwide phenomenon.”PV eclipsed all-comers in new-build terms and was the most popular technology deployed in 33% of nations, with 81 countries building at least 1MW of solar during the last calendar year and representing nearly half of all new power generation capacity constructed worldwide.Renewable-energy engines wind and solar totted up to over two-thirds of the 265GW of additional capacity deployed worldwide in 2019, up from less than a quarter of new plant in 2010, while for the first time the two technologies accounted for the majority of new generation recorded.[Darius Snieckus]More: Solar outshines wind to become world’s biggest new power source: BNEFlast_img read more

Tom Brady on Josh Allen hit: Running the ball makes you ‘susceptible to big hits’

first_imgHowever, he was kept out of the game and is in concussion protocol, and backup Matt Barkley stepped in to finish the job.Brady said he remembered when he became the Patriots’ starter in 2001 after Drew Bledsoe was injured on a hit and the advice coach Bill Belichick gave him.”I was scrambling up the right side, and tried to hold on to the ball, and tried to slide late. The guy hit me and my helmet flew about 10 yards away. It kind of riled up their whole sideline,” Brady said. “I remember the next day, Coach Belichick said to me — I’ll never forget this — he said: ‘Hey Brady, if you want to have a career in this league, when you’re running like that, you either throw the ball away or slide.’ I’ve kind of taken to that.” “A lot of quarterbacks who do run, they’re trying to make yards and it’s great. At the same time, you’re susceptible to big hits,” Brady said in his weekly segment on WEEI.”Whether it’s flagged or not, or whether it’s a penalty, a lot of the rules have changed over the years, but from a quarterback’s standpoint I feel like it’s always best to try to be available to the team, and it’s trying to take risk/reward and so forth. Nobody likes to see anybody get hurt out there. From my own experience, I try to do the best I can to avoid any big shots like that.” Related News Appeal hearing reportedly set after Vontaze Burfict gets season-long suspension Mitchell Trubisky injury update: Bears QB has dislocated left shoulder, report sayscenter_img Tom Brady felt bad for Bills quarterback Josh Allen when he was knocked out of Sunday’s game after a brutal helmet-to-helmet hit, but said that’s part of the risk a quarterback takes when he runs the ball.The Bills were furious after the hit, saying cornerback Jonathan Jones should have been ejected. However, Brady said quarterbacks need to be careful when they run the ball. Allen was hurt in the fourth quarter of the Bills 16-10 loss to New England when Jones used his helmet to slam into Allen as he was rushing. Allen stayed on the ground for several minutes and was tended to by medical personnel, but was able to get up and walk to the sideline under his own power.last_img read more