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1 week ago

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1 week ago

SolarReserve Helps Netcare Lower Their Energy Costs While Meeting Corporate Sustainability Goals with Fifteen Rooftop Solar Installations across South



JOHANNESBURG--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SolarReserve, a leading global energy developer with 246 megawatts of

solar capacity already on-line in South Africa, has worked with Netcare

Limited to roll out commercial sized solar PV rooftop installations at

fifteen of its facilities, namely at the Netcare 911 head office in

Midrand and fourteen Medicross family medical and dental centres across

the country. The sites combined deliver about 720 kilowatts peak of

solar power, with a cumulative pro

1 week ago

How to Make Money Recycling Paper? You Can Try Out These Ways

Recycling is not a new concept and as per archaeological evidences, ancient people used to recycle waste materials, during periods when resources were scarce. It is said that the history of recycling can be traced back to the ancient Greeks of 400 B.C. Before the advent of industrialization, the people of Europe used to melt down scrap metal, for reuse. Even the ash from wood and coal, was used as a raw material for brick making at that time. Apart from cutting down the amount of trash, recycling is also good for preventing environmental pollution to some extent. Besides that, recycling is also associated with some financial benefits. Now, recycling is one of the prevalent concepts and is al

1 week ago

How to Make Money Recycling Paper? You Can Try Out These Ways

Recycling is not a new concept and as per archaeological evidences, ancient people used to recycle waste materials, during periods when resources were scarce. It is said that the history of recycling can be traced back to the ancient Greeks of 400 B.C. Before the advent of industrialization, the people of Europe used to melt down scrap metal, for reuse. Even the ash from wood and coal, was used as a raw material for brick making at that time. Apart from cutting down the amount of trash, recycling is also good for preventing environmental pollution to some extent. Besides that, recycling is also associated with some financial benefits. Now, recycling is one of the prevalent concepts and is al

2 weeks ago

USB OBDII Laptop Diagnostic Cables Review

As a typical "DIY" home mechanic, I enjoy working on my car and when I have the spare time I do whatever maintenance I can on it. I've had check engine lights come on before and have had the pleasure of using multiple types of OBD II code scanners in order to figure out what went wrong with my car.

My First Hand-Held OBD II

The first one I used was one I found at Wal-Mart for $56 after tax and it didn't do too much. It displayed the codes to me and I could browse the other codes and erase them. If I wanted to re-read the codes I would simply click a button again (a total of three buttons were on the reader) and it would display any codes again. That was it. For $56 I felt that

2 weeks ago

8Point3 Energy Partners LP (CAFD.O) Company Profile

8point3 Energy Partners LP, incorporated on March 3, 2015, owns, operates and acquires solar energy generation projects. As of November 30, 2016, the Company's portfolio consisted of interests in 642 Megawatt (MW) of solar energy projects. The Company is developing projects under utility, commercial and industrial (C&I) and residential categories. As of November 30, 2016, the Company owned interests in nine utility-scale solar energy projects; four C&I solar energy projects and a portfolio of residential Distributed generation (DG) Solar assets. The Company's utility-scale and C&I project sells its energy output under long-term, fixed-price offtake agreements and its residential portfolios comprises solar installations, which are leased to homeowners under a fixed monthly rate. The Company's utility project portfolio comprises projects, including Maryland Solar, Solar Gen 2, Lost Hills Blackwell, North Star, RPU, Quinto, Hooper and Kingbird. The Company's C&I projects comprise UC Davis, Macy's California, Macy's Maryland and Kern. The Company's residential portfolio targets homeowners in the United States.

Utility Projects

The Company's Utility Project entities have entered into agreements for energy sales, interconnection, construction, equipment supply, operations and maintenance (O&M) services, asset management services and real estate rights, among others. As of November 30, 2016, the Henrietta Project Entity owned the 102 MW Henrietta Project. As of November 30, 2016, the Hooper Project owned a 50 MW photovoltaic solar generating project located on an approximately 320-acre site owned by the Hooper Project Entity in Alamosa County, Colorado. As of November 30, 2016, the Kingbird Project Entities owned a solar energy project with an aggregate nameplate capacity of 40 MW, which is located on two adjoining sites in Kern County, California. As of November 30, 2016, the Lost Hills Project Entity and the Blackwell Project Entity owned 20 MW Lost Hills Project and the 12 MW Blackwell Project, respectively, which are located on adjoining sites in Kern County, California. As of November 30, 2016, the Maryland Solar Project Entity owned the 20 MW Maryland Solar Project. As of November 30, 2016, the North Star Project Entity owned the 60 MW North Star Project. As of November 30, 2016, the Quinto Project comprised a 108 MW solar generation facility located in Merced County, California and is situated on an approximately 949-acre site. As of November 30, 2016, the Solar Gen 2 Project Entity owned the 150 MW Solar Gen 2 Project. As of November 30, 2016, the RPU Project comprised an approximately seven MW solar generation facility located in Riverside County, California.

Commercial and Industrial Projects

The Kern Project is a solar energy project comprising systems attached to fixed-tilt carports located at 27 school sites in the Kern High School District located in Kern County, California. As of November 30, 2016, the Kern Project had an aggregate nameplate capacity of up to 21 MW. As of November 30, 2016, the Macy's California Project comprised seven solar generation facilities with approximately three MW located in Sacramento, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Alameda, and San Francisco counties in California. As of November 30, 2016, the Macy's Maryland Project comprised five MW roof-mounted solar photovoltaic project installed at seven Macy's department stores located in Maryland. As of November 30, 2016, the UC Davis Project comprised 13 MW solar generation facility located in Solano County, California.

Residential Portfolio

As of November 30, 2016, the Residential Portfolio comprised residential solar energy systems with an aggregate of 39 MW of capacity and an average solar energy system capacity of approximately 7.95 kilowatt (KW). As of November 30, 2016, the residential portfolio comprised approximately 5,900 solar installations located in Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Vermont. As of November 30, 2016, the Company owned 100% of the membership interest in the Residential Portfolio Project Entity that owns these residential solar systems. These residential solar energy systems are provided to the customers under long-term agreements.

3 weeks ago

City of change: New South Africa in old Pretoria

The place is the North Gauteng High Court. The event is the trial of athlete Oscar Pistorius.

"People always ask about Oscar," says Jaco, a local friend who is showing me around Pretoria, one of three cities that South Africa calls a capital.

He points at a mobile cafe opposite the court. "That used to be full of the world's media. The owner had struck gold."

Gold -- the real rather than the metaphorical stuff -- is the blessing and the bane of South Africa.

It's blamed for the 1899-1902 Anglo-Boer War, the fallout from which swept away geographical boundaries and culminated in apartheid.

Efforts to undo the damage from decades of division shape the Pretori