India to benefit from China solar reforms

first_imgIndia to benefit from China solar reforms FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Bloomberg:India may be the biggest beneficiary of solar industry reforms in China that are poised to reduce prices for photovoltaic panels.China announced last week it was halting approvals of some new solar projects this year and cutting subsidies to developers to ease its pace of expansion. That’s expected to slow demand in the world’s biggest market, weakening prices, and force the country’s manufacturers to ship more panels overseas.Tariffs in India’s next solar auction scheduled for mid-June may fall below the 2.44 rupees per kilowatt hour record set May 17 last year, said Sanjay Sharma, general manager at Solar Energy Corp. of India, the agency responsible for implementing India’s renewable targets.“India will be a big beneficiary of a fall in module prices,” said Vinay Rustagi, managing director at solar research firm Bridge to India. “If China’s demand weakens as expected, module prices should come down dramatically in the second half of the year and into the next.”India is seeking to boost its clean energy generation as Prime Minister Narendra Modi has pledged to double India’s renewable power capacity to 175 gigawatts by 2022, a target second only to China, as part of his plan to spearhead global efforts to combat climate change.India’s maximum annual solar-cell manufacturing capacity is about 3 gigawatts while average yearly demand is 20 gigawatts, meaning the remainder needs to be procured on the international market, according to a December statement from India’s Ministry of New & Renewable Energy.More: India sees record low solar prices returning on China reformslast_img read more

Comparing Syracuse’s NCAA Tournament resume to fellow bubble teams

first_img Published on March 12, 2017 at 12:20 pm Contact Paul: | @pschweds Facebook Twitter Google+ UPDATED: March 12, 2017 at 3:05 p.m.Syracuse enters Selection Sunday sitting on the bubble. The Orange (18-14, 10-8 Atlantic Coast) has the most distinct résumé of any team on the fringe of the NCAA Tournament. The Tournament is made up of 32 conference champions receiving automatic bids and the next 36 “best” teams. In order to judge “best,” the selection committee will parse through the following résumés before the bracket is announced at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday.Based on most bracket projections, the selection committee will have likely be choosing five teams for three spots.The below stats are based on the NCAA’s nitty-gritty report and team sheets with results as of games through Saturday night.Syracuse (18-4, 10-8 ACC)RPI rank: 84Strength of schedule: 64Nonconference record: 8-5 (188 nonconference RPI rank)Nonconference strength of schedule: 215Road record: 2-8Vs. RPI Top 50: 6-8Vs. RPI 51-100: 2-1Vs. RPI 101-200: 4-4Vs. RPI 200-plus: 6-1AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSouthern California (24-9, 10-8 Pac-12)RPI rank: 41Strength of schedule: 75Nonconference record: 13-0 (9 nonconference RPI rank)Nonconference strength of schedule: 140Road record: 6-5Vs. RPI Top 50: 2-6Vs. RPI 51-100: 4-2Vs. RPI 101-200: 7-1Vs. RPI 200-plus: 11-0Kansas State (20-13, 8-10 Big 12)RPI rank: 57Strength of schedule: 42Nonconference record: 11-2 (53 nonconference RPI rank)Nonconference strength of schedule: 237Road record: 6-6Vs. RPI Top 50: 4-9Vs. RPI 51-100: 2-2Vs. RPI 101-200: 8-2Vs. RPI 200-plus: 6-0Illinois State (27-6, 17-1 Missouri Valley) RPI rank: 33Strength of schedule: 123Nonconference record: 7-4 (102 nonconference RPI rank)Nonconference strength of schedule: 159Road record: 9-4Vs. RPI Top 50: 1-2Vs. RPI 51-100: 1-2Vs. RPI 101-200: 13-1Vs. RPI 200-plus: 10-1Wake Forest (19-13, 9-9 ACC)RPI rank: 39Strength of schedule: 21Nonconference record: 9-3 (10 nonconference RPI rank)Nonconference strength of schedule: 15Road record: 6-8Vs. RPI Top 50: 3-10Vs. RPI 51-100: 5-3Vs. RPI 101-200: 5-0Vs. RPI 200-plus: 6-0An earlier version of this story had Rhode Island listed as one of the bubble teams. URI won the Atlantic-10 Tournament and therefore received an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.  Commentslast_img read more