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

Hawkeye State Speedweek sports three XSAN Hawkeye Dirt Tour dates

first_imgVINTON, Iowa (July 11) – Following in the tire tracks of the high-paying Hogan Memorial, three XSAN Hawkeye Dirt Tour events are scheduled over the course of just five nights during the Hawkeye State Modified Speedweek. Touring IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds race for $1,000 to win and a minimum of $150 to start on Monday, July 14 at Lee County Speedway in Donnellson and Tuesday, July 15 at Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa. Top prize is $2,000 at the Thursday, July 17 Harris Clash at Knoxville Raceway. That event pays a minimum of $250 to start. IMCA Modifieds race for as much as $4,000 to win when Hawkeye State Speedweek starts Sunday, July 13 with the Hogan Memorial special at Benton County Speedway.Pit gates open at 4 p.m. and racing starts at 6 p.m. at Vinton, where IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods and IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks complete the program.Lee County opens the pit gates at 5 p.m. and waves the first green flag at 7:30 p.m. Monday. IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks and Mach-1 Sport Compacts are on the program at Donnellson as well. Southern Iowa opens the back gate at 5 p.m. and starts racing at 7:30 p.m. for a Tuesday show that also includes IMCA Late Models, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods and IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks.Another $1,000 to win Speedweek race for the Modifieds is Wednesday, July 16 during the Mahaska County Fair at Oskaloosa. And at Knoxville, pit gates open at 3 p.m. and racing starts at approximately 7 p.m. Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods race for $1,000 to win that evening.July 13-17 Speedweek features are all qualifying events for this year’s Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot. The Harris Clash is the final qualifier for the 2014 All-Star ballot.Fifty-nine drivers from five states have seen XSAN Hawkeye Dirt Tour action thus far in 2014.XSAN Hawkeye Dirt Tour top 20 point standings – 1. Tim Ward, Gilbert, Ariz., and Mike Van Genderen, Newton, both 74; 3. Jacob Murray, Hartford, 64; 4. Jesse Sobbing, Glenwood, 62; 5. Levi Nielsen, Mason City, 60; 6. J.J. Wise, Garner, 59; 7. Jeremy Mills, Garner, 55; 8. Mike Jergens, Plover, and Tyler Heetland, Bancroft, both 54; 10. Cayden Carter, Oskaloosa, and Jeff Joldersma, McClelland, both 53; 12. Kyle Brown, Kellogg, 52; 13. Jeff Waterman, Quincy, Ill., 49; 14. Ronn Lauritzen, Jesup, and Richie Gustin, Gilman, both 45; 16. Clayton Christensen, Spencer, 44; 17. Jimmy Gustin, Marshalltown, 40; 18. Mark Elliott, Webster City, and Eric Dailey, Armstrong, both 38; 20. Kelly Shryock, Fertile, and Ryan Ruter, Kanawha, both 37.last_img read more

Cabral excited by new challenge

first_img Press Association Basle reached the semi-finals of the Europa League last season, only to lose out to eventual winners Chelsea over two legs, in a run which captivated the club’s fans. However, Cabral, whose Champions League experience could be invaluable to manager Paolo Di Canio, is well aware of the level of support at the Stadium of Light and is looking forward to running out there for the first time. He said: “The Champions League was very good and a great experience for the young players. “Last year, we played in the Europa League and for a Swiss club to reach the semi-finals was very good also. “Now I am playing for Sunderland in England. I am happy. In Basle, there are passionate fans – around 20,000 or so per game – but this is different. “Every game we play, the fans are always there and that is important for the team. In the game, I battle for the fans.” The 24-year-old claimed five league titles and three Swiss Cups during his time with former club Basle, and also had the opportunity to play Champions League and Europa League football. However, he believes England’s top flight represents a whole new test and he is keen to take on the challenge. He told the Black Cats’ official website, www.safc.com: “This is a new challenge for me and I am looking forward to it. Playing in Basle, we won everything in Switzerland, and I played in the Champions League and Europa League. Now I have a new challenge in England and, for me, it is the best league.” center_img Sunderland midfielder Cabral is relishing the prospect of testing himself in the Barclays Premier League after winning everything he could in Switzerland.last_img read more