Research institute CSIRO says rooftop solar in Australia could rise to nearly 60GW by 2050

first_imgResearch institute CSIRO says rooftop solar in Australia could rise to nearly 60GW by 2050 FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Renew Economy:Australia’s main scientific research body, the CSIRO, has significantly upgraded its forecasts for small scale rooftop solar in Australia for the next few decades, suggesting that the total capacity on the rooftops of homes and businesses could multiply from its current levels of less than 10 gigawatts to nearly 60GW by 2050.The new scenario modelling – a 50 per cent jump in capacity from its previous estimates – is revealed in a newly published assessment by CSIRO prepared for the Australian Energy Market Operator’s 20-year blueprint for the main grid, known as the Integrated System Plan.AEMO already describes the future of Australia’s main grids as “distributed, democratised, and digital”. The only question is to what extent. And the new forecasts by the CSIRO suggest that it will be a lot.The CSIRO says there are a number of factors playing on its revised forecasts. The first is the effect of the Covid-19 pandemic, which will likely mean near term forecasts are below those assumed last year. But long term growth will resume, more rapidly than previously thought, because of the continuing falls in rooftop solar costs, and the attraction of the technology for homes and businesses.The new 2050 forecasts represent a near 50 per cent jump on the previous assumptions made by the CSIRO last year when it was feeding its modelling into the ISP.“This reflects that, prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, rooftop solar adoption was trending higher than expected and this trend is expected to at least partially reassert itself post-pandemic through a wide range of drivers,” it says.[Giles Parkinson]More: Australia may reach nearly 60GW of small scale solar – new CSIRO modellinglast_img read more

Broome Co. Health Dept. releases health statement after positive tests found at 2 Binghamton locations

first_imgThe Broome County Health Department lists all health statements here. First, the health department says a person who was at The Colonial on Court Street tested positive for coronavirus. BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — The Broome County Health Department released two public health statements after learning two people tested positive for COVID-19 at two locations in Binghamton. If you were at there on Sept. 19 from 2 to 3:30 p.m., the department asks you to self quarantine until Oct. 4center_img Additionally, the health department says a person who was at the Ancient Order of Hibernians on Main Street tested positvie for the virus. If you were at the location from Sept. 18 or 19 from 6 to 8 p.m., to self quarantine until Oct. 3 or 4 respectfully.last_img

Ireland will bounce back – O’Mahony

first_imgPeter O’Mahony insists Ireland will rise from the ashes of their worst RBS 6 Nations performance that only saw them escape the wooden spoon on points difference. The Munster flanker continued: “We have to stick together and back ourselves. There’s the making of a super team here. The eight weeks have flown by and the fellas have really enjoyed playing together and for each other. “If you don’t have that but have all the time in the world, you’re going nowhere. We’ll be a very tough team to beat once we learn from this Six Nations.” O’Mahony, who spent much of Saturday’s match against Italy on the left wing due to the number of injuries being sustained, has given his full backing to Kidney. “The players should take the blame for what’s happened. We’ve been given every opportunity to go out and play for Ireland,” O’Mahony said. “It has to come down to the players, I don’t know where the stick aimed at the coaches is coming from. “We’re the ones who have made decisions on the pitch and have made mistakes at times. It’s on our heads, we’re the ones who are not delivering. “All 23 of us in the squad against Italy and everyone in the extended training squad are 100 per cent behind the coaching staff. That will be the case until they move on, which hopefully won’t be any time soon.” Brian O’Driscoll will discover by 2.30pm today whether he will face disciplinary proceedings for his stamp on Simone Favaro in the 22-15 defeat. O’Driscoll lifted his right leg and brought it down onto the chest of Favaro, the Italy openside, and was sent to the sin bin by referee Wayne Barnes. A first championship defeat to Italy meant they finished fifth for the first time since 1999 with only France beneath them in the final table. The failed seven-week campaign could spell the end of Declan Kidney’s four-and-a-half year reign as head coach, even when the bewildering number of injuries suffered by the squad are taken into account. O’Mahony, one of the few players to emerge from the tournament with his reputation enhanced, has seen enough to suggest Ireland will emerge from the wreckage a stronger force. He said: “I probably won’t take a look at the game for a few days, it’s still sinking in. It’s a low feeling.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Naked Seattle intruder recites Scripture in home

first_imgSEATTLE (AP) — It was little comfort to the residents of a Seattle home along Lake Washington when the naked man who crashed through their front door began loudly reciting Scripture.Police say a woman in the home called 911 at about 2 a.m. Tuesday while her husband grabbed a baseball bat to protect his wife and two young children on the home’s upper floor.Arriving officers spotted a naked man walking down the street, talking to himself. He took off running, they chased and caught him.Police say after they arrested the 20-year-old man for investigation of burglary, he told them he’d taken LSD. He was taken to Harborview Medical Center for treatment, then booked into jail.last_img