Oil major Repsol breaks ground in Spain on its first-ever solar farm

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享PV Tech:Repsol has launched construction works in Spain for its first ever solar farm in the midst of a national quarantine, following the country’s lifting of a pandemic-driven construction freeze last week.On Wednesday, the oil major announced it has now broken ground on a 126MW solar trio in the province of Ciudad Real, in the Castilla-La Mancha region to the south of capital Madrid. The so-called Kappa venture in Manzanares is Repsol’s maiden solar project and will require overall funding of around €100 million (US$108 million). The complex, set to become operational in early 2021, will be split into individual plants boasting a capacity of 45MW, 45MW and 36MW.The under-construction Kappa projects will soon be joined by the 264MW Valdesolar PV project to the west, in the region of Extremadura. The project in Badajoz – acquired by Repsol in September 2018 – is meant to break ground “in the coming weeks,” the firm said on Wednesday.Together with the 335MW Delta wind plant Repsol already started building last December, the solar duo of Kappa and Valdesolar are part of a three-project renewable push set to mobilise €600 million (US$651 million) of investment all in all.Repsol’s solar push follows its pledge at Madrid’s UN climate summit last year to reach net-zero emissions by 2050. The commitment has since been emulated by similar moves from fellow oil players Galp, BP, Eni and Equinor, with the IEA urging them not to abandon renewable ambitions even as COVID-19 hurts oil revenues.[José Rojo Martín]More: Oil major Repsol uses Spain’s lockdown rollback to start building solar debut Oil major Repsol breaks ground in Spain on its first-ever solar farmlast_img read more

Laudrup plays down Everton move

first_img The Swansea boss is reportedly one of the contenders to succeed Moyes, who is to leave Goodison Park to take on the huge task of filling Sir Alex Ferguson’s shoes at Manchester United. Laudrup was linked with the likes of Real Madrid, Chelsea and Manchester City before signing a new contract to extend his Liberty Stadium deal until 2015. And the Dane re-iterated he will take the Welsh club into European competition next season. He said: “It is pure speculation, like when some of my players are linked to other clubs or when players are linked with coming here, so I don’t want to comment on it. I haven’t spoken to anyone (at Everton), I don’t have time I have so much work to do here.” Press Association He went on: “I don’t have dreams of going to other clubs, I live in the present. I don’t have dreams about what I am going to do in two, four or eight years because I don’t know, I live in the present. I’ve said so many times my intention is to be here so I can’t say any more than that.” Ferguson’s decision to retire from management after a remarkable trophy-laden 27-year stint in charge at United means Swansea have the honour of being the Scot’s last opponents at Old Trafford, and Laudrup does not believe Ferguson’s marathon tenure with United will ever be repeated. “You always know that one day we all have to stop, but it seemed Sir Alex would go on and on,” he said. “There were rumours a few years ago but this came out of the blue and caught us all by surprise, but it was going to happen and leaving after winning the title once more is the best way to go. What is unique with him is the time he has been at Manchester United. Twenty-seven years – even 10 years in other countries would be impossible. “Here there is Moyes, Wenger and Fergie (who have spent over 10 years at their clubs) and that can only happen in the UK. “In southern Europe there is talk of change after three years. To have five years at the same club is huge, so imagine 27 years at the same club. “What makes it special is that it is his last home game so I’m very pleased and proud to be his opponent.” center_img Michael Laudrup has dismissed suggestions he is among the favourites to replace David Moyes at Everton as “pure speculation”.last_img read more

Dele Alli’s strike steals limelight as Tottenham strengthen Champions League bid

first_imgMauricio Pochettino hailed Dele Alli’s “amazing” goal after the midfielder inspired Tottenham to a 3-1 Premier League victory at Crystal Palace. “I certainly do know that I was in front when Yohan Cabaye got stamped on by Dele, so you know… These things happen, I’m not into retribution. It’s just honest challenges I think and we move to the next game. “It’s something that he (Alli) needs to cut out of his game, I don’t know why he did it. It was something he shouldn’t have done. He is a great player though. I’m not going to moan about spilt milk. “It was a great goal. Spurs have that individual talent to produce a goal out of nothing. It’s something we’re lacking at the moment. “Not a great goal for Crystal Palace, but it was a great goal.” The combination of Spurs’ win and Manchester United’s 1-0 defeat by Southampton further strengthened fourth-placed Spurs’ pursuit of a Champions League place as they built a five-point advantage over their rivals. Even so, Alli’s goal was at the forefront of Pochettino’s mind after the match. “He showed tremendous quality, it will be shown around the world on every TV,” he said. “It was fantastic. I am very pleased because it was a difficult game. They (Palace) had a clear week to prepare, we played against Leicester in the FA Cup (in Wednesday’s 2-0 away victory). I’m pleased because the performance and effort was fantastic from the squad. “I think Dele shows his quality in every game. He’s capable of that. He has fantastic potential, (he’s) difficult to price like Harry Kane. They have big potential because they are very young. We need to keep working hard.” There was one concern for Spurs as Vertonghen was substituted with ankle and knee problems. “We need to assess him,” Pochettino said. “It’s dIfficult to explain. I prefer to wait. It was difficult from my position to see (his condition).” Vertonghen was replaced shortly after a robust challenge from Palace’s Connor Wickham, but manager Alan Pardew, whose team have slid to 11th after three consecutive defeats, claimed he had not seen the incident before criticising Alli’s conduct and also praising the 19-year-old’s goal. “I haven’t heard anything from my analysts about that (challenge),” he said. Harry Kane cancelled out Jan Vertonghen’s first-half own goal before, in the 84th minute, Alli used brilliant control to flick the ball over Mile Jedinak and volley into the bottom left corner. It was a world-class finish that further demonstrated his outstanding potential and importance to Pochettino’s promising team, and even after Nacer Chadli added a fine third deep into stoppage time it remained the defining moment of the match. Press Associationlast_img read more

Chase hunt for special 3

first_imgThe Champions of this year Petra organised Milo sponsored Schools Football tournament will be decided this evening when Chase Academic Foundation plays Morgan Learning Center at the Ministry of Education ground.Chase, are the defending champions and are favourites to lift the title once again.A host of players with a wealth of knowledge of the game also gives them a sizable edge over their opponentsPlayers such as: Reshawn Ritch, Job Caesar, Nicholas McArthur-Jeremy Garrett, Malachi Adonis, Rondell Peters and Ryan Hackett will be the key in the Chase’s lineup.On the converse side, Morgan’s has players like – David Coates, Osafo Matheson, Chris Macey, Adrian Adolph, Daniel Clarke and Orin Moore have proven that they too can get the job done.Meanwhile, the third place playoff between Sir Leon’s Lesson and Master’s Academy will kicks off from 17:00 hrs.Winner of the tournament will collect $500,000 towards a school project and the championship trophy, while the second, third and fourth placed sides will receive $300,000,$200,000 and $100,000 respectively towards a similar endeavor and trophies.last_img read more