Joel reveals his positive by PCR and Juanmi and Pedraza, in antibodies

first_img“I wished to verify my positive PCR for coronavirus. We’re all good at residence. I’ve not had discomfort, I’ll proceed coaching at residence with the indications of the medical doctors. I’ve been accountable, I’ve protected myself however I’ve the virus. You need to consider everybody and handle your self, “mentioned Joel by means of a video posted on social networks. The Madrid participant must move two unfavorable assessments in the approaching days to have the ability to return to the Sports activities Metropolis.Juanmi and Pedraza additionally posted texts on social networks to acknowledge that they’d examined positive for antibodies. They must endure a unfavorable management to get again to exercising on the grass. Betis gamers, Joel Robles, Juanmi Jiménez and Alfonso Pedraza, confirmed that they’ve examined positive in numerous coronaviru assessmentss. The goalkeeper examined positive for PCR and the opposite two with antibodies that, by protocol, is not going to enable them to coach on the Ciudad Deportiva till they’re examined once more as unfavorable. All three are asymptomatic and will proceed to train at residence in the approaching days.The three gamers talked about, in addition to Sergio Canales, had not appeared on Sunday morning on the Los Bermejales services in what has been to be the return to coaching for Betis. In response to the setting of the Cantabrian midfielder, he suffers “a easy chilly”.last_img read more

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Laurie Foster: Treat Taylor with kids’ gloves

first_imgSocial media is currently awash with talk of Christopher Taylor. The Calabar High School World Youth champion, with last year’s 45.27 over the 400m, is being hailed as the next great campaigner over the one-lap distance. This, despite his slender body structure, as against the traditional towers who continue to dominate the event. To counter that thought, one could argue that the Dominican Republic’s Luguelin dos Santos is making strides, but in terms of size, he too, cannot be seen as the quarter-mile stereotype. Taylor’s 4x400m relay anchor leg success of Kingston College’s Akeem Bloomfield (another giant) – with more physical development expected – has opened up other possibilities. The still-talked-about feat has catapulted the youngster into Rio Olympics territory. To facilitate that, the suggestion is that coach Michael Clarke should send him to the senior trials to contest with the big men, jostling for a place on that team. There have been ayes and nays as the point has received active consideration from many sides. Arguments in support of the former position are time-centric. His personal best from 2015, with the extra preparation and competition leading up, could improve to a 44+ clocking. In good or bad times, that ought to be sufficient for top six and an automatic booking for Rio. The naysayers acutely aware of the awesome talent come with a wider range of reasons. These all point to letting this one pass; “Give him more time to mature”, “maybe a year until the 2017 London World Championships”, they say. Some even, given a rugged road to and during Champs, cite what is itself a burnt-out word, that of ‘burnout’. To remind, he was exposed to the 200m, 400m and both 4x100m and 4x400m relays, significantly enhancing the Calabar victory cause by winning all four. Foster’s Fairplay has sympathy, with the ‘spare him’ sentiment. What strengthens the view is that several of the persons airing their opinion, whether deliberately or not, make no mention of Taylor’s likely participation in the July World Junior Championships. This would be the traditional and natural stepping stone to the senior global level, having conquered the Youth best in 2015. Gateway to greater achievement The mere thought is disturbing, as it ignores crucial elite competition, which is a gateway to greater achievement. One can recall when the great coach, Glen Mills, took over the reins of the current phenom, Usain Bolt. He pulled him from junior activity as his performances informed that he was way past that level. For those who would replicate that type of action, be reminded that Bolt was then 18 years old and had behind him the exposure and experience of four World level events, including the 2004 Athens Olympics. Taylor, in comparison and in that context, is still a mere toddler at age 16. A respected sports analyst with panoramic insight, Earl Bailey, has a well-rehearsed mantra: “If you are good enough, you are old enough.” Sorry, ‘Bald Eagle’, not going with you on this one. History will recall times in the past when a brilliant overperformer was thrown to the wolves to disastrous effect. Although available sources are silent on the matter, this columnist remembers a situation back in 2004. Vere Technical standout, Simone Facey, blasted all in her path to a Champs 200m win in the staggering time of 22.71. The field included Anneisha McLaughlin from the camp of arch-rivals Holmwood Technical, who was the World Junior silver medallist from two years prior. Facey’s eyes and heart were firmly set on the sprint double at the Grossetto World Juniors, only a few months away. But her handlers wanted more. With the traditional top six guaranteed a seat on the flight to the Athens Olympics in that August, she was entered in the trials to run with the big girls. Suffice to say that a resultant injury made it her last race of the season. Foster’s Fairplay, to satisfy the ‘Taylor for Rio’ lobby, will say this: Put him in the junior trials. Say he runs sub-45 in the final. Given that such a performance has him in the top seven at both junior and senior levels, then include him on the Olympics relay squad. Precedence has been established, especially where there are medal prospects. Just being there should do him a world of good. lauriefoster2012@gmail.comlast_img read more

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GlobalPort rises to 4-4, snaps San Miguel’s 3-game streak

first_imgVolcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding PBA IMAGESGlobalPort toppled San Miguel, 98-94,  in the 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Wednesday at Mall of Asia Arena.The Batang Pier reached .500 territory with a 4-4 record and in the process, snapped the Beermen’s three-game winning streak.ADVERTISEMENT DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film PetroGazz posts 1st win in quarterfinals at expense of Tacloban Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours View commentscenter_img Renaldo Balkman had 33 points, 13 boards, six assists, four steals, and four blocks for the Beermen while Fajardo added 20 points and eight rebounds.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Stanley Pringle came up with a crucial steal on Alex Cabagnot that led to a layup by Moala Tautuaa on the other end for the Batang Pier’s 97-94 lead with 19 seconds left.Globalport and San Miguel went tit-for-tat in the final six minutes of the game with Cabagnot scoring on a 3-pointer to give the Beermen an 89-88 lead before Kelly Nabong made a layup to give Batang Pier the 90-89 bubble.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownReigning four-time MVP June Mar Fajardo tied the game at 92 with 1:32 left in the game but Nico Elorde countered right back with a three-pointer for GlobalPort’s 95-92 margin.Malcolm White had a team-high 25 points with 10 rebounds to lead the Batang Pier while Pringle put up 22 points, six rebounds, and eight assists. Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial LATEST STORIES MOST READlast_img read more

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Partners against crime

first_imgPALMDALE – Suggestions from the public will be gathered in public meetings starting today to shape a new city crime-fighting program called Partners for a Better Palmdale. Suggestions will be collected to flesh out the program aimed at making Palmdale the safest, healthiest and most vibrant city possible. The effort is intended to link resources of businesses, neighborhoods, community groups, individuals and government to reduce crime and build community value. “We have a good foundation,” Mayor Jim Ledford said of the program’s startup. “We want to get more and more involvement from our residents.” The first two meetings will be today, one from 10 a.m. to noon and the other from 7 to 9 p.m., at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, 38350 Sierra Highway. An additional forum will be held on Saturday from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Senior Center Ballroom, 1002 East Ave. Q-12. A separate youth forum is scheduled from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. May 8 at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center. Youths 13 and older will be treated to free pizza and a free concert by The Starter Kit. “Citizen involvement is going to be the key to making this program a success,” City Manager Steve Williams said. “There will be plenty of opportunities for people of all ages and backgrounds to participate in any of a number of the program’s aspects.” City officials envision heavy volunteer involvement in developing and expanding youth programs, establishing city-owned “neighborhood houses,” greatly expanding Neighborhood Watch, starting a citizen academy, expanding family education and mediation programs, establishing neighborhood commissions, providing grants and loans to fix up homes and encouraging volunteerism. One of the focuses of the effort will be on the city’s young people. The program will look to expand or add programs such as anger management, life-skills workshops, community service programs, drug and alcohol education, internships, and youth safety workshops. Ledford said city officials want to “turbo charge” the Neighborhood Watch program. Four additional crime-prevention officers will be added by this summer to help oversee Neighborhood Watch expansion and coordination. To gauge the effectiveness of Partners, a citizen task force would set measurements to help judge the impact, and surveys would determine whether residents to see any results. james.skeen@dailynews (661) 267-5743 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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‘Leeds United are crying out for stability’, ex-goalkeeper Paul Robinson tells talkSPORT

first_imgFormer Leeds United and England goalkeeper Paul Robinson has told talkSPORT the club are ‘crying out for stability’ after appointing their sixth permanent manager in 18 months.Uwe Rosler was axed from the helm on Monday morning after overseeing just two wins in 12 games as head coach, with ex-Rotherham boss Steve Evans drafted in as his replacement the same day.United owner Massimo Cellino explained the reasons why he sacked his fifth manager in his short reign in charge of the club, saying he ‘wanted heavy rock football, but got country music’.And a rollercoaster start to the week continued for Leeds, with the Football League later suspending the Italian businessman for second time, having failed its Owners’ and Directors’ test over a tax conviction in his native country.It remains unclear who Evans will answer to as he begins his rolling contract as Leeds’ new boss, and Elland Road academy graduated Robinson feels for the fans amid the controversy.Speaking on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, the glovesman said: “The club has been crying out for stability.“It’s not fair on the fans. It’s not a one-off, this has been going on for a number of years now and Leeds are becoming a laughing stock to be honest.”Cellino has been branded ‘the manager-eater’ after his antics at Leeds and Italian side Cagliari, and while ex-Tottenham and Blackburn shot-stopper Robinson condemns the chairman’s ‘hire-and-fire’ tendencies, he admits the chief deserves praise for injecting millions into the club.He continued: “On one hand you’ve got to give Cellino credit, he’s put millions of pounds into the football club, if his money wasn’t there, who knows where Leeds would be.“And on the other hand, you’ve got to question he runs the club. But it is his club, he does what he wants to do and he’s proven that in the past. He’s going to hire and fire and he’s going to make decisions, and he’ll live and die by it.“The problem is at the top, and I’m not sure what the answer is, but Leeds United fans don’t deserve to be put through this.”Evans’ appointment was met with mixed reaction from Leeds fans, but Robinson insists, for the good of the club, they must get behind their new boss from the off.He added: “The way things have been handled, with the previous manager fired and Evans taking training the same  morning… there are question marks over whether he’s the right man for the job, but they’ve got to get behind him now“They need a man manager, someone who can get the best out of the players, so why not give him a chance?”last_img read more

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NO CHANCE! Rio Ferdinand says Man City won’t be able to stop Ronaldo and Real

first_imgRio Ferdinand has written off Manchester City’s chances of reaching a first Champions League final.City host Spanish giants Real Madrid in the first leg of their semi-final at the Etihad Stadium on Tuesday night.Real boast an array of superstars – Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale among them – and Ferdinand believes they will expose City’s defensive frailties.The former United defender, speaking on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, said: “If Bale and Cristiano are playing, over the two legs I can’t see Man City being within two goals of Real.“Defensively they have not given me any cause to suggest they are going to be ready to stand up to the talent of Bale and Ronaldo.“Ronaldo has scored 50 goals a season for the last five or six seasons – it is ridiculous.”last_img read more

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Aston Villa issue update on Steve Bruce’s future

first_imgThe 57-year-old’s future had been under the spotlight since the pair bought 55 per cent majority of the shareholdings last week and former Arsenal striker and current Belgium assistant Thierry Henry had been linked with the position.Villa lost the Play-off final 1-0 to Fulham last May to end hopes of a return to the Premier League.Bruce and the Villa team travelled separately to the friendly clash with West Ham United at Walsall this evening following the meeting. 1 Bruce to remain as Villa boss Steve Bruce is to remain Aston Villa manager with the ‘full support’ of majority owners Nassef Sawiris and Wes Edens, the Sky Bet Championship club have announced.Bruce met with new majority owners Nassef Sawiris and Wes Edens and, despite rumours to the contrary, was given their full support. Latest Football News Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more possible xi Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade How Liverpool could line up at Leicester with midfielder set for lengthy absence gameday Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes center_img NEW ERA predicted highlights How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? How Man United could line up for Newcastle clash – will Pogba start? smart causal who plays? How Chelsea could line up against Southampton – what system will Lampard play? ALTERED It is understood Bruce met with the new owners at Bodymoor Heath this afternoon, hence the separate travel arrangements.The future of Jack Grealish remains on the agenda for Bruce and the owners. Villa still need to find £40 million to comply with Financial Fair Play rules, with midfielder Grealish their most saleable asset.last_img read more

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LOCAL NEWS: PARISH BULLETIN OF ST EUNAN’S CATHEDRAL, LETTERKENNY

first_imgNEWSLETTERSunday 15th July 2012Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time GRAVEYARD SERVICES IN LETTERKENNYThis afternoon, Sunday 15th July we will have Public Prayers for the Faithful Departed in Conwal Graveyard at 4 pm.Tomorrow evening, Monday 16th July there will be Public Prayers for the Faithful Departed in Aughaninshin Graveyard at 7 pm.Next Sunday, 22nd July at 4 pm we will have Public Prayers for the Faithful Departed in Old Leck Cemetery and at 5 pm in New Leck Cemetery.We encourage as many people as possible to walk to the Graveyards. During the coming week we invite you to tidy up your loved ones graves and the graveyards in general. Please use the skips for all old wreaths and weeds. Please refrain from letting your dog run free in the graveyards as they are sacred places.MASS FROM ST. EUNAN’S CATHEDRAL ON RTE RADIO ONENext Sunday, 22nd July, the 10 am Mass from the Cathedral will be broadcast on RTE Radio 1.GUESS THE NUMBER OF SWEETS IN THE JARCarmel O’Reilly is running the above draw in aid of the Cathedral Restoration Fund over the coming weeks. Carmel will be outside the Cathedral after 10 am Mass during the week and at weekends with the jar of sweets. Prizes 1, 2 and 3 will be €100 vouchers for McElhinney’s, Ballybofey, 4th Prize will be the jar of sweets and a set of Fr. Kelly’s books plus 9 other prizes of a set of Fr. Kelly’s books.LETTERKENNY REUNION 2012 ~ CELEBRATING 21 YEARSThe Letterkenny Reunion Committee will launch their Brochure celebrating 21 years on Monday 16th July at 8 pm in the Glencar Inn. They will also be launching their CD ‘21 Great Years ~ 21 Great Songs’ on the night. Everyone is welcome.Parish Notice-boardPhone: 074 – 9121021Fax: 074 – 9124200Email: steunanscathedral@eircom.net SUNDAY ~ 15th July, 2012Masses: 8 am, 10 am, 12 pm and 6.30 pmBaptisms: 1.30 pm in the CathedralConwal Graveyard Service – 4 pmSt Pius X Adoration Chapel is open at 7 pmAl-Anon Meeting in the Pastoral Centre – 8 pmAA Meeting in the Pastoral Centre – 8.30 pmMONDAY8 am Mass ~ John Cunningham10 am Mass ~ Steve and Nora LehaneNo 7.30pm MassSt Pius X Adoration Chapel is openGrow Meeting in Loreto Convent ~ 8 pmAA Meeting in the Pastoral Centre – 8.30 pmTUESDAY8am Mass ~ See Mass Intentions below10 am Mass ~ ®No 7.30 pm MassSt Pius X Adoration Chapel is openBaptism Preparation will take place in the Parochial House at 8 pm on Tuesday 24th JulyLegion of Mary Meeting: Conference Room ~ After 10 am MassLegion of Mary Meeting: Room 112, Loreto Secondary School –7 pmDivine Mercy Prayer in the Cathedral – 8 pmAl-Anon Meeting in the Pastoral Centre – 8.30 pmGamblers’ Anonymous Meeting in the Pastoral Centre – 8.30 pmAA Meeting in the Pastoral Centre – 8.30 pmWEDNESDAY8 am Mass ~ Sheena Dillon10 am Mass ~ Mary GallagherPius X Adoration Chapel is openNarcotics Anonymous Meeting in the Pastoral Centre – 8 pm THURSDAY8 am Mass ~ Andy and Liz Crumlish10 am Mass ~ ®St Pius X Adoration Chapel is openCharismatic Prayer Meeting in the Conference Room – 8 pmAA Meeting in the Pastoral Centre – 5.30 pmFRIDAY8 am Mass ~ John and Peggy Surpless10 am Mass ~ Maisie Gallagher7.30 pm Mass ~ See Mass Intentions belowSt Pius X Adoration Chapel is openAl-Anon Meeting in the Pastoral Centre – 10.30 amAA Meeting for Women in the Cathedral Conference Room – 1 pmAA Meeting in the Pastoral Centre – 5.30 pmGambler’s Anonymous Meeting in the Pastoral Centre – 8 pmSATURDAY10 am Mass ~ ®1 pm ~ Nuptial7.30 pm Mass ~ Vigil for SundayConfessions: 12 noon to 1 pm and after 7.30 pm MassAA Meeting in the Pastoral Centre – 11 amSt. Vincent de Paul ~ Conwal & Leck Parish ~ 9129503St. Vincent de Paul ~ Parish of Aughaninshin ~ 9122366MASS INTENTIONS FOR 8 am TUESDAY and 7.30 pm FRIDAYDoe McCafferty ~ Bobby Orr ~ Jane McLean ~ Tony LaughlinRECENT BAPTISMS ~ We welcome into God’s CommunitySean Francis Clarke ~ Terry Okornoe ~ Rachel Okornoe ~ Mikey Murray ~ Sandra CzulakLOUGH DERG ~ Dates to Remember13th August ~ Last day for beginning Three Day Pilgrimage – 17th August ~ Senior Citizen’s Afternoon – 18th August ~ One Day Retreats begins – 24th August ~ Family Day – 29th August ~ Reflection Day – 9th September ~ Pilgrim Path Walk/Faith and Light Pilgrimage – 24th September – Last One Day Retreat – 29th September ~ Carers Retreat. September/October ~ School Retreats. For a full list of events please see the Cathedral noticeboard. The Lough Derg phone number is: 071-9861518.A HEALING AND RENEWAL RETREAT ~ Will take place in Ards Friary from Friday 20th July to Sunday 22nd July. The Retreat will be given by John Pridmore and the St. Patrick’s Community Team. You are invited to experience a more personal relationship with God.COMPASSIONATE COMMUNICATION ~ This six week course offers participants better ways of dealing with anger/conflict at home, in relationships or at work. It offers the opportunity to understand/explore how to manage anger, recognise what triggers anger and learn a range of techniques to release anger. Course Facilitator: Kathy O’Connor. This course will be held in the Pastoral Centre, Letterkenny beginning Wednesday 25th July at 7.30 pm. For more information or to book a place please call 9121853.HSE RETIRED PERSONS GROUP ~ Cabaret at Harvey’s Point Country Hotel on Wednesday 8th August. To book please phone Pauline on 9131137 or Mary on 9149230 before Friday 27th July.INVER 12K ~ In aid of White Oaks Rehabilitation Centre, Muff and St. Naul’s Church, Ardaghey will take place on Sunday 29th July at3 pm, commencing at TirConaill Park, Donegal Town and finishing at Inver Community Centre. Registration fee €20 for each participant. For registration forms please contact: Anne on 087-9488040 or e-mail annepmcgroary@eircom.net or Maureen at 087-2599167.VINTAGE SPONSORED WALK AND TRACTOR RUN ~ Will take place on Sunday 5th August from Letterkenny to Carrigans. This is to try and raise much needed funds towards a larger bus for taking Donegal Cancer Patients and their families to and from Galway for treatment. If you are interested in taking part on the walk or tractor run please phone 9113437 or call to the Good & New Shop, Port Road.YOUTH 2000 SUMMER FESTIVAL, Clonmacnois, Co. Offaly, will take place from Thursday 9th to Sunday 12th August for young people aged 16-35. This is an opportunity not to be missed to experience the Catholic faith and meet new friends. This Festival has been nicknamed the ‘Holy Oxygen’ with over 1,000 young people from all corners of Ireland attending last year. The festival is donation only. Free buses available from around the country. For more information please contact 01-6753690, email dublin@youth2000.ie or book online: www.youth2000.ieThe RAPHOE DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO KNOCK will take place on Saturday 18th August. Mass will be at 3 pm with anointing and blessing of the sick. Pilgrims are asked to arrive early to avail of Confessions. A bus will leave the Cathedral Car Park at 8.30 am. More details will follow in the coming weeks.PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES ~ August 28th to September 2nd – 5 Nights in Lourdes, Hotel Paradis. Direct flights from Dublin. Cost €699 includes taxes and insurance. Pilgrimage Director: Fr. Paddy Hughes assisted by Fr. James Sweeney. Details from the Parochial House, Ardaghey, Inver 074-9736007 or e-mail stnaulsrcchurchardaghey2010@eircom.netSean Davis 4 Day OUTDOOR SUMMER ‘FUN’ SOCCER ACADEMY takes place at Bonagee Showgrounds from Monday 23rd to Thursday 26th July for boys and girls aged 5 – 17 from 10 am to 3 pm. For bookings please phone Sean on 04871-263044 or Gerry on 086-3397235.LOCAL NEWS: PARISH BULLETIN OF ST EUNAN’S CATHEDRAL, LETTERKENNY was last modified: July 13th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:letterkennyLOCAL NEWS: PARISH BULLETIN OF ST EUNAN’S CATHEDRALlast_img read more

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SolarCity is Getting Into the Roofing Shingle Business

first_imgNew solar panel plant is hugeSolarCity’s new plant measures a sprawling 1.2 million square feet, and will be capable of turning out 10,000 solar panels a day when it’s fully up to speed, a CNBC report said. That adds up to a total solar capacity of 1 gigawatt of electricity a year.The factory is being constructed with a lot of help from the state of New York. In May, CNBC reported, New York’s Public Authorities Control Board approved a grant of $485.5 million, part of a total of $750 million New York will chip in to build and equip the plant. Once complete, the plant will be owned by New York and leased to SolarCity.With SolarCity producing its own solar panels, the company becomes a vertically integrated operation, controlling everything from production to installation. At the same time, Musk’s Tesla electric-car company, which is planning to buy SolarCity, is building a “gigafactory” of its own in Sparks, Nevada, to make lithium ion batteries. The batteries would help drive down the cost of powering Tesla’s electric vehicles, but it also would increase Tesla’s capacity to produce its Powerwall storage batteries for PV systems.“Batteries are the missing piece in allowing sustainable energy to scale up to 100% of our energy needs,” Tesla co-founder and chief technology officer J.B. Straubel told KQED. “We’re confident that eventually just about every vehicle on the road will move to being electric. That’s changing the transportation landscape. That’s changing the energy landscape. It is changing the world.”With a big bump in capacity for solar panels — both conventional and building-integrated varieties — plus more battery capacity, SolarCity would seemingly be poised for real PV dominance. But in the short term, it hasn’t been easy sailing. The company has yet to make a profit, and stock prices have dropped from a high of $57 last December to less than $24 in mid-August. Earlier this week, the company announced a corporate restructuring that will include layoffs and reduced executive pay. CEO Rive will see his salary go from $275,000 to $1 a year. PRODUCT GUIDEBuilding Integrated Photovoltaic Systems Problems that Dow ran intoDow couldn’t make that formula work. The company launched Powerhouse shingles in 2011, but the copper indium gallium selenide (CIGS) cells were not as efficient as PV modules that use crystalline silicon, plus they were more expensive. Pricing information posted at the Dow website suggested the solar premium for Powerhouse shingles added up to about $5 per watt, some 40% more than today’s average price for silicon-based PV modules.Dow introduced a beefed-up version of the panels last year. They had better power density and were easier to install, the company said, but that wasn’t enough. Dow pulled the plug on June 28, 2016, with an announcement that it would stop manufacturing the shingles and would no longer provide design services for new projects.SolarCity didn’t say how its BIPV shingles would be made, or disclose how much they would cost. PV-Tech reported that the shingles wold be custom-made for each installation and would be delivered in the form of a kit to be installed by SolarCity. RELATED ARTICLES “So there [is a] huge market that is sort of inaccessible to SolarCity because people know they are going to have to replace the roof and you don’t want to put solar panels on a roof you know you are going to replace,” Musk said. “However, if your roof is nearing end of life, and you have to get a new roof anyway… why not have a solar roof that is better in many other ways as well?” Dow Drops Its Line of Solar ShinglesSolar Panels That Don’t Look Like Solar PanelsAn Introduction to Photovoltaic Systems Earlier this summer, Dow Chemical abandoned its building-integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) roofing shingle business after a run of less than five years. SolarCity, the country’s biggest solar installer, is betting that corner of the market still holds untapped potential.In a conference call with financial analysts earlier this month, SolarCity Chairman Elon Musk disclosed that when the company’s huge new manufacturing plant in Buffalo, New York, opens next year, the factory will produce BIPV shingles as well as conventional photovoltaic (PV) modules.“It’s a solar roof, as opposed to modules on a roof,” Musk said, according to an article published by Business Insider. “I think this is really a fundamental part of achieving differentiated product strategy, where you have a beautiful roof. It’s not a thing on the roof. It is the roof, which is a quite difficult engineering challenge and not something that is available anywhere else.”Neither Musk nor SolarCity CEO Lyndon Rive, Musk’s cousin, offered many details about the venture. Rive said that SolarCity would concentrate on the 5 million new roofs built every year in the U.S., so the company wouldn’t “cannibalize” its ongoing business of installing PV panels on houses that are already built.last_img read more

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