Amazon signs biggest corporate solar PPA in Australia with developer Canadian Solar FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Renew Economy:Global online shopping giant Amazon has revealed that its previously announced contract to buy 105MW of output from an un-named Australia solar farm is with the 150MW Suntop facility in New South Wales.Amazon has pledged to power its operations with 100 per cent renewable energy by 2030, reach net zero emissions by 2040, and CEO Jeff Bezos has also pledge $US10 billion to a establish a new fund to support climate change efforts.The deal with Suntop solar farm – located about 10km from Wellington in the state’s central west region, is believed to be one of, if not the biggest, single power purchase agreements between a corporate customer and a solar farm in Australia. (Some bigger contracts, such as that signed by Neoen and CleanCo for the Western Downs solar project in Queensland are between developers and energy retailers).Suntop, being developed by Canadian Solar, will in fact have a capacity of 150MW (ac), and will sell just over two thirds of its output to Amazon. It was first announced in late 2018 when Photon Energy held a 25 per cent stake in the project, since sold to Canadian Solar. Photon is still looking to develop a bigger project next door, known as Suntop 2.It is the second deal struck between Canadian Solar and Amazon following the announcement that Amazon would buy 60MW of output from in Canadian Solar’s 110 MW (ac) Gunnedah solar farm, also in New South Wales.The five new renewable energy projects announced by Amazon in May added a total of 615MW of contracted capacity, or around 1.2 million megawatt hours of additional renewable output, to help power its retail operations and data centres. In total, it has announced 31 utility-scale wind and solar renewable energy projects and 60 solar rooftop installations on its centres across the globe, with a total of more than 2,900MW of contracted and installed capacity and more than 7.6 million MWh of renewable energy a year.[Giles Parkinson]More: Amazon signs biggest corporate solar PPA in Australia with Suntop project
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers photo by Francisco G. HammThe U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Galveston District has just released this beautiful photo from the Babe’s Beach nourishment project in Galveston, TX, adding that the beach fill work is currently underway near 61st street.This project, conducted by Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company (GLDD), will place up to 711,000 cubic yards of beach quality sand along the island’s seawall, beginning at 61st and moving west toward 83rd Street.The scheme – officially kicked off last week – is a collaborative effort sponsored by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston Park Board, City of Galveston and the Texas General Land Office (GLO).The project will take approximately 60 days to complete and during construction, public access to west seawall beaches beginning at 61st moving west toward 83rd Street will be limited.
Wayne Rooney and Anthony Martial both trained today, after both missed Saturday’s win away to Watford in the Premier League.However, two players who came off in that game – Ander Herrera and Phil Jones – didn’t train today, nor did midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger.