Solar bids hit new record low in India

first_imgSolar bids hit new record low in India FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Clean Technica:Two of India’s leading solar power developers have managed to win possibly the largest capacities ever awarded in a single tender in the country.Acme Solar and Azure Power managed to secure the rights to develop 600 megawatts of capacity each in the largest solar power tender issued by the Solar Energy Corporation of India to date. The tender is jointly the largest tender issued in the country ever. Tenders with 2 gigawatts of capacity each were issued by the states of Jharkhand and Telangana.The tender was issued in January this year and attracted bids worth 2.95 gigawatts in the final round of auction from eight developers. Acme Solar and Azure Power each placed successful bids to develop 600 megawatts of capacity. While Acme Solar placed the lowest-bid of Rs 2.44/kWh (3.55¢/kWh), Azure Power secured the capacity at Rs 2.53/kWh (3.69¢/kWh).The bid of Rs 2.44/kWh (3.55¢/kWh) is jointly the lowest-ever in Indian solar power markets.Other successful bidders include Shapoorji Pallonji (250 megawatts), Hero Future Energies (250 megawatts), and Mahindra Susten (250 megawatts). Adani Green Energy also placed a bid for 500 megawatts, but managed to secure only 50 megawatts due to over-subscription of the tender.The reasons for such low tariff bids are multi-fold. One, the developers are free to set up projects wherever they want, and the capacity on offer is very large. Second, the power purchase agreements will be signed with SECI—a government-owned company—which represents very low risk. Third, no charges for transmission of solar power across different states.More: India’s largest solar tender yields lowest tariff everlast_img read more

FB : Morrison hired as defensive assistant; Conley, Brumbaugh out as assistant coaches

first_img Published on January 31, 2012 at 12:00 pm Contact Mark: [email protected] | @mark_cooperjr Syracuse has hired Steve Morrison as a defensive assistant coach and is not bringing back Dan Conley and Jimmy Brumbaugh as assistant coaches.Conley, Syracuse’s linebackers coach for the past four seasons, and Brumbaugh, who worked on the defensive line, are still under contract but will not be on the field with SU next season, Orange head coach Doug Marrone said Wednesday.‘Both are looking at opportunities. Whether they may be here or other places, that’s going on right now,’ Marrone said after Syracuse’s national signing day press conference. ‘We’ve hired one coach, Steve Morrison, who’s on with us. He’s going to be on the defensive side of the ball. And then we’ll hire someone else to be on the field with us.’Morrison was the linebackers coach at Eastern Michigan for the past two seasons. Before that, he spent five seasons as a defensive coach at Western Michigan, including his last two as defensive coordinator.He coached with current SU defensive coordinator Scott Shafer and defensive ends coach Tim Daoust at WMU. Morrison was with the Broncos from 2005-09, while Shafer was there from 2005-06. Daoust coached at WMU from 2006-09.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAs a player, Morrison shined as a linebacker for Michigan, making the All-Big Ten first team in 1994. He played at UM at the same time as Syracuse running backs coach Tyrone Wheatley.Conley was the SU linebackers coach for the past four seasons, including three under Marrone. Brumbaugh just finished his second season as a coach on SU’s defensive line.‘I can’t tell you the status of where they’re going to be, but they will not be on the field with us next year,’ Marrone said.As far as the other hire SU will make, Marrone said he has some flexibility as to the position of the coach Syracuse is still looking to [email protected] Commentscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Skin’s Spin: Jeanie Buss exemplifies important paradigm shift

first_imgThe current state of Buss’ Lakers may seem somewhat idyllic, but her overall tumultuous tenure as the final decision-maker of one of the world’s most recognizable sports brands tells a more complex story about the collectively shifting paradigm of gender politics. Johnson implied that his close relationship with Buss could not withstand a relatively simple disagreement over who ought to be the team’s head coach, and he additionally implied that he was leaving because he could not have his way. Johnson later went on various talk shows and indicated that the primary reason for his resignation was his frustration with Pelinka, but that does not excuse the fact that his first instinct was to blame Buss. Women having power over men is no more or less of a problem than men having power over women. These dynamics are not harmful in and of themselves considering that hierarchical power systems are an intrinsic part of the human social experience, especially in the sports industry. Since she took the reins from her brother, the Lakers have been in a state of seemingly constant flux. Yet, as I write this column, they sit atop the Western Conference standings and have two of the best players in the NBA on their roster in Anthony Davis and LeBron James. The problems that may derive from the shifting dynamic will come if women are granted undeserved power due to their gender, as it will lead to a gender-based conflict where all those affected by this phenomenon are entitled to righteous resentment. That said, men have benefited from their gender status — at least in a social and financial sense ­— for all of human history, and a conflict of this nature would merely be a role-reversal of that which has persisted for far too long. Hopefully, the shifting gender politics paradigm will settle in a place that allows for greater meritocracy to exist so that those who want and deserve to have power are granted that power regardless of whether they have a Y chromosome or not. This idealistic, meritocratic society is something to strive toward, despite the fact that there will surely be many speed bumps along the way. Keeping this in mind, Jeanie Buss’ powerful position in the industry provides a unique opportunity to analyze the expanding role that women appear to have in sports — and in society in general — and the effects it may have on that larger gender politics paradigm. “I don’t want to put her in the middle of [the situation with Walton], even though she said, ‘Hey, you can do what you want to do,’” Johnson said. “I know she has great love for him and great love for me.” Jeanie Buss’ story is an example of how the existence of a powerful feminine figure operating in a traditionally masculine world can lead to messy confrontations, especially when that femininity is perceived as a threat to masculinity. But progress of this kind often comes at a cost. She is human and therefore imperfect, but as a USC alumna, the Trojan family should see her as a symbol of that progress and root for her to succeed, whether they’re Lakers fans or not. Women are increasingly taking and wielding power, and those who have grown accustomed to the traditionally masculine nature of corporate power are having to learn how to adapt to this new reality. It seems that those who are made uncomfortable by this shift prefer to take their ball and go home, as Magic Johnson did, but abdicating all responsibility is not an option for most people even if they are disgruntled. While this may seem problematic, that does not have to be the case. Buss acquired controlling ownership of the Lakers toward the end of the 2016-17 NBA season. Quickly thereafter, she hired former Lakers star Earvin “Magic” Johnson to serve as president of basketball operations and former high-powered sports agent Rob Pelinka to serve as the team’s general manager. Johnson’s official affiliation with the organization ended when he stepped down from his role in an impromptu pregame press conference in April. The sports industry has traditionally been seen as hypermasculine, and sports are still considered one of the most socially acceptable forms of “masculine” entertainment to this day. The most celebrated athletes are mostly men, as are the executives who operate the leagues and organizations. This is equally true of the journalists and pundits who cover the happenings of the world of sports. Jeanie Buss is a Trojan alumna and voting member of USC’s Board of Trustees. She also happens to be the controlling owner of the Los Angeles Lakers after the high profile ousting of her brother and former controlling owner of the organization, Jim Buss, in March 2017. In that press conference, Johnson indicated that a reason for his resignation involved a controversy with then-Lakers head coach Luke Walton, whom he wanted to fire. Buss, however, couldn’t bring herself to approve that decision. But this does not change the fact that his first instinct was to excuse himself from his responsibilities and obligations to the organization by throwing Jeanie Buss under the bus (pun intended). The incident is a microcosm of the gender politics paradigm shift that is confronting traditionally masculine facets of our world. To understand how Buss fits into this discussion, it would be valuable to have some background knowledge on what has happened to the Lakers since she took over. In Jeanie Buss’ case, yes, she inherited her portion of ownership of the Lakers through her late father, Jerry Buss, but she had to fight to earn her position as controlling owner from her brother, who was handed the keys because he was the first born male. Clearly, she has benefitted from her last name, not her gender. Due to the fact that Magic is a universally beloved sports icon, especially here in L.A., his controversial departure from the Lakers seems to have faded into nothingness as time has passed. Joe Skinner is a sophomore writing about USC alumni in sports. His column, “Skin’s Spin,” runs every other Tuesday.last_img read more