Emirates Insolaire opens new markets for Kromatix colored solar glassEmirates Insolaire will supply about 12,000 colored solar glass panels to the Copenhagen International School. The company is expecting sales of 50,000 square meters of solar panels and 10,000 pieces of colored PV modules during 2016. March 21, 2016 Adilya Zaripova Installations Manufacturing Markets Markets & Policy Share The PV solar system installed at the Copenhagen International school, once finished, will be not only one of the largest in Denmark, but certainly, one of the most beautiful. 12,000 colored solar glass panels, produced by Emirates Insolaire, a joint venture established in November 2013 by Dubai Investments PJSC and SwissINSO Holding Inc., will be integrated into the façade of the building.The construction has already started; it is expected to be finished in June. The system is expected to produce about 300 MW/h per year, supplying more than half of the schools annual electricity consumption. The project falls within the scope of the memorandum of understanding signed between UAE and Denmark to boost cooperation in the fields of renewable energy and sustainability.In January this year, Emirates Insolaire presented its Kromatix colored solar panels and photovoltaic modules at the World Future Energy Summit (WFES) in Abu Dhabi. According to the manufacturer, Kromatix modules are capable of generating 170 to 190 watt per square meter for roof or 110 to 130 watt per square meter for facades. The company announced that it is expecting sales of 50,000 square meters of solar panels and 10,000 pieces of colored modules during 2016.Emirates Insolaires end-market demand is hitting rapid growth levels almost every quarter, the companys managing partner Rafic Hanbali said at the presentation in Abu Dhabi.Last year, Emirates Insolaire completed three colored solar installations: a 12 kW project on the façade of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technologys (EPFLs) ELL building in Lausanne, Switzerland, a 24 kW BIPV system in Basel, Switzerland; and a solar thermal project in Satteins, Austria.In an interview with pv magazine, Rafic Hanbali commented on the completed projects and highlighted the main advantages of the Emirates Insolaires BIPV solutions, such as less demand on horizontal required space:The same installed power would have required, if installed only on the ground or on a roof, an area 3 to 4 times larger, said Hanbali. This is, in addition to aesthetics, [demonstrates] the considerable advantage of our technology for the cities, which cannot offer enough ground and roof areas for their energy needs.”As announced at WFES in Abu Dhabi, Emirates Insolaire continues to receive enquiries for its panels from the UAE, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Egypt, Bahrain, Lebanon, as well as from Europe, Asia, the U.S., and Brazil, among others.This content is protected by copyright and may not be reused. If you want to cooperate with us and would like to reuse some of our content, please contact: [email protected] content ITRPV: Large formats are here to stay Mark Hutchins 29 April 2021 pv-magazine.com The 2021 edition of the International Technology Roadmap for Photovoltaics (ITRPV) was published today by German engineering association VDMA. 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The company won a 250,000 euro contract to compile European industrial production figures for Eurostat after allegedly providing a false financial picture of itself.The OLAF inquiry was launched more than two years ago after concerns were first raised by the Commission’s budget directorate-general.Dorte Schmidt-Brown, a Danish economist working for Eurostat, claimed last month that Eurogramme failed to fulfil the terms of its contract with the agency and was overpaid for work done. The firm is currently thought to have 12 contracts with Eurostat, worth 1.6 million euro.The allegations have been strongly refuted by Eurogramme.A spokesman for the company, Edward Ojo, has described the claims being made against it as “malicious and untrue”.Nevertheless, German MEP Gabrielle Stauner has asked the Commission to provide details of all contracts awarded by Eurostat in the past three years. Eric Mamer, spokesman for the Commission’s administrative reform chief Neil Kinnock, welcomed OLAF’s investigation, while stressing that alleged fraud in EU institutions accounts for only a tiny proportion of OLAF’s work.“OLAF closed 663 cases last year and only 13 of these concerned fraud in EU institutions,” Mamer added.Meanwhile, Eurostat’s director-general Yves Franchet has hit back at recent attacks on the agency.In an email sent to his staff, he wrote: “The attacks are aimed at Eurostat’s management and me in particular.“I know that many of you feel irritated and hurt and see the attacks as very unjust.“I know your commitment, your competence and honesty and am determined to defend it.” Robert Biever, Luxembourg’s procureur de l’etat (public prosecutor), was this week handed dossiers relating to two cases involving the agency following an exhaustive investigation by OLAF, the European Union’s anti-fraud office.OLAF cannot release details about its findings for legal reasons, but a spokesman confirmed that they related to contracts between Eurostat and private companies in Luxembourg.One firm known to be at the centre of its probe is Eurogramme.
Secretary of State John Kerry commemorated the new Cuba policy by hosting Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez at the State Department on Monday, the first official visit by a top Cuban diplomat to Washington since 1958.“The United States welcomes the new beginning of its relations with the people of the government of Cuba,” Kerry said, speaking in polished Spanish. “We are determined to live as good neighbors on the basis of mutual respect.”The White House welcomed a sense that Obama is challenging old assumptions about U.S. foreign policy on multiple fronts. “This is yet another demonstration that we don’t have to be imprisoned by the past,” White House press secretary Josh Earnest said in a statement. (That past includes Kerry himself: In an October 2005 address at Georgetown University, Kerry named both Iran and Cuba as being among “regimes we rightfully despise.”)On a day when the United Nations Security Council approved a key component of the Iran nuclear deal, Republicans also drew a connection between Obama’s Iran and Cuba policies.“History will remember July 20, 2015, as Obama’s Capitulation Monday, the day two sworn enemies of the United States were able to outmaneuver President Obama to secure historic concessions,” Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, a 2016 presidential contender, said in a statement. After months of reacting to nonstop crises, Barack Obama has reclaimed his foreign policy narrative this summer — at least for now.In the past week, he has sealed the nuclear deal with Iran he has sought since taking office. And on Monday, he officially restored full diplomatic relations with Cuba for the first time since 1961.The two events were the product of a vision Obama first articulated as a candidate in 2008, when he vowed to challenge “conventional Washington thinking” about America’s role in the world and pledged a new era of diplomatic outreach. As if to underscore the point, Kerry was asked Monday about criticism from lawmakers angry that the United Nations acted on the nuclear agreement Monday morning, before Congress could cast a vote on the deal.The U.N. Security Council passed a resolution that will lift sanctions on Iran after Tehran has taken steps to limit its nuclear program in compliance with the deal. Some key members of Congress, including the top two members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, had urged the Obama administration to delay the vote.Kerry said he would have preferred that Congress act first but that America’s five other negotiating partners in Vienna — France, Great Britain, Germany, Russia and China — did not want to wait. A 90-day delay of the U.N. measure’s implementation included in the deal represents a “compromise” solution, Kerry said.“The rights of the Congress to make its evaluation have not changed,” he added. Also On POLITICO U.N. Security Council signs off on Iran nuclear deal By Nick Gass DSK rides comeback trail — through Cuba By Nicholas Vinocur and Tara Palmeri Kerry, who will travel to Havana on Aug. 14 to raise the American flag over the U.S. Embassy there, did not suggest on Monday that Washington and Havana are now in perfect harmony. “This does not signify an end to the differences that separate our governments,” he said. “But it does reflect the reality that the Cold War ended long ago.”Though different in their particulars, Obama’s policies toward Cuba and Iran have some noteworthy parallels. In both cases, Republicans in Congress and on the 2016 presidential campaign trail are almost uniformly hostile. In both cases, Kerry and Obama are betting that dialogue will encourage political reform and progress on shared interests.“Both governments are better served by engagement than by estrangement,” Kerry said Monday.And in both Cuba and Iran, administration officials are warning that the new agreements will be tested. On Monday, Kerry cautioned that the emerging relationship with Cuba would face “bumps in the road.” Likewise, Kerry said last week that the Iran nuclear deal is likely to encounter glitches: “I’m not going to stand here and tell you that everything’s going to work without a bump, without a hitch in the road,” Kerry said.In each case, major ideological differences underlie the improved relationships. Iran’s supreme leader speaks about the U.S. with open hostility, for instance, while America and Iran compete for influence in Iraq.And even as he and Kerry exchanged sunny words about new beginnings Monday, Cuba’s Rodríguez reiterated his country’s demands for a total end to America’s economic embargo on Havana and insisted that the U.S. military base at Cuba’s Guantánamo Bay occupies “illegally occupied territory” and must be closed. The Guantánamo base’s closure is not under consideration, even if Obama is trying to shutter the famous detention camp on its grounds.Republican control of Congress means that the U.S. embargo on Cuba isn’t about to end, meanwhile. Republicans have denounced Obama’s opening with Cuba, arguing that the communist regime there has made little progress on human rights and political freedom.But congressional opposition could not block the restoration of diplomatic ties, marked on Monday when Cuba raised its flag over its embassy building on Washington’s 16th Street NW, which had served as the country’s interests section since 1961. That became possible after the State Department removed Cuba from its list of state sponsors of terrorism this spring.The State Department also raised a Cuban flag in its main atrium Monday morning.The U.S. Embassy in Havana also opened for full diplomatic business Monday, although the U.S. flag won’t fly there until Kerry hoists it next month.Though Kerry will enjoy a major ceremonial role in Havana when he visits the U.S. Embassy there next month, he has been less involved in Cuba policy than in the Middle East and Russia. Much of the diplomatic legwork on Cuba was conducted by top officials on Obama’s National Security Council.
Last weekend, the Without A Net super group defied expectations with an awe-inspiring performance of Grateful Dead music at the BB King Blues Club in New York, NY. The late night, Dead & Company after party featured an all-star lineup from the jam band scene, and the players let loose to wade through the Grateful Dead catalog.The band featured Todd Stoops (RAQ) on keys, Marcus Rezak (Digital Tape Machine/Stratosphere All-Stars) on guitar, Scotty Zwang (Dopapod) on drums, Hayley Jane on vocals, and the veteran bassist Reed Mathis, who currently plays in Bill Kreutzmann’s solo band Billy & The Kids.Opening with an extended jam, the group segued into “Casey Jones” and never relented! With a special sit-in from Dave Watts (The Motet) on drums and Emily Clark on vocals for “They Love Each Other”, the show proved to be one of L4LM’s best yet! Listen to the full show audio below:Until next time, Deadheads!Setlist: Without A Net Super Group at BB King’s Blues Club, New York, NY – 11/7/15One Set: Casey Jones, Scarlet Begonias, Brown Eyed Women, They Love Each Other*, Bird Song, New Speedway Boogie, Touch Of GreyEncore: Ramble On Rose* = w/ Dave Watts of the Motet on drums and Emily Clark on vocals
MARTINSVILLE, Va. — Jeff Gordon, a four-time series champion and nine-time race winner at Martinsville Speedway, spent time with driver Chase Elliott and the No. 24 Hendrick Motorsports team here Tuesday during the opening day of a two-day organizational test for Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series teams.Gordon, who retired from full-time competition at the end of 2015, won 93 times in the Hendrick Motorsports entry in addition to his four titles. His final victory came here in ’15 at the tiny .526-mile track and earned him a berth in the Championship 4 at Homestead-Miami Speedway.“Just watching and hanging out with the guys,” Gordon told NASCAR.com during a lunch break that consisted of chicken tenders and waffle fries.“(Chase) ran pretty good here at the last race … but it’s a tricky place. Alan (Gustafson, crew chief) and I were talking about them testing up here and he said ‘Hey, if you’re available, we’d love to have you up there.’ ”Elliott, the son of 1988 series champion Bill Elliott, is one of 12 drivers still in contention for this year’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series title. While he has yet to score his first win in the series, Elliott has finished second in three of the four playoff races contested, and is fourth in the standings as the series prepares to head to Talladega Superspeedway this weekend for Sunday’s Alabama 500 (2 p.m. ET, NBC, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR).Gordon, 46, currently serves as a race analyst for FOX during its NASCAR broadcasts; he also continues to work for Hendrick Motorsports. Although he joked that there was “nothing” he could help Elliott or the team with at Martinsville, he did say that watching other cars and the lines different drivers were running could be helpful.“See if there is something you can learn from that,” Gordon said. “This place, it takes discipline; there is a rhythm and a discipline and I’ve come here for many, many years and every time I came here for a race I had to find it again.”Elliott, 21, will be making just his fifth career start at Martinsville when the track hosts the First Data 500 on Oct. 29. He finished third here in the spring race.“It’s definitely helpful for us,” Elliott said during the lunch break. “We don’t have many opportunities to test in general so when you can come test at a track that you struggle at, we typically don’t get to do that.”He said he hoped to “find some consistency in what I’m doing behind the wheel and really some of the things I did here in the spring. …“Just trying to find that rhythm if it exists and if so find it and try to have our stuff prepared as much as we can for the race when we come back.”While he is winless in 71 career starts, Elliott does have six runner-up finishes. His fifth came two weeks ago at Dover, when what seemed to be a breakthrough victory slipped from his grasp in the waning laps of the race.MORE: Elliott dejected after chance at first win slips awayGordon said he has been impressed with how Elliott bounced back the following week, finishing second at Charlotte.“Man he rebounded unbelievably like it never even phased him,” Gordon said. “Even as hard as he is on himself I think the pretty cool thing is that he doesn’t allow that to affect him for long. I think that’s really important.“All the second-place finishes, I mean you hate to finish second but finishing second is still pretty darn good.”
Discussions and development of a next-generation stock car are well underway for NASCAR’s competition arm and the racing departments of the sport’s three participating manufacturers. As the goals for a seventh-generation racer become clearer, so has the target launch date — 2021.Steve O’Donnell, NASCAR executive vice president and chief racing development officer, provided a progress update on the Gen-7 car for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series last week, giving the best timeline yet for the evolutionary vehicle’s schedule. Officials have indicated that this season’s rules package would serve as a bridge to the next-generation car, which is meant to attract new Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) to compete alongside current participants Chevrolet, Ford and Toyota.“I think it’s important to note that the reason we headed in this direction with the 2019 rules package was really to line us up for where we wanted to go in the future from a racing standpoint, both on track from a car’s look and feel and then under the hood from an engine perspective,” O’Donnell said. “If you look at a lot of the dialogue we’ve had with our existing OEMs, potential OEMs, there’s a lot of interest to do some things differently in terms of making the cars look even more like they do on the street, making sure that we can evolve some of our engine technology as well.RELATED: Qualifying tweaks among changes“So what we’ve done is spent the better part of a year putting together a Gen-7 model. We’re in process now of going out and talking to OEMs, talking in the industry and getting their feedback on what they like and what they may want to see tweaked, but the goal for us is to roll this out fairly quickly with an accelerated timeline to 2021, but again this rules package — particularly the engine horsepower — allows us to have some discussion around a more relevant engine that can be around the 2021 package.”Relevance in car-speak means a closer correlation between a highway-going consumer vehicle and its NASCAR counterpart, a move that also means increased brand identity. The primary areas for that strengthened resemblance are the car body and the engine, both of which are expected to evolve as the sport moves forward.Mark Rushbrook, the global director of Ford Performance Motorsports, said that Ford has been supportive of the move to a Gen-7 stock car, even as racing engineers have diligently worked to make the debut of the 2019 Mustang in the Monster Energy Series a successful one.“As much as we like that we’ve been able to make our new car look like a Mustang, we’d like the ability to do even more in that area,” Rushbrook said Friday during a preseason media session at the automaker’s sprawling Ford Performance Tech Center. “In terms of what you see on the outside of the car, we’d like to see a few changes — nothing major, but a few changes underneath the car for a little bit of technical relevance. We want to make sure that we can keep using our technical tools and learning like we do today. We don’t want to lose that with any changes.“I think that’s the right step for the sport to take to get a new car in those different areas. Then after that step is taken, then look at something for the powertrain. I think it’s too much to do the engine at the same time, but I think it’s something that can follow after the new car.”MORE: Triple Truck Challenge announcedDoug Yates, whose Roush Yates Engines supply the factory-backed horsepower for Ford’s premier series entries, said he agreed with Rushbrook’s proposed two-stage transition to Gen-7: car first, engine next. He also expressed hope that such a process, done right, could create efficiencies and cost effectiveness alike.But Yates also indicated that the industry needed to “continue to move the ball forward” to keep manufacturers — both current and prospective — interested in the sport’s potential for showcasing new technology.“I always tell my staff, if we come in the shop 20 years from now and it looks the same as it did today, then we haven’t done our job,” Yates said. “I think the same way about the race cars and the engines. When we open up the hood five or 10 years from now, it needs to look different than it does today, and it needs to look more production-based, and that’s exciting. There’s a lot of questions there. The main one is, what does that cost? What are the financial implications, but if we can work together with NASCAR and the other OEMs to make a smart step forward — and that may include electrification on these cars at some point — I think that’s something we need to embrace as a sport.”
On Monday, singer-songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Theo Katzman (Vulfpeck) announced an extensive 2020 North American tour which will see him traverse the continent in January, February, and March. Rett Madison will offer support at all dates on the tour.Theo Katzman’s 2020 North American tour begins with a performance at Seattle, WA’s Neumos on January 10th and ends with a show at Montreal, QC’s L’Astral on March 15th. The tour will also see Theo make stops at Crystal Bay, NV’s Crystal Bay Casino (1/17); San Francisco, CA’s Fillmore (1/19); Los Angeles, CA’s Fonda Theatre (1/24); Sante Fe, NM’s Meow Wolf (1/27); Boulder, CO’s Fox Theatre (1/30); Denver, CO’s Bluebird Theater (1/31 & 2/1); Austin, TX’s Antone’s Nightclub (2/11); Atlanta, GA’s Terminal West (2/15); Brooklyn, NY’s Brooklyn Steel (2/21); Chicago, IL’s Thalia Hall (3/6); Cleveland, OH’s Beachland Ballroom (3/10); and more.Vulfpeck Brings Their Living Room To NYC For Guest-Filled Madison Square Garden Debut [Photos/Videos]In addition to the tour announcement, Theo Katzman revealed his forthcoming self-released studio album, Modern Johnny Sings: Songs in the Age of Vibe, due out in early 2020. Theo will drop the album’s lead single on Friday, October 11th.Theo shared his thoughts on the new album in a press statement. He explained,Modern Johnny is a feeling. It’s closer to Vonnegut’s ‘Kilgore Trout’ than Bowie’s ‘Ziggy Stardust’—Modern Johnny represents the journey, the quest, the plight of the singer-songwriter trying to make it in today’s music world.A fan pre-sale for Theo Katzman’s 2020 tour is currently underway here and ends on Thursday, October 3rd at 10 p.m. local time. Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning on Friday, October 4th at 10 a.m. local time.See below for a full list of Theo Katzman’s 2020 tour dates. For ticketing and more information, head to Theo Katzman’s website.Theo Katzman 2020 North American Tour:JAN 10, 2020NeumosSeattle, WAJAN 11, 2020Wonder BallroomPortland, ORJAN 12, 2020VENUE NightclubVancouver, BCJAN 14, 2020WOW HallEugene, ORJAN 15, 2020Domino RoomBend, ORJAN 17, 2020Crystal Bay CasinoCrystal Bay, NVJAN 18, 2020Harlow’s Restaurant & NightclubSacramento, CAJAN 19, 2020The FillmoreSan Francisco, CAJAN 21, 2020SOhO Music ClubSanta Barbara, CAJAN 22, 2020Belly Up TavernSolana Beach, CAJAN 24, 2020The Fonda TheatreLos Angeles, CAJAN 25, 2020Crescent BallroomPhoenix, AZJAN 27, 2020Meow WolfSanta Fe, NMJAN 30, 2020Fox TheatreBoulder, COJAN 31, 2020Bluebird TheaterDenver, COFEB 1, 2020Bluebird TheaterDenver, COFEB 10, 2020House Of Blues Dallas – Cambridge RoomDallas, TXFEB 11, 2020Antone’s NightclubAustin, TXFEB 12, 2020White Oak Music Hall (Upstairs)Houston, TXFEB 14, 20201904 Music HallJacksonville, FLFEB 15, 2020Terminal WestAtlanta, GAFEB 16, 20203rd & LindsleyNashville, TNFEB 18, 2020The Hamilton LiveWashington, DCFEB 19, 2020The FoundryPhiladelphia, PAFEB 21, 2020Brooklyn SteelBrooklyn, NYFEB 22, 2020RoyaleBoston, MAFEB 23, 2020Pickle Barrel NightclubKillington, VTMAR 3, 2020Hi-FiIndianapolis, INMAR 4, 2020Duck Room at Blueberry HillSt Louis, MOMAR 6, 2020Thalia HallChicago, ILMAR 7, 2020The Cedar Cultural CenterMinneapolis, MNMAR 8, 2020Majestic TheatreMadison, WIMAR 10, 2020Beachland BallroomCleveland, OHMAR 11, 202020th Century TheaterCincinnati, OHMAR 13, 2020Saint Andrew’s HallDetroit, MIMAR 14, 2020The Opera HouseToronto, ONMAR 15, 2020L’AstralMontreal, QCView Tour Dates
Earlier this year, British singer-songwriter and guitarist Lianne La Havas returned with her first new single in nearly five years, “Bittersweet”. On Monday, La Havas released another new song, entitled “Paper Thin”, which acts as the second single from her forthcoming self-titled studio album due out July 17th via Warner Bros. The new track was one of three tunes Havas selected for her submission to NPR‘s “Tiny Desk (Home) Concert” series, which the media outlet debuted on Tuesday.Related: Anderson .Paak Joins The Free Nationals During NPR ‘Tiny Desk’ Performance [Watch]The homemade video sees La Havas accompanied by her nylon-string guitar at her home in London with a cup of home-brewed coffee by her side. La Havas wisely placed her camera to focus on being up close to where she’s sitting, giving the viewer a sense of artistic intimacy as if she’s actually playing right in front of you.The three-song performance also includes “Midnight” from 2015’s Blood and “Bittersweet”. Watch Havas’ “Tiny Desk (Home) Concert” performance in full below.Lianne La Havas – Tiny Desk (Home) Concert[Video: NPR Music]Fans can also listen to the new studio version of “Paper Thin” below.Lianne La Havas – “Paper Thin”[Video: Lianne La Havas][H/T NPR]