first_imgWood Mackenzie: Global solar installations to hit 115GW in 2020 FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享PV Tech:In its latest quarterly market outlook, WoodMac forecasts that total solar installs will increase by 5% year-on-year to reach 115GWdc, driven primarily by a surge in activity within the Chinese market in the second half of the year.WoodMac forecasts that 39GWdc of solar is expected to be installed in China throughout 2020, an increase of 30% year-on-year, with more than two-thirds of that (27GWdc) installed in the second half of the year.Such a figure is broadly in line with other projections of the Chinese market for 2020 – IHS analysts revised their 2020 projections downwards from 45GW to 40-41GW, while the China Photovoltaic Industry Association’s neutral estimate forecasts 40GW to be installed – and comes despite short-term supply chain disruption and module pricing turbulence affecting some developers.Germany, too, looks set to record its best year for solar installs in eight years, with installations set to reach 4.5GW for the year, aided by the removal of a 52GW cap on feed-in tariff accreditations for new solar installs.The same cannot, however, be said in India, which continues to witness disruption caused by the pandemic. Wood Mac expects India to see a 42% slide in solar installs – coming in at just 4.9GW – despite the Indian government’s best intentions to help stimulate further deployment. Without additional policy enforcement, WoodMac has said India’s target of having a 100GW solar generation capacity by 2022 is unlikely to be met.And solar installations look certain to continue grow in the years ahead, setting new records in nearly every consecutive year out to 2025. The one exception will be in 2024, when the end of the investment tax credit in the US will dampen market appetite. By 2025, as much as 145GW of solar is expected to be installed every year.[Liam Stoker]More: Solar installs to reach 115GWdc in 2020 as robust recovery continues: WoodMaclast_img read more

first_img4 measurable ways to provide a more ‘memberlicious’ borrowing experience in Tim Mislansky, CCEWe’re a week into 2015 and hopefully you haven’t yet broken your new year’s resolution. Most of us make admirable and worthwhile resolutions in our personal lives, such as, “I want to eat better” or “I will exercise more” or “I will endeavor to be a better spouse.” While I’m not sure many credit union folks make work-related resolutions, what would yours be if you did?I suggest resolving to be more “memberlicious”—which means offering members a highly pleasing mortgage lending experience. Here are four ideas to help you deliver on your new year’s promise. And remember, the results of good resolutions can be measured.Resolve to make 97 percent LTV loans: Recently, Fannie and Freddie re-launched their 97 percent loan-to-value offerings. They determined that mortgages with 3 percent down performed essentially the same as mortgages with 5 percent down and that, as credit scores climbed, too many Americans were not able to achieve home ownership because they lacked a down payment.So resolve to get aggressive in marketing 97 percent LTV loans to your members and the Realtors in your area. Not every lender is going to offer these loans, so make sure you tell the world (or at least your local market). These loans are great alternatives to Federal Housing Administration lending, and should result in financial savings to the borrower over the life of the loan. continue reading » 4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

first_imgIt has been blamed on an unsecured store of ammonium nitrate at the port.The Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL) “is deeply saddened and shocked by the tragic events that shook Lebanon yesterday,” the court said in a statement.”The Tribunal expresses its solidarity with the Lebanese people in these difficult times.”The STL issued “a scheduling order postponing the pronouncement of the judgment,” to August 18 ‘Severe threat’ The surviving suspects face life imprisonment if convicted, although sentencing will be carried out at a later date.Both the prosecution and defense can appeal the judgment and sentence, while if a defendant is eventually arrested he can request a retrial.Prosecutors said during the trial that Hariri was assassinated because he was perceived to be a “severe threat” to Syrian control of the country.Hariri was Lebanon’s Sunni premier until his resignation in 2004 over Syria’s role as power-broker in the country.The case was “circumstantial” but “compelling”, prosecutors said, resting on mobile phone records allegedly showing the suspects conducting intense surveillance of Hariri from just after his resignation until minutes before the blast.The court’s flag was flown at half-mast on Wednesday “to honor those who lost their lives, who were wounded and who are still missing as a result of the explosion in Beirut”.At least 4,000 people were injured by the explosion, while dozens of people remain missing as rescue efforts continue.However the court in The Hague rules, the eventual verdict it will not be the end of its work, as it opened a second case last year charging prime suspect Ayyash with terrorism and murder over deadly attacks on politicians in 2004 and 2005. A UN-backed tribunal said Wednesday it had suspended a verdict on the 2005 murder of former Lebanese premier Rafic Hariri following the deadly blast in Beirut.The court’s decision was due on Friday but the ruling has been postponed until August 18, the court said in a statement.The death toll from Tuesday’s huge blast at Beirut port has risen to at least 113, Lebanon’s Health Minister Hamad Hassan said earlier Wednesday. Topics : In absentia Four alleged members of the Shiite Muslim fundamentalist group Hezbollah are on trial in absentia at the court in the Netherlands over the huge Beirut suicide bombing that killed Sunni billionaire Hariri and others in 2005.The judgment harks back to an event that changed the face of the Middle East, with Hariri’s assassination triggering a wave of demonstrations that pushed Syrian forces out of Lebanon after 30 years.The court is billed as the world’s first international tribunal set up to probe terrorist crimes, and it has cost at least $600 million since it opened its doors in 2009 following a UN Security Council resolution.But the tribunal faces doubts over its credibility, with Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah refusing to hand over the defendants and the case relying almost entirely on mobile phone records.The four defendants went on trial in 2014 on charges including the “intentional homicide” of Hariri and 21 others, attempted homicide of the 226 people who were wounded in the bombing, and conspiracy to commit a terrorist act.Salim Ayyash, 56, is accused of leading the team that carried out the bombing, which involved a truck packed full of explosives that detonated near Hariri’s motorcade on February 14, 2005.Assad Sabra, 43, and Hussein Oneissi, 46, allegedly sent a fake video to the Al-Jazeera news channel claiming responsibility on behalf of a made-up group. Hassan Habib Merhi, 54, is accused of general involvement in the plot.The alleged mastermind of the bombing, Hezbollah commander Mustafa Badreddine, was indicted by the court but is believed to have died while fighting with the Syrian government in May 2016.last_img read more has your ticket to all the upcoming events at the EnCana Events.   Starting September 15th, if you’re a member of the Facebook Page, you’ll get to buy tickets to any EnCana Events Centre show before the general public.  On September 15th, and the EnCana Events Centre will be announcing a special event to help kick start this amazing opportunity.  So make sure you join before September 15th.- Advertisement -This is how it works…as long as you are a member of the facebook page, before we announce the next big show, you’ll get an e-mail in your Facebook inbox, with a special link and password to buy tickets in a special section at the EnCana Events Centre.The only problem is there are only so many seats available in the section…so get your tickets while you can.Just click here and join our group….and that’s it, you’ll now get a private Facebook message the next time there is a show announced at the EnCana Events Centre.last_img read more