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European offshore wind capacity up 18% in 2018

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first_imgEuropean offshore wind capacity up 18% in 2018 FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享CNBC:European offshore wind capacity grew by 18 percent in 2018, according to statistics from trade body WindEurope. Europe installed 2.6 gigawatts (GW) of new offshore capacity, with 15 new offshore wind farms coming online.Breaking the figures down, the U.K. and Germany led the way, accounting for 85 percent of the region’s new capacity. The U.K. installed 1.3 GW, while Germany was responsible for 969 megawatts (MW). Overall, Europe’s total offshore capacity now stands at 18.5 GW.WindEurope added that the “size and scale” of offshore wind in Europe was continuing to rise, with the average size of new turbines installed in 2018 hitting 6.8 MW, a 15 percent increase compared to 2017.Europe is now home to 105 offshore wind farms including the world’s largest, Walney Extension. Officially opened in September 2018, it is located in the Irish Sea, has a total capacity of 659 MW and generates electricity for almost 600,000 homes. The facility uses 87 turbines – 40 MHI-Vestas 8.25 MW turbines and 47 Siemens Gamesa 7 MW turbines – and covers an area equal to roughly 20,000 soccer pitches.Europe’s offshore wind statistics come in the same week that the Global Wind Energy Council announced that North, Central and South America installed 11.9 GW of wind power capacity in 2018. This represents an increase of 12 percent compared to 2017, with total installed wind capacity for the Americas now standing at 135 GW.More: Offshore wind capacity in Europe increased by 18 percent last yearlast_img read more

Liverpool chiefs keep tabs on Arsenal’s Folarin Balogun

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first_img Balogun could end up walking away from the Emirates Stadium next summer. The 19-year-old is still yet to play for the first-team side, and will be out of contract in a year’s time. However, the Gunners clearly value him highly, and are demanding £8m to let him leave this sum FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Officials of Premier League winners, Liverpool are keeping  their eyes on Arsenal youngster, Folarin Balogun The Daily Express says Liverpool chiefs are keeping a keen eye on Balogun, with the Gunners holding out for £8million for the teenage midfielder. Balogun has been catching the eye of multiple clubs this season and is believed to be Championship side Brentford’s top target in the upcoming transfer window. read also:Arsenal set price for Brentford target BalogunAdvertisement Promoted Content7 Reasons Why You Might Want To Become A VegetarianBest Car Manufacturers In The World17 Astonishingly Beautiful Cave ChurchesCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way10 Of The Best Places Around The World To Go StargazingMind-Bending Technology That Was Predicted Before It AppearedWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?7 Things That Actually Ruin Your Phone8 Things About Ancient Egypt That We Don’t Yet KnowWill You Recognize Celebs In Their Kid Photos?The Network’s Greatest Shows On HBOThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read Morecenter_img Loading… last_img read more

Hanwha Life acquires ROX Tigers, forms Hanwha Life Esports

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first_imgKorean insurance company Hanwha Life has acquired the League of Legends team ROX Tigers, aptly rebranding it as Hanwha Life Esports. The team will continue competing in the League of Legends Champions Korea.The other teams under the newly-named ROX Gaming organisation will retain their names, namely the Tekken team ROX Dragons and the Vainglory team ROX Armada. From the 2018 LCK Summer Split and onwards, the League of Legends team will represent Hanwha Life.Prior to the acquisition, Hanwha Life had been the official sponsor of the ROX Tigers since the beginning of the 2018 LCK Spring Split in January. In the announcement made on Facebook, ROX Gaming explained that “we have also felt lacking whenever the management was unable to give more support because of the limitation of being a small club,” which led to Hanwha Life buying its LCK roster.The ROX Tigers were founded in 2014 and originally known as the Huya Tigers. From there, the team has undergone a number of name changes due to different sponsorships – this includes names such as GE Tigers, Koo Tigers, and most recently, ROX Tigers.ROX Tigers are the third team that competes in the LCK to undergo a rebrand in 2018, following on from KSV Esports’ acquisiton of Samsung Galaxy and Kingzone’s acquisition of Longzhu Gaming.Esports Insider says: We find it refreshing that both an owner and sponsor believed the team could be in better hands, so they decided to do what’s best for them. Even with ROX Tigers almost achieving a playoff spot in the most recent Split, ROX prioritised its players’ management and that’s commendable.last_img read more