AES Gener begins work on largest battery storage facility in Latin America

first_imgAES Gener begins work on largest battery storage facility in Latin America FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Energy Storage News:AES Gener has held a virtual groundbreaking ceremony to mark the start of construction on a 112MW / 560MWh battery energy storage system project in Chile, Latin America.Multinational electric power generation and distribution company AES Corporation’s local subsidiary said the system, which can store power from nearby solar and wind facilities for up to five hours, is the biggest battery storage system in Latin America to date as well as being Chile’s first solar-plus-storage project.The batteries will be paired with 253MW of renewable energy generation, including the 180MW Andes Solar II B project in Antofagasta. Andes Solar II B will be built with 10MW of modular, prefabricated solar PV panels and 170MW of bifacial solar PV panels of the type AES Gener has already deployed in the 80MW Andes Solar II A project which has already begun construction.The solar energy to be integrated into the national electricity system with the batteries will be built on mountain ranges in Antofagasta in the Atacama Desert, enjoying a combination of high solar irradiance at relatively low temperatures. Meanwhile, the output of the 73MW Campo Lindo wind farm being built in the Bío Bío region in the central south of Chile will also be integrated using the storage system. Campo Lindo is the first phase of a total 480MW cluster of wind turbines being built in the region, near the city of Los Ángeles.Battery systems used will be supplied by Fluence, the energy storage technology provider co-owned by AES Corporation and engineering solutions company Siemens. Fluence said that its Sunstack modular battery storage solutions will be used – part of the company’s sixth generation range of energy storage systems launched earlier this year. AES Gener said the ability to store energy for five hours – and therefore charge the batteries for dispatch after the sun has set – will make the company’s energy supply “more competitive and resilient”.AES Gener also said that the new solar-wind-storage build-out, along with 709MW of energy projects that it has already begun building in Chile, the company is contributing to the creation of around 6,000 direct jobs in the country. In total, AES Gener is adding 2,300MW+ of renewable capacities and batteries to its portfolio in Chile by 2024 under its existing plans, the company said in a press release.[Andy Colthorpe]More: AES begins work on 560MWh ‘largest battery system in Latin America’ for solar and wind in Chilelast_img read more

U.S. allows emergency use of Eli Lilly’s Covid antibody therapy

first_imgThe company has said it plans to pursue a similar authorization in November for its two-antibody cocktail, which it described as having helped reduce viral levels even more than the single-antibody treatment.Both treatments are monoclonal antibodies – a widely used class of biotech drugs that are manufactured copies of antibodies created by the human body to fight infections.Lilly expects to supply as many as one million doses of the single-antibody therapy in the fourth quarter, with 100,000 doses available in October. It struck a $1,250 per dose deal with the U.S. government and plans to sell to other countries.Shares of the Indianapolis drugmaker, which closed little changed at $142.33 in regular trading, were up 3.6% after hours.Several other drugmakers, including Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc, are testing antibody treatments for Covid-19.Regeneron’s antibody treatment was given to Trump after he caught the virus in early October. The nation’s top infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci said it likely contributed to his recovery. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Monday authorized emergency use of Eli Lilly‘s experimental Covid-19 antibody treatment for non-hospitalized patients older than 65 or who have certain chronic medical conditions.The FDA said its emergency use authorization (EUA) was based on clinical trials showing that the treatment, bamlanivimab, reduced the need for hospitalization or emergency room visits in Covid-19 patients at high risk of disease progression.It can now be used for treating mild-to-moderate Covid-19 in adults and pediatric patients over the age of 12, the FDA said.- Advertisement – An Eli Lilly & Co. logo is seen on the cap of a pill bottle in this arranged photograph at a pharmacy in Princeton, Illinois.Daniel Acker | Bloomberg | Getty Images – Advertisement –center_img The antibody is not authorized for patients who are hospitalized due to Covid-19 or require oxygen therapy due to Covid-19. The FDA said the drug, which U.S. President Donald Trump has praised, had not been shown to benefit such patients and could worsen their clinical status.A U.S. government-sponsored study of the treatment in hospitalized Covid-19 patients was recently abandoned because the treatment was not shown to be helping.In early October, Eli Lilly requested EUA for its single-antibody therapy. Results from a study of 452 patients with mild-to-moderate Covid-19 published in a peer-reviewed journal in late October found that 1.6% of those who got the antibody infusion had to be hospitalized or required an emergency room visit, compared with 6.3% of those who received a placebo.- Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more

Footy veteran sells first coast home

first_imgGold Coast Suns player Nick Malceski with his son Harry and daughter Anae. Picture: Adam HeadVETERAN Aussie Rules star Nick Malceski has sold his house in Mermaid Beach, after having replaced it earlier with another just 250 metres from the beach.The Gold Coast Suns defender had bought a four bedroom, two bathroom, four car garage house at Mermaid Waters just three years ago for $850,000.Nick Malceski in action during an AFL game at Metricon Stadium, Carrara. Picture: Adam HeadMore from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home3 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor3 hours agoHe sold the home for a tidy $1.18m after having undertaken major updating of the house which was built in 1985.Footy players kicking it…Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 2:13Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -2:13 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenClose Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Braith & Jodi Anasta Episode 102:13 Related videos 02:13Braith & Jodi Anasta Episode 100:38Socceroos star sells Lower Plenty dream home02:33AFL players kicking property goals01:27Crazy about soccer? Check out this collection02:15The ultimate Sydney Swans fan02:37Jimmy & Nadia Bartel Episode 1Among improvement he made was the addition of a 34sq m garage/shed area. The home sits in a large 854sq m block with the median price in the neighbourhood having risen 38.4 per cent in the past five years.Nick Malceski’s former home in Mermaid Waters sold for $1.18m. Picture: GoogleMr Malceski had bought another property in Burleigh Heads, just 250 metres from the beach, last year for $1.205m. It too was a four bedroom home but on a smaller 539sq m block, though it was fully loaded with an array of luxury fittings including LED and sensor lighting, Italian stone tiles, security intercom and remote controlled blinds.He spent a further $31,000 installing a pool in the home.last_img read more