New solar forecasts shed light on sun’s power potential

New solar forecasts shed light on sun’s power potential

Tech
[ad_1] Tuesday, 28 November 2017, 3:45 pmPress Release: MetService New solar forecasts shed light on sun’s power potentialWith over 3,400- households in the Auckland region already powered by sustainable energy from the sun, MetService and HRV Solar have joined forces to produce a new forecast for the daily energy potential of the sun for the Auckland region.The Auckland region accounts for 22% of the total number of residential solar installations in the country. The new Solar Forecast is displayed on the Auckland page of the metservice.com website: http://www.metservice.com/towns-cities/auckland/auckland-central and shows the total amount of electricity forecast to be generated by all solar panels in the region for the day.MetService general manager meteorological operations Ramon Oosterkamp said, "Solar energy forecasts are another way for us to transform environmental data into something…
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More than 1900 South Auckland homes without power after car crashed into pole

More than 1900 South Auckland homes without power after car crashed into pole

Travel
[ad_1] Last updated 23:38, November 27 2017 SUPPLIED A car has crashed into a power pole in Totara Park, bringing the lines down. One person has been taken to hospital with serious injuries after their car crashed in a power pole, downing lines and cutting power to almost 2000 homes. Emergency services were called to the crash at the intersection of Mill Rd and Polo Prince Drive, Totara Park, about 8.20pm. The power was out between Redoubt Rd and Ara Kotinga Rd, about 15 kilometres away.  VECTOR Power was expected to be restored to the 1900 affected homes by Tuesday morning. A spokesman for Vector Energy said around 1900 homes had been affected. Crews were on site patrolling lines to ensure there weren't any other faults, and hoped to have power fully restored by 4.30am on Tuesday. Replacing…
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The magic power of doing things badly

The magic power of doing things badly

Lifestyle
[ad_1] KAREN NIMMO Last updated 11:00, November 1 2017 Dmitriy Shironosov 123RF Karen Nimmo explains why it's healthier to slow down, try things, and take the time to find your way. A young man I worked with was on a success mission. He was a straight-A student who'd beaten off hefty competition to score his first corporate job. He was smart, focused, socially savvy — and utterly miserable.His problem was prodigious talent. Studies. Sports. Guitar. Debating. Dating. From a young age, he'd participated with gusto— and made a smash success of everything he'd touched.But in his early 20s the balloon had popped. He was good at his new job but not (yet) a star. He'd lost his drive, he couldn't see a way forward — and he wasn't even sure if he liked the field he…
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Currie Cup: WP power wins the day in a scrappy Newlands semi

Currie Cup: WP power wins the day in a scrappy Newlands semi

Sport
[ad_1] Rudolph Jacobs WP lock JD Schickerling delivered a powerful performance but his temper also got the better of him at times. Photo: Carl Fourie/ Gallo Images. Supreme defence and physicality from the Capetonians knock the Lions out of their stride in a poor game of rugby. Western Province used the dominance of their forward pack and an unwavering defensive performance to advance to their first Currie Cup final since 2015 when they beat the Golden Lions 19-5 in a high-pressure semifinal at Newlands on Saturday night. It ensures them a final clash with the Sharks in Durban next weekend, who outlasted the Blue Bulls 37-27 in the earlier semifinal. The Lions were looking for an impact from hooker Malcolm Marx and loosehead Dylan Smith but it never quite materialised…
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