Zambia solar projects set record low price for Sub-Saharan Africa FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享PV Tech:The latest GET FiT tender in Zambia has awarded 120 MW of capacity and set a record low price for Sub-Saharan Africa. The tender had originally been for 100 MW but was extended, owing to the quality of the received bids. The lowest bid of 3.999 U.S. cents per kWh is the first under the four-cent mark. The weighted average price across all projects was 4.41 cents.The scheme is run by Zambia’s Department of Energy and the German development bank KfW.The six winning bids were awarded in pairs to three successful bidders, whittled down from 23 consortia.“It is important to recognise that these tariff results represent a truly competitive outcome. Not only were developers required to find and acquire their own suitable sites and pay for shallow grid connection, but GET FiT Zambia has offered no form of grant financing, nor has it arranged for concessional finance,” said Ryan Anderson, the tender agent team leader.More: Zambia solar tender sets Sub-Saharan price record
By Lonnie WheatleyPEORIA, Ariz. (Feb. 27) – Another Arizona Differential Desert Classic victory put another $5,000 in Ricky Thornton Jr.’s travel account Saturday night.Thornton was first when all 40 laps of the main event for Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modifieds were scored at Canyon Speedway Park.Ryan Ruter was briefly in front following a lap 29 restart but Thornton regained the lead, worked his way through heavy lapped traffic and beat Ruter to the checkers by most of eight car lengths.“I didn’t get a good restart but luckily I was able to drive by him out of (turn) two,” Thornton said. “I knew he wouldn’t be able to keep momentum going down the back straightaway.”Also the winner of Friday’s second Twin Twenty qualifying feature, jumped into the lead at the outset of the Saturday show. The first of just two yellows in that contest came on lap 22 and Thornton answered with his fastest lap time on the following circuit.Tim Ward, Ryan Gaylord and Cody Laney, winner of the first Friday qualifier, rounded out the top five in the 28th annual special. Just three months and 20 days separated Thornton’s Desert Classic victories at Peoria.“Last November I ran the bottom in one and two and the top in three and four,” he noted. “This year it was all around the top.”“This $5,000 will definitely help pay for the trip coming up,” Thornton added.Already a nine-time winner this season, the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational candidate will continue his quest for career win number 100 in the division while racing in the Midwest most of the season. Thornton’s schedule includes all four nights of the upcoming Frostbuster Series.Feature results – 1. Ricky Thornton Jr.; 2. Ryan Ruter; 3. Tim Ward; 4. Ryan Gaylord; 5. Cody Laney; 6. R.C. Whitwell; 7. Mike Jergens; 8. Lance Mari; 9. Hunter Marriott; 10. Chaz Baca Jr.; 11. Alex Stanford; 12. Brian Schultz; 13. Zane DeVilbiss; 14. Jason Noll; 15. Mike Wedelstadt; 16. Zack Madrid; 17. Mike Strobl; 18. Steve Stultz; 19. Garrett Funk; 20. Jeff Stafford; 21. Garth Dushanek; 22. Robert Kettner; 23. Guy Norton; 24. Bubba Stafford.
A dominant Ghana performance ended with a 2-0 win over Sierra Leone on Saturday in the second-round qualifying for the 2015 African Youth Championship.The Black Satellites now need a positive result in a fortnight’s time at home to secure passage to the last-round.Goals from Dennis Tetteh and Prosper Kassim handed Sellas Tetteh’s side a good in the two-leg tie.Tetteh opened the scoring in the first half before Kassim doubled their lead after recess.Ghana, who were losing finalist in the last Championship are pushing for a place in the last-round which will see 14 teams compete for the seven slots available at the finals to be staged by Senegal next year.