Google launches new mapping and analysis tool for potential solar customersThe tech giant’s latest foray into renewable energy involves aggregating information for customers looking to set up a new pv system, complete with shading analysis, financials and information on local installers. August 17, 2015 pv magazine staff Installations Markets Markets & Policy Share On Monday, Google launched Project Sunroof, a new tool to provide information for prospective solar customers. The product utilizes Google Maps’ vast data and a host of other resources, in a bid to make the choice to install PV easy and understandable for anyone. When an individual interested in installing PV provides his or her address, the program will provide a complete shading analysis, including trees and other obstructions that could lead to complications in output, as well as cloud patterns. The program is currently limited to San Francisco, Fresno and Boston, however Google plans to extend it to the entire nation. The program then asks for information on customer electricity usage, in order to calculate the optimal system size, with an aim towards 100% coverage. It also provides information on federal, state and utility rebates and incentives, as well as renewable energy credits and net metering. Finally, Project Sunroof provides potential customers with information on solar providers in their region. While Google is offering a sophisticated service, the core components of this concept are not new. For years the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratories (NREL) has been providing energy production and cost estimates through its PV Watts Tool. Additionally, third-party service provider Sungevity has been providing online estimates that include analysis of roof shading, power output and financial payback; however this service was offered to potential customers, not the general public through an anonymous online process.Popular content The Hydrogen Stream: 20 MW green hydrogen plant in Finland, two Australian projects move forward Sergio Matalucci 20 April 2021 pv-magazine.com Storegga, Shell and Harbour Energy want to set up a 20 MW blue hydrogen production facility in the U.K. Australia’s Origin Energy wants to build a hy… Enabling aluminum in batteries Mark Hutchins 27 April 2021 pv-magazine.com Scientists in South Korea and the UK demonstrated a new cathode material for an aluminum-ion battery, which achieved impressive results in both speci… ITRPV: Large formats are here to stay Mark Hutchins 29 April 2021 pv-magazine.com The 2021 edition of the International Technology Roadmap for Photovoltaics (ITRPV) was published today by German engineering association VDMA. 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We all are proud to witness the excellence of Narendra Modi ji for a list of wisdom acts he has done for the nation and for the world. One of the red-underlined was MAKE IN INDIA(MII). I’ve analyzed the make in India in a way civilian especially the youth’s experience. Yesterday at PPC, I heard Modiji speaking my words and my analytics on MII. He said and I quote “Analyse the products you buy cautiously, as either it is the product of Indian soil or of a foreign soil”. I believe that since MII is extremely successful in India due to highly statistical motivation to business-oriented people, it’s time for imparting wisdom to the citizen of the country i.e., the consumer section of the market. It’s time for BUY INDIAN initiative to be started. All this could be started just by imparting knowledge and that would be enough. In the current time, even in the covid pandemic situation, start-ups are coming up on a daily basis. Therefore, the stats are working for MII, but this will not last if the consumer is not buying their product. We all should be aware of Indian brands that are launched in every domain.For instance, let’s take the footwear industry. One might go to the NIKE website and browse some shoes. The price will blow your head, although its nothing for SONE KI CHIDIYA nation. Seriously 16,000 rupees for a shoe? That too for product which does not have the fragrance of Indian soil. We are witnessing a huge streetwear culture coming to India in metros with so-called HYPEBEASTS collecting sneakers worth lakhs of rupees.Now, visit our very own HRX by Hrithik Roshan sir or Roadster and co. which you can easily find MYNTRA or their very own websites. We observe the difference in prices. 16,000-rupees shoe and a 1,600 rupees shoe. I see what you are thinking. There is a difference in quality as well. But 14,000 rupees quality difference? Does not make sense really.Influencers who can build the reputation of these companies are running after Nikes and Adidas so, how can anyone expect them to go higher and improve quality. Social media plays a huge role in what our youth desires. This so-called QUALITY GAP can be only reduced if and only if we help the companies grow. And anyone with good analytics can promise that Indian companies will outperform the foreign brands in terms of quality yet at an efficient price.It’s not just about the fashion industry. Think about a 50% discount for life on every laptop brand you can think of. If we had a computer brand of Indian origin, we would get the same specification laptop at almost half the price of HP or DELL or Lenevo. And now if I say there exists such brand? HCL tech is one of the few Indian multinational information technology services and consulting company. But look around and tell me how me HCL laptop you see. And do we recommend anyone to buy HCL.Last but not least, from today quit one foreign brand and opt for an Indian brand. The easiest suggestion would be to quit jockey and go for XYXX, an Indian apparel brand or quit Levis and go for parx by Raymond.I promise you will feel pride from within. And don’t forget to flex this on Instagram or make an unboxing video. With such a small step you take will create a domino effect on the economy.
RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Two measures will be voted on today, including the rate agreement between the CPUC and the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) and the establishment of a cutoff date for energy users to hold new power purchase contracts with independent energy suppliers, Reuters News Service reported. By chloecox – Facebook TAGSSCE If the measures are approved, the commission still must get through administrative and public reviews and the inevitable lawsuits which could delay any actions. Twitter Previous articleFlorida Power implements improvement planNext articleCP&L files for fuel cost decrease in South Carolina customer rates chloecox SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Feb. 21, 2002 — The California Public Utilities Commission planned to tackle decisions today on an agreement to repay the state for its emergency power purchases during the energy crisis. Pacific Gas & Electric Co. was forced to file for bankruptcy protection in April 2001, stunning the industry. Southern California Edison, also headed for bankruptcy, has been working with the CPUC to avoid a similar fate. By Sylvie Dale, Online Editor Optimizing Plant Performance: The April POWERGEN+ series activates today That cutoff date currently is Sept. 20, 2001, but if the date change is approved, ratepayers might get out of an additional $1.98 billion in costs. Vistra: Texas freeze caused $1.6B negative cash flow impact The votes are a result of the state’s problems with deregulating its electricity markets, when power prices skyrocketed, consumers dealt with blackouts and power shortages, and two major power-buying utilities ran into financial trouble because of rate freezes. Twitter In the second vote, the California PUC will decide if July 1, 2001 will be recorded as the cutoff date for energy customers to hold new direct access power purchase contracts with independent energy suppliers. Facebook Linkedin California PUC to decide on repayment for emergency power purchases during crisis Linkedin Ex-New York power market CEO named interim ERCOT CEO The rate agreement would allow California to sell $10.85 billion in bonds to start paying back the state’s general fund over the next 19 to 21 years. If the measure passes, the state would repay the bonds using revenue from utility bills. No posts to display As the utilities became unable to pay for more power for their consumers, the DWR took over the role of buying power for most of the state in early 2001, causing the agency to rack up billions in debt. O&M 2.21.2002
The Institute of Food andAgricultural Sciences is committed to creating an environmentthat affirms diversity across a variety of dimensions, includingability, class, ethnicity/race, gender identity and expression. Weparticularly welcome applicants who can contribute to such anenvironment through their scholarship, teaching, mentoring, andprofessional service. We strongly encourage historicallyunderrepresented groups to apply.If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for thisposition, please call 352-392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at800-955-8771 (TDD) or visit Accessibility at UF .The Department of Animal Sciences at the University of Florida isseeking applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE) 12-month, non-tenuretrack lecturer faculty position. This is a 100% teaching (Collegeof Agricultural and Life Sciences) appointment within theDepartment of Animal Sciences, Institute of Food and AgriculturalSciences, at the University of Florida. This assignment may changein accordance with the needs of the unit. The primaryresponsibilities of this position will be the coordination anddelivery of lecture and laboratory-based classes in Meat Scienceand expand enrollment in the department’s meat science curriculum.Specific courses may include, but are not limited to, The Meat WeEat, Livestock and Meat Evaluation, Meat Selection and Grading, andMeat Processing. Development and delivery of new and relevantcourses for the Meat Science program will be encouraged where theneed is warranted. Assisting with student development, includingundergraduate club advising, departmental recruitment and advisingis expected, and supervising undergraduate and graduate creativework is expected. The successful candidate will engage in scholarlyactivities related to instruction including publishingteaching-related scholarship, producing learning tools, andengaging in professional development activities related to teachingand advising. Faculty are encouraged to support and participate inthe CALS Honors Program, distance education, and internationaleducation. Because of the IFAS land-grant mission, all faculty areexpected to be supportive of and engaged in all three missionareas—Research, Teaching and Extension—regardless of the assignmentsplit specified in the position description.Background Information :Florida boasts large and vibrant beef, dairy and horse industriesthat have strong ties to research, teaching and extension programswithin IFAS. The Department of Animal Sciences has an emphasis onthe forage consuming species, particularly cattle and horses, andtheir products useful to humankind. Recently, significantinvestment in the animal sciences by the State of Florida hasresulted in substantial growth in the Department of AnimalSciences. There are significant strengths in the Department in theareas of physiology, nutrition and genetics that will serve asfertile collaborative potential for the incumbent to this position.The Department also has substantial farm facilities for housingbeef and dairy cattle, horses, sheep and pigs for use by faculty inresearch, teaching and extension efforts.Required: A Master’s degree (foreign equivalent acceptable) inanimal science, or other related discipline. Demonstratedexperience with livestock production and meat science is required.Candidates will also have demonstrated skills in verbal and writtencommunication and interpersonal relationships. Candidates must besupportive of the tripartite teaching, research and extensionmission of the Land-Grant system, and have a commitment to IFAScore values of excellence, diversity, global involvement, andaccountability.Preferred: Ph.D. degree is desirable.For full consideration, candidates should apply and submitmaterials by 28 March 2021. The position will remain open until aviable applicant pool is determined.NominationsNominations are welcome. Nominations need to include the completename and address of the nominee. This information should be sentto:Please refer to Position # 00036491Dr. Jason SchefflerLecturer in Animal Science Search and Screen Committee ChairUniversity of FloridaDepartment of Animal SciencesP.O. Box 110910Gainesville, FL 32611-0910Telephone: 352-392-2454Facsimile: 352-392-7652Email: [email protected] InformationIndividuals wishing to apply should go online to http://apply.interfolio.com/84692and submit: Selected candidate will be required to provide an officialtranscript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript willnot be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued toStudent” is visible. 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The University and greaterGainesville community enjoy a diversity of cultural events,restaurants, year-round outdoor recreational activities, and socialopportunities.#category=64The University of Florida is committed to non-discrimination withrespect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex,sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status,national origin, political opinions or affiliations, geneticinformation and veteran status in all aspects of employmentincluding recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline,terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, andtraining. Cover letter that states applicant’s interest in the positionand qualifications relative to the credentials listed aboveCurriculum vitaeContact information (including email addresses) for 3individuals willing to write letters of recommendationUnofficial transcripts
Roughly a year ago, the real estate industry successfully lobbied to thwart what its leaders said would be a devastating new tax.The pied-à-terre tax would have slapped an annual excise of up to 4 percent on the value of second homes worth more than $5 million. Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the legislature — with the industry’s blessing — ultimately passed one-time transfer taxes instead.But the PAT tax could make a comeback this legislative session. The bill’s sponsor, state Sen. Brad Hoylman, has indicated he will again push for it. Affordable housing advocates have also called for its return.But that is hardly the only tax on the industry’s mind. In January, a city commission tasked with proposing reforms to city property taxes — which generate approximately 45 percent of city tax revenue — recommended they be based on true market value rather than assessed value. An industry coalition, Tax Equity Now, criticized the body for its lack of new ideas but has agreed that taxes should better reflect real-world worth.The coalition, which includes such major developers as RXR Realty and the Durst Organization, is suing the city and state, alleging the system is unconstitutional because it disproportionately taxes low-income and minority homeowners and renters. The city and state agree that reform is needed but asked the Appellate Division to dismiss the suit, which it did Feb. 27. The coalition indicated that it plans to appeal.The de Blasio administration has said the matter should be left to city and state lawmakers. But politicians’ reluctance to fix the system is why industry players sued in the first place. Any comprehensive reform would raise taxes for some property owners, a result for which few elected officials want to be blamed. Cuomo, for example, said last month that he will wait for the city to make the first move.Meanwhile, state legislators are mulling changes to key property-tax breaks, such as J-51, the Relocation and Employment Assistance Program (REAP), the Industrial and Commercial Abatement Program (ICAP) and possibly 421a, now called Affordable New York.Keeping track of New York’s dizzying array of taxes directly and indirectly affecting real estate is a challenge.For now, here are the levies that most affect the industry in the city.Property taxNew York City real estate is broken into four main categories. Residential properties are split between class 1 (one- to three-family homes) and class 2 (condominiums, co-ops and rental buildings). Most commercial properties fall within class 3, while regulated utilities’ properties such as power plants are in class 4. One controversial element of the tax system is its treatment of condos and co-ops, which are valued as if they were rental buildings — and in some cases, rent-regulated. That leads to owners of some trophy units paying a small fraction of their true value in taxes. Owners of houses in gentrified neighborhoods also underpay relative to their peers because their home values have risen faster than the law’s maximum 6 percent annual increase in assessed value on which they are taxed. Experts consider rental buildings to be overtaxed, although newer ones typically enjoy generous — if time-limited — abatements such as 421a. Real estate transfer taxLast year the state added a 0.25 percent tax on sales of residential properties for $3 million or more and of commercial properties for $2 million or more. That built on the existing state-level 0.4 percent transfer tax and New York City’s sliding rate of 1 percent to 1.425 percent. The maximum transfer tax rate now stands at 2.075 percent, which on a $20 million condo is $415,000. Sellers often pay the transfer taxes, though buyers of units in new developments can sometimes be on the hook for them. Sellers also sometimes have to pay flip taxes on co-op and condo units, the rates of which vary depending on the building and its board. Mansion taxThe new “mansion tax” ranges from 0.25 to 2.9 percent, rising with the sale price, and is applied when properties are sold for $2 million or more. This was stacked on top of the old mansion tax, a 1 percent levy on residential properties sold for $1 million or more. The total maximum mansion tax rate — applied on sales of $25 million or more — is 3.9 percent.Mortgage recording taxIt is popular among well-heeled buyers of New York real estate to pay cash, which makes for quicker sales and avoids a tax on recorded mortgages. But buyers in the five boroughs who must borrow will pay the city and state for the privilege of recording the mortgage with the government, which provides the parties to the transaction some protection in the event of a dispute arising in the future. Mortgages under $500,000 are taxed at a combined 1.8 percent and larger loans at 1.925 percent. For a $1 million loan, that adds $19,250 to closing costs. One other way to avoid this tax is to buy a co-op: Technically, you are buying shares, not real property, so the mortgage recording tax does not apply.Millionaires’ taxBack in 2009, as the financial crisis sent state revenues plunging and progressives criticized the flat state income tax rate of 6.85 percent, Gov. David Paterson enacted what was billed as a three-year tax hike on millionaires: 7.85 percent on individuals earning $300,000 or couples making $500,000, and 8.97 percent on higher earners. The rates and thresholds have since been tweaked in taxpayers’ favor, but the bottom line is the tax is still going strong. Last year, the state extended it for another five years at a rate of 8.82 percent on income above about $1.08 million for individuals and above roughly $2.16 million for joint filers. Top earners who own or rent property here risk the wrath of city and state tax authorities if they claim to be nonresidents and therefore exempt from New York’s levies, which are among the highest in the U.S.Commercial rent taxIn the city, this tax is applied to commercial tenants south of 96th Street in Manhattan who pay annual rent of at least $250,000. Some businesses are exempt, such as nonprofits and theatrical productions, as are certain short-term leases, and the threshold was raised to $500,000 for small businesses in 2017. The rate is 6 percent of the base rent. However, because a 35 percent rent reduction is permitted in calculating base rent, the effective tax rate is 3.9 percent. Tax credits are also available if base rent before the 35 percent reduction is between $200,000 and $300,000. Florida is the only other place in the U.S. with a commercial rent tax.Capital gains taxThe federal government taxes profits on the sale of capital assets at lower rates than it does ordinary income. Not New York, though: The city and state tax capital gains just as they do income. So folks who sell property for substantially more than they paid will want to sock some of the profit away for tax time, especially if it is enough to subject them to the millionaires’ tax. City income tax rates range from just over 3 percent to nearly 4 percent, and state rates from 4 percent to the aforementioned 8.82 percent. This content is for subscribers only.Subscribe Now
Brothertiger, the creative alias of New York City-based producer/musician Jon Jagos, has released his first full-length album of new original material since 2015 with the arrival of Paradise Lost on Friday.All 10 tracks featured on the self-released album were written from late 2018 to early 2020, and recorded earlier this year from January through March prior to the shutdown of all live events. Jagos also co-produced all 10 songs on Paradise Lost alongside Jon Markson.Since the release of 2015’s Out of Touch, Brothertiger has consistently shared a mix of smaller projects including Songs From The Big Chair (2017), A Chain of Islands EP (2019), and Fundamentals, Vol. I in June of this year.Related: Tycho Opens ‘Simulcast’ Tour With Multi-Sensory Experience At L.A.’s Wiltern [Photos/Videos]A statement shared by Brothertiger to go with the album’s arrival on Friday reads,It feels like it was just yesterday that I announced it to the world, just as we were all starting to get a grasp on the changes in daily life. If this has been a whirlwind year for you, like it’s been for me, then I hope this album brings you some peace. I poured so much of myself into it, and I hope it connects with you in some way. Stream the new album in full below.Brothertiger – Paradise Lost
Mandi Hunter was all smiles after the final vote tally kept her in second place, advancing her to the November ballot.The Johnson County Board of Canvassers on Monday approved final official results from last Tuesday’s primary that move attorney Mandi Hunter into the November general election for the at-large seat on the Shawnee Mission Board of Education currently held by Cindy Neighbor.The results signal the end of a 20 year tenure on the board for Neighbor, with the five-term veteran having come up 14 votes shy of advancing out of the primary and into the general.Hunter, who attended the canvassing session at the Johnson County Election Office with her campaign treasurer Laura McConwell, said she was pleased that the win was finally official.“We’re happy that it’s finalized. I’m happy that the votes came out this way. And we’re ready to move on to round two,” she said.Hunter led Neighbor by a razor thin seven votes when the unofficial final results were released after the polls closed Tuesday, and extended her lead to 18 votes when mail-in ballot were added to an updated count the Election Office released Friday.The canvassers on Monday morning approved the inclusion of an additional 176 provisional ballots for the at-large race in the final official results. When tallied, Hunter finished with 3,756 to Neighbor’s 3,742, a margin of 14 votes.Attorney Heather Ousley, who was the first place finisher in the primary, finished in the official final results with 7,641 votes, or 42.29 percent.Challengers Fabian Shepard and Robert Roberge finished the primary with 2,485 and 446 votes respectively.The canvass board reviewed the results of Tuesday’s elections before voting to approved the final count Monday.
The New York Times:The Intel Science Talent Search is considered the nation’s most elite and demanding high school research competition, attracting the crème de la milk-fats-encased-in-a-phospholipid-and-protein-membrane of aspiring young scientists. Victors and near-victors in the 69-year-old contest have gone on to win seven Nobel Prizes in physics or chemistry, two Fields Medals in mathematics, a half-dozen National Medals in science and technology, a long string of MacArthur Foundation “genius” grants — and now, an Academy Award for best actress in a leading role.Read the whole story: The New York Times More of our Members in the Media >
Anne M. Treisman, whose insights into how we perceive the world around us provided some of the core theories for the field of cognitive psychology, died on Friday at her home in Manhattan. She was 82.Her daughter Deborah Treisman said the cause was a stroke after a long illness.—“Applied psychological scientists have relied on her work to help improve operations ranging from traffic signal design to airport baggage inspection,” the Association for Psychological Science wrote in an online memorial.The phenomena she examined are experienced by people every day, though they don’t realize it. Read the whole story: The New York Times More of our Members in the Media >
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