U.K. company sees potential for 20MW offshore wind turbine within three years

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Recharge:Rare-earth-free permanent magnet generators (PMG) for offshore wind turbines with nameplates of 20MW are expected to be a reality “within three years,” following trials of a new-generation concept at the UK Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult facility.A 250kW version of the axial-flux design being developed by GreenSpur Wind, which uses ferrites – an iron-rich ceramic – for its magnets, would be part of a four-module 1MW unit that is foreseen to be scalable to a power rating roughly twice that of the biggest PMGs in service today.“It was our intention from the outset to design a generator that could be scaled for the next generation of offshore wind turbines,” said Hugh-Peter Kelly, GreenSpur’s head of technology and the inventors of the design. “The feedback that we’ve received is that current designs have known limitations and new concepts will be needed to deliver next generation 20MW offshore wind turbines.”GreenSpur is now moving forward with modelling for “significantly bigger, multi-megawatt generators”, with the target of designing a 12MW-plus concept for offshore turbine created by “stacking” three 4MW units in parallel.Replacing high-price rare-earth materials with ferrites – a waste material produced in steel-making – would cut the cost of PMG magnets from £40/kg ($50/kg) to around £1/kg, according to GreenSpur calculations, meaning the design could carve around 33% out of the capital cost of direct-drive generator, and so almost 5% off the price of a turbine.More: Offshore wind turbine 20MW generator ready ‘within three years’ U.K. company sees potential for 20MW offshore wind turbine within three yearslast_img read more

Army meets Lafayette in Patriot League quarters

first_img March 4, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNo. 5 seed Lafayette (18-11, 10-8) vs. No. 4 seed Army (15-14, 10-8)Patriot League Conference Tourney Quarterfinals, Christl Arena, West Point, New York; Thursday, 7 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Lafayette is set to meet Army in the quarterfinals of the Patriot League tournament. In the regular season, Army won both of the head-to-head matchups. The teams last faced each other on Feb. 12, when the Black Knights shot 44.3 percent from the field while limiting Lafayette to just 30.6 percent on their way to the 65-48 victory. LEADING THE WAY: The play-making Tommy Funk has averaged 17.4 points, 4.6 rebounds and 6.9 assists to lead the way for the Black Knights. Matt Wilson has paired with Funk and is accounting for 16.4 points and eight rebounds per game. The Leopards are led by E.J. Stephens, who is averaging 11.7 points.FUELING THE OFFENSE: Funk has been directly responsible for 63 percent of all Army field goals over the last three games. Funk has 25 field goals and 24 assists in those games.WINLESS WHEN: Army is 0-7 this year when it scores 62 points or fewer and 15-7 when it scores at least 63.UNDEFEATED WHEN: Army is a perfect 8-0 when the team makes nine or more 3-pointers. The Black Knights are 7-14 when the team hits fewer than nine threes.DID YOU KNOW: Army is ranked second in the Patriot League with an average of 69.6 possessions per game. The uptempo Black Knights have pushed that total to 71.7 possessions per game over their last three games. Army meets Lafayette in Patriot League quarterscenter_img Associated Press ___For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.comlast_img read more

#GUSA2020: UCC crowned tennis champions

first_imgThe University of Cape Coast (UCC) has been crowned tennis champions in the ongoing Ghana Universities Sports Association (GUSA) Games held at the University of Ghana (UG).Photo Credit: Osei Bernard EsarUCC proved too dominant for their opponents as they won 4 gold medals, 2 silver medals, and a bronze medal.Benjamin Fumi and Emmanuel Plange dominated the men’s category as they won both the singles and doubles events.Antoinette Cruickshank of UCC defeated the likes of Naa Shika Adu of UG and Mariam Ibrahim of the University of Education, Winneba to win gold for her school.Naa Shika Adu and Priscilla Dosoo representing the University of Ghana won gold in the ladies doubles defeating Mariam Ibrahim and Fatima Saliu of the University of Education, Winneba.GUSA 2020 MEDAL WINNERSMEN’S SINGLES LADIES SINGLES 1STBENJAMIN FUMI         (UCC)GOLD GUSA 2020 TENNIS MEDALS TABLE 1STBENJAMIN FUMI/ EMMANUEL PLANGE    (UCC)GOLD 3RDFRANCIS AKPESE/ AARON ASANTE                 (UG)BRONZE 2NDBERNARD ARMAAH/ RICHMOND ARMAAH (UEW)SILVER TEAM EVENT (LADIES) 2NDFRANCIS AKPESE/NAA SHIKA ADU (UG)SILVER 2NDEMMANUEL PLANGE  (UCC)SILVER 3RDISAAC KOFI MARTEY/GERTRUDE AKWELEY QUARTEY (KNUST)BRONZE UCC4217 3RDUGBRONZE KNUST 3RDANTOINETTE CRUICKSHANK / SHEMIMA COBBLAH          (UCC)BRONZE 11 MIXED DOUBLES 1STNAA SHIKA ADU / PRISCILLA DOSOO                               (UG)GOLD LADIES DOUBLEScenter_img MEN’S DOUBLES 2NDMARIAM IBRAHIM                    (UEW)SILVER 1STUEWGOLD UEW2315 1STEMMANUEL PLANGE/ANTOINETTE CRUICKSHANK (UCC)GOLD 2NDMARIAM IBRAHIM / FATIMA SALIU                         (UEW)SILVER 1STANTOINETTE CRUICKSHANK         (UCC)GOLD 3RDBERNARD ARMAAH       (UEW)BRONZE 3RDNAA SHIKA ADU                      (UG)BRONZE INSTITUTIONGOLDSILVERBRONZETOTAL 3RDUGBRONZE 2NDUCCSILVER 2NDUCCSILVER 1STUEWGOLD TEAM EVENT (MEN) UG1146 Images from the closing ceremonyPhoto Credit: Osei Bernard EsarPhoto Credit: Osei Bernard EsarPhoto Credit: Osei Bernard EsarPhoto Credit: Osei Bernard EsarPhoto Credit: Osei Bernard EsarPhoto Credit: Osei Bernard EsarPhoto Credit: Osei Bernard EsarPhoto Credit: Osei Bernard Esarlast_img read more

Chargers vs. Steelers results: Score, highlights from Sunday night game in Pittsburgh

first_imgThe Chargers pulled out a crucial victory on the road in Pittsburgh to keep pace with the Chiefs in the AFC West race.Los Angeles (9-3) trailed 23-7 at halftime before scoring 23 unanswered points to take a 30-23 lead in in the fourth quarter. MORE: Watch NFL live and on demand with fuboTV (7-day free trial)Pittsburgh (7-4-1) tied the game on a 10-yard touchdown from Ben Roethlisberger to Jaylen Samuels with 4:10 left in the game. Philip Rivers then led the Chargers 64 yards down the field to set up a game-winning field goal attempt with three seconds left.The Steelers were called for back-to-back offsides penalties on LA kicker Mike Badgley’s first two attempts. Badgley was able to connect on the third attempt to give the Chargers the 33-30 win.Sporting News provided live updates and highlights from the Chargers’ Sunday night victory in Pittsburgh.(All times Eastern.)Chargers vs. Steelers: Score, live updates, highlightsChargers: 33Steelers: 30Final: Chargers 33, Steelers 3011:32 p.m.: FIELD GOAL CHARGERS. Badgley drills a game-winning, 29-yard field goal despite the Steelers being offsides, again. Chargers win 33-30.11:31 p.m.: Badgley misses the field goal, but Pittsburgh is offsides. The next kick is then blocked, but Pittsburgh’s offsides again.11:27 p.m.: Rivers has marched the Chargers into field-goal range. They’re at the Pittsburgh 23-yard line with 21 seconds to go. 11:26 p.m.: Injury updates for Pittsburgh:#10 Ryan Switzer is questionable to return (possible concussion).#30 James Conner is questionable to return (lower leg).— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) December 3, 201811:22 p.m.: We’re at the 2-minute warning and the Chargers have the ball at their own 49-yard line with three timeouts left. Pittsburgh has two timeouts left.11:16 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN STEELERS. Jaylen Samuels catches a 10-yard pass from Roethlisberger and runs it in to tie the game. Game tied 30-30.11:14 p.m.: James Connor is down with an injury for Pittsburgh.11:09 p.m.: The ruling on the field stands and the Steelers go for it on fourth down and convert. 11:05 p.m.: The Steelers face a fourth-and-inches near midfield with just under six minutes left in the game. Pittsburgh’s challenging the ruling on the field that the runner was down before the line of scrimmage. 10:56 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN CHARGERS. The Steelers punt it back to the Chargers. They then go 79 yards down the field in just seven plays to take the lead on an 18-yard touchdown run by Justin Jackson. That’s 23-unanswered points by LA. Chargers lead 30-23.Justin Jackson (@J_ManPrime21) jukes his way into the end zone and the @Chargers take the lead! #FightForEachOther📺: #LACvsPIT on NBC pic.twitter.com/DLOggIGANI— NFL (@NFL) December 3, 201810:41 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN CHARGERS. LA’s Desmond King returns the punt 73 yards for the touchdown. Chargers’ 2-point attempt is good. Game tied 23-23.DESMOND KING GOES ALL THE WAY.73-yard punt return TD for @blaqbadger14! #FightForEachOther📺: #LACvsPIT on NBC pic.twitter.com/YvWZXq3etJ— NFL (@NFL) December 3, 201810:39 p.m.: Steelers are forced to punt at the start of the fourth quarter.End of third quarter: Steelers 23, Chargers 1510:26 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN CHARGERS. Rivers caps of a 12-play, 78-yard drive with a 10-yard touchdown pass that was tipped and then corralled by Allen. Rivers then completes the 2-point conversion to Antonio Gates to pull within one possession. Steelers lead 23-15.Two defenders collide and @Keenan13Allen is there to grab it!Touchdown, @Chargers! #FightForEachOther📺: #LACvsPIT on NBC pic.twitter.com/EbOQhL046y— NFL (@NFL) December 3, 201810:13 p.m.: The Chargers force the Steelers to punt on their opening drive of the second half. 10:05 p.m.: Pittsburgh will receive the second-half kickoff.Halftime: Steelers 23, Chargers 79:49 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN STEELERS. Roethlisberger finds Brown for a 28-yard touchdown with 17 seconds left in the half. Brown now has six catches for 117 yards and one touchdown. Steelers lead 23-7. ANTONIO BROWN! 🙌🙌🙌28-yard touchdown catch from Big Ben. #HereWeGo📺: #LACvsPIT on NBC pic.twitter.com/ldsrdB6CsB— NFL (@NFL) December 3, 20189:41 p.m.: Steelers get the ball with 1:35 left until the half. They’ll try and put some more points on the board before getting ball to start the second half.9:33 p.m.: FIELD GOAL STEELERS. Pittsburgh’s able to turn the blocked punt into points on a 48-yard field goal by Chris Boswell. Steelers lead 16-7.9:28 p.m.: A punt by the Chargers is blocked by the Steelers and only travels about 20 yards before it’s recovered by Pittsburgh. The @Steelers BLOCK the punt! 🚫 #HereWeGo📺: #LACvsPIT on NBC pic.twitter.com/LyGccCPO1S— NFL (@NFL) December 3, 20189:23 p.m.: After the interception, the Chargers and Steelers trade punts. Just over five minutes to go until the half.9:10 p.m.: INTERCEPTION CHARGERS. Roethlisberger falls under pressure and lobs one up and it’s intercepted by LA’s Derwin James who returns it 36-yard to the LA 44-yard line. LA’s Melvin Ingram is flagged for an illegal block in the back on the return. Chargers take over at their own 21-yard line.The rookie!@DerwinJames intercepts Big Ben inside the 10-yard line! #FightForEachOther📺: #LACvsPIT on NBC pic.twitter.com/L2VOMADZJp— NFL (@NFL) December 3, 20189:03 p.m.: Steelers start the second quarter with the ball at their own 38-yard line.End of first quarter: Steelers 13, Chargers 78:56 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN CHARGERS. It takes just six plays for LA to respond with a 46-yard touchdown from Rivers to Travis Benjamin. It looks like LA got away with a false start on the play as the officials didn’t throw a flag. Steelers lead 13-7.Rivers throws a perfect deep ball to @TravisBenjamin3 for the 46-yard TD! #FightForEachOther📺: #LACvsPIT on NBC pic.twitter.com/PVZ7PGSU4D— NFL (@NFL) December 3, 20188:48 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN STEELERS. A defensive pass interference penalty on LA’s Michael Davis in the end zone gives the Steelers the ball as the LA 1-yard line. Connor runs in his second touchdown on the night two plays later. PAT is no good. Steelers lead 13-0.In case you missed it the first time…@JamesConner_ finds the end zone again! #HereWeGo📺: #LACvsPIT on NBC pic.twitter.com/eLq8FeK605— NFL (@NFL) December 3, 20188:38 p.m.: Pittsburgh’s Terrell Edumunds sacks Rivers for a loss of 12 yards on second-and-7. Rivers’ pass to Keenan Allen falls incomplete on third down and LA is forced to punt.8:32 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN STEELERS. On the third offensive play of the game for Pittsburgh, Ben Roethlisberger hits Antonio Brown for a 46-yard gain down to the LA 1-yard line. James Connor then punches it in from one yard out on the next play. Steelers lead 7-0.Big Ben tosses the dime to @AB84 for the 46-yard gain! #HereWeGo📺: #LACvsPIT on NBC pic.twitter.com/VaFMiHS5sC— NFL (@NFL) December 3, 2018And @JamesConner_ dives in on the next play for the TD! #HereWeGo📺: #LACvsPIT on NBC pic.twitter.com/nZILvTcAJ8— NFL (@NFL) December 3, 20188:28 p.m.: MISSED FIELD GOAL CHARGERS. Rivers drives the Chargers 41 yards down the field to set up a 52-yard field goal by Mike Badgley. He slips just past the outside of the left upright. Game tied 0-0. 8:21 p.m.: Steelers win the toss and they deferred. Chargers will start with the ball at their own 25-yard line after the touchback.Pregame7:23 p.m.: Inactives for tonight’s game:Our #LACvsPIT inactives:RB Melvin GordonCB Jeff RichardsDE Chris LandrumC Cole TonerT Joe BarksdaleG Forrest LampNT Brandon Mebane— Los Angeles Chargers (@Chargers) December 2, 2018INACTIVES: https://t.co/PRYe98wyzg pic.twitter.com/VEOfmrDN3L— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) December 2, 2018last_img read more