Dan Cohen AUTHOR Leaders from the Navy, Georgia Power and the Georgia Public Service Commission on Monday celebrated the opening of a $75 million, 30-megawatt solar array at Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, Ga.Now operational, this 254-acre solar farm contains approximately 133,000 solar photovoltaic panels and is delivering energy to the installation and the surrounding community at or below the company’s avoided cost, according to a Navy news release. Georgia Power completed the project in less than a year.The solar generation facility is the first completed by Georgia Power in collaboration with the Navy and joins a similar 30-megwatt on-base solar facility recently completed at Fort Benning. The utility is currently developing more than 150 megawatts of solar generation to serve the state’s electric customers through projects with the Navy and Army. In addition to the new arrays at Kings Bay and Fort Benning, Georgia Power is building solar facilities at Fort Gordon, Fort Stewart and Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany, according to the utility.“Ensuring our installations have secure, reliable, resilient and affordable energy is critical for continuous operations. Working with an innovator like Georgia Power enables the Department of the Navy to achieve its missions and energy efficiency goals,” Rear Adm. Mary Jackson, commander of Navy Region Southeast, said at the ribbon cutting.
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Foreign minister AK Abdul Momen is shaking hands with his Indian counterpart S Jaishankar before Dhaka-Delhi bilateral talks at state guesthouse Jamuna in Dhaka. Photo: UNBVisiting Indian external affairs minister S Jaishankar on Tuesday said Bangladesh and India are working to find “mutually acceptable formulas” to share water from 54 shared rivers with keeping India’s commitment to resolving Teesta issue unchanged, reports UNB.”We look forward to making a progress to find mutually acceptable formulas to share water from our 54 shared rivers,” he told reporters.The Indian external affairs minister and his Bangladesh counterpart AK Abdul Momen briefed newsmen after their bilateral meeting at state guesthouse Jamuna that lasted for over an hour from 11:10am.Asked about long-pending Teesta water-sharing matter, Jaishankar said there has been no change regarding their commitment to resolve the issue. “We’ve a position. You all are aware of it. We’ve a commitment on that position. And there’s no change in that regard.”He said that they are ready to make a start wherever it is possible.On Rohingya issue, Jaishankar said they agreed that the “safe, speedy and sustainable” return of Rohingyas to their place of origin in Rakhine state is in the national interest of the three countries — Bangladesh, Myanmar and India.”We reaffirmed our readiness to provide more assistance for the displaced persons in Bangladesh and to improve socioeconomic condition in Rakhine state,” he said.Responding to a question on National Register of Citizens (NRC) for Assam, the Indian external affairs minister said this is an “internal matter” for India.Jaishankar said India’s partnership with Bangladesh remains an example of what neighbours can do if they work together as two partners.He said the government led by Indian prime minister Narendra Modi is determined to ensure that this partnership is truly a role model in South Asia and for the world.The Indian minister said they would like to offer all possible support to realise Bangladesh’s development agenda which is in India’s interest as well.Terming the relation is now in ‘golden age’, he said the two countries will benefit mutually if the partnership between Bangladesh and India grows.Jaishankar said the two countries have a very important shared history and they look forward to sharing Bangladesh’s celebrations of birth centenary of Father of Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and 50th anniversary of Bangladesh’s independence in 2021.Through the visit, the Indian minister said they publicly signal the importance they attach to the relationship ahead of prime minister Sheikh Hasina’s visit to India. “This is such an important relationship.”Jaishankar said the improved partnership against crimes, extremism and terrorist groups will have direct benefits to the people of the two countries when it comes to security issue.In terms of connectivity, he said they will step up this partnership to realise all the potential of connectivity.”We’ve many energy-sharing projects which we’re discussing, including private and public sector partnership,” he added.On trade issues, Jaishankar said they are ready to move to the next stage of economic partnership as Bangladesh’s economy develops and matures. “We’ll make progress at a phase which is comfortable for Bangladesh.”On people-to-people contact, he said the largest consular operation of India is now in Bangladesh and they are very proud of that.Momen said they had a very good discussion on many issues and have a consensus on almost all those discussed issues.He said they are satisfied with the discussion and hoped for better days ahead.Jaishankar, who arrived in Dhaka on Monday night on a three-day official visit to Bangladesh, said the two countries have many things to discuss to take the relationship between the two neighbouring countries to a higher level.”We’ve a very good relationship. We’ve a very strong relationship. We’ve many things to discuss about taking the relationship to a higher level,” he said while talking to reporters after his arrival at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport.Before the meeting, the Indian minister visited Bangabandhu Memorial Museum at Dhanmondi-32 and paid tributes to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman by placing wreaths at his portrait there.Momen hosted lunch in honour of his Indian counterpart after the meeting.The Indian foreign minister is scheduled to meet prime minister Sheikh Hasina at her official residence around 5pm on Tuesday.Indian high commissioner in Dhaka Riva Ganguly Das will host private dinner for Jaishankar on Tuesday evening.He will leave Dhaka for Kathmandu on Wednesday morning.India is a leading development partner of Bangladesh as it has extended concessional lines of credit to the tune of around 8 billion US dollars.
Google Launchpad Accelerator Program in Africa. (Photo Courtesy: Google) Advertisement U.S-based internet firm; Google Corp. has opened applications for its second annual Launchpad Accelerator Africa programme, extending it in the process to a further 12 African countries that graduated from the programme last week, as reported making it a total of 18 countries across the continent – Egypt, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, Zimbabwe, Rwanda, Cameroon, Botswana, Senegal, Ethiopia, Ivory Coast and Algeria in addition to existing eligible countries Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, and Uganda.The launchpad programs are regional accelerators and are tailored specifically to their local markets, and provide access to the best of Google – its people, network, and advanced technologies – helping startups build great products. In addition to these accelerators, launchpad regional initiatives include exclusive events, mentorship opportunities, and trainings.The launchpad program runs for three months and startups will be provide with over USD$3 million in equity-free support, access to Google engineers and intensive mentoring from 20+ teams, access to silicon valley experts and top local mentors, PR training and global media opportunities. In addition, a close partnership with Google for three months. – Advertisement – To qualify for the program, only technology startups are allowed and should be based in Sub-Saharan Africa, targeting the African market, and should have raised seed funding. Google additionally considers the problem the startup is trying to solve, how it creates value for users, and how it addresses a real challenge for its home city, country or Africa broadly.Interested applicants can send in their submissions. (FOLLOW THE LINK) Should be submitted not later than July 8th, 2018.