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UK Launches First Floating Solar Field Thats Produces 200KW Of Power

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The UK’s first fully operational floating solar project has been constructed and successfully launched in Berkshire, in a design that its developer reveals will act as a blueprint for the technology to be installed at hundreds of sites across the United Kingdom.

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The panel system is based at Sheeplands farm in Berkshire, and consists of 800 solar panels. It was established in early September on an irrigation reservoir of 300-acres and features 200kW of solar PV panels.

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According to reports, the scheme is considered eligible for renewable energy subsidies, financed by energy bill payers.

Mark Bennett, the CEO and developer of the project, told the Telegraph that the floating panels produce more revenue than solar farms on fields because earnings from potentially valuable farmland have to be sacrificed to make space for them. He told the reporter about his strong interest in this technology and supporting its use elsewhere.

He said:

“The launch of our new installation signals what we hope is a revolutionary new alternative for owners of large used, and unused, bodies of water who are wanting to generate both renewable energy and sustainable income.

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The technology is durable, cost effective and so flexible that it only took us a week to install a 200kW system with over 800 floating panels.”

The French firm “Ciel et Terre” is the company that developed the technology with Mr. Bennett’s newly-established company, Floating Solar UK. Floating Solar UK is the first official and approved distributor of the technology in the UK, after it was tested in Japan.

Alexis Gaveau, the president of Ciel et Terre described:

“It is fantastic to see our innovative technology now being deployed in the UK for the first time. The floating solar installation at the Sheeplands Farm site is a real-world example of how advancements in renewable technology can both easily be installed and deliver results so quickly.”

Minimum Profit: £620,000 Over The Next 20 Years

This project was installed at a cost of £250,000 and it can generate up to 200 kilowatts of power. Mr Bennett estimated that the panel system will earn him at least £620,000 over the next 20 years. He is expected to be a part of even bigger projects in the future, while will also save about £24,000, because there’s no need to depend on the National grid.

He said:

“We are speaking to big utility companies, to agricultural companies – anyone with an unused body of water. The potential is remarkable.”

The director of the Renewable Energy Foundation, John Constable, said:

“Floating solar panels seemed to be an incredibly lucrative way of getting subsidies. When subsidies are committed to the market, all sorts of strange things happen.”

In the same time, the policy and campaign director at the Campaign to Protect Rural England, Neil Sinden, told the Telegraph:

“We welcome alternative sources of green energy, but any potential solar development should meet certain planning criteria – whether on land or on water.

Visual impact on the landscape, as well as biodiversity and tranquillity, are all important considerations, both with the solar panels themselves and associated infrastructure such as grid connections and substations.”

The Benefits of This Project

RE News reported that according to the company which led the project, that it will mainly be used to supply the pump that sends water from the reservoir with electricity, plus many other aids including:

  • Getting higher electricity production.
  • Return on investment raised from the low lease price and construction cost.
  • Raise the lifecycle of a reservoir by curbing the formation of erosion.
  • Preservation of environment and farming lands.
  • Decreasing the evaporation of water which means saving more for irrigation and drinking.
  • Controlling the growth of algae.
  • Saving parts of nature and the environment.

IEA: Solar Power ay Become the Main Source of Electricity by 2050

According to a report by the International Energy Agency (IEA), solar power may become the main source of electricity by 2050, especially taking into consideration the relatively low cost of the equipment needed to generate it.

Solar Power. Source: Wikipedia

Solar Power. Source: Wikipedia

The IEA has said that solar photovoltaic (PV) systems could produce up to 16% of the world’s electricity by 2050, as the world has added more PV capacity since 2010.

The IEA Executive Director, Maria van der Hoeven, told Reuters:

The rapid cost decrease of photovoltaic modules and systems in the last few years has opened new perspectives for using solar energy as a major source of electricity in the coming years and decades.

 

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1. Britain’s first floating solar panel project installed

2. Floating solar first for UK

3. Solar could be world’s top electricity source by 2050 – IEA

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Abductions & Car Vandalism – Startling Australian UFO Report Unclassified

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An uncovered Australian report performed by their Department of Defence. “Scientific Intelligence — General — Unidentified Flying Objects” is trending again. Those who have done extensive research on UFOs will find the Australian version of disclosure to be far more intellectually honest than the American version. Albeit it was conducted decades ago.

According to ex-US intelligence official Luis Elizondo, the Defense Department’s Inspector General is presently conducting three reviews. The inquiries vary from the Department of Defense’s handling of UFO claims to Elizondo’s alleged whistleblower retribution. The open IG cases are crucial to Australia’s report because they establish beyond a shadow of a doubt that the US Department of Defense is being dishonest and shady when it comes to the UFO subject. For decades, Australia has been a loyal friend of the United States. Within Australia’s boundaries, they share a military installation (Pine Gap). When a close defense ally’s intelligence agencies determined that the US was not being intellectually honest in its approach, perhaps it is reasonable to conclude that there is more to the tale than the 144 incidents studied since 2004 by the UAPTF.

The CIA became alarmed at the overloading of military communications during the mass sightings of 1952 and considered the possibility that the USSR may take advantage of such a situation.

Australian UFO study.

According to the summary, OSI, acting through the Robertson-Panel, encouraged the USAF to use Project Blue Book to publicly “debunk” UFOs. In a tragic twist of fate, when Australian authorities sought explanations from the US Air Force, the allegation was debunked. The authors of the study were depicted as conspiratorial and even crazy by the US Air Force. Ross Coulthart reported this, and it may be heard in a recent Project Unity interview. Courthart is an award-winning investigative journalist who is drawn to forbidden subjects. He also stated on the same podcast that a senior US Navy official identified as Nat Kobitz told him that the US had been in the midst of reverse-engineering numerous non-human craft. According to his obituary, Mr. Kobitz was a former Director of Research and Development at Naval Sea Systems Command.

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New UFO Film Questions What The US Government Is Hiding

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The US recently released its highly anticipated Pentagon UAP report, but it wasn’t much more than a 9 page rundown of what has been known for decades. Regardless, for many, what was promising was that the UFO subject was being taken seriously again – and perhaps many more scientists might get involved.

For decades many have been warning about leaving UFO disclosure in the hands of a government that likes to use crisis’ or current events to expand its defense budgets. Further, why would we suddenly expect a government, who has been lying about this subject for 70 years, to suddenly come forth with the truth? What would inspire them to suddenly change their mind?

Perhaps it’s because the search for ET is an idea who’s time has truly come. We’ve reporting on this for over 13 years, and are mongst a community of researchers who have been encouraging humanity to look at the evidence for more than 70 years. It feels like an idea that human collective consciousness is more than ready to explore.

The impact the ET question has on our individual and collective worldview has the power to truly change the way we view ourselves and the meaning of life here on earth. Think of the implications answers to this question could have on how we set up and run our society as well. Technology, culture, collaboration etc – I spoke about this more in great detail in my extended interview for Greer’s. prior film Close Encounters of The Fifth Kind here.

Now, a new documentary from Dr. Steven Greer, directed by my good friend Michael Mazzola, seeks to explore what the films calls “the current government and media disinformation campaign promoting 3 big lies:”

1. We do not know what these UAPs/ UFOs are. WE DO.
2. Humans cannot make craft that can maneuver like UFOs. WE CAN and WE DO.
3. The UFOs are a threat. THEY ARE NOT.

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PGA Tour To End COVID Testing For Both Vaccinated & Non-Vaccinated Players

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  • The Facts:

    The PGA Tour has announced that it will stop testing players every week, regardless of whether they have been vaccinated or not.

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    Are PCR tests appropriate to identify infectious people? Should people who are healthy and not sick be tested at all, anywhere?

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The picture you see above is of John Rahm, a professional golfer on the PGA tour being carted off the golf course after tournament officials told him he had COVID. He was healthy and had no symptoms, yet was forced to withdraw from the tournament. He was told in front of the camera’s, and a big scene was made out of the event. You would think something like that, especially when you are a big time sports figure, would be done behind closed doors with some privacy.

Earlier on in June a spokesperson for the PGA Tour said that more than 50 percent of players on the PGA tour have been vaccinated. Although it seems that the majority of players on the tour will be fully vaccinated judging by this statement, it does leave a fairly large minority who won’t be, and that’s something we’re seeing across the globe as COVID vaccine hesitancy remains high for multiple reasons.

We are pleased to announce, after consultation with PGA Tour medical advisors, that due to the high rate of vaccination among all constituents on the PGA Tour, as well as other positively trending factors across the country, testing for COVID-19 will no longer be required as a condition of competition beginning with the 3M Open. – PGA tour Senior VP Tyler Dennis

The tour recently announced that the testing of players every week will stop starting in July for both the vaccinated and the unvaccinated. This was an unexpected announcement given the fact that, at least it seems in some countries, vaccinated individuals will enjoy previous rights and freedoms that everyone did before the pandemic. Travelling without need to quarantine and possibly in the future not having to be tested could be a few of those privileges. Others may include attending concerts, sporting events, or perhaps even keeping their job depending on whether or not their employer deems it to be mandatory, if that’s even legally possible. We will see what happens.

Luckily for professional golfers, regardless of their vaccination status they won’t have to worry about testing positive for COVID, especially if they’re not sick. This is the appropriate move by the PGA tour, who is represented by their players and it’s a move that the players themselves may have had a say in. It’s important because PCR tests are not designed nor are they appropriate for identifying infectious people. A number of scientists have been emphasizing this since the beginning of the pandemic. More recently, a letter to the editor published in the Journal of infection explain why more than half of al “positive” PCR tests are likely to have been people who are not infectious, otherwise known as “false positives.”

This is why the Swedish Public Health agency has a notice on their website explaining how and why polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests are not useful for determining if someone is infected with COVID or if someone can transmit it to others, and it’s better to use someone who is actually showing symptoms as a judgement call of whether or not they could be infected or free from infection.

PCR tests using a high cycle threshold are extremely sensitive. An article published in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases found that among positive PCR samples with a cycle count over 35, only 3 percent of the samples showed viral replication. This can be interpreted as, if someone tests positive via PCR when a Ct of 35 or higher is used, the probability that said person is actually infected is less than 3%, and the probability that said result is a false positive is 97 percent. This begs the question, why has Manitoba, Canada, for example, using cycle thresholds of up to 45 to identify “positive” people?

When it comes to golf, the fact that spread occurring in an outdoor setting is highly unlikely could have been a factor, but it’s also important to mention that asymptomatic spread within one’s own household is also considerably rare. It really makes you wonder what’s going on here, doesn’t it?

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