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World’s largest wind power plant to appear in Uzbekistan

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Uzbekistan and Saudi Arabia signed an agreement on the construction of the world’s largest wind farm in Karakalpakstan. This was reported by the Ministry of Energy of Uzbekistan.

World's largest wind power plant to appear in Uzbekistan

During the meeting of the energy ministers of both countries with representatives of Saudi companies, three documents on cooperation worth $12 billion were signed.The first document is the Agreement on the construction by ACWA Power of a wind farm with a capacity of 1.5 GW in the Republic of Karakalpakstan. This project will be the largest wind farm not only in the region, but throughout the world.“, – the message says.

According to the ministry, it is planned that the wind farm capacity will be able to provide electricity to 1.65 million households and offset 2.4 million tons of carbon emissions per year.

A document was also signed on the intention of Saudi Arabia to invest $10 billion in the energy sector of Uzbekistan in the next five years to implement projects in promising areas. “Among them, the continuation of cooperation in the field of renewable energy – generation based on wind and solar energy, as well as projects of concentrated solar energy for the production of electricity, further cooperation on generation projects using natural gas as fuel, in particular, on combined cycle power plants based on on gas turbines“, the ministry said.

In addition, the parties signed an agreement focused on the development of research and development and subsequent production of green hydrogen in Uzbekistan. ACWA Power and Air Products participate in it.

According to the ministry, Uzbekistan and Saudi Arabia are actively cooperating in the energy sector. ACWA Power is a leading Saudi developer, investor and operator of power plants, desalination plants and green hydrogen plants around the world. Together with Uzbekistan, the company is implementing a number of energy projects, including the construction of two wind farms with a capacity of 500 MW each in two districts of the Bukhara region and a wind farm with a capacity of 100 MW in the Karauzyak district of Karakalpakstan. In addition, the company is building a thermal power plant with a capacity of 1,500 MW in the city of Shirin, Syrdarya region, and its commissioning is scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2023.

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Micron invests up to $100 billion in semiconductor manufacturing in New York State

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Micron Technology intends to invest up to $100 billion over the next 20 years to build a manufacturing facility in New York State. It will produce semiconductors and become the largest in the world. It is expected that the launch of the new enterprise will create about 50,000 new jobs. As for investments, by the end of this decade they will amount to $20 billion.

Micron invests up to $100 billion in semiconductor manufacturing in New York State

Earlier in August, the company announced its intention to invest $40 billion by 2030 in memory production in the US. It also plans to invest $15 billion in a semiconductor manufacturing plant, which will be located in Idaho. Against the background of this information, the value of Micron shares increased by 3.1%.

Such large investments are not accidental – this is due to the signing of the Law on Chips and Science. According to him, US companies can receive government subsidies, $52.7 billion has been allocated for the project, which will expand the production of microcircuits and stimulate the development of the semiconductor industry in the United States.

Earlier, Intel and the Canadian company Brookfield entered into an agreement under which they will invest up to $30 billion in a plant in Arizona.

At the same time, it became known earlier that the United States wants to impose new sanctions against China, specifically related to high technologies.

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Missiles no longer needed? Space catapult SpinLaunch successfully sent a payload into orbit for the tenth time

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Missiles no longer needed Space catapult SpinLaunch successfully sent a

SpinLaunch announced the results of the tenth successful flight test of its rocket-free space launch technology, the Orbital Launch system. During the test, the company launched a NASA payload into orbit, after which it was able to return to Earth to analyze the effect of stress loads on components.

Missiles no longer needed?  Space catapult SpinLaunch successfully sent a payload into orbit for the tenth time

As it turned out, elements of the satellites could well survive such an extreme launch. Indeed, with such a launch technology, the acceleration was up to 10,000 g, and the “projectile” itself accelerates to a speed of 8,000 km / h. This allows you to launch small payloads into orbit, and much cheaper than using rockets.

The tenth flight test represents a watershed moment for SpinLaunch. Today we are bringing the Sub-Orbital Booster System to our customers, strategic partners and research teams. The data and insights gained from flight testing will be invaluable to both SpinLaunch (as we continue to develop the Orbital Launch system) and to our customers who hope to that we will provide them with low-cost, high-quality and sustainable access to space”, said Jonathan Jani, founder and CEO of SpinLaunch.

SpinLaunch has been developing its launch technology since 2015, although actual launches only started last year. The company claims that their method is much more environmentally friendly and much safer than classic rockets.

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World’s first laptop with RISC-V processor goes on sale It costs $1,500

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The ROMA laptop, the world’s first portable computer based on the RISC-V processor, which was introduced last summer, appeared on Alibaba’s Chinese site. This model is priced at $1499.

World's first laptop with RISC-V processor goes on sale It costs $1,500

At the moment, the manufacturer plans to ship about 100 units by the end of the year, and up to 1,000 more in the first quarter of 2023. At the same time, to purchase, you need to contact the supplier directly, clarify the price and specifications before placing an order.

The laptop itself is the result of a partnership between China’s DeepComputing and Xcalibyte. It is built on the Alibaba T-Head TH1520 processor with four 64-bit Xuantie C910 cores, which operate at a frequency of 2.5 GHz. It also has a neural processor with a performance of up to 4 TOPS and an Imagination graphics chip.

World's first laptop with RISC-V processor goes on sale It costs $1,500

The laptop is equipped with a 14.1-inch screen with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, 16 GB of RAM and 256 GB of permanent memory. Other features include a backlit keyboard, SD card reader, HDMI, USB-C, USB-A and Ethernet ports, Wi-Fi 5 and Bluetooth adapters, and a 1080p webcam.

For now, such a system will be of interest only to enthusiasts and developers, but this is the first mass alternative to x86 and Arm processors that has appeared on the market.

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