Deadline for submitting concept papers is 30 April 2020 and full applications are due on 9 July 2020. “[Funding] offshore wind projects can increase confidence in pre-commercial technologies and methodologies, paving the way for the development of a world-class U.S. offshore wind industry of the future,” said Daniel R Simmons, Assistant Secretary for the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has called for applications for funding that will support offshore wind technology demonstration and wind resource characterisation projects. For this call, DOE has designated a total of $ 20 million. The wind resource characterisation project will focus on improving wind resource model physics for foundational wind forecasts and other applications in offshore wind energy development areas. The aim is to improve wind resource characterization and modelling to more accurately predict the power output of future offshore wind projects, and to more seamlessly integrate this power into the grid. “This funding for offshore wind resource science will improve the weather models that wind plant developers and operators rely on to manage their fleet effectively and provide predictable, low-cost electricity,” Daniel R Simmons said. Regarding offshore technology demonstration, the proposed project must either implement an innovative technology at engineering/pilot or full-scale, and/or employ a methodology that has yet to be used commercially in the United States for offshore wind, at an offshore wind project that is planned to be operational by 2025, DOE states.
Justin Rose had everything going for him on Friday at the Farmers Insurance Open.Rose was hitting good drives, putting irons close and knocking in putts from range. That being said, it’s easy to see how he followed up his first-round 63 with a 6-under 66 on Friday. Jon Rahm, who was in the lead at the end of Round 1 after a 10-under 62, shot a less-than-stellar even-par 72. He is tied for third place with Ryan Palmer and Billy Horschel.Only perfect. 💯💪🎯 @JonRahmPGA 🎯#LiveUnderPar pic.twitter.com/UBipOH3lbu— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) January 25, 2019Palmer tallied his second straight 5-under 67 to move to 10 under.Rory McIlroy posted one of the best rounds of the day with a 7-under 65 to move to 8 under for the tournament after a tough first round on Thursday.His round was highlighted by a beautiful hole out for eagle at the 17th.WOW! 🦅@McIlroyRory just one-hopped it in for EAGLE.#LiveUnderPar pic.twitter.com/J91ztMvJxB— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) January 25, 2019Tiger Woods is still working to find his feel and flirted with the cut line on the day which finished up at 3 under.The 14-time major winner had an up-and-down day at Torrey Pines on Friday shooting a 2-under 70 to move to 4 under for the tournament. He leads the field by three shots at 15 under for the tournament.Hideki Matsuyama posted his second consecutive 6-under 66 to move to 12 under for the tournament. He sits alone in second place. Related News The 43-year-old had his moments on the afternoon though as he knocked in a birdie on his eighth hole which was No. 17, but he followed that up with a double bogey at his ninth which put him back to even par on his round.He did manage to knock in back-to-back birdies on his back nine which included a chip-in birdie on his 13th hole.🚨 @TigerWoods chip-in 🚨Back-to-back birdies for TW.#LiveUnderPar pic.twitter.com/cRutulm7q9— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) January 25, 2019Some notable players to miss the cut include Cameron Champ, Patrick Cantlay, Charl Schwartzel and Abraham Ancer. Tiger Woods flirting with the cut line in second round