Monthly Archives: March 2016

28 MW Genius Tracker™ Ordered from GameChange Solar for Southeast

NEW YORK, March 30, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — GameChange Solar announced that it has received an order from a leading nationwide developer/installer for a 28 MW Genius Tracker™ single axis tracker system to be installed in the southeastern United States in the second quarter.

Lizzy Aldridge, Director of Business Development for GameChange Solar, stated: “Power density and fast installation are helping Genius Tracker™ win large utility scale orders. We expect to see accelerated demand worldwide as customers learn about the unparalleled value and installation speed of Genius Tracker™.”

Genius Tracker(TM) in Western USA.

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GENIUS TRACKER™

Changing The Game for Single Axis Solar Trackers

BREAKTHROUGH TECHNOLOGY
Breakthrough Technology Enables Lowest Cost and Highest Reliability Tracker with Fastest Install and Lowest O&M Cost

LEADING BANKABILITY
Black & Veatch Technical Assessment, CPP Wind Tunnel Tested and Rated 150mph, ETL/UL 2703 Testing Completed April 2016

HIGHEST POWER DENSITY
Highest Power Density of Any Single Axis Tracker, 99.3% Panel Density on Rows Vs. 94.0% Best Competitor

GameChange Solar logo.

GREATEST RELIABILITY
Robust Linear Actuator Drive System Has 40 Year Operating Life and is IP 66 Rated for Operation in Harsh Environmental Conditions

ULTRA-EFFICIENT INSTALLATION
Every Drive Actuator Has its Own Battery Backup and Wirelessly Linked Controllers, Eliminating All Trenching, Tru3D-Gimbal™ Bearings Account for Pile Installation Being Out of Plumb, Out of Azimuth and Out of Vertical & East-West Alignment

LEAST MAINTENANCE
Self-Powered Rows Eliminate Central Drive, Allow for Uninterrupted Grass Cutting and Panel Washing

FASTEST INSTALLING TRACKER
10 Person Crew Installs 1.70 MW Trackers and Panels Per Week

About GameChange Solar

GameChange Solar LLC manufactures fixed tilt and tracker solar racking systems. GameChange systems are able to combine fast installation, bankable quality and unbeatable value through superior engineering, innovative design and high volume manufacturing.

www.gamechangesolar.com

Contact:
GameChange Solar LLC
lizzy.aldridge@gamechangesolar.com
+1-212-388-5176
info@gamechangesolar.com
+1-212-388-5182

South Africa: I Am Being Investigated By Hawks – Madonsela

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela revealed on Thursday that she was being investigated by the Hawks.

“I would celebrate if the NPA [National Prosecuting Authority] and the Hawks at least by tonight would send a report that says they will stop investigating me,” she told reporters in Pretoria.

“You do know I am being investigated with a potential of prosecution for holding this view that my powers are binding.”

Madonsela was briefing the media following the Constitutional Court’s ruling earlier on Thursday that Zuma had acted inconsistently with the Constitution when he failed to comply with the Public Protector’s remedial action on the upgrades to his Nkandla homestead. It also found that Madonsela’s remedial action was binding. Zuma had to personally pay back the money for some of the upgrades, following a determination by the National Treasury.

The Constitutional Court also found that the National Assembly had acted incorrectly when it set aside Madonsela’s report.

Madonsela said on Thursday that she was hoping to get a final answer from the Hawks on the investigation.

“They have put a very senior team from the Hawks, which is supposed to investigate organised crime, to investigate what I said. If this will trigger them giving me a report that says I’m not a criminal, I’m a public protector, I will be happy.”

Source: News24

UGANDA, SOUTH AFRICAN GOVERNMENTS SIGN MOU ON TRANSPORTATION

KAMPALA, March 31 — Uganda’s Transport and Works Ministry has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with its South African transport counterparts to provide for the sharing of knowledge and experiences between the two sides to build better road and air and water infrastructure networks in the two countries.

The MoU signed here Wednesday will also facilitate Ugandan civil construction companies entering into joint ventures with South African companies to improve the transport networks in the two countries.

Speaking at the signing ceremony at the Foreign Affairs Ministry in Kampala, Works Minister John Byabagambi said: “This MoU is very special. We shall have working committees (from the two countries) sitting bi-annually to discuss how best we can solve the challenges of traffic to create better transport systems.

“There is a lot Uganda can learn from South Africa, for instance from their electronic tolling system. And, there is a lot they can learn from us, like our solar-powered bus innovation,” he said.

“We have to explore the idea (of electronic tolling system) because we want good quality transport infrastructure. And good quality transport infrastructure is expensive. So, we would want our citizens to contribute, not only the governments,” said South African Transport Minister Dipuo Peters.

“We need to find a solution to traffic congestion. Because the longer we stay stuck in traffic queues the more our vehicles continue to emit these (toxic) gases into the air.”

The signing of the MoU came after bilateral talks between the two countries which discussed an array of issues affecting their transport systems

Source: NEW VISION

BMW Group And United Nations Alliance Of Civilizations (UNAOC) Announce Finalists For The Intercultural Innovation Award

NEW YORK and MUNICH, March 30, 2016 /PRNewswire/– Ten projects have been named finalists by the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) and BMW Group for the Intercultural Innovation Award. The selection process was highly competitive, with close to 1000 applications received from 120 countries.

Selected projects come from all over the world, representing countries across five continents and underlining the importance of the Intercultural Innovation Award and its commitment to the worldwide promotion of intercultural diversity and understanding.

Finalists this year include (in alphabetical order): The Blessing Basket Project (USA), The Coexist Initiative (Kenya), Give Something Back to Berlin e.V. (Germany), International Council for Cultural Centers (Bulgaria), On Our Radar (UK), Red Dot Foundation (India), Routes 2 Roots (India), Shine a Light (Brazil/USA), SINGA (France) and Unistream (Israel).

By supporting sustainable and innovative intercultural grassroots projects with the potential for expansion and replication, the Intercultural Innovation Award aims to contribute to peace, cultural diversity and more inclusive societies.  Launched in 2011, the Intercultural Innovation Award is the result of a unique public-private partnership between UNAOC and the BMW Group. This model of collaboration between the United Nations and the private sector creates deeper impact, as both partners provide their respective expertise to ensure the sustainable growth of each project.

Final rankings will be announced during the 7th Global Forum of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations to be held in Baku, Azerbaijan, April 25-27, 2016. The official award ceremony will take place on 26 April and will be chaired by H.E. Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser, United Nations High Representative for the Alliance of Civilizations, and Bill McAndrews, Vice President BMW Group Communications Strategy, Corporate and Market Communications, in the presence of a number of officials from the host Government and the United Nations.

In case of enquiries please contact:

Milena Pighi, BMW Group, Spokesperson BMW Group Corporate Social Responsibility
Telephone: +49-89-382-66563, Fax: +49-89-382-24418, Milena.PA.Pighi@bmw.de

Alessandro Girola, UNAOC, Programming Coordinator
Telephone: +1- 929-274-6217, Fax: +1-929-274-6233, alessandrog@unops.org

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