Daily Archives: March 9, 2016

JinkoSolar Offers the Best Power Solution for Telecom Providers

LUSAKA, Zambia, March 9, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. (“JinkoSolar” or the “Company”) (NYSE: JKS), a global leader in the solar PV industry, today announced that it has supplied 1MW highly efficient modules to 150 sets off-grid telecom systems in Zambia, creating a precedent in solar energy application.

Solar is the ideal solution whenever you need a reliable power supply for a remote telecommunication installation, where inaccessible sites where it is extremely expensive or impossible to connect to the grid can be powered. The total 150 sets off-grid telecom PV systems consists of JinkoSolar’s highly efficient and reliable solar modules, charge controller and storage batteries to power the telecom DC loads 24 hours a day all year long. The system which is implemented, called ETPS, has been designed by Earth technologies and it includes Jinko High efficient PV panels, generator, batteries, controllers, cabinets and all needed components.

With many telecom network sites located in rural, and oftentimes rugged areas such as on mountaintops, desert regions or other isolated areas, where people access is very time consuming and expensive, the solar PV system is more efficient, requires less maintenance, more reliable and resists extreme environmental conditions. This will help deliver consistent electricity to these base transceiver stations. JinkoSolar’s most powerful polycrystalline solar panel is highly dependable and has a lower maintenance requirement thanks to its self-cleaning properties to avoid rain and dust accumulation on the module surface. PID free, anti-salt, anti-ammonia, anti-acid, static and mechanical load test certified PV panels guarantee continuous solar power in any environment for at least 25 years.

“We are happy to work with Earth Technologies on this milestone solar-based project to power 150 remote telecom stations around Zambia. It helps those stations which used to heavily depend on the diesel generators to avoid the need to regularly transport bulk fuel, and vastly reduced running and O&M cost,” commented by Dany Qian, JinkoSolar Vice President.

Summit to profile disability rights

Pretoria – President Jacob Zuma is expected to officially open the National Disability Rights Summit 2016, on Thursday.

The three-day summit will take place in Centurion from 10 – 12 March. It is hosted by the Department of Social Development under the theme ‘Unified in diversity and disability, together advancing people’s power’.

The summit will seek to strengthen consensus on an accelerated programme of action to implement the White Paper on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (WPRPD).

The summit also coincides with Human Rights Month, which is celebrated annually in South Africa in March. It demonstrates government’s continued commitment to work with stakeholders and the disability sector.

South Africa has achieved a lot in realising the political and socio-economic rights of persons with disabilities, as entrenched in the Bill of Rights, including the rights to equality, dignity and self-reliance.

President Zuma will also on the sidelines of the summit preside over the first meeting of the Presidential Working Group on Disability.

The summit will also showcase the Disability Rights Exhibition, which will provide information and exposure on the various types of reasonable accommodation support for persons with disabilities. It will also have a reader’s corner with exhibits of books published by writers with disabilities and disability-related magazines.

SOURCE: SOUTH AFRICAN GOVERNMENT NEWS AGENCY

FINANCE MINISTER GORDHAN CONFIDENT SOUTH AFRICA CAN AVOPID DOWNGRADE

LONDON, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan says he is confident that South Africa will emerge from its economic woes and avoid a downgrade.

Gordhan is in London as part of a road show to interact with investors. He will also visit Boston and New York.

Gordhan said here Tuesday that he would be meeting investors to clarify South Africa’s economic plans amid the prospect that South Africa could be downgraded to junk status.

“As a country I don’t think we want to get into junk status, nor does the corporate sector want to be in junk status, nor do workers want their companies to be in junk status, nor do South African citizens who are going to face higher inflation, higher costs, higher prices for import of commodities or goods want to be in a country where we find ourselves in that position,” he said.

“That is why we have the sense of urgency to work together, to sell one South Africa and to get people to believe in our story.”

SOURCE: SABC