Daily Archives: March 31, 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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Changing The Game for Single Axis Solar Trackers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.


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South Africa: President Respects Concourt Judgment, Says Government

Pretoria – President Jacob Zuma has noted and respects the judgment handed down by the Constitutional Court and its findings relating to the Public Protector Report on Nkandla, the President’s homestead.

In a statement issued shortly after the judgment was handed down on Thursday, government said in a statement that the President appreciates and reaffirms the powers of the Constitutional Court as a final arbiter on matters of the Constitution in the Republic of South Africa.

“The President will reflect on the judgement and its implications on the state and government, and will in consultation with other impacted institutions of state determine the appropriate action.

“The President and government remain confident that our constitutional democracy remains strong and intact and affirms the Chapter 9 institutions established to strengthen and support the country’s democracy,” it said.

Government said it will in due course communicate further on the matter.

Source: All Africa

South African Court Orders Zuma to Pay Up


South Africa’s Constitutional Court has ordered President Jacob Zuma to repay some of the $16 million in public funds used for upgrades at his private home. The ruling Thursday comes as authorities investigate Zuma for another more recent scandal, alleged undue influence given to the wealthy Gupta family.

Handing down the Constitutional Court judgment on Thursday, Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng said President Zuma violated the constitution when he ignored the public protector’s order to pay back some of the money used to build non-security features at his private home.

“The failure by the president to comply with remedial action taken against him by the public protector in her report of 19 March 2014 is inconsistent with Section 83 (b) of the constitution and is invalid,” Mogoeng said.

The court gave the National Treasury 60 days to determine how much Zuma should pay. Mogoeng said once the court receives the Treasury’s report, Zuma will have to pay.

“The president must personally pay the amount determined by the National Treasury within 45 days of this court’s signification of its approval of the report,” Mogoeng said.

ANC also draws fire

The court also had harsh words for the National Assembly where the ruling African National Congress allegedly shielded Zuma from paying back the money.

“The resolution passed by the National Assembly absolving the president from compliance with the remedial action taken by the public protector is invalid and is set aside,” Mogoeng said.

The Democratic Alliance Party and the Economic Freedom Fighters Party have pledged to impeach Zuma and remove him from office for violating the constitution.

Both the ANC and President Zuma have issued statements welcoming the judgment, saying they respect it.

Political analyst Levy Ndou said Zuma’s fate is in the hands of the majority ANC Party in parliament.

“If they come out clearly and say the state president has breached his oath of office, that will provide sufficient reasons for parliament to move for a motion of no confidence on the state president,” Ndou said.

The judgment has created more problems for the already embattled president. The country’s elite police unit is also investigating Zuma’s son for allegedly helping the wealthy Gupta family influence the appointment of ministers.

The probe follows claims by some government officials that people involved with the Gupta family’s extensive business holdings offered them ministerial posts. The ruling ANC is also investigating, which analysts say could further hurt President Zuma’s standing.

Source: Voice of America