Brand South Africa wishes Madiba a very Happy 95th Birthday tomorrow. We would like to congratulate all South Africans who will be embracing International Mandela Day and playing their part in making this country a better place for all who live in it as envisioned by Madiba.Brand South Africa has been informed of a number of International Mandela Day activities by individuals and corporates alike and citizens can be proud in the knowledge that the legacy of Nelson Mandela will live on through the actions of his countrymen by keeping his dream alive and committing 67 minutes of service for good.We would encourage every person to get involved in the campaign and play their part. Nelson Mandela played his part by dedicating so much of himself to the people of South Africa and the world and now it is up to us. As Mandela said “We can change the world and make it a better place. It is in your hands to make a difference”.With that in mind Brand South Africa will be playing its part this Mandela day. The entire Brand SA team will be supporting the Ebenezer Home for the destitute, in Walkerville. This year Brand South Africa will be focusing on children aged between 1 and 19 years-old. Some of the children are HIV/Aids orphans or are from broken homes, while others come from the surrounding impoverished area. The staff will be assisting with the refurbishment of the home. They will also be hosting the children in a robust programme around literacy, games, arts and crafts and music. Brand South Africa is calling on all South Africans to do the same and continue to keep the legacy of Nelson Mandela alive and play your part.TIME: 10h00VENUE: Ebenezer Home, Walkerville………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………For further information regarding Brand South Africa Mandela Day activities contact:Maredi MogodiPR International083 760 09 70 [email protected]
Tag: 上海君怡公寓 Industrial Solar?
Advantages of smaller PV systemsDespite the (relatively minor) economy-of-scale that argues for larger PV systems, there are some benefits of small systems.For starters, small systems are well-suited to rooftops. A typical house, if it has a reasonable orientation, can hold a 4-6 kW solar array, enough to handle a significant fraction of the home’s power consumption (as long as then home is reasonably energy-efficient). And commercial buildings, with large flat roofs can often hold hundreds of kW or even a MW or two of solar — which can provide a significant fraction of those buildings’ electrical demands.Putting solar modules on roofs creates headaches with roof maintenance, and poor-quality installations sometimes result in roof leaks, but rooftop mounting allows us to preserve land area for agriculture, recreation, and wildlife habitat. Whenever possible, I prefer to see PV systems installed on rooftops or carports rather than ground-mounting, though I recognize that that isn’t always possible or practical.Small PV systems also usually generate electricity close to where it is being consumed. Such “distributed power” is changing the face of the utility grid. From a resilience standpoint, generating power close to the point of end-use of electricity also opens up an opportunity for incorporating either some battery storage or specialized inverters with capability to draw power from the solar system even when the grid is down — something that most grid-connected solar systems can’t do today. (For more on that, refer back to my blog, Getting Power From Solar Equipment When the Grid is Down.) The economy of scale with solarAs with wind, there is an economy-of-scale with solar-electric systems. Bulk purchase of solar modules brings the costs down somewhat and, more significantly, larger inverters (the devices that convert direct-current electricity produced by PV modules into the alternating current that can be fed into the utility grid) and other balance-of-system components are a lot less expensive per kW or MW of capacity than the residential-scale components being installed for home systems. RELATED ARTICLES Alex is founder of BuildingGreen, Inc. and executive editor of Environmental Building News. In 2012 he founded the Resilient Design Institute. To keep up with Alex’s latest articles and musings, you can sign up for his Twitter feed. But the differences in cost between large and small systems aren’t nearly as great with PV systems as they are with wind turbines. This means that the incentives for building very large solar systems (“industrial-scale” if you must) aren’t as great as they are with wind. Utility-Scale Wind TurbinesWind Power: Why it Doesn’t Make Sense EverywhereConnecticut Continues Ban on Wind TurbinesWind Farm Sued Over Noise Is big solar bad?Not in my book. As I look toward the future and a growing imperative to dramatically reduce our fossil fuel consumption and carbon dioxide emissions, I’m convinced that we need a mix of facility sizes with renewable energy systems. There will be many places where large, ground-mounted multi-megawatt-scale solar systems make sense, such as along highways and utility corridors where the land is already degraded and agriculture may not be feasible.In arid places with lots of open land, such as the American Southwest, it should be possible for large solar systems to be developed responsibly — as long as enough open space is maintained for wildlife.This isn’t to say that huge arrays make sense everywhere, just as wind turbines don’t belong everywhere. Having served as a trustee of the Vermont Chapter of The Nature Conservancy for nine years, I am well aware of the need for natural, undisturbed habitat.But I’m also aware that if we don’t address our greenhouse gas emissions, we will be doing far more damage to ecosystems than the solar arrays (and wind farms) that are coming under more widespread attack. When the economy-of-scale with wind power [no-glossary]led[/no-glossary] to larger and larger wind turbines, opponents of these installations took to referring to them as “industrial wind power.” Whenever I see a letter-to-the-editor or news story that uses this phrase, I can tell that it’s going to have an anti-wind bias.Whether its marring their views of pristine mountains, blighting their night sky with blinking red lights, causing bird and bat fatalities, or producing the somewhat mythical “infrasound,” opponents almost universally refer to these wind farms using an industrial moniker.So, I’m becoming troubled by recent reference to “industrial solar” in describing the larger photovoltaic (PV) installations that are cropping up in Vermont and nationwide. Some opposition seems to be emerging, for example, to a 2 megawatt (MW) array that’s being proposed for Brattleboro, and I’m hearing more and more such concerns nationally.
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Tag: 上海君怡公寓 AMU tense after detentions
After student unrest on Thursday, Aligarh Muslim University remained tense on Friday.The former students’ union president Salman Imtiaz, vice president Hamza Sufiyan, secretary Huzaifa Aamir and a cabinet member were detained by police on Thursday. The present union was dissolved in June this year after completing its term.The outgoing members had demanded that the establishment of a police post on the university circle should be immediately stopped. They saw it as a move of the AMU administration to allow district police to interfere in the affairs of the campus. For a long time, a section of students has been painting Vice-Chancellor Tariq Mansoor as being close to the RSS and the ruling dispensation. They are also sought removal of registrar Abdul Hamid, who is an IPS officer.On Thursday evening, the AMU administration rusticated Mr. Sufiyan for five years for repeatedly indulging in acts of indiscipline and suspended Mr. Aamir for creating ruckus on campus and putting a lock on the registrar’s office. They were also charged with destroying the university property.‘Azamgarh lobby’While the AMUSU members say that they were raising students’ demands, a source in the administration claimed that Mr. Sufiyan and Mr. Aamir belong to the ‘Azamgarh lobby’ and were nurturing political ambitions through the protest. “When they did not get support from senior students, they pulled high school students from ST High School out of their classes to join the protest,” the source said. Assistant Superintendent of Police Abhishek said that Mr. Imtiaz and a cabinet member have been given bail but Mr. Sufiyan and Mr. Aamir have been sent to jail under Section 151 of IPC. “A unit of the Rapid Action Force has been posted outside the campus,” he said.On Friday, the V-C in an appeal to students said that disciplinary action had been taken against some students only after repeated intolerable acts of indiscipline and criminal misconduct, and after they crossed the red line.Responding to the charge of establishing a police post in the campus, Dr. Mansoor said, “it is sad to know that some students are involved in rumour-mongering about the installation of a police chowki inside the campus.”