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‫شركة جي سي أل أس آي تحوز على تصنيف “الشركة صاحبة الأداء الأعلى” في مسابقة بطاقات درجات موثوقية الوحدات الشمسية لبي في إي أل 2020 للسنة الرابعة على التوالي

شوجو، الصين، 29 أيار/مايو، 2020 / بي آر نيوزواير / — يوم 28 أيار/مايو، مُنحت شركة جي سي أل سيستمز إنتيغريشن، وهي شركة رائدة عالمية موردة لحلول الطاقة الشمسية، تصنيف “الشركة صاحبة الأداء العالي” في مسابقة بطاقات درجات الموثوقية للوحدات الشمسية بي في إي أل 2020 للسنة الرابعة على التوالي. وتم الإعلان عن هذا التصنيف في ويبينار استضافته مشاركة شركة بي في تيك.

اختار أكثر من 70٪ من كبار مصنعي الوحدات النمطية و 90٪ من أفضل شركات الطاقة الشمسية إرسال منتجاتها إلىبي في إي أللإجراء الاختبارات عليها. مع ما يقرب من عشر سنوات من الخبرة والبيانات المتراكمة، تجريبي في إي ألاختبارات تثبت مصداقية تقنية الطاقة الشمسية. يبرز اختبار الموثوقية المستقل مجموعة فعالة من الوحدات والمعدات الكهروضوئية لتطوير وتمويل المشاريع الشمسية.

وقال تريستان إيريون لوريكو، رئيس وحدة أعمال الوحدات الكهروضوئيةفي مختبرات بي في إي أل: حققت منتجاتجي سي أل أس آيالاعتراف كواحدة من الشركات صاحبة الأداء الأفضل لوحداتها الكهروضوئية في بطاقة درجات أداء الوحدات الكهروضوئية للسنة الرابعة على التوالي. الأداء القوي في نظام الاختبار المسرع لبي في إي ألهو مؤشر هام على الموثوقية والجودة، ولذا فإننا نهنئجي سي أل أس آي على هذه النتائج “.

وقال إيريك لو، رئيس مجلس إدارة شركةجي سي أل أس آي: بعد أن تصدرت القائمة للمرة الرابعة، نحن نقدر الاعتراف بإبداعنا ورؤيتنا التي تتيح لنا التميز كعلامة تجارية مفضلة للعملاء والمستثمرين والبنوك. جي سي أل ستواصل تقديم منتجات الطاقة الشمسية الموثوقة وذات الكفاءة العالية إلى العالم.

تمتلك جي سي أل أس آي حاليًا قدرة تصنيع وحدات تبلغ قدرتها 8 غيغاواط. ومع دعم البيانات الضخمة، ومدفوعة بالابتكار العلمي والتكنولوجي، ستقوم الشركة بتحسين خدماتها لتوفير وحدات أكثر كفاءة وموثوقية.

حول جي سي أل – أس آي

شركة جي سي أل سيستم إنتيغريشن تكنولوجي المحدودة (SZ: 002506) (جي سي أل – أس آي) هي جزء من مجموعة غولدن جي سي أل غروب، وهي شركة عالمية كبيرة وشركة الطاقة الصينية غير المملوكة للدولة الأكبر، التي تركز على الطاقة الجديدة، الطاقة النظيفة، وغيرها من الخدمات ذات العلاقة. جي سي أل سيستم إنتيغريشن لديها حاليًا عمليات في جميع أنحاء العالم ولديها قواعد إنتاج مكونة من خمس وحدات في الصين القارية وواحدة في فيتنام، بطاقة إنتاجية تصل إلى 8 غيغاواط، و 4.3 غيغاواط من قدرة الخلايا العالية الفعالية، ما يجعلها منتجة وحدات على مستوى عالمي. لمزيد من المعلومات، يرجى زيارة الموقع: https://www.gclsi.com/.

Report Clearing Soldiers in South African Man’s Death Sparks Anger

The legal team representing the family of a South African man allegedly beaten to death by soldiers enforcing COVID-19 lockdown restrictions reacted with outrage to a leaked army report that said they are not liable for his death.

Forty-year-old Collins Khosa died April 10 in this city’s poor township of Alexandra, following an altercation in his yard with security forces. They had accused him of drinking alcohol in public, an offense under emergency regulations put in place to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

Witnesses say soldiers and police officers strangled Khosa, slammed his head against a cement wall and a steel gate, and hit him with the butt of a rifle. Afterward, Khosa couldn’t walk or talk. He began vomiting. A few hours later, he was dead.

A postmortem described the cause of death as “blunt force head injury.”

But VOA has seen a report by the South African National Defense Force, or SANDF, that concludes “the injuries on the body of Mr. Khosa cannot be linked with the cause of death.”

The military board of inquiry report further states: “The board concluded that the death of Mr. Khosa was not caused by the SANDF members” nor police officers.

Wikus Steyl, an attorney on the legal team representing Khosa’s family, called the report “rubbish.”

“We do not accept it. The evidence completely contradicts this report,” Steyl told South Africa’s News.24.

The news outlet reported that police still are investigating.

Defense minister’s response

During a media briefing Thursday, Defense Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula said the only official ruling on the matter was a judge’s decision to suspend the accused soldiers.

“That has been done; it is a correct decision,” she said, declining to comment on “whether this was a murder case or not” until “all investigations have been concluded.”

Military spokesman Siphiwe Dlamini said he was not aware of the report.

Dlamini declined to explain to VOA why a military inquiry had cleared the soldiers of wrongdoing if witnesses had not been interviewed and the investigation was incomplete.

The military board also found that Khosa and his brother-in-law were responsible for the altercation with security forces, as the two had been “provocative” and had “undermined” two female soldiers.

The report says the soldiers merely “pushed” and slapped Khosa when he refused to comply with their orders.

Due process

Pikkie Greeff heads the South African National Defense Union, which represents thousands of soldiers. Also a lawyer, Greeff said the army command hasn’t followed due process.

“There should be a formal board of inquiry in terms of the Defense Act, which should make findings and recommendations, (which) should include that people be charged in a military court,” Greeff said. In the case of a murder charge, “then the military court will not have jurisdiction. Then that will be trialed in a criminal, civilian court.”

Khosa’s widow, Nomsa, said she doesn’t understand all the legal procedures involved in the case. But she no longer trusts the army and police to responsibly enforce COVID-19 regulations.

“Collins is gone; he’s not coming back,” she said. As for the soldiers allegedly involved in assaulting him, “we would like to see them behind bars. Behind bars for life.”

 

 

 

Source: Voice of America

COVID-19 Could Double Africa’s Food Insecurity, WFP Chief Warns

The head of the World Food Program tells VOA the number of people suffering from acute food insecurity in Africa could more than double due to COVID-19. Executive Director David Beasley says the impact of the virus on the economy and the flow of supplies could affect more than 40 million people in East Africa alone.

The head of the World Food Program has warned a failure to keep food supply chains open during the onslaught of the coronavirus pandemic could result in more people dying of hunger than of the virus itself.

During a four-day trip to Africa, Beasley told VOA there are already grave problems distributing food because of curfews, long delays for truck drivers at border crossings and mandatory quarantines affecting pilots.

The WFP has identified 28 hot spots in Africa where trade is slow due to coronavirus restrictions, says Beasley.

“Quite frankly, we’ve had 350,000 people around the world die from COVID over five months,” said Beasley. “If the supply chain breaks down like we’re looking at, along with the economic deterioration, we could have 300,000 people die per day. Per day. It can’t be COVID versus hunger, we’ve got to thread the needle and balance both.”

The WFP chief is calling on governments to more carefully review whether all the restrictions are needed.

“Africa is very fragile. If we shut down ports, even for a few days, if we have border restrictions, even for a few days it will have a major hunger and humanitarian impact to the people,” he said. “We are already running into issues. We’re working with the leaders, explaining the complications and the impact ripple effect if they do restrictions unnecessarily.”

In April, the WFP said that the number of people facing acute food insecurity globally could nearly double this year to 265 million due to the economic fallout of COVID-19. Most of those people reside in Africa.

The number of people living on the verge of starvation has already risen to 135 million today from 80 million four years ago due to a culmination of disasters from flooding in Kenya, insecurity in the Sahel and locust plagues throughout East Africa, says the WFP.

In the Horn of Africa alone, there are already approximately 20 million people suffering from severe food insecurity, a number the WFP estimates could rise to 43 million this year due to COVID-19 and other factors, such as locust swarms.

In Ethiopia, the region’s most populous country, 7 million people are on the verge of starvation.

Beasley says the situation could get worse.

“If you do a lockdown in some of the urban areas in Africa and those young people lose their jobs, and they are living day to day hand to mouth, and they lose their job and they don’t have food, you’re going to have disruption. You’re going to have protests and riots and chaos,” said Beasley.

The WFP has set up two humanitarian hubs at airports in Ethiopia and Ghana to transport medical supplies, food and humanitarian workers across the continent.

Beasley, who recovered from the coronavirus in April, said the WFP needs $960 million just to keep the supply chain up and running for humanitarian food aid.

Abdi Jama, coordinator of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development’s food security hub, told VOA supply trucks are backed up at the border between Kenya and Uganda due to measures to contain the virus. Jama reports price hikes due to a lack of supplies.

“It’s looking more or less like a doubling of the number of people in need of food aid. In previous years, we used to think more about the agro-pastoralists and [those working in] agriculture,” said Abdi. “But now, we have the issue of these informal settlements in the urban areas, which are really a new group of people that are coming on board.”

Jama also said that the Horn of Africa has one of the highest numbers of internally displaced people in the world, creating another group at high risk.

 

 

Source: Voice of America

GCLSI Awarded as Top Performer in PVEL 2020 PV Module Reliability Scorecard for the 4th Consecutive Year

SUZHOU, China, May 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — On May 28th, GCL System Integration, a world-leading solar solutions provider, was awarded as Top performer in PVEL 2020 PV Module Reliability Scorecard for 4 consecutive years. The scorecard was announced during a webinar co-hosted by PV-tech.

More than 70% of leading module manufacturers and 90% of top solar companies had chosen to send their products to PVEL for testing. With nearly ten years of experience and accumulated data, PVEL conducts testing that demonstrates solar technology’s credibility. The independent reliability test provides efficient selection of PV modules and equipment for solar project development and financing.

Tristan Erion-Lorico, Head of PV Module Business (PVEL), said, “GCL SI products have achieved recognition as PV Module Top Performers in the PVEL PV Module Reliability Scorecard for the fourth consecutive year. Strong performance in PVEL’s accelerated testing regime is an important indicator of reliability and quality, and so we congratulate GCL SI on these results.”

Eric Luo, the chairman of GCL SI, said, “Having topped the chart for the fourth time, we appreciate being recognized for our creativity and vision which allows us to stand out as the preferred brand for customers, investors, and banks. GCL will continue to bring the reliable and highly efficient solar products to the world.

GCL SI currently has a module manufacturing capacity of 8GW. With big data support, driven by scientific and technological innovation, the company will optimize its service to provide more efficient and reliable modules.

About GCL-SI

GCL System Integration Technology Co. Ltd (002506 Shenzhen Stock) (GCLSI) is part of the GCL Group, a global energy conglomerate, China’s largest non-state-owned Energy Company with a focus on new energy, clean energy, and related services. GCL System Integration currently has operations all over the world and has five-module production bases in mainland China and one in Vietnam, with a module capacity of 8GW, and an additional 4.3GW of high-efficiency cell capacity, making it a world-class module producer. For more information, please visit https://www.gclsi.com/