The electricity generated by a solar photovoltaic (PV) system depends on the orientation and tilt of the PV panels, and in some cases, its ability to track the sun throughout the day. Because photovoltaic panels operate more efficiently when oriented directly at the sun, some systems use solar-tracking technology to increase electricity generation by rotating the panels along one or two axes.
Tesla is going to need more chargers. Lots of them. The company is preparing to launch its $35,000 Model 3 electric car later this year, with plans to make 500,000 EVs in 2018 (up from 76,000 a year ago).
Barred Food Trucks for Burundi Return to Rwandan Capital Ten trucks carrying much-needed food for Burundi are back in Rwanda's capital after authorities denied entry at the border, citing security concerns.
The World Food Program in Burundi says the trucks, carrying 300 tons of beans to feed Congolese refugees and other WFP recipients, were stopped at the border last Friday and returned Tuesday to the Rwandan capital, Kigali.
Police spokesman Pierre Nkurikiye defended the decision to deny entry, saying Rwanda has been the source of crime...
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 10:02:49 -0400 Report: Media Freedom ‘Has Never Been So Threatened’ Reporters Without Borders said Wednesday that globally “media freedom has never been so threatened,” as it released its annual press freedom index.
The media rights group pointed in particular to democratic countries as places where press freedoms declined during the past year.
“In sickening statements, Draconian laws, conflicts of interest, and even the use of physical violence, democratic governments are trampling on a freedom that should, in principle, be one of their leading...
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 04:36:37 -0400 Zambian Court Rejects Application to Dismiss Opposition Leader's Treason Charge A Zambian court rejected a bid on Wednesday by lawyers for detained opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema to have treason charges against him dropped.
"The charge of treason is only triable in the High Court.
The law does not place power in the subordinate court to quash the indictment. The motion to quash the treason charge is untenable," magistrate Greenwell Malumani said in a ruling before a packed court room.
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 04:29:11 -0400 Haley Admonishes Warring Parties in South Sudan U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley has admonished the warring parties in South Sudan, saying they have done nothing to end the suffering of their people and are only exacerbating it.
Haley spoke of the on-going violence, worsening food insecurity, massive displacements, and the dangers to humanitarian workers in the young but failing country.
“It is clear that the warring parties do not have the political will to end this conflict on their own, and so it falls on us to consider...
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 14:54:00 -0400 UN Renews Call for Negotiated Solution to Kasai Conflict in DRC A U.N. official in the Democratic Republic of Congo has repeated calls for a dialogue to end the deadly, months-long conflict in the Kasai region of the central DRC.
“There is no solution in Kasai other than a negotiated solution,” said Mamadou Diallo, the coordinator of humanitarian affairs for the U.N.’s mission in DRC.
Diallo addressed a news conference in Kinshasa the day after DRC government spokesman Lambert Mende showed journalists grisly videos of...
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 14:00:20 -0400 Voices From Around the World Rate Trump's First 100 Days It was the most stunning political victory of the 21st century, one that brought shocked concern in many parts of the world and cheers in others. One uncontroversial certainty was that it would cause reverberations around the globe.
Donald Trump campaigned on an “America First” platform, but has found himself as president drawn into thorny geopolitical complexities aplenty in the first 100 days of his administration. Relations with Russia plummeted to “an all-time low,” as Trump...
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