BYD Presents New Energy Portfolio at The smarter E Europe and Celebrates 1 Million Installed BatteryBox Systems

BYD celebrates over 1 million installed BatteryBox systems
BYD celebrates over 1 million installed BatteryBox systems

BYD celebrates over 1 million installed BatteryBox systems

SHENZHEN, China and MUNICH, June 21, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — BYD Co. Ltd. (HKSE: 1211), one of the world’s largest rechargeable batteries and electrical vehicles manufacturers, showcased its renewable energy solutions at “The Smarter E Europe” from June 19 to 21. The exhibition at booth B1.130, B1.131 featured the latest BatteryBox energy storage systems, BatteryMax Lite, and BYD MC Cube-T for utility-scale, commercial and industrial applications. Visitors could explore the BYD electrical vehicle “Seal” and learn about BYD’s role as the official E-Mobility Partner for UEFA Euro 2024™.

Since its debut in 2015, the BYD BatteryBox series has become a leading residential energy storage solution worldwide, now boasting over 1 million installations with an impeccable safety record. On June 19th at 3:00 pm, BYD hosted a special event to thank its partners. Yin Xiaoqiang, General Manager of BYD Energy Storage presented the certificates and prizes such as UEFA Euro 2024 final tickets and BatteryBox systems to the distributors and installers. The full BYD BatteryBox Premium portfolio, including high-voltage models HVS/HVM and low-voltage models LVL/LVS, were on display. A new battery control unit (BCU) for HVM and HVS series was also introduced, simplifying installation by eliminating the need to remove covers for cable connections.

Launched at ees Europe 2024, the new BatteryMax Lite is designed for commercial and industrial applications, offering scalable solutions from 30kWh to 90kWh, and up to 5.76MWh with parallel connections. Compatible with inverters from brands like SMA and Goodwe, BatteryMax Lite will be available for pre-order from August with shipments starting in late summer, and system availability in Europe expected by October 2024.

On ees Europe 2024, BYD was awarded the recognition of “Top Brand PV Storage Europe 2024” and the “Top Brand PV Storage 2024” country-level awards for several European markets, including Belgium, Germany, Italy, Poland, Spain, Austria, and UK. The award this year again rated BYD as the leading brand for PV energy storage systems based on the evaluations from installers and distributors across Europe.

Jiang Feng, Residential Energy Storage Director at BYD, highlighted the importance of European markets and the company’s goal to provide green energy solutions. BYD’s partnership with UEFA Euro 2024™ aligns with promoting eco-friendly energy and mobility solutions.

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Government urged to act swiftly in supporting flood victims in Tongu areas

Mr Guggisberg Fiagbenu, the Assembly Member of Adidome Electoral Area, has appealed to the government to expedite compensation for residents affected by the Akosombo Dam spillage.

Mr Fiagbenu’s appeal comes as a reminder of the urgent need for government intervention in Tongu to restore the affected communities.

The flood, which occurred several months ago, left numerous homes, businesses, and farms destroyed, leaving many residents in debt and without necessities like food, shelter, and capital to rerun their collapsed businesses.

Mr Fiagbenu lamented the government’s slow response in supporting the flood victims, emphasizing the need for a swift establishment of a compensation fund.

He also urged the government to also extend support to indirectly affected residents and recognize the efforts of benevolent individuals, who helped during the crisis.

The Assembly Member highlighted the ongoing socio-economic challenges in Siame-Kome, one of the affected communities in the Central Tongu District and stres
sed the need for psychosocial support and expedited resettlement for the victims.

He also called for subsidized utility tariffs to alleviate the burden on the affected residents.

Source: Ghana News Agency

National House of Chiefs urges youth to stay away from violence

The National House of Chiefs has implored the Ghanaian youth to desist from getting involved in any activity that could spark violence ahead of the 2024 general elections.

They should be civil and play to the electoral rules rather than allowing their youthful exuberance to lead them into trouble as electioneering campaigns gather momentum.

Ogyeahoho Yaw Gyebi II, President of the House, who gave the advice at its meeting in Kumasi, reminded the youth and all other stakeholders that they only had one vote, which they could exercise on the day of the election.

He said nothing prevented anyone from campaigning for their preferred parliamentary and presidential candidates, but no one had the right to take the law into their hands by molesting and preventing others from doing the same.

Any such act he said, amounted to the violation of rights of citizens to exercise their franchise as enshrined in the 1992 Constitution.

He counselled Ghanaians to embrace peace to consolidate the gains made under the Fourth
Republic, which had been the longest period of democratic rule in the history of Ghana.

The President also entreated chiefs to be circumspect with their utterances when politicians call on them during this political season to protect the image of the chieftaincy institution.

They should not be seen openly endorsing candidates as traditional leaders whose subjects belong to different political parties.

Ogyeahoho Yaw Gyebi II also announced that elections at the Regional Houses of Chiefs would be held between August and September, with the National one scheduled for either October or November.

Source: Ghana News Agency

Tema Market women sensitised on climate change adaptation – Horticulturist

Market women in the Tema metropolis have been educated on climate change adaptation measures to enable them to cope with its impacts.

Ms Mary Kupualor, the Head of the Horticultural Department, Tema Metro who is also the Tema Metro Landscape Designer, said the move was to equip the women with knowledge and information on how to adapt to the impact of climate change, which posed a significant threat to the various aspect of socio-economic development, especially the growth of the agricultural sector.

She told the Ghana News Agency in an interview that the market women and traders in Tema Community One and Nine markets, as well as some traders in the various communities, were targeted for sensitization.

She said the women also received training to start container gardening in their various homes.

Container gardening is the practice of growing plants, including edible plants, in containers instead of planting them on the ground.

Ms Kupualor mentioned that her outfit held the training in collaboration with
the gender, youth, and sports committee of the assembly, which comprises all departmental heads and assembly members, among others, with the aim of educating the public on various issues concerning national development.

The horticulturist said the women were taken through how to choose the right containers, pick suitable plants, plant watering, regular maintenance, sand preparation, application of fertilizers, and others to create and maintain a sustainable food system in the metropolis.

She said the continuous impact of climate change on the agriculture sector required much more effort and innovation to critically increase food production in the country for both local consumption and exportation.

She said that last year was dedicated to the intensification of sensitization and education, as well as the provision of more seedlings to traders, adding that monitoring would be done to ensure that the traders took care of the vegetables to survive.

Ms Kupualor explained that it was also part of activities und
er the government’s Green Ghana project, which seeks to preserve and protect the ecosystem.

Source: Ghana News Agency

Safeguard your innovations for sustainability- Scientists urged

Scientists, especially those in the agriculture sector, have been advised to safeguard their innovations through Intellectual Property (IP) to ensure sustainability.

Dr Daniel Dzidzienyo, the Deputy Director, Administration, Teaching and Learning, the West Africa Centre for Crop Improvement (WACCI), University of Ghana, who gave the advice, said the processes involved in innovations required much resources and painstaking investigations hence the need to protect them to reap the benefits.

‘If a researcher develops a seed variety to meet a need, it should be protected so others will not take undue advantage of it. Once that is done and the person is paid royalties, it can be plough back to researching periodically,’ he said.

Dr Dzidzienyo was speaking at the opening of a two-day workshop as part of the University’s celebration of the Day of Scientific Renascence of Africa (DSRA).

He stated that the royalties could also be used to develop new varieties to meet other needs.

Each year, DSRA is marked to rec
ognise and celebrate the vision, sacrifices, investments, tenacity and hard work of scientists in the nuclear and allied sciences.

The workshop sought to engage industry stakeholders to provide input to improve curriculum to train students with requisite skills and knowledge to address the complex challenges of modern agriculture.

The event also aimed at creating awareness among researchers and students on the importance of intellectual property for agricultural innovations.

Participants would be equipped with tools and knowledge to navigate the complexities of intellectual property to drive growth of innovative agricultural businesses.

Dr Dzidzienyo said protecting and managing intellectual property was crucial for fostering creativity and ensuring that innovations could be effectively commercialised and brought to market.

‘IP’s are becoming a big deal now globally. However, some researchers are often not knowledgeable in IP and do not take it seriously in our part of the world. We need to embrace this
era of research and development, so we benefit from whatever is associated with it.’

Dr Dzidzienyo urged scientists to seek assistance from professionals to safeguard their innovations.

The Organisation of Africa Unity (OAU), now African Union (AU), in 1987 passed a resolution for the celebration of the Day of Scientific Renaissance of Africa (DSRA) on 30th June each year.

The core objective of the celebration is to remind African governments and people about the critical roles played by Science and Technology in national development.

This is also done in remembrance of the continent’s great contribution to the rise and development of modern Science and Technology.

Source: Ghana News Agency

Chiefs urged to champion activities to improve quality of water resources

Mr Jaap Boss, leader of the Blue Deal Water Project, has urged environmental chiefs at Bongo in the Bongo District of the Upper East Region, to champion activities that will help improve quality of water systems and save the environment from pollution.

He said traditional Authorities played a key role in the sustainable management of land and natural resources especially at the community level and therefore sensitizing their constituents on tree planting and protection of water resources was crucial.

Mr Boss made the call at the inauguration of Traditional Authorities, known in the local parlance as ‘Environmental chiefs,’ earmarked for roles in protection of the environment.

It was attended by the Blue Deal Water Project Team from Holland, the White Volta Basin Secretariat, The Paramount Chief of the Bongo Traditional Area, Representatives from the Regional House of Chiefs, and the Bongo Municipal Assembly among.

The enskinment of environmental chiefs was initiated by the Paramount Chief of the Bongo Tr
aditional area, Naba Salifu Alemyaarum, and all sub chiefs in the area were inaugurated as environment chiefs, to promote good environmental practices.

The Water Resources Commission (WRC) and its partner, Blue Deal Project, have since 2019 implemented Integrated Water Resources Management interventions along the White Volta Basin as part of efforts to protect the water bodies and facilitated capacity building, water governance and community sensitization programmes in the Bongo District.

Other areas engaged include Nabdam, Talensi, Bolgatanga East and Kassena Nankana, within the Kpasenkpe Sub basin, which was activated among other Basins, to initiate activities to improve the water resources.

In the Kpasenkpe Sub-basin, interventions such as reforestation activities in the Vea Dam Catchment, spearheaded by Tree Aid and facilitated by Blue Deal Project, is ongoing while a sanitation project at Gowrie senior high technical school is being implemented.

The engagement over years and with commitment of Tradit
ional Authority, has seen commitment to providing a range of recommendations and interventions to support the implementation of Integrated Water Resources Management in the White Volta Basin.

Mr Jesse Kasapoe, the Principal Basin Officer of the WRC charged the environmental chiefs to be stewards and act as custodians of trees in their various communities which would contribute a lot to a healthy environment.

Mr Kasapoe indicated that the basin office would guide the organisation towards a sustainable future of the environment and charged it, ‘to let us all work together combining traditional knowledge with modern practices to achieve a shared vision of a resilient and prosperous White Volta Basin.

Source: Ghana News Agency