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“Brazil exceeds the threshold of 10 GW installed wind capacity. This 10 GW turning point was reached thanks to the commissioning of Voltalia’s Vila Pará II wind facility in the city of Serra do Mel (RN)” congratulated the national association of wind power in Brazil in the press release they issued yesterday. Voltalia (Euronext Paris, code ISIN: FR0011995588), an international renewable energy company, announces the commissioning of almost half the wind turbines of the Vila Pará wind farm in Brazil, with a total 99 MW capacity. This step allows the country to cross the historic threshold of 10 GW installed wind capacity. The electricity generated will be sold on the free market at attractive prices before the beginning of the long-term sales contracts. With 15 turbines (45 MW) already in production, the construction of the Vila Pará wind farm progresses ahead of the initial schedule which planned the full commissioning in Q4 2016. The progressive commissioning of the remaining 18 turbines is expected to happen over the coming weeks. This advance was achieved thanks to the excellent project management at the Serra Branca cluster, an area gathering contiguous projects with a total potential of 1.2 GW developed by Voltalia. The Vila Pará wind

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New website features enhanced product descriptions and unique applications Figure 1: Alencon Systems has launched a new website which includes greater description of the unique advantages of its technologies as well as clearer examples of its products applications. Hatboro, PA – Alencon Systems LLC has a launched a new version of its website which is geared at explaining the unique advantages of its products and their applications in today’s fast changing PV market. The website address remains unchanged and can be found at HYPERLINK "http://alenconsystems.com" http://alenconsystems.com. The new website has been specifically constructed to be easy to navigate on any number of platforms, be they PC or mobile. It has been designed to address the needs of the entire PV eco-system, highlighting various product applications and the needs of various PV stakeholders. “The new look website has been conceived to help the entire PV community understand how Alencon’s unique products can help drive down PV’s levelized cost of energy (LCOE),” says Alencon Systems’ President Hanan Fishman. “Reducing PV’s LCOE is a cause we can all get behind.”

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September 1st, 2016 – Effective as of September 1, 2016, Atlas Copco AB (Stockholm, Sweden) owns the former Oerlikon Leybold Vacuum GmbH, renamed Leybold GmbH. Founded in 1873, Atlas Copco is a global player with more than 43,000 employees in over 180 countries. Leybold becomes part of the Vacuum Solutions Division, belonging to the Compressor Technique Business Area, with approximately 6,500 employees represented in over 35 countries. With this acquisition, Atlas Copco trusts the strengths of the vacuum specialists at Leybold, founded in 1850, who will keep their traditional and well-known brand in the market. "The technological know-how and the innovative spirit of Leybold will complement our vacuum portfolio and strengthen our market presence, contributing to our customers’ success," says Geert Follens, President of the Atlas Copco Vacuum Solutions Division. Leybold, headquartered in Cologne, Germany, and has a 166-year long history, develops and delivers vacuum pumps, systems, standardized and customized vacuum solutions and services for various industries. As a leading supplier of vacuum technology, Leybold offers sustainable solutions for industrial processes such as secondary metallurgy and a range of coating technologies. With a high application expertise in the fields of analytical instruments, display production as well as in research and development, Leybold

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SOLARWATT (http://www.solarwatt.net), the leading German pioneer of high-performance dual-glass solar PV energy production and storage systems, has appointed its first partners in its expansion aimed at bringing advanced renewable-energy generation and management systems to homes across the UK. The company will work with BHC Distributors Ltd (www.bhcdistributors.co.uk) and BHC’s sister company Solar Power NI initially serving domestic and business customers in Northern Ireland. SPNI has built a strong reputation as a specialist professional installer of SOLARWATT dual-glass panels and BHC is a recognised SOLARWATT distributor, having installed 50kW systems at five Charles Hurst vehicle dealerships in Northern Ireland and a further five Lookers sites in England. With 23 years’ experience and employing more than 200 people at its leading-edge manufacturing and logistics centre in Dresden, SOLARWATT is committed to expansion following a substantial investment by Stefan Quandt, of the family that owns BMW. Solar power is gaining traction due to international carbon reduction obligations and concerns over energy costs and fuel security – boosted by technology advances such as SOLARWATT’s ground-breaking MyReserve storage system. Installers and customers respond positively to SOLARWATT’s premium product portfolio and 30-year product guarantees and five-year insurance plans. Fixing energy costs, locking in savings by storing and using energy

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Augsburg, August 25, 2016 – With a major project, meteocontrol GmbH expands its presence in Japan's growing photovolatic market. meteocontrol supplies a tailored monitoring system as a turnkey solution for the planned 18 MWp solar park by Advantec Co. Ltd: project management, monitoring design and commissioning included. The solar park will be built in Kirishima, a city located at the northern end of the Kagoshima Bay in southern Japan. Ten monitoring stations with blue’Log X-6000 data loggers and 300 string combiner boxes with interfaces to inverters and sensors ensure the highest quality and reliability of data recording, monitoring and control. meteocontrol also supports Advantec during the planning phase and realizes the monitoring system in accordance with the company’s exact needs and the park’s layout. The monitoring solution enables Advantec to professionally operation management on meteocontrol’s remote monitoring platform “virtual control room” (VCOM). About meteocontrol meteocontrol, EU headquarter based in Augsburg, Germany and APMEA headquarter based in Shanghai (China), with offices and branches in Lyon (France), Madrid (Spain), Milan (Italy), Chicago (U.S.A.) and Moers (Germany) offers energy and weather data management, yield reports, quality audits and technical due diligence as well as monitoring of PV systems of all sizes. meteocontrol has more than 40

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From 27 to 30 September 2016 at the Hamburg Messe Fair Site WE10T/ Hamburg, 1 September 2016 Wind energy is one of the world's most innovative industries, and there is no better place to highlight the dynamic development of this sector than WindEnergy Hamburg were more than 1,200 exhibitors from over 30 countries will display their latest product innovations for onshore and offshore wind and update the industry audience about key features and benefits of various technologies. With numerous world premieres and huge exhibits on display, the world’s leading expo for wind energy will be the focus of attention for the international markets from 27 to 30 September 2016. The majority of innovations and product extensions serve the common goal of reducing the Levelised Cost of Energy (LCOE). The following paragraphs will highlight some of the numerous innovative technologies showcased in as many as nine exhibition halls at the Hamburg fair site. While 2016 is far from over, this year is characterised by several essential, ground-breaking innovations in the global wind industry, including various product developments setting new size and other records. In the offshore sector, the giant 8MW AdwenAD8-180 prototype with a 180-metre rotor diameter will become operational before the end of

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For the past two years, ALL NRG has acquired the strength necessary to become the preferred business partner in the energy sector. On Thursday September 1st 2016, ALL NRG turns a new page and heads into the world as one united company, strong and competent in every field of the energy sector both onshore or offshore. “ALL NRG enters the market as one of the largest service partners to the energy industry onshore and offshore – and combines more than 85 years of experience,” says Ken Sorensen, Group CEO, ALL NRG: “There is a growing demand in the industry where suppliers are expected to be a full scope provider offering every skill and expertise required. All four founding companies in ALL NRG are well established specialists in their respective fields. By offering the entire range of services under one name, we meet the demand – and we aim to exceed the demands as well” Ken Sorensen says. Ready for growth For the past two years, the merging partners have harvested the synergies in the new company and set up the structure needed going forward. The relevant changes have been implemented in the organisation in order to streamline the work processes for the benefit of our

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