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Valentin Software has expanded its PV*SOL design software so that for the first time it is now possible to include electric cars in the design of photovoltaic plants. Berlin, September 20, 2016. Berlin-based Valentin Software GmbH has updated its software for designing photovoltaic plants to include new features. The new version of the PV*SOL premium and PV*SOL software now makes it possible to take electric cars into consideration when calculating your own consumption. In the new version, Valentin Software has integrated additional, flexible electricity tariff models. The new software enables the calculation of the P90 value as well. The P90 states that there is a 90% probability that the simulated average annual energy yield will be exceeded, and is a particularly important factor for investors. The new software version is available as of October 17.  Electric cars can increase profitability  “While there is now a greater general debate about electric cars, end customers are still asking if they pay off“, says Steffen Lindemann, managing director of Valentin Software GmbH. “Combining an electric car with a solar unit can be a sensible solution, but that depends on a large number of parameters. PV*SOL takes these parameters into account and thus helps the plant designer to

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 …Reiterates renewed focus on Renewable Energy in India                  •             Over 600 exhibitors, over 26,000 visitors, 40 countries & 10 country pavilions    •             Exuberant International Participation, Global Interest, International Investments & Technology Breakthroughs marked the 10th Anniversary of REI                •            Renewed support of Central & State Governments and Key Nodal Agencies   •             Three-day Industry conference on ‘Renewables…surging ahead’, captured the entire breadth of the Renewable Energy Spectrum with 23 Sessions and workshops  •             An exclusive Session on International   Solar Alliance by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, reinforced the key aspects of policy and the growing importance of Indian             Leadership on the World Energy Map                        •             Crucial Industry Dialogues in the form of CEO Conclave, took forward important discussions on Industry, Policy and International perspectives •             Growth of 13 % in footfalls. •             The 2nd edition of the Renewable Energy India (REI ) Awards, a prelude to the REI Expo, recognised and honoured excellence in the various facets of the Renewable Energy project development and performance.  Sept, Delhi (NCR): UBM India, India’s leading exhibitions organiser, successfully concluded the 10th edition of its flagship event, Renewable Energy India (REI) Expo held from 7th to 9th September 2016 at the India Expo Center & Mart, Greater Noida.

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At the Hamburg Fair site from 27 to 30 September WE13T/Hamburg, 19 September 2016 Numerous world premieres and impressive exhibits are the highlights of WindEnergy Hamburg 2016, which opens at the Hamburg Fair site in the coming week. The large-scale exhibit delivered this Monday is a world innovation, and a record breaker – it is the biggest wind turbine gearbox ever built in the world, and will be on show for the first time at the world’s greatest wind industry expo. WindEnergy Hamburg is the showcase for the industry again from 27 to 30 September, presenting the latest developments, products and services. More than 1,200 exhibitors from 34 countries will be showing their innovations for onshore and offshore wind energy.  The gearbox, developed by Winergy in close cooperation with Adwen for the latter’s AD 8-180 offshore wind turbine, will be presented to international trade visitors for the first time at the Winergy stand. This model has been specially modified for WindEnergy in order to give visitors a view inside the gearbox and its bearings. The exhibit was transported into Hall B5 on Monday and lifted from its low-loader truck by crane. It has a weight of 46.7 tonnes, height 3.66m, width 3.35m and length 3.50m.

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Intelligent monitoring across plant portfolio through new Fleet Manager Berlin, 15 September 2016. skytron energy, the global leader in utility-scale photovoltaic (PV) monitoring, today announced a further enhanced version 2.4 of the renowned PVGuard® Supervision Platform. Focusing on fleet management, the new version will allow system owners and operators to monitor the technical performance of all PV power plants, inverters and alarms across their entire fleet in a single view, which they can filter or sort to suit their individual needs. “We already operate more than 100 PV power plants, with new sites being added to our fleet almost weekly,” said Mike Loeser, Senior Manager of Asset Management at Strata Solar. “Through our close and professional collaboration with skytron energy, we can guarantee our customers a very high level of plant availability. As we approach 1GW of installed solar, the new portfolio management features of PVGuard will be of enormous benefit to our team, and help us to surmount our increasing workload.” The new features of PVGuard provide a completely new way of obtaining a summary view of an entire fleet. All of a customer’s monitored inverters can be seen in one place, irrespective of plant. The graphical display can be sorted according

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Fremont, CA, USA / Sep 13, 2016 – Sungrow, the world’s leading PV inverter manufacturer, is showcasing two new 1500VDC inverters at Solar Power International, the largest solar industry tradeshow in North America held annually in September (Las Vegas, NV; Booth #2059). Arguably the most exciting inverter showcased is Sungrow’s SG125HV. The inverter puts 125kW of capacity in a suitcase-sized cabinet weighing just 130 pounds. At a higher rated voltage, the SG125HV will significantly reduce installation and balance of system costs, and is a prime example of why 1500VDC systems are the next step for the entire industry. Projected to be released for global customers in early 2017, the 125HV will be an industry-shifting product that will influence utility scale PV system designs in coming years. Also at the show, Sungrow is showcasing a model of its SG2500HV-MV central inverter system, also rated at 1500VDC. The inverter features a 20-foot containerized design, intended for easy transport and installation. Within the shippable container are the integrated auxiliary power systems and power boards, along with the SCADA, monitoring and control panel. Unlike other containerized systems that are considered e-house designs, the Sungrow container is actually an outdoor cabinet for all internally mounted equipment; this means that all serviceable components are accessible without going inside

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The PBA concept combines the PALFINGER MARINE nacelle crane PK 40002 M with a workman basket especially developed in close cooperation with PP Techniq as partner. The basket has space for two technicians and their working tools. With the nacelle crane, the basket is easily lifted into operation and attached to the blade. Following the contours of the blade, the service engineers carry out inspections on their way down and perform repair work on the way up, proving both safe and effective. Safe working zone Compared with the conventional method implemented to date involving the use of rope climbers, the DNV GL certified PALFINGER BLADE ACCESS solution offers a considerable improvement in terms of safety when it comes to the maintenance of rotor blades. Designed with GRP (glass-reinforced plastic), the workman basket offers a safe and stable working zone for the service engineers in the field. Furthermore, the basket is designed to withstand harsh offshore environments. More effective repair Due to the blade-guided design, which has been successfully patented, the PALFINGER BLADE ACCESS basket follows the contours of the blade and remains at the same distance to the blade at all times. The service engineers in the basket are provided with a stable and

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• Panelists at Wind Europe conference • Booth presentation on 360 square meters • Product launches include new onshore turbines and service products At the WindEnergy 2016 trade show Siemens will showcase various innovations designed to address the challenges of the energy transition: From wind energy generation under different conditions to grid access and storage. From September 27 to 30, the company will be presenting its latest developments at its 360-square-meter booth B6.362 in Hall 6 at the world’s leading expo for wind energy in Hamburg. Siemens is appearing under the motto: "Smart solutions every step of the way". New products to be launched include a series of new onshore wind turbines and a new modular service concept for individual demands. "In our role as a large player in the wind industry we see the combined WindEnergy Hamburg and Wind Europe Conference as the key global forum for innovation and progress in our technology," said Siemens Wind Power CEO Markus Tacke. "We are focused on reducing costs with cutting edge technology to make wind energy cost competitive in different markets and to fit the various needs and challenges facing our customers today. In our presentations we will give visitors and guests exciting insights into

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AMC SWATH design collaboration with Adhoc Naval Architect John Kecsmar of Ad Hoc Marine Designs is now working with Aluminium Marine Consultants (AMC) to offer a plethora of uniquely designed SWATH workboats created to satisfy any requirement. Mr Kecsmar possesses many decades of experience working and designing in shipyards in all things high-speed and is a proven designer of high-speed passenger ferries, patrol boats, SAR, CTVs and more. Rob Stewart, commercial director, AMC, said: “For many years John has been conducting research on aluminium, fatigue and welding and now AMC can benefit from his expertise.” The partnership’s next generation of SWATH windfarm boats are entirely built from aluminium and are light weight, robust and durably constructed to class and MCA regulations. Their new advanced SWATH hull form is designed with 50% reduced coupling, 20% increased damping and an increase in 25% displacement that is tailormade for the windfarm market. Resulting in the ability to maintain service speeds of 25 knots in 2m significant wave height with extremely low motions. Mr Stewart said this is beyond any class required speed reduction for conventional vessels. In addition to windfarm vessels, the SWATH design can also be used for patrol boats and fast ferries. Additional research has resulted in an

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Ingeteam´s INGECON SUN PowerMax U B Series inverters are dimensionally just 111” x 35” x 80” inches; these inverters are able to supply up to a maximum power of 1,637 kVA in a single unit - making it the solar inverter with the highest power density in the market, thanks to its more than 326 kW/m^3 (5.34W/in^3). The 1500 Vdc HYPERLINK "http://www.ingeteam.com/en-us/energy/photovoltaic-energy/p15_24_36/ingecon-sun-powermax.aspx" \t "_blank"INGECON SUN PowerMax B Series inverter family features a Smart Cooling System which makes it possible to optimize and reduce the auxiliary services consumption. Furthermore, the inverter's latest-generation electronic components are housed in an IP66 (NEMA 4) protected compartment, thereby preventing condensation and lengthening the useful life of the power electronics. This inverter family is ready to be installed indoors (IP50) and outdoors (NEMA3/IP56), and can deliver its rated power up to an ambient temperature of 50ºC (122ºF). Additionally, the new improved inverter design facilitates the installation and wiring tasks (on both DC and AC) in addition to the maintenance and repair work. Reliability of the product has been proved on the Bankability and Reliability report issued by Black & Veatch.

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New executive to lead a new team to provide additional services and greater value for customers. SHANGHAI, CHINA- September 13, 2016- Heraeus Photovoltaics, the worldwide leading supplier of metallization solutions to the PV industry, today announced that Dr. Albert Lu has joined the organization as Global Head of Application Development. In this new position, Dr. Lu will be responsible for leading team to provide value added service solutions to customers, which will enable solar customers to fully capitalize on Heraeus expertise in photovoltaics and renewable energy technology to make their businesses more innovative and competitive. Dr. Lu comes with a wealth of experience within the PV Industry, having spent the past eight years in leading positions in R&D and process engineering related fields in companies such as Eton Solar, Motech Solar and China Sunergy. Before joining Heraeus in 2016, he has held the position of Head of Process and Process Integration at Neo Solar Power in Taiwan. Dr. Lu holds a PhD in Electrical Engineering, specializing in thin film solar cells and organic LEDs, gained at the University of Queensland, Australia. “With an increasing complexity of customer requirements we see the need for a broad and refined portfolio of service offerings,” says Andreas

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