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Berlin (Germany) and Austin, TX (USA), October 31, 2016 – Energy storage company Younicos has signed an agreement with strategic partner Panasonic to design and build a solar-plus-storage system at Peña Station NEXT in Denver, Colorado, which includes the operations hub for Panasonic Enterprise Solutions Company and Panasonic CityNOW. The system will make use of multiple Younicos Y.Cubes, the innovative “storage-in-a-box” solution for C&I applications from the German-American industry pioneer.   The project calls for four Y.Cubes to be installed at the Panasonic facility in Denver, Colorado. The one-megawatt (MW) storage resource, which will be connected to the Xcel Energy power grid, will provide frequency regulation, solar grid integration through ramp control, grid peak shaving, passive energy arbitrage, and backup power – enabled by Younicos’s intelligent Y.Q storage control software. This multi-mode operating capability will enable Panasonic, Xcel Energy, and other microgrid stakeholders to derive maximum benefits from Xcel Energy’s 1.6 MW solar PV system sited on a parking structure nearby, along with 259 kW of PV on the building’s rooftop. “The solar-plus-storage microgrid is an anchor, not just of Panasonic’s new Denver operations hub, but also for the broader Peña Station NEXT development, which is a 400-acre, smart and sustainable transit-oriented development

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Manufacturer sells turbines with total capacity of 93.3 MW Hamburg, 28 October 2016. So far this autumn, Nordex has obtained six new orders for wind farm projects in France. Altogether, 38 turbines with a combined capacity of 93.3 MW have been sold to different customers: 17 N117/2400s, 15 N100/2500s and six N90/2500s. Nordex will provide service for all these machines after installation on the basis of a Premium Service contract for periods of 10 or 15 years. They will be delivered and installed in 2017, and in the case of three of the wind farms, the manufacturer was involved in developing the project via its Nordex Development division. It is also responsible for the turnkey installation of the turbines, including the transformer stations and infrastructure. Since entering the market in 1998, the Nordex Group has installed a total of 1.5 GW in France, and last year achieved a cumulated market share of 14 percent. Almost half of the projects were in partnership with Nordex Development.

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Cumulus Energy Storage - which has pioneered a ground-breaking low-cost, renewable battery technology – has expanded into 800 sq ft office space at the AMP Technology Centre in Rotherham, in a deal facilitated by managing and commercial agents, Creative Space Management. The company, founded by Nick Kitchin, Darron Brackenbury and Mike Hurwitz, has had a presence at the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) owned AMP Technology Centre since 2012. Having grown to a team of 6 in Rotherham and 10 in San Francisco, the business has expanded into larger premises as it prepares to disrupt the renewable energy market worldwide with its revolutionary battery technology. The duo of forward-thinking entrepreneurs saw an opportunity in the rapidly expanding renewable energy market which is in urgent need of a grid-level, economically viable energy storage system. Solar PV and wind farms industries are set to grow rapidly worldwide over the next three years; Solar Power Europe predicts that the installation of solar PVs will more than double by the end 2019 and the Wind Energy Council forecasts the cumulative capacity of wind generation to increase by 80% in the same period. As wind farms generate most of their energy at night and solar power during

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Global Marine Systems Limited, with joint venture partner Huawei Marine Networks (HMN), has mentored a team of four, sixth form students to the 2016 Engineering Education Scheme (EES) National finals where they were crowned champions. The team, comprising of students from the Brentwood Ursuline Convent High School including Charlotte Buttery, Jahnina Queddeng, Alicia Trew and Abbie Cook, undertook a six-month engineering project with the EES, a programme run by education charity, the Engineering Development Trust. At the 2016 finals held at the Institute for Engineering and Technology in London on Wednesday 7th September, the team was announced as the overall winners, surpassing over 260 schools from across the country. The EES provides students the opportunity to work on commercial projects within a range of engineering companies; a rare and powerful educational experience for the young adults from Brentwood Ursuline.  Over a six month period, the team designed, constructed and developed a tar cleaning device known as the ‘Tarminator’ which has been adopted by HMN and is expected to bring both time and cost savings during the maintenance of transatlantic communication cables. HMN engineer and scheme mentor Adrian Jarvis said, “The students exceeded our expectations in developing a product that solved a real problem

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Ellzee, 27.10.2016. As of this October 2016, and in cooperation with warranty service provider COVERIS AG, the SolarMax Group is offering a manufacturer-independent warranty extension for their inverters. COVERIS Extended Warranty plus is the new function warranty that customers can conclude for SolarMax P, TP, MT and HT series string inverters. Prerequisite is that the devices were supplied by SolarMax after 31 March 2016 and first put into service after 30 September 2016. This means that in future, after the standard five-year warranty has expired, operators can choose if they want a SolarMax warranty extension or if they would prefer the manufacturer-independent COVERIS Extended Warranty plus solution. If they decide to go for the COVERIS solution, the warranty protection will normally begin in the sixth year after initial operation. Operators profit from additional security The warranty extension from the independent warranty provider gives an added measure of safety and protects the investment made by SolarMax customers beyond the manufacturer’s guarantee. “Trust in the product quality is a crucial factor when deciding which product to buy. But many customers also want additional, long-term, manufacturer-independent dependability for the rest of its service life. This is why we have developed COVERIS Extended Warranty plus is association

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Lightsource Renewable Energy (“Lightsource”), Europe’s leading solar energy company, is pleased to announce that Dr Ece Gürsoy, Chief Legal Officer, director and company secretary at Lightsource is the winner of The Legal 500 UK in-house individual of the year: Environment category for 2016. Dr Gürsoy was appointed Chief Legal Officer at Lightsource in 2011. She previously worked on project finance, infrastructure, energy and privatisation projects in various sectors at Dentons LLP in London and at White & Case LLP in Istanbul. At Lightsource, Dr Gürsoy currently heads up an in-house team of 15 highly qualified lawyers, working hand-in-hand with departments across the whole business from initiation of a project to completion and delivery. The company is also one of the UK companies accredited by the Solicitors Regulation Authority to offer training contracts to trainee solicitors. Under Dr Gürsoy’s leadership the team has helped Lightsource to grow the solar sector from cottage industry to a utility-scale industry in the UK. She has overseen landmark projects including the reorganisation of the company and management buy-out, development of the world’s first deep-water floating solar array at the QE2 reservoir, completion of a 25-year corporate PPA with Belfast International Airport and the largest sterling-denominated bond in the solar industry globally. Nick Boyle, CEO at Lightsource, said: “I am proud of the achievements of our in-house

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Playful Solar Park initiative in Rotterdam, Basel and Paris marks the launch of DSM campaign A group of companies are announcing the launch of the global Bright Minds Challenge to identify and help accelerate the scaling of solutions for 100% renewable energy – focusing on solar and energy storage. The challenge is initiated by DSM, together with Accenture; Greentown Labs; Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship, University of Oxford; Solarcentury; SolarAid and Sungevity. The consortium will provide the most promising emerging solutions with a tailored package of commercial, technical and mentoring support to help scientists scale up their solution as quickly as possible. Helping bright solutions to scale The companies and organizations behind the #BrightMindsChallenge are committed to 100% renewable energy, and helping to lead the transition to a low carbon economy. The Challenge is designed to help scientists around the world with bright solutions to overcome barriers they face in scaling up their ideas and solutions. Anyone with a solution relevant to renewable energy – focusing on solar and/or renewable energy storage - can submit an entry. The solution needs to be prototyped, and ready to scale up. A movement open to all Members of the public are encouraged to get involved by spreading the

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Hefei, China / OCT 25, 2016 - Sungrow, the world’s leading PV inverter manufacturer, announced that the world’s largest PV & energy storage microgrid power plant with 13 MW of PV inverters and 7 MW of energy storage inverters, was successfully installed in Shuanghu, China, the highest region in the world located in China’s Tibet province. The 20 MW microgrid power plant aims to provide electricity to over 14,000 people living in the vicinity, with average elevations reaching heights of over 5000 meters. With temperatures often dipping below -5℃ and the lowest temperatures recorded at -40℃, Shuanghu County’s extreme climate has frequently posed challenges to inverters and other solar components, operating in the region’s frigid conditions. Sungrow’s solar and energy storage inverters, together with the company‘s batteries systems, are employed in this project. Sungrow’s inverters are designed with standardized container specifications, drastically shortening the time required for installation and commissioning which in turn reduces overall installed costs. In difficult geographic locations where labor and other installation-related costs are proportionately higher, these types of cost reductions are even more accentuated. Backed by class-leading solar inverter hardware, Sungrow’s massive microgrid power plant is also intelligently designed for remote monitoring and makes unattended operation a reality. “We

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aleo has been named Tier 1 module manufacturer by BNEF Prenzlau, 26 October 2016 | Bloomberg New Energy Finance named aleo solar recently as Tier 1 module manufacturer. With the integration in the list of modules manufacturers, aleo is considered as "bankable". “We are sure that this listing, together with our continued efforts on quality will lead to a further ease financing processes for our worldwide customers”, says William Chen, CEO of aleo solar GmbH. Bloomberg has compiled the ranking on the basis of more than 13,800 photovoltaic financings. Already in the last year the bankability of aleo modules has also been confirmed by a study by SgurrEnergy: After a detailed inspection, the highly automated production of aleo solar with central process steps was seen as a market leading. The study says that aleo solar is ahead of other manufacturers concerning tabbing and stringing of high quality cells and the comprehensive in-line inspections; warranty conditions are also above the industry standards. In accordance with the specialist SgurrEnergy renewable energy engineers, aleo solar met all relevant industry standards in its manufacturing processes being regarded as a best practice example for the photovoltaic industry. The module production of aleo solar GmbH was tested as well

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UK based company, SeaPlanner Ltd. are to launch an international tender for businesses in the South East Asia offshore wind market,  interested in entering a reseller agreement for its leading marine management software solution. SeaPlanner™ is an established management and monitoring system in Europe having been selected to support 26 wind farms in UK, Germany, Belgium and Netherlands. This equates to one third of all Europe’s operational offshore wind turbines being supported by the SeaPlanner™ system. The system comprises of a suite of software modules that feature innovative functionality to maximise safety and efficiency for offshore wind construction. Features include personnel tracking, vessel tracking, access control, offshore certification management, inductions, communications and marine operations. Parent company, SeaRoc Group has made movements into the South East Asian offshore wind market having been awarded contracts for its Health and Safety services to provide advice and support to key players in the industry in Japan and Taiwan.

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