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GE Will Provide Solairedirect India with 140 Megawatts of LV5 Solar Inverters and a Long-Term Service Agreement for 25 Years RAJASTHAN, INDIA—June 22, 2017—India’s booming economy and the increasing need for electricity have made the country quickly emerge as one of the world’s hotspots for solar power. Today, GE Energy Connections (NYSE: GE) is partnering with Solairedirect, a subsidiary of Engie, to equip its plants with 140 megawatts (MW) of LV5 1-MW solar inverters as well as a 25-year, long-term service agreement (LTSA). Inverters will be installed in two solar plants with 70-MW capacity each. Included in the service agreement is the provision of parts when needed and the required man-hours for repairs and maintenance for these two plants. The right technology is key to the plant’s success, but ensuring that the technology can continue to keep performing to the desired standard is arguably just as important. GE’s LTSA ensures high availability and high energy output of the plant. Thanks to the service agreement, the customer can benefit from improved project bankability and reduce the total cost of ownership throughout the lifespan of the two solar plants. “In an ever more competitive solar industry, service becomes the differentiator. Thanks to the LTSA provided

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Hamburg: Senvion, a leading global manufacturer of wind turbines, has closed the financial contract for the Alibunar wind farm in Serbia with Elicio NV, for the delivery, installation and commissioning of 21 Senvion MM100 turbines. The installation is planned to take place in the first half of 2018, ahead of schedule; originally, the installation was to be completed in the Fall 2018. Alibunar is located close to the Malibunar wind farm, where four Senvion MM100 turbines will be installed in the second half of this year for another project. Senvion will take care of servicing over a period of 15 years for both projects. Jürgen Geissinger, CEO at Senvion, says: "We are happy to be building our first projects in Serbia, this, and early next year. Our activities in Serbia mark a milestone which reflects our successful strategy to enter in new markets. With a strong hub in Milan, Italy, Senvion is well positioned to serve the whole Southern European market very efficiently and the opening of a Senvion local branch in Serbia, we have the right team in place to be a strong partner for our customers in the Balkan region." The Alibunar wind farm will be located in the village

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DONG Energy is making excellent progress with offshore construction work for the world’s biggest offshore wind farm with both offshore substations and 40 per cent of the turbine foundations now in place. Taking shape 19 kilometres off the Cumbrian coast, the 659 megawatt Walney Extension offshore wind farm will, on completion in 2019, be able to meet the electricity needs of over half a million UK homes. When fully commissioned, it will leapfrog the 630 megawatt London Array to become the world’s largest offshore wind farm. “We remain on our original construction schedule with both offshore substations in place and 40 per cent of the foundations for wind turbines installed,” said DONG Energy’s Walney Extension programme director Andrew Cotterell. The massive offshore substations which will gather power generated by each wind turbine and step up its voltage for transmission to shore. Each of the substations comprises of a jacket supporting frame weighing up to 1,500 tonnes and a topside, containing the transformer equipment, weighing around 2,500 tonnes. Installation was handled by the heavy lift vessel ‘Oleg Strashnov’. Turbine components and foundations are being stored in Belfast and the construction coordinated from the port of Barrow in Furness which already hosts the operating and maintenance

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The global wind operations and maintenance (O&M) market is set to grow from just over $13.7 billion in 2016 to around $27.4 billion by 2025, representing a compound annual growth rate of 8.0%, according to research and consulting firm GlobalData. The company’s latest report states that the O&M of a wind farm is essential as it contributes to value creation, increases turbine availability, and improves returns. Aging wind turbines and the failure of components such as blades and gearboxes are the major driver of the burgeoning market. Anchal Agarwal, Power Analyst for GlobalData, explains: “Offshore wind accounted for just over 8% of the total wind O&M market in 2016, and is expected to contribute 18.4% by 2025. This is because the technology is increasingly being explored across the world, for its high yield, due to stronger and more consistent winds in comparison to onshore; and has the scope to construct massive Gigawatt-scale projects. “Indeed, offshore wind attracts higher O&M costs than onshore wind due to higher turbine maintenance, higher logistics costs, and a lack of skilled manpower.” China is the largest wind O&M market in the world and accounted for 30% of the global market size in 2016. GlobalData expects that the country will

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Weighted global project pipeline increases markedly to 444 MWp Growth primarily driven by the US market Oliver Gosemann and Hans-Gerd Füchtenkort re-elected as Members of the Supervisory Board - Oliver Gosemann continues as Chairman Sulzemoos/Fuerstenfeldbruck, June 20th, 2017 – The Executive Board of Phoenix Solar AG (ISIN DE000A0BVU93), an international photovoltaic system integrator listed on the official market (Prime Standard) of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, presented a strong expansion of the project pipeline at the Annual Meeting of Shareholders of the company today. The weighted global project pipeline ("Short-listed" or higher) increased strongly to 444 MWp, up from 349.7 MWp as of end March 2017.This result was achieved despite the fact that a large project of 65 MWp was completed and therefore removed from the list. The latest expansion was primarily driven by the US market, where currently several large projects are in the late stage of negotiation. As a result, projects in the short-listed phase M3 rose from 88.4 to 240.4 MWp in 2Q2017. “Our pipeline development in recent months demonstrates that measures to strengthen and accelerate sales are clearly starting to bear fruit. This means that Phoenix Solar will continue to play an important role in the international photovoltaic

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Spain. June 20, 2017. Ingeteam has supplied 23 of its 4.8 MW power stations for the Clare Solar Farm project, located in the Australian state of Queensland. This 100 MWAC (125 MWDC) project, conducted by Fotowatio Renewable Ventures (FRV), is being constructed by the Australian EPC, Downer EDI. The energy generated by this solar plant, which is still at the construction stage, is to be injected into the distribution network operated by the Origin Energy electricity company. The Ingeteam 1,500 Vdc technology was selected for this project, involving the supply of the company's INGECON® SUN PowerMax central inverters, capable of producing a power output of up to 1,800 kW with a single 1,500 Vdc inverter, although the inverter model chosen for this project provides 1,600 kW. The solution, in the form of a power station, comprises three of these inverters housed in a 40 foot container, in addition to a power transformer, low voltage switchgear, medium voltage switchgear and auxiliary services panel. This is all supplied on a turnkey basis in order to ensure immediate, simple installation and field commissioning.

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Successful projects announced for EOWDC €3m research programme Fascinating insights to the lives of bottlenose dolphins, salmon, sea trout and sea birds are set to be discovered after Vattenfall today announced the first successful projects for its ground-breaking offshore wind research programme. The socio-economic impact of offshore wind farms is also to be examined as part of the €3million scientific research and monitoring fund to study the environmental effects of offshore wind in a real-time environment. Believed to be the largest-scale offshore wind research programme of its kind and one which will put Scotland at the industry forefront of research and development, the diverse range of projects selected will be based at Vattenfall’s European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC) in Aberdeen Bay. The successful recipients of a share in the dedicated €3m EOWDC fund, up to half of which is being provided by the European Union, include: The River Dee Trust, Aberdeenshire, and Marine Scotland Science - Assessing the interactions between salmon and sea trout with offshore wind technology. The project aims to help provide unknown information on the extent to which offshore wind farms influence salmon and sea trout. SMRU Consulting and the University of St Andrews, both St Andrews - Improving understanding

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KOTUG has recently acquired a fifth addition to its range of Infield Support Vessels (ISVs) in Australia and East Timor, as part of the group’s ongoing investments in offshore support. This latest addition to the fleet, the Coral Knight, will be bare boat chartered exclusively to Australian Maritime Systems Limited (AMS) to provide emergency towage services and maintain aids to the navigation network at the Great Barrier Reef for AMSA (Australian Maritime Safety Authority). KOTUG acquired the Coral Knight with a view to further expand its offshore support services in the Australian region. The vessel will continue to be operated out of Cairns (Queensland, Australia) to provide level 1 and 2 emergency response, entailing a dedicated 24/7 vessel and crew to provide emergency towage plus first strike emergency response as well as providing a platform to support the maintenance of aids to navigation in these areas. KOTUG’s offshore services in the Australian region further include an exclusive contract to provide all towage operations for Shell’s Prelude FLNG, as well as towage assistance at ConocoPhillips’ Bayu Undan FSO, for which it employs three ISVs with a fourth vessel currently being built. All vessels are owned by the KOTUG group and operated by KT

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Würzburg (Germany), June 20, 2017 – The average silicon consumption for manufacturing multi- and monocrystalline solar cells will drop from 4.8 grams per watt (g/W) in 2016 by 25% to 3.6 g/W in 2020. This is the result of a new scenario developed by the polysilicon market research firm Bernreuter Research. "Besides the increasing market share of monocrystalline cells with their higher efficiencies, the rapid spread of diamond wire saws will considerably drive down the specific silicon consumption per watt," says Johannes Bernreuter, head of Bernreuter Research and author of the Polysilicon Market Outlook 2020. Compared with traditional wire saws, which work with a slurry of silicon carbide particles wetting the wire, diamond wire saws allow not only a higher throughput and lower costs in wafer production, but also the use of a thinner wire. While the technical limit of slurry-based wire saws lies at a wire thickness of 100 micrometers (µm), diamond wire can be as thin as 60 µm and thus reduce the kerf loss significantly. Diamond wire saws have already gained a large market share in the production of monocrystalline wafers, which have consequently become more competitive against the multicrystalline variant. In addition, LONGi Green Energy Technology, the largest

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The BELECTRIC PEG system design achieves a significant milestone for cost-effective solar PV power generation Kolitzheim, Germany - The 4.77MWp Chillamurra Solar Plant at Goondiwindi Queensland; developed and built by YD Projects Pty Ltd and expected to be commissioned in June this year is built with BELECTRIC’s innovative and cost-effective PEG PV power plant system. “We are satisfied from the experience with the PEG system at Goondiwindi. It offers great savings related to material supply, transportation and installation”, said Glenn Clark, YD Projects sales manager. “The PEG system’s simplicity and the cost-effective material supply and installations were clearly demonstrated during the Chillamurra Solar Plant. We believe the system has a great potential in Australia”. This fixed-tilt substructure which is ~80cm above ground offers significant CAPEX costs reduction compared to other substructure systems available in the market. Those saving are substructure material supply and logistics and installation costs. Two additional PEG systems will be built in Australia by the end of 2017, the 10.8MWp system at Barcaldine Queensland developed by YD Projects Pty Ltd and the 3.3MWp system at Dareton NSW developed by a German investor. Additional value of the PEG system is related to its uniquely efficient area consumption of 0.7 hectare per MWp.

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