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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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Nantes, France, June 19, 2017. QOS Energy, a leading renewable O&M analytics software provider, has completed the delivery of an innovative Energy Management System to SunHydrO, a combined renewable energy and storage R&D project led by French aggregator Sun’R Smart Energy. The SunHydrO project aims to foster the grid integration of variable renewable energy sources with the added flexibility offered by pumped hydro storage units. The increased penetration of renewable energy in the electricity network impacts grid balancing capabilities, and requires the introduction of additional flexibility to the energy system. Renewable energy, variable by nature, must also mitigate its exposition to electricity market prices and their associated risks. The efficient management of this variability can only be achieved by the use of flexible production assets, the control of electricity demand, and the development of networks and storage. The SunHydrO project can integrate distributed renewable energy into the grid by coupling it to a pumped hydro storage in a Virtual Power Plant, increasing both the flexibility and the value of the energy system on the electricity markets. Led by the French aggregator Sun’R Smart Energy, SunHydrO is a collaborative project involving more than 12 parties. The Energy Management System designed by QOS Energy

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For the installation of the NAM L13-FI platform in the Dutch sector of the North Sea, a large 960kgm Vibro Lifting Tool was successfully used by Scaldis’ Rambiz to pick up a 4.7m diameter, 40.5m long and 360t weighing mono pile from a barge, upend it to vertical position and drive it at 0.2° (well within the 0.5° required tolerance) verticality without any gripper frame or seabed installation frame. About CAPE Holland Dutch vibro-piling specialist CAPE Holland has successfully developed the application of vibro-hammers for offshore purposes and has been leading the way in using multiple linked vibro-hammers in both Offshore Wind and the Oil & Gas industry. The latest development for reducing the cost of installation and noise emissions has resulted in the Vibro Lifting Tool™ (VLT), a Lloyd’s Register certified lifting appliance, which can be configured with an upending option. This can significantly save on the installation time by reducing the number of handling operations. The VLT is able to pick up a stored pile (up to 1600t), upend it to a vertical position, lift it to the correct position and drive it down (correcting verticality while driving if necessary) in one single handling operation without the need of a

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Luxembourg: Senvion S.A. ("Senvion" or the "Company") announced today that Steven Holliday has joined the Supervisory Board as its new Chairman effective June 15, 2017. Steven Holliday has been approved by the Supervisory Board to follow Stefan Kowski who stepped down as Chairman and retired from the Supervisory Board following the Annual General Meeting of Senvion's shareholders on 31 May 2017. Steven Holliday has a distinguished background that includes extensive and relevant board level experience. He led National Grid, an international electricity and gas company responsible for delivering energy across the UK and northeastern U.S., as Chief Executive for nearly 10 years and was a non-executive director of Marks & Spencer for 10 years. Steven Holliday has been Deputy Chairman and senior independent non-executive director at FTSE 100 listed ConvaTec since its 2016 IPO and is also the lead non-executive director at DEFRA, the U.K. government's Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. "Management and the Supervisory Board are very pleased to welcome Steven Holliday as Chairman. The Company continues to execute its growth strategy by driving innovation, quality and growth by focusing on our customers," said Jürgen Geissinger, CEO at Senvion. Steven Holliday takes on the Chairman role from Stefan Kowski who

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Sharp Energy Solutions Europe at Intersolar 2017 Sharp Energy Solutions Europe presented an impressive array of products at Intersolar 2017, reaffirming its heavy investment in product development over the past 12 months. Intersolar plays host to over 900 providers of products and solutions for photovoltaics, solar thermal technologies and solar plants, grid infrastructure and solutions for the integration of renewable energy, and receives well over 50,000 visitors, making it the perfect showcase for Sharp Energy Solutions Europe products and services. Our stand this year covered everything from a highly efficient and award-winning 48-cell back-contact module to the flexible and easy to use "Smart Chap" energy management platform. The stand was busy for all three days of the show, with a great reaction from visitors, one commenting: ‘Sharp Energy Solutions Europe is the only supplier with a long history and a strong mother company behind. This makes them very reliable.’ For those who were unable to make it to Germany to visit the Sharp stand at Intersolar 2017 this year, we have brought together the highlights so you can experience the show as it happened. Sharp NQ-R256A (256 Wp) 48-cell back-contact module The Sharp stand showcased the full line-up of our PV module portfolio, ranging from high-end

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