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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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CL Grupo industrial enlarged its energy portfolio The new investor is a mayor support for GES future. The company has gradually got back to activity during the first semester of this year. GES will count on a 1.000 professional staff all over the world June 2017. The 6th June CL Grupo Industrial completed the acquisition of Global Energy Services (GES), by acquiring the 100% of Global Energy Services Siemsa S.A. shares. The industrial group takes the last step to add the renewable construction and service provider to its energy company portfolio. GES will be the front office for all the services provided regarding the renewable sector, in which CL also had other solar companies. GES will provide services through the whole value chain, including engineering, construction, operation and maintenance for both wind and solar. GES has recently come out of a state of insolvency the company came through during the last months. This was the last obstacle to complete the sales and purchase process from CL side, which has finally become a reality with the deal signage. The renew company will be formed by 1.000 professionals all around the world. GES has delivered more than 14 GW in both solar

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Hamburg, 15 June 2017. The Nordex Group has been awarded three new contracts covering a total capacity of 36 megawatts in France. Different project developers and power station operators have placed orders for the installation of a total of 13 N131/3000, N117/3000 and N117/2400 turbines. Work on the wind farms is to commence this year. Nordex will be installing its N131/3000 turbine in France for the first time. With a rotor diameter of 131 metres, it will be the largest turbine installed in France to date. The turbine will be able to generate large energy yields even in light wind regions and fits perfectly to the site conditions thanks to its very low acoustic output levels. With an installed capacity of over 1.7 GW, Nordex is one of the market leaders in France, servicing its customers’ wind power systems via a dense network of 15 service stations.

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Driving the development of high performance heterojunction solar cells from R&D up to industrial mass production. PES asks Meyer Burger to bring us up to date on the continuous improvement which is enabling high efficiencies and reduced costs. At the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris in December 2015, a climate agreement was signed by 194 countries. Subsequently, these ratifying countries have set ambitious clean energy goals for the years to come. In order to keep up with the resulting growing demand for photovoltaic products, PV manufacturers along the entire value chain are expanding their production capacities tremendously. When acquiring PV manufacturing equipment, the focus lies on reducing production costs and increasing energy yield. With this in mind, Meyer Burger has developed the industry-proven Heterojunction Technology (HJT) and in doing so is setting the industry standard in the field of solar cell coating. Meyer Burger is continuously improving the HJT production process, today achieving an impressive > 23% in cell efficiency with minimal production costs by reducing the number of manufacturing steps compared to standard cell processes.

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Latest design approval granted to DCNS Energies’ foundation for floating offshore wind turbines (FOWTs) is validation for upcoming projects in France, the USA and beyond Neuilly-sur-Seine, France, June 13, 2017 – Bureau Veritas has issued a Preliminary Design Approval for a Floating Offshore Wind Turbine (FOWT) foundation designed by DCNS Energies. The floating foundation is based on a semi-submersible floater, designed to be competitive, adapted to mass production, easily towable, connectable and dis-connectable, and adaptable to site conditions & local industrial environments. This approval was provided as part of the General Electric (ex-Alstom) and DCNS Energies Sea Reed project, a FOWT product development initiative supported by ADEME, the French Environment and Energy Management Agency. Matthieu de Tugny, COO, Senior Vice-President and Head of Offshore, Bureau Veritas, commented; "We are seeing increasing interest in FOWT technology as demand for wind power increases. FOWTs, fabricated onshore, can be installed in deep water and on variable seafloor topographies. Because of their low environmental impact during installation and application in deeper waters, we can see that demand for FOWTs will grow." A Preliminary Design Approval for Bureau Veritas implies that the Basis of Design has been approved. The design is feasible, achievable, and contains no technological show-stoppers that

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SEaB Energy, one of the UK’s brightest innovators of waste to energy technology, joins the latest Clean + Cool trade mission this week where it is expected to secure fresh funding and seal new customer orders. Southampton-based SEaB Energy, along with twenty other UK cleantech companies will join the Clean + Cool entrepreneur mission visiting San Francisco from 10th to 17th June 2017.  Clean + Cool Mission 2017 is backed by Innovate UK, the government’s innovation agency, and is designed to help CEOs explore cross boarder opportunities, find faster routes to market and discover ways to overcome some of the toughest challenges facing early stage businesses. Speaking, prior to leaving for the company’s third Clean + Cool Mission, Sandra Sassow, SEaB Energy’s CEO and Co-Founder, said: “Energy and waste are two of the biggest challenges that face cities around the world today. And let’s not forget how precious water is. Today, these are all managed centrally, requiring large facilities and expensive infrastructure. So, imagine a city where organic waste can be transformed into heat, energy and water, directly on site where the waste is produced, and where there is no requirement for garbage trucks, power lines or even water and sewer pipes” “This vision,

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Zug, June 12th 2017 - At the last meeting of the shareholders of ROMO Wind Holding AG, Massimo Derchi was elected as new member of the board. Massimo Derchi is currently strategic advisor of renewable energy and infrastructure companies. Prior to this position he was in charge of the renewable energy business of ERG Renew from 2011 to 2016. During his mandate, Erg Renew became the 1st wind power producer in Italy and one of the top 10 in Europe (onshore), present in Italy, France, Germany, Romania, Bulgaria, Poland and UK. He also increased the ERG Renew owned portfolio assets from about 300 to 1700 MW. Jan Nikolaisen, Co-CEO of ROMO Wind:” Massimo Derchi is not only a great person with a high level of integrity, but he also brings valuable perspective and experience to us from a large and growing operator due to his previous position as CEO of Erg Renew.” The new Board member Massimo Derchi adds: “iSpin gives wind power operators a deep understanding of the actual wind conditions of their assets and I am very pleased to support Jan and the Board in making a solid business case out of it”. The Board of Directors of ROMO Wind consists of Christian

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