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Research and industry worldwide are working to further reduce the costs of solar electricity and German research is playing a leading role. With its newest solar cell, the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE has now exceeded its own world record for multicrystalline solar cells. The record cell converts 22.3 percent of the incident sunlight into electricity. Multicrystalline silicon, the work horse of the photovoltaic industry, dominates the PV module production worldwide with a market share of 57 percent. In the last few years, the efficiencies of the more expensive monocrystalline solar cells have increased greatly, thus widening the gap between mono and multicrystalline material. At Fraunhofer ISE in Freiburg, the researchers have succeeded in decreasing this efficiency gap by surpassing their own world record efficiency for multicrystalline solar cells which they established just a few months ago. Pushing beyond the magical threshold of 22 percent, their newest solar cell converts 22.3 percent of the incident solar energy into electricity. The researchers affirm that the maximum potential of the material and the cell technology has not yet been realized.

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The German laser micromachining specialist has celebrated its 15th anniversary with opening its new main building The German mechanical engineering company 3D-Micromac AG, the leading specialist in laser micromachining, has celebrated its 15th year of existence on September 7, 2017. At the same time, 3D-Micromac has opened its newly constructed main building with a ceremonial event for customers, business partners and employees. In addition to the anniversary and inauguration ceremony in the evening, the company has welcomed laser experts to the in-house trade fair ILaCoS during the day, which as usual will offer expert lectures and workshops dealing with current topics in laser micro-machining. "We owe our company's growth and success to our customers and partners who have relied on our expertise and performance right from the start," explains Tino Petsch, CEO of 3D-Micromac AG. "But such a successful development would not have been possible without the outstanding commitment and top efforts of all employees. That is why we are delighted to be able to celebrate the anniversary and opening of the new building together with our team." Innovative room and workplace concepts with communicative open space elements have been realized in the modern building, which meet employee needs. The building is

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- 3 GW milestone surpassed after only 6 years of operation in the country - Hanwha Q CELLS already ranked second in yearly module shipments of 2016 and continuing growth - Q.PARTNERS network with over 700 companies and Q.MAX series are success drivers in commercial and residential market segments [Tokyo, Japan, September 21, 2017] Hanwha Q CELLS Japan, the Japanese subsidiary of the world's largest producer of 100% inhouse solar cells and modules, Hanwha Q CELLS Co., Ltd. (NASDAQ: HQCL), today announced to have surpassed the milestone of accumulated solar module shipments of 3 GW in Japan in the second quarter of 2017. The company entered the Japanese solar market in August 2011. Only two years later, in 2013, Hanwha Q CELLS Japan was already the largest foreign solar product provider in Japan. In 2016, Hanwha Q CELLS shipped 700 MW of solar modules in Japan, ranking second among the solar suppliers in the country and accounting for 10% of market share in Japan. According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), the total amount of solar modules installed in Japan by the end of 2016 was 42.8 GW, of which 7% was supplied by Hanwha Q CELLS Japan. Hanwha's market share in Japan climbed to about 15% in the second quarter of 2017. Hanwha Q CELLS Japan aims

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• Chief Information Officer Alan Feeley takes over additional role • Strong focus on the merged company’s operational framework for cyber security Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has appointed Alan Feeley as its new Chief Cyber Security Officer. In addition to his current responsibilities as Chief Information Officer, he will expand and manage the company’s operational framework for cyber security and will consolidate all security developments in the context of the digital transformation of SGRE after the merger of Gamesa and Siemens Wind Power. In this role, Alan Feeley will work closely with the Technology and Product Security Departments, Corporate Security, and HR. Cyber Security vulnerabilities and threats present tangible risks and challenges to companies and to the operations they support for their customers. The complexity of this topic requires coordination and orchestration across many parts of large companies, including IT, Product Design, Security, and Data Protection, to name a few. Siemens Gamesa helps its customers to take advantage of technology advancements while simultaneously minimizing exposure to risk. An optimal security solution can only be implemented if it is continuously adapted to new threats. With the new position, Siemens Gamesa has implemented cyber security in its top management to be prepared for future challenges

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Saudi Arabia is the next big market, followed by rising stars Egypt, Jordan and Morocco. Tunisia and Algeria are more nascent markets while Turkey is actively procuring. Dubai, September 19, 2017 In recent years, the MENA region has experienced a boom in solar projects and significant improvement in the investment climate for solar energy. Commercial banks are increasingly comfortable investing in this sector and recent years have seen the growth of innovative financing deals designed to further reduce the risk profile for commercial lenders. To what extent have the improvements in financing have been key in driving the uptake of solar energy in MENA and, equally importantly, is this favorable trend is set to continue? Yusuf Macun, Partner and Head of Project Finance Advisory Practice at Apricum, the cleantech advisory, believes the industry has benefited from a series of factors that have combined to create the optimal conditions for investing in solar energy and led to a significant reduction in PPA tariffs awarded in recent tenders. In 2015, the DEWA II project in the UAE and the R2 project achieved tariffs of around 6c/kWh. Just a year later, the Sweihan project in the UAE was awarded for a record-beating levelized electricity cost of

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DÜSSELDORF, Germany, September 21 – RECOM, the largest European PV module manufacturer, became one of the few international manufacturers of solar modules to receive the surveillance certificate Gözetim - import license from the Turkish Ministry of Economics. RECOM will supply a total of 200 megawatts (MW) of Polycrystalline solar modules for Turkish photovoltaic projects within the following months, aiming to become the leading module supplier on the rapidly growing Turkish market with abundant potential for renewable energy development. As per the estimates of the Ministry of Energy, the solar installed capacity is expected to be increased in Turkey in the coming years and reach 5 GW by 2023. “There is a great demand for high-quality modules on the Turkish market. Even though obtaining the Surveillance Certificate was very challenging, the outstanding performance of RECOM modules has been validated in many large-scale projects worldwide and we will accompany the transition to low-carbon economy in Turkey as a strong and reliable partner. We are confident to play a major role in re-shaping the dynamics of future solar development and provide to our customers all the benefits of modern technology.” says RECOM’s CEO, Hamlet Tunyan. The issuance of the Gözetim certificate proves ones more RECOM’s determination to

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Solar has become the world’s favorite new type of electricity generation, with more solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity being installed than any other generation technology according to GlobalData, a recognized leader in providing business information and analytics. The company’s latest report update on the GlobalData Power Attractiveness Index (GPAI) confirms that worldwide, approximately 72 gigawatts (GW) of new solar PV capacity was installed in 2016. Wind energy was in second place with 53 GW, followed by coal with 52 GW, gas with 41 GW, and hydro with 31 GW. The index ranks the major power markets across the globe and helps stakeholders to identify the countries which present the most opportunities in the short-term, based on their performance on macroeconomic and power business indicators. IMAGE FOR PUBLICATION, PLEASE CLICK ON THIS LINK: Global Power Market Attractiveness Index The index also provides a strong understanding of the indices which have been created by technology for all major power technologies, namely thermal, wind, solar PV, hydro, nuclear, and biopower, which are then combined to give the overall index for the country. The GPAI also states that China and India occupy the top two spots as the most lucrative power markets in the short term. These are followed by

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Leading renewable energy underwriter teams up with emerging market specialist to provide services for 75MW Sidrap Wind Farm, including work at specially-constructed jetty Indonesia, 20th September 2017 – Modern Energy Management (MEM), a specialist in delivering project lifecycle certainty to renewable energy developers, financiers and investors, is to carry out marine warranty surveying (MWS) services at Indonesia’s first utility-scale wind project, Sidrap Wind Farm, on behalf of GCube Underwriting Ltd. (GCube). Under the terms of the agreement, MEM will provide risk management services related to the offloading of wind turbine generator components for the 75MW wind farm. As the pace of wind energy development in the emerging markets increases, there is an urgent need for supporting infrastructure to be properly integrated into the supply chain process. Although relatively lowly ranked by the World Bank’s Logistics Performance Index, Indonesia is undertaking significant investment in its ports and harbours in order to better facilitate the import of capital equipment. Whilst this process takes place, however, wind energy developers require the confidence of a secure and comprehensive marine warranty service to ensure that large parts and components arrive at the project site undamaged and on time. GCube selected MEM for this work ahead of local survey companies

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Binsdorf/Geislingen, Germany, September 20, 2017 - Asunim Turkey, a project developer, EPC and O&M company, has selected global market leader, Solar-Log™, to monitor two solar PV plants currently under-construction in Akhisar and Kula. Asunim Turkey and Solare Datensysteme GmbH (SDS) have been cooperating now for several years and Solar-Log™ monitoring is already deployed for a number of Asunim’s PV projects. For this 42 MWp project deal with SDS, Asunim Turkey has secured Solar-Log™ dataloggers, weather sensors, online analysis, the management software Solar-Log WEB Enerest™ XL, and the Solar-Log™ WEB-4U service. The Solar-Log™ team will personally monitor these PV plants daily through the Solar-Log™ WEB-4U package. “We looked for a very reliable system that would allow us to access production data of all our PV plants. At Asunim, we want to give an ideal and efficient after sales service. Our O&M department makes sure that our customers get top performance ratios and the fastest possible reaction times for production deviations. Out of several systems we know, Solar-Log™ met all our requirements”, said Andreas Schuenhoff, the Group’s Director of Asunim. For SDS, manufacturer of the Energy Management System Solar-Log™, this means another successful step to monitor and manage even more PV plants in Turkey.

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CHC Group has signed a contract with DONG Energy to provide aviation services for the first phase of DONG Energy’s Hornsea Project One offshore wind farm. Hornsea Project One will be the biggest windfarm in the world, capable of supplying clean electricity to well over one million homes. It will be built 120km off the coast of Yorkshire, UK, and helicopters will be used to transport workers and equipment both during the construction and operational phases. CHC with its European head office in Aberdeen, is a leading provider in the oil and gas industry. Working with Uni-Fly as a sub-contractor, CHC will deliver the six -year deal covering the construction phase as well as the first five years of operations and maintenance of the wind farm. This includes a transfer service to take people from shore to the wind farm, and also smaller helicopters to transfer people and tools between the turbines and substations. A combination of Leonardo AW139 and AW169 helicopters, to suit the different phases of the project, will begin flying out of Humberside heliport from April 2018. Both the services and operations for this contract will be based from Humberside, contributing to the expansion and development of the service base and surrounding

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