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HUSUM | 14 September 2017 – After the forced break at HUSUM Wind yesterday afternoon, this morning the exhibitioners were able to present their innovations as usual and enter into discourse with colleagues and visitors. “We are pleased we were able to open all the exhibition halls again today. Our team having fixed all the damage last night, it looks almost as though nothing ever happened. The mood is excellent and the encouragement from the exhibitors has been a great motivation for us”, said Peter Becker, managing director of Messe Husum & Congress. Businesses, associations and politicians sit together at the same table in Husum and discuss the strengths and potentials of the wind industry in a relaxed atmosphere. Daniel Günther, Minister-President of Schleswig-Holstein: “We want to use wind power more and better here in Schleswig-Holstein. Through sector coupling or better storage possibilities, for example. To this end we must create more opportunities in the EEG (Renewable Energy Sources Act).” Hans-Dieter Kettwig, Managing Director ENERCON: “As manufacturers we must bear in mind where the electricity we produce actually goes, and we have to work towards acceptance of wind energy at the same time. Instead of always higher and bigger, for every location we have to

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Bleskensgraaf, the Netherlands, 14 September 2017 – Sunport Power commissioned their brand-new facility for the manufacturing of back-contact PV modules. The Chinese factory will produce an annual 3.3 million solar panels yielding a combined power supply of 1 GW per annum. Sunport Power CEO Dr Zhang: "Back-contact modules come with substantial benefits. The most important being production capacity per panel in comparison to traditional methods. Thanks to our Eurotron production line that was already in operation, my clients already experience these advantages first-hand. Back-contact solar panels avoid capacity losses associated with shade and resistance in traditional panels. This means our clients generate more energy per square metre.” Based on their experience with back-contact solar panel production, Sunport Power, situated in Nanjing, China, chose to ramp up its output of back-contact PV modules. With the current expansion, Sunport Power has substantially increased its market share and more steps will follow to expand the company’s leadership position. Compared to traditional modules, back-contact solar panels show a significant improvement in accelerated lifetime tests. Reliable modules, a stable production process and an increasing number of material vendors show that the market is now embracing back-contact modules.

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Berlin, 14.09.2017. German EPC Provider KRAFTWERK Renewable Power Solutions has begun construction of the PV-battery diesel hybrid system at the luxurious Tierra Atacama Hotel & Spa, part of the Tierra Hotels collection. Through the expansion of its existing PV plant and the addition of a storage system, the off-grid hotel located in the Atacama Desert will benefit from 60-65% annual diesel savings. Together with smart energy storage solutions provider QINOUS, KRAFTWERK will implement a 335 kWh high-efficient Lithium-Ion battery storage and management solution that guarantees extended hours of operations with 100% solar energy, an uninterrupted power supply and a longer lifetime of the existing diesel generators. Tierra hotels has been a pioneer in the usage of renewable energy since 2013, when it commissioned KRAFTWERK to design and construct its first PV plant – a 23 kWp PV-diesel hybrid system that has since been covering up to half of the hotel’s daytime electricity needs. Since then the hotel has saved a significant amount of diesel and even been named the “Most Sustainable Tourism Company in Chile” by the Federation of Tourism Companies of Chile (FEDETUR). The expansion of the Tierra Atacama Hotel & Spa’s PV plant was selected as a showcase project by the

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Hamburg, Didsbury, 14 September 2017. After installing and commissioning a total of 862 turbines in the UK and Ireland, the Nordex Group has now reached the 2 GW milestone of installed capacity in these two countries.   Just under 1.5 GW of this is in the UK as well as what is fast approaching 600MW installed in the Republic of Ireland.  An additional milestone of three quarters of a gigawatt installed throughout both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland has also been reached.  At typical capacity factors, this represents enough power for 1.3 million homes, resulting in a market share of installed turbines of around 20% in the Republic of Ireland and around 10% in the UK. The Nordex Group installed its first turbines in the UK in 2001 and in Ireland in 2003.  “We have built a strong team locally with over 230 staff who work increasingly closely with our HQ team,” says Rich Furniss, Managing Director for the UK and Ireland.  “Our markets have special features:  high wind speeds; complex terrains; difficult site access for components; challenging planning conditions such as noise restrictions; demanding grid connection requirements; and high expectations on HSE management are standard.  Much of our business is

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- The monocrystalline Q.PEAK DUO Q.ANTUM module series can reach module efficiency close to 20% and produce up to 395Wp - Hanwha Q CELLS earned No.1 market share in South Korea and Turkey while being ranked No.2 in Japan for superior quality - Hanwha Q CELLS shows technological strengths in SPI [Solar Power International], boasting the largest booth in the expo hall [Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, September 11, 2017] Hanwha Q CELLS has attained the highest revenue and total shipments amongst solar panel manufacturers in the U.S.A. in 2016, the company announced at Solar Power International (SPI) in Las Vegas today. Hanwha Q CELLS presents its full portfolio of Q.ANTUM-based solar modules at the show from September 11 to 13, 2017. More than 600 companies showcase at SPI and over 50,000 attendees are expected to visit the exhibition hall, while Hanwha Q CELLS boasts the largest booth at the event. At SPI, Hanwha Q CELLS launches the Q.PEAK DUO series, their brand new high-end-power monocrystalline modules based on Q.ANTUM half-cell technology. The monocrystalline modules reach efficiencies of close to 20% and power outputs of up to 395 Wp, guaranteeing linear performance of up to 85% after 25 years (Industry average: 82~83%). In addition, Hanwha

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New Delhi – September 12, 2017: REC Group, the leading European brand for solar photovoltaic panels, will showcase its product innovations at the India Expo Center in Greater Noida, India’s largest trade show for renewable energy technology and one of the largest industry events in the world. REC Group will bring its highly-visited exhibit from the German Intersolar show to New Delhi: Three new flagship products featuring the award-winning TwinPeak technology, including the world’s most powerful 60 and 72-cell multicrystalline panels. With these newly launched products, REC once again sets new standards for multicrystalline panels and demonstrates its global technology leadership. The following REC panels will be on display at the REI Expo: REC TwinPeak 2 – a 60-cell panel rated up to 295Wp REC TwinPeak 2S 72 – a 72-cell panel rated up to 350Wp REC TwinPeak 2SL – a 60-cell panel rated up to 305Wp All these products are based on REC’s pioneering half-cut cell technology featuring multicrystalline PERC cells, split junction box and five bus bars for higher power output per square meter, increased yields, lower costs and, therefore, shorter payback times for investors of rooftop and ground mounted solar PV installations. Visit REC Group at the REI Expo in Greater

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The independent service provider Deutsche Windtechnik and the energy supplier Vattenfall are expanding their cooperation in offshore maintenance: On the one hand, Vattenfall has extended the duration of its cooperation agreement with Deutsche Windtechnik in the area of maintenance for all steel structures at the offshore wind farm (OWF) DanTysk. On the other, the service provider is now also responsible for these important maintenance tasks at Vattenfall's second major offshore wind farm project, the OWF Sandbank, which went into operation in July 2017. The new contract includes inspection, maintenance and repair of all foundation structures (monopiles for the wind turbines and jacket structures for the offshore substations), the transition pieces, and the internal cabling for the wind farm, above as well as under water. There will be further collaboration during construction and production monitoring as well as in the areas of fault elimination work and switching operations. Proven, forward-looking partnership "Deutsche Windtechnik and Vattenfall have been cooperating successfully for three years on the DanTysk OWF," said Christof Huß, Head of Operations DanTysk/Sandbank at Vattenfall. "The trust relationship that has grown over time, our proven communication channels, working methods and structures, particularly in the areas of work preparation, logistics and project management, can now

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Spain. September 12, 2017. Ingeteam Power Technology has been awarded the supply contract for the world's largest photovoltaic plant, being built by Sterling and Wilson, one of the leading global solar EPC companies. The Sweihan PV project, which is to be constructed in Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates), is to have an installed power of 1,177.36 MW. Once inaugurated, this will be the largest PV project in the world to be constructed in a single generating power plant. The energy produced is to be purchased by ADWEC (Abu Dhabi Water & Electricity Company), the Emirate's electricity company, a subsidiary of ADWEA (Abu Dhabi Water & Electricity Authority), for subsequent transmission, distribution and trading. The consortium of companies responsible for the development and operation of the Sweihan PV project, awarded the engineering and construction work to the Indian company Sterling & Wilson, which then selected Ingeteam's technology for this project. Therefore, in early 2018, Ingeteam will start to supply its new 1,000 Vdc INGECON® SUN PowerMax B series central inverters, capable of delivering a power output of up to 2,330 kW. These units are known as dual inverters due to the fact that they combine two power blocks with a common AC busbar, facilitating

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Sydney. WIRSOL Energy Pty Ltd heading the Australian strategy and operations within international WIRCON group has started yet another new utility scale solar project in Australia. The company plans to start construction during Q4 2017, delivering an overall DC installed capacity of approx. 110-megawatt peak (MWp). The project, known as Wemen Sun Farm is located in Victoria, relatively close to Mildura. The solar park will occupy an area of around 770 acres and is scheduled to be connected to the grid mid-2018. It will give rise to regional value creation in excess of AU$200 million dollars. ‘By the end of the year we will have 5 solar parks in construction in Queensland and Victoria with a total solar generation capacity of circa 400MWp, all are scheduled to be connected to the grid by mid-2018. We have already secured for WIRSOL additional projects totalling circa 670 MWp, with the aim of reaching our target-providing one gigawatt peak of solar energy by 2020,’ stated Mark Hogan, Managing Director of WIRSOL Energy Pty Ltd. ‘The Australian market plays an exceedingly important role for our international growth strategy. In coming years, we will be making a significant contribution to the expansion of renewables and setting up

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Kolkata/Helsinki, 13 September 2017 – The first photovoltaic installation at an airport in Scandinavia has been installed at Helsinki-Vantaa Airport. The 312 kWp system at the Finnair cargo centre, has been constructed with solar modules from Tier 1 manufacturer Vikram Solar. The system was installed by system integrator Finnwind Oy, one of the most experienced pv- installer companies in Finland & Vikram Solar’s strategic partner in Finland. The PV-system is expected to supply 280,000 kWh of power in average per year. Press photos are available here: https://www.vikramsolar.com/photos/nggallery/press-photos/Finnair Davide Marro, Head-Sales (Europe), Modules, said “The modules used for these types of projects must meet exceptional quality standards. We are pleased that a renowned airline like Finnair turned to our partner Finnwind Oy and chose Vikram Solar modules.” On top of being especially efficient and durable, PV installations at airports need to comply with the safety requirements of aviation. The glass used in the Vikram Solar modules in Helsinki is equipped with an anti-reflection coating (ARC glass), which absorbs more than 94% of incident light, thereby reducing the risk of glare for air traffic at and around the airport. Improving the energy efficiency of its facilities is a part of Finnair’s sustainability strategy. Sustainable development was a key consideration

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