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Queanbeyan, 22 November 2017 – Greatcell Solar (ASX: GSL) is very pleased to announce that Solliance has again achieved a new world record for Perovskite Solar Cell Photovoltaic (PSC PV) technology demonstrated on industrially applicable Roll-to-Roll (R2R) processes of 13.5% conversion efficiency at cell level. Please see Solliance’s announcement below: “Solliance sets more world records for R2R perovskite solar cells and modules” Solliance has achieved world record cell-level conversion efficiency of 13.5% and module-level aperture area conversion efficiency of 12.2% for perovskite-based photovoltaics using industrially-applicable, rollto-roll (R2R) production processes. Following the consortium’s previous cell world record announced earlier this year, this latest breakthrough is another step towards the rapid introduction of this attractive, new type of efficient and low-cost solar cell technology. Perovskites are, perhaps, the most exciting solar energy technology to appear in recent years. They promise high efficiency from relatively simple production processes, bringing the potential for cheaper, greener energy. Moreover, they can be processed into thin, lightweight and potentially semi-transparent modules for integration into windows or curved construction elements. Solliance and its partners are helping to speed the market introduction of this technology by developing scalable, industrial processes for fabricating large-area modules. The goal is to enable seamless integration in

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The power of the sun is immense. But capturing this power efficiently and turning it into sustainable energy is no easy task. Solar module manufacturers and project developers are therefore always on the lookout for new technologies and materials that amplify the power generated by solar systems. As a renowned materials supplier with a long track record and a strong scientific background, DSM offers several advanced solar solutions that significantly enhance the performance of solar modules and systems. PES meets up with Madelon Janssen, RT&D Director at DSM Advanced Solar, to talk about DSM’s contribution to the industry and some exciting new additions to its portfolio. PES: Could you briefly introduce DSM and how you currently serve the solar PV industry? Madelon Janssen: DSM is a globally operating science-based company that focuses on health, nutrition and materials. We have also long been active in the field of renewable energy, including biofuels and material applications for wind and solar energy. At DSM Advanced Solar, we focus on innovative materials that can be applied in the entire solar value chain. To do this, we challenge every aspect of module and system design to maximize output and returns. We’re currently a leading player in anti-reflective coatings,

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Several TENUIS II machines ordered Agreed payment on account already received Kahl am Main, November 21, 2017 – SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES AG (SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES) has signed a contract to supply several CIGS production systems of the type TENUIS II for wet-chemical coating processes with the subsidiary of a major listed energy company and manufacturer of solar modules from China and has today received the agreed payment on account. The contract volume is in the higher single-digit millions. Dr.-Ing. Stefan Rinck, CEO of SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES AG, declared: “This additional order for CIGS production systems confirms our leading role in the field. Our company offers solutions for all important steps in the manufacture of CIGS solar modules.” The patented buffer layer coating technique from SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES represents a highly promising and efficient approach to the wet-chemical coating of CIGS thin-film solar modules. The second generation of TENUIS production systems has a modular cluster design, which both significantly reduces the footprint and permits the simultaneous one-sided coating of two substrates. The new, unique concept for metering and temperature control brings a further reduction in processing time, yielding the advantage of a substantially higher throughput for the production system. SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES – innovations for new technologies SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES builds

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Con Edison Development (CED), one of America’s largest owners and operators of renewable energy infrastructure projects, today announced the acquisition of Big Timber Wind, LLC, a 25-MW wind project that will provide Montana residents with low-cost electricity. CED purchased the company from BayWa r.e. Wind, LLC, a renewable energy developer, wholesaler and energy solutions provider.  Big Timber Wind has substantially been completed and is expected to come online in the upcoming weeks. “This is an attractive asset with a long term 25 year utility offtake contract, which is rare in the current market. Con Edison Development has been great to work with and we would like to thank them for transacting in relatively short order,” said Florian Zerhusen, CEO of BayWa r.e. Wind, LLC. “It was a pleasure to work with BayWa r.e. Wind. We are always looking for ways to expand our clean and renewable energy services nationwide. This acquisition plants a Con Edison Development flag in the state of Montana, supporting our continued growth across the region,” said Mark Noyes, President and CEO of ConEdison Development. About Con Edison Development Con Edison Development (CED) develops, owns and operates renewable and energy infrastructure projects.  The company is one of the largest owners and operators

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Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy today welcomed Her Majesty The Queen to its offshore wind turbine blade manufacturing factory at Alexandra Dock, Hull. On arrival at the site, Her Majesty drove the full 75 metre length of the turbine blade that featured as an art installation in the Queen Victoria Square, in Hull city centre, as part of the Hull City of Culture 2017 celebrations. Her Majesty was driven in to the factory building, where the giant turbine blades are hand crafted. Presented to Her Majesty were leading figures in Siemens Gamesa, both from the UK and abroad, including Global CEO Markus Tacke, UK Managing Director, Clark MacFarlane and CEO of Siemens AG, Joe Kaeser and Siemens PLC, Juergen Maier. Clark MacFarlane accompanied Her Majesty on a short tour of the factory, taking in a visit to the moulds where the mammoth 75 metre turbine blades are handmade as a single, unbroken section. Clark introduced The Queen to employees including apprentices working on the blades under construction and they explained their work. Following this, The Queen met representatives from two organisations closely associated with Siemens Gamesa in Hull, Greenpower and Pathway Plus. Siemens Gamesa aided Greenpower, an organisation teaching school children the benefits of renewable

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Heraeus Photovoltaics, the worldwide leading supplier of metallization solutions to the PV industry, today announced a comprehensive cooperation agreement with Rietech Solar, a China-based manufacturer of silicon wafers for solar cells. Under the agreement, Rietech Solar will upgrade its manufacturing process to use HeraGlaze®, the new high-purity SiO2 diffusion barrier coating from Heraeus, for mass production of it multi-crystalline wafers. For Heraeus, the agreement represents a major step to expand its presence upstream in the solar photovoltaic value chain. Developed in 2017, HeraGlaze® represents a breakthrough innovation the very first step of the of the solar cell manufacturing process, when poly- crystalline silicon blocks are melted into a single silicon ingot. To deliver the highest quality of the ingot and the eventual end product, the solar wafer, HeraGlaze® is applied as a slurry on the porous surface of the crucibles. HeraGlaze® acts as a barrier and prevents thermally-induced impurities, such as iron, from transferring from the crucible to the silicon ingot during the melting and crystallization of silicon. By increasing the usable section of the silicon ingot, Heraeus will be able to increase Rietech’s wafer output yield by 3% and its customers’ cell efficiency by 0.05%. This will enable Rietech’s multi-crystalline

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BELECTRIC has signed an EPC (Engineering-Procurement-Construction) Contract for a solar project in Israel with a capacity of 120 MWp. BELECTRIC, in corporation with Solel Boneh Ltd., will provide a turnkey system for the large-scale PV plant, which will be built near the village of Zeélim. Construction works are planned to start in the upcoming months. Commissioning is anticipated in 2019. The owner of the plant is Shikun & Binui Renewable Energy Ltd., which is the renewable arm of Israel’s leading infrastructure and real estate group Shikun & Binui. “Zeélim is the largest single PV project in our company history outside of Germany. We are very proud that this EPC contract has been awarded to us. This is in line with our strategy to significantly grow our business in key solar markets like Israel”, explains Ingo Alphéus, CEO of BELECTRIC Solar & Battery GmbH. “As Israel’s largest solar plant, this project marks an important step to provide eco and grid-friendly electricity to Israel and help the country to reach their target of a ten percent share of renewables in its energy mix by 2020.” Prior to the new project Zeélim, BELECTRIC has already realized 17 projects in Israel with a total capacity

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Today ENGIE, Heliatek and the Department of Charentes-Maritimes officially inaugurated the world's largest BiOPV installation on a roof.  In the southwestern port of La Rochelle, France, 500 m² of Heliatek's solar films were installed on the roof of the "Pierre Mendes France" middle school. With 3 different lengths of 2, 4 and 5,7 meters, nearly 400 films were applied in record time. They were installed on two different roof surfaces. The result is the largest BiOPV - Building integrated Organic PhotoVoltaic - roof installation, worldwide to date, and the living proof of the ease and speed at which these solar films can be installed on a building. First time use of HeliaSol® - installation in record time The HeliaSol® "ready-to-use" film solution was used on a roof installation for the first time. With self-adhesive backside, as well as preconfigured wiring, HeliaSol® is mounted directly onto existing roof surfaces and only needs to be electrically connected. This 500 m² installation took very little time. Taking into account the preparation time, a team of 6 people needed only 8 hours to install 500m² of HeliaSol® as deployment took just over 2 minutes per film. With an installed power of 22.5 kWp, about 23.8 MWh

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Britain’s electricity is now amongst the cleanest in the world – having moved 13 places up the global rankings to be placed 7th in terms of the carbon content of its electricity among large and industrialised countries. According to the latest Electric Insights report, produced by researchers at Imperial College London in collaboration with Drax, Britain’s shift was the biggest for any country in the league table. The most any other country moved was eight places, and this was by the Netherlands, in the opposite direction – down the leaders’ table. The analysis shows that the UK’s carbon price has helped deliver unparalleled carbon reductions – its charge on greenhouse gas emissions has driven uptake in renewables and a shift away from coal to gas-fired power generation. Dr Iain Staffell, from Imperial College London explained: “Since we started Electric Insights a year ago we have seen a number of ‘firsts’ across the power sector and this quarter is no different – Britain has entered the world’s top ten low carbon power league for the first time. “Britain is reducing its carbon emissions from electricity faster than any other major country, and this has happened because the carbon price and lower gas prices have forced

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Intersolar India, a unique platform for the solar industry has been proudly associated with the Indian solar industry since 2009. The conference has been successfully providing a platform for all the stakeholders to meet, exchange information and ideas, discuss challenges and solutions and promoting the interest of the solar industry. In the Intersolar exhibition, domestic and global companies would exhibit their wares and solutions and reach out to new customers and to further bond with their existing customers. The three days of exciting proceedings open on December 5, 2017 at the Bombay Exhibition Centre (BEC). Over 100 industry experts from Indian and global solar and energy storage industries and policymakers will share their insights. Over 500 delegates are expected to participate in the conference. This year’s exhibition is certified by the US Department of Commerce and has US and German pavilions besides an exclusive pavilion for Electrical Energy Storage. Approx. 260 domestic and foreign exhibitors are showcasing their latest products and solutions and over 12,000 national and international visitors are expected to visit and benefit from the event. Conference Highlights Global installed PV capacity grew sevenfold between 2010 and 2016, from 40 GW to more than 300 GW. In 2017, an additional 100

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