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London, March 20, 2018: The Energy Industries Council (EIC), the leading trade association for companies that supply goods and services to the energy industries worldwide, celebrated its 75th anniversary on 15 March by holding an exclusive members’ afternoon tea at the House of Lords hosted by Lord Popat and with special guest of honour Minister of State for Trade and Export Promotion, Baroness Rona Fairhead. Approximately 100 EIC members, representing companies of all sizes from across the full range of energy sectors, plus EIC staff and friends from industry and government attended the afternoon tea, which included speeches from Lord Popat, PM Trade Envoy for Uganda and Rwanda, Baroness Fairhead, Minister of State for International Trade and Export Promotion, EIC CEO Stuart Broadley and EIC Hon. President Chris Haynes. The EIC, which was founded in London in 1943 by 13 power supply chain companies that wanted to diversify and export into oil and gas markets abroad, has grown to include over 600-member organisations covering the oil and gas, power, nuclear and renewables sectors, and now has a global network of seven offices in London, Aberdeen, Teesside, Dubai, Houston, Kuala Lumpur and Rio de Janeiro. In addition to the House of Lords event, the

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Working on behalf of Element Power the projects’ developer, renewable energy and infrastructure consultancy, Natural Power, has reached project close on the construction phase at Meenwaun Wind Farm in County Offaly, Ireland, where the team acted as owner’s engineer and provided construction project management and ecological services. The 1OMW MEC site consisting of four GE 2.75MW was energised in December 2017 via the 20kV onsite substation and an underground cable to the ESB’s Dallow 110kV and is due to reach COD in March 2018. Paul Concannon, Natural Power’s Construction Project Manager at Meenwaun, said: “With the tallest turbines in Ireland, at a tip height of 169m, Meenwaun was a challenging project. Notwithstanding the challenges and working as an integral part of the project team, Natural Power is happy to have been involved in the successful delivery of Meenwaun.” Filip Leonard, Associate Director Asset Management at project owner, Storm Windpower, said: “We appreciate the pragmatic approach to project management Natural Power offers.” Find out more about Natural Power’s construction services here https://www.naturalpower.com/project-phase/construction/ and read about in the onshore wind sector here https://www.naturalpower.com/sector/onshore-wind/ About Storm Windpower is a wind farm developer and owner/operator. Storm owns one operational wind farm in Ireland, in Carrickatee (Co. Monaghan). wind farm will

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More security with less effort and lower costs Geislingen-Binsdorf, Germany – March 19, 2018 - Faults in the functioning of photovoltaic plants that are detected too late can have serious effects on their energy yields. Financial losses and thus lower profitability are often the result. In order to prevent possible malfunctions and to be able to react quickly in the event of a problem, professional PV plant monitoring is required. But how is the monitoring optimally implemented in photovoltaics? As a rule, installers offer their customers a service contract that includes the monitoring of the PV system and fault identification. If a problem arises that needs to be solved on the spot, a service call can be made promptly. The more service contracts an installer has concluded, the more time it takes to complete the service. The daily monitoring and error evaluation of PV plants in particular require a great deal of time and resources. In order to support installers, Solare Datensysteme GmbH (SDS) offers its service Solar-Log™ WEB-4U. A team of experts from SDS take over the PV monitoring for the installer. All incoming error messages are analyzed and evaluated by SDS. The installer will then be contacted and informed proactively. Using his

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Munich, 19 March 2018: This year, the solar module manufacturer LG Electronics once again presented BayWa r.e. with the "LG Sales Award" for Europe. In doing so, the company honoured BayWa r.e.'s extraordinary service in the sale of solar modules. BayWa r.e. had the largest share of sales of LG solar modules in Europe last year. As an international photovoltaics wholesaler, BayWa r.e. is supported by a global sales network with branches in Europe, the USA, Southeast Asia and Australia. Frank Jessel, Head of the Photovoltaics Trade division at BayWa r.e., is delighted with the award: "The great success we have achieved with the sales of LG solar modules reflects BayWa r.e. and LG's joint claim to outstanding product quality and maximum customer focus – a claim that we can fully live up to thanks to our partnership." Michael Harre, Vice President of the EU Solar Business Group at LG Electronics Germany said, "BayWa r.e. once again proved last year that they are one of our strongest driving forces for sales in Europe." The high level of customer satisfaction at BayWa r.e. was recently confirmed by the "TOP PV Supplier" award from EuPD Research, the market and opinion research institute. Frank Jessel added,

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Munich, 15 March 2018 – BayWa AG will, subject to final approval from the relevant antitrust authorities, enter the solar project business in the Netherlands through BayWa r.e.’s acquisition of a 70 per cent shareholding in a project pipeline of around 2 gigawatts (GW) of solar plants from a consortium of GroenLeven Group, the country’s leading solar project developer. Via a joint venture with BayWa r.e, the sellers will remain involved in the business, retaining 30 per cent of the pipeline. "The Netherlands is an attractive and evolving market for the development of solar installations. The country has established and workable feed-in regulations, and renewable energy generation is yet to realise its full potential," explains BayWa AG Chief Executive Officer Klaus Josef Lutz. “Because the country has so far relied mainly on natural gas, renewable energy must now be significantly expanded to achieve the necessary CO2 reductions. Tariffs have already been secured for around 800 MW of GroenLeven’s pipeline, the biggest pipeline in Europe", explains Matthias Taft, Member of the Board of Management responsible for energy. Renewable energy assets are an attractive acquisition for global investors, and BayWa r.e often continues to manage these assets technically and commercially. "In the Netherlands we will

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• Since 1st October, Siemens Gamesa has secured orders for the supply, transport and installation of 39 wind turbines with aggregate capacity of 104 MW in France • The orders include 22 SWT-3.2-113 turbines, nine G97-2.0 MW and eight SG 2.1-114 • All the contracts include servicing agreements for the next 15 to 20 years Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has secured orders for the supply of 39 onshore wind turbines in France, with aggregate capacity of 104 MW, at five wind farms being developed in the regions of Hauts de France, Grand Est, Burgundy and in Western France. Siemens Gamesa has been selected to supply, transport and install 11 of its SWT-3.2-113 turbines (35.2 MW) for Innovent’s Eplessier project in Hauts de France. These turbines will be delivered the third quarter of 2018. In addition, the company will deliver another 11 SWT-3.2-113 turbines for the ENGIE Green’s Les Monts projects in the Grand Est region. The company will maintain both projects for 20 years. On the other hand, the company has secured the supply of eight SG 2.1-114 turbines with 16 years of service agreement for a 16 MW project in Burgundy and four G97-2.0 MW turbines with 15-year service contract for an 8

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- CY 17 revenues at EUR 1,890 million, adjusted EBITDA of EUR 152 million, with a margin of 8.0 % in line with guidance - Order intake of EUR 1,776 million, 36 % year-on-year growth - 4th largest in EMEA region, market share gains in key geographies Hamburg: Senvion, a leading global manufacturer of wind turbines, has met the company's targets for 2017. The adjusted EBITDA margin amounted to 8.0 % as guided last year. In a challenging market environment, Senvion achieved robust revenues of EUR 1,890 million in 2017. Some project delays led to a minor shift in revenues to 2018. Senvion's firm order intake of EUR 1,776 million was 36 % higher than in 2016. The company's initial order intake guidance of EUR 2 billion was affected by the delay of two key order conversions, both of them have already converted into firm orders in Q1 2018. Despite a general slowdown in current markets such as Germany, Senvion is making progress in setting the framework for successful and profitable growth in 2019. The company is focussing on growth in new markets while capturing opportunities in existing ones. In 2017, order intake strongly benefitted from Senvion's growth strategy, driving significant gains over 2016.

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Eco-friendly and economical EV charging utilizing grid and PV power  MILAN, ITALY — March 13, 2018 — At MCE Italy, SolarEdge Technologies, Inc. (“SolarEdge”) (NASDAQ: SEDG), a global leader in smart energy, is launching the world’s first EV-charging inverter for the European market. By supplementing grid power with PV power, SolarEdge’s Mode 3 EV charger offers charging up to 2.5 times faster than a charger supplied with the EV with its innovative solar boost mode. SolarEdge’s HD-Wave inverter, once integrated with an EV charger, will not only provide the existing management and monitoring of solar production, battery storage, and home energy management, but will also enable EV charging from the same inverter and monitoring platform. The combined solution will offer considerable cost savings on both hardware and labor by eliminating the need for additional electrician and inspector visits, wiring and breaker installation. The solution is also available as an EV-ready solution that is future-ready for new EV purchase or replacement, and compatible with multiple EV connectors. “SolarEdge is committed to providing innovative solutions that help more people gain control of their energy usage,” stated Alfred Karlstetter, General Manager of SolarEdge Europe. “Our EV-charging, single-phase inverter makes it easier for individuals to maximize self-consumption and

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The company brings its VARTA pulse energy storage system to market in Australia VARTA Storage is expanding again – after Italy and Great Britain, the company is now taking on the fifth continent. Effective immediately, households from Perth to Brisbane can purchase energy storage systems “made in Germany” – the VARTA pulse to be precise. The small, compact wall-mounted storage system is available in two performance classes: pulse 3 with 3.3 kilowatt hours (kWh) and pulse 6 with 6.5 kWh. “The storage systems are compact and handy and yet of high quality. Perfect for anyone who not only wants to generate energy themselves, but also wants to store it and consume it whenever they need it,” explains Gordon Clements, General Manager Residential at VARTA Storage. VARTA Storage products are already available in five countries, and the company is now adding the sixth country. Gordon Clements describes the market launch as a major opportunity for the company: “The Australian market offers immense potential and holds great growth opportunities for us.” 2017 was a record year for PV in Australia. Systems with a total performance of 1,250 megawatts (MW) were installed, taking the overall total installed on the continent to roughly 7,000 MW. Accordingly,

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Non-compliant discharge of oily water continues to be an environmental threat – and an expensive headache for the marine industry. With the tamper-proof Alfa Laval BlueBox SA, a stand-alone oil content monitor and data recorder, Alfa Laval is providing peace of mind to ship owners and operators. Despite many years of strict enforcement when it comes to oily water discharge limits, there are still high-profile cases that result in extreme fines or jail terms. Naturally, no company can afford to take risks when the consequences are of such magnitude. Finding a reliable way to prevent unlawful overboard discharge is thus a high priority. Alfa Laval has made it easy with the new Alfa Laval BlueBox SA, a tamper-proof oil content monitor (OCM) and data recorder that functions as a stand-alone solution for upgrading an existing oily water setup. Why discharge rules get broken According to MEPC regulations, clean water tanks must be equipped with a stand-alone OCM to verify the water’s purity before discharge. “In theory, this should be enough,” says Shinya Tanehashi, Alfa Laval Global Sales Manager for oily water treatment systems. “But the risk of foul play is increased by the fact that many oily water treatment systems – especially static coalescers

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