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Portfolio Includes New Power Classes, Safety Features and O&M Support ROCKLIN, Calif., June 28, 2018 — Today SMA America, which was recently ranked the top commercial inverter supplier in the U.S. by GTM Research, announced new comprehensive commercial solutions now available for ordering. “SMA continues to see significant growth in the commercial solar market,” said Nick Morbach, executive vice president of SMA’s Residential and Commercial Business Unit. “We are investing in commercial solutions to help integrators speed installation while offering system owners the lowest total cost of ownership.” SMA’s popular Sunny Tripower CORE1 inverter is getting an upgrade with two new power classes. In addition to the currently available 50 kW CORE1 model, a new higher power 62.5 kW model is optimized for large projects utilizing higher efficiency modules, and a 33 kW model will be available for projects with smaller or highly segmented arrays as well as 600 V repowering projects. All three models of the CORE1 will be upgraded with SMA’s latest performance and safety technologies. The new CORE1 series will include advanced smart inverter capabilities to fulfill utility grid support interconnection requirements, as well as SMA’s next-generation DC AFCI technology for compliance to the new UL 1699B standard for arc-fault protection. The

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Following an EU tender against international competition, a consortium of SeaRenergy and N-Sea has been awarded a project by TenneT covering modification works to the jacket structure of the HVDC platform Dolwin alpha, in the German Exclusive Economic Zone of the North Sea.  The project will see Hamburg-based lead partner SeaRenergy provide engineering and design services as well as the fabrication of Clamps to be installed on each of the six jacket legs to increase the overall lifetime of the HVDC transmission system.  Following SeaRenergy’s trial of mockup test structures, N-Sea will provide subsea installation services using a Dive Support Vessel (DSV) with dive team and workclass ROV. Commenting on the contract award, Johann Philipp General Manager of SeaRenergy said: “This is an exciting opportunity for SeaRenergy and N-Sea to demonstrate our joint capabilities in engineering and subsea installation, performing a challenging task at an operational platform with an innovative and cost-effective design implemented in a safe and efficient manner.” N-Sea CEO Gerard Keser echoed the comments of SeaRenergy: “This award is the culmination of months of hard work by the consortium team.  We look forward to delivering the project with our partner and building on the cooperation and trust we have established

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With ABB technology Lefdal Mine Datacenter plans to become Europe’s biggest, with the smallest environmental footprint. There was a time when the mineral olivine used to be excavated for industrial purposes, like making steel. Now, that steel is coming back underground to house a data center. Lefdal in Norway plans to become Europe’s largest and greenest data center. The Lefdal Mine data center, operational since May 2017, is built 150 meters into a mountain in what was formerly an underground mine for excavating olivine - also known as the gemstone peridot - a green, high density-mineral used in steel production. Located on Norway’s west coast, between Måløy and Nordfjordeid, the six-storymountain hall facility sets a new standard for the data center industry. The massive data center is powered exclusively by renewable energy produced locally, while being cooled by water from a nearby fjord, which is the second largest in the country and has four glaciers connected to it. ABB has supplied the critical power infrastructure, which provides clean energy generated by four glacial hydropower stations and two windmill farms with a combined capacity in excess of 300 MW. Data centers are among the biggest consumers of energy. Yet Lefdal Mine is remarkably energy efficient,

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NKT has won the turnkey order of two high-voltage cable systems ensuring power availability and transmission security in the regions of Hedmark and Oppland in Norway. NKT has been awarded the turnkey delivery of two 145 kV AC (alternating current) extruded cable system sets for the Mjøsa Project in the regions Hedmark and Oppland located North of Oslo in Norway. Here the power grid operator Eidsiva Nett AS is to upgrade the grid and secure the power availability and transmission security in the region around the lake Mjøsa. For NKT, the Norwegian turnkey order comprises design, engineering, manufacturing, installation and commissioning of the cable connections in the lake with a total cable length of 35 kilometres. -  We have great experience from several projects in Norway and we are excited to play a part in the continuous development of the Norwegian power grid. The Mjøsa Project is ensuring the transmission security of the region and supporting the integration of renewable energy in Norway, says Michael Hedegaard Lyng, President & CEO of NKT. The cables are scheduled to be manufactured in the NKT facility in Karlskrona, Sweden, during 2018 as the project is planned to be commissioned in 2019. For Eidsiva Nett AS

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A damaged main engine cylinder casing has now been returned to service in Bulgaria, after a repair operation lasting just seven days, saving almost eight months of off-hire time. The shipowners, faced with an eight-month replacement estimate for the engine, called in local Metalock engineers who worked to perform a full repair. The entire operation took one technician, seven days and was conducted without removal or disassembly of the engine. Details of the repair have been released by the Metalock International Association (MIA), in a whitepaper,‘The Benefits of the Metalock Process', highlighting the loss to shipping caused by unfamiliarity with the Metalock technique. Many of today’s engineers, says the whitepaper, were simply never taught about metal stitching, and believe their only option to deal with cracked machinery is welding or replacement. Since welding cast iron is at best a sticking plaster approach, owners can be faced with enormous replacement bills and long periods off-hire. A new campaign by MIA now aims to fill the knowledge gap. “We want to restore a vital missing tool of the Chief Engineers’ toolbox” says Andre Mortimer, President, of the Metalock International Association, which has member companies in over 70 countries. “Between 70 and 90% of Metalock repairs by

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Responding, Fabrice Leveque, Senior Policy Manager at Scottish Renewables, said: "This is a stark warning from the independent advisory body that the UK Government is unnecessarily increasing the cost of tackling climate change by preventing the cheapest technologies, like onshore wind and solar, from competing in the electricity market. "Enabling parts of the UK, and particularly Scotland, to deploy more onshore wind could provide a net payback to consumers of £1.6 billion and create 8,500 new long-term jobs. "The report also warns that in other areas, like heat and transport, the UK Government has too few policies with too little ambition and that, as a result, the UK is off-track to hit its future emissions targets. "Low-carbon sectors need long-term clarity on future policy if they are to continue to deliver economic and environmental benefits across the UK."

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To further support current and potential customers, ALL NRG will open a new office in Vlissingen, Holland, widening the company’s international presence. Increasingly, Vlissingen is attracting some of the major players in the wind industry. Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, Orsted, and MHI Vestas are already established in the Dutch harbor city. For ALL NRG A/S, opening an office in Vlissingen is thus one step closer to some of the company’s main customers. “Vlissingen is a very important strategic location from which we can manage current and future projects, not only in Holland but also in the UK and Belgium,” says Hans Schneider, CEO of ALL NRG A/S. “We’re currently hiring local staff to make sure we get the best local content working on our projects,” he continues. The new office in Vlissingen underlines ALL NRG’s increasing international ambitions. Based in Denmark, and with branches in Poland, Spain, Norway, the UK, Germany and now Holland, ALL NRG strives to keep expanding their international presence as a leading provider of manning and project solutions to the onshore and offshore wind industry.

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1 megawatt (MW) Batwind system designed by Younicos will dynamically integrate power from the Equinor’s 30 MW Hywind floating wind farm off the coast of Scotland Aggreko provided power during the construction of both the wind farm and battery Batwind marks the first joint project since Aggreko acquired Younicos Peterhead (Scotland) and Berlin, 27 June 2018 – Norwegian energy company Equinor and Abu-Dhabi-based Masdar have unveiled the world’s first battery attached to a floating wind farm. The 1 MW system, designed and supplied by battery storage integrator Younicos, will dynamically balance power from the offshore Hywind wind farm, owned by Equinor and Masdar. The project marks the first in-the-field collaboration between the energy storage pioneer and parent company Aggreko, which provided power both during the installation of the battery system and of the wind farm itself. Two Younicos Y.Cubes, portable modular battery containers, have been placed at the Hywind Scotland onshore substation in Peterhead, Scotland. The purpose of the Batwind storage solution is to explore how a battery can help increase the value of electricity produced, and how a battery can best integrate the wind farm into grid. Karim Wazni, Managing Director of Younicos said: “We’re very proud to partner with Equinor and

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Kahl am Main, 27 June 2018 - SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES AG (SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES) has signed a new contract for the development of the next generation of manufacturing equipment with its long-standing customer Avancis, Germany, a wholly owned subsidiary of China National Building Materials (CNBM). SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES has been working with Avancis since 2008 on the development and optimization of the CISARIS selenization equipment. The common goal is to further reduce production costs in cooperation with the customer and to increase both cell performance and production performance. Therefore this technology will be even more powerful and competitive in the future. Dr. Ing. Stefan Rinck, Chairman of the Management Board of SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES AG: "Our CISARIS selenization plants are an important step in the entire production process. CNBM's CIGS thin-film technology will meet even greater demands in the future through the use of new equipment." The production capacity for CIGS cells in China is expected to rise significantly in the coming years. SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES participates in all major investments in China with machines for the different CIGS processes. SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES – innovations for new technologies SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES builds innovative machines and equipment for economical and resource-efficient production processes. These core competencies comprise coating technology, surface processing, wet-chemical applications as

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Straßkirchen – 26 June 2018: At this year Intersolar Europe in Munich awards were handed over to the top innovations of 2018 in Solar. Krinner Solar was awarded for its “CAS² computer-aided solar structure”. Krinner Solar, Germany, got the award for a new installation process for PV systems using integrated hardware and software tools for the design and planning of large scale PV plants. The innovative solution was chosen as an important step towards the digitalization of the energy provided by solar. The award jury recognizes the solution as an important innovation for a new energy world. Krinner Solar is leading in the installation of solar parks in all soil classes with ultimate precision. The company does so by using screw foundations as well as machinery and robots that it has developed itself. Michael Krinner, Chief Executive Officer, Krinner Solar: “We are very proud receiving this award. We have developed a new installation process with our Krinner Cloud software and our machines that reduces the time for installing large scale PV systems by 10 – 30 percent. An important step to reduce renewable energy costs further”. The full solution consists of a central database combining all collected data. This includes the digital

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