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Pitching sessions from more than 150 start-ups, leading energy experts, live product demonstrations and much more Eindhoven, The Netherlands – 26 June 2018. InnoEnergy, Europe’s largest sustainable energy innovation engine, will host the sixth edition of “The Business Booster” (TBB), Europe´s catalyst for clean energy innovations. This year´s event, taking place in Copenhagen, Denmark, on 17 -18 October will focus on the theme “The Future is Now”. More than 700 attendees from over 30 countries are expected to join the 150 cutting edge sustainable energy innovations, which can be discovered in the accompanying exhibition. “The Business Booster is the only event that brings together the most innovative start-ups from all over Europe with established industry players, investors and public-sector institutions to accelerate Europe´s clean energy transition”, says Elena Bou, Innovation Director, InnoEnergy. “In addition to the start-up´s pitching sessions, visitors can attend round tables, live product demonstrations, and parallel sessions.” Premiere: Experts´ presentations and reverse pitching For the first time, InnoEnergy is organising parallel and reverse pitching sessions. In the first format, leading experts in their fields will present their latest innovations and show how their companies have revolutionised the storage, transport, wind and smart city sectors. While in the reverse pitching sessions, enterprises

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(Wels, 26/06/2018) On a new 512 m² stand, Fronius presented solutions for the intelligent integration of the electricity, mobility and heating energy sectors at Intersolar in Munich (Germany). Numerous guests from around the world visited the Austrian energy solutions specialist to find out more the latest solutions, future topics of interest and research programmes concerning energy sector integration. The Fronius energy storage solutions and the new Fronius System Partner programme also proved to be popular. Fronius also demonstrated their holistic approach to energy supply solutions, not least with the Fronius Lumina, the first flexible green power tariff for Germany. “Our vision of 24 hours of sun relies on the maximum solarisation of our energy supply. For this, the intelligent use of energy sectors and their corresponding energy is equally as important as a holistic energy supply. At Intersolar we displayed a number of concrete solutions, future topics of interest and research areas. All this certainly made a big impression on the visitors,” enthuses Martin Hackl, head of Solar Energy at Fronius International GmbH. Holistic solarisation Be it digitisation, decarbonisation or energy sector integration, the entire energy world is undergoing huge changes. Fronius has set itself the task of thinking of solarisation in a

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This year’s POWER-GEN Africa event will see a wide range of conferences, discussions and exhibitions from leading experts in the world of power generation and its delivery to end users. As a leading independent repair specialist and pump manufacturer, Sulzer will be highlighting the innovative solutions and specialist services on offer to operators of gas turbines, pumps and other rotating equipment. The Sandton Convention Center, Johannesburg, will once again be hosting POWER-GEN Africa, from July 17 - 19, where over 3’000 visitors are expected to attend the exhibition and discussion panels. Experts from Sulzer will be available on Stand J10 to discuss the latest maintenance and repair solutions for rotating equipment and pumps that can reduce downtime and improve efficiency in the power generation sector. With a global network of service centers and parts manufacturing centers, including those in Johannesburg, Sulzer offers localized support that has a great deal of expertise in the maintenance of rotating equipment. In the gas turbine sector, experienced personnel are dedicated to the support of the F-class gas turbine market, including the GE, Siemens and Alstom fleets. World-class facilities create products such as turbine and compressor blades to the highest specification with support from dedicated field services,

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Cathcart Energy is expanding further on the continent with a new office opening in Rotterdam, Netherlands. This is their third office in Europe after opening in Germany and Sweden. A subsidiary of Edinburgh-based IT recruitment specialists Cathcart Associates, Cathcart Energy focuses on recruitment within the renewable energy sector across the UK and Europe. The port of Rotterdam, which is one of Europe’s largest harbours, plays a major role in the Netherlands’ offshore energy success. It is a key location for building wind turbines and a hub for renewable energy companies. The Dutch government has invested heavily in wind energy, including smart grid innovations and solutions, and there is a high demand for skilled employees across the wind sector in the Netherlands. Gordon Kaye, Managing Director of Cathcart Associates said: “Even though the windmill industry has been around in the Netherlands for over 500 years, we felt it was the right time to expand into the Netherlands due to the buoyance of the renewable energy market there, in particularly wind energy. “The Netherlands is aiming to cut CO2 emissions by half and generate 40% of its electricity from sustainable sources such as wind, biomass and solar. Additionally, the European Renewable Energy Directive has set targets for countries to reach 14% renewable energy by 2020 and this will increase to 16% by 2023. More renewable energy projects are being implemented to help reach these targets and our

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The Grimaldi Group, a long-time Alfa Laval PureSOx customer, has signed an agreement for PureSOx connectivity services on five vessels operated by Atlantic Container Line (ACL). The services will provide not only compliance monitoring, but also valuable data for use in optimizing PureSOx operation. The Grimaldi Group has been using PureSOx for exhaust gas cleaning aboard its vessels since 2014. ACL, a Grimaldi Group company specialized in transatlantic cargo shipping, has hybrid PureSOx scrubber systems installed on all five of its Generation 4 (G4) vessels: Atlantic Sail, Atlantic Sea, Atlantic Sky, Atlantic Star and Atlantic Sun. The PureSOx systems on these vessels will now be retrofitted with the Alfa Laval Remote Emission Monitor (ALREM), a data reporting and storage device that forms the basis for the growing PureSOx connectivity programme. The Grimaldi Group has signed an agreement for PureSOx connectivity that extends over the next three years, after which the services and their benefits will be evaluated. New benefits with connected technology In fact, connectivity based on the ALREM is just one part of a much larger PureSOx service agreement for the ACL vessels. Training, yearly inspections, spare part supply and a sensor exchange programme are also included in the contract. But the

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SOLAR+STORAGE FOR AUSTRALIAN MINE Aggreko targets renewable energy and battery storage at Gold Fields’ Granny Smith mine / Project underlines the value of Younicos’ new Microgrid-as-a-Service offer Perth, Australia - June 26, 2018 - Exactly 2 years after replacing the existing diesel power station with a high-speed, gas-fuelled reciprocating engine station, Aggreko is now working with Gold Fields to introduce renewables at its Granny Smith gold mine in Western Australia. Aggreko won the contract to build and operate the 21MW power station in 2016, and has since worked with Gold Fields on plans to provide 7.3MW of solar power generation, as well as a 2MW/1MWh battery system, to be integrated with the existing gas supply as a hybrid power station. Since acquiring battery storage company Younicos last year, Aggreko has been able to bring together multiple technologies and power sources to support off-grid applications at remote mine sites.  “We recently announced the availability of microgrids-as-a-service for customers who want to leverage the benefits of hybrid energy solutions while minimising capital outlay,” said Karim Wazni, Managing Director of Younicos. “This system will be the first time Aggreko incorporates battery storage into a hybrid power system, and – significantly – it’s a rental, which underscores the value and appeal of this new model.” “Our mining clients have faced a challenging market place and

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On June 20 during the Intersolar Europe exhibition, Technischer Überwachungs-Verein (short as TUV SUD) and Huawei jointly announced that Huawei SUN2000-90/95/100KTL smart PV inverter has passed the TUV certification for 1500 V inverters. The certification demonstrates Huawei's strong product innovation capabilities and leading position in the industry. It is understood that the SUN2000-90/95/100KTL 1500 V smart PV inverter adopts the fully digital design and has the following advantages: higher yields, smart O&M, and safe & reliable. Higher Yields——360 MPPT/Block, Reducing String Mismatch; Natural Cooling Design, Lower Self-Consumption; Higher Availability > 99.5%; Smart O&M——0-Touch Maintenance, No Preventative O&M; Quick Fault Recovery, No Need of Expert Onsite; Smart I-V Curve Diagnosis, Online Diagnosis on All Strings; Safe & Reliable——IP 65 Design, Complete Dust & Waterproof; No Fuse Design, Reducing Fire Risk from DC Fuses; Power Line Communication, Reliable Data Transmission.

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Guetenbach, 25 June 2018. RENA Technologies GmbH (Germany) has received the Terawatt Diamond Award for its RENA InCellPlate next-generation-metallization technology during the Shanghai New Energy Conference (SNEC) on May 30th, 2018. In the scope of the “SNEC 2018 Top 10 Highlights”, RENA’s solution for next level cost saving in metallization was awarded the top prize. The award was presented and handed over by Prof. Martin Green of the University of New South Wales, Australia. Peter Schneidewind, CEO of RENA Technologies GmbH, states: “We are proud to receive this outstanding award for our RENA InCellPlate technology. We are enabling cell manufacturers to take the next major step in the solar cell metallization: our solution allows for both massiv cost saving and cell efficiency increase. This is vital to further decrease the cost for solar energy.” The RENA InCellPlate technology allows replacing the screen printed and costly front side silver electrodes by a stack of electro-chemically deposited nickel (Ni), copper (Cu) and a thin capping layer of silver (Ag). “More than 0.04 USD/Cell can be saved in the cell fabrication process. This is a saving of more than 20% of the metallization cost,” concludes Peter Schneidewind.

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Paris, France 25th June 2018. The Wind Iris TC Lidar has been validated by DNV GL – Energy Renewables Certification to be integrated as a component of today’s advanced wind turbines with respect to Type Certification. Thanks to the extensive and trustworthy review of all necessary features including design for successful operations, advanced wind measurements capabilities as well as system reliability, lifetime and services, the Wind Iris TC has proved being completely mature and suitable technology to be integrated in an efficient manner into today’s leading-edge wind turbines meeting all the rigorous wind industry standards. “Wind Iris TC has a high level of maturity and is well prepared for an integration into a wind turbine with respect to Type Certification”, said Steffen Haupt, Head of Department Loads, Sie Conditions & Electrical Engineering. “A subsequent Type Certification process of the newly combined system will be initiated by the wind turbine manufacturer.” Validating the Wind Iris Turbine Control Lidar enables the acceleration of the development and further commercialization of Lidar Assisted Control technology. This means the industry can rely on an approved standard product for future validations, enabling faster, cheaper and low risk Lidar Assisted Control development and secure Type Certification of

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UK subsea companies are set to be given an insight into supply chain opportunities for the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC) ahead of the project going live later this summer. Those attending the lunch and learn at The Village Hotel in Kingswells on Tuesday (June 26), will also hear how they can get involved in blue energy project, which is being coordinated by the Aberdeen Renewable Energy Group (AREG). Organised by Subsea UK, the seminar will feature presentations by Adam Ezzamel, Vattenfall’s project manager for the EOWDC and Morag McCorkindale, team leader, international trade and investment at Aberdeen City Council on behalf of AREG. The innovative 93.2MW 11-turbine EOWDC, developed by Vattenfall-owned Aberdeen Offshore Wind Farm Ltd, will trial next generation technology and once operational, boost the industry’s drive to produce competitive clean power. Supported by AREG from inception to development, and benefiting from €40 million of EU funding in 2009, the EOWDC is set for completion and first power this summer. Earlier this week, it was announced that Vattenfall and UK offshore wind research group ORE Catapult will collaborate to allow cost reduction and safety testing at the site. The Europe Leading Blue Energy (ELBE) project, is seeking to position Europe as the

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