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Within the multi-part „Energy-self-sufficient-study – Integrated Energy as a solution“ by EuPD Research, on behalf of storage developer and producer E3/DC, households in Germany are surveyed on the topics of renewable energy, electric mobility and heat. The most recent results of the study show that energy self-sufficiency is a very important topic in Germany. Over 50% of households surveyed (panel) and even over 70% of E3/DC customers rate the importance of energy independence very high (Fig. 1+2). Osnabrueck, 12 June 2018. In times of uncertain oil prices, disputes over diesel cars and sinking prices for energy storage and solar systems, the interest in independent energy supply is increasing. Panel respondents consider the independence from energy suppliers to be very important to important (51%), while E3/DC customers consider the independence from fossil fuels to be very important to important (77%). The motives are different, the result remains the same: energy self-sufficiency is the focus of the Germans. Dependence of Germany on oil, gas and coal imports The respondents see not only themselves in a dependency, but the whole country. Germany's dependence on energy imports, in particular, is critically assessed by both panel respondents and E3/DC customers. The panel respondents are concerned that the more expensive,

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Recently in Shanghai, Huawei and Grupotec jointly announced they will partner together for a 168MW in Spain. This project combines a series of solar projects that contain both government-awarded and private PPA projects. Grupotec is one of biggest and most influential EPC companies in Spain. They’ve invested in and successfully developed solar projects throughout Europe, America, Asia and Africa. For this 168MW project, Grupotec is the project developer and EPC, while Huawei will provide its new 1500V, SUN2000-100KTL string inverters. Huawei’s latest, fully-digitalised, uniquely patentedSUN2000-100KTL inverters are capable of delivering 2% higher yields, smarter O&M which in turn reduces the LCOE, and they are reassuringly safety and reliability . Together Grupotec and Huawei are modernizing the Spainish solar industry putting it in on the map once again and building the roads to a Digital PV World Mr. Olallo Villoldo Bellón, Chairman of Board, Grupotec said, “Huawei will be the exclusive string inverter provider for this project. Huawei Smart PV Solution has proved its values in our previous projects in terms of outstanding PR, incredible reliability, and extremely easy O&M. Meanwhile, Huawei’s vision towards the digitalization and smartness trend of solar industry matches our strategy. This makes no doubt that Huawei is the

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12 June 2018– Huawei today announces the launch of the Huawei Smart PV Safety Box for the European and Australian market, the latest addition to its FusionHome Smart Energy Solution. This innovation sees Huawei Smart PV Safety Box provide unique support for both partial and full optimizer PV systems. Huawei Smart PV Safety Box seamlessly integrates into Huawei’s existing residential PV solution, delivering new technological capabilities while also enhancing safety. Mr. Steven Zhou, General Manager of Huawei Smart PV Business Residential Solution, commented: “Huawei Smart PV Safety Box is a perfect example of how Huawei FusionHome delivers smarter energy for a better life. In addition to offering enhanced protection for our customers and their assets, it enables greater monitoring of both full and partial optimizer solutions, providing customers with more control over their smart home energy system.” Huawei Smart PV Safety Box is fully compatible with Huawei FusionHome’s flexible system design which accommodates the use of PV optimizers on selected modules that may have shading or a different rooftop orientation. Huawei FusionHome enables customers to only add optimizers where needed, helping to keep costs down compared to full optimizer systems, while delivering high energy yields.

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ABB Ability™ microgrid will enable the ESCRI project in South Australia to strengthen the power grid and improve power reliability ABB will supply a microgrid solution to the Energy Storage for Commercial Renewable Integration (ESCRI) project, which will provide a more secure power supply in an area that has high renewable penetration into the grid. The solution will connect an ABB Ability PowerStore™ 30 megawatt (MW) battery energy storage solution to the Electranet transmission system enabling the value stacking of storage in regulated energy market. In Australia, the increase of intermittent renewables within the power grid is adding complexity for grid operators. In South Australia wind farms generate the bulk of electricity consumption for the state. There is also an increasing deployment of solar, both large scale and roof top panels installed in the state and across the country. The ABB Ability PowerStore will be installed at the Dalrymple substation on the Yorke Peninsula in South Australia. Not only will the solution improve the overall reliability of power supplies, but it will also make it possible to provide additional market services and fast-acting power response that helps to balance the network on a daily basis and also support the increased power transfer with

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The project is located in Nuevo Leon Works are schedule to be commited within six months 11 june 2018. GES has started the construction of the PV plant Kambul, located in the Yucatan Peninsula. The plant will have a total installed capacity of 38MWp. The team at site has started civil works for the access of the plant, the site compound, storage, roads and ditches, as well as some of the mechanical works (drilling piles and metallic structure assembly for the panels). GES is in charge of the complete EPC of the plant, including electrical infrastructures evacuation. This infrastructures include the setup substation 34 kV/115 kV overhead transmission line of 1.37 km length, and a new bay to be erected at the Kambul CFE substation. The construction of the plant should end in December this year, as the project is schedule to be executed in eight months. Kambul will be the first PV plant GES constructs in Mexico, after more than a decade in the country, where the Spanish multinational is a benchmark for the wind industry, thanks to the 1,1GW already construct

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Works include fitting of four new spud cans Damen Shiprepair Dunkerque (DSDu) has completed an eight-day refurbishment project for the 132-metre DP2, self-propelled, jack-up vessel Sea Installer. Operated by A2SEA, which was purchased in 2017 by DEME’s subsidiary GeoSea, Sea Installer was purpose-built in 2012 for installing the next generation of large wind turbines off the coast of Europe. The primary task was the fitting of new spud can shoes to the vessel’s four columnar legs. These massive pieces of steelwork, weighing 160 tonnes each, required the deployment of specialist logistics including the use of self-propelled modular transporters to move them into position and a 700-tonne crawler crane. While Sea Installer was in the drydock at DSDu, the client also took the opportunity to prepare her for the next contract. This required a substantial amount of steel work related to the installation and securing of equipment on deck including stairs, grillages and containers. Sea Installer also had her thrusters overhauled and her external paintwork was refreshed with the branding changing from the blue and white of A2SEA to the green of DEME. “With just eight days allotted for the repairs, the yard worked around the clock to ensure that everything was completed on time,” said

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Wittenberg/Schwerin, 11 June 2018 – Utility company WEMAG is launching the Germany-wide distribution of Tesvolt commercial storage systems. Tesvolt, the storage system experts from Wittenberg, beat competitors to be chosen as WEMAG’s supplier for large commercial storage systems. These systems make it possible to store the electricity produced by, for example, solar or wind power installations on farms, factories or car showrooms at an average cost of just 9 euro cents per kilowatt hour (kWh). Press pictures are available at: https://www.tesvolt.com/en/presse/tesvolt-and-wemag-cooperate-in-the-battery-storage-sector__prr26.html “Cooperating with Tesvolt will allow us to offer our commercial customers very attractive energy storage solutions. The storage systems enable novel supply concepts, particularly for customers already producing their own renewable energy,” explains Michael Hillmann, WEMAG AG’s Sales Director. “The technical solutions and the quality of Tesvolt’s products, as well as their corporate philosophy, were compelling reasons to choose them as our partner.” Suitable for all storage applications “Everyone at Tesvolt is delighted to have found such a strong distribution partner in WEMAG. We won’t just be delivering storage systems, we will also be involved in WEMAG’s consulting services,” says Sven Huntemann, Area Manager Central/Eastern Germany at Tesvolt. “One of the reasons why WEMAG chose us was the fact that our storage systems

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‘Hidden faces’ of onshore wind highlighted Boost for sector as future remains in doubt A new website highlighting the benefits of Scotland’s onshore wind sector is launched today alongside a document which celebrates some of the hidden faces of onshore wind. Both the website and the report – titled Onshore Wind: Investing in Scotland’s Energy Future – are published at the start of Onshore Wind Week, which will be celebrated across the UK. Onshore wind employs 8,000 people in Scotland and delivers around a quarter of all electricity generated in the country. Scottish Renewables Chief Executive Claire Mack said: “Both the website and report show the enormous wealth of benefits provided by onshore wind in Scotland - but also the people who make the sector the success that it is. “It can sometimes be hard for people to see the renewables workforce. Unlike in many industries, the people who work in the new energy sector are often out of sight, but it’s their contributions which are driving clean energy forward. “Renewables are about more than just energy, and by drawing out their stories alongside new statistics on the low cost, increasing popularity and environmental benefits of onshore wind, both the website and the report paint a picture

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Local tower production pays off Hamburg, 8 June 2018. The global trend towards larger projects is clearly evident in the wind power industry. Since the mid-1980s the capacity of individual wind farms has risen from less than 50 megawatts to several hundred megawatts. The reasons for this are obvious: business in renewable energies has attracted financially potent investors, while governments all around the world are committed to clean energy and large projects are specifically less expensive. This has also resulted in changes in the business of manufacturers such as the Nordex Group which has been active since 1985. Explains Patxi Landa, a member of Nordex SE’s Management Board: "Part of the Company focused on large-scale projects right from the outset. In Europe, however, this frequently varied in regional terms. Here, too, the sale of individual turbines is no longer common today. This was generally not particularly efficient – either for our customers or for us.” Since Nordex has been increasingly executing projects outside Europe, the size of the individual contracts has widened substantially. Thus, the Company connected one of its largest wind farms to the grid in Brazil at the end of 2017.

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06.06.2018 11:29:00 CEST, Reutlingen The fully redesigned automation solution was specially developed for handling crystalline silicon wafers in the manufacturing of solar cells. As a high-tech equipment manufacturer, Manz AG realizes new product characteristics with its technological expertise and rapid implementation of innovations and contributes in significant ways to increasing the productivity of its customers. Today in focus: The SpeedPicker from the SAS series in its third generation. The fully redesigned automation solution was specially developed for handling crystalline silicon wafers in the manufacturing of solar cells. Manz thus extends its product offensive to the market for crystalline silicon solar cells with flexibly configurable standard machines. SpeedPicker is the latest offering from the SAS series; an automation solution for almost contact-free handling of solar cells throughout their entire production process. The Reutlingen-based high-tech equipment manufacturer, with 30 years of experience in the solar industry, has specialized in recent years primarily in production equipment for manufacturing CIGS thin-film solar modules. "We still consider CIGS technology the most promising in terms of potential efficiency increases and cost reduction," says Eckhard Hörner-Marass, CEO of Manz AG. "However, we see that also the established manufacturers of crystalline solar cells have a great need to upgrade and further develop their existing

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