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Four-year study demonstrates feasibility and commercial viability of offshore wind in India and sets a global benchmark for offshore wind power Gujarat’s and Tamil Nadu’s most promising offshore wind development areas identified to provide companies and government institutions with a starting point for future detailed offshore front end engineering design (FEED) studies The Government of India calls the reports “The beginning of India’s journey from Onshore to Offshore – A dream comes true.” Manchester, UK - 19th June 2018 - DNV GL, the world’s largest resource of independent energy experts and certification body, is today showcasing the final reports in a study which demonstrates the commercial and technical feasibility of the offshore wind market In India. Co-funded by the European Union (EU), GPCL and ReNew Power the Facilitating Offshore Wind in India (FOWIND) project will enable organisations to make future investments in the region. India has made strong commitments under the UN Paris Climate Agreement and announced ambitious renewable energy goals in 2015, targeting 175GW of renewable energy capacity by 2022, including 60GW from wind energy. To date, offshore wind development has largely been concentrated within Europe, but this is changing and DNV GL is supporting the Government of India in

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ADITYA BIRLA Chemicals (ABC) is a Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) supplier for resin systems for rotor blades of the SGRE wind turbines and has selected the Hamburg-based trading company WINDSOURCING.COM GmbH as their exclusive partner for the distribution of 1kg repair kits for SGRE rotor blades. The repair kits are now being sold exclusively by WINDSOURCING.COM in the wind energy after-sales service market in Europe. Epotec® YD 580SP / TH 9253, TH 9254 - Repair kit for Siemens rotor blades Epotec® YD 580SP / TH 9253, TH 9254 is an epoxy lamination system consisting of resin, Epotec® YD 580SP and hardeners, Epotec® TH 9253, TH 9254 with fast or standard reactivity. The system offers an excellent combination of processing properties and fits most laminate manufacturing techniques under varying environmental conditions.  The repair kit consists of EPOTEC® YD 580SP resin and two variants of hardener. With the fast hardener TH9253 or the standard hardener TH9254 it is delivered in a 1kg repair kit set. Depending on the choice of hardener, this system can be processed between 15 and 50°C and is ideal for wet lamination processes.  It can also be used for resin transfer molding (RTM), pultrusion, filament winding, vacuum and pressure

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Paris, France 18th June 2018. Leosphere has announced that Windcube, its ground-based Lidar, has successfully met the full conditions for the IEC 61400-12-1 ed2 2017 standard. The IEC 61400 12 1, ed. 2 [1] standard sets a scheme to assess the uncertainty of remote sensing devices (RSDs), involving a calibration test for every unit and a classification for every type of instrument. The calibration gauges the accuracy of measurements in the context of prevailing environmental conditions during the test, and the extent to which this calibration may be affected by other environmental conditions on other occasions. To assess the influence of these changing conditions on the accuracy of the RSD, a sensitivity analysis or classification is needed in which the deviation between the RSD and reference mast measurements is analysed with regard to different environmental variables. The conditions of the standard require measurements on at least two different units, and one unit at two different sites – in other words, at least three measurements – in order to assess sensitivity to the environmental parameters. In the classification exercise, which was conducted independently by Deutsche WindGuard Consulting GmbH, Windcube achieved all three classifications, meaning it is now fully compliant with the standard.

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chiedam, Netherlands - June 18, 2018 – In order to service the emerging US offshore wind markets, GustoMSC and Barge Master join forces in the development of a motion-compensated feeder solution. This solution offers a flexible and cost-effective alternative for installing the first wave of US projects. Combining the strengths of both companies creates a strong and advanced technical organization with commercial representative offices in the United States, through which prospective clients will be served. GustoMSC and Barge Master adopted an integrated approach in order to comply with the Jones Act and overcome the operational restrictions of US ports. The motion-compensated platform BM-T700 will be placed on a US flagged offshore vessel or a seagoing barge in order to feed the wind turbine components fast and safely to the offshore installation site to be installed by a wind turbine installation jack-up. Barge Master introduced the BM-T700 platform in 2013 and it has proven itself in various projects. By compensating the motions of the vessel, the platform creates a stable lift-off base for a maximum weight of 700 tons in sea states up to Hs 2.5 meter and is Lloyds certified under the lifting appliances rules. As a result, the operations

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K2 Systems will present new and enhanced product systems with innovative components and features that make PV planning and installation even faster and easier exclusively at Intersolar. In this way, the company is continuing its guiding principle ”We keep it simple. For you”. K2 Systems has developed the two S- and D-Dome V systems with future-oriented features for flat roof areas. The newly introduced insertion system complements pitched roofs and the company also has a solution in its range for Floating PV. The aim of achieving fast and easy mounting is also evident in the new features of the Base On online software and in the expanded range of webinars and videos. Première of the fifth flat roof generation: S-Dome V and D-Dome V K2 Systems will present two enhanced flat roof systems with a 10° incline exclusively at Intersolar. The single-sided S-Dome V and the double-sided D-Dome V combine advantages, such as stability and easy of mounting, and provide answers to the constantly growing demands of the markets with new features. The new flexible support pad, the so-called “Mat V”, is a key feature. In comparison to conventional building protection mats, the new mat has a better friction coefficient and prevents chemical

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SeaRoc Group continues to support the expansion of offshore wind in South East Asia with the delivery of three separate consultancy projects across the region. Taiwan - SeaRoc facilitated and chaired a Design Risk Assessment workshop for the Formosa I Offshore Wind Farm. The workshop covered the full project scope, including all major sub-suppliers (Wind Turbines, Foundations, Installation and Electrical Balance of Plant). As a result, SeaRoc were able to supply a report and recommendations to the project. Japan – an industry trade association for wind power in Japan, contracted SeaRoc Group to produce a report in partnership with The Carbon Trust on the European experience of Construction and O&M for Offshore Windfarms. Korea - SeaRoc Group were commissioned by Hyundai Engineering & Steel Industries in South Korea to produce a report on the role of Marine Coordination and regulations governing offshore wind farm construction. This report included details of the infrastructure, equipment, systems, regulations, personnel and training requirements for carrying our safe and effective Marine Coordination. Steve Pears, SeaRoc Group Managing Director commented: “South East Asia is a growing market in terms of offshore wind, with a number of projects already in development and many more in planning. We are

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As the energy landscape is evolving, SMA and 3E are paving the way for independent energy monitoring & management platforms. The solutions from both companies will be directly connected: 3E’s SynaptiQ will be directly accessible through SMA’s new ennexOS IoT platform for energy management. Brussels, 18/06/2018 - As a global leader in PV system technology, SMA Solar Technology AG (SMA) is now taking its customers one step further into the digitalized energy world with ennexOS: a cross-sector platform for holistic, intelligent energy management. SynaptiQ, 3E’s hardware independent and highly flexible domain model-based PV monitoring platform (currently connected to more than 2.7 GWp), addresses the needs of professional asset managers and O&M companies. The software offers innovative solutions regarding reporting, alarm & ticket management, and performance analysis with customizable dashboards, integrated KPI’s, yield simulation functionalities and high-quality satellite data. SMA has demonstrated the value of the open platform approach by implementing a connection template to third party portals from the Sunny Portal powered by ennexOS. The selectable connection with SynaptiQ will be available in Q3 of 2018 within SMA’s Data Manager M. In a next step, connections will be made available between the Sunny Portal and the ennexOS devices on one hand, and SynaptiQ

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Gantner Instruments Environment Solutions is pleased to announce that the company was chosen as supplier for the complete monitoring system for the largest PV Power Plant in the Netherlands with a planned capacity of 54.5MW. German company ib vogt is acting as EPC contractor and owner of the Solarpark Scaldia, located in the municipalities of Borsele and Vlissingen in Zeeland. Construction of the plant will start in May while the project is expected to start producing energy in Q3 of 2018. Gantners monitoring and control solution "Made in Germany" is an optimised, individually tailored system and - as result of high quality engineering - based on newest technology. Project scope and components provided by Gantner: Q.reader data logger and Power plant controller The heart of Gantners monitoring solution is the inverter independent datalogger Q.reader which tracks and controls all power plant information. The scalable modular design allows to control up to 100MW by one Q.reader. As Power plant controller (PPC) it provides all important functionality as absolute production constraint, power gradient constraint, voltage control, power factor control etc. The PPC fulfils the requirements of the Solar Energy Plants Grid Connection Code. Also grid communication is in the scope of our solution and based on IEC

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18 June 2018: Details of a novel three year project to enhance the energy assessment and revenue forecasting for the proposed Inch Cape Offshore Wind Farm 15km off the Angus coast in the East of Scotland demonstrates significant benefits of adopting bespoke technology to gather data. A ZephIR wind Lidar system was installed on an existing lighthouse structure thanks to a custom-built solution developed by SgurrEnergy (now Wood). This innovative solution not only negated the need for an independent offshore structure but the Lidar also took a comprehensive data set at heights from its installed location up to the projected turbine height, required no servicing and reported no major faults for the duration of the project. The project was carried out in cooperation with the Northern Lighthouse Board. The ZephIR wind Lidar, attached to the world's oldest surviving sea-washed lighthouse at Bell Rock in Scotland, achieved up to 95% data availability and conducted measurements remotely at heights of more than 180m above the sea during the 3 years of detailed wind direction and wind velocity measurements. These data sets were taken to complement the wind data from an offshore met mast. At the end of the campaign the Lidar and supporting

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Module manufacturer in Tier 1 ranking by Bloomberg and DNV GL Frankfurt am Main, Germany, June 18, 2018 - Bloomberg has once again rated LONGi Solar, one of the leading manufacturers of monocrystalline high-performance modules, as a Tier 1 company. With an annual production capacity of 6,500 megawatts (MW), LONGi Solar ranks sixth among the largest Tier 1 manufacturers and is also listed as "Top Performer" in the PV Module Reliability Scorecard Report 2018 of DNV GL, the world's largest independent certification body in the energy sector.  Press photos can be found here: https://sunbeam-communications.com/pressebilder-longi-solar-bankfaehigkeit-von-perc-modulen/ "We are very pleased to be rated again as a Tier 1 manufacturer," says Mr Li Wenxue, president of LONGi Solar. "It proves that our focus on top quality and performance is also appreciated by project planners and banks." LONGi Solar is the only manufacturer worldwide that specializes completely in monocrystalline high-performance modules, in particular PERC technology. Confidence in financial stability Bloomberg New Energy Finance's (BNEF) rating system for PV module manufacturers is based on bankability to enable a quality rating for solar modules. Only manufacturers who have supplied six different projects with their own solar modules financed by six different banks in the last two years are included in

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