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HERZLIYA, ISRAEL (August 30, 2018) – SolarEdge Technologies, Inc. (“SolarEdge”) (NASDAQ: SEDG), a global leader in smart energy, was awarded the 2018 Stratus Award in Cloud Computing for its grid services and virtual power plant solution by The Business Intelligence Group. The Stratus Awards recognize companies and individuals innovating in the cloud and providing technologies that are truly disruptive. Supporting a new model of energy generation, SolarEdge’s grid services offer aggregative control and data reporting, enabling the pooling of PV and storage in the cloud for the creation of virtual power plants. Offering benefits to all stakeholders, the solution provides utilities with the tools to leverage distributed energy generation systems to more efficiently meet demand. Energy retailers enjoy protection from price peaks and PV system owners can increase their revenue from joining this new shared energy economy. “With its cloud-based virtual power plant, SolarEdge is clearly an industry disruptor and is a visionary in its approach to changing the way energy is managed,” said Maria Jimenez, Chief Nominations Officer of Business Intelligence Group. “Just like electricity, the cloud is now part of all of our daily lives and the staff and volunteer judges are pleased to shed light on these innovative services

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UK-based JDR Cables, owned by the TFKable Group, has won a multi-million pound contract to supply inter-array cables and termination work for Ørsted’s record-breaking offshore wind farm, Hornsea Project Two. When operational in 2022, the wind farm will supply clean electricity to over 1.3 million homes, and surpass its sister project Hornsea One, as the world’s largest offshore wind farm. The contract includes 100km (around the same distance as Hartlepool to Leeds) of inter-array cables, all to be assembled in JDR’s Hartlepool facility. Inter-array cables link turbines together, and carry the clean electricity generated by the turbines to an offshore substation, which converts it to a higher voltage for transmission to shore. The project is Ørsted’s first in the UK to use 66kV for its array cables, having used 33kV for previous projects. Using cables with a higher voltage helps to reduce electrical losses during transmission. Patrick Harnett, Engineering, Procurement and Construction Director for Hornsea Project Two at Ørsted, said: “This contract builds on experience from previous projects including Race Bank offshore wind farm, which we opened earlier this year, and Hornsea Project One, currently in construction. “As our wind farm projects have grown in size, and distance from shore, so too have the contracts we place

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− The Q CELLS brand will continue to advertise its “ENGINEERED IN GERMANY” solar solutions on cam carpets, team benches and LED video boards for two additional seasons − The Q CELLS brand will also appear on advertising hoardings at all RB Leipzig home games in the EA Sports video game FIFA19 − This move signifies the establishment of another long-term partnership for RB Leipzig [Leipzig/Bitterfeld-Wolfen, 30/08/2018] Hanwha Q CELLS Co., Ltd. (NASDAQ: HQCL) and German top-flight football club RB Leipzig have secured their international partnership ahead of schedule for another two Bundesliga seasons. Both partners announced the partnership extension today ahead of RB Leipzig’s first home game of the 2018/19 Bundesliga season on next Sunday. This means that the Q CELLS brand will continue to advertise its “Engineered in Germany” solar solutions in the Red Bull Arena until the end of the 2019/2020 season, as an international partner of ‘The Red Bulls’. The partnership – which includes advertising on cam carpets next to the goals, on the LED hoardings around the pitch and exclusively on the team benches – ensures that the Q CELLS brand gains significant exposure and visibility in the media and on TV. Furthermore, as part of the

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30 August 2018, Nairobi, Kenya – Azuri Technologies, a leading provider of pay-as-you-go solar home systems and Unilever Kenya, the leading provider of consumer goods in Africa, today announced a partnership to bring solar home solutions to millions more off-grid homes across Kenya. The announcement comes as Prime Minister Theresa May and UK business leaders, including Azuri CEO Simon Bransfield-Garth, arrive in Kenya for a state visit to boost trade ties. Under the terms of the deal, Azuri’s Quad solar home lighting system will be co-branded with the Unilever Sunlight brand and offered through Unilever’s distribution network, which in Kenya is some 67,000 smallholder traders. The Unilever distribution network will complement Azuri’s existing partners in country of Raj Ushanga House and Mobicom. Over 600 million people in Africa have no access to electricity and many such households are located in regions where provision of grid electricity is prohibitively expensive. Azuri has been helping to address this challenge since 2012, through its innovative solar home solutions, delivering reliable, renewable and distributed power on an affordable pay-as-you-go basis. The partnership between Azuri and Unilever marks the next step in this journey, expanding the reach of Pay-as-you-Go solar through the widely-recognised and trusted Sunlight brand of washing

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− The 500 kWp C&I solar array has been installed on the grounds of the Exalco Aluminum factory in Larisa, Greece − 1,754 Hanwha Q CELLS Q.PLUS-G4.3 290 Wp multicrystalline modules used − Q.PARTNER Active Energy Solutions supplied and installed the modules − The installation is one of the largest net-metering projects in Greece [Berlin, Germany, August 29, 2018] Hanwha Q CELLS GmbH ("Hanwha Q CELLS"), the German subsidiary of one of the largest solar cell manufacturers in the world, Hanwha Q CELLS Co., Ltd. (NASDAQ: HQCL), today announced its involvement in one of the largest solar net-metering projects in Greece. More than 1,750 Q.PLUS-G4.3 multicrystalline solar modules of the Q CELLS brand were selected by Greek solar distributor and EPC Company Active Energy Solutions for installation at a 500 kWp solar array at the Exalco Aluminum factory in Larisa, Greece. Exalco is one of the largest manufacturing firms in the country, and with this large solar PV array – which was installed in just two months and is now grid-connected – has signaled its intent to help accelerate Greece’s renewable energy journey, which is once again picking up pace. Recently, Greece energy regulator RAE received applications for 300 MW of solar PV to

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Giving the heating a well-deserved break (Wels, 29/08/2018) Energy sector integration is the key to 24 hours of sun. To help make this vision of an energy supply generated using nothing but renewable sources a reality, the Austrian solar technology specialist Fronius has developed smart solutions for energy sector integration. These solutions enable the efficient use of solar energy to heat hot water, as a household energy supply and for e-mobility. “For owners of a PV system it is important to be able to use as much of the electricity they have generated themselves as possible – it makes sense both environmentally and economically,” explains Martin Hackl, head of solar energy at Fronius International GmbH. Fronius has already developed solutions that mean that, during sunny months, the batteries of the household energy system are always full, the electric car is fully charged and even the water is heated using PV energy.

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Wood is continuing to support Statkraft on Fosen Vind, the largest onshore wind power project in Europe. The 1 GW project, which is located in central Norway on the peninsula of Fosen, comprises six onshore wind farms with the combined capacity to power up to 170,000 Norwegian households when complete. The clean energy team is currently installing 29 guyed lattice meteorological masts and performing data monitoring and analysis for the site calibration phase as part of a power performance testing (PPT) contract. This will be followed by the installation of power monitoring equipment fitted to a number of the wind turbine generators for the power curve test phase. Steve Noble, VP of Wood’s clean energy business, said: “We are pleased to be supporting Statkraft on this milestone project. “As the largest onshore wind power project in Europe, Fosen Vind will provide thousands of homes with clean energy while reducing greenhouse gas emissions. “Being awarded a contract of this size and scale is testament to the technical expertise we hold in power performance testing.” It is expected that the wind farms, which will generate 3.4 TWh power annually, will be completed and commissioned by 2020.

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Lars Jønholt Halvorsen has been appointed Managing Director of Semco Maritime Norway as per 1 August. Based in Bergen, Halvorsen now heads all Semco Maritime activities in Norway, including the rig facilities at Hanøytangen, Bergen, as well as Semco Maritime’s offices in Kristiansand and Stavanger. Lars Jønholt Halvorsen joins Semco Maritime from a position as Deputy General Manager and Senior Project Manager at Enhanched Drilling, and before that he held a position as Vice President at Odfjell Drilling. Senior Vice President Lars Skov, Head of Semco Maritime Rig Projects, emphasizes Lars Jønholt Halvorsen’s extensive experience from the Norwegian oil and gas industry. “Lars has in-depth knowledge of the rig industry in particular as well as the Norwegian oil and gas industry in general. Furthermore, he is known as a leader with a strong focus on lean operations, ensuring high quality and efficient deliveries for our customers.” Lars Jønholt Halvorsen holds a MSc in Mechanical Engineering.

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Multiple times being selected as supplier of complete monitoring solutions for new large solar power plants in e.g. Egypt, Denmark, Thailand and the Netherlands, Gantner has in the past 12 month repeatedly confirmed its position as a leading global player in utility scale PV industry. After participating in two 50MW projects in Kazakhstan before, Gantner will provide now its complete monitoring solution to the biggest solar farm in Central Asia, „Saran“, expanding its exposure in the country by another 100MW. For „Saran“ Gantner delivers Q.reader as data logger and Power plant controller, DC Combiner boxes, Meteo stations and Gantner.webportal as SCADA system. 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. The chosen components fulfil Gantners already in 1982 established approach to deliver reliable industry-leading solutions. All components have been carefully selected to comply with the extreme climate in the area. One challenge is the anticipated large ambient temperature range from -40 to 50°C as well as harsh winters with snow storms and ice.

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RIMS (Robotics In Maintenance Strategies) continues in their quest in the practical integration of drone technology in the world maritime surveying with yet another class society approval for the use of Remote Inspection Techniques (drones) during surveys of enclosed spaces, this time from ClassNK. Over the past 12 months RIMS have successfully secured class approvals from multiple societies; Bureau Veritas, Lloyd’s Register, ABS, RINA, KRS and now ClassNK. The certification for the use of Remote Inspection Techniques (drones) during surveys of enclosed spaces, from these classification societies opens the option of drone use to more shipowners and managers for inspections. The use of drones during surveys enables remote live on-screen object inspection, which can result in the elimination of the use of costly access equipment such as scaffolding and cherry pickers. The technology used in this way in turn then offers additional substantial benefits to shipowners and managers such as; reduction in the time to carry out a survey, minimising of risk, as well as cost savings. David Knukkel, CEO, RIMS said; “We want to ensure we can offer our services as an option to all, and we shall continue to put our efforts into obtaining further class approval to ensure this is the

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