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Buss Group's terminal in Eemshaven signs agreement with wind turbine manufacturer Senvion / Order includes handling of components for 32 wind turbines for the Trianel Windpark Borkum II Hamburg, 21th September 2018. The Orange Blue Terminal and the international wind turbine manufacturer Senvion have signed an agreement for services for the Trianel Windpark Borkum II. As part of this major project, Buss will take care of all services upstream of and at the Dutch terminal: from planning, transport and interim storage on the terminal premises to pre-assembly and subsequent just-in-time delivery of the components to the quayside, ready for load-out. The planning phase should be completed before the end of the year. From spring 2019, a total of 32 wind turbines - consisting of approximately 75-meter-long type RE74.4 rotor blades, 64 tower segments and 32 nacelles - are to be transported successively to the Orange Blue Terminal. Around 80,000 square meters of the 250,000 square meter state-of-the-art heavy-duty terminal are used for storage, handling and pre-assembly of the components. "We have just completed the wind farm project Merkur. Now we look forward to our next project Trianel Windpark Borkum II, which, like every one of these major projects, will pose new challenges

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San Mateo, California, U.S., September 19, 2018 – REC Group, the world leader in efficiency for multi-crystalline solar panels, has announced that it will be presenting two new products at Solar Power International (SPI) September 24-27 in Anaheim, California this year. REC Group is a leading European solar panel brand with vertically integrated production sites in Norway and Singapore, and the company says that they expect their new products to further expand upon growing business efforts in the U.S. market, where the company has been active for more than ten years. “We have seen impressive growth in the American market, with our customer base increasing fivefold since 2015,” said Cary Hayes, President of REC Americas LLC, “We are excited to not only be introducing new, innovative products to the market, but also to be rolling out new strategic partnerships and initiatives to support our ever-growing installer network.” With production that kicked off last month, REC Group will be showcasing its new N-Peak series module, the world’s first n-type mono solar panel with twin design. The N-Peak half-cut cell module provides the brand’s highest efficiency yet with product power output of up to 330 watt peak performance. In addition to its new N-Peak panel,

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Hamburg, 20 September 2018 – On Tuesday 25 September the world’s leading expo for wind energy opens its doors. More than 1,400 exhibitors from 40 countries will present their innovations and services for the onshore and offshore wind industry at the Hamburg Messe fair site until 28 September. In nine exhibition halls, all international industry leaders and specialised suppliers to the entire value chain will be present. Taking place in parallel at the fair site, the global WindEurope conference will offer a highly qualified programme featuring more than 250 expert speakers who will cover current and future topics related to wind energy. Both of these top-ranking events jointly form the Global Wind Summit, the biggest and most important gathering of the wind industry worldwide. Numerous high-profile guests are expected to attend the Global Wind Summit, including energy ministers from various countries as well as the EU Commissioner for Climate Action & Energy, Miguel Arias Cañete. For four days, the Hamburg trade fair complex will be the meeting place of energy experts from around the world. The event organisers are expecting about 35,000 visitors from 100 countries. WindEnergy Hamburg is the only global industry expo for both, the onshore and the offshore

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Film increases module power by 1.5-2.0 percent PAUL, Minn. – September 19, 2018 – As the solar energy industry continues to grow at an exponential pace, increased focus has been given to maximizing the performance of all solar module components. Specifically, efficiency improvement has become a critical driver to reduce cost per watt and increase annual energy production (AEP). Although advancements in solar cell technologies have been rapidly adopted by the industry, better managing incoming sunlight provides another supplemental avenue to improve module efficiency. Following a successful launch in late 2016, 3M is releasing a technical paper highlighting the science behind 3M™ Light Redirecting Film (LRF) and why the 20 GW of solar modules already deployed are expected to show performance gain from 3M LRF over the long-term. In a typical solar module, up to 15 percent of the area is non-active, meaning incident light falling on those parts of the module is not being converted to electricity. 3M Light Redirecting Film is applied over the tabbing ribbon during the cell stringing process. The film’s sophisticated optical structure design helps improve the module’s maximum power and annualized energy gain, regardless of the orientation of the module once it’s installed. By utilizing

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Solution Offers Flexible Integration with New and Existing PV Systems ROCKLIN, Calif.—September 19, 2018—As the cost of solar-plus-storage continues to drop, many utilities are turning to PV instead of traditional power plants. To meet the market’s demand, SMA has introduced a new DC coupled storage solution ideal for utility-scale PV projects, and is now taking orders. The new DC coupled storage solution is built for new PV plants, but it can also be used to retrofit existing PV plants for those operators who want to enjoy the benefits of solar-plus-storage. In many utility-scale applications, DC coupling can offer significant operating cost and efficiency advantages over AC coupled systems. “With more than 60 gigawatts of solar and one gigawatt of storage inverter capacity installed, SMA understands the value of the two core technologies. Building on that expertise, SMA has unique competence for pairing PV and batteries,” said Boris Wolff, Executive Vice President for SMA’s Utility Business Unit. “Building a PV plant with storage, or adding storage to an existing PV plant, enables new business cases. Utilities will find many additional benefits when adding storage to their PV systems.” The DC coupled storage solution consists of SMA’s Sunny Central EV-US line of inverters with a DC coupling ready

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New SmarTrackTM optimization technology delivers major returns to utility-scale solar projects ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico (September 19, 2018) – Array Technologies, pioneers of solar tracking technology, announced the release of its latest innovation today. SmarTrackTM is an optimization technology that intelligently adjusts module angles in response to weather and site conditions. The new software, in combination with DuraTrack®HZ v3 solar trackers, will optimize backtracking power production on as-built project conditions to capture the maximum power yields during diffuse light conditions.  “The next generation of solar tracking has arrived. We have created a suite of software which consists of three separate machine-learning algorithms, all of which are fine-tuned to maximize power output in different scenarios,” said Jim Fusaro, chief executive officer of Array Technologies, “SmarTrack is a testament to Array Technologies’ commitment to providing our customers with the highest yields in both energy production and financial returns.”  The software suite utilizes self-learning algorithms that work independently of each other to optimize the energy output of the PV system. Once an operational strategy has been learned, the tracker system orientates PV modules to the optimal angle for power output responding to specific module technology, weather and site conditions. SmarTrack offers three distinct optimization algorithms designed to provide optimum power production Backtracking: Undulating

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A good opportunity for personal contacts and exchange for customers in the wind energy sector as well as manufacturers of components, spare parts and repair materials will once again be the leading trade fair WindEnergy 2018 in Hamburg taking place in September 2018. Like no other company, WINDSOURCING.COM is the world's largest retailer at the interface between manufacturers and customers. The company will once again be personally represented at the fair and present itself and a selection of its products and services. From the 25th to the 28th of September 2018, visitors can visit the Hamburg Messe site in hall A4, at booth 301.04. and inform themselves about products for the maintenance and repair of wind turbines. "This year we have decided to present our company and our products at the joint booth of the Cluster Renewable Energies Hamburg", says Seher Kaygusuz, responsible for Business Development and Marketing at WINDSOURCING.COM. "Hamburg is the number one wind energy location in Europe. As a Hamburg-based company, we are therefore very pleased about the broad network of various players in the wind industry in our city. The fact that Europe's most important leading European trade fair for wind energy is also taking place in

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− "Made in America" range of solar products will launch in the United States next year. − Also on display will be the new bifacial prototype solar module, the Q.PEAK DUO L-G5.3/BF. − Visitors to the Hanwha Q CELLS booth can also enjoy its golf event and experience a virtual reality video that showcases the Company’s smart manufacturing system and module testing process. [Berlin, Germany, September 19, 2018] Hanwha Q CELLS Co., Ltd. (“Hanwha Q CELLS” or the “Company”), one of the largest solar cell and module manufacturers in the world, will participate in the 2018 Solar Power International (SPI) Exhibition held at the Anaheim Convention Center from September 25 to 27, 2018. SPI is regarded as one of the world's core solar PV exhibitions alongside Intersolar Europe, SNEC in China and PV EXPO in Japan. More than 20,000 industry professionals are expected to attend and over 650 companies will exhibit their products and technologies this year. Even after imposing safeguard measures on imported solar cells and modules, the U.S. solar market remains one of the largest in the world. For Hanwha Q CELLS, the U.S. market is particularly critical due to the synergy between the Company’s excellent product performance and level of quality,

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Three months after start of construction, the topping-out ceremony for the 10 MW battery storage facility in Bordesholm was celebrated on September 12th. The excellent collaboration between RES (Renewable Energy Systems Ltd) and the utility VBB has made a significant contribution to the smooth construction progress in reaching thisimportant project milestone. The modern and highly efficient battery storage system will provide grid stabilisation and back-up power – fed from 100% renewable energy to the community when there is grid disruption or upstream grid failure. During the traditional topping-out ceremony Frank Günther, Managing Director of VBB said, "My thanks to all those who have worked on this construction. We are considerably closer to our vision of an independent and regenerative future of electricity supply in Germany - andultimately worldwide. We have the local energy production and distribution in our hands. With this battery project, we will give an insight into the future of a digital and innovative energy world, which ensures an efficient and stable power supply with renewable energy alone." Energy storage systems are the key technology of the future Thanks to innovative and intelligent controls developed in-house at RES, battery storage is much more efficient than traditional system services using conventional coal

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Industry experts are being urged by Subsea UK to showcase the most advanced technologies and lead discussions on the current and future subsea challenges at next year’s flagship event, Subsea Expo. The 14th annual conference, which takes place at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre from 5-7thFebruary 2019, will examine and debate key industry topics including autonomous subsea systems, smart innovation, clean energy, and transformational technology. With the theme ‘Innovating the Future’, the event aims to stimulate high-level discussions on subsea technology and the rise of digitalisation. Looking at how they are accelerating the ability to deliver sustainable energy and achieve operational efficiency. Industry body, Subsea UK is calling for speakers to step up to the plate and discuss how embracing disruptive and enabling technologies can generate greater levels of transparency, efficiency, and performance. With 75% of exhibition stands now sold, Subsea Expo 2019 is expected to attract more than 5,000 visitors and over 150 exhibitors. The event is an opportunity for those in the industry to showcase new products, introduce different approaches and make their voice heard. Neil Gordon, chief executive of Subsea UK, said: “The subsea industry has always been at the forefront of new technology; developing safe and efficient ways of working

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