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·         On 7 September 2018 Photon Energy N. V. fully placed its 7.75 % corporate bond 2017/22 with a total volume of EUR 30 million. ·         The net issue proceeds will flow into the construction of major utility-scale projects in Australia and Hungary for the company’s own portfolio. ·         Investors can still purchase the bond at the open market of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and other stock exchanges in Germany. Amsterdam, 7 September 2018 – Photon Energy N.V. (WSE: PEN, NL0010391108, the “Group”) announces that it has successfully completed its five-year 7.75 % corporate bond (ISIN: DE 000A19MFH4) placement. The target volume of EUR 30 million was subscribed to in full before the end of the public placement that took place in Germany, Austria and Luxembourg, originally set until 20 September 2018. In October 2017, Photon Energy launched a public offer for its second EUR-denominated 5-year corporate bond (with a coupon rate of 7.75 % and quarterly payments) together with an exchange offer for the holders of its first 8 % EUR-bond due and successfully repaid on 12 March 2018. The Group intends to use the remaining net issue proceeds for the construction of utility-scale PV power plants for its proprietary portfolio

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Electrification of energy demand doubles: 45% in 2050 - 50% of all new cars in Europe are expected to be electrical vehicles in 2027. 80% of global electricity production will come from renewables. Major grid infrastructure growth: Total installed power line length and capacity will triple by 2050 to deliver a surge in electricity demand and address the dispersed nature of wind and solar. To speed up the transition regulators and politicians need to rethink electricity markets to provide additional flexibility including storage, demand-side response and interconnection capacity. London, U.K. (10th September 2018) – Rapid electrification of energy demand and the rise of energy from wind and solar sources will lead to massive growth of the world’s electricity transmission and distribution systems. This is one of the main conclusions of DNV GL’s Energy Transition Outlook 2018: Power Supply and Use report, which provides an outlook of the global energy landscape up to 2050. The report forecasts continuing rapid electrification, with electricity’s share of the total energy demand expected to more than double to 45% in 2050. This is driven by substantial electrification in the transport, buildings, and manufacturing sectors. In the transport sector, the uptake of private electric vehicles (EVs) will

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Our daily objectives are to meet the challenges of façade aesthetics and energy production, as well as to meet the highest requirements for architects, building owners and solar panel manufacturers. Thanks to this commitment from the first days, we are proud to announce 4 good news. WINNER OF 2018 PRIX SUD (START-UP DURABLE) After winning the Zürich insurance climate prize in the construction and housing category in 2016 and the international PV-Magazine innovation prize in 2017, Solaxess was selected last August as a finalist for the SUD Sustainable Start-up prize, initiated by the newspaper “Le Temps” and supported by Romande Energie. Following the votes of readers and internet users, as well as votes of jury experts, Solaxess wins this first 2018 edition! AN ALMOST INVISIBLE SOLAR PHOTOVOLTAIC FAÇADE A small PPE located in the north of the commune of Boudry (NE), requested a local façade specialist for the realization of a part of facade in photovoltaic panels. The objective was to completely blend in a few dozen m2 of panels (to power the heat pump and the common premises) with the rest of the plastered façade. Thanks to our white film integrated during the PV-panels manufacturing, the colour of the whole building is

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Pioneering wind farm will “turbocharge” the growth of low cost sector, says CEO The First Minister of Scotland today (Friday, September 7) said she took pride in the North-east’s cutting-edge European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC) saying it helps maintain Scotland’s reputation for low carbon innovation. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon was speaking at the inauguration of the EOWDC which she officially opened during a visit offshore to Vattenfall’s 93.2MW facility in Aberdeen Bay. Two of the EOWDC’s 11 turbines have a capacity of 8.8MW and are the most powerful to have been deployed anywhere in the world. The FM joined the Swedish energy group’s CEO and President Magnus Hall, who said the pioneering EOWDC will “turbocharge” the growth of the offshore wind industry. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said: “I am proud that as part of this ground-breaking project, the world’s most powerful offshore wind turbines are now up and running in Scotland. “The European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre will maintain Scotland’s reputation for innovation in low carbon and renewable energy development and deployment. “A single rotation of one of these 8.8MW turbines will generate enough energy to power a home for 24 hours which truly shows the potential of this technology to strengthen Scotland’s renewable energy

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Grid connection begins on Hanwha Q CELLS’ 45 MW solar PV portfolio in Poland − First megawatt of PV portfolio commissioned in the Polish town of Smętowo Graniczne − Remaining 44 MW, comprised of small clusters of single-MW solar plants, to be grid-connected across Poland by early 2019 − Acquisition of 30 MW of PV projects in Poland complete [Berlin, Germany, September 7, 2018] Hanwha Q CELLS GmbH ("Hanwha Q CELLS" or “the Company”), the German subsidiary of one of the largest solar cell and module manufacturers in the world, Hanwha Q CELLS Co., Ltd. (NASDAQ: HQCL), has this week observed grid connection of the first megawatt of the Company’s solar PV portfolio in Poland. The first 1 MW plant to be grid-connected is located in Smętowo Graniczne and was built to Hanwha Q CELLS’ superior standards of quality, design, engineering and construction. This development comes after Hanwha Q CELLS’ recent finalization of the acquisition of an additional 30 MW of shovel-ready PV projects, thus increasing its portfolio to 45 MWp of solar plants up to 1 MW each. This represents 15% of all solar projects secured under Poland’s new RES auction system. Each of the 50 solar parks has been awarded with

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Following deliveries of crew transfer boats and other ProZero workboats to Norway, Tuco Marine has now concluded another delivery of a 15m high-pressure cleaning boat to Norwegian AKVA Marine Services. The 15-meter workboat is the second 15m High Pressure cleaning boat, AKVA Marine takes over from Tuco. And the delivery sea trails where handled by AKVA Marine Services, Managing Director, Karl Johan Ferkingstad and Fleet Manager Jarle Birkeland. The 15m ProZero HPC boat is built from composite materials. This reduces the structural weight of the vessel and ensures low maintenance and superior durability. Thanks to the low weight and the twin inboard diesel engines connected to the distinctive Volvo Penta IPS propulsion system with forward-facing, counter-rotating propellers, the vessel is capable of operating at more than 33 knots. The union of low weight and efficient propulsion results in impeccable control and handling, world-class fuel efficiency and minimal environmental impact. “We are extremely happy to deliver this fantastic vessel and once again prove that our ProZero workboat concept is a great tool for owners seeking top performance and reliability while also taking great care of the crews on board. And doing a second successful delivery to the same customer is always a pleasure” says

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SOx compliance and the approaching global sulphur cap are among the marine industry’s most pressing concerns. Alfa Laval is not only working to meet today’s scrubber demand, but also securing long-term peace of mind for those who invest in Alfa Laval PureSOx systems. “Alfa Laval’s focus is securing the compliance of our customers, both today and for the future,” says Erik Haveman, Sales Director, Exhaust Gas Cleaning. “Naturally we want to meet the demand that currently exists. But we also want to ensure that our customers are a step ahead, so that they can be confident in meeting tomorrow’s challenges.” Preparing open-loop systems for hybrid upgrades Over the past decade, many changes in environmental legislation have come into effect, requiring shipowners to invest in equipment on board their vessels. Alfa Laval is securing flexibility for PureSOx customers by delivering their open-loop PureSOx systems in a hybrid-ready configuration. “Many customers today are purchasing open-loop PureSOx systems,” says Haveman. “But there is the possibility of stricter water discharge regulations in the future. By preparing all open-loop deliveries for easy upgrading to a hybrid system, we give PureSOx customers room to adapt if tougher laws appear.” The possibility of using fuels with higher sulphur content Going forward, PureSOx can

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The European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre in Aberdeen Bay opens today. The project, developed by Scottish Renewables member Vattenfall, boasts the world's most powerful turbines - one rotation of which will generate enough energy to power a home for 24 hours. Attending the inauguration event in Aberdeen, Claire Mack, Chief Executive of Scottish Renewables, said:"This project is significant on a global stage. The developments and research which are taking place in Aberdeen place Scotland at the very forefront of offshore wind innovation and cement the city’s reputation as an energy powerhouse. "The supply chains which have comes together on projects like the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre, and others including Beatrice and Moray East, further north, are already revitalising coastal communities. "With 25% of Europe’s offshore wind resource, the deployment of technology like these turbines – the most powerful in the world – presents an enormous opportunity for Scotland. "Industry and government, both in Edinburgh and London, must continue to work together to deliver offshore wind, reducing the carbon emissions which cause climate change and at the same time delivering economic benefits for the whole country."

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The strategic collaboration provides highly efficient energy storage solutions for residential and commercial applications – simply smart connected September 6th, 2018, Germany – BYD Co. Ltd., the world’s largest manufacturer of rechargeable batteries, announces the extension of the collaboration with German inverter specialist KOSTAL as the companies form a strategic partnership. Both companies share the goal of providing high quality and highly effective storage solutions to the European and global market to support the adoption of renewable energy utilization for residential and commercial applications. The new strategic partnership was sealed today at BYD’s company headquarters in Pingshan, Shenzhen,China on September 6th. Since the start of the partnership in 2017, KOSTAL has lined-up BYD’s Battery-Box lithium storage solution, for the use with the PIKO inverter line and have later expanded the offering with their latest product lines such as the PLENTICORE plus. The combined system of the highly flexible modular battery solutions and battery inverters can be used for both commercial and residential applications. Both companies have worked closely together in assuring the compatibility of their solutions as well as on joint channel and marketing initiatives. With the new strategic partnership the companies are now planning to expand their successful cooperation to partner in

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London, UK, 06/09/2018 Nylacast, an award winning manufacturer of engineered products will be showcasing a range of efficiency boosting polymeric technologies at Wind Energy Hamburg this September. Recent years have seen rapid evolution in the renewable energy sector, including wind, wave and tidal.  Applying over five decades of engineering know-how, industry knowledge and the custom formulation of engineering polymers, Nylacast are able to deliver increased product efficiency to client projects with zero compromise on performance. Having serviced the energy industries for five decades, the engineering company understands the many challenges presented by the arduous offshore and subsea environment conditions, with materials and solutions custom developed to combat them. Working closely with customers to deliver the highest advantages through materials technology, Nylacast offer a full engineering service from initial concept, design and chemistry through to end products.  This includes solutions which are low weight, low friction, corrosion resistant, dimensionally stable and with a high resistance to wear and abrasion.  The use of Nylacast polymers presents benefits unachievable by traditional materials such as steel, iron or bronze. The efficiency of renewable energy technology can be easily boosted through Nylacast polymers offering cost savings.  Lower whole life costs are achieved in addition to increased efficiency through reduced frictional

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