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GE Will Provide LV5 1,500-Volt Solar Inverters GE and EPC Construtora Quebec Will Also Collaborate on the Verde Vale III Project in Brazil for the Full Electrical Balance of Plant Solution In Total, GE Has Provided More than 1 Gigawatt of Solar Inverters to Brazil’s Solar Industry GUANAMBI, BAHIA STATE, BRAZIL – 03 Sept 2018 – GE Power (NYSE: GE) was chosen by EPC Construtora Quebec, a Brazilian engineering company, to provide its 4.4-megawatt (MW) and 2.2-MW LV5 1,500-volt inverters and skids for the 14-MW Verde Vale III project in Guanambi, Brazil. This project is owned by Vientos Solutions, an owner and operator of energy infrastructure assets in emerging markets. Compared to its 1,000-volt peers, the LV5 1,500-volt inverter technology from GE’s Power Conversion business has a higher voltage, enabling a simpler and more efficient farm infrastructure layout given the same target of energy output. This technology can also deliver reduced system cost as well as operating expenses. More importantly, it has obtained accreditation of the Brazil’s Bank of Economic and Social Development, meaning that it meets the local content requirement. GE will provide the full service to EPC Construtora Quebec, managing the assembling, the commissioning and the maintenance needed to

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New inverter provides modular, scalable solution for large-scale ground mount projects ROCKLIN, Calif., August 23, 2018—SMA America announced today that the new Sunny Highpower PEAK3 inverter is now available for ordering in North America. Fulfilling the increasing need for flexibility, simplicity and performance in large-scale solar projects, the product will begin shipping in the first quarter of 2019. Designed for larger distributed generation and utility-scale projects, the Sunny Highpower PEAK3 incorporates SMA’s latest inverter technology. Using the PEAK3 inverter as a modular building block, customers benefit from a scalable, cost-effective 1,500 VDC solution for large-scale ground mounted solar installations. “The utility-scale PV market is evolving and demanding more flexibility and scalability,” said Nick Morbach, executive vice president of SMA’s Residential and Commercial business unit. “At the same time, our customers are looking for more cost-effective solutions for behind-the-meter distributed generation projects. The Sunny Highpower PEAK3 delivers on both of these needs. SMA continues to develop industry-leading technology that will provide its customers with more options for their PV projects.” The Sunny Highpower PEAK3 is available in two models. The 125 kW / 480 VAC version can be used for interconnection to standard behind-the-meter commercial services, and the 150 kW / 600 VAC version offers

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As informed in Company Announcement no. 21 of 25 September 2017, NKT had signed a Preferred Supplier Agreement (PSA) for delivery and installation of export and array cable systems to the prospective offshore wind farm project Triton Knoll. The PSA was signed in a consortium with Boskalis Subsea Cables and Flexibles (previously VBMS). Innogy, the project owner, has now made the final investment decision for the Triton Knoll offshore wind farm, and the PSA is converted into a firm order for NKT. NKT President and CEO Michael Hedegaard Lyng says: - With this firm order, I look forward to further building our co-operation with the project owner of Triton Knoll, and also to being a substantial and reliable partner in the green transformation of the UK and European power supply. We firmly believe that offshore wind as well as the interconnectors markets will see further growth in the coming years to support the ambitious European renewable energy targets. NKT is well positioned to take part in it with our technological expertise and high-end solutions. As previously announced, the order represents a contract value for NKT of approx. EUR 115m (approx. DKK 857m) in market prices, equivalent to approx. EUR 96m (approx. DKK 715m) in standard

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Launching a report showing a record high deployment of onshore wind in the UK in 2017, industry body RenewableUK is today warning that the future growth of the industry and investment in new infrastructure is at risk without a change in Government policy. In 2017 a record 2,611 megawatts (MW) of onshore wind came online in the UK – over 20% of all onshore wind capacity in the UK. The new capacity was overwhelmingly installed outside of England, with 1,673MW in Scotland, 356MW in Wales and 247MW in Northern Ireland. New onshore wind capacity added in 2017 represents an investment value of £5.3bn retained in the UK. Of this, 87% (£4.7bn) of this was spent in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. However, the Government’s policy of blocking onshore wind from competing for new power contracts, known as Contracts for Difference, means that the industry faces a steep drop off in new investment and new capacity coming online. Onshore wind is the lowest cost option for new power in the UK, with a recent economic analysis from BVG Associates showing that contracts for new onshore wind would provide a payback to consumers of over £1.6bn. Commenting on the report, RenewableUK’s Executive Director Emma Pinchbeck said: “2017 was a record-breaking year for onshore wind in the UK, with more new capacity coming on line than ever before. This technology

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The main standards of the International Electrotechnical Commission for photovoltaic (PV) modules are IEC 61215:2016 and IEC 61730:2016. New-Tek in Kyrgyzstan has passed this demanding certification with the support of Schmid. TÜV Rheinland carried out the tests. "These certifications require a large number of intensive tests in our Cologne laboratory, such as mechanical, electrical, climatic and safety tests," explains Dr. Eckart Janknecht, Project Manager for photovoltaic module qualifications at TÜV Rheinland. For example, the hot summers and cold winters as well as the daily temperature fluctuations in Kyrgyzstan are reflected in the tests, in particular the new climate test sequences, according to IEC 61215:2016. In addition to laboratory tests, on-site inspection is also mandatory for certification. This audit checks whether the manufacturer actually produces what has been tested by TÜV Rheinland, whether basic quality monitoring of the photovoltaic modules takes place and whether general quality requirements (based on ISO 9001) are met. "It was a highlight to audit a module factory in the Central Asian landlocked state," said the expert, who travelled to this region for the first time, where so far not too much industry is located. Another special feature was that the Schmid Group, headquartered in Freudenstadt, Baden-Württemberg, took over the complete

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Alfa Laval has a unique depth of expertise in marine fuel treatment, encompassing not just fuel separators but the whole chain from bunker tank to engine. As onboard operations change in response to fuel sulphur regulations, the company is optimizing and updating the technologies in its portfolio to meet the new challenges. The result will be improved engine protection and increased energy efficiency, despite more varied and less predictable fuels. With the global sulphur cap taking in effect in 2020, onboard fuel handling will become more complicated than ever before. “There will be many options for compliance and every vessel will have to choose the route that makes most sense for their operation,” explains Serdar Sengun, Global Sales Manager Marine Separation, Alfa Laval. “No matter what customers choose, it will have dramatic implications for the fuel line. But Alfa Laval is taking a complete and forward-thinking approach to fuel line optimization.” More fuels mean more complexity A number of new fuels and fuel blends have already entered the market, and more are likely to appear once the global sulphur cap is in place. For many fleets, 2020 will also mean going from existing single-fuel systems to multi-fuel operations. If not managed properly,

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