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Based in Bengaluru, India, the Global Operations & Analytics Centre will implement data analytics, machine learning and artificial intelligence to offer advanced performance and diagnostic features for the wind and solar industry. The service offering allows DNV GL’s global experts to manage monitoring risks for owners and investors and effectively raise the value of their solar, wind & storage assets  Bengaluru, India – 19th September 2018: DNV GL, the world’s largest independent energy advisory and certification body, has launched a new Global Operations & Analytics Centre for renewable assets located in Bengaluru, India. The new centre will work in tandem with DNV GL’s existing UK Operations Control Centre in Glasgow, to offer seamless 24/7 monitoring services that aim to strengthen performance and operational efficiencies of renewable assets alongside detecting, analysing and predicting failures. DNV GL’s recently published Energy Transition Outlook report forecasts that by 2050, 80% of global electricity production will come from renewables. The transition to clean and renewable sources of energy has seen unprecedented growth in recent years, rendering the efficient monitoring and optimization of renewable energy assets critical for owners and investors alike. India, in particular, is running one of the largest and most ambitious renewable capacity expansion programs in

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Two trade shows in the world's third largest photovoltaics market Local presence strengthened by sales partner IMC Wiesbaden, Germany, September 19, 2018 – VITRONIC, a global leader in industrial machine vision, is driving the photovoltaics market in India forward. As recently as the beginning of this year, VITRONIC entered into a partnership with the Indian photovoltaics company, IMC. Between now and the end of the year, the Wiesbaden-based company will exhibit at two leading photovoltaics trade shows in India: Renewable Energy India Expo (REI) in Pradesh in September and Intersolar in Bangalore/Karnataka in December. India is the third-largest photovoltaics market in the world. With big projects and state subsidy programs in the pipeline, all signs are pointing towards growth in the coming years also. Quality and efficiency in the production of photovoltaics solutions are important factors for the sustainable development of the PV industry. This is where automatic optical inspection systems play a key role. With more than 2,000 installed systems, VITRONIC has built a strong partnership with the PV industry. The VINSPEC SOLAR portfolio offers tried and tested automatic optical inspection (AOI) systems for PV production, from start to finish. Furthermore, PV manufacturer can use the data acquired during the

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With its Hybrid Tower 2.0, Max Bögl Wind AG is introducing a new generation of high-performance turbines at heights never seen before. The optimized tower concept enables hub heights of up to 190 meters and makes hybrid tower construction even more cost-effective. Visitors at WindEnergy Hamburg can experience the new tower concept at Stand 211 in Hall A4 from September 25-28, 2018. WindEnergy Hamburg, the world’s largest industry event for wind power, is being held at the end of September. Max Bögl Wind AG will be there exhibiting new advances to their hybrid towers which combine concrete and steel. The result is a tower concept that requires less material while ensuring the highest level of stability. Hybrid Tower 2.0 makes it possible to achieve hub heights of up to 190 meters in an efficient and cost-effective way. New turbine generations require new tower systems Broadly speaking, turbine capacity will continue to increase in the coming years. Political and economic demands make it a necessity to increase the general profitability of wind turbines. Turbines with capacities above 4 megawatts will become the norm and not the exception, even for onshore ones. “Turbines are getting more powerful while political and economic requirements are increasing,”

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Panel soiling has been a running concern for solar park owners since the birth of the solar/PV industry. With many parks located in dry soiling environments, dirt accumulating on solar panels can be a major drain on efficiency, limiting power output and driving up cleaning and maintenance costs. DSM’s new Anti-Soiling coating offers a compelling answer to this widespread industry problem. Powering up output, panel by panel A multidisciplinary team of scientists and application technologists from DSM spent three years developing the Anti-Soiling coating solution before it was ready to be brought to market. The coating is an offspring of the company’s patented Anti-Reflective (AR) coating, which has been available on the market for seven years and is now in use at more than 50GW of installations globally. A series of indoor and outdoor validation tests were carried out as part of the R&D process. These included a controlled, climate-representative test, which was undertaken at a TÜV SÜD solar park in the Gobi Desert, in Dunhuang, China. During the assessment, modules coated with DSM’s Anti-Soiling coating were benchmarked against panels coated with DSM’s Anti-Reflective (AR) coating, as well as non-coated modules, over an 18-month period. During this time, the DSM team spent 12 months

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Hamburg, 18 September 2018 – Making the global energy transition a success will take nothing less than a total transformation of the existing energy supply infrastructure. Greater flexibility, system-independent solutions and more investments in land and sea-based wind energy are prerequisites. A gigantic task that will require plenty of human brainpower and fresh ideas. With its newly created ‘Startup Area’, WindEnergy Hamburg, the world’s leading wind industry expo, will for the first time provide a separate area for young, innovative enterprises to present disruptive ideas for a sustainable energy world as a springboard for successful entry into the world market. Apart from a joint exhibition stand for German newcomers, there will be 'speed-dating’ event for numerous young companies from many countries on two days of the fair. All in all there will be more than 1,400 companies from 40 different nations exhibiting at WindEnergy Hamburg from 25 to 28 September. The world’s leading wind industry expo has joined hands with the WindEurope conference to form the Global Wind Summit 2018 in Hamburg. Game-changing innovations from the technology-leading nation For the first time, the fair organiser Hamburg Messe is presenting a joint stand for young, innovative companies on behalf of the German Federal

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Training courses, webinars, and workshops play a major role in the success of Solare Datensysteme GmbH (SDS). In addition to innovative products and solutions, the company offers training services in a wide variety of formats. The goal is to make working with Solar-Log™ as easy as possible for customers. Geislingen-Binsdorf, September 18, 2018 – To be a successful company in the market, you need innovative products and solutions. But, regardless of how intelligent the solutions may be, if the customer feels like they are working in a labyrinth and are receiving too little support, then their initial euphoria quickly fades away. At Solare Datensysteme GmbH, we make service and user-friendliness a top priority. This makes working with the Solar-Log™ energy management system much easier for the installer and portal operator. The ingenious service concept deals in detail with the individual product and service areas of SDS. Particularly noteworthy are training courses, webinars, and support for portal operators in PV Monitoring. These services simplify working with the Solar-Log WEB Enerest™ online portal or Solar-Log™ hardware and save a lot of time for users by creating a more efficient way of working.

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• Proven technology tailored to fit local conditions in Taiwan and other Asia-Pacific markets • Accommodates local codes and standards regarding typhoons (T-Class certification), seismic activity, 60 Hertz operation, and is adapted to operate in both high and low ambient temperatures • For Taiwan: Design ready in 2019, installation ready in 2020 • Established turbine and regional expertise The new SG 8.0-167 DD offshore wind turbine variant for Asia-Pacific markets addresses local conditions across the region. Based on the proven Siemens Gamesa Offshore Direct Drive wind turbine platform, the variant is strongly suited for the growing Taiwanese offshore wind market. It ensures that the SG 8.0-167 DD is tailored to meet local codes and standards regarding typhoons, seismic activities, 60 Hertz operation, as well as operation in high and low ambient temperatures. The design will be ready in 2019, with installation possible by 2020 for Taiwan. The flexible solution can be also be adapted to individual market needs. “Serving the growing Taiwanese offshore wind power market with our new product allows us to provide our customers with a cost-efficient, reliable, and powerful wind turbine which can withstand the challenging local conditions. The market-specific variant of the SG 8.0-167 DD demonstrates our commitment to moving the

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LM Wind Power's first two sets of LM 66.6 blades have been successfully installed on Shanghai Electric Wind Power's 4.0MW-136 wind turbine in China. Shanghai Electric Wind Power's 4MW platform is designated for Windclass II areas in Shanghai and beyond. LM Wind Power provided onsite support and service to carry out the installation of the LM 66.6 blades at the Shanghai Lingang Phase I site. The installation of the 66.6-meter offshore blades on September 6, 2018 follows the signing of LM Wind Power's first deal with the leading offshore wind turbine manufacturer, Shanghai Electric Wind Power. In the two-year agreement, LM Wind Power's blade plant in Qinhuangdao will deliver the LM 66.6 blade sets during 2018 and 2019. Shanghai Electric Wind Power Sourcing Director, David Chen, said: "LM Wind Power's proven offshore track record of quality and reliability was decisive in the selection of these long, advanced blades for our 4MW turbine. This will strengthen our offer to our customers in Windclass II projects." LM Wind Power's Vice President, Offshore, Alexis Crama, added: "This deal is a significant milestone for LM Wind Power to expand in China's growing offshore market. We are proud to have earned the trust of Shanghai Electric Wind Power,

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OPTIMAX® helps smooth the transition to new energy business models by providing clear insight into energy consumption while reducing environmental impact and lowering costs up to 5 percent. ABB has launched OPTIMAX® for Industrials and Commercials and for Virtual Power Plants, part of the ABB Ability™ Energy Management for sites suite, enabling industrial, commercial and power generation companies to reduce energy costs and site emissions by optimizing the aggregation and dispatch of energy sources. These offerings especially help large, energy intensive companies, that are increasingly looking for new ways to reduce energy costs and emissions. When they install distributed energy resources (DERs) such as wind and solar, for example, they often lack capabilities to reduce energy cost and site emissions because they cannot adequately measure, monitor or control their energy use. OPTIMAX® solves these problems by connecting to the distributed energy resources and optimizing their use to achieve reduced energy cost and emissions. “The energy and grid transformation is driving changes in how electricity is being generated, transported and consumed, with bi-directional energy and information flow having accelerated in the past couple of years,” said Kevin Kosisko, managing director, ABB Power Generation & Water. “OPTIMAX®, part of the ABB Ability™ Energy Management for sites

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Brett Jarman, VP Commercial Business Development at Sunflare spared time to share the company’s vison with PES. Their panels are unique and they are now spending equal time developing commercial and residential solutions. They are super light, can be customized, low on emissions and can be installed in places which were previously thought impossible. PES: Hi Brett, thanks for coming in to talk with us. Could you begin by explaining a little about the background of Sunflare and the importance of the solar/PV industry to you? Brett Jarman: My pleasure. Sunflare has been in development for almost a decade, perfecting the next generation of CIGS technology. Our mission is to reduce CO2 worldwide. For that, solar needs to be installed universally. This is why Sunflare modules are light, thin, flexible and rugged, so they can go everywhere traditional solar is already installed, and many places they can only dream of for the moment. Our SUN2 cells are made of Copper, Indium, Gallium and Selenide on a .127 mm stainless steel substrate. Unlike traditional solar panels, which are covered in glass, our modules are more durable because the SUN2 cells are encapsulated between strong polymer sheets. PES: We have been hearing about your CIGS panels

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