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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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The price per megawatt used to be the sole decision-making criteria in sustainable energy sources. Now the tide is beginning to turn – the whole energy value chain needs to be taken into account when assessing feasibility. Power purchase agreements are on the rise. Most active are those energy intensive players who see sustainability and a low carbon footprint essential for their future business success. Many of them have an ambitious goal to use renewable energy sources only. You might argue that this is something that is reserved only to the big boys such as Google, Facebook and likes. But be assured, the rest of the business will follow these trailblazers. Call it good corporate citizenship, call it sound business sense. The fact remains the same; there is a growing demand for low carbon footprint energy solutions. For example, Facebook has signed a 294 MW wind power purchasing agreement with Vattenfall. The power for their data centres in the Nordics will come from the Norwegian Bjerkreim wind farm. ‘Bjerkreim wind farm is built on our rock foundations, which will help Facebook to reach their renewable energy goals,’ says Kari Tuominen, the business director for Peikko wind turbine foundations. Google is also a prime example. ‘The 148

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Hans-Peter Zimmer, CEO, blade care GmbH and trainer at the blade care Academy, had so much to share last issue that PES felt a follow up interview was necessary. We wanted to find out in more detail about clients’ motivation and some of the specific know-how the Academy offers. Research is also an integral part of improving the services and training offered. PES: Thanks for coming to talk with us again. In our last interview we learned a lot about blade care’s service on rotor blades and the Academy training programmes. We thought it would be interesting to have more details about what types of training the Academy offers and to have more information on your new reporting and management software. To begin with would you like to tell us which the most popular topics in the seminars for administrators? Hans-Peter Zimmer: Clients feel much more confident once they know about the blade structure. The administrators and decision makers need to know the importance of visible and invisible damage. An example is the need to understand the effect of lightning strikes. Some clients are not aware of the fact that plasma arcs can be generated inside the blades. Internal plasma arcs can cause

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Part of A. Silva Matos Group, founded in 1980, a family owned Portuguese Industrial Group operating in the steel industry worldwide, ASM Industries (ASMI) is a holding company that operates in the manufacturing of steel equipment for the renewable and marine industries. The company is nowadays a reference in the supply chain among the wind power industry. Since 2006, the company has already supplied more than 4000 steel wind tower sections worldwide, becoming a trustworthy, reliable and recognized partner. Over the years, the company has strategically invested in additional fabrication capacity as well as in innovation and technology, in order to be always able to fulfil the expectations of its clients and partners. It’s clear that the success is based on a solid and dedicated team, mixing the experience, know-how and the strong values of the A.Silva Matos Group, with the young, creative and ambitious team spirit. ASM Industries Being a manufacturer of heavy steel products, ASMI has its focus on three business lines: wind towers, offshore foundations and marine structures. To fulfil its business strategy, it has created industrial capacity in three operating units located in Portugal, a country with long tradition and experience in the steel works, served by a long Atlantic

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The combined expertise of DNV GL and WeatherTech will enable the development of an innovative new icing model, which can be applied globally to better predict the performance of wind turbines in cold climates Stockholm, Sweden - 13th September 2018 – DNV GL, the world’s largest resource of independent energy experts and certification body, today announced that it has joined forces with Swedish atmospheric science experts, WeatherTech. The combined expertise of both companies will enable the development of the most advanced icing model for wind turbines available on the market, allowing customers to better predict the performance of turbines in cold climates. In cold climates, the performance of wind turbines is significantly reduced by ice accretion, the gradual build-up of ice on the turbine blades. The impact of ice on turbine performance is a major challenge for developing and operating wind farms in cold climates, where production loss can exceed 50% during winter months, and surpass 10% over the course of a year. WeatherTech enjoys a renowned reputation in the Nordic wind resource market and is one of the specialist companies at the forefront of cold climate issues. The partnership between DNV GL and WeatherTech will enable innovation in the renewable energy

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