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Ørsted, the global leader in offshore wind, is joining Renewable UK this week in celebrating the UK’s success in offshore wind. Matthew Wright, Ørsted UK’s Managing Director, said: “The UK has much to celebrate when it comes to the success of the offshore wind industry. Through innovation and collaborative partnerships we have grown this fantastic technology from its infancy to now having the largest capacity by far, of any country in the world.. Not only that, Government policy has enabled UK projects to dramatically reduce in cost, such that generating electricity from this natural resource now costs no more than using fossil fuels. “I am proud to be part of this industry, and to work for a company that is truly pioneering; breaking records for both cost and clean electricity generation. But whilst we reflect and take a moment to celebrate our successes, we must also recognise there is still more to do. “The global market is set to reach £30 billion annually by 2030, and with an offshore wind sector deal, UK export value could grow five-fold. We need to be ready to ensure the UK supply chain benefits not just from UK projects, but seizes opportunities from this global growth. This

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− The 107 kW solar PV array at the Clarion Hotel Sign in Stockholm, Sweden was completed using 334 Hanwha Q CELLS’ Q.PEAK DUO 320 W half-cell modules − Power Purchase Agreement signed with Eneo Solutions and module installation carried out by Swedish developer Nordic Solar − The hotel will self-consume all the solar electricity generated by the array − Clarion Hotel Sign CEO Henrik Berghult said: “Throughout the life of this PV system, the hotel will save more than 130 tonnes of carbon dioxide, which is awesome.” [Berlin, Germany, November 19, 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 supplied its award-winning Q.PEAK DUO half-cell modules to the largest hotel rooftop solar installation in Stockholm, Sweden. The Clarion Hotel Sign, located in the center of the Swedish capital, has this week connected its new 107 kW solar PV array to the grid. The system was installed by Swedish developer Nordic Solar and has been delivered to the Clarion Hotel by renewable energy firm Eneo Solutions under a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA). Installed on the rooftop

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NKT is selected exclusive supplier of export cable system for Inch Cape offshore wind farm project NKT has signed an export cable Pre-Construction Agreement (PCA) for delivery and installation of export cable system to the prospective UK offshore wind farm project Inch Cape. The project is being developed by Inch Cape Offshore Wind Farm Ltd, a subsidiary of Red Rock Power Ltd. The PCA is signed in a consortium with Boskalis Subsea Cables & Flexibles. The PCA nominates the consortium as the exclusive supplier and installer for the export cable system. Furthermore, the PCA is a key step towards a final order which is conditional upon final contract negotiations and the project owners providing NKT a notice to proceed. These milestones are expected during second half 2020 if the project is successful in the next UK Contracts for Difference (CfD) auction, which is likely to take place in Q2 2019. The Inch Cape project will comprise the manufacture of approx. 170 km of 220 kV AC offshore export cables at one of NKT’s two high-voltage power cable plants, as well as installation by Boskalis. Such type of project typically has a NKT contract value in the range of EUR 80-120m (DKK 600-900m) in

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Recently, the leading global developer, service supplier, wholesaler and energy solutions provider BayWa r.e. and Huawei renewed a comprehensive cooperation agreement in Shenzhen. The two parties jointly announced a deep cooperation on the global PV power plant project business and promote the intelligent upgrade of the global renewable energy industry. Mr. Benedikt Ortmann, Managing Director and Mr. Tino Weiss, Director of Global Purchasing of BayWa r.e. Solar Projects GmbH, Mr. Chen Guoguang, President of Huawei Smart PV Global Sales and Service, as well as many other senior leaders attended the annual cooperation meeting to expand the framework agreement. In 2016, BayWa r.e. chose to cooperate with Huawei. Within two years, Huawei provided BayWa r.e. with around 600MW inverters and Smart PV solutions, which was highly recognized by BayWa r.e. The Company’s solar project pipeline consists of more than 5 GW. As a core supplier, Huawei will apply the most advanced technologies to BayWa's PV power plants. BayWa r.e.’s Don Rodrigo 175MW Smart PV Plant, Spain The age of intelligence is coming to us. Huawei brings digital to every PV plant and renewable energy enterprises, enabling our customers and partners to lead in the intelligent world. Huawei is willing to continue the deep cooperation

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The investment will amount to 500 million Euros ·         This multinational corporation will build seven photovoltaic plants in Spain located in Extremadura, Andalucia and Aragon which will reach a power capacity of 300MW. ·         It will also build two wind farms in Mexico (144 MW) and carry out projects in Chile that will add up to 50 MW of power. 16th November 2018. - The multinational corporation OPDEnergy - specializing in the production of energy assets and in the management of all related phases (development, financing, construction, operation and maintenance) - will build 500 MW distributed in various photovoltaic solar projects located in Spain, Chile and Mexico next year. The investment for the aforementioned projects will be of approximately 500 million Euros, financed through the Project Finance Scheme with various financial institutions. With regards to the projects that OPDEnergy will build in Spain, there are seven photovoltaic solar plants totalling 300 MW of power and they are scheduled to start operating by the end of 2019. These projects are located in: Extremadura, with 50 MW in the La Fernandina solar plant; Andalucia, with 100 MW distributed in two 50 MW plants located in Puerto Real (Cadiz) and Alcala de Guadaira (Seville); and Aragon,

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This deal represents another important cooperation between Hanwha Q CELLS and CGN New Energy,following a 66 MW module supply deal for a Top Runner Project in July − Total module volume supplied by Hanwha Q CELLS to CGN Power Group has now reached nearly 400 MW − General Manager of China Business Division, Hanwha Q CELLS, said: “This deal represents the customer's high recognition of our Q.ANTUM mono solar module Q.PEAK-G5 series. It will inspire the Company to continuously improve the quality of our product and service.” [Shanghai, China, Nov.16, 2018] Hanwha Q CELLS (Qidong) Co., Ltd. ("Hanwha Q CELLS" or the “Company”), the subsidiary of Hanwha Q CELLS Co., Ltd. (NASDAQ: HQCL), one of the largest solar cell and module manufacturers in the world, has recently signed a 100 MW module supply agreement with an EPC contractor, Central Southern China Electric Power Design Institute Co., Ltd. of China Power Engineering Consulting Group Corporation, with respect to a solar plant to be constructed for CGN New Energy Holdings Co., Ltd. (“CGN New Energy“) in Hubei Province, China. This deal marks another important cooperation between the two enterprises following Hanwha Q CELLS securing a 66 MW module supply tender for CGN New Energy’s

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HERZLIYA, ISRAEL (November 15, 2018) – SolarEdge Technologies, Inc. (“SolarEdge”) (NASDAQ: SEDG), a global leader in smart energy, is a winner of the 2018 BIG Awards for Business. The Company received the "New Product of the Year Award" for its EV-charging inverter in the Energy Category. Founded with the mission of recognizing true talent and superior performance in the business world, the Business Intelligence Group awards companies whose achievements stand above those of their peers. SolarEdge developed the world’s first EV-charging solar inverter which offers the fastest AC EV charging rates by supplementing grid power with PV power. The Level 2 EV charger offers charging of up to six times faster than a standard Level 1 charger with its innovative solar boost mode. SolarEdge’s inverter with HD-Wave technology integrated with an EV charger enables PV production and EV charging from a single inverter and monitoring and management platform. The combined solution allows EV owners to charge their vehicles with renewable energy and offers considerable cost savings on both hardware and installation. “The BIG awards recognize truly innovative thinking that leads to both business excellence and industry breakthroughs,” said Maria Jimenez, Chief Nominations Officer of Business Intelligence Group. “By combining EV charging with

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Skilling up people in the eastern region to meet the growing demand from the offshore wind sector will be high on the agenda at Offshore Wind Week - East Anglia. Delegates will also hear about the Offshore Wind Sector Deal for the cluster across the region, which would help to improve the productivity of the UK supply chain, increasing UK competitiveness in an increasingly global sector. Offshore Wind Week - East Anglia runs from 22 to 23 November at OrbisEnergy, the east coast’s renewables hub, and is organised by the East of England Energy Group (EEEGR). It presents supply chain companies with an excellent opportunity to network with industry leaders and to receive the latest updates on all offshore wind projects in the region. The two-day event in Lowestoft will also feature presentations and case studies from apprentices, students and skills providers. Wind farms could deliver 6,150 new jobs on the east coast and the number of turbines could grow to 1,018 by 2032. But the industry needs to meet the challenge of a major skills shortage if it is to capitalise. The UK offshore wind industry could experience a shortage of skilled workers over the next 15 years as job demand in the sector jumps

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Fast-track project delivery allows customer to maximize revenues from feed-in-tariffs. ABB has delivered an integrated automation solution that controls production at China’s first commercially operated concentrated solar power (CSP) plant. Fast completion of the project enabled the plant to become the first to produce power in the Government’s CSP initiative while also beating the deadline to qualify for the maximum feed-in tariff. Located at Delingha in central China and operated by China General Nuclear Power Group, the 50-megawatt plant, which is equivalent to the power produced by 45,000 tonnes of coal a year, started producing renewable power on 30 September this year. It is one of 20 demonstration plants in a government initiative to establish CSP commercially and boost the country’s growing capacity to produce emission-free renewable energy. China is already the world’s largest producer of solar photovoltaic (PV) power but generates little with CSP. Whereas PV converts light from the sun into electricity, CSP uses the sun’s heat to produce steam and generate power. Unlike PV plants which operate only during daylight, CSP plants can store the heat and use it at night. The brain of the CSP plant is the ABB Ability™ Symphony® Plus distributed control system (DCS), which unifies all the

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Leading ROV and hydrographic survey company, Rovco, has established a dedicated business development team to support its ambitious growth plans, as it looks to increase its presence in key international markets. Paolo Cattaneo, Brett Laurenson and Alex Pretty, collectively bring more than 40 years of business development experience to the company. Whilst capitalising on Rovco’s latest 3D reconstruction technology, they will be responsible for strengthening the company’s market presence, geographical reach and effectively executing the firm’s global growth strategy. Whilst working alongside the offshore and R&D teams, they will help to develop future technology and services required to support clients in the oil, gas and renewable energy sectors. This will ensure the company continues to broaden its range of services in line with customer and industry demand. Mr Pretty will focus on developing new opportunities in the offshore renewables market, Mr Laurenson will boost Rovco’s presence in the global oil and gas industry, and Mr Cattaneo will work across both divisions. Brian Allen, CEO of Rovco, said: “The expansion of our business development team is in direct response to increased activity across both the oil and gas and renewable energy sectors, and is a key step forward in our ambitious plans to increase our

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