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A newbuild order spree of LNG carriers affirms the market leading position of WinGD’s XDF engines.  WinGD is reporting a very solid order intake for the first quarter of 2020 for their low-pressure, dual-fuel two-stroke engines. The maritime industry’s response to the call for tighter environmental regulations combined with the 2020 sulphur cap is steadily driving the industry towards dual fuel solutions. A few recent high profile orders confirm that confidence in LNG as a marine fuel is growing to include a broader range of vessel types beyond LNGC to include Chemical & Crude Oil Tankers, Asphalt Carriers and Container Feeders. Now totalling over 200 X-DF engines on order and/or delivered, the low-pressure technology has proven to be the right choice for moving ahead with a more sustainable propulsion solution. “This doesn’t mean that there isn’t still a considerable amount of debate about what the future fuels will be, but it does give owners peace of mind that their vessels will be complaint, safe and reliable for many years to come. LNG is the bridge which will get us closer to a carbon neutral future. Every day that passes more and more of the engines ordered for propelling deep sea vessels are choosing

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At the building level, direct current power offers better energy savings and improved reliability when integrating direct current-native resources and loads April 18, 2019 – Boulder, CO – A new report from Navigant Research considers the likely trajectory of markets for direct current (DC) power technologies in commercial buildings, providing global market forecasts for revenue, segmented by technology type and region, through 2028. While alternating current (AC) power is nearly ubiquitous in commercial buildings, certain categories of devices require DC power. To provide DC power from an AC grid, these devices rely on internal or plug-in power supplies that convert power from AC to DC and step down voltage to the appropriate level. Deployed at the building level, DC power distribution can reduce the number of required conversions, thereby increasing overall building energy efficiency. Click to tweet: According to a new report from @NavigantRSRCH, the market for DC power in energy efficient buildings is expected to reach $611 million in 2028. “The AC to DC conversion process results in an incremental loss of power due to inherent inefficiencies, and when added together across numerous devices, the total power loss becomes more substantial,” says Christina Jung, research analyst with Navigant Research. “DC offers better

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- Q CELLS’ new multicrystalline half-cell module, the Q.PLUS DUO-G5, will be showcased at Ukraine’s largest solar trade fair, CISOLAR - The Q.PLUS DUO-G5 is an ideal solution for Ukraine’s dynamic utility-scale solar segment and growing C&I sector - Q CELLS’ Head of Sales Eastern Europe, Adrian Kocan, said: “After an extremely encouraging 2018, we believe Ukraine is set to enjoy another strong year of solar installations in 2019. The generous feed-in tariff for utility-scale solar plants makes Ukraine an attractive market for Q CELLS, and our half-cell multicrystalline module, the Q.PLUS DUO, is a perfect fit.” [Berlin, Germany, April 17, 2019] Hanwha Q CELLS GmbH ("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, is to launch its new Q.PLUS DUO-G5 solar module in the Ukrainian solar market by showcasing it at the forthcoming solar trade fair in Kiev, CISOLAR. The Q.PLUS DUO-G5 is the first multicrystalline solar module from Q CELLS to use half-cells, following in the footsteps of the successful Q.PEAK DUO module series, a half-cell monocrystalline solar module series which has won several awards including the renowned Intersolar Award 2018. Developed as an ideal

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The Global Wind Energy Council has published the first edition of its annual Global Wind Market Development – Supply Side Data 2018. This report is part of GWEC Market Intelligence service that provides a series of insights and data-based analysis on the development of the wind industry. The services include a market outlook, country profiles and policy updates, deep-dives on the offshore market among other insights. The Global Wind Market Development - Supply Side Data 2018 represents a detailed account of wind turbines installed across the global from all active suppliers over the past year authored by GWEC’s own team of wind energy experts and collaboration with regional and national associations as well as corporate members. The final report includes more than 30 tables and figures charting the evolution of global wind power markets on the supply side and is the sister report of GWEC’s Global Wind Report 2018, that covers the global wind market status and outlook from the demand side. The two reports combined could provide a powerful tool for our members to understand the global wind market development from both demand and supply sides. This report is available for GWEC Members only on the GWEC Market Intelligence Members Area.

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DNV GL and E.ON/Equinor worked in close partnership to meet ambitious project time line Stralsund, Germany 17th April 2019 – DNV GL today announced that it awarded the Arkona Offshore Wind Farm with the project certificate. The certification was carried out according to the German Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH – Bundesamt für Seeschifffahrt und Hydrographie) standard BSH7005 and covers all stages of the project development from design planning over construction to commissioning. The project certificate confirms all relevant safety features of the wind farm and validates the technical and quality compliance with the BSH standard requirements, to ensure a safe and reliable power supply. Located in the Baltic sea, the Arkona project is 35 kilometres northeast of the German island of Rügen. The wind farm has capacity of 385 megawatts, enough to supply around 400,000 households with renewable energy, with 60 installed Siemens Gamesa turbines of the six- megawatt class. As Germany is phasing out the fixed Feed-In-Tarif for renewable energy projects by 2020, the pressure to reduce the Levelized Cost of renewable energy remains high. Delivering the project within the set time frame was therefore pivotal for the timely opening of the Arkona wind farm. This was realised by meeting

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Hamburg, 17 April 2019. The Nordex Group today announced that it recorded continued strong demand for its wind turbine systems in the first three months of 2019, with customers ordering turbines generating a total output of 1,035 megawatts (MW) for wind farms in 13 countries. The latest Delta4000 series accounts for more than 35 percent of the turbines ordered. In addition to the major projects previously announced and other smaller and medium-sized projects, particularly in Germany and France, the Nordex Group received an order from a regular customer at the end of March for the supply of a 198 MW wind farm in Latin America. Europe accounts for 41 percent of the total order volume in the first quarter, Latin America for 44 percent and Australia (Rest of World region) for 15 percent. José Luis Blanco, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Nordex Group, explained: "We continue to see strong demand for our wind turbines. Particular interest is being triggered by the Delta4000 series, which we managed to sell for the first time outside Europe, specifically in Australia and Argentina, in the first quarter."

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• Construction works and installation of 60 SWT-6.0-154 offshore wind turbines with a total capacity of 385 MW sets new standards in German Baltic Sea • Construction works completed in record time of only five months; installation of turbines completed in around three months On April 16, 2019, the Arkona offshore wind power plant was officially opened by owners E.ON and Equinor in the German Baltic Sea. Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) carried out construction works including the installation and commissioning of 60 SWT-6.0-154 direct drive offshore wind turbines in a record time of only five months between Juni and October 2018 and ahead of schedule. The Arkona power plant has a total capacity of 385 MW and will supply around 400,000 average German households with electricity annually. Siemens Gamesa installed and commissioned the turbines in the wind park area covering 39 square kilometers on monopile foundations at water depths between 23 and 37 meters. The wind power plant is located in the German Exclusive Economic Zone in the Baltic Sea, 35 kilometers northeast of the island of Rügen. All the work at sea were carried out smoothly together with the developer from the port of Sassnitz-Mukran in less than five months. Siemens

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Electric long-haul solutions must net a convenience advantage over diesel and other alternative fuels to achieve market penetration April 16, 2019 – Boulder, CO – A new report from Navigant Research analyzes the current state of the electric heavy duty (eHD) long-haul truck market. Electrification has been moving swiftly through the commercial vehicle market. Established suppliers and manufacturers, in addition to startups, are already commercializing medium and heavy duty electric trucks and are working toward solutions for long-haul freight applications. Click to tweet: According to a new report from @NavigantRSRCH, while the development of eHD trucks for long-haul freight applications is still relatively nascent, several companies are looking to be the first to break through. “Many factors are driving the electrification of long-haul HD trucks, including efforts around the globe to reduce carbon emissions as well as the opportunity for fleet owners to expand their margin with lower operating costs,” says William Drier, research analyst with Navigant Research. “While market players are working to design e-trucks and the charging infrastructure systems needed to support long-haul vehicles, long-haul is a very demanding application and poses many significant challenges to electrification, primarily a comprehensive recharging network.” According to the report, electric long-haul solutions must net a

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Global wind turbine rotor blade repair and maintenance specialist, Altitec, opens its latest technician training academy at new facilities in Victoria, Australia Victoria, Tuesday 16th April 2019 – Altitec, the leading provider of wind turbine rotor blade repair and maintenance services and technician training, today announces the opening of a Altitec Academy in Australia. The first training course will take place on 6th -17th May 2019, offering people securing places on it the essential skills to develop a career in the wind energy sector. Investment in the Australian renewable energy market doubled from $10bn AUD in 2017 to $20bn AUD in 2018 and wind energy is the second largest sources of renewable power in the region, closely following hydropower. This means that in 2018, wind provided enough energy to power 3,518,452 homes in Australia.[1] While renewable energy capacity in Australia continues to grow, further investment is needed to support the development of skills appropriate to the market, as more and more local workers seek sustainable careers in a thriving and future focused industry. As the wind energy sector in Australia continues to develop, skilled blade repair and maintenance technicians will play an important role in ensuring turbines remain online and producing power. As in

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Wi-SUN Alliance, a global ecosystem of member companies seeking to accelerate the implementation of open standards-based Field Area Networks (FAN) and the Internet of Things (IoT), has marked a year of strong growth in its membership and a number of major milestones, including the launch of its FAN certification program and the first FAN certified products. Global membership, which includes service providers, product vendors, utilities, municipalities, local government, academia and other enterprises, has grown with 50 new members joining in the past 12 months, taking total membership to 227. Rethink Technology Research estimates that companies in the Wi-SUN ecosystem will see compound annual growth of 20 per cent, as mesh network technology reaches into new verticals, including telecoms, and different business models emerge. Wi-SUN Alliance also welcomed Trilliant,a global provider of secure, enterprise-wide smart energy communications solutions, as a new Promoter member and to the Wi-SUN Alliance Board. Wi-SUN Alliance has also seen its influence grow, with more than 91 million Wi-SUN capable devices (Navigant Research) awarded globally as service providers and city developers deploy new IoT applications and services for smart cities and utilities. Cities including the City of London, Copenhagen, Glasgow, Paris and Miami use a Wi-SUN compatible network, with Wi-SUN regarded as the

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