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HUSUM | Hamburg, 17 December 2018: Following WindEnergy Hamburg, the industry is now looking expectantly towards Husum, where HUSUM Wind, the leading national wind trade fair will be held from 10 to 13 September 2019. 2019 represents a turning point in that the following year marks the end of the EEG subsidies for the first wind turbines, and also in that the industry is expecting an improved market situation once again that will start in 2020. When the who’s who of the industry come together in Germany’s model region for wind power, they will be comparing notes on current trends and solutions for the energy transition, while the agenda will also include discussion of the political environment.  HUSUM Wind, which celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2019, has always been closely oriented on developments in the industry and tackles topics that are of particular importance to the German market. These include future post-EEG solutions such as continued use, repowering or dismantling and recycling of wind turbines. Leading suppliers from these sectors will be presenting their innovative concepts and services for the phase after 2020. “We will however still be providing a platform for such subjects as Power-to-X, energy storage, digitalisation and big

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The Ramboll Group has entered into an agreement to acquire the US engineering and design consultancy OBG, adding 900 experts within water, energy, environment and advanced manufacturing with effect of 1 January 2019. With the acquisition Ramboll now has 2,000 experts in the US and 15,000 globally. Copenhagen, 17. December 2018 The acquisition of OBG is an exciting step forward in Ramboll’s strategic ambition to grow in the US and strengthen its portfolio within water, energy and environmental services, making Ramboll a multidisciplinary player in the US. “We are very excited to be welcoming OBG’s 900 experts to Ramboll,” says Group CEO Jens-Peter Saul. “Growing in North America has been a strategic priority for us since we established our US presence in 2014 with the successful acquisition of ENVIRON.” “Together with OBG we can build on the platform we have developed in the US. By combining our analytical and consulting-oriented business in the US with the strong project execution capabilities of OBG, we will be able to deliver full-scale, integrated solutions to our clients - from front-end consulting work to back-end execution,” Jens-Peter Saul says. OBG is also culturally a perfect match for Ramboll he adds. “Like Ramboll, OBG is a highly purpose-driven company with

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ALE has demonstrated its wind expertise and turnkey capabilities as they start the receiving operations of wind components in Oman for the Gulf Cooperation Council’s (GCC) first-ever wind farm. The global heavylifting contractor has been contracted for the full turnkey scope for the Dhofar Wind Project, involving receiving, transporting and installing 13 wind turbine generators which consist of almost 100 components. ALE started to receive the components, comprising blades, tower sections, nacelles and hubs at Port of Duqm in September. Upon completion of custom clearance, all components were taken to ALE’s laydown area, close to the port, which was beneficial for the client. The components will be transported 590km overland to the Dhofar Wind Project site, two components of the wind turbine generator with each convoy. Due to the sheer size and scale of the convoy, with components measuring up to 65m long and weighing up to 100t each, the items will be escorted by the Police. Utilising ALE’s specialist equipment fleet, the components will be transported using blade trailers for the blades and conventional trailers for the tower sections, nacelles and hubs.

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Quimper, France, 17 December 2018. Sabella, a pioneering tidal and ocean stream turbine developer, has partnered with QOS Energy to improve the performance monitoring of its ground-breaking Ushant tidal energy project. The first 1MW tidal turbine of the plant, immersed 55 metres under water off the west coast of France, is equipped with more than 100 sensors gathering data every 5 minutes. It now uses QOS Energy’s powerful data intelligence platform to identify, assess and anticipate potential failures. Sabella’s 1MW D10 turbine was initially commissioned in 2015 in the Fromveur Passage, a strait that lies between Ushant Island and the Molène archipelago, off the coast of the French region of Brittany.  After undergoing key technology upgrades, the tidal turbine was redeployed for the second time in October 2018. Once again, the 400-tonne machine lies on the French seabed and captures the tide to provide renewable power to the 800 inhabitants of Ushant island. To optimise the turbine’s operation, QOS Energy and Sabella closely collaborated to develop specific data acquisition techniques and innovative analytics tailored to the constraints of the demanding sub-marine environment. “Operating and maintaining a utility-scale tidal turbine at such depth is particularly challenging, and data collection and analysis plays a vital

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− Hanwha Q CELLS passed the 10 GW production mark for its proprietary Q.ANTUM solar cell technology − The Company will end 2018 having produced more than 2.5 billion individual Q.ANTUM cells since commencing commercialization in 2012 − Hanwha Q CELLS CTO Dr. Daniel Jeong remarked: “Hanwha Q CELLS’ Q.ANTUM technology has been a real game-changer – not just in underpinning the Company’s renowned Q.PEAK and Q.PLUS module series, but also in terms of raising standards in module performance and efficiency throughout the solar industry. We are proud to have surpassed 10 GW of production and enter 2019 looking to accelerate Q.ANTUM’s growth towards the 20 GW milestone.” [Berlin, Germany, December 17, 2018] Hanwha Q CELLS (collectively referring to Hanwha Q CELLS Co., Ltd. (NASDAQ:HQCL as well as Hanwha Q CELLS & Advanced Materials Corporation) (or the “Company”), one of the largest solar cell and module manufacturers in the world, today announced that it has surpassed the 10 GW threshold for production of the Company’s proprietary Q.ANTUM cell technology. This production landmark was achieved earlier this year, and Hanwha Q CELLS is on course to end 2018 having produced more than 2.5 billion Q.ANTUM solar cells since first mass-commercializing the technology in

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Beauty and brains combined in world premier of dutch design façade Today the innovative, energy-producing design façade of Dutch team Studio Solarix has been launched at the Kuijpers building in the Eindhoven region. The sustainable design demonstrates a seamless blend of solar energy, interactivity and design. This accomplishment is the result of an intense cooperation between Studio Solarix, Kuijpers, Kameleon Solar and Sorba. This project was made possible thanks to support from SPARK Campus and the city of Helmond. Helmond marks the first application of the start-up’s integrated concept on this scale. The next project, the façade of a new, healthy work environment Pharos in Hoofddorp, will follow next year. Studio Solarix is a collaboration of artist and designer Reinier Bosch and architect Marloes van Heteren, whose ambition is to upscale the principle of ‘solar design’ worldwide. Both founders received a Dutch Design Award for the Solarix design to make buildings more sustainable, connective and appealing. Aukje Kuijpers, CEO of Kuijpers and 2018 Dutch Businesswoman of the Year, immediately saw the potential of Solarix and adopted their concept as launching customer. Kuijpers is a national service partner, engineer and designer of technical solutions for buildings. Their portfolio consists of museums such as the

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Meyer Burger Technology Ltd (SIX Swiss Exchange: MBTN) signed a major strategic contract for its Heterojunction (HJT) and SmartWire Connection Technology (SWCT™). A leading non-Chinese solar company has ordered core equipment for a 600 MW Heterojunction and SWCT™ integrated production line. With this order, the customer has chosen today’s most advanced industrialized PV manufacturing platform in order to achieve solar modules with leading-edge Watt performance.Initial delivery will begin in the first quarter of 2019 with the start of cell and module production planned in the second half of 2019. The total manufacturing capacity is scheduled to be in full production by the first quarter of 2020. In total, the contract is worth around CHF 74 million. For Hans Brändle, CEO of Meyer Burger, this agreement is game-changing: “This strategically important order from a well-established and highly respected cell module manufacturer is a real breakthrough. It not only confirms our technology leadership but also substantially strengthens the market acceptance and credibility for our Heterojunction and SmartWire technologies.” Cutting edge technologies for solar cell production Heterojunction (HJT) cell technology combines the benefits of crystalline silicon solar cells with those of thin film technologies. It enables solar cells to achieve markedly higher efficiencies. Due to the

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“Godfather of Solar” won award for contributions to solar energy industry at NYC Black-Tie Event   New York City, NY (December 13 2018) – Ron Corio was named a Lifetime Achiever at the 2018 S&P Global Platts Global Energy Awards held in New York City last week. Hosted by S&P Global Platts, independent provider of information and benchmark prices for the commodities and energy markets, the annual awards program honors organizations and individuals in the energy industry who are dedicated to achieving excellence. “Receiving this award is one of the greatest professional honors that I have had the pleasure of experiencing,” said Ron Corio, Founder and chief innovation officer at Array Technologies, “To be recognized among such a group of distinguished individuals within the energy industry is humbling, and to have been awarded is absolutely remarkable. The renewable energy sector has been my life’s work and my passion.” Ron built his first solar tracker in 1989. Inspired by nature and informed from experience, Ron has continued to innovate through simple, durable system design. Ron’s career has included a series of groundbreaking inventions that pioneered the development of large-scale solar power plants. He transformed the economics of solar and helped it rise as a true competitor to fossil fuels. “We

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Joint testing by two leading U.S. PV power electronics manufacturers proves technology interoperability Hatboro, PA and Lawrence, MA – Yaskawa Solectria Solar, the leading U.S. commercial PV inverter manufacturer and Alencon Systems, the leading U.S. manufacturer of galvanically isolated DC-DC converters and optimizers have partnered to provide a solution for repowering 600V PV plants. The partners proudly announce the compatibility of their unique products, Alencon’s String Power Optimizer and Transmitter – the SPOT and Yaskawa Solectria Solar’s XGI 1000 transformerless string inverter. Interoperability was confirmed during extensive compatibility testing of the two units at Alencon’s world-class power electronics laboratory located at their Hatboro, PA headquarters. Testing included operating the XGI 1000 inverter in a constant voltage mode, where the SPOT performs string level maximum power point tracking while providing the XGI 1000 a fixed voltage that allows it to run at its maximum efficiency. The integration of the Alencon SPOT and Yaskawa Solectria Solar’s XGI 1000 offers end users a tested and complete solution for repowering 600V PV plants with new high efficiency inverters and optimizers. The updated PV array will be able to remain negatively or positively grounded as originally designed. Both the SPOT and XGI series inverter are designed, tested and

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For the third successive year, offshore wind has help to keep FoundOcean moving in a positive direction. Ever since the Scottish-based company was founded back in 1966, it has maintained a strong global presence in offshore oil and gas, and although the recent downturn did impact on the business, the effects of the downturn were largely mitigated through a number of timely business expansions into their international regions. However, even these strategic steps were significantly surpassed by the company’s activities in offshore wind. Since 2015, the company has mobilised to nearly 20 offshore wind projects. As for many offshore service companies, offshore wind has buffered the company from the full effects of the oil & gas downturn. As Jim Bell, the CEO of FoundOcean, points out, things are looking much more positive now, “With European wind projects forging ahead with renewed confidence, and with a rapidly developing South East Asian market, we are now having to rethink our business, particularly as we are also aware of a noticeable pick up in other sectors.” He continued, “We’re very excited about these emerging opportunities, and planning for growth is a much more welcome activity than the opposite.” The company’s flexibility and can-do attitude is one of

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