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Floating Lidar company EOLOS sign further agreements with sole supplier ZephIR Lidar 23 May 2018: Turn-key offshore wind measurements team extend order coverage with leading offshore Lidar company ZephIR in response to increasing opportunities geographically and in support of new wind technologies. “EOLOS has been successful in a number of new geographical markets as part of a targeted campaign in 2018 to extend our market coverage. Our project experience in Western Europe combined with our industry recognised validation by The Carbon Trust has complemented our plans to expand in to both US and Asia” commented Julian Harland, Sales Director at EOLOS. “Further to this, we have seen expansion in support of new technologies – Floating Wind – in our recent deployment at the 24MW EolMed project. And to support this growth we must extend our fleet and that includes the use of the offshore industry-leading Lidar, from ZephIR Lidar.” In a recent meeting at ZephIR Lidar in the UK, EOLOS confirmed the agreement to purchase further ZephIR 300M wind Lidars which form the key wind measurement component within the EOLOS FLS200. “ZephIR 300M is a critical part of our system and we wanted to take the opportunity to visit the ZephIR Lidar Production Centre

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Trina Solar, the Chinese leading supplier of global solutions for the photovoltaic sector, has reached an agreement to acquire a controlling interest in Nclave. This agreement consolidates the strategic one signed this March between both companies; an engagement to jointly develop, commercialize and install integrated solutions for the photovoltaic sector with Nclave’s advanced photovoltaic tracker. This corporate transaction reinforces Nclave’s position in the photovoltaic tracker market; and boosts the company’s growth plans. This change will enhance Nclave’s strategic plan and global positioning by increasing its already wide client portfolio. Nclave bankability and financial backing also receive a huge boost with the entry of Trina Solar as the new controling share holder. Trina Solar Limited, founded in 1997, is one of the leading companies in the solar sector worldwide. Currently, the company is immersed in an ambitious transformation process with the aim of becoming one of the main suppliers of global solutions in the solar sector. The company´s leading position in the industry is based on innovation excellence, high quality products, vertically integrated capacities and an environmentally efficient, responsible management. This March, which marks the company’s twentieth anniversary, Trina Solar launched the TrinaPro solution; offering an optimized integration of modules-trackers-inverter, with the objective of reducing

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Table tennis legend will meet fans and share success principles at SNEC 2018 in Shanghai. SHANGHAI, China -May 23 2018- Heraeus Photovoltaics, which has helped customers achieve PERC efficiency world records five times in the past 18 months, announced today that table tennis star Timo Boll will meet fans at the Heraeus Booth (W3-510) at the 2018 SNEC International Photovoltaic Power Generation and Smart Energy Exhibition & Conference at the Shanghai New International Expo Center. Boll will meet fans on May 29 for photos, autographs and a chance to play a few volleys with this legendary world champion. The partnership between Heraeus Photovoltaics and Timo Boll, ranked number one in 2018 for the fourth time in his career, centers around a shared commitment for peak performance and world records. For Heraeus, the most recent customer achievement occurred in China, where the company’s silver paste enabled a solar cell company to reach 23.95% photovoltaic conversion efficiency, establishing a new monocrystalline PERC cell conversion efficiency world record. The records were verified by the Chinese Academy of Sciences' Photovoltaic and Wind Power System Quality Test Center. Andreas Liebheit, President of Heraeus Photovoltaics, noted that after company executives met with the legendary table tennis superstar, it became

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Ideol, the internationally recognized leader in floating offshore wind, and STX Europe Offshore Energy, the well-known EPCIM supplier of substations to the bottom-fixed offshore wind industry, announce the development of a breakthrough floating substation. This one will be compatible with both bottom-fixed and floating offshore wind farms. Their universal and modular solution is expected to impact the market of offshore substations and aims at being market-ready for France’s upcoming floating commercial tenders. Based on Ideol’s patented and shallow-draft Damping Pool® concept and designed to operate in the world most extreme environments, this universal floating substation is currently being designed and engineered with a target of maximum standardization and modularization that allow cost reduction. But this concept will remain flexible to satisfy client demands, local rules, standards, certification and/or specific certification requirements. Ideol and STX are combining their respective expertise to develop, build and install a floating substation for both bottom-fixed and floating offshore wind farms starting at depths of 30 meters. The market potential is huge, as 115 GW of new offshore capacity is expected to be installed across the globe by 2030.

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SANTA FE SPRINGS, Calif., May 22, 2018 – Trojan Battery Co., LLC, the world’s leading manufacturer of deep-cycle batteries, has named Okada Corp. as a master distributor of Trojan batteries in Japan. “Okada’s team of battery experts can now effectively support the Trojan brand for customers throughout Japan, as well as ensure that they have access to Trojan’s broad portfolio of deep-cycle battery products,” said Takeya Suzuki, deputy general for Okada.  “Okada’s dedicated team of professionals is looking forward to providing the region’s Trojan Battery customers with the highest-level of sales and technical support services.” Based in Tokyo, Okada is a leading battery distributor in the country and will supply Trojan’s comprehensive line of deep-cycle batteries to customers in Trojan’s core market segments including renewable energy, golf, marine, and mobile elevated work platforms and other industrial applications. “By expanding our sales in Japan with the help of Okada, Trojan can now better meet the growing demand for our deep-cycle batteries in the country,” said Mat Segal, senior vice president of international sales at Trojan.  “We are excited by the potential increase of Trojan battery sales and market share in Japan.” About Okada Corp. Okada was founded in 1950 and is a wholesale distributor of aftermarket

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Vietnam’s Ministry of Industry and Trade, PetroVietnam and Vietnam Electricity take part in inaugural EIC Connect Energy Vietnam conference and exhibition Ho Chi Minh City, May 21 2018. Over 180 delegates from across the UK energy supply chain attended the first ever EIC Connect event to take place in Vietnam on 17 May in Ho Chi Minh City. The purpose of EIC Connect Energy Vietnam was to bring together UK suppliers with Vietnamese developers to discuss how they can work together on projects across Vietnam’s oil and gas, power and renewables sectors. Vietnam’s Ministry of Industry and Trade Vice Minister Mr Hoang Quoc Vuong officially opened the event, providing the conference’s plenary speech. EIC Connect Energy Vietnam was co-hosted by PetroVietnam and Vietnam Electricity. In addition to the two state-owned giants, the UK delegates also heard from over 30 other major energy companies operating in the country including GE Vietnam, Phu Quoc POC and Premier Oil during a day of conference sessions, project briefings and more than 200 private one-to-one meetings. An exhibition also took place which allowed UK companies to display their tools and services to buyers from across South East Asia. Commenting on the first ever EIC Connect event in Vietnam, EIC CEO Stuart

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Responding, Fabrice Leveque, Senior Policy Manager at Scottish Renewables, said: "The offshore wind projects which are currently being developed in Scotland are already providing enormous economic benefits to our country. The Beatrice scheme in the Moray Firth, for example, will deliver up to £1.2 billion into the UK and Scottish economy via employment and supply chain opportunities during its lifetime. "Crown Estate Scotland’s proposals set the tone for the future of this vibrant sector. New sites would allow us to capture more of our offshore wind resource and enable Scotland’s burgeoning offshore wind supply chain to gear up and grow, delivering jobs and investment not just on our coasts, but across the country."

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DP Contract – the largest in Global Maritime’s history – will facilitate DP testing and implementation, and reduce vessel downtime Stavanger, 21 May 2018. Global Maritime, a leading marine, offshore and engineering consultancy, and Unisea, a software and consultancy house with a dedicated shipping focus, have won a five-year contract to provide dynamic positioning (DP) assurance software solutions to the shipping fleet of Norwegian offshore service and supply ship company SolstadFarstad. The deal with SolstadFarstad, who have a particular focus on the offshore oil & gas and renewables sectors, is the biggest DP assurance contract in Global Maritime's history. The new software solution will make the implementation and documentation of DP testing easier, avoiding vessel downtime while at the same time improving crew knowledge and experience. The software will be integrated with SolstadFarstad's current on-board software. “We are delighted to be signing the biggest contract in Global Maritime’s history for the implementation and documentation of dynamic positioning assurance on client vessels”, saidEgil Kvannli, CEO of Global Maritime: He continues: “Offshore businesses must change to become more digital and Global Maritime and UniSea are leading the way in delivering innovative and cost-effective digital solutions across the industry. We hope that other companies will follow suit.”   His

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SeaRoc Group has announced the launch of its Strategic Alliance Program where it will be working with a number of reputable industry partners to expand its range of marine coordination services. Recent years have seen the increasing development of the Marine Coordination function in the construction and ongoing management of offshore wind farms. As offshore projects become more complex with the movement into deeper waters and increased distances from shore, the demand has too increased, for more advanced Marine Coordination capabilities. SeaRoc Group have frequently been asked to supply Marine Coordinators where clients do not have an in house team and have developed the Strategic Alliance Program to recommend trusted partners to meet clients’ needs. “We have developed the Strategic Alliance Program to ensure that users of our SeaPlanner software have access to teams of experienced Marine Coordinators that can utilise our management tools to deliver safe and efficient Marine operations.” says Steve Pears, SeaRoc Group Managing Director.

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Ingeteam will once again be present at the world's leading event in the solar sector: Intersolar Europe. At its 150 m2 stand, the company will showcase its very latest products and technology for PV plants, as well as control, monitoring and automation systems and battery inverters. Ingeteam will also present its latest developments in predictive maintenance through its Ingeboards data analysis platform. Indeed, the company has established itself as a global leader in the operation and maintenance sector, with a contract portfolio of more than 12 GW of maintained power in renewable energy generation plants. Ingeteam currently maintains more than 25,000 PV inverters in more than 500 plants throughout the world. 1500 V central inverter At its stand, Ingeteam will showcase the latest version of its 1500 Vdc inverter, the INGECON® SUN PowerMax B Series, which can deliver a power output of 1800 kVA in a single power block at ambient temperatures of up to 30oC, thereby giving a power density of 317kW/m3. Thanks to this powerful inverter and to the possibility of connecting up to four inverters to the same transformer low voltage winding, Ingeteam achieves 7.2 MVA in a single Power Station with 1500 Vdc technology. One of the main innovations of this

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