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Solution Offers Flexible Integration with New and Existing PV Systems ROCKLIN, Calif.—September 19, 2018—As the cost of solar-plus-storage continues to drop, many utilities are turning to PV instead of traditional power plants. To meet the market’s demand, SMA has introduced a new DC coupled storage solution ideal for utility-scale PV projects, and is now taking orders. The new DC coupled storage solution is built for new PV plants, but it can also be used to retrofit existing PV plants for those operators who want to enjoy the benefits of solar-plus-storage. In many utility-scale applications, DC coupling can offer significant operating cost and efficiency advantages over AC coupled systems. “With more than 60 gigawatts of solar and one gigawatt of storage inverter capacity installed, SMA understands the value of the two core technologies. Building on that expertise, SMA has unique competence for pairing PV and batteries,” said Boris Wolff, Executive Vice President for SMA’s Utility Business Unit. “Building a PV plant with storage, or adding storage to an existing PV plant, enables new business cases. Utilities will find many additional benefits when adding storage to their PV systems.” The DC coupled storage solution consists of SMA’s Sunny Central EV-US line of inverters with a DC coupling ready

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New SmarTrackTM optimization technology delivers major returns to utility-scale solar projects ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico (September 19, 2018) – Array Technologies, pioneers of solar tracking technology, announced the release of its latest innovation today. SmarTrackTM is an optimization technology that intelligently adjusts module angles in response to weather and site conditions. The new software, in combination with DuraTrack®HZ v3 solar trackers, will optimize backtracking power production on as-built project conditions to capture the maximum power yields during diffuse light conditions.  “The next generation of solar tracking has arrived. We have created a suite of software which consists of three separate machine-learning algorithms, all of which are fine-tuned to maximize power output in different scenarios,” said Jim Fusaro, chief executive officer of Array Technologies, “SmarTrack is a testament to Array Technologies’ commitment to providing our customers with the highest yields in both energy production and financial returns.”  The software suite utilizes self-learning algorithms that work independently of each other to optimize the energy output of the PV system. Once an operational strategy has been learned, the tracker system orientates PV modules to the optimal angle for power output responding to specific module technology, weather and site conditions. SmarTrack offers three distinct optimization algorithms designed to provide optimum power production Backtracking: Undulating

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A good opportunity for personal contacts and exchange for customers in the wind energy sector as well as manufacturers of components, spare parts and repair materials will once again be the leading trade fair WindEnergy 2018 in Hamburg taking place in September 2018. Like no other company, WINDSOURCING.COM is the world's largest retailer at the interface between manufacturers and customers. The company will once again be personally represented at the fair and present itself and a selection of its products and services. From the 25th to the 28th of September 2018, visitors can visit the Hamburg Messe site in hall A4, at booth 301.04. and inform themselves about products for the maintenance and repair of wind turbines. "This year we have decided to present our company and our products at the joint booth of the Cluster Renewable Energies Hamburg", says Seher Kaygusuz, responsible for Business Development and Marketing at WINDSOURCING.COM. "Hamburg is the number one wind energy location in Europe. As a Hamburg-based company, we are therefore very pleased about the broad network of various players in the wind industry in our city. The fact that Europe's most important leading European trade fair for wind energy is also taking place in

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− "Made in America" range of solar products will launch in the United States next year. − Also on display will be the new bifacial prototype solar module, the Q.PEAK DUO L-G5.3/BF. − Visitors to the Hanwha Q CELLS booth can also enjoy its golf event and experience a virtual reality video that showcases the Company’s smart manufacturing system and module testing process. [Berlin, Germany, September 19, 2018] Hanwha Q CELLS Co., Ltd. (“Hanwha Q CELLS” or the “Company”), one of the largest solar cell and module manufacturers in the world, will participate in the 2018 Solar Power International (SPI) Exhibition held at the Anaheim Convention Center from September 25 to 27, 2018. SPI is regarded as one of the world's core solar PV exhibitions alongside Intersolar Europe, SNEC in China and PV EXPO in Japan. More than 20,000 industry professionals are expected to attend and over 650 companies will exhibit their products and technologies this year. Even after imposing safeguard measures on imported solar cells and modules, the U.S. solar market remains one of the largest in the world. For Hanwha Q CELLS, the U.S. market is particularly critical due to the synergy between the Company’s excellent product performance and level of quality,

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Three months after start of construction, the topping-out ceremony for the 10 MW battery storage facility in Bordesholm was celebrated on September 12th. The excellent collaboration between RES (Renewable Energy Systems Ltd) and the utility VBB has made a significant contribution to the smooth construction progress in reaching thisimportant project milestone. The modern and highly efficient battery storage system will provide grid stabilisation and back-up power – fed from 100% renewable energy to the community when there is grid disruption or upstream grid failure. During the traditional topping-out ceremony Frank Günther, Managing Director of VBB said, "My thanks to all those who have worked on this construction. We are considerably closer to our vision of an independent and regenerative future of electricity supply in Germany - andultimately worldwide. We have the local energy production and distribution in our hands. With this battery project, we will give an insight into the future of a digital and innovative energy world, which ensures an efficient and stable power supply with renewable energy alone." Energy storage systems are the key technology of the future Thanks to innovative and intelligent controls developed in-house at RES, battery storage is much more efficient than traditional system services using conventional coal

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Industry experts are being urged by Subsea UK to showcase the most advanced technologies and lead discussions on the current and future subsea challenges at next year’s flagship event, Subsea Expo. The 14th annual conference, which takes place at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre from 5-7thFebruary 2019, will examine and debate key industry topics including autonomous subsea systems, smart innovation, clean energy, and transformational technology. With the theme ‘Innovating the Future’, the event aims to stimulate high-level discussions on subsea technology and the rise of digitalisation. Looking at how they are accelerating the ability to deliver sustainable energy and achieve operational efficiency. Industry body, Subsea UK is calling for speakers to step up to the plate and discuss how embracing disruptive and enabling technologies can generate greater levels of transparency, efficiency, and performance. With 75% of exhibition stands now sold, Subsea Expo 2019 is expected to attract more than 5,000 visitors and over 150 exhibitors. The event is an opportunity for those in the industry to showcase new products, introduce different approaches and make their voice heard. Neil Gordon, chief executive of Subsea UK, said: “The subsea industry has always been at the forefront of new technology; developing safe and efficient ways of working

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Based in Bengaluru, India, the Global Operations & Analytics Centre will implement data analytics, machine learning and artificial intelligence to offer advanced performance and diagnostic features for the wind and solar industry. The service offering allows DNV GL’s global experts to manage monitoring risks for owners and investors and effectively raise the value of their solar, wind & storage assets  Bengaluru, India – 19th September 2018: DNV GL, the world’s largest independent energy advisory and certification body, has launched a new Global Operations & Analytics Centre for renewable assets located in Bengaluru, India. The new centre will work in tandem with DNV GL’s existing UK Operations Control Centre in Glasgow, to offer seamless 24/7 monitoring services that aim to strengthen performance and operational efficiencies of renewable assets alongside detecting, analysing and predicting failures. DNV GL’s recently published Energy Transition Outlook report forecasts that by 2050, 80% of global electricity production will come from renewables. The transition to clean and renewable sources of energy has seen unprecedented growth in recent years, rendering the efficient monitoring and optimization of renewable energy assets critical for owners and investors alike. India, in particular, is running one of the largest and most ambitious renewable capacity expansion programs in

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Two trade shows in the world's third largest photovoltaics market Local presence strengthened by sales partner IMC Wiesbaden, Germany, September 19, 2018 – VITRONIC, a global leader in industrial machine vision, is driving the photovoltaics market in India forward. As recently as the beginning of this year, VITRONIC entered into a partnership with the Indian photovoltaics company, IMC. Between now and the end of the year, the Wiesbaden-based company will exhibit at two leading photovoltaics trade shows in India: Renewable Energy India Expo (REI) in Pradesh in September and Intersolar in Bangalore/Karnataka in December. India is the third-largest photovoltaics market in the world. With big projects and state subsidy programs in the pipeline, all signs are pointing towards growth in the coming years also. Quality and efficiency in the production of photovoltaics solutions are important factors for the sustainable development of the PV industry. This is where automatic optical inspection systems play a key role. With more than 2,000 installed systems, VITRONIC has built a strong partnership with the PV industry. The VINSPEC SOLAR portfolio offers tried and tested automatic optical inspection (AOI) systems for PV production, from start to finish. Furthermore, PV manufacturer can use the data acquired during the

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With its Hybrid Tower 2.0, Max Bögl Wind AG is introducing a new generation of high-performance turbines at heights never seen before. The optimized tower concept enables hub heights of up to 190 meters and makes hybrid tower construction even more cost-effective. Visitors at WindEnergy Hamburg can experience the new tower concept at Stand 211 in Hall A4 from September 25-28, 2018. WindEnergy Hamburg, the world’s largest industry event for wind power, is being held at the end of September. Max Bögl Wind AG will be there exhibiting new advances to their hybrid towers which combine concrete and steel. The result is a tower concept that requires less material while ensuring the highest level of stability. Hybrid Tower 2.0 makes it possible to achieve hub heights of up to 190 meters in an efficient and cost-effective way. New turbine generations require new tower systems Broadly speaking, turbine capacity will continue to increase in the coming years. Political and economic demands make it a necessity to increase the general profitability of wind turbines. Turbines with capacities above 4 megawatts will become the norm and not the exception, even for onshore ones. “Turbines are getting more powerful while political and economic requirements are increasing,”

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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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