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Turbine delivery for 18.4 MW-project planned for summer 2018 Montreal/Hamburg: Senvion, a leading global manufacturer of wind turbines, announces the signature of a turbine supply contract for an 18.45 megawatt (MW) project with wpd in the Canadian province of Ontario. The company will deliver nine Senvion MM92 type wind turbines especially designed for cold climates to White Pines windfarm in Prince Edward County. Each of them has a rated power output of 2.05 MW. The project will provide clean, renewable electricity to about 3,000 homes. Senvion and wpd also concluded a service and maintenance agreement (ISP) for 15 years. Lance Marram, CEO at Senvion North America, says: "We are pleased to sign this contract for the White Pines project, another project with wpd in Ontario that will see a quick turnaround." Dr. Hartmut Brösamle, CEO wpd, comments: "We are pleased that the fifth wpd wind farm in Ontario is now under construction and thus wpd is expanding its position in Canada." The wind farm will make an important contribution to local value creation by creating jobs and revenues to the county. Turbine delivery is planned for summer 2018.   About Senvion: Senvion is a leading global manufacturer of onshore and offshore wind turbines. The company develops,

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Hamburg, 13 October 2017. The Nordex Group has launched a new 140-meter rotor option for its AW3000 wind turbine platform that delivers lower cost of energy for lighter-wind sites. The AW140/3000 boasts one of the highest capacity factors in its class and is the latest addition to the proven AW3000 platform. The design of the AW140/3000 is optimized for specific low-wind conditions which make the turbine a perfect fit for certain markets like India, but it will also be an ideal option in various geographies. The AW140/3000 is an evolution of previous AW3000 wind turbine models — including the AW132/3000 which has recently been upgraded for medium-wind IEC IIb conditions — and utilizes an innovative concept for increasing the blade length through an integrated extension at the root of the blade. This broader rotor adds 12% more swept area and increases annual energy production by 4.5% - 6.5%, while minimizing the impact on manufacturing costs and time to market.

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Following today's launch of the UK Government's Clean Growth Strategy: Matthew Wright, DONG Energy UK Managing Director, said: “The ambition and commitment represented by the Clean Growth Strategy is fantastic news for the renewable energy industry and is very much in line with our own vision to create a wold that runs entirely on green energy. We look forward to working with Government to help realise the aims of this new strategy. Offshore wind can be the backbone of the UK’s energy system, providing a substantial source of green energy for consumers, as well as creating high quality jobs across the country in a thriving UK supply chain. By retaining its global leadership position, the UK is also well placed to export products and services overseas. Offshore wind is now competitive with other forms of generation, as seen in the recent CfD auction which saw the lowest ever strike price for offshore wind in the UK, and we remain committed to driving down costs even further.” About DONG Energy: DONG Energy (NASDAQ OMX: DENERG) is one of Northern Europe's leading energy groups and is headquartered in Denmark. Around 6,200 ambitious employees, including over 900 in the UK, develop, construct and operate offshore wind farms, generate power and

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New orders for SILEX II systems from China and USA Over 30 machines sold since market introduction Production capacity of 6,400 wafers per hour possible Ozone-based process yields significant cost savings Leading market position in field of high-performance solar cells First projects for vacuum coating systems in preparation Kahl am Main, 10. October 2017 – In the past few days SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES AG (SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES) has received new orders for a total of four SILEX II processing systems from China and USA, for use in the manufacturing of high-performance solar cells. The SILEX II has thus secured SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES a leading market position in the production of high-performance solar cells. Negotiations are moreover in progress on further customer projects to supply production systems with vacuum coating technology as complementary facilities to SILEX II. SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES also strives to be a one-stop shop for the key production stages involved in the manufacture of crystalline high-performance solar cells. Dr.- Ing. Stefan Rinck, CEO of SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES AG, commented: “We have now already sold over 30 SILEX II and supplied the systems to customers in the USA, China and Europe. In our SILEX II, we offer the solar market a machine with high modularity, enabling

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Leading technology provider ABB has partnered with Spanish independent power producer ACCIONA to supply an all-in-one inverter solution for the 246 MWp El Romero Solar Plant in the Chilean desert. The solar plant is situated in the harsh environment of the Atacama Desert in Chile, 645 km north of the country’s capital Santiago. One of the driest places in the world, the Atacama spans 1,000kmand experiences extreme temperatures from 40 °C in the day to -5 °C and below at night. Leading Spanish independent power producer ACCIONA, selected ABB to deliver an all-in-one inverter solution that provides clean energy to power the data center for a global, leading tech giant. Following more than 25 years of investment and research, ABB’s solutions are designed to provide energy efficient solar power and withstand extreme weather conditions. The El Romero project included the installation of 60 ABB PVS800-IS inverter stations, each rated at 3.6MW. Providing high conversion efficiency with low auxiliary power consumption, the PVS800-IS inverter station is a plug-and-play solution, designed for multi-megawatt PV power plants. To allow easy and rapid connected to a medium voltage (MV) transformer station, each inverter station, which houses two to three PVS800 central inverters, also features embedded auxiliary power, monitoring

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Ampelmann, the global leader in offshore access solutions, has enhanced its existing E1000 gangway transfer system to speed up conversion of its gangway from personnel to cargo mode from at least ten minutes to less than one minute, providing greater operational efficiencies. The innovative and adaptable E1000 motion compensated access system can transform from a gangway into a crane boom. It is 30 metres in length and is capable of safely transferring people and up to 1,000 kilograms of cargo in rough sea states in wave heights up to 4.5 metres. The enhanced, automated system now employs remote-controlled hydraulic pin pushers to fixate the gangway booms in less than one minute with a single button. To switch from cargo to personnel transfer mode, the crane hoisting cable is placed in a freewheel mode to allow the booms to telescope, significantly increasing the available working time. Pins were previously manually deployed and the entire conversion process took at least ten minutes to complete. Diederick Nierstrasz, Ampelmann’s offshore wind product development manager said: “Building on the success of the existing E1000, we recognised an opportunity to enhance the current system to reduce the time and physical effort taken to change the gangway work mode from

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Company commissions 50 MW capacity solar project in Jalaun, UP; 5 MW solar project in Bijapur, Karnataka Essel Infraprojects operating 165 MW capacity solar projects in the country Company to commission additional 60 MW project in next 45 days in Karnataka 520 MW solar projects under construction in UP, Odisha and Karnataka Essel Infra committed to the clean energy mission of the Government New Delhi, 6th October, 2017: Essel Infraprojects Limited (EIL), part of Essel Group led by Dr Subhash Chandra, has commissioned 55 MW capacity solar projects in the states of Uttar Pradesh and Karnataka. The company has adopted a proactive approach towards realising the governments’ clean energy mission, through which it is already managing 165 MW capacity solar projects in the country. As part of its commitment towards generating green energy, Essel Infra will commission an additional 60 MW capacity project in Karnataka in the next forty five days. The company is aiming to increase its share in green energy through construction of massive solar projects in the states of UP, Odisha and Karnataka of 520 MW capacity in the near future. Essel Infraprojects recently commissioned 50 MW capacity solar project in Jalaun, UP and 5 MW capacity project

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•   The most recent in three significant contract extensions, totalling in excess of 350 offshore wind turbines •   The agreement includes scheduled servicing, troubleshooting and technical support for five years Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy is announcing the renewal of its contract to service the Greater Gabbard wind farm, located off the east coast of the UK. The five-year contract is for the provision of operation and maintenance for the 504-MW wind farm, until 2022. Greater Gabbard Offshore Wind Farm Ltd (GGOWL), the owners of the wind farm, have contracted Siemens Gamesa to provide scheduled servicing, troubleshooting and technical support to the 140 SWT-3.6-107 turbines installed at the site. The £1.6bn site itself lays 23km off the Suffolk coast, and was opened by the then Energy Minister, Michael Fallon MP in August 2013. This contract continues, and builds upon, the service work that Siemens Gamesa has provided since 2013. Onshore 24/7 monitoring and diagnostics of each of the turbines will take place at the company’s dedicated control room, based in Newcastle upon Tyne in the UK. Servicing Greater Gabbard is the most recent of three service contract extensions awarded to Siemens Gamesa. Building on the success of 10-year secured service agreements for the 175-turbine London Array wind farm, and the

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Center for High-Efficiency Solar Cells – Cornerstone laid for a new laboratory building at Fraunhofer ISE For more than 30 years, the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE has been one of the world’s leading research institutes for solar energy. In the field of photovoltaics, which focuses on converting sunlight into electrical energy, the institute has repeatedly set world records for efficiency for various solar cell technologies, thereby helping to put Germany at the forefront of international research and development in this area. In order to strengthen Germany’s leading position, the institute is now constructing a new building with a clean room equipped to handle the latest technological challenges. The cornerstone of the “Center for High-Efficiency Solar Cells” was laid on October 4, 2017 in Freiburg. By financing this building, the federal government and the government of Baden-Württemberg are signaling their commitment to photovoltaic research in Germany. Back in 2006, the goal of PV-TEC was not only to reduce the cost of solar electricity but also to establish quality assurance for efficient R&D in photovoltaics, thus supporting and strengthening the German and European PV industry. Additionally education and training are important at PV-TEC. At its start, PV-TEC was equipped to process

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Chevron Marine Lubricants has received a No Objection Letter (NOL) from Winterthur Gas & Diesel (WinGD) for the use of its Taro® Special HT 100 cylinder lubrication oil in a number of the manufacturer’s engines when operating on a wide variety of fuels from 0.0% to 3.5% sulphur, including fuels compliant with emissions control area (ECA) regulations with a maximum content of 0.10% sulphur, therefore removing the need to change cylinder lubricants when operating in and out of ECAs. This follows 2,000 hours of validation testing on-board a Panamax containership fitted with a Wärtsilä 8RT-flex82T engine. Taro Special HT 100 has been specifically formulated for high performance, and demonstrated enhanced performance in distillate fuel applications under laboratory engine conditions. The NOL applies to the use of Taro® Special HT 100 in WinGD X, WinGD X-DF, WinGD RT-flex, WinGD RT-flex-DF, Wärtsilä RTA, Wärtsilä RT-flex and Wärtsilä X engines as well as in Sulzer 2-stroke engines, that are operating on bunker fuels with a sulphur content ranging from zero to 3.5% by weight. Chia Yoo Soon, General Manager of Chevron Marine Lubricants, said: "We are delighted with the results of the testing and to receive this No Objection Letter from Winterthur Gas & Diesel. It

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