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Top vendors are playing multiple roles through turnkey services or strategic partnerships to drive down costs and enable financing innovation May 27, 2020 – Boulder, Colo. – A new Leaderboard Report from Guidehouse Insights evaluates the strategy and execution of 15 distributed energy storage integrators, with ENGIE, Enel X, Tesla, Honeywell, Con Edison Battery Storage, EDF, and NantEnergy ranked as the leading market players. The number of cities, states, and businesses committed to carbon reduction goals is swelling, and the demand for onsite generation of renewable energy is mounting. In this environment, distributed energy storage is poised to take a leading role in the new energy paradigm shift, delivering cost savings, grid support, and other bottom-line benefits. As the market matures, the role of distributed energy storage systems integrators has become the key position in the value chain for ensuring projects are successfully built and profitable. Click to tweet: According to a new Leaderboard report from @WeAreGHInsights, ENGIE, Enel X, Tesla, Honeywell, Con Edison Battery Storage, EDF, and NantEnergy are the leading commercial and industrial energy storage systems integrators. “The seven leading vendors in this space have focused on playing multiple roles through turnkey services or strategic partnerships across the project delivery value

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Installations of SG 14-222 Direct Drive offshore wind turbines at 2.6-GW Dominion Energy project expected to be completed by end of 2026 SG 14-222 DD offshore wind turbine features nameplate capacity of 14 MW; can reach 15 MW with Power Boost With this announcement, the total conditional order backlog for the new SG 14-222 DD amounts to 2,940 MW, following an additional conditional order announced today in Taiwan Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy will conditionally supply SG 14-222 Direct Drive offshore wind turbines to the massive 2,640-MW Dominion Energy Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind (CVOW) commercial project. This project will be home to Siemens Gamesa’s latest offshore turbine variant having the capability to produce up to 15 MW with a 222-meter rotor. The exact quantity of turbines to be deployed is subject to final project site conditions. All turbine installations are expected to be completed by 2026. The agreement is subject to certain conditions including Dominion Energy’s final investment decision, governmental permitting, and other required approvals. Once online, the project is expected to provide enough clean energy to power 650,000 homes at rated wind speed, avoiding 3.7 million tons per year of carbon emissions compared to fossil fuel-based power generation. Siemens Gamesa was named

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DHSS AWARDED A NEW HELICOPTER SERVICES CONTRACT BY MHI VESTAS OFFSHORE WIND FOR BORSSELE III & IV. MHI Vestas Offshore Wind has awarded DHSS with a contract to manage helicopter services for crew change during the installation & commissioning phase of wind turbines at the 731,5 MW Borssele III/IV offshore wind project in the Dutch North Sea. DHSS will be in charge of coordinating the transport of passengers, luggage, and cargo from its logistics hub at Den Helder Airport to the offshore wind project and back. “This contract award is an example of our solid relationship with MHI Vestas Offshore Wind, which is built on trust in the partnership approach, based on mutual expertise and transparency”, says Wim Schouwenaar, CEO of DHSS.

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London, 26th May 2020 – Sharp today announces the addition of a new all black design monocrystalline silicon photovoltaic (PV) panel to its half-cut cell portfolio, the NU-JC320B. The new stylish half-cut cell PERC module offers a 2-3% higher module performance compared to standard full cell panels, providing design-oriented customers with an efficient and reliable solution for residential and commercial installations. The NU-JC320B delivers a power output of 320W with 120 monocrystalline half-cells and Sharp’s unique positive power tolerance of up to 5%, making this module an ideal choice for installers. The module has an aesthetically pleasing sleek black frame and back sheet for style conscious commercial customers and homeowners. The new panel features Sharp’s half-cut cell technology – full cells are cut into two equal parts, which means the electrical current generated per cell is halved and resistance losses are reduced to one quarter, ultimately increasing the power output for the user. The halved current produced in the modules significantly decreases the temperature in the cells, reducing the risk of hot spots and increasing the lifespan of the module. The half-cells also have three small junction boxes instead of one, each fitted with a single bypass diode, which transfers less heat to

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The project includes the design and supply of an innovative rock-anchored tower solution that significantly reduces the concrete and environmental footprint. Nabrawind has closed an order for the supply of four towers in a wind farm located in Namibia and developed by the renewables Franco/Namibian company InnoSun Energy. The beginning of the works will be undertaken during the second half of the present year. In the Namibian wind farm, Nabrawind will implement an innovative tower with the Nabralift transition piece as the foundation. The self-erecting Nabralift tower (capable of overpassing 200 meters high) integrates a transition piece that joins its frame estructure and the standard tubular tower.

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Jan De Nul kicks off the construction of its next generation Offshore Jack-Up Installation Vessel Voltaire. The steel cutting ceremony took place on Monday at the Cosco Shipping Shipyard (Nantong) CO. Ltd in China, in the presence of Jan De Nul representatives, the shipyard and BV Classification Society. The Voltaire is specifically designed to transport, lift and install offshore wind turbines, transition pieces and foundations for current and future developments. The vessel will have better operational limits compared to the existing Jack-Up installation vessels. Not only will this vessel be ready for the future of offshore renewables, it will also be deployable for the oil and gas industry, and for decommissioning of offshore structures. All these activities will be performed in a sustainable way thanks to lower fuel consumptions and emissions through Jan De Nul’s in house developed ULEv technique (Ultra Low Emission vessel). Voltaire’s key features The Voltaire is equipped with a main crane of over 3,000 tonnes and a DP2 system. The vessel has an operating depth of over 80 meters, a payload of about 14,000 tonnes and accommodation for 110 persons. With her four legs, the Voltaire can lift itself above the sea level for stable working conditions. First seaworthy installation

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NextEnergy Capital Group is pleased to announce a first-of-a-kind innovative debt financing to construct two subsidy-free solar farms.  NEC has partnered with Santander, a leading provider of debt financing to the renewable energy sector, which will provide a non-recourse debt financing structure of £100 million to cover the investment into the two projects. The two solar projects are Llanwern, a 75MW plant based in South Wales, and Strensham, a 40 MW plant in Worcestershire.  These landmark projects will be built on a subsidy-free basis, with Llanwern being not only the largest subsidy free plant but also the largest solar farm in the UK to date.  Their constructed value will be in excess of £60m, with connection to the grid expected for both in the final quarter of 2020.  Both projects will be contracted with Power Purchase Agreements. NEC has a long-term hold strategy for these projects and it is the intention that these two solar farms will be moved to a new subsidy-free private fund, NextPower UK ESG, which will target a significant number of new-build subsidy-free solar projects focused exclusively on the UK. CEO and Founding Partner Michael Bonte-Friedheim said: “It’s a pleasure to announce this innovative new financing structure and the

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New SG 14-222 DD offshore wind turbine is intended to be used for the 300 MW Hai Long 2 project Further discussions ongoing regarding deployment of new turbine for the rest of the 1,044 MW Hai Long pipeline Siemens Gamesa’s manufacturing footprint in Taiwan will drive the introduction of the turbine in Asia Pacific, starting with the Hai Long 2 project Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) and Hai Long Offshore Wind (Hai Long) announce that the new SG 14-222 DD offshore wind turbine is intended to be used at the upcoming 300 MW Hai Long 2 project in Taiwan. The deployment of the new turbine for the rest of the 1,044 MW Hai Long pipeline is also being considered. The exact number of units for the first 300 MW of the project remains to be confirmed based on site-specific conditions. The preferred supplier agreement as published in November 2019 remains subject to contract and final investment decision from the consortium partners, Canadian independent power producer Northland Power Inc. and Taiwan-based developer Yushan Energy, jointly owned by Mitsui & Co., Ltd. in Japan and Yushan Energy Pte. Ltd. in Singapore. The Hai Long offshore wind power plant was awarded through the 2018 grid

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At the end of May, LONGi Green Energy Technology (601012.SH) will launch a series of ultra-high-power modules named “Hi-MO5”. The company told Energy1 that the main technical route of this series is Mono PERC+9BB+half-cut 72-cell, with power output of around 530W and efficiency of more than 21%. The wafer size for this series is larger than the 166mm for the previously launched Hi-MO4 series.Hi-MO5 will complement Hi-MO4 in LONGi product portfolio. Dennis She, Senior Vice President of LONGi Solar, said in an exclusive interview with Energy1 that the company would deploy 10GW of both cell and module capacity in Shaanxi and Zhejiang for the Hi-MO5 series, forming a production strategy integrating wafer, cell and module for this ultra-high-power product. LONGi’s innovation logic for this new series of modules is centered on customer value, triggering and driving industrial trends through brand-new technologies in the mid and downstream value chain while cautiously launching new reliable products. What is the logic of innovation? Everything is centered on customer value  After the launch of the Hi-MO4 module based on the 166mm wafer in May 2019, LONGi set up a project for next-generation modules. “We have been thinking hard about what the next generation of products should be

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The Haringvliet Zuid energy park combines a large-scale solar farm (38 MW) with a wind farm and a battery storage system Construction has begun in the province of South Holland BELECTRIC will also take on the operation and maintenance (O&M) of the photovoltaic system Kolitzheim (Germany) – BELECTRIC is constructing a solar power system for Vattenfall’s first full hybrid power plant. The Haringvliet Zuid energy park will consist of a wind farm (22 MW), a battery storage system (12 MW) and a large-scale photovoltaic system constructed and commissioned by German solar power specialist BELECTRIC. The solar power system alone will cover an area of around 30 hectares and boast an installed capacity of 38 MW. The hybrid power plant designed to generate and store renewable energy will be built on the island Goeree-Overflakke of the province of South Holland, around 30 kilometers southwest of Rotterdam. Construction has already begun on the large-scale photovoltaic system. BELECTRIC also plans to assume the operation and maintenance (O&M) of the solar power system for an initial period of two years. “The Netherlands is currently one of the most dynamic – and innovative – markets in Europe,” explains Ingo Alphéus, CEO of BELECTRIC Solar & Battery

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