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The German commercial storage system manufacturer TESVOLT will be honored with the Global Leading RES Seal in the category “Largest Project” for the implementation of the worldwide biggest Off-Grid-Battery-System in Rwanda to eliminate energy loss in water pumps. Berlin-Bonn. TESVOLT has been allocated the contract to build the worldwide largest off-grid-battery-system to deal with the energy loss in much needed water pumps in Rwanda. For the dedication and innovative mindset to promote the mission of clean energy while supporting agricultural projects TESVOLT is the perfect candidate for the Global Leading RES Seal. To counter the power stoppage occurring up to four times a day between 5 and 45 minutes TESVOLT will be joining forces with the international project planner EPC IdeemaSun to install a decentralized off-grid storage system with a total capacity of 2.68 megawatt-hours. The battery system and a 3.3 MW solar power station will improve the living conditions of around 2,000 farmers, who currently live in extreme poverty. Many African countries suffer from instability due to inner conflicts and poverty, which results in a lack of infrastructure. Where we can help: Creating awareness about the importance of access to electricity needs as well as the stabilization of electricity supply. Projects

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HUSUM | 1 August 2017 – The timing of HUSUM Wind, in mid-September, could not be better: the dynamics of the wind energy market become apparent immediately prior to the federal election and shortly after the state elections in Schleswig-Holstein and North Rhine-Westphalia. This year HUSUM Wind will therefore be a platform for very interesting political discourse, especially since North Rhine-Westphalia is sending out a clear message as the wind trade fair’s partner state. The elections have revealed the different political positions and issues in the energy policies of both states. Schleswig-Holstein has long been a wind energy pioneer. The newly elected state government coalition of conservatives, liberals and greens will be vigorously encouraging the wind industry. It will secure and expand wind energy as an economic factor in order to further make the most of the industry’s potential. Here the coalition will be relying on increased sector coupling and the promotion of communal wind energy projects, as well as continuing to support offshore wind projects with dedicated focus. In contrast, the conservative-liberal coalition in North Rhine-Westphalia will rely more on fossil fuels. The planned minimum distance of 1,500 metres to residential buildings will reduce the space available for wind turbines by

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A new offering from Siemens Financial Services (SFS) means customers have an affordable way to access SIESTORAGE, Siemens’ cutting-edge energy storage technology, without committing capital up front. SIESTORAGE technology helps users defer electricity purchases from peak times to cheaper periods, making significant savings on electricity and network costs. The modular system, which is based on Lithium-ion battery technology, typically suits customers with on-site consumption of between 1MW and 100MW. Electricity costs present a major challenge for businesses. Complex regulation-driven invoices can be difficult to understand and the rapid decline of electricity generation from fossil fuels in the UK has led to price fluctuation.[1]  Certain key periods attract higher tariffs but, in many cases, for organisations to reduce usage at peak times would mean an interruption to core business activities.  At the same time, companies can also experience service interruptions and voltage reductions which can impact industrial processes, particularly those that have high energy usage. Whilst energy storage solutions present a valuable option for many businesses, few are willing or able to commit the necessary capital to access the technology.  SFS, however, is able to help organisations overcome the challenges of energy storage solution acquisition by tailoring financing packages to suit the cash flows

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Augsburg/Dubai, 07/31/2017 – meteocontrol GmbH, a leading provider of independent photovoltaic monitoring systems, is the monitoring partner for Phanes Group who is currently delivering Phase I of Dubai’s largest distributed solar industrial rooftop project for the international port operator DP World. Together with the project developer Phanes Group and its asset construction company Oryx Solar System Solutions LLC (Oryx), meteocontrol is implementing complex photovoltaic rooftop systems with a total installed volume of 25.8 MWp. meteocontrol designed the customized monitoring platform for these rooftop solar systems. The DP World’s Solar Power Programme represents the largest solar rooftop-system project in the Middle East to date. During the first phase of the project 88,000 photovoltaic modules are being installed and will produce energy that equals the power supply to 3,000 households. The total installed output power amounts to 25.8 MWp. With its solar program, DP World is making a significant contribution to the planned expansion of clean-energy production in Dubai, operating under the “Shams Dubai” initiative. Custom-fit monitoring system, support and training DP World’s first solar systems are already connected to the grid and meteocontrol is providing the monitoring. “The entire system portfolio is equipped with data loggers from the blue’Log X series and the VCOM

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A Yorkshire solar power company has partnered with the world’s leading designer and manufacturer of off-grid and renewable energy products. Established in 2009 by Leeds-based entrepreneur Ian Emberton, Xerogrid will deliver USA-based OutBack Power Technologies’ comprehensive installer training programme to a network of OutBack customers in the UK. As OutBack Power’s official UK service partner and supplier since 2016, Xerogrid will offer technical and sales support to installers of OutBack Power products. With eight years industry experience in the renewable energy sector, Xerogrid supply off-grid power solutions to commercial and domestic customers across the UK, Spain and Africa. The new initiative will see the recently declining solar industry, following Government cuts to feed-in-tariffs, soar again, as traditional solar installers are trained in specialist off-grid solutions. The training days, which are scheduled to take place in Autumn 2017, will incorporate OutBack Power’s range of renewable energy products, providing attendees with the opportunity to view and ask questions about the specialist equipment. OutBack Power creates powering solutions for the communication, commercial, industrial, and renewable energy markets and has pioneered many of the technologies that have become industry standards for power conversion technology worldwide. Commenting on the partnership, Ian Emberton, founder and managing director of Xerogrid said: “We’re proud to be

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Sao Paulo, July 17: Opportunities and challenges of South American energy generation and storage market will be themes of South America's largest exhibtion for the solar energy sector Global reports on energy storage markets point out that the United States (specifically California) and Germany stand out in the storage of electrical energy generated by means of photovoltaic, due to large generation and consumption. Despite Chile's investments (it is the most advanced country in this sector, in Latin America, with 50 MW already installed) and some developments in Puerto Rico, Latin America is still the smallest market in energy storage on a global scale. The increase in the number of solar projects in the region, as in Mexico, Argentina and Brazil, can become a propeller of the energy storage sector. The Brazilian market for energy storage systems is estimated at 95 GW, sufficient volume to meet the country's load for one hour (data from the Brazilian Association of Storage and Power Quality - Abaque). According to Abaque, in August 2015, the installed total was 185.3 GW, reaching 187.3 GW in March of this year. South America presents one of the five largest solar potential areas in the world and the growing share of solar energy,

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Milan, Italy, July 28th – RECOM, the largest European manufacturer of PV panels, announces the commencement of operations in Lannion production site, aiming at serving clients in France and abroad. The first solar modules launched in the market by RECOM-Sillia are the High Efficiency 290-295 Wp, full black. Only one month after the acquisition, RECOM-Sillia has a pipeline of new projects totalling 20 MW, out of which 2/3 for customers outside France. Further investments in the production lines are planned till the end of the year to increase the capacity and accommodate needs also for clients beyond French borders. “It is a great satisfaction for all the employees of RECOM-SILLIA to restart the activity in Lannion’s site. After a break of several months, we can again fulfil all the demands of our clients, who remained loyal to us, but we can also produce and deliver RECOM- SILLIA’s products for diverse projects around the world.” says Nicolas Proux, RECOM- SILLIA Production Manager

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The next level of solar module quality assurance: High speed inspection, global quality standards and 100% defect traceability To secure a high level of finished module quality, solar manufacturers and customers can now turn to the next generation of module inspection. Using electroluminescence or optical solutions, the latest inspection technology secures the targeted quality standard in a minimum time. The systems store detailed results of customer claim issues and of root causes of defects to prevent them in ongoing production. For manufacturers, a variety of new features enables optimum throughput with minimum resources. Electroluminescence has long been the most successful inspection solution in module manufacturing. For the latest cell and module technologies, optical inspection or a combination with electroluminescence are equally successful. For any case holds true: Automated quality assurance reveals more defects and is much more reliable than manual inspection by the naked eye, which is impractical for high throughputs – especially when the highest quality standards are needed. Automated defect detection and classification offers outstanding reliability and achieves cycle times of less than 20 seconds per module for optimum throughput.

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Microgrid pioneer ARDA Power selects Alencon’s SPOT for inclusion in their unique solution which includes DC-coupled solar plus storage. Hatboro, PA, United States and Oakville, ON, Canada – ARDA Power and Alencon Systems today announced a strategic partnership whereby ARDA will incorporate Alencon’s DC-DC Optimizer – the SPOT – into its unique, DC-coupled microgrid system which includes Solar + Storage. ARDA has pioneered the market for microgrids, offering a unique DC-connected microgrid solution which brings the benefits of a microgrid - including resiliency and increased use of renewables - to commercial and industrial buildings without the requirement for complex custom engineering or costly interconnect applications. In the ARDA system, the Alencon SPOT will serve to enable the DC-coupling of solar to the ARDA microgrid, will perform maximum power point tracking (MPPT) on the PV strings, and will curtail output based on commands from ARDA’s microgrid controls. The Alencon SPOT, which creates galvanic isolation between the PV and battery DC bus, will allow ARDA’s systems to be even easier to install and safer to operate. The Alencon SPOT is the only large scale, PV DC-DC optimizer on the market today that offers galvanic isolation between the PV array and a DC bus. “The ability the Alencon SPOT

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The 1,128 MW of wind power awarded in yesterday´s tender adds to the role of wind power in meeting the 2020 target The installation of these projects will translate into investments in excess of 4.5 billion Euros and the creation of between 25,000 to 30,000 jobs during construction AEE considers Energy Planning that includes 2030 targets and compliance with the Paris Agreement as well as a medium- to long-term tender calendar to be necessary Madrid, July 27th 2017. Wind power has been awarded 1,128 MW of the total of 5,037 MW in the Spanish tender held yesterday. This gives continuity to the industry's activity in order to achieve compliance with European targets. The sector is confident that all players involved - developers, manufacturers, financial institutions, local and state public entities, etc. - will work hand in hand so that all projects awarded in the last three tenders are fully functioning by the end of December 2019. It will be then when the effectiveness of the tenders will be proved. The Spanish Wind Energy Association (AEE) estimates that the installation of these projects will translate into investments in excess of 4.5 billion Euros and the creation of between 25,000 to 30,000

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