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GES is installing more than 250 MW in the country during 2018 12th September 2018. GES is going to overtake the 2 GW in installation in France during the next few months. After more than a decade serving this market, GES has become a reference in installation in France. The good performance from the GES Installation Team increased the GES customer portfolio in the country, which ensures the activity in the near future. After the last awarded contracts, GES estimates 256 MW will be added to the France project references. Alberto de Alfonso, Installation Business Unit Director says: “During 2018 the Installation Team is working in more than 1.000 MW in seven different countries. The fourth of these megawatts are located in France, which makes an idea of the significance of the market in this activity”. GES is working in next year´s backlog and thrusting this year’s track record can be consolidated or even surpassed. Next year is going to be a quite busy one in the installation activity. There are many projects with a connection deadline in the short term in Spain and Mexico, which will make the installation demand grow exponentially. GES has enough resources to satisfy

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·         Schneider Electric opens its renewable energy and cleantech community to commercial and industrial companies globally ·         Businesses can join more than 100 current NEO Network members to access exclusive offers, market intelligence and assessment tools ·         New apps and analytics provide a data-driven, custom understanding of renewable energy opportunities LONDON, Sept. 12, 2018 – Schneider Electric today introduced Accelerator Access for its New Energy Opportunities (NEO) Network™. The NEO Network is an online community that connects companies with resources and tools to identify, evaluate and advance renewable energy transactions and technologies. Commercial and industrial (C&I) businesses can now join the NEO Network at no cost. Members receive exclusive offers from developers, such as below-market pricing, and preferred terms and conditions. They can also access industry experts, peers and tools to make smart energy decisions and quickly meet sustainability goals. With over 100 members, the NEO Network is a fast-growing, global collective of corporations, developers and solution providerscommitted to buying and developing renewable energy and cleantech. The C&I companies in the network are responsible for more than 1.7 gigawatts of offsite power purchase agreements (PPAs). Companies at any stage of the often-complicated buying process can gain access to up-to-date market intelligence, explore project opportunities, interact with

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Utilities ordering 80 turbines with a combined capacity of 252 MW Hamburg, 12 September 2018. The Nordex Group has again received big-ticket contracts from South Africa to install a total of 80 AW125/3150 turbines for the “Garob” and “Copperton” projects. The project “Garob” comprises 46 turbines which Enel Green Power has ordered. The second project (“Copperton”) comprises 34 turbines for the developer and independent power producer Elawan. Both projects include delivery and installation as well as multi-year service contracts. As well as this, Nordex will be producing the 100-meter concrete towers close by, thus lowering the costs and increasing local manufacturing content. “South Africa is an important market for us, which is why we are pleased to be executing these two orders. We have been awarded turbine supply for a total of around 400 MW in 2018,” says Patxi Landa, Chief Sales Officer of Nordex SE. Both wind farms are located in the province of Northern Cape close to the town of Copperton.

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Wittenberg/Berlin, Germany, 12 September 2018 – Tesvolt, a manufacturer of storage systems for industry and commerce, has won the renowned German Entrepreneur Award. The distinction was handed over to the Wittenberg-based company yesterday at an award ceremony at the ZDF studio in Berlin. The panel of judges named Tesvolt one of the most successful start-ups in all of Germany in the past few years. The German Entrepreneur Award is presented each year in cooperation with partners from Stern magazine, Sparkassen savings cooperative, ZDF television and Porsche. Press photos are available here: https://www.tesvolt.com/en/presse/tesvolt-gewinnt-deutschen-gruenderpreis__prr28.html Flexible company organisation without a management level “Innovative start-ups shape tomorrow’s economy. We are very proud to be a part of it,” says Daniel Hannemann, Founder of Tesvolt. “Tesvolt has thrived from the start in great part thanks to the people who work here and our new, flexible company organisation. Executives don’t create a bottleneck in the process because our decisions are only made as a team, giving individuals a chance to optimally apply themselves and unlock their full potential. This enables a great degree of innovation.” Significant market potential Daniel Hannemann and Simon Schandert established the company in 2014. The two engineers started out by using their own savings to develop their

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Chevron Marine Lubricants has developed a brand-new range of cylinder lubricants compatible with virtually all available global sulphur cap 2020 compliance options. As the global shipping industry prepares for the arrival of the global sulphur cap in January 2020, the operation of ships in a multi-fuel future is a fast approaching reality. Lubricants are essential to the smooth operation and service life of propulsion machinery, but their optimal use is highly dependent on fuel sulphur content. A diversified marine fuel mix demands tailoring lubricant selection to fuel sulphur content to ensure compatibility with fuels bunkered across a fleet. The Taro® Ultra range of lubricants deliver the same high performance and protection expected from Chevron’s Taro® engine lubricants, with the added benefit of being compatible with almost all engines, marine bunker fuels and abatement technologies. The full range of Taro® Ultra products cover the needs of the vast majority of vessel owners, from Taro Ultra 25 which is compatible with low sulphur fuel, distillates and many alternative fuels, to Taro Ultra 140 which is ideal for applications using high sulphur bunker fuels that require scrubber emission abatement technology. Specifically developed by Chevron Marine Lubricants to help ship owners and operators maintain efficient operations before and

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Roquefort (47), September 11, 2018: REDEN Solar, a leading solar IPP from France, announced today that it successfully completed the refinancing of its Portuguese and Spanish assets, raising a total of € 100.5m in the process. This transaction takes the form of a 14-year non-recourse financing arranged by Natixis S.A. Sucursal en España. It restructures 13 historic loans contracted with 5 banks and involves around fifty photovoltaic power plants in operation in Portugal and Spain. Thierry Carcel, President of the REDEN Solar Group, said: "This refinancing operation was largely facilitated by the international reach of the Natixis Group, which enabled them to coordinate teams in 3 different countries and deal with the broad scope and complexity of the operation. This refinancing not only greatly simplifies the debt structure of our assets, but also improves our economic conditions, and allows us to generate a significant cash surplus. This, in turn, will enable us to continue to invest in the development and acquisition of new plants in the Iberian Peninsula, in Latin America, as well as in France, where we remain very active ". "We are very satisfied because completing an operation of this size and complexity proves that the market fully recognizes the excellent

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Pooled EV batteries to deliver control reserve to the electricity grid Virtual Power Plant (VPP) operator Next Kraftwerke and Jedlix, an electric vehicle (EV) aggregator and smart charging platform provider, have launched an international pilot project to deliver secondary control reserve (aFRR) through the batteries of electric cars. Tendered by Transmission System Operator (TSO) TenneT, Next Kraftwerke and Jedlix have been selected for the pilot project that will see TenneT assess the technical feasibility of aFRR delivered by new technologies. The project begins in early 2019 and will run for two years, during which Next Kraftwerke and Jedlix provide aFRR through Jedlix's EV fleet using the company’s smart charging solution. Next Kraftwerke provides the interface to the TSO TenneT and markets the aggregated energy in TenneT’s reserve control auctions, while Jedlix steers the charging of EV’s over-the-air via its platform. Jedlix establishes the connection by linking its system to Next Kraftwerke’s remote control unit Next Box. In doing so, the Jedlix fleet can be controlled by Next Kraftwerke’s central control system. This enables real-time data exchange between the Jedlix fleet and Next Kraftwerke, while also making it possible for the Jedlix fleet to receive setpoints from Next Kraftwerke that change the EV’s

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10 September 2018 - Sharp today announces the expansion of its Solar Energy Solutions business to the African continent. The solar sector in Africa is an important part in Sharp’s strategic worldwide diversification plan, where access to energy is challenging for so many people. Sharp introduces its industry leading range of 12 photovoltaic (PV) modules and various battery storage solutions which are now available to all customers across Africa. With a company history of over 100 years, Sharp brings almost 60 years of solar expertise gained from markets across the globe to help address the pressing need to boost electricity access, and the demand for a reliable electricity supply across the African continent. The growing population of Africa is already putting an increasing strain on existing energy sources. Coupled with a changing climate and longer dry seasons in many countries, the reliance on fossil fuel and hydropower is not sustainable in the long term. Solar PV panels offer an ideal solution thanks to the speed and ease of deployment, and the abundance of sunlight. Customers across the African continent will have access to Sharp’s full range of reliable, efficient energy solutions and services suitable for residential, commercial and industrial use. Sharp’s range of

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Measurement expert opens new operations center in Birmingham, UK, as it ships 1000th Triton Wind Profiler unit to PRC Wind. September 10, 2018 - Vaisala, a global leader in environmental and industrial measurement, has expanded its field support team and opened a new operations center in Birmingham, UK, to better support service needs and requests for its Triton Wind Profiler. The expansion comes as remote sensing technology continues to be more widely adopted across a broad range of international wind energy markets. Vaisala recently shipped its 1000th Triton to Minneapolis-based wind developer PRC Wind. The new operations center will enable Vaisala to provide better technical support coverage around the world, particularly as Triton continues to be deployed in a number of new markets. In the past few months units have been deployed across increasingly geographically diverse markets, including Indonesia, Iceland, Panama, China and Japan. Each of these presents unique operational challenges and the new operations center will conduct daily monitoring of Triton fleets in these locations. Building Out Global Remote Sensing Supply Chains “With remote sensing units increasingly replacing met masts as developers’ preferred method of wind measurement, there’s a need to provide additional support and build out global supply chains,” said Tero Muttilainen,

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• Siemens to design, supply and build onshore substation and offshore transformer modules (OTM®) • Triton Knoll is the 10th UK offshore wind farm Siemens has connected to the mainland • After completion Triton Knoll would be able to provide sufficient clean and sustainable power for the equivalent of 800,000 British homes Siemens Energy Management has received an order to design, supply and build the grid connection for the Triton Knoll offshore wind farm by German customer Innogy SE. The wind farm, 32 kilometers (km) off the Lincolnshire coast, will have an installed generation capacity of circa 860 megawatts (MW) after its completion. Triton Knoll will be capable of providing sufficient clean and sustainable power for the equivalent of at least 800,000 British homes, making a significant contribution to the UK’s renewable energy targets. Siemens will lead on the construction of a new four-hectare onshore substation at Bicker Fen, as well as offshore infrastructure, including two Offshore Transformer Modules (OTM ®). The Siemens OTM® is significantly smaller in size and weight compared to conventional alternating current platforms and highlight Siemens’ commitment to helping power developers improve efficiencies and the delivery program. “This is an important project to deliver clean, green energy to UK homes

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