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Benefits of renewable energy power purchase agreements highlighted Contracts used by world’s biggest companies to fix prices ‘now available at all scales’ Scottish Renewables announced today that it has released two new guides to corporate renewable energy sourcing, developed in conjunction with leading global advisor Schneider Electric Energy & Sustainability Services (ESS) and global developer Brookfield Renewable. The guides are designed to help UK businesses benefit from renewable energy. The world’s most iconic businesses – Microsoft, Nestle and Amazon, among many others in 75 countries – are already buying renewable energy direct from generators via power purchase agreements (PPAs). Now UK firms at all scales can join them with similar deals, which typically fix electricity prices for more than a decade. Scottish Renewables, Schneider Electric ESS and Brookfield Renewable developed the documents to explain the mechanics of PPAs to businesses and renewable energy generators. Hannah Smith, Senior Policy Manager at Scottish Renewables, said: “As businesses look for certainty in this time of change, entering into a renewable energy power purchase agreement can offer a number of benefits such as locking in energy prices and increasing business sustainability. “For the renewable energy sector too, teaming up with businesses can provide a stable buyer for power and provide a different

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Brussels/Belgium, Wittenberg/Germany, 4 December 2018 – Tesvolt, a manufacturer of storage systems for industry and commerce, is to receive 2.15 million euros in EU funding. The European Union believes that Tesvolt’s high-voltage storage system has the potential to change the power storage market. The German company will now receive support under the EU’s SME instrument, enabling it to mass-produce its lithium high-voltage storage systems and launch them on the market worldwide. A total of 1,658 businesses from across Europe applied for phase II funding under the SME instrument, and 63 were successful. Press photos are available here: https://www.tesvolt.com/en/presse/tesvolt-receives-eu-funding-for-high-voltage-storage-system__prr31.html Halving the costs of commercial storage systems “We’re looking for the innovators of tomorrow. We believe that Tesvolt’s high-voltage storage system is a disruptive product, as it could slash the costs of electricity storage by more than half,” says Marco Rubinato, EU Programme Officer. These costs could drop from around 18 euro cents per kilowatt hour of electricity stored to just 7 cents in the future, as soon as Tesvolt begins mass production of its high-voltage storage system. The funding will be used to set up semi-automated serial production at the company’s Wittenberg site and to market the innovative storage system worldwide. It

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The Technical University of Berlin (HTW) tested the efficiency of 20 renewable energy storage systems and rated BYD’s Battery-Box as No 1 Shenzhen/Berlin, December 4th, 2018 – BYD Co. Ltd., one of the world’s largest manufacturer of rechargeable batteries, has been ranked as the most efficient energy storage system in the latest test by Technical University Berlin (HTW). The survey “Stromspeicher Inspektion 2018” compared 60 data sheets of the most active providers in the German market and then tested 20 systems of providers who have a combined market share of more than 50 percent in Germany. The focus of the survey was the analysis of information on storage capacity and efficiency. The test is aimed at providing more transparency and comparable data to help installers and consumers to choose the most suitable solution based on reliable and proven facts. Despite regulatory obstacles the adoption of de-central solar power and storage systems is gaining momentum. According to HWT more than 100,000 photovoltaic (PV) systems in combination with battery systems for powering buildings have been installed in Germany already. Every second newly installed PV system in the residential building area is now equipped with a battery storage system. How well storage systems can support

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Monday, December 3, 2018 — DEME’s subsidiaries Dredging International, GeoSea and Tideway have secured major contract awards for the 487 MW SeaMade Offshore Wind Farm in Belgium. The project reached financial close on December 3, 2018. SeaMade stands for a combination of two offshore wind projects in Belgium, previously known as Mermaid (235 MW) and Seastar (252 MW). The project will include 58 wind turbines and will be located 40-50 km off the coast from Ostend. Otary NV has the majority interest in the SeaMade project. Via DEME Concessions the DEME Group is one of the Otary shareholders. The contract awards include: Foundations, turbines and inter-array cables – The Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Installation (EPCI) contract for the 58 foundations and the inter-array cables will be undertaken by Dredging International. The cables will connect each turbine to the relevant offshore substation. The foundation type will be a monopile foundation. With a hub height of 109 metres and a rotor diameter of 167 metres, the wind turbines will be the largest installed thus far in the Belgian North Sea. Substations - Each of SeaMade’s two wind farms, Mermaid and Seastar, will have its own offshore substation, which will collect electricity produced, convert it from 33 kV to 220 kV and

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Energy flow chart includes PV production, consumption, feed-in, and storage Visualize individual inverter performance Monthly PV production forecasts Intuitive chart navigation Now available on Google Play and the App Store Geislingen-Binsdorf, December 3, 2018: The new Solar-Log WEB Enerest™ App 1.2.0 offers even more intuitive ways to monitor solar PV plants. The innovative app is specially designed to make sure PV system operators can quickly and easily access the right information on the status of their photovoltaic plants. Data is immediately transferred from the Solar-Log WEB Enerest™ online portal to the app so solar plant performance details are available on-the-go, from anywhere around the world. Energy Flow – Complex Data Made Simple The Energy Flow chart is now available on the mobile app for Solar-Log WEB Enerest™ L and XL users.  This eye-catching graphic allows users to view the flow of electricity between the plant, building, grid, and battery. Users can see how much PV power is being produced, how much is being used, how much self-produced power is being fed into the grid. Users can also see if the battery is charging or discharging. Inverter Performance – Rapid Fault Detection The balance chart now includes a display of up to 10 individual inverters

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Key facts: SeaMade NV is responsible for the simultaneous development of both the Mermaid and Seastar offshore wind farms, resulting in the single largest wind farm financed and built in Belgium. SeaMade is a partnership between Otary, ENGIE Electrabel and Eneco Wind Belgium. Financial close is reached on schedule, only two years after Financial close of the Rentel offshore wind project. The latter successfully completed its construction activities last summer, while SeaMade will start its construction activities in summer 2019. The SeaMade project attracted a very high level of interest and commitment from both the offshore wind industry and the financing community. SeaMade is financed by a unique group of public and private equity investors, while commercial lenders, multilateral institutions and export credit agencies provide non-recourse debt financing. SeaMade will build 58 wind turbines with a total capacity of 487 MW and will be connected through two offshore substations to the Elia Modular Offshore Grid. SeaMade has a key contribution to Belgium’s objectives in terms of development of renewable energy. As of 2020, SeaMade will deliver renewable energy for 485,000 households, also allowing for a reduction of more than 500,000 tons of CO2 emissions per year Significant contribution to Belgium’s climate

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• Project to utilize 58 SG 8.0-167 DD offshore wind turbines; 17-year Long Term Service agreement with logistics included • SeaMade is the name of two combined offshore wind projects, previously known as Mermaid (235 MW) and Seastar (252 MW) • Clean energy to be provided to 485,000 households • Installation and commissioning expected to be completed before the end of 2020 Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) today received the order for the 487 MW SeaMade offshore wind power project in Belgium from customer Seamade NV. It includes supply and commissioning of 58 units of the SG 8.0-167 DD offshore wind turbine and a 17-year Service agreement. The project consists of the two combined sites: Seastar, a 252 MW offshore wind power plant with 30 SG 8.0-167 wind turbines and Mermaid, a 235 MW offshore wind power plant with 28 SG 8.0-167 wind turbines. SeaMade NV is a partnership formed of the Otary RS NV (70%), Engie Electrabel NV (17.5%) and Eneco Wind Belgium SA (12.5%). Offshore construction is to commence in 2019 and be completed in 2020. SGRE will provide the logistics solution along with remote monitoring and diagnostics for the following 17 years in order to ensure their long-term availability and performance. “We are

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The new FuturaSun photovoltaic roof built by CPL CONCORDIA is now fully operational on the BAXI plant in Vicenza, in North Italy. Each new boiler is created using clean energy. The 1 MW semi-integrated photovoltaic plant occupies 6,000 sqm of the plant located in the Vicenza province, built by the top facility and energy management firm CPL CONCORDIA (MO), in its capacity as project EPC. The plant was connected in May 2018. A total of 3,675 FuturaSun FU270P photovoltaic panels were installed, manufactured by the dynamic company based in Padua, a consolidated name on the international photovoltaic scene. The panels are connected to 19 Inverters with 8 kilometres of electrical cables installed. The system provides 992 kWp of power, which satisfies 25% of the entire plant's annual electrical energy requirements, and 100% of requirements for the manufacture of boilers, which previously stood at 10.4 kWh per boiler. Overall annual energy generation amounts to 1,250,000 kWh, with emission saving amounting to 650 t/year of CO2. In this way, BAXI has succeeded in optimising self-consumption of energy generated by the photovoltaic system and rendering the boiler production line energy-renewable. These results stem from the above-average performance of FuturaSun panels compared to market standards, insofar as they guarantee

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Photovoltaic Solar Energy: Big and Beyond - Sustainable energy to reach the 1.5 degrees climate target The European Technology and Innovation Platform for Photovoltaics (ETIP PV) envisions a world with 100% renewable electricity supply where electricity is accessible to all and where electricity makes major inroads into satisfying the final energy demand for living including communications, zero-emission transport and mobility, efficient heating and cooling, and even sustainable fuels, chemicals and materials. By applying Solar PV, buildings will increasingly become places of energy production and not only of energy consumption. ETIP PV will distribute its vision paper right to the start of the UN climate summit “Cop 24” in Katowice, Poland. (www.cop24.katowice.eu) Marko Topič, ETIP PV Chairman: “Our vision is a sustainable future with a clean European and global energy system! Thanks to the abundant availability of sunlight, the technology’s modularity, and continuous cost reductions, Solar PV can become the largest source of energy worldwide and is able to meet the challenge of drastic decarbonisation and there is big potential for further improvements in all related technologies with accelerated research, development and innovation (RD&I).” Marko Topic continues with the main topics of the vision paper: Photovoltaic solar electricity (Solar PV) has recently become the lowest

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Joint venture partners, E.ON Climate & Renewables and Credit Suisse Energy Infrastructure Partners (CSEIP) place an order for 114 turbines, 104 x N149 and 10 x N131, as well as associated infrastructure works. Major ground-breaking order for turbines from the new DELTA4000 technology platform. Hamburg, 3 December 2018. The Nordex Group has received its largest order to date for the N149/4.0-4.5 of its Delta4000 series and the company’s biggest order under which Nordex will also be delivering the civil and electrical balance of plant (BoP) works under an EPC contract. Credit Suisse Energy Infrastructure Partners (CSEIP) and Utility E.ON Climate & Renewables have ordered a total of 114 turbines from the Nordex Group for the “Nysäter” project in Sweden, which consists of two project sites in the Västernorrland region of Sweden, “Hästkullen” and “Björnlandhöjden”. Specifically, the order entails the delivery of 104 N149/4.0-4.5 turbines and ten N131/3900 turbines, with a mixture of tower heights. In addition, the Nordex Group has signed a two-year service contract for the turbines, as a contractor under E.ON’s long term management, operation and maintenance agreement for the project. “Nysäter is a lighthouse project in several respects. We see this major order as confirmation of the highly competiveness

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