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Neste Corporation Stock Exchange Release 1 November 2018 9 am. (EET) As disclosed on 9 February 2018, Peter Vanacker (born 1966, M.Sc. Chem. Eng.) starts today on 1 November 2018 as the President and CEO of Neste Corporation. He joined Neste in September 2018 as a Senior Executive and since then has familiarized himself with Neste's business and operations. Peter Vanacker joins Neste after working as the CEO and Managing Director of CABB Group GmbH. CABB is a leading globally active fine and specialty chemicals company. Prior to CABB, Vanacker has had a long career in various executive positions at Bayer, where he was responsible for the global polyurethanes business and many significant investment projects. A CV and photo of Peter Vanacker are included in this release. “Neste has been very successful in the past ten years in changing from a national oil refining company to the world's largest sustainable producer of renewable diesel. We will continue to work hard together with Neste's employees, the Board of Directors and my colleagues in the Executive Board to deliver profitable growth and be focused on creating the future. At the same time, we will continue renewing and challenging ourselves," says Peter Vanacker, the President and

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Two top energy industry CEOs are joining the Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) Board of Directors: Gil Quiniones of the New York Power Authority (NYPA) and Adrian Tuck of Tendril were recently elected to the Board. Four incumbents were also re-elected for another three-year term: Seth Frader-Thompson, President, EnergyHub; Joe Hoagland, Vice President, Stakeholder Relations, Tennessee Valley Authority; Chris King, Global Policy Officer, Siemens Digital Grid; and Gary Rackliffe, Vice President, Smart Grids, ABB, Inc. “The election of these two outstanding industry leaders underlines the importance that SEPA’s membership places on having diverse voices on the Board, from both the utility and technology sides. We want to provide a model for industry inclusiveness and collaboration; both are critical for moving the energy transition forward,” said Cris Eugster, COO of CPS Energy and Chair of SEPA’s board. The two new members are: Gil Quiniones is President and CEO of NYPA, the nation’s largest state-owned electric utility. Under Gil’s leadership, NYPA has taken a leading role in Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) initiative, aimed at empowering customers and encouraging the growth of renewables and energy efficiency. For this work, he was named SEPA’s Power Player of the Year in 2017.

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Tesvolt delivers 4-megawatt high-voltage storage system to a solar park in West Sussex West Sussex, 31 October 2018 — The first municipal battery storage system project in the UK has been installed in the county of West Sussex. The solar farm has a 7.4-megawatt (MW) output and stabilizes the power grid together with a 4.4-MW lithium storage system from German manufacturer Tesvolt. Thanks to the high-voltage storage system, the local government earns additional money with grid services. Thus, the system runs completely free of subsidies. It was commissioned mid of October at a 35-hectare former landfill site in Westhampnett and the test runs have finished successfully. The project will bring in considerable income for the local government over the next 25 years. Press photos are available here: https://www.tesvolt.com/en/presse/first-municipal-storage-system-project-in-the-uk__prr30.html Highest storage system service life for a long-term rate of return Louise Goldsmith, county council Leader, said: “I am delighted to see the completion of Westhampnett solar farm. Living in the sunniest county, it makes absolute sense for us to use our natural resources and to generate clean energy that can be fed in to the local electricity grid. As one of the first solar farms to be built with battery storage and free from government

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The off-grid solar module manufacturer OPES Solutions expects that the Internet of Things (IoT) boom will significantly increase the demand for small photovoltaic modules. The background is the ever-lower energy consumption of modern data technology and the falling costs of solar modules. The combination of both developments already makes the power supply of small decentralized devices and sensors through photovoltaics particularly economical today. Even if a power grid is available, in many cases solar energy can be cheaper than a grid connection. Pictures of off-grid modules: https://goo.gl/dLq9Mz "The world is becoming increasingly connected, and cheap energy is needed wherever devices communicate with each other as for instance in Smart Cities. In the last 6 months we received more enquiries for IoT concepts that use photovoltaics as an economic energy source than in the complete  previous year", said OPES Solutions CEO Robert Händel in a presentation at PV Days Conference at Fraunhofer Institute in Halle, Germany. He expects the Smart City market, which will rely to some extend on solar power, to reach 5.6 Billion USD in 2022. Examples of PV applications with IoT functions are sensors for buildings such as bridges, GPS tracking modules or solar street lamps with traffic sensors. In addition

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The company has assembled a total of 380 MW in the country so far October 2018. GES is already working on the installation of a 263 MW windfarm 25 km from Ras Ghareb (Egypt). The project will have three phases that will be executed during the remainder of 2018 and the first semester of 2019. This will be the first wind farm executed under a BOO scheme (Build, Own and Operate) and is part of the Egyptian government's drive to increase the proportion of renewables in the mix energy, with a target for wind generation of 7 GW in 2022. The plan contemplates an important participation of the private sector, which will reach 60% of the plan. The energy produced in the project will be sold under a PPA (Power Purchase Agreement) to the EETC (Egyptian) GES will be responsible for the assembly of the 125 turbines of 2.1 MW that will make up the park. The extensive experience with which the company counts in Egypt and the good work done in previous projects in the same area, have been the great strengths of GES for the awarding of this project. Over the last few years GES has consolidated a local installation

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Today, Kincardine Offshore Windfarm Ltd (KOWL) confirmed that the first turbine has started generating power from what will be the world’s largest floating offshore wind farm. Responding, Fabrice Leveque, Senior Policy Manager at Scottish Renewables, said:"Today's announcement of first power from the Kincardine Offshore Windfarm marks another milestone for the exciting floating wind sector. "Floating offshore wind power provides a way to tap the enormous potential of the world's deeper waters. "With our incredible offshore wind resource and established offshore supply chain, Scotland has a unique opportunity to reap the economic benefits of this emerging technology, and today's announcement shows we're now taking great strides towards doing that."

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New two-story, 27,000 square foot construction to accommodate administrative functions Former building to house Service Center of Excellence Fast repair services employing clean processes Asslar, Germany, October 30, 2018. Pfeiffer Vacuum, one of the world’s leading providers of high-tech vacuum solutions for the semiconductor, industrial, coating, analytical and R&D markets, opened up a new 27,000 square foot building in Nashua, NH, on October 25. This modern two-story construction will be the home of the North American headquarters for administration, sales, product management, marketing and customer care. In parallel, the former 24,000 square foot administration building has been converted into a Service Center of Excellence, bringing together under one roof all service activities for the major part of the Pfeiffer Vacuum product portfolio. State-of-the-art automated cleaning and test equipment is being utilized resulting in high-quality, fast repairs of the highest standards. Together with the service center in Austin, Texas with its strong presence in the semiconductor industry, Pfeiffer Vacuum has an ideal organization to serve the North American customers. “With the completion of the two facilities, Pfeiffer Vacuum will be able to better support our valued customers throughout North America, while at the same time providing a modern, best-in-class work environment for

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The collaboration builds on the successful partnership between both companies and their joint commitment to advance the use of highly efficient renewable energy solutions Shenzhen, October 30th, 2018 – BYD Co. Ltd., one of the world’s largest manufacturer of rechargeable batteries, and SMA Solar Technology AG, a leading global specialist in photovoltaic system technology, announce a strategic global partnership. Both companies have collaborated very successfully in the European market and APAC region and will now expand the partnership to jointly address additional markets with a high growth potential such as the US and African markets. The new strategic partnership was sealed at BYD’s HQ in Pingshan, Shenzhen, China on October 23rd. According to SEIA’s September report the U.S. installed 2.3 gigawatts (GW) of solar PV capacity in Q2 2018 to reach 58.3 gigawatts (GW) of total installed capacity, enough to power 11 million American homes. Total installed U.S. PV capacity is expected to more than double over the next five years, and by 2023, over 14 GW of PV capacity will be installed annually. “This is a huge market potential which we’d like to address together with a trusted partner like SMA to offer customers end-to-end solutions for all their energy storage demands”,

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Dresden, 30 October, 2018 – The German Design Council (Rat für Formgebung)  has awarded SOLARWATT the 2019 German Design Award for its EasyIn in-roof solar panel. The glass-glass panel, which can replace normal roof tiles, was awarded in the "Excellent Product Design" category. "As a premium manufacturer, we want to offer our customers superior design in addition to technically mature products. More and more homeowners want something special and place increasing value on aesthetics," says SOLARWATT CEO, Detlef Neuhaus. The roof-integrated EasyIn solar panel convinced the jury not only with its design but also with the special cost-saving benefit for customers. For anyone planning a new house or tackling a roof renovation, EasyIn is a cost-saving alternative to an on-roof installation. The panels are mounted directly on the roof battens and replace conventional roofing tiles. This means fewer roof tiles need to be purchased overall . "Our in-roof panels are not only attractive, they are also extremely durable and reliably generate clean solar power for decades. If you can protect your wallet and the environment at the same time – so much the better!" says Neuhaus. The solar roof tiles, the size of a standard solar panel, have been in production since

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Frankfurt am Main/Cölbe, 30 October 2018 — The wholesaler Wagner Solar has entered into a strategic partnership with LONGi Solar, the world’s largest manufacturer of monocrystalline solar modules. LONGi’s mono PERC modules are now available from Wagner Solar. The portfolio also includes bifacial modules, half-cell modules and next-generation mono PERC modules using other highly efficient technologies. Press photos are available here: https://sunbeam-communications.com/press-photos-wagner-solar-adds-longi-solar-modules-to-its-portfolio/ Specialist in highly efficient technology “Collaborating with LONGi Solar, the market leader in monocrystalline PERC technology, is the perfect way to round off our product portfolio in this incredibly important area,” says Wilfried Renker, Head of Sales at Wagner Solar. “We are thoroughly impressed by LONGi Solar’s profile as a vertically integrated manufacturer which has developed the most efficient mono PERC module to date, achieving a yield of 20.66 percent, and has invested more in research and development than any other PV manufacturer.” In the first half of 2018, the company’s investments in R&D totalled 105 million dollars, or 7.18 percent of its turnover.  From single family homes to large-scale PV facilities Gerald Müller, Vice President of Sales for Europe at LONGi Solar, said: “Working with the specialist wholesaler Wagner Solar and its network of expert partners will strengthen our position in important market areas

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