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The organizers of Wind Power Asia/Clean Energy Expo China (WPA/CEEC 2010), the China Energy Council (CEC), Koelnmesse and CCPIT Beijing, this week announced that the Asian Wind Energy Exhibition organized by the China Machinery Enterprise Management Association (CMMA) will be incorporated into the existing exhibition, creating a powerful synergy from the combination of both events.{pagebreak}The combined exhibition will reach a total space of 25,000 sqm, with around 400 exhibitors, and will be held from 23 to 25 June 2010 at the China National Convention Center in Beijing. The combined event will greatly benefit from complementary resources of the organizers and strengthen its position as one of the leading and most specialized events in this industry in China.As in previous years, most of the leading Chinese turbine manufacturers, as well as many new, large turbine producers will be featured at the exhibition. In addition, a large contingent of suppliers from all over the world slated to be present at the event includes group pavilions from Germany, Denmark and the Netherlands.On the other end of the value chain, the top 14 power producers and grid providers in China as members of the China Electricity Council will be present in full force. These

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April 20, 2010 Rockwell Automation's EtherNet/IP-based Wind Park Management solution offers a speed of response so fast that not only does it remove the need for millions of euro's worth of capacitor banks, but it also surpasses the requirements of proposed 2013 utility-end-user requirements 60 milliseconds may not sound like a lot, but it makes a huge difference to many wind farms, as it can mean a €20m+ investment in capacitor banks in order to meet the 140ms reaction-time requirements of many utility end users.{pagebreak}With many wind farm management systems struggling to reach a 200ms reaction time, the news that the utility end users want to introduce a global standard for grid code compliance that will reduce it even further - to 50ms - is not good. However, using industry-proven, unmodified, off-the-shelf hardware, running on an open-standard EtherNet/IP network, Rockwell Automation offers a Wind Park Management solution that is capable of delivering reaction speeds of 10ms

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· With this new project, to be supplied over the coming months, PROINSO ITALY will reach figures of 75 MW in modules, trackers and invertors, supplying a total of 186 projects in Italy, becoming the leader in the Italian Photovoltaic solar energy sector.· The recently awarded project in the province of Ravenna, will be supplied by the company TOZZI.· PROINSO Italy plans to end 2010 with sales of close to 100 MW in the Italian market, where it has over 160 qualified installers.{pagebreak}· The company will be exhibiting at SOLAREXPO, to be held in the Italian city of Verona from 5 to 7 May (Hall 7, Stand D4-1).April 28, 2010.- The Spanish company PROINSO specialized in the distribution of -modules, inverters, trackers and fixed structures for photovoltaic systems- will participate in the supply of modules over the coming months, destined for a solar photovoltaic project of 35 MW located in the Italian province of Ravenna, developed by the company TOZZI. This new agreement comes on top of another 40 MW of modules, MECASOLAR trackers and

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DuPont expects its photovoltaic sales to grow over 50 percent this year as the solar industry experiences strong growth as a result of increased market demand for new installations in Europe, North America and parts of Asia. DuPont now expects its sales into photovoltaics to exceed $1 billion in 2011, which is a year ahead of plan, and has set a new goal to exceed $2 billion in sales by 2014.{pagebreak}"Our focus on delivering materials innovations that are essential to the photovoltaic industry's future growth is paying off for our customers and for DuPont," said David B. Miller, president, DuPont Electronics & Communications. "We not only have the materials that provide superior performance and reliability to photovoltaic modules, but also the ability to match those products to the specific, individual needs of our customers and we are aggressively expanding to supply those materials in the volumes required by this high growth industry."In 2009, DuPont sales to the photovoltaic market exceeded $550 million - an increase of over 25 percent from the previous year - and outperformed the broader industry, which experienced significantly lower growth, estimated to be 10 percent or less. DuPont's growth is supported by new

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From May 11-12, 2010, SGS will be participating in the International Meeting on Risk Prevention in the Wind Energy Sector in Barcelona, Spain. On May 12, Isaac Montero, Inspector for Regulatory Inspection Wind Energy Services, will give a speech on Safety Regulatory Controls. The International Meeting on Risk Prevention in the Wind Energy Sector, which takes place in Barcelona, from May 11-12, 2010, is the first international meeting in Spain focused on the wind energy sector with the collaboration of different companies.{pagebreak}Organized by the Spanish Wind Energy Association (Asociacin Empresarial Elica - AEE), of which SGS is a member, the two-day event presents a perfect opportunity for the leading players in the wind energy sector to exchange new information on issues relating to health and safety at work.Among topics to be discussed at this event are the main challenges of risk prevention in the wind energy sector, prevention policies and safety measures, product safety, certification of wind turbines as well as inspection and investigation of accidents and action plans.The International Meeting on Risk Prevention in the Wind Energy Sector presents a perfect opportunity for SGS Wind Energy Competence Centre to present its wide portfolio of services for the wind energy sector,

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25th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition / 5th World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy ConversionDate: Conference: 6-10 September 2010, Exhibition: 6-9 September 2010Location: Feria Valencia, Convention & Exhibition Centre, Valencia, Spain{pagebreak}Event Website: http://www.photovoltaic-conference.comPlease confirm shortly as soon as our event was added to the online event calender of Power & Energy Solutions.Thank you in advance and look forward to hearing from you!Sunny regards from Munich *********************************Ivanna TarchanynWIP - Renewable EnergiesEvent DivisionSylvensteinstr. 281369 MünchenGermanyTel. +49-89-720 12 769Fax +49-89-720 12 791Ivanna.Tarchanyn@wip-munich.dewww.wip-munich.dewww.photovoltaic-conference.com 

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Sputnik Engineering is pleased to invite you to a news presentation and a press cocktail with Spanish Tapas, Iberian Ham and Jazz Music from the Igor Prochazka Trio on May 20 within the Genera trade fair in Madrid.{pagebreak}Programme on May 20: 5:45 to 6 p.m: presentation of the new central inverter series SolarMax TS, by Fernando Sánchez García, managing director of Sputnik Engineering Ibérica S.L.U. , in Spanish6 to 8 p.m.: Individual Talks (Spanish and English) and Press Cocktail with Jazz Music from the Igor Prochazka Trio Even though the presentation will be in Spanish language, afterward, you will have the opportunity to interview Fernando Sánchez García in English. All journalists are welcome to join the stand party and to discover Sputnik´s new products. Please register by 10 May by fax or by e-mail:□ Yes, I would like to participate in the event.Unfortunately I cannot come. Please send me the press kit□ by post, or□ by e-mailName:Publication:Address:Telephone:E-mail: Our email is: info@solarmax.comWe would be glad to welcome you in Madrid ! Kind regards, Heike BihlmayerPress Agency Krampitz Press Agency for Renewable Energies Dillenburger Straße 85 51105 Cologne , Germany Tel. 0049 (0)221/91249949 Fax 0049 (0)221/91249948 www.pr-krampitz.de 

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Linde enables electronics customers to lower their carbon footprint by 250,000 tons in 2010 Adoption of on-site generated fluorine on the rise Munich, Germany - 26 April 2010 - Driving the industry to shift focus from Grid Parity to Green Parity and pushing for sustainable electronics manufacturing, Linde Gases, a division of The Linde Group, today announced that it has enabled customers to reduce their CO2 emissions by a quarter of a million tons in 20101 by switching to on-site generated fluorine (F2) from nitrogen trifluoride (NF3). {pagebreak}This is the same amount of CO2 produced by over 125,000 mid-size cars2 annually.Prominent manufacturers of photovoltaics, semiconductor and TFT-LCD devices as well as research sectors are adopting Linde's on-site fluorine generators as a more productive and energy-efficient alternative to the use of the greenhouse gas NF3 and other PFC (Per-Fluoro-Compound) gases for the cleaning of CVD (Chemical Vapour Deposition) chambers. In 2009, Linde's on-site fluorine was successfully tested on all the major thin-film PV OEM platforms, and Malibu and Masdar PV were among the first to announce adoption of on-site F2 as the cleaning gas of choice to manufacture large-scale PV modules - eliminating the use of NF3. Production systems for these two customers

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Sulzemoos 22 April 2009 / Phoenix Solar AG (ISIN DE000A0BVU93), a leading photovoltaic system integrator listed on the TecDAX, is presenting itsAnnual Report today, including the consolidated financial statements for the financial year 2009, drawn up and audited in accordance with the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).{pagebreak}The company thereby confirms the preliminary figures released on 9 March 2010. Phoenix Solar is one of the few listed German solar companies which closed the year 2009 with a growth in revenues and a profit. This is affirmation of the company's flexible business model which operates independently of manufacturers.In the reporting year, the Phoenix Solar Group generated total revenues of EUR 473.0 million (2008: EUR 402.5 million). The Components & Systems segment contributed EUR 299.0 million (2008: EUR 214.6 million), and the Power Plants segment EUR 174.0 million (2008: EUR 187.8 million) to total revenues. The share of international business in revenues came to EUR 27.6 million, which is 5.8 percent.The sale of modules was raised by almost 70 percent, from 120 megawatts in 2008 to more than 200 megawatts in 2009.Owing, among other factors, to the sharp declines in solar module prices of more than 30 percent at their most extreme, earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) came to EUR 12.2 million in the reporting year 2009

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DuPont Receives Prestigious Award for Advances in DuPontTM Solamet® Metallization TechnologyBRISTOL, United Kingdom, April 21, 2010 - Her Majesty the Queen, head of state of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth, has awarded a Queen's Award for Enterprise in the Innovation category to DuPont for the continuous development of DuPontTM Solamet® photovoltaic metallization paste, a key component in increasing the energy efficiency of solar cells.{pagebreak}The company has advanced the technology over a number of years -- contributing to increasing the effectiveness of photovoltaic solar cell technology."Addressing energy needs is a global concern. The generation of renewable energy will be the fastest growing sector in the energy market for the next 20 years, and materials for photovoltaic applications are a critical success factor for sustainable growth," said Ian Hudson , president - DuPont Europe, Middle East and Africa. "We can apply the power of our market-driven science to offer products and technologies that can transform the sun's potential into clean energy, contributing to decreasing dependence on fossil fuels."The advances made by DuPont in the field of front- and back-side metallization contacts have resulted in significant efficiency gains for solar cell technology. In 1998, the efficiency of a

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