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Thousands of jobs still waiting for applicantsDusseldorf, April 14, 2008 - DIS AG "Careers Night" has been a great success already athalftime. For the whole month of April, interested people could set the course for theirprofessional future in their leisure time at DIS AG.{pagebreak}The nationwide event provides an overview of the chances and perspectives a reorientationprovides for qualified specialists of industry, office & management, finance, and informationtechnology at selective locations of the company.Against a backdrop of continuously growing demand for qualified workers, DIS AG, themarket leader in the provision of temporary workers, and recruitment of specialists andexecutives had a unique idea. Since the beginning of this month, informative meetings andpractice oriented events take place on various evenings, where jobseekers and interestedparties will be shown career opportunities and paths to reach their individual goals.The Dusseldorf-based company has found the events to date more than satisfying."Feedback we received from our various participating subsidiaries has been positivethroughout", says Andreas Dinges, CEO of DIS AG. "In addition to numerous advertisedjobs, applicants have been mainly drawn by our CV checking service, and the offer forprofessional photographs to accompany applications. Hundreds of interested individualshave already passed an evening at DIS AG. And that comes as no

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* DIS AG welcomes federal cabinet's decision regarding Posting of Workers Act (German 'Entsendegesetz')* This will effectively prevent wage and social 'dumping'* Quick implementation of legal process is required{pagebreak}Düsseldorf, July 17, 2008 - DIS AG, the market leader in hiring and placement of skilled personnel and managers, welcomes the compromise regarding the Posting of Workers Act adopted by the federal cabinet after months of disagreement between CDU and SPD. "The amendment to the Act, which was decided by the federal cabinet, provides the basis on which additional industries will be able to introduce minimum wages", says Andreas Dinges, Chairman of the Board of DIS AG. "On the basis of this decision, the principle of temporary employment will doubtlessly be added into the Posting of Workers Act without any problem."Temporary employment is one of the industries with a minimum of 50 percent wage bargaining coverage, where the parties to a collective wage agreement have filed a petition to include these industries into the Posting of Workers Act. This inclusion was however not the subject of the cabinet's decision. A decision on the subject will later be made by a coalition work group, under the leadership of the federal employment minister Olaf

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Sulzemoos, 13 January 2009 / Phoenix Solar Energy Investments AG, a wholly owned subsidiary of Phoenix Solar AG (ISIN DE000A0BVU93), has today acquired all the shares in Scarlatti Srl., a company headquartered in Eppan an der Weinstraße, Italy, with immediate effect. Scarlatti holds the shares in four project companies under the condition precedent of achieving a status where construction can begin without delay. These companies will develop a total of five projects for the construction of photovoltaic systems in Sicily with an overall peak power output of around 27 megawatts.{pagebreak} Given successful project development the construction of these plants has been scheduled for 2009 and 2010. This is the Phoenix Solar Group's largest combined project package in the Italian market to date.Phoenix Solar AGHirschbergstraße 8D-85254 SulzemoosInvestor RelationsAnka LeinerTel. +49 (0)8135 938-315Fax +49 (0)8135 938-399a.leiner@phoenixsolar.dewww.phoenixsolar.de 

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Biel, 12 December 2008. On 28 November the Spanish company Vasolar 2006 S.L. and its Portuguese business partner Cavalum SGPS, S.A. inaugurated four solar parks delivering a total output of eight megawatts in the autonomous region of Extremadura. The tracking systems produce on average 26 gigawatt-hours of energy per year, covering the requirements of about 8,300 households and saving 25,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide. {pagebreak}250 people came to the inauguration, including the mayors of the villages of Fuente de Cantos, La Albuera, Don Alvaro and Montemolín, where the solar installations produce their electricity.For the tracking systems, operators Valsolar and Cavalum still receive the higher feed-in tariff guaranteed by royal decree RD 661/2007 for solar installations commissioned before the end of September. The decree guarantees a higher payment for installations of up to100 kilowatts. Valsolar and Cavalum have therefore divided the four solar parks into smaller systems, each with an output of 100 kilowatts. They receive 45.51 eurocents for each kilowatt-hour fed into the grid. The four solar parks cost a total of 40 million euros. Valsolar is reckoning on a payback period of 10 years.When deciding on which inverters to install, Valsolar and Cavalum chose Sputnik Engineering's 100-kilowatt central inverters.

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Tentec is pleased to announce the appointment of Hytor A/S as its exclusive distributor for the Aero range of wind turbine tensioning tools throughout Denmark.  Hytor is well-established in the Danish processing and engineering industries and has been supplying Tentec's bolt tensioning tools in the oil, gas and industrial markets for the past 10 years.{pagebreak}"Denmark is regarded as a centre of excellence for the wind turbine industry and it was important for us to ensure that our distributor was both professional and highly-knowledgeable.' explains Roy Sheldon, Sales Manager for the wind turbine tools at Tentec. "Having worked with Hytor for the past 10 years, we have been impressed by their level of technical expertise and they embody similar philosophies to ourselves, ensuring the customer service is paramount, with the tools available for next day delivery."The Tentec Aero range comprises bolt tensioning tools suitable for a complete wind turbine bolting installation or maintenance programme on many different types and models of wind turbines. The products are manufactured from aircraft quality high-strength tensile steel and are compact and lightweight for ease of handling.More information on Hytor can be found at http://hytor.dk/en/ and Tentec and Aero at www.tentec.netFurther Details:  Roy Sheldon. Tentec Ltd.

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Trina Solar Limited, a leading integrated manufacturer of solar photovoltaic products from the production of ingots, wafers and cells to the assembly of PV modules, founded in 1997, announced that it has chosen the City of San Francisco as the location for its North America offices.{pagebreak}"This is an important step in our continuing commitment to deliver high quality Trina Solar PV modules to customers in the North American markets," commented Mr. Jifan Gao, Chairman and CEO of Trina Solar. "As our geographic footprint continues to expand, we remain committed to a location with tremendous talent to provide the support and services that have allowed us to create strong customer relationships throughout the world.""In the race to become the premiere US gateway for Chinese companies expanding into the North American market, San Francisco has scored another important win with Trina Solar," said San Francisco Mayor, Gavin Newsom. "Trina Solar's decision to locate their North American base in San Francisco highlights the City's strength as both a center for cleantech innovation and as a destination for leading Chinese companies looking for a world-class location for their US operations. I am proud to welcome Trina Solar to San Francisco". Arturo Herrero, VP of

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Husum, 25 November 2008 - "In agreement with other trade fair organisers, Messe Husum has decided to postpone the 12th Husum WindEnergy, which was scheduled to be held from 7 to 11 September 2010, by two weeks". Therefore, the internationally leading trade fair of the wind energy industry will take place from 21 to 25 September 2010. {pagebreak}The Managing Director of Messe Husum, Hanno Fecke, disclosed during a meeting of the advisory council that the HUSUM WindEnergy (HWE) took this decision because otherwise the HWE dates would have clashed with those of the international leading trade fair SMM, which is organised by our partner Hamburg Messe & Congress GmbH and which "is also considered an important business platform by major exhibitors of the HWE"."We took this decision also in agreement with the persons responsible for the power expo in Zaragoza, in order to avoid date clashes with this important trade fair for Renewable Energies". According to Fecke, this was successful.For enquiries please contact:Klaus LorenzPress officer HUSUM WindEnergyT: +49 (0) 2182-5 78 78-0E-mail: lorenz@husumwindenergy.comGudrun Blickle, T: +49 (0)40-3569-2442, E-mail: gudrun.blickle@hamburg-messe.de 

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Calculation notes on using Hydraulic bolt tensioning tools.Formula to use:Residual Bolt Load = Bolt Stress x Bolt Tensile Stress AreaUnits:Residual Bolt Load = (N or Tons)Bolt Tensile Stress Area = (mm2 or In2){pagebreak}Below are tables of standard ISO Metric and Imperial Thread forms along with applicable tensile stress area's.Step1: Determining required bolt load from a known bolt stress.Caution:Using these Tensile Stress Area values is only applicable for fully threaded studs, if the stud in question is wasted or reduced in diameter, the Tensile Stress Area will need to be calculated using the smallest stressed diameter on the bolt.Formula to use:Bolt Tensile Stress Area = pi/4 x (d2)UnitsBolt Tensile Stress Area = (mm2 or In2)d = Smallest Stressed Diameter on bolt = (mm or In)Design Check:It is always good practise to determine the % of bolt yield you are applying, if the final bolt stress exceeds 75% of the bolt yield strength, then it may be neccasary to consider the fatigue characteristics of the bolt and joint.NEVER EXCEED 95% OF THE BOLT YIELD STRENGHFormula to use:% of Yield = (Bolt Stress Required / Yield Strength of bolt ) x 100Units:Bolt Stress Required =(N/mm2 or Ton/In2)Yield Strength of Bolt =(N/mm2 or Ton/In2)(Download

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The Danish based sub-supplier to the wind turbine industry, Avanti Wind Systems, opens office in India.It will be operated by general manager for Avanti Wind Systems India, Mr. Lars Rasmussen and based at the Trade Commission of Denmark in Bangalore{pagebreak}At the beginning of 2009, Avanti Wind Systems expands operations to Chennai, where the company will open a factory for Service Lifts and Fall Protecting Systems. Avanti Wind System is leading world marked producer of service lifts and other personal safety systems to wind turbine towers. Including the office and factory in India, Avanti Wind Systems will operate factories, technical service centers, offices and training centers in six countries, Denmark, Spain, China, USA and Germany."The wind industry is growing very fast in India too - and Avanti Wind System wants to be close to our costumers, so we are able to provide a fast and high quality service", says Avanti Wind Systems CEO, Soren Midtgaard.The Avanti Company was founded in Denmark in 1885 and was originally a ladder factory. The company still produces ladders, but is now focusing on developing and producing safety equipment for the service technicians working in wind turbine towers. Avanti has

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Phoenix Solar AG Introduces SolyndraTM Solar Panels to the European Market• The new shape of solar electricity• Innovative thin-film module for flat rooftops{pagebreak}Sulzemoos 07/10/2008 / One of the solar industry's best kept secrets has been unveiled. Photovoltaic solar system manufacturer Solyndra, Inc., headquartered in Fremont, California U.S.A., today announced its unique CIGS-based thin film solar panel system. In July of this year, Phoenix Solar AG announced that it had signed a framework agreement with Solyndra worth around EUR 450 million. From 2009 onwards, Phoenix Solar is able to offer its customers this state-of-the-art solar system, specially developed for flat rooftops and thus ideal for industrial and commercial buildings.The Solyndra panel is uniquely differentiated compared to conventional flat solar panels: It is made of 40 cylindrical tubes which are attached to a 108 cm x 182 cm frame and is reminiscent of a solar thermal vacuum collector. Within the cylindrical modules, over 140 interconnected cylindrical CIGS cells capture direct sunlight, diffuse sunlight, and sunlight reflected from the rooftop, thus enabling maximum use of light and greater effectiveness.Simple 25 cm high mounts, provided by Solyndra, hold panels horizontally. Spacing between modules allows wind to flow through the panels freely, so the system

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