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▪ O&M business in Europa grows steadily ▪ Engineering projects in the triple digit Megawatt range contractually secured ▪ Market entry in Australia ▪ „Buy&Build“ strategy will be continued Klagenfurt am Wörthersee, 30.05.2017. ENcome now services photovoltaic power plants with a nominal capacity of approximately one Gigawatt. The leading European independent service provider has also secured Engineering projects in the triple digit Megawatt range. Especially in Australia, ENcome faces strong growth in both business segments Engineering & Advisory and Operations & Maintenance.  “Reaching the Gigawatt threshold gives evidence of our recent business performance and facilitates further increases in our already high service quality“, says Andreas Leimbach. “Our international growth confirms our business model as independent service provider to the benefit of our customers”, emphasizes Robin Hirschl. In Europe, also due to additional new builds in the „Utiltiy Scale“ segment, ENcome’s O&M business shows a positive development. Especially in the UK, the company benefits from the current tenders for Operation & Maintenance services since many plants have now reached final acceptance. “More and more power plant owners realize that professional O&M services are not only a means to reduce costs, but the major driver of yields”, explains Burkhard Söhngen. In their Engineering & Advisory segment, ENcome has

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New TS HV 70 storage system will be unveiled at Intersolar The battery storage system with an operating voltage of up to 1,000 volts has been optimised for use with the latest generation of 3-phase SMA battery inverters Wittenberg, Germany, 29 May 2017 – Storage system manufacturer TESVOLT is set to unveil its new TS HV 70 high-voltage lithium storage system at Intersolar 2017. The new system features a battery voltage of between 575 and 1,000 volts and has been optimised for use with 3-phase SMA battery inverters. A service life of up to 30 years and the use of especially efficient power electronics and cell technology make the storage system particularly cost effective. Press photos are available here: http://www.tesvolt.com/tesvolt-and-sma-solar-technology-ag-are-teaming-up.html “The TS HV 70 is our solution for particularly demanding applications in the commercial sector that require at least 30 kilowatt-hours (kWh) of storage capacity,” Simon Schandert, Director of Engineering at TESVOLT explains. “This model is specifically geared toward economic viability and boasts outstanding performance, maximum safety and unparalleled efficiency. With the system, storage costs of less than 10 euro cents per kWh can be achieved. This opens up a new, cost-effective option for our customers, because the investment costs for the system and

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Singapore; 26 May 2017: Global Maritime, a leading provider of marine warranty, dynamic positioning and engineering services to the offshore sector, has made two important hires to support its Asia Pacific (APAC) operations. Mei Ling Chan has been appointed as Regional Finance Manager for APAC where she will take responsibility for finance functions and reporting across the region; and Leong Weng Yoon has been named Global Maritime’s new HSEQ Manager for APAC. Leong Weng Yoon’s appointment reaffirms Global Maritime’s commitment to the highest health, safety, environmental and quality standards across its operations. Both will be based in Global Maritime’s Singapore office. Anna Keen, Asia Pacific Regional Manager at Global Maritime, said: “Our Singapore office has always been a key hub for Global Maritime and as we continue to expand our operations across Asia Pacific, it’s important that we have the right expertise and skills in place. Mei Ling Chan and Leong Weng Yoon will be valuable additions to our team.” Mei Ling Chan joins Global Maritime from oil & gas services company SapuraKencana Drilling where she was Business Controls Manager responsible for the management accounting, financial planning & analysis of 18 offshore tender rigs operating in South East Asia, West Africa and Central America. She has also held a variety

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Nine honoured at third Young Professionals Green Energy Awards in Glasgow Turbine tower plant star given Judges Award for globally-acclaimed work A safety manager who became the youngest management team member at a Scottish wind turbine tower plant has been given a top award. CS Wind UK’s Julie Blue started work at the company a decade ago aged 17 and is now the company’s Quality Manager. She joins eight others in receiving honours at the Young Professionals Green Energy Awards, which were held in Glasgow last night (May 25). Systems put in place by Julie at the plant in Campbeltown, Argyll, have been adopted across the globe by CS Wind, the South Korean company which acquired the factory in 2016. She was handed the Judges Award – for an entry which the judges felt merited special commendation – after impressing a panel of green energy industry leaders. Also honoured were Jason Morin, a wind farm Project Manager whose work with communities was described as “a credit to the renewables industry” and Caitlin Long, whose work with wave and tidal energy developers has helped Orkney lead the world in the development of the novel devices. Jenny Hogan, Director of Policy at Scottish Renewables, the industry body which organises the

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Hatboro, PA – Alencon Systems LLC today announced that it has successfully gained Canadian and European certification for its newest SPOT – String Power Optimizer and Transmitter – family of products. The ETL Mark from Intertek certifies that samples of the product have been tested by an independent laboratory and meet the requirements of the applicable product safety standard. The new SPOT family of products meets the requirements of IEC 62109-1, the European Union’s safety standard for the safety of power converters for use in photovoltaic power systems. Additionally, the SPOT family of products has been certified to meet the requirements of CSA C22.2#107.1, Canada’s safety standard for power conversion equipment. The SPOT is one of the largest ETL listed DC-DC optimizer for PV applications available on the market today and is now available for installation in every major PV market in the world. The latest version of the SPOT features a more rugged, low profile design along with a number of unique power electronics features to allow both new and existing PV plants to generate more energy while also streamlining their operations and maintenance (O&M) activities. Alencon’s SPOT can improve the yield of PV plants from anywhere 5 – 10% on

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-          More than 5GW of commercially mass-produced Q.ANTUM solar cells demonstrate Hanwha Q CELLS´industry leadership in PERC technology -          At booth A1 270, Hanwha Q CELLS will showcase its Q.ANTUM based PV portfolio -          Innovative Q.PEAK steel frame module shortlisted for Intersolar Award 2017 Thalheim, Germany, May 24, 2017 – Hanwha Q CELLS Co., Ltd. (“Hanwha Q CELLS” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: HQCL), the world´s largest producer of in-house solar cells in 2016, has reached a total of 5 GW of its proprietary Q.ANTUM solar cells from commercial mass production. In addition, Hanwha Q CELLS expects to reach the milestone figure of one billion mass produced Q.ANTUM solar cells by the end of the first half of 2017. These figures demonstrate Q.ANTUM as being the most commercially mature PERC-based technology and show Hanwha Q CELLS´ industry leadership in PERC technology. Q.ANTUM is the cell technology at the core of Hanwha Q CELLS´ PV product and solution portfolio, which the company will exhibit at Intersolar Europe in Munich from May 31 until June 2, 2017. Visitors will be able to experience multicrystalline and monocrystalline Q.ANTUM modules, including the first displaying of Q.PEAK RS L-G4.2, a monocrystalline Q.ANTUM module with an innovative steel frame and a

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• GES will be in charge of part of the electrical Works of a 120 MW wind farm, after finishing work at Gulf El Zyat • After concluding the installation of a 220 MW in Egypt, GES installation team Works in a new 40 MW Project • Company forecast includes new construction and installation projects during 2017 24th May 2017. GES has returned to the construction and installation activity in Egypt recently. In the last year, GES has been awarded with three new projects in the country. GES has a long experience in the O&M field in Egypt. The company has 200 MW in maintenance in the country and will add 40 MW more in the near future. The instability and the special market situation forced GES to slow down its construction activity during the past years. But in 2016 GES took the opportunity to get back to work in the country, undertaking part of the electrical works and the installation of a 220MW wind farm. A stable presence in Egypt made it possible to GES to commit the installation of such a huge project, integrating local workforce at the same time. This decision has been consolidated during the last few

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Rueil-Malmaison (France), May 23, 2017 – Neoen, the premier French independent power producer and Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation, have signed a 750 MW Conext SmartGenTM multi-year framework agreement on three continents.  The scope includes: conversion stations composed of 1500V inverters, medium voltage switchgear, transformers, and complete monitoring and control system, as well as lifecycle maintenance services. Neoen and Schneider Electric welcome this collaboration as a major joint initiative in providing more affordable and reliable clean energy. Neoen decided to enter a framework agreement to secure electrical design, launch grid impact studies at an early stage in the development process, and leverage volumes.  “We selected Schneider Electric after a global competitive process based on the best LCOE[1].  Having worked with Schneider Electric on the Cestas 300 MW project we were pleased with Schneider Electrics’ level of involvement, responsive service team, and track record of their high performing operating plant solutions,” explained Xavier Barbaro, CEO of Neoen. “With a global footprint and long-term commitment in Solar, Schneider Electric delivers projects and long-term service contracts for solar power plants worldwide in an efficient way, which will continue to benefit international solar businesses such as Neoen. We decided to set-up a

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Asset manager Greensolver launches new version of its benchmarking tool, allowing performance comparison of solar parks. Greensolver, the independent technical expert for wind and solar assets, has announced that its unique performance benchmarking tool, Greensolver Index, is now available for European solar assets. With European solar projects raising more and more interest from investors, there is growing demand for these assets to be independently managed by a specialist who will ensure that solar park deliver their peak performance and, by extension, portfolio returns. In addition, IS0 55001, the global asset management standard, requires investors to seek continuous improvements in asset performance. In this respect, the capacity of Greensolver Index to benchmark portfolio performance in real time against industry standards, and other projects Europe wide, gives investors confidence that their assets are under ongoing and active management. “Greensolver Index is a unique portfolio benchmarking tool. Indeed, thanks to Greensolver Index, investors now have the ability to evaluate the performance of individual assets not only against other like assets in their portfolio, but also projects Europe-wide. It gives investors a much clearer idea of how their operations and maintenance record stacks up against their peers” comments Guy Auger, Greensolver CEO. The tool offers a wide range of

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Hamburg, 23 May 2017. LUXCARA, one of Europe’s leading asset managers for renewable energy investments, has once again acquired a sizeable portfolio of wind turbines in southern Norway. The wind farms are located in the Bjerkreim region and will provide a total capacity of 262.8 MW. LUXCARA is thus expanding its portfolio of European solar and wind farms to a total capacity of almost 800 MW. “Thanks to our excellent network, we have been successful in acquiring another large wind portfolio in Norway for our institutional investors within a short period of time,” says Dr Alexandra von Bernstorff, Managing Partner of LUXCARA. A total of 73 wind turbines will be constructed and are expected to be completed and connected to the grid in 2019. “We are currently in negotiations with several well-known partners regarding a long-term power purchase agreement. In combination with reliable wind farms at sites with continuously high levels of wind throughout the year, we are laying the foundations for sustainable cash flows and an attractive project for our investors,” explains von Bernstorff. About LUXCARA LUXCARA is an independent asset manager, specialising in renewable energy investments for institutional investors. The owner-managed company was founded in 2009 by the sole shareholders Dr Alexandra

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