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  Total capacity of 57 megawatts peak   Mid double-digit million euro total investment volume   Start of construction and commissioning planned for 2019   innogy benefits from BELECTRIC’s experience in constructing and operating utility-scale solar power plants Essen, 18 February 2019 innogy SE is progressing in growing its value accretive solar business. The company has taken the final investment decision (FID) for two solar farms in Canada with a total capacity of 57 megawatts peak (MWp). Both the beginning of construction and commissioning of the photovoltaic plants are planned this year. Hans Bünting, Chief Operating Officer Renewables of innogy SE, explains: “After last month’s announcement that we build our Spanish solar project Alarcos without state subsidies, we are continuing on this path with our two new Canadian projects. This underlines that solar energy is already competitive in several markets. Decreasing prices for equipment will further drive this development.” Thorsten Blanke, Head of Solar at innogy SE, adds: “Our first two projects in Canada are a perfect fit with our strategy to deliver utility-scale solar projects in promising markets, like North America, with high irradiance and a strong commitment to renewable energy. And this is only the beginning. In 2017 we joined forces with

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The first turbine at the world’s biggest offshore wind farm has been installed and is now producing electricity. When fully operational, Hornsea One offshore wind farm will be nearly double the size of the current world’s largest, Walney Extension, and capable of powering well over one million UK homes with renewable electricity, generated by wind. The project is located 120km off the Yorkshire Coast and will consist of 174 Siemens Gamesa 7MW turbines. Having set sail from Hull on February 5th, where the majority of blades were manufactured, the first turbine was installed just five days later. The wind farm is a joint venture between Ørsted, the global leader in offshore wind, and Global Infrastructure Partners. Ørsted, recently voted as the world’s most sustainable energy company, began offshore construction just over a year ago, and expects the project to be completed by Q1 2020. Claire Perry, Energy & Clean Growth Minister said: “The UK renewables sector is thriving. Last year we saw the world's largest wind farm open off the coast of Cumbria, and today it’s joined by an even bigger one starting to produce power for the first time. “British innovation is central to our modern Industrial Strategy and our upcoming sector deal will

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Global commissioning of onshore wind turbines declined 3% in 2018, partly due to a slowdown in India and Germany. Growth is expected to bounce back in 2019, with a 32% jump to 60GW London, New York and Tokyo, February 14, 2019 – Developers commissioned a little over 45GW of onshore wind turbines globally in 2018 compared with 47GW a year earlier. Just four manufacturers accounted for more than half, or 57%, of the machines deployed: Denmark’s Vestas, China’s Goldwind, GE Renewable Energy of the U.S. and Spain’s Siemens Gamesa. The latest data from BloombergNEF (BNEF) show that Vestas extended its lead in the industry, with 10.1GW of its onshore turbines commissioned in 2018 – a global market share of 22% compared with 16% in 2017. The statistics draw on BNEF's global database of wind projects and extensive information from the industry. China’s Goldwind rose from third to second place, lifted by a strong performance in China, where it captured a third of the 19.3GW market. The company’s global footprint, however, remains limited: only 5% of Goldwind’s 6.7GW were commissioned outside China. GE came third with 5GW – six out of every ten GE turbines were commissioned in the U.S. Both GE and Vestas

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29 January 2019: Local engineering consultancy Energy3 delivers ZX Lidars to wind farm developer for wind resource campaigns RES (Renewable Energy Systems), a leader in the development, engineering, and construction of wind, solar, transmission, and energy storage projects globally has confirmed that a fleet of Lidars have been deployed in Australia in support of wind farm development in the country. RES has been developing renewable energy in Australia since 2004 and has more than 800MW of installed or under construction wind projects. The company were supported by New Zealand-based wind engineering consultancy Energy3 who provided expert advice and on-the-ground services for the Lidars. “The ZX 300 wind Lidars supplied by ZX Lidars are being used as both a sole wind measurement sensor but also to enhance met mast installations” confirmed Llion Parry, Development Project Manager at RES. “Lidars provide great coverage at a range of measurement heights, combined with their leading accuracy at these remote, often complex sites.” ZX Lidars provides vertical and horizontal profiling wind Lidar to accurately measure wind conditions remotely and ahead of their installed position. These accurate, independent wind measurements are a cornerstone in the development, construction and operation of wind farms globally. About RES RES (Renewable Energy Systems) is a global

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Leading renewable energy and infrastructure consultancy Natural Power, has appointed Andre Louis Ferdinand as a Senior Engineer in the inspections service team, based in North America. Andre joins from Ascent Technologies, a Texas-based firm specialising in developing software for commercial unmanned aerial systems (UAS). Ascent Technologies was acquired by Natural Power earlier this month. Craig Gordon, Global Head of Inspections at Natural Power, said: “Andre is a very welcome addition to the team at Natural Power. His expertise, knowledge of the market and experience of working throughout the Americas will be invaluable to our business as we continue to grow and expand our global inspections service.” . Andre has a degree in Aeronautics and a strong background in advanced aerodynamics. He is also is a commercial helicopter and unmanned aircraft pilot with more than nine years of experience flying in severe weather conditions. He has a strong understanding of unmanned aircraft systems principles, and has indeed developed specialist UAS relevant software. At Natural Power, Andre will be leading the development, evaluation and distribution of unmanned aerial system software used in the commercial UAS operations. Jim Adams, President of Natural Power in North America, added: “We are beyond thrilled to bring Andre on to our growing US

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Hamburg, 13 February 2019. The Nordex Group has succeeded in entering the Ukrainian market with a major order for 133 MW. By the end of this year, the manufacturer will install 34 turbines from the N131/3900 series for the construction of the first phase of the "Syvash" wind farm. According to plans, and once completed, the wind farm will total 250 MW. Nordex contract partner is Powerchina Ltd., which will build the wind farm for the local project company SyvashEnergoProm, a joint venture comprising the Norwegian project developer NBT AS and Total Eren, a leading French based renewable energy IPP. "This order marks the perfect entry into the Ukrainian market. We are looking forward to collaborating with such experienced partners, and are proud that our turbine technology is to be used in what will be the largest wind farm in Ukraine," says José Luis Blanco, CEO of Nordex SE. The wind farm is to be built in the region of Kherson, on the north shore of Lake Syvash. Once the entire 250 MW wind farm is completed after the final construction phase in 2020, it will feed 850,000 MWh of clean electricity a year into the grid and can supply approximately

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Annual Revenue Exceeded EUR 20 Million Photon Energy Recorded the First-Ever Net Profit In History Amsterdam – 12 February 2019 – Photon Energy N.V. (WSE: PEN, the 'Company') today announced financial results for the fourth fiscal quarter ended 31 December 2018, exceeding the EUR 20 million annual revenue mark for the first time in the Company’s history and equally reporting its first-ever net profit. In 2018 Photon Energy reached important milestones toward its growth strategy implementation. The company expanded its proprietary portfolio of PV power plants in the Hungarian market by 6.3 MWp and additional 5.5 MWp slated to get connected in 2019Q1. It also made further progress on project development activities in Australia and continued to see growth in its O&M service businesses. Outstanding electricity production by our proprietary power plant portfolio contributed strongly to our 17.4% annual revenue growth to a record EUR 20.256 million, while our EBITDA improved by 4.9% to EUR 8.239 million and our EBIT grew by 15.1% to EUR 2.637 million. The most significant improvement occurred at the bottom line with pre-tax profit jumping by 458.5% to EUR 1.934 million and our company turning a previous net loss of EUR 0.807 million into a EUR 0.603 million

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ANCOUVER, BC: Canadian optimization software company, Clir Renewables has secured its first project in France following the recent opening of its first office in Europe. The client, a GW scale owner-operator in the region has chosen Clir to support optimizing the performance of their current wind portfolio. Having considered other providers in the market, Clir was chosen by the owner specifically due to the system’s ability to provide actionable items to increase production and hold the OEM to account. France offers an excellent opportunity for Clir Renewables to expand its reach within Europe. At the end of 2017, France Energie Eolienne reported there was 13.5 GW of onshore wind installed. In 2018 the French Government released their Multiannual Energy Programme (programmation pluriannuelle de l’énergie, PPE) laying out their energy transition to a cleaner energy mix, including plans to triple installed onshore wind capacity by 2030. This commitment to onshore wind shows the market is strong and will grow steadily over the coming decade. Craig McCall, Director of Europe “In recent years we have seen a shift in owners focusing more on their operational assets in France. A significant contributor to this shift is due to the recently imposed regulatory requirements surrounding noise impact

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RIMS BV have received a further two certifications from DNV GL and the Indian Class Register, for the use of Remote Inspection Techniques (drones) during surveys of enclosed spaces. New regulations issued by IACS, ensure a certain quality standard to service suppliers who want to use drone technology during close surveys, and RIMS is the first company who meets these requirements, offering the market a full-service package of drone inspections. David Knukkel, CEO of RIMS BV said; “We are pleased that clear regulations have been defined towards the quality of inspections. It acknowledges the scenario of many hobby pilots applying for certification, who may have failed, due to lack of knowledge of the assets and experience to reach the required output. This diluted the market for professionals and did not install much confidence with end-users and Classification Societies to adopt the technology on a more widespread scale.” “Given our extensive maritime experience, we are investigating how we can set standards towards inspection quality in the oil and gas industry also, as this is a sector, we are currently active in, and who are yet to fully embrace the use of drones for inspection purposes ” added Knukkel. Now with certification from nine Classification Societies,

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Schiedam, Netherlands – February 8th, 2019 – Last week Penta-Ocean Construction Co., Ltd held the completion ceremony of its “CP-8001”, a GJ-3750C GustoMSC construction jack-up design. The delivery of “CP-8001” is an important milestone for the Japanese offshore wind development as this is the first and largest DP2 jack-up built in Japan for offshore wind and civil construction projects off the coast of Japan. Penta-Ocean, one of the largest civil construction companies in Japan, ordered the GJ-3750C GustoMSC design at the Japan Marine United (JMU) shipyard in the fall of 2016. Earlier this year the company announced the completion of “CP-8001” followed by various sea- and jacking-trials in Japanese coastal waters. After its completion ceremony last week, the jack-up is now offcially ready for its first operations. ‘The CP-8001’s unique features allow highly efficient operations in Japanese ocean side areas with harsh wave and weather conditions, while not giving in on the welfare of the crew. The proven technology make it most suitable for various installation works from a safe and stable self-elevating platform. The enactment of relevant Japanese regulations will undoubtedly provide further potential for offshore wind farm projects’, says Jan-Mark Meeuwisse, Commercial Director, GustoMSC. The GJ-3750C design The GustoMSC GJ-3750C jack-up design

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