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SAN DIEGO and HOUSTON, Texas (March 1, 2021): EDF Renewables North America today announced a power purchase agreement for the second tranche of the Space City Solar Project with an affiliate of Enterprise Products Partners L.P. (NYSE:  EPD) for 100 MWac / 132 MWdc. The Project’s total capacity is up to 345 MWac / 455 MWdc.  Space City Solar, located in Wharton County, Texas, is expected to commence construction in Summer 2021 and begin delivery of clean electricity in Summer 2022. Approximately 300 jobs are expected to be created during the construction phase with more than $30 million generated in new tax revenue over the operating life for Wharton County taxing entities. Space City Solar is specially designed to generate clean energy while minimizing impacts to wildlife, habitat, and other environmental resources. The project will utilize high efficiency bifacial solar photovoltaic (PV) modules. “This transaction demonstrates EDF Renewables’ continued commitment to helping corporate customers meet their wholesale power supply needs and sustainability initiatives,” said Matt McCluskey, Vice President, South Region Development for EDF Renewables. “Space City Solar will provide an economic boost to the local economy through construction jobs, local spend and an expanded tax base.” A.J. “Jim” Teague, co-chief executive officer of Enterprise’s

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European service continues under AlsoEnergy GmbH with strengthened solutions portfolio and enhanced regional expertise Berlin, March 1, 2021. AlsoEnergy, a global leader in technology solutions for renewable energy systems, announced today that skytron energy has been officially rebranded in Europe and Asia as AlsoEnergy GmbH and AlsoEnergy Japan K.K respectively. This name change completes the integration of skytron energy into AlsoEnergy’s global organization of regional sales, support, and service business groups. “This move establishes a unified network combining our global solution portfolio with our sales, services and support resources around the world,” said Bob Schaefer, Chief Executive Officer of AlsoEnergy. “AlsoEnergy is increasing our investment in regional experts to ensure each of our customers consistently achieves the highest value with us across all geographies.” In EMEA, AlsoEnergy continues to fill the traditional market position of skytron energy, offering onsite solutions for monitoring and control of PV plants and large rooftop systems. These solutions include complete on-site hardware systems and engineering services based on the combined experience and IP of AlsoEnergy and skytron energy. Solutions are complemented by AlsoEnergy’s industry leading PowerTrack Platform for cloud-based PV system monitoring.

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Smartlouvre are the only manufacturers of the world’s thinnest and lightest sustainable louvred metal fabrics, MicroLouvre. The lightweight screens that easily attach to the outside of any windows have exceptional solar shading, natural ventilation and daylighting capabilities. Laboratory tests and previous case studies have proven that MicroLouvre can save up to 68% in air conditioning usage (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 2016, 3). This extraordinary finding makes MicroLouvre the solution not just for heat reduction, but also the serious issues with COVID-19 caused by inadequate and dangerous ventilation systems. MicroLouvre has provided huge benefits for both patients and staff at an NHS Hospital in Hampshire. The fact that coronavirus is transmissible by airborne particles (The Lancet Respiratory Medicine, 2020:1159) means it has been recommended that hospitals, care homes, schools and public buildings find ways to naturally ventilate and reduce temperatures inside the building (Health and Safety Executive, 2021). In high rise buildings (such as hospitals) temperatures on wards can reach staggering heights of 30+ degrees centigrade (Siddique, 2021). Considering that germs breed in hot climates, this is a serious concern in the upcoming months. In April 2020, at the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, Smartlouvre was commissioned to install MicroLouvre screens on the

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NSK Ltd. has completed the acquisition of Brüel & Kjær Vibro (‘B&K Vibro’), a global condition monitoring system (CMS) specialist. Following the initial announcement on 10 December 2020, finalising the purchase of B&K Vibro from Spectris Plc. will further strengthen NSK’s ability to meet customer demand for automation, labour savings, smart technology and environmentally sustainable solutions. Condition monitoring is the process of checking a machine or system parameter, such as vibration or temperature, in order to identify a change which is indicative of a developing fault. The use of condition monitoring, which can take place while the machine is running, allows maintenance to be scheduled, or the implementation of other actions that prevent a major failure. NSK’s acquisition of B&K Vibro will accelerate the development of its business platform in the growing CMS market. The core products of NSK’s portfolio – bearings, ball screws and linear guides – are vital components that directly affect the function and performance of machinery. NSK’s wealth of data and technology related to these components will prove invaluable in enhancing and developing B&K Vibro’s next-generation predictive maintenance systems, delivering new value to the market. B&K Vibro has around 220 employees and annual sales of €52.5 million, with 43%

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The full service provider WIND NOW starts anew in the market with a 5-year-full-maintenance-contract for three wind farms of one of Sweden’s largest project developers, Arise AB. WIND NOW is thereby positioning itself as an independent service provider in Germany as well as the Scandinavian region at the time of the company's foundation. Berlin, March 1st, 2021 – The agreement with Arise has been ongoing since 1st January 2021. Under the terms of the agreement, WIND NOW assumes full responsibility for all components and guarantees decreasing operating costs as well as continued high availability. WIND NOW has installed its own service base for Arise at its headquarters in Halmstad, from where the three wind farms in Brunsmo, Kaphult, and Fröslida, with 21 GE turbines (all 2.5 and 2.75 MW) are serviced around the clock. With the use of a state-of-the-art 24/7 control room from Green Wind Group, WIND NOW ensures operational planning and spare parts procurement. "Together with an extended lifetime and the planned refinancing, this service contract is an important puzzle piece for achieving long-term profitability in our wind farms," says Daniel Johansson, CEO of Arise, who is counting on a long-term cooperation with the German service provider. "We are pleased,

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Wittenberg, Germany, 1/3/2021 – Tesvolt presents its new battery storage system, which for the first time has its own energy management system (EMS) and an integrated industrial inverter. The TS-I HV 80 is designed to achieve exceptionally high power electricity cost savings through the use of intelligent functions. The new power quality technology ensures high power quality that prolongs the lifespan of machines in commercial and industrial settings. The new storage system also provides reliable back-up power. Installers can sign up for training webinars now. “This new storage system incorporates the full breadth of our expertise. Our goal was to develop a true allstar,” says Simon Schandert, founder and Chief Technical Officer (CTO) at Tesvolt. “And indeed the TS-I HV 80 is unmatched in terms of versatility. It has practically every function one could wish for and is therefore even more effective in tapping the potential to save electricity costs.” Suitable for any application  The TS-I HV 80 shaves peak loads more efficiently thanks to recording of load profile measurement, optimises self-consumption and provides back-up power. It functions on-grid and off-grid, as well as semi-off-grid, is black start-capable and reacts to power requirements from the utility grid within milliseconds. The new storage system

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First power flows on schedule, despite impact of Covid-19 Successful commissioning of transmission system ensures export to UK National Grid RWE has taken a significant step towards achieving full power at its Triton Knoll Offshore Wind Farm, with the first generation of electricity. The generation milestone follows the successful delivery of vital onshore and offshore electrical infrastructure on schedule, and despite the challenges of constructing during the Coronavirus pandemic. The RWE-led Triton Knoll project began successfully installing its 90 offshore wind turbines in January and has since completed the required commissioning activities on the project’s transmission system to enable the export of power to the UK National Grid for the first time. Tom Glover, Chief Commercial Officer RWE Renewables and RWE UK Country Chair said: “Achieving first power at Triton Knoll reinforces our position as a leading player in offshore wind and demonstrates our commitment to helping deliver the UK’s ambition to grow offshore wind capacity to 40 gigawatts by 2030. Today’s milestone is the result of many years’ collaboration with our local and national supply chain partners, and local communities with whom we have worked hard to deliver local benefits, jobs and investments, while investing in new renewable energy for

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ENA has made it easier for companies to provide flexibility services to the energy sector by refreshing and streamlining a common contract used across the sector. The updates, published today, offer more transparency and will unlock liquidity in local markets for flexibility, ultimately pushing down energy bills in the long term. The standard contract has been created through ENA’s leading Open Networks project, with input from distribution network operators and National Grid Electricity System Operator, to provide a consistent GB-wide core agreement for those wishing to provide vital flexibility services to the networks. It will help take the transition to the smart grid to the next level and marks another step forward in bringing consistency across the industry. The new contract has been developed with feedback from a range of industry stakeholders including Ofgem and the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. Key updates include: simplifying the core contract, providing increased alignment with ESO approach making clauses more accessible across the agreement making the process more accessible to aggregators The energy networks have made significant progress on flexibility services since the launch of a dedicated workstream as part of ENA's Open Networks project at the beginning of 2019. With over 2GW of flexibility tendered

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On February 26th at 6.30 pm at the Civic Wind Farm of Neungörs, the permanently blinking obstruction warning light was turned off and replaced with a demand-controlled lighting system (ADLS). The residents around the windfarm reap the profits of maximum switch-off times of the hazard beacons thanks to the newly installed innovative ADLS system. Lanthan Safe Sky was the first company to receive licensing approval for the transponder-based ADLS system and was able to successfully establish the approval processes for switching off the hazard beacons at night. Walldorf/Neuengörs, February 26th, 2021 It’s a moment which Eike Schuldt, General Manager of the Civic Wind Farm Neuengörs-Weede, has long looked forward to. The constantly blinking hazard warning lights were switched off permanently on February 26th at 6.30 pm and, thanks to the on-demand ADLS, will only light up in future when aircraft are actually in the vicinity. “Public acceptance of wind energy plays a crucial role in its viability for the future. The transponder-based ADLS represents an important building block for us as local operators, in that a maximum switch-off time of the obstruction warning light represents an enormous relief for both residents and the environment. We promised our local communities a swift

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All monetary amounts are expressed in Canadian Dollars, unless otherwise indicated. Calgary, Alberta, February 25, 2021 – Eguana Technologies Inc. (TSX.V: EGT) (OTCQB: EGTYF) (“Eguana” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that it has completed its previously announced private placement of special warrants of the Company (the “Special Warrants”) for aggregate gross proceeds of $20,000,000 (the “Offering”). Pursuant to the Offering, the Company issued 50,000,000 Special Warrants at a price of $0.40 per Special Warrant. Each Special Warrant is exercisable into one common share in the capital of the Company (each, a “Common Share” and collectively, the “Common Shares”) without payment of any additional consideration upon certain conditions being met. The Offering was led by Stifel GMP and Cormark Securities Inc., as co-lead and joint bookrunners, together with Mackie Research Capital Corporation (the “Agents”). In addition, and in connection with the Offering, Fort Capital Partners acted as a capital markets advisor to the Company. The Special Warrants were created and issued pursuant to, and are governed by the terms of a special warrant indenture between the Company and TSX Trust Company, and will be transferable and exercised in accordance with the terms and conditions of the special warrant indenture. In addition to strengthening

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