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NKT has been awarded a contract by Ørsted of over EUR 145m (approx. DKK 1.08bn) to supply more than 190 kilometres of 220 kV high-voltage AC XLPE offshore export cable system for the Hornsea 2 offshore wind farm in the UK. The wind farm is to be the world’s largest with a capacity of 1.4 GW providing green electricity to well over 1.3 million households. The cable system, not comprising installation, delivered by NKT for Hornsea 2 will comprise three far-shore cables, constituting approx. 50% of the entire project. The far-shore cables will connect the windfarm to the reactive power compensation platform bringing the power towards land. The contract value corresponds to approx. EUR 110m in standard metal prices (approx. DKK 820m). NKT President and CEO Michael Hedegaard Lyng says: - This cable contract for Hornsea 2 not only emphasizes that we provide leading and proven technology. It also states that our long-time customers such as Ørsted value our expertise, knowhow and continued dialogue to find the optimum solution for both parties. The offshore wind market continues to hold attractive prospects for us in the coming years, and our ability to offer turnkey solutions from cable design to installation and service is a prerequisite

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The German Clean Tech Institute (DCTI) honours the largest, most innovative and outstanding PV projects with the Global Leading RES Award. Ingeteam, a global inverter developer and manufacturer, has installed a 103 MWp solar park in Jordan, qualifying for the Largest Project category. At the fair “The smarter E” in Munich, Markus A.W. Hoehner and Leo Ganz from the DCTI seized the opportunity to personally present the certificate to Stefano Domenicali, CEO & Vice President of Ingeteam Italy, a subsidiary of the Spanish multinational Ingeteam Power Technology, S.A. Berlin, July 4, 2018. The $ 130 million solar park covers three square kilometres with JinkoSolar PV modules and 38 Inverter Power Stations from Ingeteam and supplies energy to more than 51,000 households. The system was connected to the grid on mid of July 2017 and has since supplied 2.5 percent of the total national energy production. That's the equivalent of 148,000 tonnes of CO2 that does not emit into the atmosphere. The project is a great example of cooperation between various companies and the Jordanian Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources. While Ingeteam provided the inverters and JinkoSolar the PV modules, a consortium constituted by the Spanish TSK company and by the UAE-based

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Spain, July 4, 2018. Ingeteam, an independent global supplier of electrical conversion and turbine control equipment, announced today that it just completed the training program designed to deploy the new APQP4Wind quality processes standards across the industry. Ingeteam, as an excellence-driven converter manufacturer, voluntarily sought compliance with the demanding requirements and welcomes the quality standardization for the wind sector. APQP4Wind is a new wind industry standard designed to enable wind energy OEMs and component manufacturers to strengthen their cooperation with regards to quality assurance processes. It is also instrumental in establishing the common mindset and terminology needed in the industry to work collaboratively on these issues. For Ingeteam, fulfilling the requirements of APQP4Wind implies that the standards will be fully complied with throughout the designing and manufacturing processes, so they are well aligned with their partners’ processes. “Innovation is no longer just about technology. It is also about continuously finding new, more effective processes to deliver higher quality and increased customer satisfaction”, said Ana Goyen, Director of Ingeteam Wind Energy. “It is no accident that Ingeteam adopted APQP4Wind without actually being required to do so. Our company culture is innovative by design, which is why we have always been able to anticipate

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United Kingdom (3 July 2018): PROINSO, a global leader in the solar energy market has supplied a 28 MWp utility scale project in Bangladesh, the first of its kind in the country. PROINSO UK has been working in partnership with Joules Power Limited (JPL) on a 28 MWp utility scale project, utilising an innovative financing solution from GuarantCo, part of the Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG), and supported by the governments of the UK, Switzerland, Sweden, the Netherlands and Australia. The project is a demonstration of both PROINSO’s business philosophy and global capabilities in solar projects. PROINSO believes that strong collaboration between global and local businesses and institutions is key to achieving long-term sustainable growth and reaching renewable energy targets, as defined by the Paris Agreement. Technaf Solartech Energy Limited (TSEL) is the first utility scale solar project in Bangladesh delivered within the 1.6 GW solar project pipeline announced last year. The project is located in Teknaf, a sub-district of Cox’s Bazar, in the Division of Chittagong. It forms the southernmost point of mainland Bangladesh and has a population of over 200,000. The solar PV plant has an installed capacity of 28 MWp. The expected annual yield for year one is 43,000 MWh

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Huawei participated the 2018 Intersolar Europe, a world's leading solar energy exhibition, from June 20 to 22 in Munich, Germany. Under the theme "Roads to a digital PV world," it displayed new products, technologies, platforms, and a new ecosystem, in an aim to build a digital PV world together with partners. During the exhibition, Huawei showcased the world-leading smart PV series solutions that cover all scenarios, including the latest one-stop solution for large-scale ground and 1500 V PV plants, distributed commercial solution, residential smart energy solution, FusionSolar Cloud Management Center, and the smart micro-grid solution. It also shared the successful digitization practices in the new energy field. 1500 V one-stop smart PV solution release — Setting the world's benchmark On the first day of the exhibition, Huawei released the industry-leading 1500 V smart PV string inverter and the latest integrated smart transformer station solution.

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Munich/Pforzheim, July 2, 2018 — With 1,177 exhibitors, 86,000 square meters of exhibition space and around 47,000 visitors from 155 countries, Intersolar Europe is celebrating another successful year along with its parallel events. 2018 marked the first year in which the world’s leading exhibition for the solar industry was held as one of the core elements of The smarter E Europe — together with ees Europe, the continent’s largest and most-visited exhibition for batteries and energy storage systems, and the new energy exhibitions Power2Drive Europe and EM-Power. In this new format, Intersolar Europe and the topics it addresses were yet more clearly positioned as an essential pillar of the future energy world. The exhibition was fully booked months in advance, reflecting the favorable development of the solar industry worldwide. Photovoltaics (PV) in particular is the driving force behind the development of renewable sources of energy. The most important topics this year were increasing efficiency, the sharp drop in production costs and the numerous business opportunities that develop from synergies created between PV, energy storage, charging infrastructure and many other areas of the revamped energy industry. The latest figures, presented by the association SolarPower Europe at the exhibition, show that 2017 was another

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Recently, another utility scale PV project in Argentina started construction. This project was said to be so far the biggest PV plant in this country. It is located at Cauchari of Jujuy Province with an overall size of 300MW and adopts massively the global advanced smart PV solutions with Huawei string inverters. Cauchari is a plateau with more than 4000 meters altitude, and has superior solar resources. This area has scarce population and less-developed facility. Meanwhile, the national road here is difficult to drive especially in freezing seasons. “Huawei string inverter is relatively small and light, each inverter can be easily installed by two engineers. Depriving from its design concept of “Digital, Simple, Smart O&M”, it features natural cooling and eliminates consumables, such as fuses and external fans, and it enables the function of high precise string level fault detection which can locate different faults remotely and precisely, improving the O&M efficiency with very few onsite check required. In this case, Huawei string inverter is a perfect match for this project.” Said Justin Shen, the country manager of Huawei Smart PV Business in Argentina.

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EOWDC turbine exports power to National Grid as commissioning continues The ground-breaking European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC) generated power for the first time yesterday (Sunday, July 1). Clean power from the pioneering offshore wind farm, developed by Swedish energy group Vattenfall, is being successfully exported to the National Grid from the first of the 11 turbines to go live. The power was exported via the scheme’s innovative 66 kilovolt (kV) subsea cabling – the first time that cabling of this capacity has been installed on a commercial offshore wind project in Scotland. Gunnar Groebler, Vattenfall’s head of Business Area Wind, said: “Generating power from the EOWDC for the first time, secured by Europe’s technological leadership in offshore wind, gets us to a future free from fossil fuel faster. I look forward to full power later in the summer.” Adam Ezzamel, Vattenfall’s EOWDC project director, said: “We have overcome major engineering and technical challenges to achieve first power on the cutting edge EOWDC thanks to the collective expertise of Vattenfall, and our contractors MHI Vestas, Boskalis and Murphy. Our priority now is to fully commission the windfarm safely throughout the summer.” He added: “First power from EOWDC reinforces North-east Scotland’s status as Europe’s energy capital

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Octopus, the largest commercial solar player in Europe, today announced its expansion into the Australian market with the opening of an office in Melbourne. The move builds on Octopus’ track record in Europe, where it has attracted significant retail and institutional funds since the company entered the renewables market in 2010. Since then, Octopus has accelerated the growth of local renewables markets by providing flexible funding opportunities to support the development, construction and long-term management of assets. Octopus sees an exciting opportunity to deploy its own funds and also attract local investment into the Australian renewables market, with the intention to build a portfolio of scale over time, as part of the plan to expand its energy business beyond Europe. Matt Setchell, Head of Octopus’ Energy Investments team, commented: “Australia has fantastic solar and wind resources and the potential to be at the leading edge of renewables. The team now on the ground in Australia has been integral in growing our business into Europe’s largest solar investment management business over the last five years. These two factors combined present an exciting opportunity for us to become a significant player in Australia’s energy transition.”  Sam Reynolds, Head of Octopus’ new Australia office, commented: “Octopus

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InnoEnergy, Europe’s sustainable energy engine supported by the EIT, has partnered with five significant Swedish energy companies to launch Power2U, its new venture to design and operate local energy systems. The partners – Öresundskraft, Jämtkraft, Tekniska Verken, Umeå Energi and Jönköping Energi – and InnoEnergy will jointly invest 60 million SEK. Based on an innovation project that InnoEnergy initiated, Power2U is a new energy operator offering building optimisation services that enable all types of buildings to participate in digital energy transformation. Its future-proof energy management platform will enable both end users and energy companies to benefit from the integration of new sustainable energy technologies such as solar cells, EV chargers and batteries. Ultimately, Power2U is facilitating the integration of new sustainable energy technology while contributing to the stability, resilience and robustness of existing energy grids. Kenneth Johansson, CEO of InnoEnergy Scandinavia, says: "We are pleased to welcome our new partners in Power2U, which is now ready for rollout. With the partnership, the solution is fast-tracked to market through each energy company’s strong local presence. And we will ensure continued access to expertise, technology and resources." Together with InnoEnergy, the five energy companies will now collaborate and focus to roll out the solution to the

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