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Training courses, webinars, and workshops play a major role in the success of Solare Datensysteme GmbH (SDS). In addition to innovative products and solutions, the company offers training services in a wide variety of formats. The goal is to make working with Solar-Log™ as easy as possible for customers. Geislingen-Binsdorf, September 18, 2018 – To be a successful company in the market, you need innovative products and solutions. But, regardless of how intelligent the solutions may be, if the customer feels like they are working in a labyrinth and are receiving too little support, then their initial euphoria quickly fades away. At Solare Datensysteme GmbH, we make service and user-friendliness a top priority. This makes working with the Solar-Log™ energy management system much easier for the installer and portal operator. The ingenious service concept deals in detail with the individual product and service areas of SDS. Particularly noteworthy are training courses, webinars, and support for portal operators in PV Monitoring. These services simplify working with the Solar-Log WEB Enerest™ online portal or Solar-Log™ hardware and save a lot of time for users by creating a more efficient way of working.

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• Proven technology tailored to fit local conditions in Taiwan and other Asia-Pacific markets • Accommodates local codes and standards regarding typhoons (T-Class certification), seismic activity, 60 Hertz operation, and is adapted to operate in both high and low ambient temperatures • For Taiwan: Design ready in 2019, installation ready in 2020 • Established turbine and regional expertise The new SG 8.0-167 DD offshore wind turbine variant for Asia-Pacific markets addresses local conditions across the region. Based on the proven Siemens Gamesa Offshore Direct Drive wind turbine platform, the variant is strongly suited for the growing Taiwanese offshore wind market. It ensures that the SG 8.0-167 DD is tailored to meet local codes and standards regarding typhoons, seismic activities, 60 Hertz operation, as well as operation in high and low ambient temperatures. The design will be ready in 2019, with installation possible by 2020 for Taiwan. The flexible solution can be also be adapted to individual market needs. “Serving the growing Taiwanese offshore wind power market with our new product allows us to provide our customers with a cost-efficient, reliable, and powerful wind turbine which can withstand the challenging local conditions. The market-specific variant of the SG 8.0-167 DD demonstrates our commitment to moving the

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LM Wind Power's first two sets of LM 66.6 blades have been successfully installed on Shanghai Electric Wind Power's 4.0MW-136 wind turbine in China. Shanghai Electric Wind Power's 4MW platform is designated for Windclass II areas in Shanghai and beyond. LM Wind Power provided onsite support and service to carry out the installation of the LM 66.6 blades at the Shanghai Lingang Phase I site. The installation of the 66.6-meter offshore blades on September 6, 2018 follows the signing of LM Wind Power's first deal with the leading offshore wind turbine manufacturer, Shanghai Electric Wind Power. In the two-year agreement, LM Wind Power's blade plant in Qinhuangdao will deliver the LM 66.6 blade sets during 2018 and 2019. Shanghai Electric Wind Power Sourcing Director, David Chen, said: "LM Wind Power's proven offshore track record of quality and reliability was decisive in the selection of these long, advanced blades for our 4MW turbine. This will strengthen our offer to our customers in Windclass II projects." LM Wind Power's Vice President, Offshore, Alexis Crama, added: "This deal is a significant milestone for LM Wind Power to expand in China's growing offshore market. We are proud to have earned the trust of Shanghai Electric Wind Power,

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OPTIMAX® helps smooth the transition to new energy business models by providing clear insight into energy consumption while reducing environmental impact and lowering costs up to 5 percent. ABB has launched OPTIMAX® for Industrials and Commercials and for Virtual Power Plants, part of the ABB Ability™ Energy Management for sites suite, enabling industrial, commercial and power generation companies to reduce energy costs and site emissions by optimizing the aggregation and dispatch of energy sources. These offerings especially help large, energy intensive companies, that are increasingly looking for new ways to reduce energy costs and emissions. When they install distributed energy resources (DERs) such as wind and solar, for example, they often lack capabilities to reduce energy cost and site emissions because they cannot adequately measure, monitor or control their energy use. OPTIMAX® solves these problems by connecting to the distributed energy resources and optimizing their use to achieve reduced energy cost and emissions. “The energy and grid transformation is driving changes in how electricity is being generated, transported and consumed, with bi-directional energy and information flow having accelerated in the past couple of years,” said Kevin Kosisko, managing director, ABB Power Generation & Water. “OPTIMAX®, part of the ABB Ability™ Energy Management for sites

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The combined expertise of DNV GL and WeatherTech will enable the development of an innovative new icing model, which can be applied globally to better predict the performance of wind turbines in cold climates Stockholm, Sweden - 13th September 2018 – DNV GL, the world’s largest resource of independent energy experts and certification body, today announced that it has joined forces with Swedish atmospheric science experts, WeatherTech. The combined expertise of both companies will enable the development of the most advanced icing model for wind turbines available on the market, allowing customers to better predict the performance of turbines in cold climates. In cold climates, the performance of wind turbines is significantly reduced by ice accretion, the gradual build-up of ice on the turbine blades. The impact of ice on turbine performance is a major challenge for developing and operating wind farms in cold climates, where production loss can exceed 50% during winter months, and surpass 10% over the course of a year. WeatherTech enjoys a renowned reputation in the Nordic wind resource market and is one of the specialist companies at the forefront of cold climate issues. The partnership between DNV GL and WeatherTech will enable innovation in the renewable energy

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Maritime transport company Meriaura Ltd. has signed a long-term contract with Aalto Shipping Company Ltd of time chartering dry cargo vessel ’Airisto’. M/V Airisto’s capacity is 8700 tonnes and 12700 cubic meters. She is significantly larger than the vessels operated by Meriaura until now. Because of her large cubic capacity, the ship is suitable especially for large volume bulk cargoes, such as various biofuels, wood and sawn timber. The ship has two separate cargo holds and partial tween decks that allow transporting of part cargoes and project cargoes. "With this vessel type we respond to customer needs and to changing material flows in the Baltic Sea. Carrying products of bio and circular economy has always been part of the core business of our company. Now we are able to carry larger cargo quantities,” says Beppe Rosin, Vice Managing Director of Meriaura Ltd. The long-term time charter arrangement complies with the strategy of Meriaura Group. The strategy is based on a mix of owned tonnage and long-term time charter contracts. “Expanding our fleet is a clear target. We are continuously looking for potential candidates for purchase or time charter, also the in size of M/V Airisto”, comments Beppe Rosin. MV Airisto will be delivered

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Aberdeen, September 13th, 2018: This year the UK-office of Deep Sea Mooring (DSM) - a Vryhof company - has considerably strengthened its presence in the offshore energy hub Aberdeen, Scotland, with the opening of a strategically extremely convenient deep water quayside facility. This follows the opening of the UK office in April 2017. The Port of Aberdeen is an economic driver for the whole region. As a global leader in providing secure, innovative and high quality mooring solutions to mainly E&P (exploration and production) companies and drilling operators, DSM’s aim is to become a strong local partner for its international clients in that area, by delivering excellence in the broadest sense of the word. The office is headed by UK Managing Director Mo Tafazzoly and was established more than a year ago in response to growing demand for DSM’s services and solutions, across the North Sea. “We started our search for a suitable base in the middle of last year and are very pleased to have found this unique facility with indoor and outdoor storage areas,” said Mo Tafazzoly. “There is minimal impact in terms of tidal dependency. As a consequence, an offshore support vessel such as an AHV does not have

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Berlin/Varel, 13 September 2018. The Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH) has announced that in future it will no longer be necessary to periodically renew the yellow full-surface paint covering the substructures of offshore wind turbines. The agency considers the requirements for the initial coating to be sufficient to comply with international recommendations and standards. The markings are intended to increase maritime safety. Generally, all offshore installations had until now been required to undergo inspections for damage to the paint coat and compliance with colorimetric requirements in accordance with the specifications of the Directorate-General for Waterways and Shipping (GDWS). Non-compliance with these specifications would result in mandatory repainting of the substructures concerned. In the BMWi funded project "Implementation initiative of cost reduction potentials in offshore wind energy (UKOW)", German Offshore Wind Energy Foundation – in cooperation with industrial partners – investigated expected costs, prepared risk analyses and conducted comparative international studies. The anticipated costs for required repainting of existing offshore wind turbines in Germany were estimated at up to 400 million euros. In addition, the foundation had the benefits of the yellow paint cover for marine traffic investigated by a DNV GL study. This study demonstrated that marking the foundations with yellow

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Today is the kick-off for what is becoming the largest solar park in Sweden. The plant is located near Säve airport and is part of a major investment in solar energy, made by the Swedish utility Göteborg Energi. The solar park in Säve, outside Gothenburg, will be the largest so far in Sweden covering 11-hectares, a little less than 16 football fields, with a capacity of 5.5 MW. It is expected to generate approximately 5,000 kWh of electricity a year, enough to satisfy the yearly electricity needs of 1,100 households. "With our investment we increase the production of renewable electricity and take another step towards a renewable energy system. We have always had great experience and relations with ABB and so it felt quite natural to include them in this journey,” says Alf Engqvist, Managing Director at Göteborg Energi. ABB is delivering a substation with switchgear, distribution transformers and relays, together with control equipment and inverters. Innovative solutions for solar power applications connected to the ABB AbilityTM platform, which enables smart monitoring, troubleshooting and control.   “It is great to be part of Sweden's largest solar energy investment, together with Göteborg Energi. The changeover to renewable energy sources in the electricity grid

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Flexible Residential Storage Solution Offers Holistic Home Energy Management ROCKLIN, Calif., September 12, 2018—SMA America has announced today that its highly-anticipated, UL listedSunny Boy Storage-US inverter, SMA’s solution for residential energy storage and management, is now shipping.   “The Sunny Boy Storage-US offers intelligent residential energy storage and is equipped with outstanding features and functions to reduce future electricity bills,” said Nick Morbach, executive vice president for SMA’s Residential and Commercial business unit. “Combined with our other residential offerings, including the Power+ Solution, and equipped SMA Smart Connected, this solution will be a significant component for holistic home energy management with SMA.” Using an AC coupled architecture, the Sunny Boy Storage 3.8-US/5.0-US/6.0-US offers a simple, flexible platform for new and existing PV systems that is compatible with high-voltage battery manufacturers, such as BYD and other leading brands. Up to three high-voltage batteries can be connected to a single Sunny Boy Storage-US, which gives maximum flexibility by using different storage capacities, even from different battery brands, in parallel. The concept is future-proof, allowing installers to add more battery capacity at any time. The AC-coupled system simplifies installation, reduces labor, offers high flexibility for future system expansion and cuts balance-of-system costs versus a DC-coupled approach to store

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