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January 5, 2019: Vikram Solar, the globally recognized leading solar energy solutions provider  was today awarded with ‘Best Contribution in Solar Energy’ at the CBIP Awards 2019 for outstanding contribution to the nation in the development of renewable energy sector. The award was conferred to Vikram Solar by the Hon’ble Minister of Power and New and Renewable Energy, Shri. R. K. Singh. CBIP celebrated CBIP Day 2019 on Friday, January 4, 2019 at SCOPE Convention Centre in New Delhi. Amongst other awardees were Hero Future Energies Private Limited and West Bengal State Electricity Distribution Company (WBSEDCL). Vikram Solar was the only organisation to be recognised under the Solar category at the coveted award ceremony. The award was in recognition of the company’s active contribution in shaping the solar revolution in India. Vikram Solar’s annual PV Module production capacity is 1 GW, and EPC portfolio (including commissioned and under-commissioning projects) stands at around 950 MW. Mr. Gyanesh Chaudhary, CEO and Managing Director, Vikram Solar, said, “This is indeed a matter of great pride and honour for us. We thank Central Board of Irrigation & Power and the jury for acknowledging our work and conferring us with the award for ‘Best Contribution in Solar Energy’.

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New Delhi, 2nd January, 2019: Vikram Solar, one of India’s leading module manufacturers and a comprehensive EPC solutions & rooftop solar provider, claimed a 140 MW solar plant project from National Thermal Power Corporation Limited (NTPC). The location selected for the project is Bilhaur, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India. A 700 acre area has been allotted for the project, and the solar plant is expected to successfully satisfy the electricity demand of the area. NTPC has plans to install 225 MW solar plant in UP and Vikram Solar has been selected to commission the first allotment of 140 MW project. The project is expected to be completed by September 2020 (as per tender guidelines). Mr. Kuldeep Jain, COO- EPC, Vikram Solar, shared on the occasion, “Vikram Solar has had a long standing business relation with NTPC. Previously, we have handled 50 MW solar plant project in Mandsaur, MP and 130 MW solar project in Bhadla, Rajasthan for NTPC. And, I am very glad to say that Vikram’s focus towards innovation, quality, performance, customer centricity and execution has help us to win this project.” He also added, “Claiming LOI for this 140 MW project is a triumph for Vikram Solar, and we feel honoured

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Prominent Turkish ship owners Advantage Tankers & Advantage Products (with Genel Denizcilik acting as the technical management company), have selected Alfa Laval PureBallast 3 for ballast water treatment throughout their combined fleet. The recently signed fleet agreement covers a range of PureBallast 3 system types, as well as deckhouses and a service agreement. Advantage Tankers & Advantage Products have a fleet comprising 16 tankers today. To ensure the ballast water compliance of thier vessels, the companies have chosen to work with Alfa Laval. A total of 33 PureBallast systems, including skid-mounted PureBallast 3 Compact systems and PureBallast 3 Ex systems for up to 3000 m3/h, will be retrofitted across the fleet. “After an in-depth evaluation of the solutions on the market, we concluded that Alfa Laval and PureBallast 3 are the ideal solution for our fleet,” says Aydin Aydin, Energy Manager at Advantage Tankers & Advantage Products. “PureBallast 3 offers reliable compliance with an excellent fit for the very large flows aboard our Aframax, Suezmax and product tankers.” Extensive deliveries and dedicated service Alfa Laval’s deliveries to Advantage Tankers & Advantage Products will stretch from March 2019 to March 2021. Besides the PureBallast 3 systems themselves, they will include deckhouse solutions for the five

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Responding, Claire Mack, Chief Executive of Scottish Renewables, said:  “This new record shows how Scotland’s remarkable renewable energy resource is being harnessed by technologies like wind, hydro, biomass, solar, marine energy and more, delivering environmental and economic benefits across Scotland. “Renewables are now producing more of our electricity than ever before, reducing the carbon emissions which cause climate change and driving jobs and investment from Stranraer to Shetland. “Our industry now employs 16,000 people in Scotland, and with the right support from government can continue to deliver the economic benefits of a low-carbon future in line with the Scottish Government’s Energy Strategy and the UK Government’s Industrial Strategy and Clean Growth Plan.”

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Leading renewable energy and infrastructure consultancy, Natural Power, has appointed David Armour to the new role Director of HSEQ. Reporting to Managing Director, Stephen Trotter, David will have functional responsibility for health, safety, environment and quality as well as for the resource both within the central HSEQ function and the safety advisors and managers throughout the business units. Stephen Trotter, Managing Director at Natural Power, said: “This promotion not only recognises the contribution David has made to the business throughout the last 12 months in terms of retaining and promoting our accreditations, and driving and enhancing our safety culture,  but also the importance of good health and safety within our business and externally with our clients. This appointment demonstrates our on-going commitment. Good safety is not optional in our industry and going forward it is inherent in how we do business.” In his new role, David is charged with continuing to champion safety performance as well as increasing Natural Power’s focus on environmental and quality performance. David Armour, Director of HSEQ at Natural Power, said: “This appointment reinforces the level of importance Natural Power places on HSEQ, and will not only enable my team and I to continue to implement the highest level of

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Government data shows record renewable electricity generation in Q3 2018 at 33.1% This is the second consecutive record broken with renewable electricity generation exceeding the 31.7% record achieved in Q2 The Energy Trends publication highlights that 38 MW of capacity eligible for the Feed in Tariff scheme was installed signalling a plateauing of installations in the run up to the closure of the Feed-in Tariff on 31st March 2019. Government data, released today in the quarterly publication ‘Energy Trends’, revealed that renewables share of electricity generation hit record levels of 33.1%, surpassing the Q2 record of 31.7% and increasing 3.1 percentage points from 2017 Q3. As well as this announcement, the report included further positive figures for the industry with bioenergy generation rising by 15% as a result of plant biomass capacity and liquid biofuels consumption increasing by 45% of 2017 Q3 figures. The continuation of minimal growth in Feed-in Tariff installations witnessed since the cut to Feed-in Tariffs in 2017 highlights the effects the schemes imminent closure is having on the industry. With no clear route to market for these technologies, this trend is expected to continue in the long term after the closure of the Feed-in Tariff

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In 2019 a new assembly line for wind turbines will be set up in Córdoba A key step for providing share of local value added in this growth market Investment to create new jobs in the region Hamburg, Buenos Aires, 20th December 2018. The Nordex Group plans to further improve its competitiveness in Argentina and shore up its growth path there over the long term. The company has now entered into an agreement with Fábrica Argentina de Aviones “Brig. San Martin“ S.A (FAdeA) with a view to setting up a local assembly line for turbines. The production facility for nacelles and hubs for the AW3000 turbine is to be established in Córdoba and start operation in the coming year. 48 AW132/3300 turbines for the recently announced orders from the electricity supplier AES Argentina Generación are already to be manufactured here. The assembly shop is designed for an annual capacity of up to 150 turbines of the 3 MW class, which equates to a potential output of 500 MW. As the Nordex Group is also planning two local production plants for concrete towers in Argentina, the share of local integration of the turbines produced and installed locally by the Nordex Group will increase

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135 NU-RD300 panels with a total power plant size of 40.5 kW were installed on three different buildings. The goal of the project was to deliver a premium solar photovoltaics (PV) system to a client in the Arctic Circle that required the modules to withstand extreme temperature conditions. The panels of the NU-RD series were chosen because of their ability to withstand those conditions as well as their sleek, black design. As the panels on the roofs are seen by the hotel guests, they should be visually appealing as well. The cost of the whole project will amortise within nine years. Using sustainable energy-sourcing in Santa Claus’s hometown SantaPark is located in the capital of Lapland, Rovaniemi, known as the official hometown of Santa Claus in Northern Finland. The city offers a wide variety of Christmas-related attractions, including SantaPark and the Arctic TreeHouse Hotel. Both depend on snowy white winters to be enjoyed to the fullest; therefore, they care deeply for the fragile nature of the Arctic region. The installation of the solar panels drastically decreases the carbon footprint of the attractions, thereby also reducing the energy costs. The project started in April 2018, when Ilkka Länkinen (CEO SantaPark)

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Deutsche Windtechnik's multi-brand expertise is gaining wider recognition with operators as well as investors. During the last six weeks of this year, for example, the independent maintenance company was able to conclude comprehensive service contracts for a wide range of plant technologies, including Vestas (V90, V47, V44), Siemens (SWT 2.3), Enercon (E-82, E-70 and E-48), Nordex (N117, N80, N60), Senvion (3.4M, 3.2M, MM92, MD77 and MD70) as well as Fuhrländer (FL77) and NEG Micon (NM 72). By the end of the year, Deutsche Windtechnik will be responsible for the maintenance of a total of 3,578 wind turbines worldwide. The contracts include full and basic maintenance. Some of them will begin in 2018, however most will start at the beginning of 2019, and a few will begin even later. "Our customers appreciate having their entire wind power portfolios, or at least large portions of them, managed by a single service provider. This is very clear with our international customers, who can now benefit from our growing system expertise worldwide in a wide variety of markets. But our wide-ranging system expertise also offers advantages at the national level when it comes to efficiently designing interfaces and reducing costs as well as taking individual

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