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•   23 units of SWT-DD-130 Onshore Direct Drive OptimaFlex wind turbines to be supplied to Sørfjord Vindpark project •   Installation in Tysfjord, Norway planned for summer 2019; completion planned for autumn 2019 •   Five year service and maintenance contract included Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy will supply the Sørfjord Vindpark onshore wind power plant in Northern Norway with 23 units of their Onshore Direct Drive OptimaFlex wind turbines. The SWT-DD-130 turbines will each feature a rated capacity of 4.2 MW and a 130 meter diameter rotor. All turbines will be installed on towers with 80 meter hub heights. A five year service and maintenance agreement is included. Installation start is planned for summer 2019 with completion planned for autumn 2019. “We are proud to deliver the latest innovations from our Onshore Direct Drive platform with the SWT-DD-130 to the Sørfjord Vindpark. They will be installed alongside the Nygårdsfjellet wind power plant which we installed in 2011. We are happy to cooperate with Fortum on the Sørfjord project. Together, we’ve created a strong foundation to reach Fortum’s future ambitions within the generation of renewable energy”, says Hans Joern Rieks, CEO of North EMEA, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy. “Sørfjord Vindpark has attractive, unique wind conditions that will be efficiently harnessed with the

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20,000 attendees and over 700 exhibitors convene at North America’s largest solar and storage event Alexandria, VA., September 25, 2017 – For a consecutive year, Solar Power International opened their doors to a record-breaking crowd. The four-day event at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV welcomed 20,000 attendees from September 10 to 13 and showcased an expanded show floor and an even more robust educational program, bolstered by the co-location of Energy Storage International (ESI), Hydrogen + Fuel Cells North America, the Smart Energy Microgrid Marketplace, and The Technical Symposium. “This year’s event was a true testament to the growth and strength of this industry,” said Stephen Miner, President and CEO of Solar Energy Trade Shows, organizers of SPI and ESI. “A record-crowd of 20,000 attendees saw an even bigger and better show that included ESI, Hydrogen + Fuel Cells North America, and the Smart Energy Microgrid Marketplace – a complete integration of these renewable technologies all in one place. We’re excited to continue the expansion and integration of these components in Anaheim for SPI and ESI 2018!” Under the umbrella of North America Smart Energy Week, SPI expanded its scope to reflect the growth of energy innovation through the addition

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Dutch Ship Design firm celebrates first decade of business What started as a small naval architectural office 10 years ago has grown into an established and well-respected company. Using various projects and a growing number of in-house disciplines to demonstrate how the company has developed, Managing Director Basjan Faber looks back at some of the most significant moments of the previous decade. “In terms of vessels, there have been numerous milestones,” Mr Faber begins. “The St. Pierre – a Trailing Suction Hopper Dredger – was probably the first, for which we provided the concept, basic and detailed Design. Another memorable project was the cargo vessel Atlantic Dawn.” More recently, C-Job’s momentum has continued with additional vessels, each of which further cementing the company’s respected position in the maritime sector. “We are very proud to have worked on the initial, concept and basic designs for the Texelstroom,” he adds, referring to the CNG-Electric passenger ferry that won the 2017 Shippax Ferry Award. “And, of course the dredgers that we designed for DEME and Van Oord are also significant vessels too.”

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•      The company will install 25 G114-2.0 MW wind turbine generators for Zephyr Power (Pvt.) Limited (“Zephyr Power”). The project is located in Gharo, Thatta District. Siemens Gamesa has achieved a new milestone in its Asian strategy with its maiden order in Pakistan. The company, in consortium with Sumec Hardware and Tools, has secured an order from the independent power producer Zephyr Power for the Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) of a 50 MW wind farm in Gharo, in the district of Thatta. The scope of Siemens Gamesa is the supply of 25 of its G114-2.0 MW, including environmental kits designed to maximize performance in high dust and high temperatures sites. Installation of the turbines at the Zephyr Power wind farm project is scheduled to begin towards the end of 2017 with the project slated for commissioning in August 2018. Indeed, this range of turbines has become a benchmark in the wind sector due to its availability and capacity factor, noteworthy flexibility and low power density. Besides this maiden order in Pakistan, Siemens Gamesa's Asian footprint also extends to Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Philippines, Taiwan, South Korea, Japan, Sri Lanka, China and India, having installed over 10 GW in these markets. Further information is available

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ZSW Leads Research Effort into Building-integrated CIGS Solar Modules Most photovoltaic modules in Germany are mounted on rooftops; very few are integrated into buildings' envelopes. The Centre for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden-Württemberg (ZSW) aims to change that with a research project it has been tasked to head up. Joining forces with fellow researchers and industry partners, the ZSW's scientists are setting out to optimize CIGS thin-film PV for facades. Well suited for integration into buildings, this technology has been a commercial success in rooftop and ground-mounted panels. Now a project is underway to bring to market building-mounted modules. Both manufacturing and system design issues are on the agenda of this project sponsored by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi). Boom-time may be coming soon for building-integrated photovoltaics (BIPV). An EU directive requires all new buildings to be nearly zero-energy by the end of 2020. They will have to be built so that almost no extrinsic energy is required for heating, hot water, ventilation and cooling. Germany has also set its sights on a climate-friendly, carbon-neutral building sector by 2050. These goals will be hard to achieve without facades significantly contributing to the solar yield, which is why

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Binsdorf/Geislingen, Germany, September 27, 2017 - Today, solar PV monitoring is more than just visualizing PV plant data. The demand is for systems that provide professional monitoring, immediate error detection and flawless energy management. But, which systems can fulfill these three criteria? The international market research and consulting team, Navigant Research, set out to answer this question. Navigant Research specializes in environmental technologies. They recently analyzed and assessed the global solar PV market and the 15 leading providers of Residential Solar Monitoring and Home Energy Management Systems. They ranked companies based on the criteria of technical functionality, product portfolio, geographical coverage, and the service life of the products. Solar-Log™ was ranked #2 among the 15 leading companies analyzed. The Solar-Log™ product line includes the Solar-Log WEB Enerest™ online portal and the corresponding Solar-Log™ hardware products. In addition to professional PV plant monitoring and managing grid feed-in, the intelligent control and optimization of self-consumption is a core competence of the Solar-Log™. This allows various electrical appliances such as heat pumps, battery storage systems, heating rods and combined heat and power generators (CHP) to be flexibly managed, switched on or off and visualized, together or individually. Solar-Log™ is compatible with over 1,700 inverter models

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September 27, 2017 - Dentons Europe LLP has advised Quercus, one of the world’s largest renewable energy investors, on a deal worth more than €500 million with Iran’s Ministry of Energy for the development, construction and operation of a 600 MW solar energy photovoltaic (PV) plant in Iran. This is Quercus’ first investment outside of Europe and represents the largest single investment in the renewable energy sector in Iran since the lifting of international sanctions. Construction of the plant is set to commence in 2018 and will take three years to complete, with 100 MW becoming operational every six months. Once complete, it will have a total capacity of 600 MW, making it one of the largest in the world. Quercus is a renewable energy investment company, which has built a 40-plant portfolio in the UK, Italy and overseas. Following significant demand from existing and potential investors, Quercus is now venturing into the Iranian market, as the country gears up to install 5GW of renewable energy capacity by 2020. Quercus will create a new, specialist team for the delivery of this project. Dentons Europe LLP advised Quercus on all aspects of the deal and represented the client in negotiations with the Ministry.

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Claire Perry MP, the UK Minister for Climate Change & Industry, will today officially open Anesco’s Clayhill solar farm and energy storage facility, located near Flitwick in Bedfordshire. Clayhill is the first solar farm in the UK to operate without a government subsidy. The 10MW solar farm will generate enough electricity for around 2,500 homes and save 4,452 tonnes of carbon. Steve Shine OBE, Anesco’s Executive Chairman said: “For the solar industry, Clayhill is a landmark development and paves the way for a sustainable future, where subsidies are no longer needed or relied upon. Importantly, it proves that the Government’s decision to withdraw subsidies doesn’t have to signal the end of solar as a commercially viable technology.” He continued: “Given our extensive experience with solar and storage projects, we took a fresh look at how we could finance and develop Clayhill without needing a renewables subsidy. We sought the views of our supply chain and with them looked at every aspect of the project – its design, the technical specifications, the use of the very latest technology and the costs of the various components. By deciding to co-locate the 6MW battery storage unit and by working closely with our supply chain partners,

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Wakefield Acoustics, a leader in the design, manufacture and installation of noise control technologies, has secured a six-figure contract to supply a package of acoustic equipment for the new gas-fired power plant at Creyke Beck Power Station in East Yorkshire. As part of the contract, the company will supply 11 high specification inlet ventilation modules, 11 outlet ventilation modules, as well as a series of acoustic doors to support the expansion of the Creyke Beck Power Station. The new gas-fired power plant at Creyke Beck Power Station is one of the first of its kind in the region and is expected to provide back-up power for as many as 50,000 homes at short notice. These ‘peaking’ plants are being built all over the UK to provide instantaneous back up power to the grid as unreliable renewables such as wind become increasingly part of the energy mix.

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•   It also is the country's first large commercial hybrid project •   The scope includes connecting a 28.8-MW solar facility to an existing 50-MW wind farm Siemens Gamesa has been mandated to develop India's first large commercial hybrid wind-solar project, where a 28.8-MW solar facility will be connected to an existing 50-MW wind farm. This is the first project of its kind for the company and evidences its determination to explore business opportunities that add value for its customers. Under the terms of the agreement reached with one of the country's leading independent operators, Siemens Gamesa will provide an end-to-end turnkey solution. Specifically, it will handle the design, engineering and commissioning of the new solar plant (including the supply of photovoltaic inverters made by Gamesa Electric) and its hybridisation with an existing wind farm, equipped with the Siemens Gamesa turbines. The project, located in the in the state of Karnataka, is scheduled to be up and running by the end of 2017. “This is a very important milestone for our company. We are truly proud to be rolling out this new hybrid solution - namely the optimal combination of solar and wind power technology - on a commercial scale”, underscored Ramesh Kymal, CEO of Siemens Gamesa's

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