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The Scottish Government has launched a new document at Scottish Renewables Annual Conference in Edinburgh today (March 12), setting out the future of the country's electricity and gas networks. Responding, Scottish Renewables Chief Executive Claire Mack said: “The Scottish Government’s Networks Vision rightly recognises the importance of our electricity and gas networks being fit for purpose as we shift to a cleaner, smarter energy system. “Together Scotland’s gas and electricity networks deliver around half of all the energy we use in Scotland. With the majority of our electricity now coming from renewable sources it is essential that the Scottish Government take an active role in networks policy and regulation if we are to meet our 2030 energy strategy objectives – particularly the target that 50% of all our energy should come from renewables by 2030. “The Networks Vision places renewables at the heart of the energy transition and focuses on a whole system approach across heat, transport and electricity which will help facilitate the development of an infrastructure which benefits all Scotland’s communities. “It is important that the Scottish Government work with Ofgem to ensure that decarbonisation is a key focus in the development of our networks going forward and to ensure the transition to smarter, local

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Leading renewable energy and infrastructure consultancy, Natural Power is to headline sponsor the fifth Conference on Wind Energy and Wildlife Impacts (CWW 2019) that will be hosted in Stirling, Scotland, on 27th to 29th August this year. In a series of keynote talks, sessions and workshops, experts from across the globe will come together at the University of Stirling to share their knowledge on the impacts that wind energy has on wildlife, and to discuss the upcoming challenges for this dynamic industry. The last CWW took place in Portugal and welcomed more than 300 delegates. The theme of the 2019 conference will be on “Renewable wind energy in new and changing environments – a forward look”. The conference’s scientific committee is currently inviting abstracts on a range of topics and are looking forward to receiving ideas. Sign up to the mailing list to keep up to date with the latest news from CWW, or if you’d be interested in submitting an abstract please visit http://cww2019.org/ About Natural Power Natural Power is an independent consultancy and service provider that supports a global client base in the effective delivery of a wide range of renewable projects including onshore wind, solar, renewable heat, energy storage and offshore technologies. 

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The company ranks among the top 10 Asset Management Solution Providers in the United States Major breakthrough on the US market just one year after launching locally Innovation driven by Internet of Things (IoT), Smart Data Analytics, Predictive Analytics/Machine learning as key drivers for catalysing investments in renewable energies NEW YORK, March 12th 2019 – The world leading German "Data as a Service" Enertech company Kaiserwetter has been designated as one of the top ten companies at the forefront of delivering turnkey asset management solutions in the United States. The recognition by Utilities Tech Outlook gathers the opinions of a distinguished panel of CEOs, CIOs and industry analysts, and accounts for an important milestone in the company's expansion plans. Since the Paris Agreement there has been pressure, not just on the countries that signed, but also on the US after the announcement of their exit from the accord, and therefore on renewable energy producers to drive efficiency. In search for that efficiency, Kaiserwetter is a game changer in the renewable energy business sector has developed its IoT platform called ARISTOTELES, built on the SAP Cloud Platform and using SAP Leonardo IoT capabilities. ARISTOTELES performs Smart Data Analytics and Predictive Analytics/Machine Learning for

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Technology and Market Expertise Aid Enterprises, Device Manufacturers, Platform Providers, and Multi-Vendor Ecosystems in Designing and Managing IoT Projects ROSELAND, N.J. – March 12, 2019 – Sectigo, the world’s largest commercial Certificate Authority (CA) and a leader in web security solutions, has formed a strategic alliance with Kyrio, a subsidiary of CableLabs, which is engaged with more than 30 global standards groups spanning the energy, industrial and commercial Internet of Things (IoT), and Smart Cities. The alliance offers standards bodies, service providers, enterprises, industry alliances, device manufacturers, IoT integrators, and platform providers, valuable in-depth knowledge about planning and executing device security programs throughout the lifecycles of connected device networks. Bain & Company predicts the combined markets of the IoT will grow to about $520B in 2021 – more than double the $235B spent in 2017. Despite this explosion of devices connected to networks worldwide, there is a severe lack of security knowledge and ability to secure IoT devices and the networks that they connect to. “DDoS and Botnet attacks continue to target unsecured connected devices. Too many devices are connecting to networks with no, or weak, security pre-installed as a default, forcing governments to take action. Equally concerning, the technology industry hasn’t educated

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Oslo-based Bulkship Management AS has chosen Alfa Laval PureBallast 3 for compliance in ballast water treatment. The company has signed a comprehensive fleet agreement that includes 30 PureBallast 3 Compact Flex systems, as well as commissioning and training. Bulkship Management AS is a fast-growing ship management company focused on technical management and crewing. The company has now signed a fleet agreement with Alfa Laval in ballast water treatment, comprising the supply of 30 PureBallast 3 Compact Flex systems over the next four years. Individual systems will handle flows of 250, 500, 600 or 1000 m3/h, and all of the systems will have U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) type approval. “Alfa Laval has provided us with strong support throughout the selection process and planning,” says Knut Johan Steneng, Managing Director of Bulkship Management AS. “Alfa Laval PureBallast 3 was clearly the best solution for our needs, and we know that Alfa Laval’s global network will provide us with smooth access to service and parts.” Bulkship Management AS found numerous technical advantages to PureBallast 3 Compact Flex, which is delivered as loose components for flexible installation. They include not only the small system footprint, but also the automatic Cleaning-In-Place (CIP) process that safeguards the system’s market-leading

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Plug-in electric vehicles are close to becoming the leading conventional alternative and are best positioned to lead the future light duty vehicle market March 12, 2019 – Boulder, CO – A new report from Navigant Research analyzes the global market conditions and regulatory policies for plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs), providing sales and population forecasts to 2030 of major regions by PEV powertrain type. In the last year, PEV sales doubled in North America, and sales in Europe and China increased 39% and 77%, respectively. In 2019, multiple deployments of long-range battery EVs (BEVs) in crossover classes, as well as Tesla reaching full-scale production on the Model 3 and expanding its vehicle shipments to markets abroad, are setting the stage for continued market growth. Click to tweet: According to a new report from @NavigantRSRCH, global sales of PEVs grew more than 70% from 2017 to almost 1.9 million in 2018, with growth in 2019 likely to be strong again. “By 2030, annual PEV sales are estimated to be between 15% and 32% of the global light duty vehicle market, producing a global PEV population between 107 million and 190 million,” says Scott Shepard, senior research analyst with Navigant Research. “This long-term growth is expected

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Hamburg, 12 March 2019. The Nordex Group's new business continues on its upward trend. Now the wind turbine manufacturer has won new orders for wind farms from Greece. TERNA ENERGY SA has ordered a total of 36 machines of different models with a capacity of 108 MW. The orders also include a Premium Service contract covering five years with an option to extend for a further five. "We are delighted that TERNA ENERGY, the largest developer, operator & owner of renewable power plants in Greece, has opted for our turbine technology," says Patxi Landa, Chief Sales Officer of the Nordex Group. TERNA ENERGY Group’s total installed capacity currently accounts for 986 MW. The Group has installations of 561 MW in Greece, 293 MW in the USA and 132 MW in Southeast Europe. At the same time, the company has currently under construction or ready for construction 301 MW in Greece and abroad. Overall, the company operates, is constructing or has full licensing of 1,287 MW of RES installations in Europe and the USA. The Nordex Group has strengthened its activities in Greece and opened a sales office in Athens in the summer of 2018. With this newly established focus strategy and its

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At the PV CellTech conference in Penang, Malaysia from 12 – 13 March 2019, Meyer Burger CTO, Dr Gunter Erfurt, will speak to two leading technology topics – Heterojunction and Passivated Contacts. Heterojunction – Meyer Burger’s flagship technology At PV CellTech 2019, international PV industry leaders will discuss key issues driving the development of solar cell production in the coming years. Meyer Burger CTO, Dr Gunter Erfurt, has been invited to present to a high-level session focusing on Heterojunction (HJT) cell expansion and its potential as a breakthrough technology for multi-gigawatt mass production in 2019. With its focus on the development of industrialized high efficiency Heterojunction manufacturing solutions, Meyer Burger has already achieved HJT cells with recent record efficiencies of over 24.2% on its standardized HJT equipment. A technology roadmap for HJT cells with efficiencies towards 25% is already in place at Meyer Burger. During his presentation, Dr Erfurt will include an update on Meyer Burger’s successful SWCT™ cell connection technology for which over 1 GW has already been sold. Dr Erfurt was also asked to speak on passivated contact solar cells (also known as TOPCon or monoPoly®) and what is required for this technology to become a mainstream offering in the PV

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Huelva 2020 PV plant is located in Huelva province - Spain The installed capacity will generate the enough energy for 32.000 homes. March 2019. Last 28th February the first stone of the photovoltaic plant Huelva 2020 was placed. This ceremony is the starting point of the works of the Project sited in Gibraleon, province of Huelva, Spain. The plant, once finished, will have an installed power of 49 MWp and will generate yearly 95 million of kilowatts/hour, equivalent to the annual consumption of energy of a town with 125.000 population. The plant, property of Alter Enersun, will have more than 130.000 photovoltaic panels and will take up more than 80 hectares. The project was awarded to the company at the Third Auction of Renewable Energies celebrated in Spain at 2017. GES will be responsible for the execution of the full EPC. The multinational company specialized in construction of renewable plants will be in charge of the detailed l engineering, equipment supply, civil works, mechanical assembly, electric installation and the construction of the step-up substation. After a few years that the activity of GES in Spain has been focused, almost exclusively, on wind projects, the multinational comes back to the

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Amplex-Emirates LLC was awarded a pilot project by Dubai’s Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA) to install a battery energy storage system (BESS) at the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park in Dubai; the first energy storage system paired with a photovoltaic plant at a grid-scale level in the United Arab Emirates. NGK Insulators LTD supplied its NAS batteries and INGETEAM was responsible for the supply of a 1.2 MW power conversion system (PCS) with its medium voltage components (power transformer, MV switchgear, etc.), and the power plant controller (PPC). Dubai has accelerated investment in renewable energy to eliminate dependence on fossil fuels and for sustainable economic growth, and is building the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, the world’s largest solar park, in the south of the Emirate. Dubai is targeting introduction of 5,000 MW of solar photovoltaic (PV) and concentrating solar power (CSP) by 2030, which will raise the ratio of renewable energy to 25% of total generation capacity. Furthermore, Dubai is seeking a 75% power output from clean energy sources by 2050. In anticipation of the large-scale introduction of renewable energy in the future, DEWA installed a NAS battery system in the solar park to demonstrate its effectiveness in

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