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RenewableUK is responding to Business Secretary Greg Clark’s speech today, which launched the Government’s new £246 million Faraday Challenge. RenewableUK’s Executive Director, Emma Pinchbeck, said: “Today is the starting gun for the UK to become the world-leader in innovative battery storage technologies. The energy sector agrees that a clean, flexible and modern energy system is the future, a future which relies on a clear vision from Government, working in partnership with businesses. Renewables are a mainstream technology, reliably providing over 25% of our electricity. The advent of battery storage is the missing puzzle piece which will allow us to maximise the potential of our world-beating renewable energy resources here in the UK”. 1.      RenewableUK is the trade and professional body for the wind, wave and tidal energy industries. Formed in 1978, and with more than 400 corporate members, RenewableUK is the country’s leading renewable energy trade association. 2.      More detail about the launch can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/business-secretary-to-establish-uk-as-world-leader-in-battery-technology-as-part-of-modern-industrial-strategy

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Rhenus Offshore Logistics B.V., the Dutch company that was founded in March 2017, took over the overall logistics concept for personnel and materials for a corrosion protection campaign at the two platforms known as “Buitengaats” and “ZeeEnergie” at the Gemini wind park. Rhenus Offshore Logistics Netherlands, a co-subsidiary of the German Rhenus Offshore Logistics, worked very closely with Vroon Offshore Services during this project. The “Vos Prime”, a multi-functional platform supply vessel that was equipped with a special Ampelmann gangway and was therefore suitable for the crossover manoeuvres, was used at the Gemini wind park during the project. The vessel operated by Vroon Offshore Services provided work and residential space for the project team consisting of 40 people as well as 20 crew members. This eliminated the need to transport the employees from the base port of Eemshaven and back every day. 934 trips were completed overall between the vessel and the substations. Other supply and transport vessels were also deployed. Rhenus regularly used a crew transport vessel to travel between the base port and the platform supply ship when there was a change of shift. Rhenus and Vroon provided supplies of fairly large amounts of food, drinks, tools and the rubbish

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18 months of meteorological data from over 200 devices in the U.S. Northwest now freely available to improve wind forecasting in areas of complex terrain The Wind Forecasting Improvement Project (WFIP2), a $5.0 million collaborative study coordinated by Vaisala, a global leader in environmental and industrial measurement, in conjunction with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and funded by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), has completed the largest ever deployment of measurement technologies to assess the causes of wind speed variability and their impact on wind energy generation in complex terrain. The 3-year project, based near the Columbia River Gorge, now advances into its 12-month final phase, as Vaisala and its project partners use the data collected to enhance the underlying forecasting models used to predict wind variability in areas of challenging topography. Simultaneously, the measurement campaign data have been made open-source to help improve the global standards of wind energy modeling and to aid further research. Enhancing grid integration and profitability in remote regions As onshore wind development and operations are increasingly undertaken in regions of challenging topography worldwide, demand for a better understanding of atmospheric flow and wind behavior in complex terrain is increasingly urgent. Currently, the uncertainty associated with

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Meyer Burger has received additional orders for its MAiA® 2.1 system with the industry-leading MB PERC cell technology and for its SiNA® cell coating system. The combined contract volume from an existing Asian customer amounts to about CHF 22 million. Meyer Burger Technology Ltd (SIX Swiss Exchange: MBTN) today announced that it has concluded further contracts with an existing Asian customer for its SiNA® system for front side cell coating and it industrialized MAiA® 2.1 system with the mass production scalable MB PERC technology. With Meyer Burger’s high-performance MAiA® for rear side passivation coating and SiNA® for front side anti-reflection coating, the customer plans to upgrade and further expand its production volume of high efficiency PERC cells. As the market leader in the field of PERC, Meyer Burger is growing its market share by supporting its customers with innovative technology solutions for front and rear side cell coating. The combined contract volume of the orders amounts to about CHF 22 million with revenue recognition expected in 2018.

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•   ‘Tolo 1 Wind Farm’ in Indonesia will consist of 20 wind turbines of the type SWT-3.6-130 •   Construction on site in Jeneponto, South Sulawesi, commissioning in early 2018 •   Scope includes engineering, procurement, construction and long-term operation and maintenance With the ‘Tolo 1’ onshore wind project, Siemens Gamesa has secured its first order in Indonesia for the gearless SWT-3.6-130 wind turbines. The wind power plant developed by Equis Energy, the largest renewable energy IPP (independent power producer) in the Asia-Pacific region, will be installed by late 2017. Commissioning is planned for early 2018. Equis Energy has signed 5-year contracts with Siemens Gamesa for engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) as well as operations and maintenance (O&M). The ‘Tolo 1’ wind power plant will be installed in Jeneponto on the south-coast of the central Indonesian island Sulawesi. For the installation work, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy is working in consortium with one of the largest Indonesian construction companies PT PP (Persero) Tbk. The wind project will be connected to the Indonesian energy grid via a local substation and a purpose-built 150 kilovolt (kV) transmission line. The type SWT-3.6-130 direct-drive turbines –each with a rating of 3.6 megawatts and a rotor-diameter of 130 meters –will be installed on steel towers with

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ABB continues to expand its extensive solar inverter portfolio through the launch of the high-power central inverter, PVS800-57B – a new member of the highly successful PVS800 central inverter series Helsinki, Finland, July 20th, 2017 – Following the success of the PVS800 central inverter series, ABB has released an extension to the family – a new high-power central inverter, PVS800-57B, developed on the basis of ABB’s decades of experience in power converter and inverter technology. The new PVS800-57B central inverters, with ratings up to 2 MW, reduce overall system cost of the solar photovoltaic (PV) plants with one of the most compact and easy-to-maintain designs on the market. The modular direct current (DC) input design combined with a true mirror design provides superior flexibility for system integrators.With a 50 percent higher power density than in the preceding PVS800 models, the new PVS800-57B is one of the most compact inverters on the market both by footprint and volume per kW. This reduces installation and container space and lowers transportation costs. The larger inverter power rating also brings considerable savings on the medium voltage side by allowing larger transformers to be used. The new ABB central inverters offer a wide operational temperature range, up

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Subsea engineering analysis consultancy, AgileTek, has completed the first use of its revolutionary AELCloud system on a project for geo-intelligence and asset integrity provider, Fugro. The work required a substantial number of simulations of subsea power cable installation operations to be performed to verify procedures, component sizes and weather windows. Some of the results were required at critical milestones within the larger project, and AELCloud allowed AgileTek to scale server capacity on demand to meet these deadlines. AELCloud is an online platform developed by AgileTek which runs analysis and simulations on both cloud and the client’s own local servers. It drastically reduces the time traditionally needed to run simulations, and ensures information amassed is high-quality and traceable. On this subsea installation project alone, AgileTek ran approximately 27,000 OrcaFlex simulations which equated to around 57,000 hours, or just over six years of simulation time. Eight terabytes of simulation file binary data were saved, and AELCloud processed a total of 1.5 billion data points for critical metrics in the system. Data at this scale cannot be stored on a laptop or processed with Microsoft Excel, which is why AgileTek has invested in a distributed digital data store with built in redundancy and a highly efficient query

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Zurich, Switzerland, July 19, 2017 – ABB’s Static Compensation SVC Light® technology to enable voltage stabilization and enhanced power quality for East Anglia ONE windfarm ABB has won a $30 million order from ScottishPower Renewables to supply two SVC Light® Static Compensators (STATCOMs) that will smooth out the voltage fluctuations that are an inherent feature of intermittent wind energy. They will increase power transfer capability, improve power quality and enhance grid stability, enabling more energy efficient and reliable power supplies for millions of consumers. The order was booked in the second quarter of 2017. The UK government has set a target to meet 15 percent of its energy needs from renewable sources by 2020. Contributing to this goal, the East Anglia ONE project is expected to provide in total, 714 megawatts (MW) of renewable wind energy from 102 wind turbines to meet the needs of over 500,000 homes. The offshore wind farm is located approximately 43 kilometres (km) off the Suffolk Coast in the southern North Sea. STATCOM is part of ABB’s family of FACTS (Flexible Alternating Current Transmission Systems) technologies that help reduce losses, enhance the capacity and flexibility of power transmission systems and contribute to more efficient and reliable grids. As

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First order for the new MAiA® EVO received from solar industry leader LONGi Solar Technology. Meyer Burger Technology Ltd today announced the successful launch of its new MAiA® EVO system as well as the receipt of an order for the first MAiA® EVO from LONGi Solar Technology (Taizhou) Co., Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of LONGi Green Energy Technology Co., Ltd. The innovative MAiA® EVO combines the advantages of the MAiA® platform for rear side coating of PERC solar cells with the SiNA® platform for front side cell coating and translates directly into substantial cost savings for photovoltaic manufacturers. The pioneering integration of both front side anti-reflection coating and rear side passivation coating into a single system not only reduces the complexity of solar cell production, it also reduces operating costs and the overall manufacturing footprint resulting in a further sustainable decrease in PV manufacturing costs. The MAiA® EVO is poised to become the technology of choice for PV cell manufacturers who are building up new PERC cell production capacities. Collaboration with LONGi As a leading manufacturer of high-efficiency mono-crystalline solar cells and modules with extensive production experience on Meyer Burger’s industrialized MAiA® platform, LONGi Solar Technology has placed the first order for

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Making local support for PV installers even better (Wels, 20/07/2017) Fronius Solar Energy, the quality leader on the global solar energy market, opened a Hungarian branch office on 1st June 2017. The addition of an office near Budapest has seen the international network of the Austrian solar technology specialist grow once again. Customers in Hungary can now look forward to a faster and more reliable technical support service. “We have already been selling our solar technology to customers in Hungary since 2010. Today we operate a large sales and service partner network in Hungary, and are one of the market leaders in the photovoltaics sector,” says Verena Huber, area sales manager at Fronius. To provide Hungarian customers with even more targeted support, Fronius opened its new premises in Tatabánya, some 70 kilometres from Budapest, on 1st June. Fronius is a global innovation leader in the development of technologies to harness solar energy and this year celebrates 25 years of Fronius Solar Energy. “Fronius Hungary is the 20th branch office of our Business Unit,” adds a delighted Martin Hackl, head of the Business Unit Solar Energy at Fronius International GmbH. “This represents another significant step in our internationalisation strategy.”

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