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New substation to bring clean solar power to the Maharashtra state, including Mumbai ABB will support Maharashtra State Electricity Transmission Company Limited (MSETCL), the largest state power transmission utility in India, with ABB Ability™ enabled technology for their digital substation, which will be a key component of next generation grids in the country. The substation will be instrumental in transmitting clean energy from nearby solar plants to the rest of the state. ABB has received the order from the Engineering and Procurement Company (EPC) Stelmec Ltd. for this digital substation which will be operated by Maharashtra State Electricity Transmission Company Limited (MSETCL), a large state power transmission utility. ABB will supply protection and control equipment, a MicroSCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) system and process bus, which enables interoperable communication between vendors through Ethernet cables instead of copper wires. The substation is currently the largest planned digital substation project in India, based on the number of bays and voltage level, and a natural next step for MSETCL to improve the reliability, efficiency and safety of the power grid, supporting India’s Smart Grid Mission and Smart City vision. It will also enable the utility to remotely monitor and manage the substation. As India adds

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The Q.PEAK DUO-G5 convinces the Intersolar Award Jury regarding the all-round performance quality of its 120 monocrystalline Q.ANTUM half-cells Q.ANTUM DUO Technology with half-cut cells, as well as a six bus bar design and novel interconnection technology based on round wires delivers a module power increase of around 5.5%, setting the standard in power, energy yield and LCOE Hanwha Q CELLS CTO Dr. Daniel JW Jeong stated: "The power increase and improved shading response of the Q.PEAK DUO-G5 ensures the module stands out in an increasingly competitive field. The Q.PEAK DUO-G5 solar module series is now available for customers in Europe and various international markets." MUNICH, June 22, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Hanwha Q CELLS Co., Ltd. ("Hanwha Q CELLS" or the "Company") (Nasdaq: HQCL), has secured another achievement in the Intersolar Award 2018 Photovoltaics category with its Q.PEAK DUO-G5 solar module. Having triumphed in 2017 with Hanwha Q CELLS' innovative Q.PEAK RSF L-G4.2 steel frame module, the Company saw the 120 half-cell, six bus bar monocrystalline module selected by the independent Intersolar Award Jury as one of the most innovative out of ten entries shortlisted from 51 total applications. After Hanwha Q CELLS received the award, the company's Global CTO, Dr. Daniel JW

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Fraunhofer IWES has now extended its index for the German Bight for the year 2017. The index provides information on how high the maximum available natural energy yield was compared to previous years. This evaluation helps operators to quantify performance losses and to identify and resolve the causes. Overall, the final index for the past year was between -2.0 and +0.9 percent compared with the years 2007-2016. In 2017, the months of January and July-September stand out with an especially low yield far behind average and trailing up to 20 percent behind the corresponding results of the preceding 10-year period. However, the very windy months of February, March, and October were able to compensate for this poor result. Altogether, the offshore wind conditions in 2017 compared well to the average. Regional differences in the wind index can be traced back to differences in the storm tracks as well as the importance of coastal effects. Wind farm clusters further away from the coastline are characterized by positive wind indices and clusters closer to the coast slightly negative ones. These findings were confirmed by the comparison of FROENIX simulation data with the production data of multiple offshore wind farms in the German Bight. The

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18 June 2018: ZephIR Lidar has announced that its ground-based vertical profiling wind Lidar has successfully met the full conditions for satisfying the IEC 61400-12-1: 2017 Ed. 2 standard.  The concluding analysis demonstrates very low uncertainties and validates again that Lidar is an acceptable technology for inclusion in the wide variety of wind campaigns and applications including resource assessment, site calibration and power curve measurements. “Lidar is IEC classified. Let me say that again

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Transatlantic law firm Womble Bond Dickinson (WBD) has advised longstanding client Tekmar, an offshore wind company, on admission of its shares to trading on AIM and its £61.8m fundraising from institutional investors. Tekmar is a market-leading technology provider of protection systems for subsea cable, umbilical and flexible pipes and offshore engineering services. The proceeds of the Placing will provide approximately £10 million (before expenses) to fund Tekmar's future expansion and acquisitions. The majority of the proceeds will be used to pay down group debt and exit Elysian Capital and Opera Finance, the private equity houses who backed an MBO of Tekmar in 2011, a transaction on which WBD originally advised on. Tekmar was advised by a multidisciplinary WBD team led by corporate partners Robert Philips and Leon Miller. Robert Philips of WBD commented: "We've been working with Tekmar for a number of years and we're delighted to have advised the business on this next step of its corporate evolution on the back of our strong track record acting on IPOs. This transaction shows that our corporate team can advise  clients throughout multiple stages of their lifecycle, from MBO to IPO. "This is a very exciting development for Tekmar and we look forward to continue working

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ScutiX develops wind and solar farms to power its on-site data centres Frankfurt/Waghäusel. The high levels of computing power required by the IT-sector for emerging business models in almost every industry, not to mention the up-and-coming blockchain and crypto industries, are just some of the main drivers behind rising electricity demand worldwide. Computing and sharing capacities, electricity consumption and costs are all rising rapidly. In November 2017, for example, the Bitcoin network consumed more energy than Ireland. The IT industry as a whole is hitting an energy wall. As a result, the green energy revolution must pick up pace in order to safeguard the long-term interests of our planet. ScutiX, which is a start-up, was founded to play a leading role in this endeavour by providing a self-scaling infrastructural solution for the generation of green power. ScutiX is led by CEO Aydonat Atasever, who is also a founder of the ScutiX idea. He built his reputation as a successful internet and e-commerce entrepreneur. Another of the ScutiX founders and investors is the German renewable energy company WIRSOL, which is headquartered in Waghäusel, Germany. On 25-26 June WIRSOL managing director Peter Vest will be attending the World Blockchain Summit in Frankfurt am Main, Germany

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• Cooperation with EWE for myEnergyCloud: More independence from the electricity market • Complete solution with innogy: Manage your own green electricity more flexibly • Energy storage in smart homes: Focus on connectivity • Energy monitor from Smappee shows savings potential The Intersolar trade fair in Munich opens its doors today. VARTA Storage is presenting its growing network of partners, including its most recent collaborations with EWE and innogy. VARTA Storage is focussing on the use and connectivity of energy storage systems in smart homes as part of its trade fair presentation at Booth 210 in Hall B1. Advantages on all sides: EWE electricity community and VARTA Storage The energy industry is undergoing a fundamental transformation, innovative concepts are in demand and collaborations are becoming increasingly important. The most recent example is the collaboration between VARTA Storage and the north German energy company EWE with EWE myEnergyCloud. Owners of private solar power systems in the electricity community can save their self-produced electricity like credits and retrieve it at any time. Their photovoltaic system and the electricity storage system from VARTA Storage therefore make them independent of the electricity market. With EWE myEnergyCloud, specialist trade companies receive a service that gives them competitive advantages. "The collaboration between EWE

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Intersolar Europe, Munich, Germany (June 21) – REC Group, the leading European brand for solar photovoltaic (PV) panels, yesterday launched its brand-new N-Peak high-performance solar panel at Intersolar Europe in Munich. The new panel breaks fresh ground for REC and the industry: this is the first solar panel to combine n-type mono half-cut cells with a twin-panel design, and promises excellent power output of up to 330 watt peak allied to lasting performance. The production of n-type mono cells kicks off at the end of June in REC’s brand-new industry 4.0 manufacturing building at the company’s Singapore plant. The first N-Peak modules are scheduled to roll off the line in August. It’s not every day that a leading producer of solar panels unveils a totally new product, and the launch event – adding to the cheer at REC’s traditional late-afternoon Happy Hour – proved a big attraction yesterday at Intersolar Europe. Before a large audience of visitors and media representatives eager to find out what REC had in store, REC Group CEO Steve O’Neil introduced the new module at the company’s booth, saying, “The new REC N-Peak writes the next chapter in our company narrative. We are taking a big step

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Acting on behalf of developer Energiekontor, leading renewable energy and infrastructure consultancy, Natural Power has been appointed as Owner’s Engineer for the construction phase of Withernwick Wind Farm Extension, located in the East Riding of Yorkshire. Cheetham Hill Construction Ltd started balance of plant construction work on site this month, and the project is scheduled to be commissioned during early 2019. After signing a long-term corporate power purchase agreement (PPA) with a global company in the consumer goods industry, Energiekontor has achieved financial close for this wind farm project, which is believed to be the first UK wind farm that is financed without the requirement of government subsidies or support mechanisms. Ralph , Construction Director at Natural Power, said: “We are delighted to be working on another project with Energiekontor, in particular, this ground-breaking subsidy-free scheme. As our industry continues to and deliver better and more cost-effective renewable energy, we are working hard to be at the forefront and support our clients by providing comprehensive services delivered by our experienced and knowledgeable team to guide and advise our clients in delivering successful projects.” Natural Power will provide owner’s engineer and project management services during the construction, turbine installation and electrical commissioning phases of

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At Intersolar Europe, ABB’s new PVS-175-TL string inverter, which delivers up to 185 kW active power has been recognized by industry experts as the leading PV product innovation at the 2018 Intersolar Awards. Delivering up to 65 percent savings on installation and logistic costs for ground mounted utility scale applications, the ABB PVS-175-TL delivers the largest capacity on the market for a 1500Vdc string inverter. The unique capabilities of ABB’s new PVS-175-TL lie in its ability to generate up to 185 kW active power and the judging panel was impressed by the high modularity of the product, which improves yields and reduces operational maintenance costs. Judges praised the string inverter as the next step in improving the overall efficiency in PV systems and recognized its high power density and operating temperature range between -20°C and up to 60°C. Together with all the key benefits of traditional string inverters, its innovative modular design means that up to 65 percent fewer inverters are required to complete the optimal power block, without the need for AC recombiners. This delivers up to 65 percent savings on installation and logistic costs, improving Levelized Cost of Electricity (LCOE) for utility-scale installations. The three-phase PVS-175-TL with advanced digital capabilities through ABB

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