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Both half-cell monocrystalline Q.PEAK DUO modules and multicrystalline Q.PLUS modules demonstrate market-leading anti-LeTID performances − Fraunhofer CSP independently tested two batches of nine different types of modules for in high-temperature conditions of up to 75°C − Hanwha Q CELLS Co., Ltd. CTO Daniel Jeong remarked: “The performance of our Q.PEAK DUO and Q.PLUS modules demonstrates Hanwha Q CELLS’ continued commitment to tackling the toughest challenges in the industry and highlights the importance of focusing our R&D efforts in areas where we can deliver the most added value to our customers.” [Berlin, Germany, December 6, 2018] Hanwha Q CELLS (collectively referring to Hanwha Q CELLS Co., Ltd. (NASDAQ:HQCL) as well as Hanwha Q CELLS & Advanced Materials Corporation) (or the “Company”), one of the largest solar cell and module manufacturers in the world, today confirmed that its leading range of solar modules have delivered exceptional performance in a recent test conducted by Fraunhofer Center for Silicon Photovoltaics (CSP) to benchmark light and elevated temperature induced degradation (LeTID) in solar cells. Hanwha Q CELLS’ modules were tested by Germany’s Fraunhofer CSP and found to display negligible power loss during high-temperature testing conditions of up to 75°C. Both Hanwha Q CELLS’ half-cell monocrystalline Q.PEAK DUO

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Microgrid and energy storage technology to enable the island of Porto Santo to achieve clean-energy goals ABB is supplying an ABB Ability™ enabled microgrid and energy storage system to Empresa de Electricidade da Madeira (EEM), a Madeira-based utility to harness solar and wind energy. The modular ABB Ability™ PowerStore™ microgrid solution and Microgrid Plus automation system will enable EEM to significantly increase the island’s adoption of solar and wind power and raise the share of renewables in the energy mix from 15 to 30 percent. Furthermore, ABB’s software, automation and control technologies will stabilize the power system to address fluctuations in frequency and voltage caused by intermittence of infeed, while ensuring secure power supplies with an optimal renewable energy contribution. The Portuguese island of Porto Santo has a population of about 5,500 inhabitants, which quadruples during summer season with visitors. In order to meet this enhanced electricity demand, EEM plans significant investments into renewable power generation such as photovoltaic and wind, with the long-term goal of completely replacing fossil fuels with renewable energy. ABB is a pioneer in microgrids and has supplied this technology to islands all over the world including landmarks like South Africa’s Robben Island , the Dutch Caribbean Island Aruba

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Wärtsilä Corporation, Press release, 5 December 2018 at 12.00 pm EET The technology group Wärtsilä, Tieto, St1, Fortum and Demos Helsinki have today introduced their Innovation Community initiative aimed at drastically accelerating the global energy sector’s transition to cleaner, more environmentally sustainable energy generation. Innovation Community is creating a forum for restructuring the roles and positions of the energy chain players. This will provide an arena in which to study, improve, experiment, validate, and bring to market innovations that challenge current energy system paradigms. The business-driven, action-oriented, and ambitious programme intends to seize and drive new opportunities emerging with the transition towards clean energy production. “We are launching this initiative in an effort to solve the big energy challenges. By establishing an open innovation environment, our ambition is to deliver global scale solutions. By working together with the community partners, we can achieve more and we can do it faster. Collaboration over competition is our guiding principle,” commented Matti Rautkivi, Director, Sales & Marketing, Wärtsilä Energy Solutions. The community has been established based on building trust and facilitating the challenging first steps for collaboration between its members. The goals include building a vision and roadmap for accelerating the transition to renewable energy sources, and

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·         Photon Energy has signed a 15-year Operations and Maintenance agreement with an external client for 28 solar PV plants with a total generation capacity of 15.3 MWp ·         Including Photon Energy Group’s proprietary portfolio of 11.5 MWp of PV power plants to be operating by year-end 2018, the deal brings the Group’s Hungarian O&M business to nearly 26.8 MWp   Amsterdam – 5 December 2018 – Photon Energy Operations HU Kft. (the ‘Company’), the Hungarian O&M subsidiary of Photon Energy N.V. (WSE: PEN), today announced that it has signed a 15-year Operations & Maintenance (O&M) agreement with owners of 28 PV power plants – currently under construction – with a combined generation capacity of 15.3 MWp. “We are thrilled to take on the responsibility for the operations and maintenance for our client’s 28 PV power plants in Hungary. We are looking forward to deploying our Smart Operations approach to maximize the energy production, and thus the revenues and profitability of these solar assets. This contract is a strong proof that the Hungarian market provides us with substantial growth potential for our O&M business beyond our proprietary portfolio, and we are strongly motivated to replicate our market-leading position held in the Czech Republic,” said

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UV ballast water treatment offers many advantages over electrochlorination. Yet there are also substantial differences between UV solutions. A growing number of customers, including MSC Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises, are abandoning their selected UV treatment systems in favour of Alfa Laval PureBallast 3. A ballast water treatment system is a major investment, but also one that is crucial for vessel operations. If the system is unable to comply as planned, the vessel’s ability to do business will be crippled. This has led some ship owners to replace their existing choice of UV ballast water treatment system with another UV technology: Alfa Laval PureBallast 3. “We increasingly see owners with second thoughts about other UV solutions, even after those systems have been ordered,” says Anders Lindmark, Head of Alfa Laval PureBallast. “Customers want the peace of mind that PureBallast 3 offers, especially if they sail in United States waters.” Systems on four vessels changed to PureBallast 3 Recently, two cruise ship owners took steps to exchange their procured UV ballast water treatment systems for PureBallast 3, which is type approved by both IMO and the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG). In both cases, the original system’s lack of USCG type approval was a decisive

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Brussels/Belgium, Wittenberg/Germany, 4 December 2018 – Tesvolt, a manufacturer of storage systems for industry and commerce, is to receive 2.15 million euros in EU funding. The European Union believes that Tesvolt’s high-voltage storage system has the potential to change the power storage market. The German company will now receive support under the EU’s SME instrument, enabling it to mass-produce its lithium high-voltage storage systems and launch them on the market worldwide. A total of 1,658 businesses from across Europe applied for phase II funding under the SME instrument, and 63 were successful. Press photos are available here: https://www.tesvolt.com/en/presse/tesvolt-receives-eu-funding-for-high-voltage-storage-system__prr31.html Halving the costs of commercial storage systems “We’re looking for the innovators of tomorrow. We believe that Tesvolt’s high-voltage storage system is a disruptive product, as it could slash the costs of electricity storage by more than half,” says Marco Rubinato, EU Programme Officer. These costs could drop from around 18 euro cents per kilowatt hour of electricity stored to just 7 cents in the future, as soon as Tesvolt begins mass production of its high-voltage storage system. The funding will be used to set up semi-automated serial production at the company’s Wittenberg site and to market the innovative storage system worldwide. It

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The Technical University of Berlin (HTW) tested the efficiency of 20 renewable energy storage systems and rated BYD’s Battery-Box as No 1 Shenzhen/Berlin, December 4th, 2018 – BYD Co. Ltd., one of the world’s largest manufacturer of rechargeable batteries, has been ranked as the most efficient energy storage system in the latest test by Technical University Berlin (HTW). The survey “Stromspeicher Inspektion 2018” compared 60 data sheets of the most active providers in the German market and then tested 20 systems of providers who have a combined market share of more than 50 percent in Germany. The focus of the survey was the analysis of information on storage capacity and efficiency. The test is aimed at providing more transparency and comparable data to help installers and consumers to choose the most suitable solution based on reliable and proven facts. Despite regulatory obstacles the adoption of de-central solar power and storage systems is gaining momentum. According to HWT more than 100,000 photovoltaic (PV) systems in combination with battery systems for powering buildings have been installed in Germany already. Every second newly installed PV system in the residential building area is now equipped with a battery storage system. How well storage systems can support

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Energy flow chart includes PV production, consumption, feed-in, and storage Visualize individual inverter performance Monthly PV production forecasts Intuitive chart navigation Now available on Google Play and the App Store Geislingen-Binsdorf, December 3, 2018: The new Solar-Log WEB Enerest™ App 1.2.0 offers even more intuitive ways to monitor solar PV plants. The innovative app is specially designed to make sure PV system operators can quickly and easily access the right information on the status of their photovoltaic plants. Data is immediately transferred from the Solar-Log WEB Enerest™ online portal to the app so solar plant performance details are available on-the-go, from anywhere around the world. Energy Flow – Complex Data Made Simple The Energy Flow chart is now available on the mobile app for Solar-Log WEB Enerest™ L and XL users.  This eye-catching graphic allows users to view the flow of electricity between the plant, building, grid, and battery. Users can see how much PV power is being produced, how much is being used, how much self-produced power is being fed into the grid. Users can also see if the battery is charging or discharging. Inverter Performance – Rapid Fault Detection The balance chart now includes a display of up to 10 individual inverters

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The new FuturaSun photovoltaic roof built by CPL CONCORDIA is now fully operational on the BAXI plant in Vicenza, in North Italy. Each new boiler is created using clean energy. The 1 MW semi-integrated photovoltaic plant occupies 6,000 sqm of the plant located in the Vicenza province, built by the top facility and energy management firm CPL CONCORDIA (MO), in its capacity as project EPC. The plant was connected in May 2018. A total of 3,675 FuturaSun FU270P photovoltaic panels were installed, manufactured by the dynamic company based in Padua, a consolidated name on the international photovoltaic scene. The panels are connected to 19 Inverters with 8 kilometres of electrical cables installed. The system provides 992 kWp of power, which satisfies 25% of the entire plant's annual electrical energy requirements, and 100% of requirements for the manufacture of boilers, which previously stood at 10.4 kWh per boiler. Overall annual energy generation amounts to 1,250,000 kWh, with emission saving amounting to 650 t/year of CO2. In this way, BAXI has succeeded in optimising self-consumption of energy generated by the photovoltaic system and rendering the boiler production line energy-renewable. These results stem from the above-average performance of FuturaSun panels compared to market standards, insofar as they guarantee

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Photovoltaic Solar Energy: Big and Beyond - Sustainable energy to reach the 1.5 degrees climate target The European Technology and Innovation Platform for Photovoltaics (ETIP PV) envisions a world with 100% renewable electricity supply where electricity is accessible to all and where electricity makes major inroads into satisfying the final energy demand for living including communications, zero-emission transport and mobility, efficient heating and cooling, and even sustainable fuels, chemicals and materials. By applying Solar PV, buildings will increasingly become places of energy production and not only of energy consumption. ETIP PV will distribute its vision paper right to the start of the UN climate summit “Cop 24” in Katowice, Poland. (www.cop24.katowice.eu) Marko Topič, ETIP PV Chairman: “Our vision is a sustainable future with a clean European and global energy system! Thanks to the abundant availability of sunlight, the technology’s modularity, and continuous cost reductions, Solar PV can become the largest source of energy worldwide and is able to meet the challenge of drastic decarbonisation and there is big potential for further improvements in all related technologies with accelerated research, development and innovation (RD&I).” Marko Topic continues with the main topics of the vision paper: Photovoltaic solar electricity (Solar PV) has recently become the lowest

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