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  Total capacity of 57 megawatts peak   Mid double-digit million euro total investment volume   Start of construction and commissioning planned for 2019   innogy benefits from BELECTRIC’s experience in constructing and operating utility-scale solar power plants Essen, 18 February 2019 innogy SE is progressing in growing its value accretive solar business. The company has taken the final investment decision (FID) for two solar farms in Canada with a total capacity of 57 megawatts peak (MWp). Both the beginning of construction and commissioning of the photovoltaic plants are planned this year. Hans Bünting, Chief Operating Officer Renewables of innogy SE, explains: “After last month’s announcement that we build our Spanish solar project Alarcos without state subsidies, we are continuing on this path with our two new Canadian projects. This underlines that solar energy is already competitive in several markets. Decreasing prices for equipment will further drive this development.” Thorsten Blanke, Head of Solar at innogy SE, adds: “Our first two projects in Canada are a perfect fit with our strategy to deliver utility-scale solar projects in promising markets, like North America, with high irradiance and a strong commitment to renewable energy. And this is only the beginning. In 2017 we joined forces with

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Annual Revenue Exceeded EUR 20 Million Photon Energy Recorded the First-Ever Net Profit In History Amsterdam – 12 February 2019 – Photon Energy N.V. (WSE: PEN, the 'Company') today announced financial results for the fourth fiscal quarter ended 31 December 2018, exceeding the EUR 20 million annual revenue mark for the first time in the Company’s history and equally reporting its first-ever net profit. In 2018 Photon Energy reached important milestones toward its growth strategy implementation. The company expanded its proprietary portfolio of PV power plants in the Hungarian market by 6.3 MWp and additional 5.5 MWp slated to get connected in 2019Q1. It also made further progress on project development activities in Australia and continued to see growth in its O&M service businesses. Outstanding electricity production by our proprietary power plant portfolio contributed strongly to our 17.4% annual revenue growth to a record EUR 20.256 million, while our EBITDA improved by 4.9% to EUR 8.239 million and our EBIT grew by 15.1% to EUR 2.637 million. The most significant improvement occurred at the bottom line with pre-tax profit jumping by 458.5% to EUR 1.934 million and our company turning a previous net loss of EUR 0.807 million into a EUR 0.603 million

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This all-time high figure almost triples the company's former best record, achieved in 2017. Ingeteam's products were supplied to more than twenty countries in all five continents. Ingeteam maintains its global leadership position in the provision of Operation & Maintenance services to energy generation plants. Ingeteam's solar business unit, dedicated to the design and manufacture of solar inverters for PV installations, closed 2018 with a total of 3,850 MW supplied throughout the world. This figure is a historic high for the company, whose former best record was 1.44 GW, achieved in 2017. In 2018, the key markets in which the company has grown its solar business are the Middle East region, Mexico, Australia, Spain, North Africa and France. However, the products sold last year, all of which were designed and manufactured at the company's facilities in northern Spain, were supplied to more than twenty countries in all five continents. José Luis González, Sales Director of the Ingeteam Solar Photovoltaic Area, emphasised that "we expect to consolidate our position in the markets in which we are most active and well-established, yet without losing sight of any new opportunities that may arise in other countries with good growth prospects." The company has an extensive product

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Germany returns to policy favoring gigawatt-scale solar parks Additional public invitation to tender seeking solar power plants with an output of four gigawatts by 2021 / Over 3 billion euros in new business expected / Intersolar Europe and the German Solar Association (BSW-Solar) host a free English-language webinar to discuss market entry in Germany Berlin, February 11, 2019 – Since calling for tenders for the construction of photovoltaic power plants with an additional output of around 4 gigawatts by 2021, Germany has been moving ever more into the spotlight of major international solar project planners. The German Solar Association (BSW-Solar) – a major contributor to the drafting of the special invitations to tender – predicts deals totaling between 3.5 and 4.5 billion euros. “The solar market in Germany has once again become attractive and will likely remain that way – for international players, too,” says Carsten Körnig, CEO of BSW-Solar. “As the country moves away from nuclear power and fossil fuels and its government makes a push for other methods of climate conservation, a stark increase in photovoltaics and storage systems has become necessary in both the short and long term. We are inviting interested companies to support BSW in advocating for permanent, attractive conditions for investing in solar technology, stationary

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London, 6 Feb. 2019 - Platina Energy Partners LLP (“Platina”) has recently sold a 30MWp portfolio consisting of four operating solar plants located in Spain (“Portfolio”) to a Spanish investment manager, Q-Energy. Platina acquired the four solar PV plants, located close to Toledo, Sevilla and Tenerife, and arranged non-recourse long-term financing of the Portfolio with UniCredit, NordLB and Santander in 2008-2009. Platina has been managing funds investing in renewable energy for the past 17 years. As a pioneer in the field, Platina has deployed €1.3bn, invested in four development platforms and operated more than 740MW of renewable assets. Julia Gubar, Investment Manager at Platina, commented: “We are pleased to have sold the 30MWp solar PV portfolio to Q-Energy as part of our divestment program. The sale comes after a successful senior debt refinancing in 2017. Operating the Portfolio for a decade gave our asset management and investment teams valuable experience in the Spanish market.” Adrien Pinsard, Partner at Platina, commented: “We remain committed to the Spanish renewable energy market and are now actively looking at the new wave of Spanish solar projects. We see a lot of growth potential in the sector in the years to come. With our new fund, we can be

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Meyer Burger Technology Ltd (SIX Swiss Exchange: MBTN) announced today that it will sell its photovoltaic and specialised materials (e.g. semiconductor and sapphire glass industries) wafering equipment and service business to Precision Surfacing Solutions (PSS) (formerly Lapmaster Wolters Ltd), a global supplier of equipment and services for surface enhancement technology. As part of the transaction, significant parts of Meyer Burger’s current production facilities in Thun as well as around 100 employees involved in the wafering technology portfolio in Thun and the relevant service locations worldwide will also be transferred to PSS. Completion of the contract is subject to standard closing conditions. The closing of the transaction is expected to be completed towards the end of the first quarter of 2019. The agreed purchase price is CHF 50 million in cash, which represents approximately one times net sales of the wafering equipment business. The contract also includes an earn-out component based on certain revenue levels in 2019. Both Meyer Burger and PSS view the transaction as an important strategic milestone, which will further strengthen two global technology leaders. PSS is a recognized industry leader in the development of technology to produce micron accuracy surface finishes. Under its Lapmaster, Peter Wolters, ELB, Micron,

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Compliance in ballast water treatment depends on crew knowledge as well as the ballast water treatment system itself. To help customers secure the needed competence, Alfa Laval is expanding its Alfa Laval PureBallast 3 training programme with crew training in Houston, Manila and Mumbai. Alfa Laval will begin PureBallast 3 crew training courses in Houston, Manila and Mumbai during the first and second quarters of 2019. The strategically located sites complement Alfa Laval’s state-of-the-art facility in Stockholm, forming a network of training locations to serve the needs of customers worldwide. “Training is integral to success in ballast water treatment,” says Anders Lindmark, Head of Alfa Laval PureBallast. ” Marine authorities have made clear that a lack of crew knowledge is not a valid reason for non-compliance. So besides providing crew training on board and online, Alfa Laval is making convenient courses available where our customers do business.” No matter which of the three sites they choose, customers can expect well-equipped facilities that are modern and purpose-designed. Likewise, they will encounter knowledgeable and experienced instructors, ready to share insights and best practices developed over years of hands-on work with ballast water treatment. Lindmark points out that training is more than a matter of system

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Solar technology provider Solar-Energie Andresen GmbH (sea) installed two rooftop solar PV plants at Waagen-Wulff GmbH in Flensburg. Each plant is equipped with a Solar-Log™ PM Box 2000 to guarantee compliance with the feed-in limits specified by the regional energy supplier. Depending on requirements, the two-stage system, consisting of the Solar-Log 2000 PM+ and a PAV,E guardian, regulates the power input of one of the two plants. This ensures that the electricity being fed in to the grid does not exceed the maximum amount allowed by the energy supplier. The system is being used in this form for the first time in Germany. Geislingen-Binsdorf, February 6, 2019: Since 2010 the company Waagen Wulff GmbH has been producing electricity with an east-west oriented 137 kWp PV plant. 100% of the electricity produced is fed in to the grid. The managing directors Mathias Wulff and Thomas Wulff attach great importance to sustainability. In 2018, an additional 81 kWp PV plant was installed. It guarantees the supply of clean PV electricity to the building (consumption of self-produced power). Outside business hours, the surplus electricity from the new PV plant is also fed into the grid. The difficulty is that due to the company's own

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5 February 2019 – Gold Fields’ Granny Smith gold mine is set to install one of the world’s largest renewable energy microgrids powered by more than 20,000 solar panels and backed up by a 2MW /1MWh battery system. The mining company has contracted mobile and modular power company Aggreko to design, build and operate the 8MW solar power generation system along with the battery system at Granny Smith, which is located east of Laverton in Western Australia’s Goldfields region. Gold Fields Executive Vice President Australasia, Stuart Mathews, said the renewable energy microgrid is part of Gold Fields’ vision of leadership in sustainable gold mining. “We are thrilled to reach an agreement with Aggreko for the design, installation and operation of this innovative source of renewable energy which will generate nearly enough power to run the mine’s processing operations,” Mathews said. “We expect the renewable power microgrid will be up and running at Granny Smith by Q4 2019 and it will be a welcome addition to our suite of on-site energy solutions across other operations which will enable us to reduce our carbon footprint,” he said. Construction of the renewable energy system is planned to commence in May and, when completed, will be one of the

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Kazakhstan. 100 MWp were installed in the latest project built by the company Goldbeck Solar, which was connected to the network on December 20, 2018. The largest photovoltaic plant in Central Asia was built in 160 hectares in the Karaganda region of Kazakhstan, right on the Silk Road. The solar energy expert Company established a new speed record with the construction of this project. It took just under 12 months for the complete planning and permission process and only 6 months for the finalization of the construction, including the electrical substation. "This result is a team effort " said Joachim Goldbeck president of the company. The support provided by the authorities, the ministries and the German embassy was particularly active and exemplary. The collaboration between the team members and all participating companies worked brilliantly. "The performance of more than 140,000 MWh a year represents a major step for the region towards clean energy generation and independence," says the solar entrepreneur. For this project the company selected carefully high quality components to ensure a stable energy performance for more than 30 years. Improving the infrastructure in the ex Soviet Union State USSR is the basis for economic recovery and social prosperity.  Approximately $105

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