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Solar and storage technology leader to showcase service solutions at the worldwide conferences dedicated to optimizing solar plants and portfolios ROCKLIN, Calif., March 20, 2019 - SMA will join industry leaders at the Solar Asset Management North America conference and tradeshow on March 26th and 27th in San Francisco. The conference comes on the heels of new rankings released by the Wood Mackenzie research group. The Wood Mackenzie Global Solar PV O&M Markets, Services and Competitors report shows that SMA has risen in the global rankings—to sixth overall and first in the North America inverter manufacturer category. Additionally, SMA was ranked second globally for inverter manufacturers. This is noteworthy as the comprehensive analysis highlights the continued growth and expansion of the SMA service offerings and solutions. SMA will showcase its flexible service solutions for asset management, spanning from spare parts supply warranties to preventative maintenance, plant-wide O&M and repowering solutions. Speaking on three panels, SMA thought leaders will discuss vertical integration, aerial inspection and repowering, among other topics. SMA Solar Monitoring Center SMA will focus on communicating with customers and partners about the benefits of service solutions, especially how they impact the flexibility and profitability for customers. SMA offers a full range of risk-sharing options from spare

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Meyer Burger Technology Ltd (SIX Swiss Exchange: MBTN) today announced the successful conclusion of an order from an existing, major Asian customer for its high performance MAiA® 6.1 platform which delivers an impressive throughput of over 6,000 wafers per hour for mass production scalable PERC technology. By selecting Meyer Burger’s MAiA® 6.1, which launched in 2018, to drive the production expansion of its high quality PERC solar cells, this global leader in the PV industry has chosen today’s foremost standard in PERC manufacturing technology. Meyer Burger’s industrialized MAiA® with its superior passivation technology played a key role in finally establishing PERC as the new global standard in mass manufacturing of solar cells. PERC delivered a much higher module performance while reducing production costs compared to the former Al-BSF standard technology. Dr Hans Brändle, CEO of Meyer Burger, stated: “Today’s announcement of a repeat order from a leading PV module manufacturer for our next generation MAiA® 6.1 signals the beginning of ambitious new PERC expansion plans by the solar industry.” Meyer Burger’s CTO, Dr Gunter Erfurt, added: “Meyer Burger’s proprietary passivation technology for PERC solar cells is based on our own IP which is patented in the EU as well as in China and

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− Sponsorship of one of the most recognized sporting institutions in California, the leading U.S. state for solar installations, represents great opportunity to strengthen the Q CELLS brand − Deal with the Dodgers expands Q CELLS’ global sports sponsorship network, which includes soccer (RB Leipzig) and golf (Hanwha Q CELLS women’s golf team) sponsorships − Hanwha Q CELLS’ CEO Hee Cheul (Charles) Kim remarked: “We are extremely pleased to be sponsoring one of MLB’s most popular teams, the Los Angeles Dodgers, as part of a multi-year partnership. Our diverse philosophy spreading across more than 40 countries aligns closely with Los Angeles’ own diversity as a city. ” [Irvine, U.S., March 19, 2019] Hanwha Q CELLS America Inc. ("Q CELLS" or “The Company”), the U.S. subsidiary of one of the largest solar cell and module manufacturers in the world, Hanwha Q CELLS Co., Ltd., has entered a multi-year partnership with U.S. Major League Baseball (MLB) team, the Los Angeles Dodgers. The sponsorship deal with the prominent baseball team will run for several years, during which time Q CELLS will become an active and visible brand at the home of the Dodgers – Dodger Stadium – displaying its company logo on in-field signage during

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The three projects are estimated to benefit around 470,000 families per year with clean, renewable energy and will avoid the emission of 108,000 tons of CO2 annually. São Paulo, March 18, 2019 – Atlas Renewable Energy, leader in clean energy in Latin America, announced the completion of long-term financing of three of its solar power plants in Brazil for a total amount of USD $ 152 million. The financing was obtained through Banco do Nordeste (BNB), backed by an equivalent sum of commercial bank guarantees from BTG Pactual, Banco ABC Brasil, and Banco Bradesco. Together, the plants will have an installed capacity of more than 300 MWps, which has allowed them to achieve new standards for financial alliances and boost the Brazilian energy sector to higher levels of solar capacity. Each project has a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with the Electricity Marketing Chamber (Câmara de Comercialização de Energia Elétrica- CCEE). It is estimated that the combined energy produced of 672.8 GWh / year will provide clean energy for a total of 470,000 families per year. Atlas Renewable Energy estimates that the operation of the plants will prevent the emission of 108,000 tons of CO2 per year. The plants are located in

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− The Q.PLUS DUO L-G5 is Q CELLS’ new, multicrystalline adaptation of the tremendously successful mono Q.PEAK DUO half-cell solar module − Q.PLUS DUO L-G5 will be make its European debut at the Solar Solutions exhibition held in Amsterdam, Netherlands between March 19-21 − Q CELLS will also exhibit its new Q.PEAK DUO-G6 solar modules at the exhibition − Q CELLS’ Head of EU Sales, Maeng Yoon Kim, said: “Understanding and meeting the needs of the Dutch solar market is a key priority for Q CELLS in 2019 and beyond. The Netherlands has shown immense appetite for high power and low-cost PV products in the past few years, creating the perfect market conditions for Q CELLS, which has become one of the leaders in the Dutch solar market.” [Berlin, Germany, March 15, 2019] Hanwha Q CELLS GmbH ("Q CELLS" or “The Company”), the German subsidiary of one of the largest solar cell and module manufacturers in the world, Hanwha Q CELLS Co., Ltd., will showcase its new multicrystalline half-cell solar module, the Q.PLUS DUO L-G5, at the forthcoming Solar Solutions exhibition held in Amsterdam, Netherlands between March 19-21. The Q.PLUS DUO L-G5 is the first multicrystalline solar module from Q CELLS to

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meteocontrol GmbH will launch sales of its blue’Log XC power plant controller on March 1, 2019. Together with the blue’Log XM, this enhanced version of the proven blue’Log X-Series is a future-oriented solution to monitor and control photovoltaic systems. The standard solution with increased compatibility, data quality and IT security quickly and precisely rules active and reactive power. The latest technical connection rules, extending from the free-field system with medium- and high-voltage grid feed-in (VDE-AR-N 4110/4120) to the roof system with self-consumption (VDE-AR-N 4105, zero feed-in), can be met as a result. With the blue’Log X-Series, meteocontrol set its strategic goal for a future-proof monitoring solution in 2014. Drawing on a detailed market analysis and a comprehensive examination of customer feedback, the nationally and internationally successful provider of independent monitoring systems exhaustively refined the blue’Log X-Series. It introduced the blue’Log XM device in 2018 and will bring out the blue’Log XC for power plant control on March 1, 2019. Together, they create an exceptional industry-wide team for monitoring and grid integration of PV systems. “We subjected the new blue’Log XC power plant controller to a comprehensive field test in more than 150 systems and gained a vast amount of experience and

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The majority of photovoltaic (PV) systems in Germany are roof-mounted using a mounting system to fix the modules. On the other hand, solar PV modules that are fully integrated into the façade or roof offer many advantages to the building owner. Presently a global mass market is developing for photovoltaic building envelopes, allowing cities, in particular, to develop a more sustainable energy consumption. Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE have made recommendations as to how European manufacturers can participate more successfully in this market. Key facets are the industrial production of custom-made solar components for buildings as well as the incorporation of these components in the planning tools and processes of building specialists. On March 18-19, 2019, the BIPV Forum is meeting in Bad Staffelstein, directly prior to the PV Symposium held there annually. About 75 percent of all solar PV systems in Germany are roof-mounted, and 25 percent are installed in open areas. The share of building-integrated solar modules, or BIPV, is still rather small, which is quite astounding. Building-integrated modules not only supply electricity, but also function as noise barrier, insulation and provide protection against wind and weather. Additionally, photovoltaic systems integrated into transparent building

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Test VPP to combine companies’ peer-to-peer network technology and renewable energy products for improved energy distribution Kyoto/London, March 12th, 2019. Kyocera and New York-based LO Energy Inc. today announced a joint project to test the feasibility of a blockchain-managed virtual power plant (VPP) utilizing a peer-to-peer1 distributed consensus network. The test started February 28th, 2019 at Kyocera’s Yokohama Nakayama Office in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan, where a small VPP was installed using the company’s solar photovoltaic (PV) modules and batteries. The energy will be controlled through LO3 Energy’s distributed ledger technology to log and manage energy flow. LO3’s blockchain technology is used for verifying and recording transactions, enabling consumer “sharing” of energy they produce with their own solar panels via a microgrid, which can reduce the burden on the larger energy grid. Background and Purpose In Japan, where renewables play a major role in the government’s energy portfolio plans, a dedicated research initiative is under way to create new “smart” energy networks. Kyocera has continually provided solar power generating systems and storage batteries for Japan’s government-led VPP test projects, developing new expertise in remotely controlled distributed power resources. By combining Kyocera’s expertise with LO3 Energy’s blockchain technologies, the companies will evaluate VPPs that promote

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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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