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Pfeiffer Vacuum has been shaping the vacuum industry since 1890 Vacuum technology is indispensable for many areas of life  Asslar, Germany, July 3, 2020.  Pfeiffer Vacuum has been setting standards in vacuum technology for 130 years. Science and industry have benefited equally from the numerous innovations developed and successfully brought to the market by this long-established company. The best example of this is the turbomolecular pump, which was developed by the company in 1958 and has been indispensable in the market ever since. Thanks to its expertise, Pfeiffer Vacuum is still the world market and technology leader in this field. The vacuum specialist has been characterized by its pioneering spirit and passion from the very beginning. When Arthur Pfeiffer founded the company in Wetzlar, Germany, in 1890, he initially devoted his attention to the production of remote ignition systems for gas lamps. Once electric light bulbs had established themselves on the market, the company founder quickly turned his attention to the new lighting technology that led him to look at the vacuum technology used in its production. Arthur Pfeiffer quickly recognized the significance that vacuum technology could have in practically all areas of industry and research – and he subsequently concentrated

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On June 29, TÜV-SÜD, the world leading third-party testing and certification organization, awarded LONGi’s Product Center Laboratory compliance with IEC 61215 and IEC 61730 international standards and the laboratory qualification of Customer Testing Facility (hereinafter referred to as “CTF”) in Taizhou, China’s Jiangsu Province. TÜV-SÜD is an authoritative global standard-setting and testing certification body. The acquisition of CTF laboratory qualification means that LONGi can use its testing resources to carry out the on-site testing of its own products, according to standard requirements under the witness of third-party organizations. This can effectively shorten the certification test cycle and cost of new product and new material projects, enable a quick response to market changes and comprehensively improve certification efficiency and quality of customer service. “We are very pleased to obtain CTF laboratory qualification from TÜV-SÜD, which not only means that LONGi’s laboratory testing ability and management levels have reached the industry benchmark, but also reflects LONGi's reliable product quality and strict requirements,” said Ly Jun, Vice President of LONGi Solar. "In the future, LONGi will continue to adhere to the high-reliability technology R&D route, while continuously supplying high-power, high-efficiency modules with lower LCOE to the industry and  strictly guaranteeing the quality of its products.” “The CTF laboratory qualification from TÜV-SÜD will

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On June 30, hosted by the TUV Rheinland Group (hereinafter referred to as "TUV Rheinland"), the 6th "All Quality Matters" Solar Congress 2020 kicked off in Suzhou, in China’s Jiangsu Province. The PV industry-focused "All Quality Matters Award" was announced at the conference. Based on its excellent power generation performance, LONGi’s Mono PERC won the “Outdoor Energy Yield AQM Award” in both monofacial and bifacial groups. Prior to this, LONGi had won the “Outdoor Energy Yield AQM Award” for the monofacial group in 2019 with the highest unit of generating capacity, and also won the laurel title of "Energy Yield Simulation Winner (Mono Group)" in both 2017 and 2018. In order to ensure the authenticity and accuracy of the product test data, TÜV Rheinland randomly selected 5 pieces of solar module from each of the 1,000 mass-produced module products provided by the participants and subsequently divided the selected modules into groups for outdoor and laboratory testing. Finally, based on the indoor module performance test and a half year’s outdoor test results from their laboratory in Tempe, Arizona, US, TÜV Rheinland evaluated and ranked the annual power generation performance of the selected modules according to energy efficiency ratio before reaching their conclusion. As a global industry-leading solar manufacturer, LONGi adheres to the line of

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Meyer Burger Technology Ltd (SIX Swiss Exchange: MBTN) as well as Sentis Capital PCC, Zürcher Kantonalbank, Astaris Capital European Opportunities Master Fund Limited and IBH Beteiligungs- und Handelsgesellschaft m.b.H have filed an application with the Swiss Takeover Board on 26 June 2020 for a declaration that the obligation to make an offer for Meyer Burger Technology Ltd does not exist. For information on the background of the application, please refer to the decision of the Takeover Board dated 30 June 2020 (http://www.takeover.ch). According to the decision of the Takeover Board, Meyer Burger Technology Ltd is obliged to publish the following information: With regard to Transaction Option I, it is stated in approval of the application no. 1 that Sentis Capital PCC, Zürcher Kantonalbank, Astaris Capital European Opportunities Master Fund Limited and IBH Beteiligungs- und Handelsgesellschaft m.b.H. as well as all other investors who have entered into or will enter into agreements that are substantially similar to the form of the model contract submitted to the Takeover Board (i.e. the draft PIPE and Backstop Commitment Agreement), subject to circumstances not known to the Takeover Board, are not obliged to submit an offer for all listed equity securities of Meyer Burger Technology Ltd pursuant to

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Research from Cornwall Insight Australia highlights that the energy transition in New South Wales (NSW) over the next decade will need to gather pace significantly. The below graph shows that renewables have contributed an average of ~10% of total generation in NSW in the last four years. Over that same period, coal generators (exiting the market by 2035) provided on average ~77% of total generation in the state. This indicates a noticeable gap between power generation over the last four years and those generators that are earmarked for retirement before 2035 and renewables. Lumi Adisa, Lead Consultant – Market Analysis and Business Development at Cornwall Insight Australia, said: “It is startling that over the next 10-15 years, ~77% of the current generation sent-out in NSW would have to come from elsewhere. It is particularly poignant that this gap will have to be bridged by technologies whose generation has grown by just ~7% in the last four years. “The Central-West REZ represents a significant move to help bridge this gap. NSW is also looking to improve its import capacity with ~3GW of interconnector expansions in various stages of regulatory approvals. Other innovative models for network reinforcements within the state are also being planned in preparation for

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While most countries have found strategies against the further spreading of the virus and are opening up again, mass events are still not recommended. But the moving trends of solar and storage technology and industry cannot be halted for months to come. Therefore, the two globally recognized business platforms Joint Forces for Solar and the International Battery Energy Storage Alliance – IBESA have taken the lead to support companies along the entire value chain to overcome current challenges with the launch of the digital marketplace Solar & Storage DigiCon. It is a first of its kind virtual environment dedicated to the global solar and energy storage industries aiming to connect stakeholders around the globe on a 24/7 basis and foster accelerated knowledge exchange. While the registration is already open, the SSDC officially starts on July 15. Bonn, 30 June 2020. 2019 was an exceptional year for solar and storage, with growth expectations even higher for 2020. However, the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic in the first half of 2020 caused many uncertainties. Politics, society and science are emphasizing the importance to invest more in renewable energy sources, but with global and national markets on coming to a grinding halt, it will take a

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Large 45 MW-dc output enough to power 40,500 households*1; power generation capacity of 76,373 MWh/year*2 Hamburg, 30 June 2020 – Sharp Energy Solutions Corporation (SESJ)*3 announces the completion of a mega solar power plant in Ninh Thuan Province, Vietnam. The project was a collaboration with multiple partners, including T&T Group Joint Stock Company (T&T)*4 of Vietnam and T&T affiliate Ninh Thuan Energy Industry Joint Stock Company*5. The new plant has an output of approximately 45 MW-dc, with annual power generation capacity estimated at 76,373 MWh/year. This is equivalent to the amount consumed in a year by about 40,500 average Vietnamese households. SESJ has so far constructed five solar power plants in Vietnam, for a combined capacity of approximately 245 MW-dc. This new plant will raise the total capacity to approximately 290 MW-dc. The Vietnamese government has formulated a plan*6 to raise solar power generation capacity in the country to 12,000 MW by the year 2030. SESJ will leverage the technologies and know-how it has gained from the construction of power plants and remains committed to spreading renewable energy in Vietnam. Country Socialist Republic of Vietnam Location Ninh Thuan Province Output (module capacity) Approx. 45 MW-dc Annual power generation capacity (estimate) Approx. 76,373 MWh/year (enough to supply about 40,500 households) Avoided greenhouse gas emissions (estimate) Approx. 25,458 t-CO2/year Start of operation Early

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Unique product line from portable, ready-to-go solutions to comprehensive client-specific solutions for new substations and running systems “Keeping the distance”: how our switchgear viewing systems improve occupational safety Reliable switch device status is a safety requirement in power grids. However, hard-to-access viewports and sparks from switching processes make direct visual observation difficult and dangerous in power plants today. Live monitoring of switches using specialized cameras minimizes risks to human operators by monitoring switches from a safe distance, either locally using a portable video unit or remotely centralized from the control room. What makes our line of switchgear viewing systems special? Kappa provides a unique, comprehensive range of extremely robust switchgear cameras designed for safe, live monitoring of GIS, Hybrid Switchgear, GCB, and air-insulated applications in the typically harsh environments of medium- and high-voltage networks. All switchgear cameras can be adapted to any type of viewport/equipment and specific customer requirements. Scalable stationary or mobile solutions with a portable video unit are available for new substations or to upgrade running systems. This plant-focused concept assures quick, easy, and safe installation of the switchgear cameras. Reliable, user-friendly software is provided for easy and safe operation. The latest (and smallest) member of our switchgear product line: our new

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K2 Systems will present the new mounting systems and service features at the SOCO 2020 digital solar conference on 30 June 2020. In view of the current Covid-19 situation and the cancelled Smarter E event in Munich, the SOCO conference offers an ideal opportunity for contactless exchanges. With its new products, the company provides its customers with digital tools, such as K2 Base, the K2 Roof Check app and the K2 Docu app as well as easy to install mounting systems for quick, easy and reliable installation. This year's new products include: K2 Base 3.0 speeds up the PV design phase: The K2 Base planning software has a modern look, new controls and a new dashboard for efficient order processing. Thanks to improved programming, the calculation is even faster and, in addition to tools from leading power inverter manufacturers, the Archelios Pro yield forecast tool is now also connected to K2 Base. K2 Roof Check app determines a benchmark price in seconds: The K2 Roof Check app, introduced in 2017, has a new function that the installer can use directly at the customer's premises to determine a reliable benchmark price per kWp for the roof construction. K2 Docu app simplifies

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Ingeteam will accompany the company “Corporación Multi Inversiones” (CMI) for the use of IOT INGEBOARDS. The agreement includes a long-term maintenance commitment integrating more than 700 MW of power. The pioneering software tool allows the generation of indicators based on the analysis of all the information available at the facility (SCADA, CMMS, CMS,

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