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- "Gemini Solar Project" promises to be one of the largest solar projects in state's history - Estimated to add up to $436 million to Southern Nevada economy July 16, 2018 – Quinbrook Infrastructure Partners ("Quinbrook"), a global investment manager specializing in lower carbon and renewable energy infrastructure assets, has announced the 690 megawatt (MW) Gemini Solar Project in Nevada, to be located on nearly 44,000-acres of Bureau of Land Management ("BLM") supervised property approximately 25 miles northeast of downtown Las Vegas, Nevada. The Gemini Solar Project promises to be one of the largest solar projects in Nevada's history, with advanced plans to feature up to 7,100 acres for solar photovoltaics with options to include batteries, generating low-cost renewable power for power consumers in both Nevada and California.  Funding to construct the project will come from Quinbrook, and the final development and construction stages will be overseen by Quinbrook's partner, Arevia Power, whose leadership team has developed, financed and installed over 900 MW of solar PV in the US to date. The project is designed to have a combined capacity of 690 megawatts (MW AC) and consist of two nearby interconnection positions.  The first 440MW phase will connect to NV Energy's Crystal Substation via a 230kV AC interconnection and generate renewable power for

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▪ ENcome ranked No. 7 solar O&M provider globally ▪ Assets under Management approximately 1.2 GW ▪ Ongoing price pressure will lead to further market consolidation Klagenfurt am Wörthersee (10.07.2018): Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF), Bloomberg ́s energy research unit, has ranked ENcome one of the top providers of solar Operation and Maintenance (O&M) services. In their latest research on solar O&M BNEF reports ENcome to be the seventh largest solar O&M provider globally with a total portfolio of 1.2 GW assets under management. The BNEF report reveals ongoing price pressure and, consequently, further needs for market consolidation. Moreover, the report identifies O&M trends in the scope of services, contract duration, and contractual enforcements. “The Bloomberg ranking underlines the successful business development of ENcome. We continuously improve our processes and efficiency, especially as previous legacy contracts from the era of high feed-in tariffs are renegotiated and consolidated with large international players“, says Robin Hirschl. “We welcome further market consolidation and continue to be determined to actively take part in it”, adds Andreas Leimbach. According to the BNEF report, average full-scope solar O&M prices in Europe have decreased by 73% since 2011, with a price decline of 28% from 2016 to 2017. This price decline has

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The UK's first ever National Infrastructure Assessment was published today (10 July) by The National Infrastructure Commission. It urges the UK Government to continue to provide support for onshore wind, solar and energy efficiency.   Responding, Fabrice Leveque, Senior Policy Manager at Scottish Renewables, said: "Onshore wind is the cheapest form of new electricity generation so it’s no surprise that the Commission is calling on the UK Government to stop blocking new projects. "Building a low-carbon energy system centred on renewables like solar and onshore wind would not only reduce consumer energy bills, it would also reflect public opinion which is strongly in favour of renewables. "The UK Government should follow Scotland’s lead and aim to create an energy system high in renewables, harvesting the benefits of our clean, green energy resources." Read the National Infrastructure Assessment 2018.

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- Danish Project developers SolarFuture and Solarpark DK cooperate with Øresundsbro Konsortiet to power the most important transport link between Denmark and Sweden using clean energy - 864 Q.PEAK BLK-G4.1 solar modules from Hanwha Q CELLS help to minimize the carbon footprint of the Øresund bridge and tunnel - High efficiency and best-in-class warranty terms of Q CELLS solar modules are highly appreciated [Thalheim, Germany, July 5, 2018] Hanwha Q CELLS GmbH, the German subsidiary of one of the world’s largest solar cell and module manufacturers, has contributed to powering the Øresund Bridge and tunnel that connects Denmark and Sweden by delivering 864 of its powerful Q.PEAK BLK-G4.1 solar modules to the consortium that realized a solar power plant for the Øresundbro Konsortiet. Project developer SolarFuture, in cooperation with Solarpark DK, won the contract to build the tailor-made, high quality solar system to power the famous Øresund Bridge. The completed system was handed over to Øresundbro Konsortiet at the end of June 2018. Main objective: Repaying the bridge´s loans within 30 years after its opening The most important task for Øresundbro Konsortiet regarding this vital transport link between Denmark and Sweden is to maintain a long-term and commercially sound business, based on satisfactory revenue from

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The German Clean Tech Institute (DCTI) honours the largest, most innovative and outstanding PV projects with the Global Leading RES Award. Ingeteam, a global inverter developer and manufacturer, has installed a 103 MWp solar park in Jordan, qualifying for the Largest Project category. At the fair “The smarter E” in Munich, Markus A.W. Hoehner and Leo Ganz from the DCTI seized the opportunity to personally present the certificate to Stefano Domenicali, CEO & Vice President of Ingeteam Italy, a subsidiary of the Spanish multinational Ingeteam Power Technology, S.A. Berlin, July 4, 2018. The $ 130 million solar park covers three square kilometres with JinkoSolar PV modules and 38 Inverter Power Stations from Ingeteam and supplies energy to more than 51,000 households. The system was connected to the grid on mid of July 2017 and has since supplied 2.5 percent of the total national energy production. That's the equivalent of 148,000 tonnes of CO2 that does not emit into the atmosphere. The project is a great example of cooperation between various companies and the Jordanian Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources. While Ingeteam provided the inverters and JinkoSolar the PV modules, a consortium constituted by the Spanish TSK company and by the UAE-based

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United Kingdom (3 July 2018): PROINSO, a global leader in the solar energy market has supplied a 28 MWp utility scale project in Bangladesh, the first of its kind in the country. PROINSO UK has been working in partnership with Joules Power Limited (JPL) on a 28 MWp utility scale project, utilising an innovative financing solution from GuarantCo, part of the Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG), and supported by the governments of the UK, Switzerland, Sweden, the Netherlands and Australia. The project is a demonstration of both PROINSO’s business philosophy and global capabilities in solar projects. PROINSO believes that strong collaboration between global and local businesses and institutions is key to achieving long-term sustainable growth and reaching renewable energy targets, as defined by the Paris Agreement. Technaf Solartech Energy Limited (TSEL) is the first utility scale solar project in Bangladesh delivered within the 1.6 GW solar project pipeline announced last year. The project is located in Teknaf, a sub-district of Cox’s Bazar, in the Division of Chittagong. It forms the southernmost point of mainland Bangladesh and has a population of over 200,000. The solar PV plant has an installed capacity of 28 MWp. The expected annual yield for year one is 43,000 MWh

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Huawei participated the 2018 Intersolar Europe, a world's leading solar energy exhibition, from June 20 to 22 in Munich, Germany. Under the theme "Roads to a digital PV world," it displayed new products, technologies, platforms, and a new ecosystem, in an aim to build a digital PV world together with partners. During the exhibition, Huawei showcased the world-leading smart PV series solutions that cover all scenarios, including the latest one-stop solution for large-scale ground and 1500 V PV plants, distributed commercial solution, residential smart energy solution, FusionSolar Cloud Management Center, and the smart micro-grid solution. It also shared the successful digitization practices in the new energy field. 1500 V one-stop smart PV solution release — Setting the world's benchmark On the first day of the exhibition, Huawei released the industry-leading 1500 V smart PV string inverter and the latest integrated smart transformer station solution.

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Munich/Pforzheim, July 2, 2018 — With 1,177 exhibitors, 86,000 square meters of exhibition space and around 47,000 visitors from 155 countries, Intersolar Europe is celebrating another successful year along with its parallel events. 2018 marked the first year in which the world’s leading exhibition for the solar industry was held as one of the core elements of The smarter E Europe — together with ees Europe, the continent’s largest and most-visited exhibition for batteries and energy storage systems, and the new energy exhibitions Power2Drive Europe and EM-Power. In this new format, Intersolar Europe and the topics it addresses were yet more clearly positioned as an essential pillar of the future energy world. The exhibition was fully booked months in advance, reflecting the favorable development of the solar industry worldwide. Photovoltaics (PV) in particular is the driving force behind the development of renewable sources of energy. The most important topics this year were increasing efficiency, the sharp drop in production costs and the numerous business opportunities that develop from synergies created between PV, energy storage, charging infrastructure and many other areas of the revamped energy industry. The latest figures, presented by the association SolarPower Europe at the exhibition, show that 2017 was another

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Recently, another utility scale PV project in Argentina started construction. This project was said to be so far the biggest PV plant in this country. It is located at Cauchari of Jujuy Province with an overall size of 300MW and adopts massively the global advanced smart PV solutions with Huawei string inverters. Cauchari is a plateau with more than 4000 meters altitude, and has superior solar resources. This area has scarce population and less-developed facility. Meanwhile, the national road here is difficult to drive especially in freezing seasons. “Huawei string inverter is relatively small and light, each inverter can be easily installed by two engineers. Depriving from its design concept of “Digital, Simple, Smart O&M”, it features natural cooling and eliminates consumables, such as fuses and external fans, and it enables the function of high precise string level fault detection which can locate different faults remotely and precisely, improving the O&M efficiency with very few onsite check required. In this case, Huawei string inverter is a perfect match for this project.” Said Justin Shen, the country manager of Huawei Smart PV Business in Argentina.

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Octopus, the largest commercial solar player in Europe, today announced its expansion into the Australian market with the opening of an office in Melbourne. The move builds on Octopus’ track record in Europe, where it has attracted significant retail and institutional funds since the company entered the renewables market in 2010. Since then, Octopus has accelerated the growth of local renewables markets by providing flexible funding opportunities to support the development, construction and long-term management of assets. Octopus sees an exciting opportunity to deploy its own funds and also attract local investment into the Australian renewables market, with the intention to build a portfolio of scale over time, as part of the plan to expand its energy business beyond Europe. Matt Setchell, Head of Octopus’ Energy Investments team, commented: “Australia has fantastic solar and wind resources and the potential to be at the leading edge of renewables. The team now on the ground in Australia has been integral in growing our business into Europe’s largest solar investment management business over the last five years. These two factors combined present an exciting opportunity for us to become a significant player in Australia’s energy transition.”  Sam Reynolds, Head of Octopus’ new Australia office, commented: “Octopus

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