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Technology group Wärtsilä will supply a 15 MWp solar PV power plant to Essakane Solar SAS in Burkina Faso. The solar PV plant will be built next to a 55 MW Wärtsilä power plant currently running on heavy fuel oil. The solar PV plant and the engine power plant will be controlled and operated in synchronization, thus forming the largest engine-solar PV hybrid power plant in Africa. Wärtsilä's scope covers the engineering, procurement & construction (EPC) for the solar PV power plant, including the control system for the hybrid plant. The power plant is scheduled to be operational in late 2017. The order is booked for the first quarter of 2017.   Essakane Solar SAS, 90% owned by global independent power producer EREN Renewable Energy (EREN) and 10% by its development partner African Energy Management Platform (AEMP), will operate the solar PV plant and sell the energy to IAMGOLD's Essakane Mine. The off-grid gold mine, located 330 kilometers northeast of the Burkina Faso's capital city, Ouagadougou, produces approximately 400,000 ounces of gold per year. Reliable and sustainable around-the-clock energy is a requisite for an off-grid mine location like this. The ability to control and optimize the usage of engines and solar power

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San Francisco, USA, March 22, 2017. SOLV, the leading independent solar O&M service provider in America and a division of EPC contractor Swinerton Renewable Energy, has begun deployment of QOS Energy’s Qantum® software to monitor and support the operations and maintenance of more than 1 GW of solar PV plants in the United-states. Qantum® is an innovative cloud-based analytics platform that allows SOLV to harness the power of the data generated by the multiple PV installations they manage on behalf of leading renewable energy project owners. Qantum® is a unique hardware-agnostic energy management SaaS platform that seamlessly gathers data from any wind or solar plant monitoring system, such as databases, SCADA or data acquisition systems, including data from trackers, hybrid plants or storage facilities. Qantum® collects and transforms the data into comprehensive, next-stage analytics, enabling SOLV to identify performance issues quickly and accurately. “Our solution helps clients deliver best-in-class O&M services for solar PV plants of any size, from small rooftop installations to massive utility-scale projects, such as the 155 MWp Comanche Project which generates an average of 5,000 data points, including the Qantum-based calculation of 1,800 formula-based KPIs. Thanks to Qantum®’s unmatched intelligence capabilities, SOLV can visualize, understand, streamline and maximize

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• Incoming orders increased by +9% to CHF 455.6 million • Net sales rose by +40% to CHF 453.1 million • EBITDA reached CHF 10.5 million, turnaround confirmed • Cash flow from operating activities improved by CHF 54.5 million to CHF +2.6 million • Recapitalisation programme successfully completed • Balance sheet structure substantially strengthened through capital increase in December 2016 • Targets 2017: Similar level of net sales as in the previous year and substantial improvement in profitability Meyer Burger Technology Ltd (SIX Swiss Exchange: MBTN) recorded in fiscal year 2016 incoming orders of CHF 455.6 million, representing an increase of 9% compared to the previous year (2015: CHF 418.9 million). Order backlog amounted to CHF 244.5 million as of 31 December 2016, and provides a solid starting position for fiscal year 2017. Net sales increased by 40% to CHF 453.1 million (2015: CHF 323.6 million). At the EBITDA level, Meyer Burger confirmed the turnaround with a positive EBITDA of CHF 10.5 million (2015: CHF -55.9 million). EBITDA 2016 includes one-time extraordinary expenses in an amount of CHF 3.5 million related to the structural programme. The net result for fiscal year 2016 was substantially reduced compared to the previous year, but was still at CHF -97.1 million (2015:

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Munich, March 21, 2017 – The energy storage industry is evolving: ees Europe, the continent's largest exhibition for batteries and energy storage systems, is setting a new exhibitor record, an achievement which is also being felt at the accompanying ees Europe Conference. After all, when interesting energy topics draw a broad range of exhibitors and trade visitors, discussions inevitably turn to innovative technologies, future visions and current challenges on the energy storage market. From May 30–31, the ees Europe Conference will offer an extensive presentation program and serve as a presentation and discussion platform alongside the exhibition for the third year running. For attendees, the ees Europe Conference is the ideal meeting point to learn about the energy storage topics currently affecting the industry, make new contacts and network for future projects, or simply exchange knowledge. It is only fitting then that the event is being held in conjunction with the conference for Intersolar Europe, the world’s leading exhibition for the solar industry and its partners. Here, attendees will discuss the future of solar and renewable energy – a successful synergy. Sessions at ees Europe Conference will cover new storage technologies for use in homes, commercial properties as well as

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Augsburg, 3/21/2017 – South Africa is increasingly focusing on renewable energies. By 2020, solar energy is forecast to expand to over 5.7 gigawatts. meteocontrol GmbH, one of the world's leading companies for PV monitoring, offers a manufacturer-independent monitoring and control system for solar systems of all sizes with the blue'Log X series and the VCOM virtual control room. In cooperation with Sustainable Power Solutions (Pty) Ltd., Cape Town, meteocontrol has recently equipped four rooftop systems in South Africa with the monitoring system. Due to the sharp rise in energy demand, the South African energy market has been confronted with bottlenecks for years. The main source of energy has always been coal. In order to ensure energy security and reduce emissions, the country's government would like to focus more strongly on renewable energies in the future, especially on wind power and solar energy. Through numerous tenders within the framework of the "Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme" (REIPPPP) and the high expansion target of 8.3 gigawatts by 2030, South Africa has strengthened its position as a PV growth market. A professional monitoring system is required to ensure the smooth operation and maximum energy yield of PV systems. meteocontrol is one of the

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Hatboro, PA – Alencon Systems LLC today announced that it has successfully gained ETL certification for its newest SPOT – String Power Optimizer and Transmitter – family of products. The ETL Mark from Intertek is proof that the product has been tested by an independent laboratory and meets the requirements of the applicable product safety standard. The new SPOT family of products meets the requirements of ANSI/UL1741, the safety standard for inverters, converters, controllers and interconnection system equipment for use with distributed energy resources. The SPOT is the largest ETL listed DC-DC optimizer for PV applications available on the market today. The latest version of the SPOT features a more rugged, low profile design along with a number of unique power electronics features to allow both new and existing PV plants to generate more energy while also streamlining their operations and maintenance (O&M) activities. Alencon’s SPOT can improve the yield of PV plants from anywhere 5 – 10% on average.

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Mark Argar joins Phoenix Solar from Bechtel Eric Fleckten to serve as Senior Vice President Business Development Mark Argar (52) has been appointed Phoenix Solar Senior Vice President for Asia/Pacific. Mark joins Phoenix from Bechtel Infrastructure, leaving his role as Vice-President for Business Development for Asia Pacific. Prior to joining Bechtel he was CEO of a design and build consultancy in Manila delivering civil and military infrastructure in the Philippines and Cambodia. He also assumes responsibility as General Manager of Phoenix Solar Pte Ltd, Singapore, Phoenix Solar Sdn Bhd, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, as well as Phoenix Solar Philippines Inc., Manila, Philippines. From 2007 to 2012 Mark was instrumental in the construction of two of the earliest wind farms in Brazil, including closing out the debt financing during the height of the global financial crisis. During his tenure as General Manager of Pacific Hydro, Brazil, this company was involved in the development, financing, construction and asset management of renewable assets related to wind, solar and hydroelectricity. Prior to 2007 he served for 6 years in Latin America as senior diplomat for the Australian Government. Mark holds a bachelor degree in Asian Studies, masters’ degrees in business administration and business economics as well as

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Underscores strong commitment to Asia/Pacific region Continued growth expected for 2017 and beyond Focus on core markets Singapore, Philippines, Malaysia, Thailand, Australia Sulzemoos, March 21st, 2017 / Phoenix Solar AG (ISIN DE000A0BVU93), a leading international photovoltaic system integrator listed on the official market (Prime Standard) of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, has acquired the outstanding minority shares in its Singapore based subsidiary Phoenix Solar Pte Ltd. They were held by a group of former directors of this enterprise. After the transaction Phoenix Solar AG will own 100 per cent of the company. The parties agreed not to disclose further details. Furthermore, this means that Phoenix Solar now has 100 per cent ownership of all its key operating companies around the world. Phoenix Solar Pte Ltd in Singapore was among the first international subsidiaries established by Phoenix Solar AG in 2006. It holds a leading position on the local Singapore market for commercial and industrial photovoltaic rooftop solutions. It also serves as the parent company of Phoenix Solar Sdn Bhd, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and Phoenix Solar Philippines Inc., Manila, Philippines, and oversees the activities in the entire Asia/Pacific region of the Phoenix Solar Group in both the commercial and industrial rooftop as well

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Ellzee, 20.03.2017. With immediate effect the SolarMax Group is offering its 6 to 32 kilowatt three-phase string inverters with free additional features. With every order for MT and HT series inverters the group is gifting its customers one MaxWeb XPN data logger per photovoltaic system. The data logger has been on the market since autumn 2016 and acts as the remote monitoring hub, recording current measurements, yield data and events. This self-learning energy management centre regulates the energy flow and passes the energy requirement on to the availability. The MaxWebportal, for the use of which there is a small annual fee, enables the visualisation of all power production, self-consumption and power saved. The inverter manufacturer will be continuing this offer until at least the end of the year. Integrated grid and plant protection Further special features that the two inverter series offer include integrated grid and system protection, both of which are prescribed for photovoltaic systems with a capacity of 30 kilowatts and above. With Series MT and HT inverters, SolarMax customers can simply use the internal power supply as a section switch for the central grid and system protection. “Both device types enjoy great market popularity. Our customers particularly appreciate the high efficiency

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The demand for Meyer Burger’s MB PERC cell upgrade technology continues with a contract from an existing Asian customer for the delivery, installation and commissioning of the MAiA 2.1 upgrade cell coating platform. The contract volume is around CHF 15 million. Meyer Burger Technology Ltd (SIX Swiss Exchange: MBTN) today announced the successful conclusion of a further important contract with an existing Asian customer for MB PERC on the MAiA 2.1 technology platform. This contract further confirms the strong demand for cell upgrade technology and Meyer Burger’s position as market leader for PERC. With the MAiA technology platform, the customer plans to increase its production volume of high efficiency cells. The contract volume is around CHF 15 million. Delivery and commissioning of the equipment is scheduled to begin in the second quarter of 2017.

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