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Cubico Sustainable Investments Limited (“Cubico”), a global leader in renewable energy investment, has announced that it has acquired two operational Concentrated Solar Power plants in Granada, Spain, totalling 99.8MW from two international funds, Antin Infrastructure Partners and Deutsche Asset Management’s infrastructure investment business, and the Spanish construction company Cobra Sistemas y Redes (the “Sellers”). The plants use parabolic trough thermosolar technology with 7.5 hours of thermal salt storage, which, combined with an oversized solar field, allows the plants to generate through the night, contributing to the security of Spain’s electricity system. David Swindin, Head of EMEA at Cubico said: “This is an important acquisition for Cubico and adds to our growing portfolio of renewable energy assets, improving the balance of our portfolio and increasing the proportion of energy we produce from solar sources. We remain keen to invest further in Europe and continue to look for other opportunities.” From the start of operations in 2008 and 2009 respectively, the two plants together have delivered more than two terawatt hours to the grid, which is equivalent to the annual consumption of more than 600,000 Spanish households. This clean energy has avoided the emission of approximately 1,350,000 tonnes of CO2, equal to emissions from 280,000

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First project in Australia, joint venture with WBHO Notice to proceed scheduled for August 2017 Phoenix Solar's APAC region poised for continued growth in 2017 and beyond Sulzemoos, Germany, July 27th, 2017 / Phoenix Solar Pte Ltd, the Singapore based subsidiary of Phoenix Solar AG (ISIN DE000A0BVU93), a leading international photovoltaic system integrator listed on the official market (Prime Standard) of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, has been awarded an order to design a 39.5 MWp photovoltaic power plant near Perth, West Australia, as partner in a joint venture established for the purpose of this project. Phoenix Solar will also be in charge of the offshore procurement of all vital components. The construction of the three phases of the plant, built on one site, will be managed and carried out by the other joint venture partner WBHO, a AUD 2 billion infrastructure contractor (www.wbho.com.au). The Notice to Proceed (NTP) is expected to be issued in August, 2017. The project will incorporate leading edge solar technology resulting in a high-performance plant including 1,500 Volt-technology, single axis tracking, and mono-crystalline PERC modules. It was developed and will be owned by WestGen, a clean energy development company already operating a significant portfolio of advanced power

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Munich, Melbourne, 25 July 2017:  BayWa r.e., a global renewable energy developer, wholesaler and energy solutions provider, has sold the 20MWp Hughenden solar plant to Australian infrastructure investment specialists, Lighthouse Infrastructure. The plant, located in Hughenden, Queensland, is one of BayWa r.e.’s first solar projects in Australia. With construction now underway, the installation is being funded through a 13-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with one of the leading Australian energy retailers. Matthias Taft, Board member of BayWa AG responsible for the energy business, commented on the sale: “The sale of our first Australian solar project, so soon after entering the market, is testament to our growing success in the region and the strength of Australia’s rapidly expanding solar sector and desire to reduce high electricity prices through renewables. “We are very pleased to be working with Lighthouse Infrastructure. The company has a clear mission to increase solar generation in Australia, which we very much share. We will continue to operate and manage the Hughenden plant following its completion and look forward to a long-lasting relationship with Lighthouse Infrastructure to deliver cleaner energy for Australia.” This will be the second utility scale solar PV investment made by Lighthouse Infrastructure, who were advised in

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Meyer Burger has received additional orders for its MAiA® 2.1 system with the industry-leading MB PERC cell technology and for its SiNA® cell coating system. The combined contract volume from an existing Asian customer amounts to about CHF 22 million. Meyer Burger Technology Ltd (SIX Swiss Exchange: MBTN) today announced that it has concluded further contracts with an existing Asian customer for its SiNA® system for front side cell coating and it industrialized MAiA® 2.1 system with the mass production scalable MB PERC technology. With Meyer Burger’s high-performance MAiA® for rear side passivation coating and SiNA® for front side anti-reflection coating, the customer plans to upgrade and further expand its production volume of high efficiency PERC cells. As the market leader in the field of PERC, Meyer Burger is growing its market share by supporting its customers with innovative technology solutions for front and rear side cell coating. The combined contract volume of the orders amounts to about CHF 22 million with revenue recognition expected in 2018.

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ABB continues to expand its extensive solar inverter portfolio through the launch of the high-power central inverter, PVS800-57B – a new member of the highly successful PVS800 central inverter series Helsinki, Finland, July 20th, 2017 – Following the success of the PVS800 central inverter series, ABB has released an extension to the family – a new high-power central inverter, PVS800-57B, developed on the basis of ABB’s decades of experience in power converter and inverter technology. The new PVS800-57B central inverters, with ratings up to 2 MW, reduce overall system cost of the solar photovoltaic (PV) plants with one of the most compact and easy-to-maintain designs on the market. The modular direct current (DC) input design combined with a true mirror design provides superior flexibility for system integrators.With a 50 percent higher power density than in the preceding PVS800 models, the new PVS800-57B is one of the most compact inverters on the market both by footprint and volume per kW. This reduces installation and container space and lowers transportation costs. The larger inverter power rating also brings considerable savings on the medium voltage side by allowing larger transformers to be used. The new ABB central inverters offer a wide operational temperature range, up

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First order for the new MAiA® EVO received from solar industry leader LONGi Solar Technology. Meyer Burger Technology Ltd today announced the successful launch of its new MAiA® EVO system as well as the receipt of an order for the first MAiA® EVO from LONGi Solar Technology (Taizhou) Co., Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of LONGi Green Energy Technology Co., Ltd. The innovative MAiA® EVO combines the advantages of the MAiA® platform for rear side coating of PERC solar cells with the SiNA® platform for front side cell coating and translates directly into substantial cost savings for photovoltaic manufacturers. The pioneering integration of both front side anti-reflection coating and rear side passivation coating into a single system not only reduces the complexity of solar cell production, it also reduces operating costs and the overall manufacturing footprint resulting in a further sustainable decrease in PV manufacturing costs. The MAiA® EVO is poised to become the technology of choice for PV cell manufacturers who are building up new PERC cell production capacities. Collaboration with LONGi As a leading manufacturer of high-efficiency mono-crystalline solar cells and modules with extensive production experience on Meyer Burger’s industrialized MAiA® platform, LONGi Solar Technology has placed the first order for

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Making local support for PV installers even better (Wels, 20/07/2017) Fronius Solar Energy, the quality leader on the global solar energy market, opened a Hungarian branch office on 1st June 2017. The addition of an office near Budapest has seen the international network of the Austrian solar technology specialist grow once again. Customers in Hungary can now look forward to a faster and more reliable technical support service. “We have already been selling our solar technology to customers in Hungary since 2010. Today we operate a large sales and service partner network in Hungary, and are one of the market leaders in the photovoltaics sector,” says Verena Huber, area sales manager at Fronius. To provide Hungarian customers with even more targeted support, Fronius opened its new premises in Tatabánya, some 70 kilometres from Budapest, on 1st June. Fronius is a global innovation leader in the development of technologies to harness solar energy and this year celebrates 25 years of Fronius Solar Energy. “Fronius Hungary is the 20th branch office of our Business Unit,” adds a delighted Martin Hackl, head of the Business Unit Solar Energy at Fronius International GmbH. “This represents another significant step in our internationalisation strategy.”

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Queanbeyan, 19 July 2017 – Greatcell Solar Limited (ASX: GSL, formerly Dyesol Limited) is pleased to announce that it has signed a non-exclusive Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with JinkoSolar (NYSE: JKS), an international Chinese headquartered company and one of the world’s largest photovoltaic (PV) solar panel manufacturers. The relationship has formed over several months of discussion and with the close support of Nanyang Technology University (NTU), our academic research collaboration partner in Singapore. Greatcell will make available developmental Perovskite Solar Cell (PSC) devices and associated information on a strictly confidential basis to enable Jinko to further evaluate the technology with the longterm aim of entering into a formal agreement with Greatcell to commercialise the technology and establish large scale manufacturing. Managing Director, Richard Caldwell remarked: “We are delighted to jointly explore commercialisation opportunities with Jinko for our revolutionary technology in China. Jinko is very progressive, recognises the potential of our emerging technology and is a world leader in the solar sector. Moreover, Jinko has a deep understanding of risk-managed technology development and the benefits of economies of scale in manufacture. The possibilities for collaboration are enormous.”

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Alencon’s latest DC-DC Optimizer, the SPOT X2, will debut at SPI 2017 in Las Vegas. The newest SPOT is more powerful yet lighter and easier to install. Hatboro, PA – Alencon Systems LLC will mark the debut of the latest generation of its DC-DC optimizer, the SPOT, at Solar Power International 2017, September 10 – 13, 2017 in Las Vegas. The newest version of Alencon’s industry leading DC-DC optimizer, the SPOT X2, will be on display in Alencon Systems’ booth #1115. The SPOT X2 includes a number of improved features from previous product generations. The SPOT X2 is lighter and easier to install than previous models, while at the same time offering more power and higher efficiency than ever before. Additionally, the SPOT X2 features significantly improved on-board firmware to insure greater energy yield. Headlining the software improvements in the SPOTX2 is an improved maximum power point tracking (MPPT) algorithm that assures optimal PV power harvesting under fast changing weather conditions. The SPOT X2 takes its name from the improved printed circuit board (PCB) design of this newest version, which features two rugged main boards to drive the product’s four PV string inputs. The SPOTX2 carries by ETL certification by Intertek for

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Solar Micronics, Inc., an Illinois-based solar integrator firm has been selected to participate in the ‘Solar in Your Community Challenge’ program of the Department of Energy. As part of the Sunshot initiative, a $5 million budget has been set aside for this competition, aimed at expanding solar access to low- income communities. Over the next year and a half, the Solar Micronics team will develop innovative project ideas to bring solar to residents of low income housing projects. “We are obviously very excited about the news”, said, Dr. Vish, President, and CEO of the firm. “We hope to make solar affordable for all, as we do not believe solar must be the rich man’s playground only; apart from developing business models for making solar affordable for low income residents, we also hope to teach them skills in solar installation and safety so that they can carve for themselves a path out of poverty via employment is this growing field”, said Dr. Vish, an electrical engineer. Solar Micronics specializes in commercial, and industrial solar projects. In this project, to be located in Bessemer City, North Carolina, there are multitudes of local non-profit partners such as the city of Bessemer City, North Carolina Housing

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