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Pduyim (14 MWp), Mefalsim (13 MWp) and Kfar Maimon (7 MWp) are located in the Israeli Negev Desert Kolitzheim (Germany), Be'er Sheva (Israel) – End of October BELECTRIC has just completed three solar plants in the Israeli Negev Desert. BELECTRIC built and commissioned the plants with a total installed capacity of 34 MWp as EPC (Engineering-Procurement-Construction) provider on behalf of the owner EDF Renewables. “We are delighted to be EDF Renewables’ EPC partner for their comprehensive solar new-build program in Israel”, explains Ingo Alphéus, CEO of BELECTRIC Solar & Battery GmbH. “This further strengthens our position as a leading EPC and O&M contractor for large ground mounted PV projects in the growing Israeli solar market“. “Last year, we had the opportunity to work with EDF Renewables on the 35 MWp Ashalim project that we finished ahead of schedule”, adds Anna Velikansky, Managing Director of BELECTRIC Israel Ltd. “Based on this success, we have built and commissioned three projects of the same magnitude of megawatt this year. We have completed Pduyim, Mefalsim and Kfar Maimon ahead of schedule also, allowing EDF Renewables to be the first developer connecting to the grid this year. During construction and commissioning we have met the high expectations

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− Hee Cheul (Charles) Kim, the newly appointed CEO of Hanwha Q CELLS as of October 1 2018, welcomed Reiner Haseloff at the Company’s R&D and technology center in Saxony-Anhalt on November 8 − The two figureheads discussed a broad range of topics, including investment in Saxony-Anhalt, employment, and technological advances in renewable energy − Mr. Kim remarked: “It is a great honor to receive Reiner Haseloff at Hanwha Q CELLS’ R&D and technology center in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. The Prime Minister of Saxony-Anhalt has long been a supporter of the Company’s work and goals, which include continuing to deliver employment opportunity and investment to the local region.” [Thalheim, Germany, November 9, 2018] The CEO of Hanwha Q CELLS Co., Ltd. (NASDAQ: HQCL) (“Hanwha Q CELLS” or the “Company”), one of the largest solar cell and module manufacturers in the world, this week received Reiner Haseloff, Prime Minister of the German state of Saxony-Anhalt, as a VIP guest at the Company’s R&D and technology center in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. Hee Cheul (Charles) Kim, who became Hanwha Q CELLS’ new CEO on October 1, warmly welcomed Reiner Haseloff on November 8 to Hanwha Q CELLS GmbH’s offices to discuss a broad range of topics related

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 BELECTRIC and its subsidiaries PADCON and Jurchen Technology have been certified in accordance with the new ISO 45001 standard  Occupational health and safety management system successfully implementedKolitzheim, Germany – International solar and battery specialist BELECTRIC is a leader in the field of occupational health and safety: BELECTRIC is one of the first companies in Germany to receive a TÜV Nord certification in accordance with the new ISO 45001 for its occupational health and safety management system which was implemented earlier this year. The new standard replaces the British OHSAS 18001 standard. The main focus of the BELECTRIC occupational health and safety management system is to assess risks; delineate effective protective measures; promote awareness and train employees, and foster continuous improvement with the aim of creating a workplace environment designed to be safer and more secure. “Ensuring a safe and healthy working environment – both at the construction site and in the office – is particularly important for a plant manufacturer like us”, explains Ingo Alphéus, CEO of BELECTRIC Solar & Battery GmbH. “With this international certification, we are showing both our customers and our employees that occupational health and safety is a high priority for us, every day and all

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Munich, November 7, 2018 – The solar market is thriving, and demand for batteries is also rising steadily. Market researchers have predicted photovoltaics (PV) deployment of roughly 100 gigawatts (GW) for 2018. At the same time, the global market for batteries and fuel cells is already worth 5.5 billion euros and is forecast to exceed 81 billion euros by 2025. The industry’s impressive growth is fueling a boom in production. Everything points to a continuing upward trend in the coming years – prompting Intersolar and ees Europe to focus more closely on production technologies. In 2019, the two energy exhibitions will dedicate a whole hall to this topic for the first time. Exhibitors and trade visitors can learn all about PV and battery production technologies in hall C1 from May 15–17, 2019 in Munich. And at the Production Technologies forum, they will gain essential first-hand knowledge of the latest developments and innovations. Solar energy is playing an increasingly dominant role in the energy industry. Forecasts for 2018 anticipated that new solar power systems with a capacity of around 100 GW would be installed worldwide. The trade association SolarPower Europe even predicts that, within the next five years, more than 1,000

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− Report emphasizes Hanwha Q CELLS’ quality innovation efforts towards enhancing product reliability and engagement in eco-friendly business activities that reflect eco-friendly characteristics of PV industry − 2018 report introduces Hanwha Q CELLS’ corporate social responsibility,  addressing a range of social issues, including climate change, energy poverty, and fine dust [Berlin, Germany, November 7, 2018] Hanwha Q CELLS Co., Ltd. (NASDAQ: HQCL) (“Hanwha Q CELLS” or the “Company”), one of the largest solar cell and module manufacturers in the world, has published its Sustainability Report 2018 (the “Report”), which outlines the Company’s sustainability management activities, achievements, and future plans. Hanwha Q CELLS first began publishing its sustainability report last year as a mean to share its sustainability management activities with key stakeholders, such as shareholders, investors, customers, employees, suppliers, and local communities. The Report outlines the sustainability management efforts that are linked to Hanwha Q CELLS’ corporate philosophy of creating a sustainable future. In particular, Hanwha Q CELLS has focused on quality innovation efforts in enhancing product reliability, eco-friendly management activities, and its corporate social responsibility efforts that reflect the inherent strengths and characteristics of the PV industry. In order to ensure the reliability of the Report, it has been third-party verified by

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To date, Ingeteam has supplied 140 MW to Chile for solar projects coming under theDistributed Generation by Small Power Producers (PMGD) program, which supports the execution of generation projects with rated powers of up to 9 MW. Distributed generation is an ongoing trend in Chile and in many other countries, accounting for one quarter of global investment in renewables in 2015. To promote the construction of projects of this type, the PMGD program gives PV plant owners the guarantee that they will be able to sell all their output to the electricity grid. Moreover, the National Energy Commission (CNE) allows these producers to choose between the sale of energy at either a marginal cost or stabilized price. In this latter case, producers are guaranteed stable prices that are higher than market prices, given the fact that these prices are calculated every six months by the CNE and are not subject to a time of day variation. In the past two years, Ingeteam has supplied its PV inverters for ten solar projects of this type and is now supplying fourteen of its Inverter Stations with 1500V technologyfor seven solar PV plants that are being built by Grenergy, a company that also decided to

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Kahl am Main/Shanghai, 07 November 2018 – During the International Import Expo Show (CIIE) in Shanghai, China, SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES today signed a further letter of intent (LOI) for the delivery of more than 10 production machines for the manufacturing of 300 MW of CIGS thin-film solar modules. After China National Building Materials, Peking (CNBM) signed already yesterday an agreement for the expansion of the manufacturing site in Bengbu, Province Anhui, today another agreement was signed for 300 MW manufacturing capacity for the city of Xuzhou in the province Jiangsu. The volume will amount also to a high double-digit million Euro amount. With this further agreement during the last two days a capacity for 600 MW was signed. During the International Import Expo Show in Shanghai also a LOI was signed for the delivery of the missing five CISARIS selenisation furnaces for the second production site Meishan, province Sichuan. SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES is discussing with the costumer the final contracts for the delivery of the machines. Production and delivery of the machines should take place during 2019 and 2020. Dr.-Ing. Stefan Rinck, CEO of the SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES AG, comments: “These new contracts, which our company signed for the delivery of large production machines for the manufacturing

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Meyer Burger Technology Ltd (SIX Swiss Exchange: MBTN) received the first order for its latest generation Wafer Inspection System, the WIS-08 shortly after launching the platform in the market. A leading PV manufacturer from China has ordered a total of 20 tools developed by Meyer Burger’s subsidiary, Hennecke Systems GmbH, to ensure reliable quality control of solar wafers. Delivery of the equipment will start this year. Leading technology for quality control of solar wafers With the WIS-08, presented for the first time at the international SNEC exhibition in Shanghai in June 2018, Meyer Burger again reinforced its technological and market leadership in the quality control of solar wafers. Today, around 80 percent of all solar wafers worldwide are inspected by Hennecke systems. Optimized uptime, highest throughput and improved test quality set a new benchmark for performance and productivity. The WIS-08 examines micro-cracks, inclusions, saw marks, defective edges, thickness variation and other parameters of the silicon wafers for the photovoltaic industry with exacting precision and sorts them into quality classes. Transflection technology is also a standard feature in the WIS-08 and the InGaAs cameras can detect even the smallest μ-cracks. The next generation WIS-08 is compatible with diamond wire and slurry cut wafers and

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Kahl am Main/Shanghai, November 06, 2018 - In the course of a festive signing ceremony during the International Import Expo Show (CIIE) in Shanghai, China, a letter of intent (LOI) for the delivery of more than 10 production machines for the site in Bengbu, Province Anhui, for the manufacturing of 300 MW of CIGS thin-film solar modules at each site was signed today. The contractual partner for SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES are subsidiaries in operation of China National Building Materials, Beijing (CNBM). CNBM plans Additional 300 MW Production Capacity for CIGS Thin-Film Solar Modules in Bengbu to increase production to 600 MW. SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES now shortly expects the signing of the respective detailed delivery contract for more than 10 production machines of the CISARIS, SELENIUS and VISTARIS type on the basis of the letter of intent. The volume will then amount to a high double-digit million Euro amount. The financing of the projects is expected after the signing of the legally binding delivery contracts.

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The first joint project from Eneco and Goldbeck Solar in the Netherlands has been completed in August and was built on the property of the regional water supplier Evides in Hoek. The solar farm in the south of the Netherlands, near the Belgian border, has a capacity of 2 MWp. Approx. 1.900 megawatt hours will be produced and fed into the public grid, remunerated under a subsidized SDE+ contract. Goldbeck Solar is one of the few companies which have passed Eneco`s competitive selection process for construction partners. “We are pleased about this first project and hope that the solar park lays the foundations for future cooperation. “After our Dutch premiere in Veendam and the present constructions in the Netherlands we appreciate to work together with Eneco as a strong partner, states Tobias Friedrich, International Key Account Manager at Goldbeck Solar, and responsible for sales in the Netherlands. Two projects in the double-digit MW range will be completed and grid connected in the Netherlands this year, Björn Lamprecht, COO of Goldbeck Solar, gives a positive outlook: “Chances are also good to expand the business in the Netherlands. The order books are actually filling up.”

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