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Kahl am Main, 27 June 2018 - SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES AG (SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES) has signed a new contract for the development of the next generation of manufacturing equipment with its long-standing customer Avancis, Germany, a wholly owned subsidiary of China National Building Materials (CNBM). SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES has been working with Avancis since 2008 on the development and optimization of the CISARIS selenization equipment. The common goal is to further reduce production costs in cooperation with the customer and to increase both cell performance and production performance. Therefore this technology will be even more powerful and competitive in the future. Dr. Ing. Stefan Rinck, Chairman of the Management Board of SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES AG: "Our CISARIS selenization plants are an important step in the entire production process. CNBM's CIGS thin-film technology will meet even greater demands in the future through the use of new equipment." The production capacity for CIGS cells in China is expected to rise significantly in the coming years. SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES participates in all major investments in China with machines for the different CIGS processes. SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES – innovations for new technologies SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES builds innovative machines and equipment for economical and resource-efficient production processes. These core competencies comprise coating technology, surface processing, wet-chemical applications as

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Straßkirchen – 26 June 2018: At this year Intersolar Europe in Munich awards were handed over to the top innovations of 2018 in Solar. Krinner Solar was awarded for its “CAS² computer-aided solar structure”. Krinner Solar, Germany, got the award for a new installation process for PV systems using integrated hardware and software tools for the design and planning of large scale PV plants. The innovative solution was chosen as an important step towards the digitalization of the energy provided by solar. The award jury recognizes the solution as an important innovation for a new energy world. Krinner Solar is leading in the installation of solar parks in all soil classes with ultimate precision. The company does so by using screw foundations as well as machinery and robots that it has developed itself. Michael Krinner, Chief Executive Officer, Krinner Solar: “We are very proud receiving this award. We have developed a new installation process with our Krinner Cloud software and our machines that reduces the time for installing large scale PV systems by 10 – 30 percent. An important step to reduce renewable energy costs further”. The full solution consists of a central database combining all collected data. This includes the digital

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SOLAR+STORAGE FOR AUSTRALIAN MINE Aggreko targets renewable energy and battery storage at Gold Fields’ Granny Smith mine / Project underlines the value of Younicos’ new Microgrid-as-a-Service offer Perth, Australia - June 26, 2018 - Exactly 2 years after replacing the existing diesel power station with a high-speed, gas-fuelled reciprocating engine station, Aggreko is now working with Gold Fields to introduce renewables at its Granny Smith gold mine in Western Australia. Aggreko won the contract to build and operate the 21MW power station in 2016, and has since worked with Gold Fields on plans to provide 7.3MW of solar power generation, as well as a 2MW/1MWh battery system, to be integrated with the existing gas supply as a hybrid power station. Since acquiring battery storage company Younicos last year, Aggreko has been able to bring together multiple technologies and power sources to support off-grid applications at remote mine sites.  “We recently announced the availability of microgrids-as-a-service for customers who want to leverage the benefits of hybrid energy solutions while minimising capital outlay,” said Karim Wazni, Managing Director of Younicos. “This system will be the first time Aggreko incorporates battery storage into a hybrid power system, and – significantly – it’s a rental, which underscores the value and appeal of this new model.” “Our mining clients have faced a challenging market place and

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On June 20 during the Intersolar Europe exhibition, Technischer Überwachungs-Verein (short as TUV SUD) and Huawei jointly announced that Huawei SUN2000-90/95/100KTL smart PV inverter has passed the TUV certification for 1500 V inverters. The certification demonstrates Huawei's strong product innovation capabilities and leading position in the industry. It is understood that the SUN2000-90/95/100KTL 1500 V smart PV inverter adopts the fully digital design and has the following advantages: higher yields, smart O&M, and safe & reliable. Higher Yields——360 MPPT/Block, Reducing String Mismatch; Natural Cooling Design, Lower Self-Consumption; Higher Availability > 99.5%; Smart O&M——0-Touch Maintenance, No Preventative O&M; Quick Fault Recovery, No Need of Expert Onsite; Smart I-V Curve Diagnosis, Online Diagnosis on All Strings; Safe & Reliable——IP 65 Design, Complete Dust & Waterproof; No Fuse Design, Reducing Fire Risk from DC Fuses; Power Line Communication, Reliable Data Transmission.

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Guetenbach, 25 June 2018. RENA Technologies GmbH (Germany) has received the Terawatt Diamond Award for its RENA InCellPlate next-generation-metallization technology during the Shanghai New Energy Conference (SNEC) on May 30th, 2018. In the scope of the “SNEC 2018 Top 10 Highlights”, RENA’s solution for next level cost saving in metallization was awarded the top prize. The award was presented and handed over by Prof. Martin Green of the University of New South Wales, Australia. Peter Schneidewind, CEO of RENA Technologies GmbH, states: “We are proud to receive this outstanding award for our RENA InCellPlate technology. We are enabling cell manufacturers to take the next major step in the solar cell metallization: our solution allows for both massiv cost saving and cell efficiency increase. This is vital to further decrease the cost for solar energy.” The RENA InCellPlate technology allows replacing the screen printed and costly front side silver electrodes by a stack of electro-chemically deposited nickel (Ni), copper (Cu) and a thin capping layer of silver (Ag). “More than 0.04 USD/Cell can be saved in the cell fabrication process. This is a saving of more than 20% of the metallization cost,” concludes Peter Schneidewind.

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New substation to bring clean solar power to the Maharashtra state, including Mumbai ABB will support Maharashtra State Electricity Transmission Company Limited (MSETCL), the largest state power transmission utility in India, with ABB Ability™ enabled technology for their digital substation, which will be a key component of next generation grids in the country. The substation will be instrumental in transmitting clean energy from nearby solar plants to the rest of the state. ABB has received the order from the Engineering and Procurement Company (EPC) Stelmec Ltd. for this digital substation which will be operated by Maharashtra State Electricity Transmission Company Limited (MSETCL), a large state power transmission utility. ABB will supply protection and control equipment, a MicroSCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) system and process bus, which enables interoperable communication between vendors through Ethernet cables instead of copper wires. The substation is currently the largest planned digital substation project in India, based on the number of bays and voltage level, and a natural next step for MSETCL to improve the reliability, efficiency and safety of the power grid, supporting India’s Smart Grid Mission and Smart City vision. It will also enable the utility to remotely monitor and manage the substation. As India adds

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The Q.PEAK DUO-G5 convinces the Intersolar Award Jury regarding the all-round performance quality of its 120 monocrystalline Q.ANTUM half-cells Q.ANTUM DUO Technology with half-cut cells, as well as a six bus bar design and novel interconnection technology based on round wires delivers a module power increase of around 5.5%, setting the standard in power, energy yield and LCOE Hanwha Q CELLS CTO Dr. Daniel JW Jeong stated: "The power increase and improved shading response of the Q.PEAK DUO-G5 ensures the module stands out in an increasingly competitive field. The Q.PEAK DUO-G5 solar module series is now available for customers in Europe and various international markets." MUNICH, June 22, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Hanwha Q CELLS Co., Ltd. ("Hanwha Q CELLS" or the "Company") (Nasdaq: HQCL), has secured another achievement in the Intersolar Award 2018 Photovoltaics category with its Q.PEAK DUO-G5 solar module. Having triumphed in 2017 with Hanwha Q CELLS' innovative Q.PEAK RSF L-G4.2 steel frame module, the Company saw the 120 half-cell, six bus bar monocrystalline module selected by the independent Intersolar Award Jury as one of the most innovative out of ten entries shortlisted from 51 total applications. After Hanwha Q CELLS received the award, the company's Global CTO, Dr. Daniel JW

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• Cooperation with EWE for myEnergyCloud: More independence from the electricity market • Complete solution with innogy: Manage your own green electricity more flexibly • Energy storage in smart homes: Focus on connectivity • Energy monitor from Smappee shows savings potential The Intersolar trade fair in Munich opens its doors today. VARTA Storage is presenting its growing network of partners, including its most recent collaborations with EWE and innogy. VARTA Storage is focussing on the use and connectivity of energy storage systems in smart homes as part of its trade fair presentation at Booth 210 in Hall B1. Advantages on all sides: EWE electricity community and VARTA Storage The energy industry is undergoing a fundamental transformation, innovative concepts are in demand and collaborations are becoming increasingly important. The most recent example is the collaboration between VARTA Storage and the north German energy company EWE with EWE myEnergyCloud. Owners of private solar power systems in the electricity community can save their self-produced electricity like credits and retrieve it at any time. Their photovoltaic system and the electricity storage system from VARTA Storage therefore make them independent of the electricity market. With EWE myEnergyCloud, specialist trade companies receive a service that gives them competitive advantages. "The collaboration between EWE

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Intersolar Europe, Munich, Germany (June 21) – REC Group, the leading European brand for solar photovoltaic (PV) panels, yesterday launched its brand-new N-Peak high-performance solar panel at Intersolar Europe in Munich. The new panel breaks fresh ground for REC and the industry: this is the first solar panel to combine n-type mono half-cut cells with a twin-panel design, and promises excellent power output of up to 330 watt peak allied to lasting performance. The production of n-type mono cells kicks off at the end of June in REC’s brand-new industry 4.0 manufacturing building at the company’s Singapore plant. The first N-Peak modules are scheduled to roll off the line in August. It’s not every day that a leading producer of solar panels unveils a totally new product, and the launch event – adding to the cheer at REC’s traditional late-afternoon Happy Hour – proved a big attraction yesterday at Intersolar Europe. Before a large audience of visitors and media representatives eager to find out what REC had in store, REC Group CEO Steve O’Neil introduced the new module at the company’s booth, saying, “The new REC N-Peak writes the next chapter in our company narrative. We are taking a big step

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At Intersolar Europe, ABB’s new PVS-175-TL string inverter, which delivers up to 185 kW active power has been recognized by industry experts as the leading PV product innovation at the 2018 Intersolar Awards. Delivering up to 65 percent savings on installation and logistic costs for ground mounted utility scale applications, the ABB PVS-175-TL delivers the largest capacity on the market for a 1500Vdc string inverter. The unique capabilities of ABB’s new PVS-175-TL lie in its ability to generate up to 185 kW active power and the judging panel was impressed by the high modularity of the product, which improves yields and reduces operational maintenance costs. Judges praised the string inverter as the next step in improving the overall efficiency in PV systems and recognized its high power density and operating temperature range between -20°C and up to 60°C. Together with all the key benefits of traditional string inverters, its innovative modular design means that up to 65 percent fewer inverters are required to complete the optimal power block, without the need for AC recombiners. This delivers up to 65 percent savings on installation and logistic costs, improving Levelized Cost of Electricity (LCOE) for utility-scale installations. The three-phase PVS-175-TL with advanced digital capabilities through ABB

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