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As extreme weather breaks with existing seasonal patterns, advises GCube, project owners must look to safeguard projects on a case-by-case basis. London, 28 February 2019 – GCube Insurance, the leading provider of renewable energy insurance services, has highlighted the need for renewables to prepare for out-of-season extreme weather damage. In recent years, extreme weather events such as wildfires and hurricanes have been occurring outside of expected times and locations and increasing in severity. Insurers including Swiss Re and Munich Re have reported that 2018 saw the fourth-highest natural catastrophe losses of all time. In renewables, GCube highlights that extreme weather losses jumped to 15% of all claims, which was almost double that of previous years. As the global climate shifts, the nature of extreme weather is likely to change. This means that damage will be caused outside of season and in unexpected locations. Fraser McLachlan, GCube Insurance CEO, said, “Every so often, the market gets caught out. As the climate changes, so must our expectation of when and where losses will occur.” In particular, GCube highlights the way that projects are often sited next to areas of high hazard natural catastrophe exposure (Nat Cat), based on historical data. Projects sited on the edge of these

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Spain, February 28, 2019. Ingeteam Power Technology, an independent global supplier of electrical conversion equipment, announced today that it contracted over 4GW of wind energy converters globally in 2018. With a total of 45GW installed capacity to date, the company remains the unchallenged number one supplier of wind power converters in the world. The Ingeteam Group closed the year with a 15% increase in turnover compared to 2017. Ingeteam achieved these strong results despite price pressures on the wind supply chain due to an increasing competition among OEMs, as well as the recent industry slowdown in Brazil and India, two strategic markets for Ingeteam. “The wind industry as a whole has weathered a challenging period in India and Brazil last year. That impacted our sales a little, but the slowdown has leveled off and we expect orders to rebound strongly this year,” said Ana Goyen, Director of Ingeteam Wind Energy. Going forward, Ingeteam will benefit from the excellent growth outlook of the global wind sector, which becomes competitive with other energy sources in an increasing range of market conditions. This encouraging general environment combined with a stabilization in global prices and Ingeteam’s strong focus on innovation and client partnerships, provides an excellent foundation for

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Jinko’s new Swan bifacial module premiers at 2019 International Photovoltaic Power Generation Expo in Tokyo. TOYKO, Feb. 27, 2019 – At the 2019 International Photovoltaic Power Generation Expo (PV EXPO) in Tokyo, DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions, together with JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. (JinkoSolar), two global leaders in the solar industry, will unveil the new Jinko high-efficiency bifacial module “Swan” protected by clear DuPont™ Tedlar® PVF film-based backsheet. The bifacial panel named Swan will be the latest addition to JinkoSolar’s Cheetah premium range. With a combination of high-efficiency Cheetah bifacial cells and clear DuPont™ Tedlar® PVF film, Swan can achieve a high-power output of up to 400W in the front side and up to 20 percent energy gain from the rear side.  Leveraging clear DuPont backsheet materials, Swan can produce the same power output level as dual-glass bifacial module with lighter weight, easier installation and 30 years power warranty. In addition, bifacial panels with transparent backsheet can efficiently reduce the overall system installation cost, as lower weight reduces cost related to mounting and module installation, compared with dual-glass bifacial module with frame, bringing higher IRR and lower LCOE for bifacial module photovoltaic (PV) projects. For more than 40 years, DuPont has focused on R&D innovation and

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Augsburg, February 27, 2019 – meteocontrol GmbH will launch sales of its blue’Log XC power plant controller on March 1, 2019. Together with the blue’Log XM, this enhanced version of the proven blue’Log X-Series is a future-oriented solution to monitor and control photovoltaic systems. The standard solution with increased compatibility, data quality and IT security quickly and precisely rules active and reactive power. The latest technical connection rules, extending from the free-field system with medium- and high-voltage grid feed-in (VDE-AR-N 4110/4120) to the roof system with self-consumption (VDE-AR-N 4105, zero feed-in), can be met as a result. With the blue’Log X-Series, meteocontrol set its strategic goal for a future-proof monitoring solution in 2014. Drawing on a detailed market analysis and a comprehensive examination of customer feedback, the nationally and internationally successful provider of independent monitoring systems exhaustively refined the blue’Log X-Series. It introduced the blue’Log XM device in 2018 and will bring out the blue’Log XC for power plant control on March 1, 2019. Together, they create an exceptional industry-wide team for monitoring and grid integration of PV systems. “We subjected the new blue’Log XC power plant controller to a comprehensive field test in more than 150 systems and gained a

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− Q.ENERGY offers 100% green electricity to customers eager to consume renewable power and gain independence from traditional energy suppliers − Q.ENERGY is available as two different energy tariffs: Basic and Smart, which offer customers a fresh new way to consume electricity − Q CELLS’ Head of EU Sales, Maeng Yoon Kim, said: “Clean and green energy is hardwired into Q CELLS’ DNA; thus we believe that now is the time to step confidently into the energy supply market. Customers of Q.ENERGY can enjoy not only self-sufficiency, but the peace of mind that comes with partnering with one of the solar industry’s most experienced and established names – Q CELLS.” [Berlin, Germany, February 27, 2019] Hanwha Q CELLS GmbH ("Q CELLS" or “The Company”), the German subsidiary of one of the largest solar cell and module manufacturers in the world, Hanwha Q CELLS Co., Ltd., is poised to enter the energy solutions business with the forthcoming launch of its new Q.ENERGY service in Germany. The concept of Q.ENERGY is simple: customers can buy and consume 100% clean energy, regardless of whether they have their own solar system installed. Q CELLS’ Q.ENERGY service delivers electricity - drawn from 100% clean energy sources

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Ingeteam maintains its global leadership position in the provision of Operation & Maintenance services to energy generation plants. In Morocco, the company has supplied PV inverters and is providing services to three solar plants with an installed power capacity of 175.5 MW. In Peru, the company is providing operation and maintenance services at two solar parks, which generate sufficient electricity to supply a community of up to 80,000 inhabitants. Ingeteam is expanding internationally by opening two new subsidiaries in Morocco and Peru. With this expansion, the company has secured its position as a global leader in the provision of operation and maintenance services to energy generation plants with a global presence in 22 countries. Both subsidiaries are focussed on the renewable energies sector and have currently been awarded PV contracts, however there are also plans to increase their presence in both countries in the wind power sector. In Morocco, Ingeteam employs a staff of 15 to perform operation and maintenance tasks at three PV plants with installed capacities of 71.5 MWp, 84.5 MWp and 19.5 MWp. Last year, Ingeteam also supplied PV inverters to these plants, which are among the largest in North Africa. The power produced is delivered to the

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− The leading manufacturer of solar modules in Japan will unveil a suite of new products and services designed for the evolving Japanese residential and C&I markets − Among them will be new solar energy solutions that will help homeowners increase their self-consumption of PV − Q CELLS Japan will also showcase its new Q.HOME ZERO energy service as part of its in-booth presentation program − Junichi Katayama, Marketing Head at Q CELLS Japan, said: “This is the first year that Q CELLS Japan has exhibited in the Smart Grid Expo rather than the PV Expo, because we believe that as a company it is important to transition towards becoming a full service provider of energy in order to better reflect the changing demands of the Japanese market.” [Tokyo, Japan, February 25, 2019] Hanwha Q CELLS Japan ("Q CELLS Japan" or “the Company”), the Japanese affiliate of one of the largest solar cell and module manufacturers in the world, Hanwha Q CELLS Co. Ltd., will unveil a suite of new solar energy solutions designed to meet the evolving needs of the Japanese residential and commercial and industrial (C&I) markets at the Smart Grid Expo held at Tokyo Big Sight in Tokyo,

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− More than 1,000 Q.PARTNERS are now working with Q CELLS across the EU − Q.PARTNER program is a long-standing collaboration between Q CELLS and a variety of solar professionals, delivering mutual benefits − Training session roadshow held in January across Germany helped to further strengthen relationships with Q.PARTNERS − Q CELLS’ Head of EU Marketing, Sinah Sartori, said: “The development of the Q.PARTNER program is extremely encouraging, as the program serves as an essential pillar in strengthening our customer relationships. As our product and services portfolio evolves, it is vital to inform our 1,000+ Q.PARTNERS about the opportunities available to them. This is why our training session roadshow was so meaningful.” [Berlin, Germany, February 22, 2019] Hanwha Q CELLS GmbH ("Q CELLS" or “The Company”), the German subsidiary of one of the largest solar cell and module manufacturers in the world, Hanwha Q CELLS Co., Ltd., can today confirm that the Company began 2019 with more than 1,000 Q.PARTNERS in its ever-expanding EU network of trusted solar installers and distributors. Devised as a means to ensure that solar professionals working with Q CELLS receive all the necessary marketing, branding and sales support, the Q.PARTNER program has become a beacon of what it

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With smart phone applications being used to make nearly every aspect of our lives easier, from finding a taxi, getting directions, and communicating with friends, SolarEdge is bringing the same ease and convenience to inverter installation and commissioning with its new mobile-friendly SetApp. Activating and configuring a SolarEdge inverter can now be done directly through a smartphone using SetApp mobile application. All the information installers need is in the palm of their hand. This means the LCD display screen is no longer needed and has been removed from new SolarEdge inverters! Since a smartphone or tablet communicates directly with the inverter through built-in local Wi-Fi, there is no need for an internet connection on site. This also means that future upgrades are easier as SetApp automatically updates the inverter firmware when the installer visits the site. If multiple inverters are connected, only one inverter needs to have the firmware updated and it will automatically update the other inverters. LEDs at the bottom of the inverter provide a visual status indication — signalling if the system is producing energy, whether the inverter is communicating with the monitoring platform, and indicating any system errors. Installers can download SetApp here. SetApp is compatible with the following

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− Q CELLS, in cooperation with TESVOLT, will address the increasing demand for containerized stationary storage systems and storage solutions for commercial applications in France − Q CELLS exhibited a new storage solution for commercial and industrial applications at the recent BePositive energy trade fair, alongside the company’s solar module and storage portfolio as well as its in-house Q.FLAT mounting system − Maeng Yoon Kim, Head of EU Sales at Q CELLS, said: “The BePositive event was yet another fantastic opportunity to assess the French solar market, which has received immense government support in recent years. Q CELLS expects further strong growth in France as the market matures and storage solutions become increasingly popular.” [Berlin, Germany, February 21, 2019] Hanwha Q CELLS GmbH ("Q CELLS" or “the Company”), the German subsidiary of one of the largest solar cell and module manufacturers in the world, Hanwha Q CELLS Co., Ltd., has entered into a pilot phase cooperation with German storage experts TESVOLT that will see the two companies collaborate on providing containerized stationary storage systems and storage solutions for commercial applications in the French and Swiss markets. Q CELLS’ growing portfolio of solar and storage products includes the Q.HOME+ ESS HYB-G2 scalable energy

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