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Munich, 27 November 2017: BayWa r.e., a leading global renewable energy developer, service supplier, wholesaler and energy solutions provider, has sold its remaining portfolio of UK solar farms, totalling 75MW, to Greencoat Solar II LP, managed by Greencoat Capital. The portfolio includes the 45MW Bann Road solar farm, the largest solar farm realised so far in Northern Ireland and on the island of Ireland. It has a 15-year power purchase agreement (PPA) in place with SSE Airtricity, Northern Ireland’s second largest energy utility. The portfolio also includes six solar farms spread across England and Wales totalling 30MW. In all cases, BayWa r.e. will continue to provide ongoing expert operations and maintenance services to ensure maximum availability and yield optimisation of the plants. “We are extremely pleased to see our well-established relationship with Greencoat continue with the sale of these solar farms”. Comments Matthias Taft, Board Member of BayWa AG, responsible for the energy business. “We have established a highly desirable reputation for acquiring and developing some of the most successful renewable energy projects in Europe and through our operation and maintenance teams, ensuring they continue to operate at peak efficiency. This makes us attractive to developers looking to partner and investors looking to

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Meyer Burger Technology Ltd (SIX Swiss Exchange: MBTN) (the “Company”) announced today that it is launching a voluntary incentive offer to holders of the CHF 100 million 5.5% convertible bonds due 2020 issued by the Company (the “Bonds”) (the “Incentive Offer”). The Bonds, bearing ISIN number CH0253445131 and Ticker-Symbol MBT14, were issued on 17 September 2014 and amended by majority vote at a bondholder meeting on 25 November 2016. Acceptance of the Incentive Offer will allow Meyer Burger to save future interest payment and to convert the corresponding liability into equity early without incurring any additional dilution compared to a conversion after the next coupon payment date which is likely based on the current trading of the Bonds and the Shares. As further set out in the official offer document dated 27 November 2017, the Company offers to pay a cash incentive of CHF 250 per CHF 5,000 principal amount of the Bonds to holders of the Bonds who elect to exercise their right to convert their Bonds into Meyer Burger registered shares (“Shares”) at the prevailing conversion price in accordance with the terms and conditions of the Bonds (the “Terms of the Bonds”) during the period starting today and ending

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Ingeteam, an independent global supplier of electrical conversion equipment, will present its full range of wind energy drive train products at the WindEurope Conference & Exhibition 2017, taking place later this month in Amsterdam. Exhibiting at booth #1D24, Ingeteam will showcase its power converters, generators, turbine controllers, Condition Monitoring Systems (CMS), Smart SCADA management systems, as well as O&M services for onshore and offshore wind farms. This year we are very proud to have reached the 40 GW converter delivery milestone after enjoying spectacular growth in our core markets. We are now firmly established as the world’s number one supplier of wind power converters and we have strengthened our international position in the Operation & Maintenance sector. On a global level, Ingeteam has doubled its maintained power compared to 2016, a figure which places its global portfolio at 12.1 GW. Ingeteam offers low and medium voltage power converters up to 15 MW for onshore and offshore applications, optimized for DFIG and FC topologies. Full power converters specifically designed for each generator technology (PMG, IG, EESG) and air cooled, air/water cooled and full water cooled solutions for harsh environments, achieving industry-leading efficiency and reliability.   Indar offers a comprehensive range of wind generators, manufactured in

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At the beginning of November, the opening ceremony of the first 1 MW solar power plant took place in Talin city of Aragatsotn region in Armenia. This is a significant project of vital importance due to its large scale and capabilities for Armenian solar energy, ecology as well as economic development sectors. RA Prime Minister Mr. Karen Karapetyan, Minister of Territorial Administration and Development Mr. Davit Loqyan, Deputy Minister of Energy Infrastructures and Natural Resources Mr. Hayk Harutyunyan, Deputy Ambassador of German Federal Republic to Armenia Mr. Klaus Wendelberger, General Secretary of the Energy Charter Secretariat Mr. Urban Rusnák, and other guests and partners of Arpi Solar and Solar Production companies attended the event.   “Talin-1 is capable of sufficing energy demands of almost 400 families. With this we launch a procession of massive solar power plants in Armenia,” mentions the General Director of Arpi Solar company Mr. Hayk Chobanyan also adding: “We will start working on another larger power plant of 55 MW capacity in Masrik [Gegharkunik region] very soon. Such interest in solar energy can significantly improve the Armenian energy sector.”   3,700 polycrystalline photovoltaic panels are installed in Talin-1 with a lifetime of minimum 25 years. Arpi Solar, which

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Queanbeyan, 24 November 2017 – Further to yesterday’s announcement regarding the strategic investment in Greatcell Solar (ASX: GSL) of $4 million at 22 cents per share, the Company is pleased to confirm that the name of the investor is New Moonie Petroleum Pty Limited. The investment comes at an important time for the Company, with the funds to be used to accelerate the development of Greatcell’s prototype facility at CSIRO at Clayton, Victoria and to facilitate procurement of long lead-time capital equipment required for that facility. As noted previously, the Company expects to issue the 18.2 million shares in early December which will be voluntarily escrowed for a period of one year. About GREATCELL SOLAR LIMITED Greatcell Solar is a global leader in the development and commercialisation of Perovskite Solar Cell (PSC) technology – 3rd Generation photovoltaic technology that can be applied to glass, metal, polymers or cement. Greatcell Solar manufactures and supplies high performance materials and is focused on the successful commercialisation of PSC photovoltaics. It is a publicly listed company: Australian Securities Exchange ASX (GSL) and German Open Market (D5I). Learn more at www.greatcellsolar.com and subscribe to our mailing list in English and German. About PEROVSKITE SOLAR CELL TECHNOLOGY Perovskite Solar Cell

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In October 30, 2017 Imeon Energy has signed a new partnership agreement with Swiss based battery manufacturer Leclanché, to resell its solar inverters for self-consumption with storage. Following the contract signature, Imeon Energy will supply Leclanché with its new generation of IMEON inverters integrating an Artificial Intelligence able to understand its environment in order to adapt its operating strategy to respect the objectives of the users (autonomy, backup

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DNV GL position paper outlines advances in robotics, inspections, supply chain and the way we work — showcasing opportunities for solar and wind stakeholders as the industry embraces artificial intelligence applications Arnhem, The Netherlands (22nd November 2017) — Artificial intelligence (AI) will increasingly automate operations over the next several years in the solar and wind industries and boost efficiencies across the renewable energy sector, according to a new DNV GL position paper. The position paper “Making Renewables Smarter: The benefits, risks, and future of artificial intelligence in solar and wind” explores where artificial intelligence like machine learning will have an impact to increase efficiencies in the renewables industry. Areas include decision making and planning, condition monitoring, robotics, inspections, certifications and supply chain optimization, but also the way technical work is carried out. The renewables industry is a data-rich environment. Wind and solar generation plants have benefited from the fact that these technologies have been commercially developed relatively recently and have had sensor technology installed from the beginning. As a result, most of the advances supported by artificial intelligence have been in resource forecasting, control, and predictive maintenance. DNV GL‘s paper outlines how these AI advances are likely to progress further. “We expect the installation

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Queanbeyan, 22 November 2017 – Greatcell Solar (ASX: GSL) is very pleased to announce that Solliance has again achieved a new world record for Perovskite Solar Cell Photovoltaic (PSC PV) technology demonstrated on industrially applicable Roll-to-Roll (R2R) processes of 13.5% conversion efficiency at cell level. Please see Solliance’s announcement below: “Solliance sets more world records for R2R perovskite solar cells and modules” Solliance has achieved world record cell-level conversion efficiency of 13.5% and module-level aperture area conversion efficiency of 12.2% for perovskite-based photovoltaics using industrially-applicable, rollto-roll (R2R) production processes. Following the consortium’s previous cell world record announced earlier this year, this latest breakthrough is another step towards the rapid introduction of this attractive, new type of efficient and low-cost solar cell technology. Perovskites are, perhaps, the most exciting solar energy technology to appear in recent years. They promise high efficiency from relatively simple production processes, bringing the potential for cheaper, greener energy. Moreover, they can be processed into thin, lightweight and potentially semi-transparent modules for integration into windows or curved construction elements. Solliance and its partners are helping to speed the market introduction of this technology by developing scalable, industrial processes for fabricating large-area modules. The goal is to enable seamless integration in

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The power of the sun is immense. But capturing this power efficiently and turning it into sustainable energy is no easy task. Solar module manufacturers and project developers are therefore always on the lookout for new technologies and materials that amplify the power generated by solar systems. As a renowned materials supplier with a long track record and a strong scientific background, DSM offers several advanced solar solutions that significantly enhance the performance of solar modules and systems. PES meets up with Madelon Janssen, RT&D Director at DSM Advanced Solar, to talk about DSM’s contribution to the industry and some exciting new additions to its portfolio. PES: Could you briefly introduce DSM and how you currently serve the solar PV industry? Madelon Janssen: DSM is a globally operating science-based company that focuses on health, nutrition and materials. We have also long been active in the field of renewable energy, including biofuels and material applications for wind and solar energy. At DSM Advanced Solar, we focus on innovative materials that can be applied in the entire solar value chain. To do this, we challenge every aspect of module and system design to maximize output and returns. We’re currently a leading player in anti-reflective coatings,

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Several TENUIS II machines ordered Agreed payment on account already received Kahl am Main, November 21, 2017 – SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES AG (SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES) has signed a contract to supply several CIGS production systems of the type TENUIS II for wet-chemical coating processes with the subsidiary of a major listed energy company and manufacturer of solar modules from China and has today received the agreed payment on account. The contract volume is in the higher single-digit millions. Dr.-Ing. Stefan Rinck, CEO of SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES AG, declared: “This additional order for CIGS production systems confirms our leading role in the field. Our company offers solutions for all important steps in the manufacture of CIGS solar modules.” The patented buffer layer coating technique from SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES represents a highly promising and efficient approach to the wet-chemical coating of CIGS thin-film solar modules. The second generation of TENUIS production systems has a modular cluster design, which both significantly reduces the footprint and permits the simultaneous one-sided coating of two substrates. The new, unique concept for metering and temperature control brings a further reduction in processing time, yielding the advantage of a substantially higher throughput for the production system. SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES – innovations for new technologies SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES builds

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