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Watch a "Powered By Ecotricity" video about the i360 here British Airways i360, one of Britain’s most striking tourist attractions, has taken the next step in its sustainable journey and switched to green energy from Ecotricity. The multi-award-winning attraction is a giant glass viewing pod which glides up gently to 450ft above Brighton seafront to offer unrivalled views of the city, the South Downs National Park and the Sussex coastline. BA i360 was constructed with sustainability at its heart, with maximum energy efficiency, limited emissions and around 60 per cent of the power required to run the attraction self-generated as the viewing pod descends. Conceived and designed by Marks Barfield Architects, creators of the London Eye, BA i360 can take 175 passengers on each 20-minute ‘flight’, to offer fantastic views of city landmarks, artwork on the rooftops, offshore windmills and the rolling coastline stretching away to the horizon. Julia Barfield, chair and co-creator of British Airways i360, said: “Since the beginning we’ve tried to have all of our buildings as sustainable as they possibly can be and this is no exception, as around sixty percent of the energy used by the pod is generated when it descends. “I’ve personally been a customer of Ecotricity for many

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Berlin/Germany, 11 December 2018 — The Photovoltaik-Institut Berlin (PI Berlin) has been accepted as an independent testing institute by the thin-film module manufacturer First Solar. The manufacturer officially recognizes the institute’s performance and condition testing of Cadmium Telluride (CdTe) thin-film series 4 modules. Customers can therefore rely on the independent testing conducted by PI Berlin, an institute with recognized expertise in thin-film technology and manufacturing. Press photos are available at: www.pi-berlin.com/en/first-solar-testing-en “We are pleased to recognize PI Berlin as an approved testing institute,” said Lou Trippel, First Solar’s Vice President of Product Management. “It is crucial for us that independent testing institutes perform at a consistent level and meet very specific standards in order to correctly test and measure our modules. PI Berlin has clearly demonstrated their expertise and proficiency.” Making claim management easier Investors and system owners will benefit from the approval of PI Berlin by First Solar — primarily regarding project security. If module defects are found after delivery, installation or operation in the field, First Solar will recognize testing done by PI Berlin and acknowledge valid claims. PI Berlin will continue to work as an independent testing institute commissioned by customers, not by First Solar. “The evaluation process was no easy

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(Wels, 11.12.2018) Fronius Solar Energy, the Austrian energy solutions specialist, and the Chinese high-tech company BYD have put their seal on their strategic partnership. Fronius is the only provider that is able to supply three-phase consumers in emergency power situations. It does this with the help of the BYD Battery-Box HV. Fronius takes another step towards 24 hours of sun. Fronius and BYD underlined their collaboration during the recent visit of a delegation from the Chinese manufacturer to Gmunden in Austria. The Technology Centre in Gmunden is already hosting one of the first Fronius pilot production systems employing a BYD Battery-Box. At the heart of the system is the flexible Fronius Symo Hybrid inverter, which is compatible with several of the BYD Battery-Box HV models1. The modular design of the battery storage solution allows users to adjust storage capacity to their individual needs as and when required. “We are delighted to collaborate with such a renowned and committed partner as Fronius in offering our high-quality solutions”, commented Julia Chen, Global Sales Director of BYD Batteries. “Both companies will be working hard to promote the uptake of renewable energy.”

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Solare Datensysteme GmbH (SDS), manufacturer of the Solar-Log™ Monitoring system, and SAJ, manufacturer of PV inverter have come to the conclusion to further develop the interaction between professional Monitoring and Energy Management as well as professional inverter technology in markets like Belgium, Netherlands, Hungary, Poland and other markets as well. Starting this November 2018, Solar-Log™ is now compatible with SAJ PV inverter types and able to visualize and monitor all important values provided by this professional inverter manufacturer from China. In the near future mutual customers will have the possibility to buy attractive Sales Packages including SAJ inverter and Solar-Log™ Monitoring & Energy-Management-System. These Sales Bundles will be offered by SAJ directly and their distribution partners in different countries. First mutual projects are already realized in Poland, Sweden and Chile. "The cooperation with SDS allows us to offer our customers a flexible and high efficient system including a professional Monitoring solution in combination with our SAJ inverter. We are happy to have a professional partner giving us the possibility to combine our professional PV inverter with Solar-Log™ functionalities like optimization of self-consumption, Feed-In Management, Smart Energy and many others, said Lina Wong, Director of Global Business at SAJ. Markus Grünwald, Global Strategic Business Coordinator at

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Both half-cell monocrystalline Q.PEAK DUO modules and multicrystalline Q.PLUS modules demonstrate market-leading anti-LeTID performances − Fraunhofer CSP independently tested two batches of nine different types of modules for in high-temperature conditions of up to 75°C − Hanwha Q CELLS Co., Ltd. CTO Daniel Jeong remarked: “The performance of our Q.PEAK DUO and Q.PLUS modules demonstrates Hanwha Q CELLS’ continued commitment to tackling the toughest challenges in the industry and highlights the importance of focusing our R&D efforts in areas where we can deliver the most added value to our customers.” [Berlin, Germany, December 6, 2018] Hanwha Q CELLS (collectively referring to Hanwha Q CELLS Co., Ltd. (NASDAQ:HQCL) as well as Hanwha Q CELLS & Advanced Materials Corporation) (or the “Company”), one of the largest solar cell and module manufacturers in the world, today confirmed that its leading range of solar modules have delivered exceptional performance in a recent test conducted by Fraunhofer Center for Silicon Photovoltaics (CSP) to benchmark light and elevated temperature induced degradation (LeTID) in solar cells. Hanwha Q CELLS’ modules were tested by Germany’s Fraunhofer CSP and found to display negligible power loss during high-temperature testing conditions of up to 75°C. Both Hanwha Q CELLS’ half-cell monocrystalline Q.PEAK DUO

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Microgrid and energy storage technology to enable the island of Porto Santo to achieve clean-energy goals ABB is supplying an ABB Ability™ enabled microgrid and energy storage system to Empresa de Electricidade da Madeira (EEM), a Madeira-based utility to harness solar and wind energy. The modular ABB Ability™ PowerStore™ microgrid solution and Microgrid Plus automation system will enable EEM to significantly increase the island’s adoption of solar and wind power and raise the share of renewables in the energy mix from 15 to 30 percent. Furthermore, ABB’s software, automation and control technologies will stabilize the power system to address fluctuations in frequency and voltage caused by intermittence of infeed, while ensuring secure power supplies with an optimal renewable energy contribution. The Portuguese island of Porto Santo has a population of about 5,500 inhabitants, which quadruples during summer season with visitors. In order to meet this enhanced electricity demand, EEM plans significant investments into renewable power generation such as photovoltaic and wind, with the long-term goal of completely replacing fossil fuels with renewable energy. ABB is a pioneer in microgrids and has supplied this technology to islands all over the world including landmarks like South Africa’s Robben Island , the Dutch Caribbean Island Aruba

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Wärtsilä Corporation, Press release, 5 December 2018 at 12.00 pm EET The technology group Wärtsilä, Tieto, St1, Fortum and Demos Helsinki have today introduced their Innovation Community initiative aimed at drastically accelerating the global energy sector’s transition to cleaner, more environmentally sustainable energy generation. Innovation Community is creating a forum for restructuring the roles and positions of the energy chain players. This will provide an arena in which to study, improve, experiment, validate, and bring to market innovations that challenge current energy system paradigms. The business-driven, action-oriented, and ambitious programme intends to seize and drive new opportunities emerging with the transition towards clean energy production. “We are launching this initiative in an effort to solve the big energy challenges. By establishing an open innovation environment, our ambition is to deliver global scale solutions. By working together with the community partners, we can achieve more and we can do it faster. Collaboration over competition is our guiding principle,” commented Matti Rautkivi, Director, Sales & Marketing, Wärtsilä Energy Solutions. The community has been established based on building trust and facilitating the challenging first steps for collaboration between its members. The goals include building a vision and roadmap for accelerating the transition to renewable energy sources, and

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·         Photon Energy has signed a 15-year Operations and Maintenance agreement with an external client for 28 solar PV plants with a total generation capacity of 15.3 MWp ·         Including Photon Energy Group’s proprietary portfolio of 11.5 MWp of PV power plants to be operating by year-end 2018, the deal brings the Group’s Hungarian O&M business to nearly 26.8 MWp   Amsterdam – 5 December 2018 – Photon Energy Operations HU Kft. (the ‘Company’), the Hungarian O&M subsidiary of Photon Energy N.V. (WSE: PEN), today announced that it has signed a 15-year Operations & Maintenance (O&M) agreement with owners of 28 PV power plants – currently under construction – with a combined generation capacity of 15.3 MWp. “We are thrilled to take on the responsibility for the operations and maintenance for our client’s 28 PV power plants in Hungary. We are looking forward to deploying our Smart Operations approach to maximize the energy production, and thus the revenues and profitability of these solar assets. This contract is a strong proof that the Hungarian market provides us with substantial growth potential for our O&M business beyond our proprietary portfolio, and we are strongly motivated to replicate our market-leading position held in the Czech Republic,” said

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UV ballast water treatment offers many advantages over electrochlorination. Yet there are also substantial differences between UV solutions. A growing number of customers, including MSC Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises, are abandoning their selected UV treatment systems in favour of Alfa Laval PureBallast 3. A ballast water treatment system is a major investment, but also one that is crucial for vessel operations. If the system is unable to comply as planned, the vessel’s ability to do business will be crippled. This has led some ship owners to replace their existing choice of UV ballast water treatment system with another UV technology: Alfa Laval PureBallast 3. “We increasingly see owners with second thoughts about other UV solutions, even after those systems have been ordered,” says Anders Lindmark, Head of Alfa Laval PureBallast. “Customers want the peace of mind that PureBallast 3 offers, especially if they sail in United States waters.” Systems on four vessels changed to PureBallast 3 Recently, two cruise ship owners took steps to exchange their procured UV ballast water treatment systems for PureBallast 3, which is type approved by both IMO and the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG). In both cases, the original system’s lack of USCG type approval was a decisive

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Brussels/Belgium, Wittenberg/Germany, 4 December 2018 – Tesvolt, a manufacturer of storage systems for industry and commerce, is to receive 2.15 million euros in EU funding. The European Union believes that Tesvolt’s high-voltage storage system has the potential to change the power storage market. The German company will now receive support under the EU’s SME instrument, enabling it to mass-produce its lithium high-voltage storage systems and launch them on the market worldwide. A total of 1,658 businesses from across Europe applied for phase II funding under the SME instrument, and 63 were successful. Press photos are available here: https://www.tesvolt.com/en/presse/tesvolt-receives-eu-funding-for-high-voltage-storage-system__prr31.html Halving the costs of commercial storage systems “We’re looking for the innovators of tomorrow. We believe that Tesvolt’s high-voltage storage system is a disruptive product, as it could slash the costs of electricity storage by more than half,” says Marco Rubinato, EU Programme Officer. These costs could drop from around 18 euro cents per kilowatt hour of electricity stored to just 7 cents in the future, as soon as Tesvolt begins mass production of its high-voltage storage system. The funding will be used to set up semi-automated serial production at the company’s Wittenberg site and to market the innovative storage system worldwide. It

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