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Gantner Instruments Environment Solutions is pleased to announce that the company was chosen as supplier for the complete monitoring system for the largest PV Power Plant in the Netherlands with a planned capacity of 54.5MW. German company ib vogt is acting as EPC contractor and owner of the Solarpark Scaldia, located in the municipalities of Borsele and Vlissingen in Zeeland. Construction of the plant will start in May while the project is expected to start producing energy in Q3 of 2018. Gantners monitoring and control solution "Made in Germany" is an optimised, individually tailored system and - as result of high quality engineering - based on newest technology. Project scope and components provided by Gantner: Q.reader data logger and Power plant controller The heart of Gantners monitoring solution is the inverter independent datalogger Q.reader which tracks and controls all power plant information. The scalable modular design allows to control up to 100MW by one Q.reader. As Power plant controller (PPC) it provides all important functionality as absolute production constraint, power gradient constraint, voltage control, power factor control etc. The PPC fulfils the requirements of the Solar Energy Plants Grid Connection Code. Also grid communication is in the scope of our solution and based on IEC

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Module manufacturer in Tier 1 ranking by Bloomberg and DNV GL Frankfurt am Main, Germany, June 18, 2018 - Bloomberg has once again rated LONGi Solar, one of the leading manufacturers of monocrystalline high-performance modules, as a Tier 1 company. With an annual production capacity of 6,500 megawatts (MW), LONGi Solar ranks sixth among the largest Tier 1 manufacturers and is also listed as "Top Performer" in the PV Module Reliability Scorecard Report 2018 of DNV GL, the world's largest independent certification body in the energy sector.  Press photos can be found here: https://sunbeam-communications.com/pressebilder-longi-solar-bankfaehigkeit-von-perc-modulen/ "We are very pleased to be rated again as a Tier 1 manufacturer," says Mr Li Wenxue, president of LONGi Solar. "It proves that our focus on top quality and performance is also appreciated by project planners and banks." LONGi Solar is the only manufacturer worldwide that specializes completely in monocrystalline high-performance modules, in particular PERC technology. Confidence in financial stability Bloomberg New Energy Finance's (BNEF) rating system for PV module manufacturers is based on bankability to enable a quality rating for solar modules. Only manufacturers who have supplied six different projects with their own solar modules financed by six different banks in the last two years are included in

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London/Madrid 13 June 2018 - Macquarie Infrastructure Debt Investment Solutions (MIDIS) has provided a new long-term debt facility to refinance a portfolio of Spanish solar assets - marking its first solar debt investment in the country. The portfolio consists of 12 fully operational solar projects located across Spain, with a combined capacity of 30.3MWp. The portfolio is owned by the country’s largest solar PV platform, the global IPP Sonnedix, and managed by Qualitas Energy (Q-Energy), who advised on the financing together with CaixaBank who acted as global coordinator. The facility, provided by MIDIS on behalf of its investors, consists of fixed rate, senior secured bonds on a 19-year amortising basis. Tom van Rijsewijk, a Division Director for MIDIS said: “The €140 million fundraising by Sonnedix attracted strong interest from both European and US investors – MIDIS being the largest participant among them. The transaction is our first solar investment in Spain, as we waited for the right opportunity for our investors. In recent years there has been some uncertainty in the market, but with reformed regulatory support bringing it on a stable footing going forward, we see opportunities for further investments in this jurisdiction.”  

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 SUNEQ NAMIBIA AND ITS SHAREHOLDER NAMIBIA INFRASTRUCTURE FINANCE LIMITED (NIFCO) ACHIEVED FINANCIAL CLOSE FOR ONE OF THE LARGEST SOLAR PHOTOVOLTAIC (PV) POWER PLANTS WITH AN INDUSTRIAL OFFTAKER IN NAMIBIA AND AFRICA, WITH AN INSTALLED CAPACITY OF 6.5 MWDC Windhoek, 18. June 2018. SunEQ Namibia has reached financial close with the Development Bank of Namibia (DBN) for a 5 MWAC solar project for Ohorongo Cement, the largest cement factory in Namibia. It is a major milestone for the sister company of German solar consulting company Suntrace on its way towards becoming an independent power producer. SunEQ has structured the financing substantially from local Namibian sources, both in terms of equity and debt. Namibia Infrastructure Finance Limited (NIFCO), an unlisted infrastructure investment company targeting renewable energy projects in Namibia (jointly established and owned by Old Mutual Investment Group Namibia and IJG Capital), has a shareholding of 60%, together with a Namibian Empowerment Partner Hungileni Investment holding 30% and SunEQ holding 10%. The Co-Developer and EPC-Contractor is GILDEMEISTER Energy Solutions GmbH, a subsidiary of DMG Mori. The captive power plant is located next to the Ohorongo Cement factory in the Otjozondjupa region. The plant will be equipped with approximately 20,000 crystalline silicon modules mounted on

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A perfect fit: Jurchen Technology PEG substructure with First Solar Series 6 module to lower costs, building time Munich (Germany) – Jurchen Technology, BELECTRIC’s daughter company, will present a new package at this year’s InterSolar trade fair in Munich, which combines its innovative PEG substructure and DC cabling systems with the First Solar Series 6 module. The combination of these components help to reduce cost and installation time of solar power plants significantly. “At First Solar, we’re focused on working with our partners to go beyond mere compatibility between their racking structures and our Series 6 module,” said Scott Dailey, Leader – Ecosystem, First Solar. “The goal is to combine our modules with structures that are optimized for our technology and deliver maximum value to the asset owner. We are excited about the Jurchen Technology package and Series 6’ potential to minimize system costs and maximize construction velocity.” “Under the name PEG we offer an extremely light substructure that has been reduced to the minimum. Due to the lightweight construction no heavy machines are required. That lowers costs and speeds up the construction phase”, adds Michael Jurchen, CEO of Jurchen Technology GmbH. “With the PEG substructure we are able to significantly reduce CAPEX

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Delta, a global leader in power and thermal management solutions, announced today it is launching its new 1,500 Vdc string solar PV inverter M125HV series alongside a broad portfolio of energy-saving lithium-ion battery energy storage solutions at Intersolar Europe.  The M125HV is designed to optimize the productivity of solar PV power plants as it featuresindustry-leading peak efficiency up to99%, 125kVA of maximum output power, active cooling, and an electromagnetic interference (EMI)-proof design. With extensive expertise in developing high-efficiency power electronics and integrating energy-saving solutions, Delta is uniquely positioned to facilitate solar PV power generation and energy storage projects.  Andreas Hoischen, head solar PV inverter sales for Delta in Europe, the Middle East & Africa (EMEA), said, “High-power utility-scale string inverters are currently transitioning from 1,000 Vdc to 1,500 Vdc. These new systems allow for longer strings, resulting in fewer combiner boxes, less wiring, less trenching, and significant balance of system cost savings. Our new M125HV series inverters for 1,500 Vdc systems, for instance, can reduce  levelised cost of electricity by enabling higher-voltage arrays. That’s a huge advantage for solar developers, EPC contractors, and of course investors.” Storage systems for residential and commercial photovoltaic installations are another trend reflected in Delta’s product portfolio

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Now, the Q CELLS brand energy storage systems can be operated via the Solar-Log™ energy management system from Solare Datensysteme. Solar-Log™ provides energy storage customers with solar monitoring, feed-in management and smart energy solutions. Solar-Log™ compatible storage solution Q.HOME+ ESS-G1 is available in Europe in 3 sizes [Geislingen-Binsdorf, 14 June 2018]  – Solare Datensysteme GmbH and Hanwha Q CELLS GmbH, the German subsidiary of the world's largest manufacturer of solar cells, Hanwha Q CELLS Co., Ltd. (NASDAQ: HQCL), collaborate on the Q CELLS brand energy storage solution Q.HOME+ ESS-G1. Now, users can control and monitor their Q.HOME+ ESS-G1 energy storage unit using the energy management system Solar-Log™ from Solare Datensysteme GmbH. PV monitoring, intelligent feed-in management and smart energy solutions allow customers to optimise their power consumption through effective energy management.

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GE Successfully Delivered and Commissioned Its Brilliance Inverter Skid Solutions for the Hosoe Mega Solar Project, the Largest in the Kyushu Region in Japan The Contract Includes a 20-Year Long-Term Services Agreement to Guarantee the Availability of the Equipment GE Completed the Commissioning Two Months Ahead of Schedule   MIYAZAKI, JAPAN—13 June—GE (NYSE: GE) has successfully delivered and commissioned its Brilliance inverters for the 96.2-megawatt (MW) DC Hosoe solar plant. The project, developed by Pacifico Energy, is the biggest solar farm in the Kyushu region in Japan. As part of the government’s target to achieve renewable energy power generation at between 22-24 percent of the energy mix by 2030, the Hosoe photovoltaic solar plant is expected to generate clean energy for up to 30,000 households, delivering annual carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions savings of 68,200 tons. The 50 units of 1.26-MW Brilliance inverters delivered to the project met the customer’s requirements for both reliability and cost competitiveness. Along with the inverters, GE also supplied transformers, ring main units and recombiners, preassembled on skids and optimized for flawless integration. The Hosoe project has also been financially supported by GE Energy Financial Services, the global energy investor of General Electric. As part of the project, GE is also

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New inverters and a power optimizer will be added to SolarEdge’s commercial PV suite MUNICH, GERMANY (June 14, 2018) – SolarEdge Technologies, Inc. (“SolarEdge”) (NASDAQ: SEDG), a global leader in smart energy, is expanding its commercial solution with the launch of larger-capacity three-phase inverters with synergy technology and a multi-input power optimizer in order to further improve the scalability and performance of its commercial PV systems. SolarEdge is increasing the capacity of its three-phase inverters by 20% to now include 33kW and 40kW, while the range of its three-phase inverters with synergy technology will now reach up to 120kW. The new range of inverters adds a number of innovative features, including the introduction of SolarEdge’s new user interface for simplified installation and commissioning. In addition, its innovative PID Guard mitigates and prevents the build-up of PID and is fully embedded into the inverter. Furthering the scalability of its commercial power optimizers, SolarEdge is launching its M1500 power optimizer that has two inputs and two MPPTs for connection of up to four panels. The new commercial power optimizer allows for up to 35% more power per string, with strings up to 20.5kW. “After introducing our commercial inverters with synergy technology, we are committed to continuing

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SANTA FE SPRINGS, Calif., U.S., June 12, 2018 -- Trojan Battery, Co. LLC today announced it will showcase the company’s comprehensive line of batteries designed specifically for solar applications, with new models at Intersolar Europe.  In addition, Trojan will feature two of its microgrid projects in Africa which are powered by Trojan Solar AGM and Trojan Industrial batteries – Rafiki Power and Bisanti Village.  The Rafiki Power project has been named a finalist for the Intersolar Europe “Smarter E Award.” Visit Trojan at booth B1.460 during Intersolar Europe from June 20 - 22 in Munich. News Highlights: Launch of SAGM 12 105 – New Group 31 Addition Trojan & Rafiki Power Named a Smarter E Award Finalist Trojan Powered Rafiki Power Presentation Scheduled at Intersolar Europe Trojan Introduces Deep-Cycle Battery Line for Solar Applications The 31-group size battery model is the newest addition to Trojan’s Solar AGM line of maintenance-free, true deep cycle absorbent glass mat (AGM) batteries specifically designed for solar and other renewable energy applications.  To be announced on Tues., June 19.  Look for email to come with more details. Trojan’s Rafiki Power Microgrid Named Intersolar “Smarter E Award” Finalist Rafiki Power and Trojan Battery have been named as finalists for the Intersolar Europe

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