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Berlin, 14.09.2017. German EPC Provider KRAFTWERK Renewable Power Solutions has begun construction of the PV-battery diesel hybrid system at the luxurious Tierra Atacama Hotel & Spa, part of the Tierra Hotels collection. Through the expansion of its existing PV plant and the addition of a storage system, the off-grid hotel located in the Atacama Desert will benefit from 60-65% annual diesel savings. Together with smart energy storage solutions provider QINOUS, KRAFTWERK will implement a 335 kWh high-efficient Lithium-Ion battery storage and management solution that guarantees extended hours of operations with 100% solar energy, an uninterrupted power supply and a longer lifetime of the existing diesel generators. Tierra hotels has been a pioneer in the usage of renewable energy since 2013, when it commissioned KRAFTWERK to design and construct its first PV plant – a 23 kWp PV-diesel hybrid system that has since been covering up to half of the hotel’s daytime electricity needs. Since then the hotel has saved a significant amount of diesel and even been named the “Most Sustainable Tourism Company in Chile” by the Federation of Tourism Companies of Chile (FEDETUR). The expansion of the Tierra Atacama Hotel & Spa’s PV plant was selected as a showcase project by the

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- The monocrystalline Q.PEAK DUO Q.ANTUM module series can reach module efficiency close to 20% and produce up to 395Wp - Hanwha Q CELLS earned No.1 market share in South Korea and Turkey while being ranked No.2 in Japan for superior quality - Hanwha Q CELLS shows technological strengths in SPI [Solar Power International], boasting the largest booth in the expo hall [Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, September 11, 2017] Hanwha Q CELLS has attained the highest revenue and total shipments amongst solar panel manufacturers in the U.S.A. in 2016, the company announced at Solar Power International (SPI) in Las Vegas today. Hanwha Q CELLS presents its full portfolio of Q.ANTUM-based solar modules at the show from September 11 to 13, 2017. More than 600 companies showcase at SPI and over 50,000 attendees are expected to visit the exhibition hall, while Hanwha Q CELLS boasts the largest booth at the event. At SPI, Hanwha Q CELLS launches the Q.PEAK DUO series, their brand new high-end-power monocrystalline modules based on Q.ANTUM half-cell technology. The monocrystalline modules reach efficiencies of close to 20% and power outputs of up to 395 Wp, guaranteeing linear performance of up to 85% after 25 years (Industry average: 82~83%). In addition, Hanwha

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New Delhi – September 12, 2017: REC Group, the leading European brand for solar photovoltaic panels, will showcase its product innovations at the India Expo Center in Greater Noida, India’s largest trade show for renewable energy technology and one of the largest industry events in the world. REC Group will bring its highly-visited exhibit from the German Intersolar show to New Delhi: Three new flagship products featuring the award-winning TwinPeak technology, including the world’s most powerful 60 and 72-cell multicrystalline panels. With these newly launched products, REC once again sets new standards for multicrystalline panels and demonstrates its global technology leadership. The following REC panels will be on display at the REI Expo: REC TwinPeak 2 – a 60-cell panel rated up to 295Wp REC TwinPeak 2S 72 – a 72-cell panel rated up to 350Wp REC TwinPeak 2SL – a 60-cell panel rated up to 305Wp All these products are based on REC’s pioneering half-cut cell technology featuring multicrystalline PERC cells, split junction box and five bus bars for higher power output per square meter, increased yields, lower costs and, therefore, shorter payback times for investors of rooftop and ground mounted solar PV installations. Visit REC Group at the REI Expo in Greater

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Spain. September 12, 2017. Ingeteam Power Technology has been awarded the supply contract for the world's largest photovoltaic plant, being built by Sterling and Wilson, one of the leading global solar EPC companies. The Sweihan PV project, which is to be constructed in Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates), is to have an installed power of 1,177.36 MW. Once inaugurated, this will be the largest PV project in the world to be constructed in a single generating power plant. The energy produced is to be purchased by ADWEC (Abu Dhabi Water & Electricity Company), the Emirate's electricity company, a subsidiary of ADWEA (Abu Dhabi Water & Electricity Authority), for subsequent transmission, distribution and trading. The consortium of companies responsible for the development and operation of the Sweihan PV project, awarded the engineering and construction work to the Indian company Sterling & Wilson, which then selected Ingeteam's technology for this project. Therefore, in early 2018, Ingeteam will start to supply its new 1,000 Vdc INGECON® SUN PowerMax B series central inverters, capable of delivering a power output of up to 2,330 kW. These units are known as dual inverters due to the fact that they combine two power blocks with a common AC busbar, facilitating

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Sydney. WIRSOL Energy Pty Ltd heading the Australian strategy and operations within international WIRCON group has started yet another new utility scale solar project in Australia. The company plans to start construction during Q4 2017, delivering an overall DC installed capacity of approx. 110-megawatt peak (MWp). The project, known as Wemen Sun Farm is located in Victoria, relatively close to Mildura. The solar park will occupy an area of around 770 acres and is scheduled to be connected to the grid mid-2018. It will give rise to regional value creation in excess of AU$200 million dollars. ‘By the end of the year we will have 5 solar parks in construction in Queensland and Victoria with a total solar generation capacity of circa 400MWp, all are scheduled to be connected to the grid by mid-2018. We have already secured for WIRSOL additional projects totalling circa 670 MWp, with the aim of reaching our target-providing one gigawatt peak of solar energy by 2020,’ stated Mark Hogan, Managing Director of WIRSOL Energy Pty Ltd. ‘The Australian market plays an exceedingly important role for our international growth strategy. In coming years, we will be making a significant contribution to the expansion of renewables and setting up

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Kolkata/Helsinki, 13 September 2017 – The first photovoltaic installation at an airport in Scandinavia has been installed at Helsinki-Vantaa Airport. The 312 kWp system at the Finnair cargo centre, has been constructed with solar modules from Tier 1 manufacturer Vikram Solar. The system was installed by system integrator Finnwind Oy, one of the most experienced pv- installer companies in Finland & Vikram Solar’s strategic partner in Finland. The PV-system is expected to supply 280,000 kWh of power in average per year. Press photos are available here: https://www.vikramsolar.com/photos/nggallery/press-photos/Finnair Davide Marro, Head-Sales (Europe), Modules, said “The modules used for these types of projects must meet exceptional quality standards. We are pleased that a renowned airline like Finnair turned to our partner Finnwind Oy and chose Vikram Solar modules.” On top of being especially efficient and durable, PV installations at airports need to comply with the safety requirements of aviation. The glass used in the Vikram Solar modules in Helsinki is equipped with an anti-reflection coating (ARC glass), which absorbs more than 94% of incident light, thereby reducing the risk of glare for air traffic at and around the airport. Improving the energy efficiency of its facilities is a part of Finnair’s sustainability strategy. Sustainable development was a key consideration

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HANAU, Germany- September 11, 2017- Heraeus Photovoltaics, the worldwide leading supplier of metallization solutions to the PV industry, announced today a joint development partnership with Ulbrich of Austria, a global leader in the production of PV ribbon products for traditional solder and conductive adhesive technologies. Under this cooperation agreement, the two companies will focus on developing innovative products for assembly and packaging technology in the solar module industry. The global collaboration capitalizes on the market leadership and proven technological track record of both companies to bring new innovation and performance to solar cell interconnection technology. The partnership combines the expertise of Heraeus as the market leader of silver paste for the solar cell industry and Ulbrich’s innovations in PV ribbon technologies to increase the electrical output and performance of solar modules. With its extensive background in materials science, Heraeus will use its partnership with Ulbrich to expand its renewable energy footprint by establishing a new product line developing materials for the production of PV modules. According to Dr. Andre Kobelt, the Chief Commercial & Technology Officer for Heraeus, “The announcement of this cooperation with Ulbrich is an important step which could significantly lower the cost per watt for pv module industry. We

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World Premiere: Hanwha Q CELLS to Introduce High-End Q.ANTUM Solar Module Series Q.PEAK DUO with Half-Cell Technology at SPI 2017 - At booth No. 3937, Hanwha Q CELLS will present its full portfolio of Q.ANTUM-based solar modules and newly-developed storage application - The monocrystalline Q.PEAK DUO Q.ANTUM module series can reach module efficiencies close to 20% and produce up to 395 Wp - Q.PEAK DUO comes in variations with 120 and 144 half-cells and will feature an all-black version for impressive aesthetics on private homes [Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, September 6, 2017] Hanwha Q CELLS, the world´s largest producer of 100% in-house solar cells and modules, today announced it will unveil the completely new module series Q.PEAK DUO at Solar Power International (SPI) in Las Vegas between September 11 and 13, 2017. The Q.PEAK DUO module series combines half-cell technology, six-bus-bars and the company´s proprietary Q.ANTUM cell technology. Thus, the monocrystalline modules reach efficiencies of close to 20% and power outputs of up to 330 Wp from 120 half-cells and up to 395 Wp from 144 half-cells. At SPI, Hanwha Q CELLS will showcase the new series at booth No. 3937 in the Mandalay Bay Convention Center together with its entire portfolio of solar modules and its newly-developed PV plus energy storage solution. Alongside Q.PEAK DUO, the booth highlights

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The Spanish company NCLAVE (the merger of Grupo Clavijo and MFV Solar, and specialists in the design, manufacturing, installation and maintenance of solar structures and trackers), will once again be present at Solar Power International (SPI), one of the most important events of the solar energy sector which is being held in Las Vegas (NV, USA) from 10 to 13 September. Continuing its innovative strategy and always looking to unite the most advanced technology with a quality, global service, the company will present several new developments of interest to the sector, such as a new fixation system for framed modules, designed and patented by their I+D+I department, which significantly reduces assembly times by up to 80%. By participating in SPI 2017, Nclave seeks to strengthen its presence in the USA, having already carried out various projects and with 2 offices operating in Miami and San Francisco. On another note, the company continues its expansion by increasing its international structure with an office in Australia in addition to those in Chile, El Salvador, Brazil, Argentina, Japan and France, together with its headquarters in Madrid (Spain) and its production centre in Viana (Navarra, Spain). This international presence has enabled NCLAVE to take the

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SHANGHAI, China- September 4, 2017- Heraeus Photovoltaics, the worldwide leading supplier of metallization solutions to the PV industry, announced today that it has signed a comprehensive strategic partnership agreement with JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. (JinkoSolar), a global leader in the solar industry, to jointly develop new-generation Super PV Cells with higher efficiency and lower costs. Additionally, the agreement will include exploring energy markets along the Belt and Road regions in China. Mr. Chen Kangping, CEO of JinkoSolar pointed out, “As one of our key partners, Heraeus Photovoltaics has provided great support to JinkoSolar’s growth over the past three years, and helped us to rank No. 1 with a global PV modules shipment of 6.7GW in 2016. With our shared envision and firm commitment to renewable energies, we are excited to sign this landmark agreement with Heraeus Photovoltaics, and convinced that our cooperation will lead to more fruitful results.” The agreement is in alignment with the Heraeus vision to provide innovation and support across the PV production value chain. Andreas Liebheit, President of Heraeus Photovoltaics, said, “This is the third time our companies have signed a strategic partnership, and it sets a new benchmark of successful cooperation between upstream and downstream companies for

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