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Compliance in ballast water treatment depends on crew knowledge as well as the ballast water treatment system itself. To help customers secure the needed competence, Alfa Laval is expanding its Alfa Laval PureBallast 3 training programme with crew training in Houston, Manila and Mumbai. Alfa Laval will begin PureBallast 3 crew training courses in Houston, Manila and Mumbai during the first and second quarters of 2019. The strategically located sites complement Alfa Laval’s state-of-the-art facility in Stockholm, forming a network of training locations to serve the needs of customers worldwide. “Training is integral to success in ballast water treatment,” says Anders Lindmark, Head of Alfa Laval PureBallast. ” Marine authorities have made clear that a lack of crew knowledge is not a valid reason for non-compliance. So besides providing crew training on board and online, Alfa Laval is making convenient courses available where our customers do business.” No matter which of the three sites they choose, customers can expect well-equipped facilities that are modern and purpose-designed. Likewise, they will encounter knowledgeable and experienced instructors, ready to share insights and best practices developed over years of hands-on work with ballast water treatment. Lindmark points out that training is more than a matter of system

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Solar technology provider Solar-Energie Andresen GmbH (sea) installed two rooftop solar PV plants at Waagen-Wulff GmbH in Flensburg. Each plant is equipped with a Solar-Log™ PM Box 2000 to guarantee compliance with the feed-in limits specified by the regional energy supplier. Depending on requirements, the two-stage system, consisting of the Solar-Log 2000 PM+ and a PAV,E guardian, regulates the power input of one of the two plants. This ensures that the electricity being fed in to the grid does not exceed the maximum amount allowed by the energy supplier. The system is being used in this form for the first time in Germany. Geislingen-Binsdorf, February 6, 2019: Since 2010 the company Waagen Wulff GmbH has been producing electricity with an east-west oriented 137 kWp PV plant. 100% of the electricity produced is fed in to the grid. The managing directors Mathias Wulff and Thomas Wulff attach great importance to sustainability. In 2018, an additional 81 kWp PV plant was installed. It guarantees the supply of clean PV electricity to the building (consumption of self-produced power). Outside business hours, the surplus electricity from the new PV plant is also fed into the grid. The difficulty is that due to the company's own

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5 February 2019 – Gold Fields’ Granny Smith gold mine is set to install one of the world’s largest renewable energy microgrids powered by more than 20,000 solar panels and backed up by a 2MW /1MWh battery system. The mining company has contracted mobile and modular power company Aggreko to design, build and operate the 8MW solar power generation system along with the battery system at Granny Smith, which is located east of Laverton in Western Australia’s Goldfields region. Gold Fields Executive Vice President Australasia, Stuart Mathews, said the renewable energy microgrid is part of Gold Fields’ vision of leadership in sustainable gold mining. “We are thrilled to reach an agreement with Aggreko for the design, installation and operation of this innovative source of renewable energy which will generate nearly enough power to run the mine’s processing operations,” Mathews said. “We expect the renewable power microgrid will be up and running at Granny Smith by Q4 2019 and it will be a welcome addition to our suite of on-site energy solutions across other operations which will enable us to reduce our carbon footprint,” he said. Construction of the renewable energy system is planned to commence in May and, when completed, will be one of the

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Kazakhstan. 100 MWp were installed in the latest project built by the company Goldbeck Solar, which was connected to the network on December 20, 2018. The largest photovoltaic plant in Central Asia was built in 160 hectares in the Karaganda region of Kazakhstan, right on the Silk Road. The solar energy expert Company established a new speed record with the construction of this project. It took just under 12 months for the complete planning and permission process and only 6 months for the finalization of the construction, including the electrical substation. "This result is a team effort " said Joachim Goldbeck president of the company. The support provided by the authorities, the ministries and the German embassy was particularly active and exemplary. The collaboration between the team members and all participating companies worked brilliantly. "The performance of more than 140,000 MWh a year represents a major step for the region towards clean energy generation and independence," says the solar entrepreneur. For this project the company selected carefully high quality components to ensure a stable energy performance for more than 30 years. Improving the infrastructure in the ex Soviet Union State USSR is the basis for economic recovery and social prosperity.  Approximately $105

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Americas Region Will Look to New Leadership for Continued Success ROCKLIN, Calif., January 31, 2019—SMA America has promoted Charles Ellis to the role of Vice President of Sales for the Americas, overseeing operations in North, Central and South America. In this role, Ellis will be responsible for sales, marketing, application engineering and operations. “Charles Ellis has the experience, dedication and vision to lead the Americas as the company enters its next chapter,” said John Susa, Executive Vice President for Global Sales and Service at SMA. “I have complete confidence in his abilities to help the subsidiaries grow stronger and operate more effectively, and to guide teams in adapting and excelling as the solar energy markets continue to evolve in the Americas region.” Ellis has held numerous sales roles throughout his more than 20-year career. He joined SMA America in 2016 as Director of Distribution and was promoted in 2017 to Vice President of Distributed Sales, leading both channel sales and regional teams. SMA America has also announced the hiring of Arturo Blake as Regional Sales Manager for Mexico, where he will oversee product and service sales for the entire country. This move reiterates SMA America’s commitment to investing in Latin America’s burgeoning solar market,

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ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico (January 31, 2018)  – Manufacturing the world’s gold standard in reliable solar tracking, Array Technologies has stood the test of time. Array’s 30th anniversary in 2019 marks three decades of industry leadership. “When I started in the solar industry over 30 years ago, I dreamed about the growth and development that this industry would go through,” said founder and chief innovation officer Ron Corio. “More than anything, I’m proud that Array has been able to help foster that growth, and continues to move the world in a more sustainable direction through continued technology-based innovation.” Over its 30 years, Array has established itself as a pioneer not only in the solar tracker industry but in the solar industry as a whole. Array has been a critical partner in the marked growth of single axis tracking applications which are now utilized in upwards of 80% of all utility-scale installations. Early installations from Array helped the PV industry achieve significant cost efficiencies and increased energy output. Array’s pioneering nature continues with the expansion of its presence in emerging solar regions such as Australia and Latin America. “Solar power is inherently international,” said CEO Jim Fusaro, “besides expanding our business we aim to provide reliable solar

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− Award marks sixth year in a row that Q CELLS has been recognized as a top PV brand in Europe, and fourth year in a row in Australia − Seal is awarded based on the recommendations of participating installers, and reasserts the Company’s exceptional product quality, service, and reputation − Hanwha Q CELLS Co., Ltd. CEO Mr. Hee Cheul (Charles) Kim said: “It is encouraging to once again receive this distinguished accolade, especially at a time when European and Australian solar installers are demanding even greater quality and service. We are pleased to be able to consistently meet and surpass their expectations.” [Berlin, Germany, January 31, 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 been awarded the “Top Brand PV” seal by internationally recognized research institute EuPD Research. The award marks the sixth year in a row that Q CELLS has been recognized as one of the leading solar brands in Europe, and the fourth year in a row in Australia. EuPD Research awards the Top Brand PV seals based on its Global PV InstallerMonitor survey, which

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Berlin, 30.01.2019. Solar monitoring software provider Solytic will take over and operate Suntrol Portal by bankrupt solar panel producer Solarworld from March 8th 2019 onwards. For its 27,500 globally registered users, the portal will still be available free of charge. This way Solytic can ensure the continuous service of Suntrol as a first step. But the Berlin solar monitoring provider, whose financial investor is the energy provider Vattenfall, also plans to further develop their new asset in the future. Suntrol monitors current solar performance and production After the second bankruptcy of Solarworld, Suntrol was already running on Solytic’s servers since 2017 to secure all data. Currently, the portal monitors all important performance and production data of over 23,000 solar installations with a total capacity of almost 330 MWp. Beside the usual information about the production history, users see how much CO2 they saved and informs them about their consumption. Solarworld appreciates customer friendly solution for Suntrol Solytic already started a project with Solarworld in 2017. The target was to modernize the portal and develop new features for its users. The bankruptcy of Solarworld stopped this project. After the takeover Solytic will continue to fulfil the initial plan. “We are very happy that Solytic will realize

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The construction will amount to € 30 million ·         The new plant will start commissioning at the end of 2019 and will be able to generate enough clean energy to supply 26,000 households. Merida (Badajoz), January 23th, 2019. Antonio Rodríguez Osuna, Mayor of Merida, and Luis Cid, OPDEnergy’s CEO, have presented this morning the details surrounding the plant denominated “La Fernandina”, whose construction shall start in the next few weeks in the municipality of Merida. The plant will occupy an area of 100 hectares nearby the motorway of Alange and achieve a total power capacity of 50 MWp. The construction of La Fernandina will last for 9 months and require a total investment of € 30 million. When in operation and connected to the grid at the end of 2019, La Fernandina will produce enough renewable energy to supply the equivalent of 26,000 households with electricity. According to parameters estimated and released by the Spanish Office for Climate Change (Oficina Española de Cambio Climático - OECC), such production will contribute to avoid the annual emission of 40,000 tons of CO2 into the atmosphere. During the press conference from the city hall of Merida, the Mayor Antonio Rodríguez Osuna thanked the company for having chosen Mérida

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Munich, January 23, 2019 – Intersolar Europe has started 2019 with a bang: 95 percent of the 63,000 square meter exhibition space has already been booked – and there are still four months to go! The current booking status reflects the development of the photovoltaics (PV) industry. In June 2018, the total worldwide capacity of solar and wind energy installations reached the one terawatt mark (1,000 gigawatts) – a milestone for the new energy world. From May 15–17, 2019, visitors to the Intersolar Europe exhibition in Munich can explore the newest trends and technologies in the solar industry. For the second time, the exhibition will take place alongside three parallel events as part of The smarter E Europe – the innovation hub for empowering new energy solutions. Renewable energies are contributing more and more to the clean provision of energy. In fact, according to a recent Deloitte study, PV and wind energy have now evolved from established to preferred energy sources. Renewable energies today already play an integral role in the power supply in many countries. There are a lot of reasons why: As storage becomes cheaper and easier to integrate, more and more consumers are producing the energy they use themselves. “Our most

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