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- 36,360 Q CELLS solar modules produce sustainable electricity for around 2,500 households in the Körbelitz region - Q.PLUS solar modules with Q.ANTUM technology boast higher yields and lower electricity production costs [Thalheim / Ellzee, Germany, October 26 2017] – Hanwha Q CELLS GmbH, German subsidiary of the world’s largest producer of 100% inhouse solar cells and modules, Hanwha Q CELLS Co., Ltd. (NASDAQ: HQCL), and actensys GmbH commissioned the 10 MW Körbelitz Solar Park II in the Jerichower Land district of Saxony-Anhalt in spring 2017. actensys GmbH developed, planned and built the photovoltaic power plant in three weeks of construction. Hanwha Q CELLS supplied around 36,360 Q.PLUS BFR-G4.1 photovoltaics modules with Q.ANTUM technology. A total of 24 SolarMax TS-SV 360 central inverters feed solar power into the medium voltage grid. The plant will produce around 11,000 MWh of clean energy a year, saving almost 6,000 tonnes of CO2. Roman Jehle, Projects Manager at actensys GmbH said: “actensys GmbH is an experienced solar developer with around 3,000 planned and installed solar projects and a total output of 200 MW under their belt. The Solar Park Körbelitz II is another successful example of how photovoltaic plants pay off in Germany. Professional planning, seamless and

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TRENDS THAT SHAPE INDIA’S ENERGY FUTURE - SPECIAL ACTIVITIES AND EXHI- BITIONS AT INTERSOLAR INDIA MUMBAI/PFORZHEIM/FREIBURG, October 25, 2017 – Solar is set to remain in the limelight in 2017 as the entire industry returns strong growth. India is expected to increase installed solar capacity to more than 17 GW by the end of 2017. Intersolar India displays all current trends from December 5-7 from around 260 exhibitors to more than 12,000 international solar and energy storage experts. According to Mercom Capital Group about 10 GW of solar will be installed in calendar year 2017 in India and roughly 8 GW more will be installed in 2018. The solar project pipeline in India is now approximately 13 GW. Currently, about 6 GW of tendered projects are awaiting auction. With continued large scale integration of solar power into the grid, the manageable threshold is fast approaching and the time for introducing grid scale energy storage system has arrived. Battery energy storage systems turns out to be the most preferred among the storage systems. India’s ambitious strategy to accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles requires a concerted and coor- dinated effort that brings together the best of the private and public sectors in transport, infrastructure and

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Market uncertainty in USA (201 trade case) and delays in project approvals lead to revenue shift Revenue forecast reduced as a consequence; between EUR 90 million and EUR 110 million now expected for 2017 Operating result (EBIT) for 2017 forecast in a range between EUR -10 million and EUR -8 million Sulzemoos, October 24th, 2017 / Phoenix Solar AG (ISIN DE000A0BVU93), a leading international photovoltaic system integrator listed on the official market (Prime Standard) of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, announces a further revision to its revenue and results forecast for the 2017 financial year. Phoenix Solar AG will generate consolidated revenues in a range between EUR 90 million and EUR 110 million in the 2017 financial year. On this base, the company will now achieve a consolidated operating result before interest and taxes (EBIT) of between EUR -10 million and EUR -8 million. In the forecast revised on August 9, 2017, the company still assumed consolidated revenues between EUR 140 million and EUR 160 million and EBIT between EUR -2.0 million and EUR 1.0 million. The company originally expected revenues to range between EUR 160 million and EUR 190 million (2016: EUR 139.2 million) and EBIT between EUR 1 million and EUR 3

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Inauguration of PV power plant with battery storage at Tierra Atacama Hotel & Spa in Chile Two innovative German companies have inaugurated a solar power and battery system at Tierra Hotels’ luxury Tierra Atacama Hotel & Spa in Chile. The green power plant was developed and delivered by system provider Kraftwerk, with the innovative battery solution from Qinous allowing the exclusive off-grid desert resort to completely switch off its diesel generators during the day, and even part of the night. The resort is located in the breathtaking landscape of the Chilean Atacama Desert far from the national electricity networks. It had previously relied on diesel generators for its power supply. In 2013, the photovoltaic (PV) project developer and turnkey installer Kraftwerk designed and installed a PV power plant at the site. Since then the PV system has been operating successfully in concert with the diesel generators, covering up to half of the hotel’s daytime electricity needs and leading to around 15% annual diesel savings. Shortly after the installation of the PV system, Tierra Hotels was named the “Most Sustainable Tourism Company in Chile” for its use of solar energy and organic architecture. “One of our core values in Tierra Hotels is the protection of

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Würzburg (Germany), October 24, 2017 – The newly installed photovoltaic (PV) capacity worldwide will exceed 95 gigawatts (GW) in 2017, according to the latest forecast of Bernreuter Research. "Supply of the feedstock polysilicon would even allow PV installations to reach 100 GW if inventories were strongly reduced," says Johannes Bernreuter, head of the market research firm and author of the Polysilicon Market Outlook 2020. Bernreuter Research expects a global polysilicon output of 460,000 to 465,000 metric tons (MT), including 30,000 MT of electronic-grade material for the semiconductor industry, in 2017. "As sawing solar wafers with diamond wire instead of using slurry is reducing the specific silicon consumption more and more, polysilicon supply will be sufficient to produce 100 GW of crystalline solar cells without overly depleting inventories," says Bernreuter. The analyst predicts that the polysilicon spot price will fall from around 16.60 US$/kg currently to a range of 14 to 15 US$/kg by the end of the year when capacities presently under maintenance have returned to operation. Should China, however, impose higher duties on polysilicon imports from South Korea in November, the spot price would be driven up again. Taking into account production and shipment time lags as well as inventories in the value chain,

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Meyer Burger’s high performance Heterojunction (HJT) solar cell coating technology has been selected for the installation of a manufacturing line to produce bifacial Heterojuction solar cells in Catania, Italy. The contract volume is around CHF 45 million. Meyer Burger Technology Ltd (SIX Swiss Exchange: MBTN) today announced the successful conclusion of a strategically important contract with an Italian solar module manufacturer for two heterojuction solar cell lines enabling a total production capacity of up to 200 MW. The order comprises installation, on-site training and service of the industry-leading HELiA platform for the production of high efficiency Heterojunction (HJT) solar cells as well as full interlink automation of the manufacturing facility and amounts to around CHF 45 million. Delivery will start by mid-2018 and full production is expected to begin in 2019. Increased production capacity for bifacial HJT solar modules The customer currently produces thin film modules and has already delivered over 500 MW of installed PV capacity. Meyer Burger’s industrialised HELiA platform for the production of bifacial HJT solar cells has been selected as the technology of choice to replace the existing cell technology in order to produce bifacial HJT solar cells. Meyer Burger is also entering into a joint development partnership with the

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Recent paste milestone cements company’s market leadership in region. TAIPEI CITY, TAIWAN- October 19, 2017- Heraeus Photovoltaics, the worldwide leading supplier of metallization solutions to the PV industry recently achieved a milestone by shipping its one-hundredth ton of locally produced silver paste in Taiwan this year. The company is now recognized as the leading provider of silver paste for the Taiwan photovoltaics market. Photovoltaic cells made with 100 tons of silver paste can power around 20% of Taipei’s annual electricity demand. Heraeus Photovoltaics established operations in Taiwan in 2015 to produce silver paste for the fast-growing solar energy industry. Over that time, it has become the market leader in Taiwan, providing silver paste and ancillary solutions to cell manufacturers in the region. Today, Heraeus has a broad, integrated photovoltaics footprint in Taiwan, encompassing manufacturing, sales and the company’s Applications Engineering Center and Research & Development facility. Andreas Liebheit, the President of Heraeus Photovoltaics, believes the company’s growth and success in Taiwan is directly related to strategic investments made in Taiwan during the past few years. Mr. Liebheit points to the Applications Engineering Center and R&D facility as two critical collaboration platforms to deliver high-performance silver paste faster to its Taiwan customers. “Speed and

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New paste provides greater adhesion and improves conversion efficiency of DWC cells. TAIPEI CITY, TAIWAN- October 18, 2017- Heraeus Photovoltaics, the worldwide leading supplier of metallization solutions to the PV industry, announced the introduction of a new paste specifically designed for Diamond-Wire-Cut (DWC) multicrystaline solar cells at the PV Taiwan International Photovoltaic Exhibition. The SOL9651D series front-side silver paste was developed by Heraeus in response to the growing industry adoption of DWC multicrystaline solar cells with a specially textured surface. Industry analysts expect DWC cells to have 80% market share by the end of 2018. Weiming Zhang, Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Heraeus Photovoltaics, noted that the development and production of the SOL9651D paste was accelerated to meet the cell’s technical requirements and deliver superior performance. He said, “When products like DWC quickly emerge to become the de-facto industry choice for cell manufacturers, it is critical that the right paste be ready and capable to deliver. Heraeus SOL9651D ensures manufacturers can avoid speed bumps on their innovation roadmap.” The launch of the SOL9651D paste series marks another milestone by Heraeus to help solar cell companies improve cell efficiency, address costs and stay ahead of rapid technology developments. For companies that

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GTM Research (the market analysis and advisory arm of Greentech Media) and SOLICHAMBA (a consulting firm specialized in solar PV O&M and asset management) conducted their annual global market analysis of PV monitoring. The "Global PV Monitoring 2017-2022" report confirmed Solar-Log™ as the global market leader for residential and commercial-size PV plants (under 1 MWp), in the independent software vendor (ISV) category. In the overall global ranking, Solar-Log™ continued its impressive run over the years by achieving third place. Geislingen-Binsdorf, Germany, 17 October 2017 – GTM Research (Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.) and SOLICHAMBA (San Francisco, California, U.S.) release the numbers for the global PV monitoring software market every year in their research report. More than 60 companies active in the residential, commercial, industrial and utility-scale segments were analyzed. In the report, 80 % of the top 15 international companies provide inverter-independent systems. With its Solar-Log™ monitoring system, Solare Datensysteme GmbH achieved second place in this highly competitive market of inverter-independent monitoring. The company’s global leadership in the commercial plant segment with an installed power output up to 1 MWP clearly reflects that the strategy to operate as a neutral inverter-independent monitoring and management system is paying off. Here, the GTM report finds the

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Turbine delivery for 18.4 MW-project planned for summer 2018 Montreal/Hamburg: Senvion, a leading global manufacturer of wind turbines, announces the signature of a turbine supply contract for an 18.45 megawatt (MW) project with wpd in the Canadian province of Ontario. The company will deliver nine Senvion MM92 type wind turbines especially designed for cold climates to White Pines windfarm in Prince Edward County. Each of them has a rated power output of 2.05 MW. The project will provide clean, renewable electricity to about 3,000 homes. Senvion and wpd also concluded a service and maintenance agreement (ISP) for 15 years. Lance Marram, CEO at Senvion North America, says: "We are pleased to sign this contract for the White Pines project, another project with wpd in Ontario that will see a quick turnaround." Dr. Hartmut Brösamle, CEO wpd, comments: "We are pleased that the fifth wpd wind farm in Ontario is now under construction and thus wpd is expanding its position in Canada." The wind farm will make an important contribution to local value creation by creating jobs and revenues to the county. Turbine delivery is planned for summer 2018.   About Senvion: Senvion is a leading global manufacturer of onshore and offshore wind turbines. The company develops,

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