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• Dr Remo Lütolf, Chairman of the Board of Ruag Holding Ltd and previously Country Managing Director of ABB Switzerland Ltd, nominated for election to the Board of Directors and as new Chairman of the Board at the Ordinary Shareholders Meeting 2019 • Andreas R. Herzog, Chief Financial Officer of Bühler Group also nominated for election as member of the Board of Directors at the Ordinary Shareholders Meeting 2019 • Dr Alexander Vogel, Wanda Eriksen-Grundbacher and Michael R. Splinter will not stand for re-election at the Ordinary Shareholders Meeting 2019 Meyer Burger Technology Ltd (SIX Swiss Exchange: MBTN) announced today that it will propose Dr Remo Lütolf as non-executive, independent Chairman of the Board of Directors and Andreas R. Herzog as non-executive, independent member of the Board of Directors for election at the Ordinary Shareholders Meeting 2019. Their nomination is part of the Company’s long-term succession plan and Board renewal process that had started in 2017. Dr Alexander Vogel, Wanda Eriksen-Grundbacher and Michael R. Splinter will not stand for re-election at the Shareholders Meeting 2019. Until the end of their term of office, they will continue all duties as Chairman and Board members, respectively. Dr Alexander Vogel, Chairman of the Board of Directors, said:

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New Delhi, January 22, 2019: Vikram Solar, one of India’s leading module manufacturer and a prominent EPC solutions & rooftop solar provider received the “CII Award for Customer Obsession -2018’  for active customer engagement in the Manufacturing sector among large business organizations on Tuesday. The prestigious ceremony was held at Indian Habitat Centre, New Delhi. The winner selection process involved in-depth analysis of company’s profile, vision, mission, values statements, products and services, markets presence, clientele, strategic and operational qualities. Vikram Solar was bestowed this award by CII for showcasing efficient, progressive, and adaptable strategic and perational qualities in offering services and customer engagement. This is the second time Vikram Solar has won this award, testifying the company’s consistency in upholding customer centicity values in business model. Mr. Ivan Saha, BU Head- Solar Manufacturing and CTO, Vikram Solar shared on this occasion, “We are honoured and proud to have won this coveted award for the second time. It re-iterates our promise of best service and solution to our clients. We firmly believe in customer centricity in business, and this recognition by CII has inspired us to continue our journey forward. Customer focus has always been a priority for us and will always be in

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New study shows trends in module quality from more than 250 factory audits Berlin, 22.01.19 - A new study from the Photovoltaic Institute Berlin (PI Berlin) for the first time provides a window into module quality over the past six years. Since 2012, PI Berlin has conducted over 250 factory audits on more than 120 module manufacturers worldwide. The results show that module quality has improved and scale has played an important role, but quality still remains variable among both large and small manufacturers, as well as within manufacturers themselves. You can download the whitepaper and press photos here: http://www.pi-berlin.com/en/wp-factory-audit.html The aim of factory audits conducted PI Berlin has been to provide downstream companies with an independent, benchmarked understanding of PV module quality specific to individual manufacturers and factory locations. PI Berlin audits comprehensively evaluate the typical production flow from incoming raw materials, through the entire module assembly process to packaging and shipping of the final product. The result is a risk-based quality rating based on the state of production at a specific factory at a particular time. These audits enable PV developers, owners and investors to have a much better understanding of the potential risks involved in the modules being vetted,

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Planned capacity of around 50 megawatts Total investment volume around €40 million Start of construction and commissioning planned for 2019 innogy benefits from BELECTRIC’s experience in constructing and operating utility-scale solar power plants innogy SE is making good progress in building up its value accretive solar business. Having recently started construction on a major large-scale solar farm in Australia, the company has now taken the final investment decision (FID) for a solar farm in Spain. The ‘Alarcos’ project is set to have a capacity of about 50 megawatts and will be operated without state subsidies. Both the beginning of construction and full commissioning of the photovoltaic plant are planned this year. “We are showing by means of the Alarcos project that new renewable energy sources are possible without the aid of subsidies. We are relying on long-term power purchase agreement contracts for this project. This is not only possible in sunny Spain, but also in many other markets solar energy is competitive. Decreasing prices for the equipment will continue to spur on this development. Hans Bünting, Chief Operating Officer Renewables of innogy SE

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·         Photon Energy will install solar power at 30 of the retailer’s stores and a distribution centre in NSW and Queensland, Australia ·         Photon Energy Engineering Australia will design, install and commission the projects as well as provide comprehensive monitoring and O&M services ·         The rooftop solution is expected to annually produce more than 6.3 GWh of electricity Amsterdam – 22 January 2019 – Photon Energy Group (WSE: PEN, the 'Group') announces that its subsidiary Photon Energy Engineering Australia  will roll out 4.6 MWp solar projects across 30 stores and a distribution centre of the supermarket chain ALDI in New South Wales and Queensland. “Photon Energy is very proud to be cooperating with ALDI to transform its stores into solar power generators capable of providing a large proportion of their daytime electricity consumption,” said Photon Energy’s Managing Director, Mr Michael Gartner. Combined, the 31 installations are designed to generate more than 6.3 GWh of clean energy every year. “Photon Energy will also provide state-of-the-art monitoring as well as operation and maintenance services to ensure the systems are highly reliable with the maximum positive impact for ALDI,” added Mr Gartner. ABOUT PHOTON ENERGY Photon Energy N.V. is a global solar power solutions and services company covering the entire lifecycle

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− Carbon footprint of 300 kg-eq/C0²/kWc achieved for Q.PEAK and Q.PEAK DUO module series − France’s ambitious solar goals driven by the CRE bidding market, which promotes the use of modules with a low carbon footprint − Hanwha Q CELLS’ Head of EU Sales, Maengyoon Kim said: “We are encouraged that the efforts of the French government to lower its carbon footprint align perfectly with our own as a company.” [Berlin, Germany, January 21, 2019] Hanwha Q CELLS GmbH ("Hanwha 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. (NASDAQ: HQCL), has received a carbon footprint (CFP) certification of 300 kg-eq/CO²/kWc in France for its high-efficiency Q.PEAK  and Q.PEAK DUO module series. The current certifications mean that Hanwha Q CELLS’s high-efficiency Q.PEAK and Q.PEAK DUO modules continue to meet the stringent low-carbon demands of the French government. Low-carbon tenders present major opportunity for France With the latest issue of the PPE (Multi-Annual Energy Program), France’s solar power sector has been set ambitious annual growth targets of up to 44.5 GWp by 2028. Currently, solar capacity in France is just under 9 GW. In achieving another low carbon footprint

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New Delhi, 21st January, 2019:  Vikram Solar, one of India’s leading module manufacturer and a prominent EPC solutions & rooftop solar provider, commissioned two 10 MW solar projects for West Bengal State Electricity Distribution Company (WBSEDCL). The plants are located at Patni, near Kharagpur and at Lalgarh, near Midnapore, West Bengal. The Solar PV Power Plant at Patni deployed Vikram Solar’s high efficiency Eldora 4BB series 60 cell modules, while Solar PV Power Plant at Lalgarh was consisted of Eldora 5BB series 60 cell modules, ranging from 265 Wp to 270 Wp. Both plants are expected to generate 1.55 MU/MW energy annually. Mr. Kuldeep Kumar Jain, COO- EPC, Vikram Solar, shared on the occasion, “We are happy to commission 2 prestigious Solar EPC Projects for West Bengal State Electricity Distribution Company (WBSEDCL). Having extensive experience in installing solar plants at various topographies, we were able to offer good results to WBSEDCL. The successful commissioning of these projects reaffirms our superior performance and quality standards in the execution of solar power development. We congratulate WBSEDCL for their success in taking another step towards green energy transition and we hope to be with them along the way in future endeavours as well.” Vikram Solar

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·        The Group’s 11.5 MWp proprietary PV power plant portfolio in Hungary consists of 17 individual KÁT-licensed power plants in three different locations ·        Photon Energy has signed the long-term non-recourse project financing agreement with K&H Bank which will provide 3.33 billion HUF (10.4 million EUR)  for a period of 15 years Amsterdam – 17 January 2019 – Photon Energy (WSE: PEN, the 'Group') announced today that it has closed a long-term non-recourse project financing agreement for its 11.5 MWp proprietary PV power plant portfolio in Hungary. The portfolio is comprised of 17 individual KÁT-licensed PV power plants in three different locations. The 0.5 MWp project in Fertőd was grid-connected in March 2018, eight projects in Tiszakécske with a combined capacity of 5.5 MWp in December 2018, and additional eight projects in Almásfüzitő with a total capacity of 5.5 MWp are expected to be connected by the end of January 2019. Financing amounting to 3.33 billion HUF (10.4 million EUR) is being provided by K&H Bank, the Hungarian subsidiary of Belgian KBC Group N.V. and one of Hungary’s largest banking and financial services firms as well as a leading local player in project finance, for a period of 15 years. “We have built and

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Local engineering consultancy Energy3 delivers ZX Lidars to wind farm developer for wind resource campaigns 17 January 2019: Lidars are supporting Melbourne-based Tilt Renewables in pursuit of new development sites specifically in complex terrain “We tilt towards Lidar for our monitoring fleet due to the ability to measure wind resource accurately in complex terrain conditions.” – Tilt Renewables Tilt Renewables, a leading developer, owner and manager of renewable energy generation assets in Australia and New Zealand, has confirmed the use of wind Lidar technology from ZX Lidars to remotely measure wind conditions above ground without the need for a traditional met mast.  Initial deployment has been to a remote site in complex terrain primarily for the purpose of confirming the quality of the wind resource. With more than 1.6GW of approved wind projects in Australia and New Zealand Tilt Renewables required a flexible solution to wind resource assessment that could also be used to bolster existing anemometry and with an eye on operational sites emerging. New Zealand-based wind engineering consultancy Energy3 provided expert advice and support on how to achieve this. “A key advantage of Lidar is that it can be easily mobilized and rotated to a number of sites within the Tilt Renewables’ portfolio

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Freiburg/Abu Dhabi (January 16, 2019) Prof. Eicke R. Weber, former director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE and Vice President of the International Solar Energy Society (ISES) has been awarded the SOLAR FUTURE.TODAY Visionary Influencer Award 2019 in the category Yearly Lifetime Achievement Award. The award was presented to Prof. Weber during the 3rd Black-Tie Gala Abu Dhabi on the occasion of the 3rd SOLAR FUTURE.TODAY World Annual Forum in Abu Dhabi last night, on January 15, 2019. Eicke R. Weber has been active in solar energy research for many years. Having received his qualification as professor of physics in 1983 from the University of Cologne, he taught at the University of California, Berkeley, for twenty years. In the field of material science, Weber made a name for himself worldwide with his work on defects in silicon and III-V semiconductors such as gallium arsenide and gallium nitride. He was especially interested in how metallurgical silicon with a certain amount of impurities could be used to produce high efficiency solar cells. In 2006 he returned to Germany to assume the position of Institute Director of Fraunhofer ISE, until his retirement in 2016. During his time as director of Fraunhofer

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