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New orders for SILEX II systems from China and USA Over 30 machines sold since market introduction Production capacity of 6,400 wafers per hour possible Ozone-based process yields significant cost savings Leading market position in field of high-performance solar cells First projects for vacuum coating systems in preparation Kahl am Main, 10. October 2017 – In the past few days SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES AG (SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES) has received new orders for a total of four SILEX II processing systems from China and USA, for use in the manufacturing of high-performance solar cells. The SILEX II has thus secured SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES a leading market position in the production of high-performance solar cells. Negotiations are moreover in progress on further customer projects to supply production systems with vacuum coating technology as complementary facilities to SILEX II. SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES also strives to be a one-stop shop for the key production stages involved in the manufacture of crystalline high-performance solar cells. Dr.- Ing. Stefan Rinck, CEO of SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES AG, commented: “We have now already sold over 30 SILEX II and supplied the systems to customers in the USA, China and Europe. In our SILEX II, we offer the solar market a machine with high modularity, enabling

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Leading technology provider ABB has partnered with Spanish independent power producer ACCIONA to supply an all-in-one inverter solution for the 246 MWp El Romero Solar Plant in the Chilean desert. The solar plant is situated in the harsh environment of the Atacama Desert in Chile, 645 km north of the country’s capital Santiago. One of the driest places in the world, the Atacama spans 1,000kmand experiences extreme temperatures from 40 °C in the day to -5 °C and below at night. Leading Spanish independent power producer ACCIONA, selected ABB to deliver an all-in-one inverter solution that provides clean energy to power the data center for a global, leading tech giant. Following more than 25 years of investment and research, ABB’s solutions are designed to provide energy efficient solar power and withstand extreme weather conditions. The El Romero project included the installation of 60 ABB PVS800-IS inverter stations, each rated at 3.6MW. Providing high conversion efficiency with low auxiliary power consumption, the PVS800-IS inverter station is a plug-and-play solution, designed for multi-megawatt PV power plants. To allow easy and rapid connected to a medium voltage (MV) transformer station, each inverter station, which houses two to three PVS800 central inverters, also features embedded auxiliary power, monitoring

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Company commissions 50 MW capacity solar project in Jalaun, UP; 5 MW solar project in Bijapur, Karnataka Essel Infraprojects operating 165 MW capacity solar projects in the country Company to commission additional 60 MW project in next 45 days in Karnataka 520 MW solar projects under construction in UP, Odisha and Karnataka Essel Infra committed to the clean energy mission of the Government New Delhi, 6th October, 2017: Essel Infraprojects Limited (EIL), part of Essel Group led by Dr Subhash Chandra, has commissioned 55 MW capacity solar projects in the states of Uttar Pradesh and Karnataka. The company has adopted a proactive approach towards realising the governments’ clean energy mission, through which it is already managing 165 MW capacity solar projects in the country. As part of its commitment towards generating green energy, Essel Infra will commission an additional 60 MW capacity project in Karnataka in the next forty five days. The company is aiming to increase its share in green energy through construction of massive solar projects in the states of UP, Odisha and Karnataka of 520 MW capacity in the near future. Essel Infraprojects recently commissioned 50 MW capacity solar project in Jalaun, UP and 5 MW capacity project

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Center for High-Efficiency Solar Cells – Cornerstone laid for a new laboratory building at Fraunhofer ISE For more than 30 years, the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE has been one of the world’s leading research institutes for solar energy. In the field of photovoltaics, which focuses on converting sunlight into electrical energy, the institute has repeatedly set world records for efficiency for various solar cell technologies, thereby helping to put Germany at the forefront of international research and development in this area. In order to strengthen Germany’s leading position, the institute is now constructing a new building with a clean room equipped to handle the latest technological challenges. The cornerstone of the “Center for High-Efficiency Solar Cells” was laid on October 4, 2017 in Freiburg. By financing this building, the federal government and the government of Baden-Württemberg are signaling their commitment to photovoltaic research in Germany. Back in 2006, the goal of PV-TEC was not only to reduce the cost of solar electricity but also to establish quality assurance for efficient R&D in photovoltaics, thus supporting and strengthening the German and European PV industry. Additionally education and training are important at PV-TEC. At its start, PV-TEC was equipped to process

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Solar expert Goldbeck Solar transfers its international solar EPC know-how to the Netherlands. In the industrial zone of Veendam, the German company from Hirschberg builds a 15.5 MWp turnkey solar park and will connect it to the grid until the end of 2017. The project will be realized for Astronergy. The company, which belongs to the Chinese Chint Group, is well-known as a solar panel manufacturer and project developer, has successfully developed and marketed the solar park. There are two remarkable aspects about this project: Firstly, it is the first solar farm that Goldbeck Solar and Astronergy realize together in the Netherlands. Secondly, this is a suburban solar power plant in the industrial zone of Veendam (in the Groningen region) – which has led to specific requirements concerning the plant’s design. That has been necessary to satisfy all stakeholders, and to integrate the plant properly into its surroundings. “Based on the attractive subsidies for renewable energies, solar power will become a leading technology in the Netherlands, making the country an interesting market for Goldbeck Solar. Our neighboring country has decided in favor of a consequent renewable energy policy to be able to reach the goals for renewable energies stipulated for 2020”,

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970 kWp WINAICO solar modules installed on fish farm in Lamerdingen Creglingen, 04.10.2017 – In Lamerdingen (Bavaria) the family business “Fischzucht Ruf” (fish farm Ruf) decided to install WINAICO solar modules on the roofing of its fish basins. In the three-monthly construction period, from October to December 2016, in total 3.530 modules WINAICO WST-275P6 PERC were installed together with inverters of the manufacturer Sungrow. The total size of the sytem is 970,75 kWp. The fish farm breeds chars, brown trouts and rainbow trouts in the fish basins. To protect the basins against natural enemies as herons and cormorants, the company so far put up nets over the basins. This was linked with costs of approximately 50.000 € and had the disadvantage that the nets had to be repaired constantly and after 10 years had to be replaced. “This photovoltaic system offers nothing but advantages for us! Since February 2017 the system is in operation. As we have directly next to that system another system with conventional solar modules, we can compare directly the performance of both PV systems and found that WINAICO’s PERC modules generate an additional yield of 5-6 %”, says Werner Ruf, Operator of “Fischzucht Ruf”. “In addition to the economic aspects,

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(Wels, 03/10/2017) As the quality leader on the global solar energy market, Fronius Solar Energy is also enjoying success in Ukraine. The company has a local presence with its own branch near Kiev, from which customers benefit from a comprehensive range of consultancy and other services. Fronius inverters are now even easier to install, with a special software setup that adapts the devices to the applicable grid requirements in Ukraine, such as voltage regulation and support. All important documents are also available in the national language. Special training sessions, seminars and workshops for Fronius Sales and Service Partners complete the offering.   “To be successful abroad, it is not only important to offer innovative products that are of the highest quality, but also to provide our customers and Fronius Service Partners with comprehensive and effective support,” says Benjamin Fischer, Area Sales Manager at Fronius Solar Energy. On 1st July, a technical consultant was therefore appointed at the Fronius International Business Unit Solar Energy in Ukraine. “Our local technical consultant speaks fluent Ukrainian and English and can provide effective support for customers with questions regarding technical design or installation problems,” explains Fischer. Fronius works with a steadily growing team of certified Sales

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Event to address the crucial role of big data in helping to model solar system lifetime GENEVA, Switzerland, October 3, 2017 – DuPont will host an exclusive conference at the Paris Marrriott Opéra Ambassador hotel in Paris, France on 18 October 2017, in collaboration with French photovoltaic consultants, thepvboutique.  The conference will gather decision-makers at power producers, Engineering, Procurement & Construction firms (EPC) and investors in solar energy to address advanced risk mitigation strategies for solar asset performance. This unique event will examine the crucial role of materials in realizing system owners’ financial returns.  Distinguished speakers from both the public and private sectors, including Eiffage Clemessy, Proparco, Dataiku, TÜV Rheinland and kiloWattsol, will discuss how reliability, efficiency, and bankability can ensure the financial stability of PV assets.  Additionally, topics will cover the future central role that big data and artificial intelligence can play to help deliver breakthrough value to secure technical reliability and forecast power production.Solar is rapidly becoming the lowest-cost power source in many regions and has evolved in just one decade from being niche to becoming a central building block in energy transition.  With intensified pressure on costs across the whole value chain, economies of scale, and innovation to keep

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Pamplona, 2nd October 2017. Once again, Ingeteam will be present at All Energy, the leading event in the Australian solar sector. At its stand No. 2334, the company will showcase its very latest technology for PV plants and energy storage systems, plus its operation and maintenance services. Ingeteam's best-selling product in Australia is the INGECON® SUN CON40, a 40 foot power station with a nameplate capacity of 5.4 MW. All the necessary equipment (three central PV inverters, a LV/MV oil transformer, low voltage switchboard and medium voltage cells) is housed in this container, for ease of transportability and field installation. Australia is a key solar market for Ingeteam, which boasts a very significant market share thanks to the more than 320 MW supplied to the country. As in previous years, the fair is to be held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre on the 11th and 12th October. IS 100TL String Inverter This is the company's very latest three-phase inverter, and it is to be showcased in Australia. The IS 100 TL offers one of the highest power densities on today's string inverter market, delivering up to 1.47 kW/kg. With its cutting-edge technology, this inverter features low voltage ride-through and reactive power capability,

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New Efficiency Records and Innovations at World’s Leading Solar Research Conference EU PVSEC 2017 in Amsterdam The 33rd EU PVSEC 2017 with 1,107 presentations again world’s largest PV scientific conference Several new world record energy conversion efficiencies announced Strong industry participation in EU PVSEC exhibition EU PVSEC 2018 will take place in September in Brussels Amsterdam, 29 September 2017 – “The Solar Revolution is just starting,” said Arno Smets, General Chairman of the European Photovoltaic Solar Energy and Exhibition (EU PVSEC), at the closing session of the world’s largest scientific event, which took place in Amsterdam from 25 – 29 September 2017. “While solar power is already the lowest-cost power generation source in many regions of the world, beating coal and other conventional energy sources and quickly growing, its share is still very small, in the low single-digit percentage range – with many challenges ahead of us.” Nigel Taylor, Technical Chairman of EU PVSEC and Project Leader Renewables at the European Commission Joint Research Centre, said, “The major new world record efficiencies and technical advances in solar power and energy storage presented at EU PVSEC clearly show the crucial role of research and development in the energy transition. The European

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