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30 August 2018, Nairobi, Kenya – Azuri Technologies, a leading provider of pay-as-you-go solar home systems and Unilever Kenya, the leading provider of consumer goods in Africa, today announced a partnership to bring solar home solutions to millions more off-grid homes across Kenya. The announcement comes as Prime Minister Theresa May and UK business leaders, including Azuri CEO Simon Bransfield-Garth, arrive in Kenya for a state visit to boost trade ties. Under the terms of the deal, Azuri’s Quad solar home lighting system will be co-branded with the Unilever Sunlight brand and offered through Unilever’s distribution network, which in Kenya is some 67,000 smallholder traders. The Unilever distribution network will complement Azuri’s existing partners in country of Raj Ushanga House and Mobicom. Over 600 million people in Africa have no access to electricity and many such households are located in regions where provision of grid electricity is prohibitively expensive. Azuri has been helping to address this challenge since 2012, through its innovative solar home solutions, delivering reliable, renewable and distributed power on an affordable pay-as-you-go basis. The partnership between Azuri and Unilever marks the next step in this journey, expanding the reach of Pay-as-you-Go solar through the widely-recognised and trusted Sunlight brand of washing

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− The 500 kWp C&I solar array has been installed on the grounds of the Exalco Aluminum factory in Larisa, Greece − 1,754 Hanwha Q CELLS Q.PLUS-G4.3 290 Wp multicrystalline modules used − Q.PARTNER Active Energy Solutions supplied and installed the modules − The installation is one of the largest net-metering projects in Greece [Berlin, Germany, August 29, 2018] Hanwha Q CELLS GmbH ("Hanwha Q CELLS"), the German subsidiary of one of the largest solar cell manufacturers in the world, Hanwha Q CELLS Co., Ltd. (NASDAQ: HQCL), today announced its involvement in one of the largest solar net-metering projects in Greece. More than 1,750 Q.PLUS-G4.3 multicrystalline solar modules of the Q CELLS brand were selected by Greek solar distributor and EPC Company Active Energy Solutions for installation at a 500 kWp solar array at the Exalco Aluminum factory in Larisa, Greece. Exalco is one of the largest manufacturing firms in the country, and with this large solar PV array – which was installed in just two months and is now grid-connected – has signaled its intent to help accelerate Greece’s renewable energy journey, which is once again picking up pace. Recently, Greece energy regulator RAE received applications for 300 MW of solar PV to

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Giving the heating a well-deserved break (Wels, 29/08/2018) Energy sector integration is the key to 24 hours of sun. To help make this vision of an energy supply generated using nothing but renewable sources a reality, the Austrian solar technology specialist Fronius has developed smart solutions for energy sector integration. These solutions enable the efficient use of solar energy to heat hot water, as a household energy supply and for e-mobility. “For owners of a PV system it is important to be able to use as much of the electricity they have generated themselves as possible – it makes sense both environmentally and economically,” explains Martin Hackl, head of solar energy at Fronius International GmbH. Fronius has already developed solutions that mean that, during sunny months, the batteries of the household energy system are always full, the electric car is fully charged and even the water is heated using PV energy.

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Multiple times being selected as supplier of complete monitoring solutions for new large solar power plants in e.g. Egypt, Denmark, Thailand and the Netherlands, Gantner has in the past 12 month repeatedly confirmed its position as a leading global player in utility scale PV industry. After participating in two 50MW projects in Kazakhstan before, Gantner will provide now its complete monitoring solution to the biggest solar farm in Central Asia, „Saran“, expanding its exposure in the country by another 100MW. For „Saran“ Gantner delivers Q.reader as data logger and Power plant controller, DC Combiner boxes, Meteo stations and Gantner.webportal as SCADA system. Gantners monitoring and control solution "Made in Germany" is an optimised, individually tailored system and - as result of high quality engineering - based on newest technology. The chosen components fulfil Gantners already in 1982 established approach to deliver reliable industry-leading solutions. All components have been carefully selected to comply with the extreme climate in the area. One challenge is the anticipated large ambient temperature range from -40 to 50°C as well as harsh winters with snow storms and ice.

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15.1 MWp in Andijk in east-west orientation - yield 14.6 GWh per year After the successful completion of the solar farm in Veendam, Astronergy and Goldbeck Solar have started another project in Andijk to support the important energy transition. The typical challenges in the Netherlands in the construction of PV power plants on open land are routines for the solar experts. “In contrast to last fall’s Veendam project, this is a summer construction site,” explains Goldbeck's Head of Solar Netherlands, Tobias Friedrich. Less mud and less large equipment means that work can be accomplished more efficiently. Construction began in June, and the power plant is scheduled for completion at the end of September. The 15.1 MWp plant north of Amsterdam is being built on a former commercial land. “We have opted for an east-west orientation in order to improve the performance ratio. Thus, the 11.6 hectare area could be used efficiently, also by using high-efficiency PERC PV modules,” says Friedrich. In this way, the plant generates 1.3 MWp per hectare, and is particularly fostering the CO2 footprint. Goldbeck`s capability to execute solar installations very time efficient and in full compliance with health & safety regulations is also crucial for a successful completion of

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Atlas Renewable Energy and Bancomext announce US$88.5 million financing for the Guajiro plant Guajiro will generate an estimated 300 GWh annually, equivalent to the electrical demands of about 120,000 homes Mexico City, Mexico, August 27, 2018 – Atlas Renewable Energy and el Banco de Comercio Exterior (Bancomext) announced today the signing of a long-term financing agreement for Atlas Renewable Energy’s solar power plant in Mexico, located in the state of Hidalgo. Bancomext will provide $88.5 million dollars to finance the construction of the project, along with a $17 million dollars line of credit for Value Added Tax (VAT). The plant will have an installed capacity of approximately 129.5 MWp. The project was awarded a power purchase agreement (PPA) with the Federal Electricity Commission (CFE), Mexico’s federal electricity company, in the first long-term energy auction, carried out in 2016 as part of Mexico’s energy reform. The Guajiro Solar project is expected to begin operations in the second quarter of 2019. The plant will span over 410 hectares in Nopala de Villagrán, located in the state of Hidalgo. Guajiro Solar estimates it will generate 300 GWh annually, equivalent to the demand of roughly 120,000 homes. Atlas Renewable Energy estimates that the operation of the project

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(Wels, 27.08.2018) Fronius Symo Hybrid is now also compatible with the LG storage system, which means you can now efficiently store excess energy from the photovoltaic system in the LG Chem RESU7H or LG Chem RESU10H. This works with both newly installed and existing systems. The Fronius Symo Hybrid is an intelligent all-in-one product, combining the functions of a battery charging system, battery inverter, hybrid inverter, controller and with system monitoring.* Alongside the Fronius Solar Battery, this product is now also compatible with the LG Chem RESU storage system. Maximum self-consumption and system reliability For price and quality-conscious system owners, compatibility with the LG Chem RESU storage system provides maximum independence and the highest possible self-consumption. Maximum operational reliability is guaranteed by the Fronius Checkbox 500V. The LG Chem RESU storage system can be retrofitted into the existing system at any time. Efficient storage thanks to lithium technology The LG Chem RESU storage system impresses thanks to its powerful lithium technology. This, combined with a high level of system efficiency, produces maximum efficacy. Optimal self-consumption rate thanks to smart energy flow management The Fronius Symo Hybrid’s integrated Multi Flow Technology gives the system ultimate flexibility, with various DC and AC energy flows possible in

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15 young people start vocational training or dual studies in Asslar in 2018 Information technology and digitalization gain importance Stays abroad for junior staff Asslar, Germany, August 27, 2018. At the beginning of August, 15 young men and women started their vocational training or dual studies at Pfeiffer Vacuum in Asslar. Another two students began one-year internships. In Göttingen, the team was reinforced by three additional industrial trainees. The training spectrum at Pfeiffer Vacuum ranges from commercial and industrial professions to dual study programs in various fields. Nathalie Benedikt, CFO at Pfeiffer Vacuum Technology AG and amongst other responsible for HR, said: “One of the supporting pillars for the future of our company is training. It allows us to attract young talent early on and to gain their loyalty to the company since the trainees of today are our employees of tomorrow.” To prevent a shortage of skilled workers, the number of commercial trainees was already increased the previous year. Vocational training in information technology and digitalization is currently the focus for the coming years at Pfeiffer Vacuum. “Pfeiffer Vacuum is a company with high-tech products. Topics such as Industry 4.0, the Internet of Things, Big and Smart Data, Cyber Security and

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Hanwha Q CELLS will participate in the South America exhibition for the first time to establish a solid foundation for successful market entry − Hanwha Q CELLS will exhibit Q.POWER L-G5 modules suitable for large power plants, as well as Q.PEAK L-G5 modules, suitable for residential and commercial markets − Also on display will be the Q.PEAK DUO-G5, Hanwha Q CELLS’ highest performance module, to emphasize their technology leadership − Hanwha Q CELLS CEO Seong Woo Nam stated: “We will preemptively respond to unstable market conditions via a market diversification strategy, which includes South America, a region highly likely to grow” [Berlin, Germany, August 23, 2018] Hanwha Q CELLS Co., Ltd. (“Hanwha Q CELLS”), one of the largest solar cell manufacturers in the world, will participate at Intersolar South America 2018 in Expo Center Norte, São Paulo, Brazil from August 28 to 30. Intersolar South America is one of the flagship regional exhibitions of the Intersolar calendar, which is renowned across the solar industry. An estimated 240 companies will be in attendance in Brazil this year, and this is the first time that Hanwha Q CELLS will participate in an exhibition held in South America. South America is gathering attention as one

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100-MW solar plant in southern India meets required safety and quality standards, supporting one of the world’s fastest growing solar markets The project certificate was issued according the world’s - the only, global specification for certifying solar PV projects DNVGL-SE-0078 Certificate demonstrates the project’s compliance with all relevant safety features Telangana, India, 23rd August 2018 – DNV GL, issued the world’s first project certificate for photovoltaic (PV) power plants to CLP India’s Veltoor Solar Power Project in Telangana, India. The project is owned by SE solar Ltd (SPV of Suzlon Energy Ltd and CLP India). The ever-increasing demand for reliable, affordable and low carbon electricity has driven a global upsurge in renewable energy resources. In 2016, India’s Ministry of New and Renewable Energy has announced the world’s largest renewable energy expansion programme, with the stated aim of reaching 175 GW of green power generation by 2022, including 100 GW of solar power. India is making good progress on these goals, increasing solar capacity by 370% in three years, making solar its fastest growing energy source. The solar project by CLP India Veltoor in the southern Indian state Telangana is one of the larger solar projects in the country. This 100-MW plant, was developed

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