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Company receives Contract for Difference for 48-megawatt onshore wind farm Znin Solar projects with a total capacity of 29 megawatts awarded Commissioning of RWE’s new renewables assets expected in 2022 and 2023 RWE is growing its renewables portfolio in Poland: The company secured a Contract for Difference (CfD) from the Polish Energy Regulatory Office for its onshore wind project Znin, with a planned installed capacity of 48 megawatts (MW). The onshore wind farm will be built in the north-western part of Poland. Construction work for a total of 16 turbines is anticipated to start by the end of this year. Start of commercial operation is expected by the end of 2023. In addition, RWE solar projects with a total capacity of 29 MWac received a CfD award. “These auction successes strengthen our position as a leading producer of green electricity in Poland. Znin wind farm will add 48 megawatts to our portfolio and is located in the vicinity of our existing wind assets. This allows us to further utilize our inhouse services and capabilities”, explains Agnieszka Wojnarowska, Head of Onshore Development Europe, Scandinavia and Baltics at RWE Renewables. “We will also benefit from the expertise of our well-established wind business in

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As a part of strategic growth, Waterworks Offshore Concepts GmbH is proud to announce the addition of Mr. Stefan Eberhardt in the key position of Ship & Finance Broker. Stefan has vast experience in the maritime industry with a fundamental knowledge in shipbroking and ship-finance. In 2016, Stefan completed the extra-occupational “Ship Finance Manager” program at the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management, before deciding in 2019 to enrolling for a Master of Science degree in Shipping, Trade and Finance at CASS Business School in London. With his professional maritime know-how and existing relationship to financial institutions, Stefan is another sharp individual here at Waterworks Offshore Concepts GmbH who will support our existing customers and fast growing network to the offshore renewable and finance industry. Almost one year has passed since the announcement of turning direction into the investment market while Waterworks Offshore Concepts today is the first-to-contact and leading provider of alternative ship finance solutions and investments, opening their doors purely to the evolving offshore wind industry. Managing Director Sven Boedewig: “We have to cover our customers interest as well as following the rapidly growing offshore renewable industry – thus we are happy to have Stefan on board. While the industry is

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Fugro and PTSC G&S, a lead provider of diversified technical services for energy and other industries in Vietnam and South-East Asia, have signed a contract with Enterprize Energy Group to supply, install and operate a SEAWATCH Wind Lidar Buoy at Vietnam’s Thang Long Offshore Wind Farm site. From July 2021, the device will record continuous measurements for an initial period of 1 year to support wind resource mapping. The buoy will use Fugro’s SEAWATCH Wavescan Buoy platform, which has integrated ZX 300M lidar, and will record wind measurements up to 300 m above sea level. Fugro and PTSC G&S will provide monthly Geo-data reports to support the validation of the area’s wind resources. The buoy will also capture a suite of metocean Geo-data, including air pressure, humidity, air and water temperature, wave height and full-column current measurements, to support the future wind farm’s engineering and design. Enterprize Chairperson Ian Hatton said: “The cooperation between Enterprize Energy, Fugro and PTSC exemplifies the kind of partnership with local Vietnamese companies that can bring the global benefits of green energy to Vietnam. We see the Thang Long Offshore Wind Farm as a world-class energy project and a breakthrough for the Vietnamese economy.” Jerry Paisley, Fugro’s Director for Marine

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(Wels, 06/29/2021) Austrian energy solutions expert Fronius is installing the first H2 customer system in Austria. The Fronius Solhub is a system solution for the local production, storage, and use of green hydrogen. The customer is the SAN Group, which in the future will produce up to 100 kg of green hydrogen per day at its company headquarters at Herzogenburg, Lower Austria, for emission-free mobility and to ensure autonomy through emergency power supply. “The installation of the first Fronius Solhub is a flagship project,” enthuses Martin Hackl, Global Director of the Business Unit Solar Energy, Fronius International GmbH, “Green hydrogen is generated and stored directly on site using solar energy and water. This is then used to fill hydrogen vehicles and, thanks to reconversion, the solar energy is also available in the winter—in this way we can make use of the sun 24 hours a day.” Commissioning in Spring 2022 The groundbreaking ceremony took place in May 2021 and the Fronius Solhub will be commissioned in spring 2022. The first green hydrogen production plant in Lower Austria is being built at SAN Biotech Park and will be operated with 100% renewable energy. A photovoltaic system with an output of 1.5 MW on the roofs

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Nova Innovation and SABELLA are pleased to announce a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the two leading tidal energy technology companies.  The collaboration will accelerate development of tidal energy sites for both Scottish and French companies, combining expertise to drive rapid scale up of installed capacity in the tidal energy sector in both the UK and France. The alliance will include co-operation across French and UK sites, driving down costs, catalysing opportunities for funding, and delivering economies of scale to tackle the climate emergency. In November 2020, the European Commission published the European Offshore Strategy setting out the challenge of delivering marine energy capacity targets of 100MW by 2025, and 1GW by 2030. The move spurred talks between Nova Innovation and SABELLA on how to combine efforts to meet the targets, resulting in the signing of this transformational MoU. Fanch Le Bris, CEO of SABELLA, said: “We welcome this MoU between SABELLA and Nova Innovation, and we can already see significant benefits from our teams working together to build capacity for tidal energy across France and the UK and making tidal energy a commercial reality.” Simon Forrest, CEO of Nova Innovation, added: “We are delighted to formalise our cooperation with SABELLA on site development of projects

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Geothermal industry no longer constrained by cost of seismic acquisition – partnership allows for new seismic opportunities in under-served industry Innovative node can be carried in a backpack and deployed almost anywhere without affecting the environment London, 28 June 2021 – Pioneering seismic technology provider STRYDE today announces its nodes were used by realtimeseismic, a leading provider in developing real-time seismic solutions and integrated geoscience products, to conduct 4 surveys for geothermal projects in Europe. Seismic technology has helped unlock the subsurface for oil and gas exploration for decades. However, its potential to do the same in the geothermal sector has remained largely untapped due to cost and complexity. In urban and residential environments, where geothermal energy has the potential to decarbonise not only electricity but heating, seismic crews and their equipment have limited access due to the high concentration of existing infrastructure. Often, project developers must request road closures to allow the operation of vibroseis trucks and transportation of equipment. These challenges have meant that developers have had to compromise on survey geometry, and ultimately seismic quality, by acquiring sparser and more irregular surveys. This is despite the fact that understanding the structural geology and stratigraphy of the subsurface is critical to the success

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With an aim to radically reduce the marine industry’s carbon footprint and overall emissions, Alfa Laval and Wallenius have announced their intent to form a new 50/50 joint venture. AlfaWall Oceanbird will focus on the development and realization of technology for fully wind-powered vessel propulsion. Sailing away from fossil fuels Alfa Laval and Wallenius are familiar partners in developing ground-breaking technology. The companies have collaborated previously on PureBallast, which is one of today’s leading solutions for ballast water treatment. Through AlfaWall Oceanbird, they will pursue an innovative means of wind propulsion based on telescopic wing sails. This solution could reduce emissions by 90% on the largest ocean-going vessels. “Wind has a key role to play in decarbonizing the marine industry,” says Peter Nielsen, Business Unit President, Alfa Laval Marine Division. “Together with Wallenius, we will harness this abundant natural force to meet both climate needs and those of maritime business.” “Oceanbird wing sail technology will be not only an elegant solution, but also a powerful driver of positive change,” says Per Tunell, COO Wallenius Marine and future Managing Director of AlfaWall Oceanbird. “Our vision at Wallenius is to lead the way towards truly sustainable shipping, and we are proud to partner with Alfa Laval

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Hamburg, 29 June 2021. The Nordex Group is extending its range of Delta4000 turbines for the North American market to include a variant of the N155/4.X turbine on concrete towers for specific sites. John McComas, CEO Nordex USA: “Nordex is committed to working along with our clients collaboratively in order to find unique product solutions in order to increase project suitability, investment, and ultimately return.” And he adds: “Up to 20 percent of the total costs of a wind turbine is accounted for by the tower. At specific sites, concrete towers can be an option to reduce project costs. We are now also offering our N155/4.X turbine in the Delta4000 series on concrete towers with a hub height of 120 metres for selected sites in the USA, like in Texas.” The Nordex Group is currently building projects comprising more than 400 MW with N155/4.X turbines on concrete towers in Spain and Mexico. A first project with Nordex turbines on concrete towers in the US is the 209.4 MW "Reloj del Sol wind farm", owned and operated by EDP Renewables North America, near San Ygnacio in the south of Texas. It comprises 40 AW132/3465 turbines, 17 AW132/3000s and six AW132/3300s, all installed on

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In addition to the classical applications for solar cells on roofs and open spaces, photovoltaic devices can also be used with laser light for efficient power transmission. At the 48th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, researchers from the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE recently presented how they were able to achieve a record conversion efficiency of 68.9% with a photovoltaic cell under monochromatic laser light. For this, the research team used a very thin photovoltaic cell made of gallium arsenide and applied a highly reflective, conductive mirror on the backside. Photovoltaic cells convert light into electricity. The incoming light is absorbed in a cell structure, made of gallium arsenide semiconductor material, for example. The absorbed light sets positive and negative charges free, which are in turn conducted to the front and back cell contacts, generating electricity. This “photovoltaic effect” is particularly efficient when the energy of the incident light lies slightly above the so-called bandgap energy inherent to the semiconductor material. Thus, very high efficiencies are theoretically possible when a monochromatic laser as light source is matched with a suitable semiconductor compound material. In this new form of energy transfer, called power by light, the laser energy is delivered either through

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A trustworthy partner for the North American wind aftermarket. USA, July 2021 – Spares in Motion, the leading platform for wind turbines aftermarket, is pleasured to welcome Alex Nisman and Lee Ann Gosch to the U.S. team. Despite operating for more than five years in North America, the company is investing in a personalized customer relationship to make sure all clients have the parts they need to run their operations successfully, by leveraging its global supply chain in the region. Alex Nisman has relevant experience in the renewable industry since 2014, when he joined EDPR North America as a Supply Chain Associate, supporting the operation teams for self-performance wind and solar farms. In this role, he was responsible for sourcing spare parts and major components, working with contractors and suppliers to establish a robust supply chain and implementing inventory management programs to have adequate stock for all sites. “I decided to pursue an exciting opportunity, heading up the business development team in North America.  We strive to support our customers with all their aftermarket needs.  Whether it is sourcing spare parts, major components, offering repair services, Spares in Motion platform can be your one-stop shop”. (Business Development Director, North America) Lee Ann Gosch

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