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Suntech and Enerray signed a contract for supplying modules in Egypt

WUXI, China, May 30, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Wuxi Suntech Power Co., Ltd. (“Suntech”) announced today that Enerray S.p.A. and Suntech have signed a contract for supplying modules in Egypt.

Enerray is a leading solar power company of designing, construction and management of utility scale and industrial photovoltaic systems, whose business areas spread throughout Europe, the Middle East, African regions, Latin America, and Southeast Asia.”Enerray is very glad to cooperate with Suntech with which it has already had the pleasure to work in the past at the beginning of the solar market in Italy. Every module to be used during our plant construction is carefully selected for the world market, using the consolidated partnerships with high-quality suppliers such as Suntech and aiming towards the best correlation between product quality, reliability of the company, and the costs to be sustained. Enerray is proud of  acting as developer, sponsor, EPC and O&M Contractor in Benban. In this way sustainable growth will be guaranteed for the whole region, an area in which we see great potential and we are investing significantly,” said Mr. Andrea Venezia, CEO of  Enerray S.p.A. It is the first cooperation between Enerray and Suntech. The project is located in Aswan, Egypt. It is foreseen the total amount of STP330-24/vfw(1500V) modules will be fully delivered to the site by the end of the third quarter.

“In recent years, the PV market in Egypt is speeding up rapidly due to its excellent investment conditions, sufficient sunshine resources and sufficient support by government. To meet the increasing demand for electric power, the proportion of renewable energy supplying will reach 42% by 2025,” said Mr. Shuangquan He, the president of Suntech. “We are so glad to cooperate with Enerray S.p.A. and look forward to having deeper and strengthened collaboration with Enerray S.p.A in the future. In the past 18 years, we have achieved great progress in product technology and gained brand reputation in PV market. Suntech offers an industry-leading 12-year product warranty and a 25-year linear performance warranty which is reinsured by the world-leading reinsurance company – Munich Re. We could expand the global business chart together based on a long and stable good partnership. Suntech is adhering to its original intention and sparing no effort to light each corner of the world by using the solar energy.”

SkyPower et le gouvernement ouzbèke annoncent la signature d’un contrat historique d’achat d’électricité solaire de 1 000 MW

C’est le premier projet d’énergie solaire et le plus grand investissement étranger direct dans l’histoire de l’Ouzbékistan

WASHINGTON et TORONTO, 7 mai 2018 /PRNewswire/ — SkyPower, leader mondial de la production d’énergie solaire durable et à échelle industrielle, a annoncé un investissement direct étranger estimé à 1,3 milliard de dollars en Ouzbékistan pour construire 1 000 MW de capacité de production d’énergie solaire dans tout le pays. Ce projet va drainer l’investissement étranger direct le plus important de l’histoire de l’Ouzbékistan. L’Ouzbékistan et SkyPower ont également signé le premier contrat d’achat d’électricité (CAE) de l’histoire du pays, en vertu duquel le gouvernement achètera de l’électricité générée par une entreprise internationale et privée. Le président ouzbèke, Shavkat Mirziyoyev, a signé un décret signifiant le soutien total du gouvernement au projet et les garanties souveraines que celui-ci apporte. SkyPower sera le premier producteur d’électricité indépendant de l’histoire de l’Ouzbékistan et il travaillera en étroite collaboration avec l’entreprise de services publics Uzbekenergo. Ce projet marque aussi le premier partenariat public-privé entre l’Ouzbékistan et une entreprise entièrement nord-américaine.

François-Philippe Champagne, ministre du Commerce international du gouvernement du Canada, a souligné : « Donner de l’élan au secteur des technologies propres et renouvelables du Canada et encourager l’exportation d’idées et de solutions élaborées localement qui profitent au monde entier sont une priorité pour notre gouvernement. Je suis heureux de voir des leaders de l’industrie comme SkyPower Global nous aider à atteindre cet objectif. Ce partenariat historique avec Uzbekenergo et le gouvernement ouzbèke stimulera la croissance dans la région et aidera à faire rayonner l’expertise canadienne dans ce secteur en plein essor. Je félicite l’équipe de SkyPower d’avoir vu les choses en grand ! »

Kerry Adler, président-directeur général de SkyPower, a déclaré : « À l’échelle mondiale, il y a encore plus d’un milliard de personnes qui n’ont pas accès aux services énergétiques. Nous nous sommes fixé comme mission d’apporter l’énergie solaire aux personnes qui en ont le plus besoin. Il s’agit d’un partenariat historique qui profitera à la fois au gouvernement ouzbèke et à SkyPower, et nous sommes heureux de construire la première installation d’énergie solaire en Ouzbékistan. La vision avant-gardiste du président Mirziyoyev pour l’Ouzbékistan, ainsi que l’engagement des vice-premiers ministres et le leadership du Bureau national de gestion des projets, ont véritablement contribué, de concert avec la direction d’Uzbekenergo, à faire avancer ce projet. L’Ouzbékistan est un pays qui offre de très grandes opportunités aux investisseurs étrangers dans le cadre de la vision du président Mirziyoyev en termes de croissance et d’expansion ».

Le président ouzbèke, Shavkat Mirziyoyev, a été félicité pour son approche progressiste à l’égard de la croissance de l’économie nationale, et le projet SkyPower sera le tout premier relatif à la production d’énergie solaire en Ouzbékistan. Le projet contribuera à hauteur d’environ 2,9 milliards de dollars au produit intérieur brut de l’Ouzbékistan et créera des milliers d’emplois. Cela portera l’Ouzbékistan à produire environ 10 % de sa capacité totale de production d’énergies renouvelables et aidera donc le pays à remplir ses engagements sur le climat de Paris à l’horizon 2030, tout en apportant de l’électricité à la population ouzbèke.

À propos de SkyPower Global
www.skypower.com

Ancrée dans le secteur depuis plus de 15 ans, l’équipe mondiale de SkyPower est très chevronnée et ses membres totalisent, à eux tous, plus d’un millier d’années d’expérience en termes d’énergie et de projets d’infrastructure à grande échelle.

Expérimentée et accomplie, l’équipe de SkyPower a construit, assemblé et acquis un vaste portefeuille représentant plus de 25 GW dans le monde entier. Certains de ces projets ont récemment fait l’objet d’annonces dans le cadre d’accords bilatéraux et de l’octroi d’autres contrats, et ils seront construits au Moyen-Orient, en Afrique et en Asie du Sud dans les cinq ans à venir.

Plus de 30 contrats d’achat d’électricité (CAE) solaire à échelle industrielle de SkyPower et contrats à divers stades de développement, construction et exploitation de l’entreprise représentent des milliards de dollars de ventes d’énergie renouvelable à long terme aux principaux services publics et gouvernements du monde entier. Pour en savoir plus, rendez-vous sur notre site www.skypower.com.

Pour tout complément d’information : contacts pour SkyPower : Shamini Selvaratnam, shaminis@skypower.com, (202) 660-8499 ; Maria Vorobieva, mariav@skypower.com, (647) 965-7187 ; pour les demandes d’information en russe : Eva Kazanskaia, evaepicurean@icloud.com, (971) 50 580 0842

SkyPower and The Government of Uzbekistan Announce the signing of a landmark 1,000 MW Solar Power Purchase Agreement

First Solar Power Project and Largest Foreign Direct Investment in Uzbekistan’s History

WASHINGTON and TORONTO, May 6, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Global leader in sustainability and utility-scale solar production, SkyPower, has announced an estimated $1.3 billion foreign direct investment in Uzbekistan to build 1,000 MW of solar energy generation capacity throughout the country. This project will bring the largest foreign direct investment in Uzbekistan’s history. Uzbekistan and SkyPower also signed the first Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) in the country’s history, whereby the government will be purchasing power from an international and private company. Uzbekistan’s President Shavkat Mirziyyoyev has signed a decree signifying the government’s full support of the project and sovereign guarantees. SkyPower will be the first independent power producer in the history of Uzbekistan, working closely with state-owned utility company Uzbekenergo. This project is also the first public-private partnership between Uzbekistan and a truly North American company.

François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of International Trade for the Government of Canada, remarked, “Growing Canada’s cleantech and renewable sectors and encouraging the export of locally developed ideas and solutions that benefit the world is a priority for our government. I am pleased to see industry leaders like SkyPower Global help us towards that goal. This historic partnership with UzbekEnergo and the government of Uzbekistan will bolster growth in the region and help establish Canadian expertise in this fast-growing sector. I commend the SkyPower team for thinking big!”

SkyPower Chief Executive Officer Kerry Adler said that, “There are still more than a billion people globally without access to energy services, and our mission is to bring solar power to people who need it most. This is a historic partnership that will benefit both the Government of Uzbekistan and SkyPower, and we are happy to be building Uzbekistan’s first solar power installation. President Mirziyoyev’s forward-thinking vision for Uzbekistan, along with the commitment of the Deputy Prime Ministers and the leadership of the National Project Management Office in concert with Uzbekenergo leadership, together have really helped move this project forward. Uzbekistan is a country that holds tremendous opportunities for foreign investors under the vision for growth and expansion of President Mirziyoyev.”

Uzbekistan President Shavkat Mirziyoyev has been praised for his progressive approach to growing the nation’s economy, and the SkyPower project will be the first ever solar power generation project in Uzbekistan. The project will contribute an estimated $2.9 billion to Uzbekistan’s gross domestic product and create thousands of jobs. This will ultimately bring Uzbekistan to about 10 percent of its total renewable generation capacity, helping Uzbekistan reach its 2030 Paris Climate commitments while bringing power to the people of Uzbekistan.

About SkyPower Global
www.skypower.com

With roots dating back more than 15 years, SkyPower’s global team possesses a vast track record of over 1,000 years of combined experience in power and large infrastructure projects.

The experienced and accomplished SkyPower team has built, assembled and acquired an extensive pipeline of over 25 GW worldwide – some of which were recently announced in bilateral agreements, and other contract awards, to be built in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia over the next five years.

SkyPower’s over 30 utility-scale solar Power Purchase Agreements (PPA) and Contracts at various stages of development, construction and operation, representing billions of dollars’ worth of long-term renewable energy sales to leading utilities and governments around the world. For more information please visit our website www.skypower.com.

For further information: SkyPower Contacts: Shamini Selvaratnam, shaminis@skypower.com, (202) 660-8499; Maria Vorobieva, mariav@skypower.com, (647) 965-7187; For Inquiries in Russian: Eva Kazanskaia, evaepicurean@icloud.com, (971) 50 580 0842

Hanergy Launches CSR Campaign to Bring Accessible Solar Powered Lighting to Africa

Company’s innovative thin-film solar powered “Humbrella” to help increase access to clean and free electricity

BEIJING, April 28, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Hanergy, a pioneering multinational clean energy company, today announced the launch of its “Lighting Africa” Project, under which the company will donate its first off line bath of solar-powered Humbrella, which is worth of a million RMB (US$160,000) to Africa through the China NGO Network for International Exchange.

Founder of Hanergy Li Hejun takes a group picture with NGO representative and African Ambassadors

The Hanergy 2018 Humbrella CSR Launch Ceremony was attended by ambassadors from 22 African nations as well as representatives from 8 NGOs, 10 multi-national companies and stakeholders from various circles.

Humbrella is the latest addition to the company’s growing roster of mobile energy solutions. Combining the world’s highest conversion efficiency thin-film solar panels with the common umbrella, the Humbrella integrates four functions including off-grid power supply, electricity storage, night lighting, and terminal charging. The Humbrella has a diameter of 2.7 meters and weighs only 8.8 kilograms due to Hanergy’s amazingly light & flexible thin film solar panels.

Currently, only 37% of Africans have access to a stable power supply and electricity shortages routinely prevent children from having enough time for study, seriously impacting their education. The Humbrella offers a practical solution to this problem by converting sunshine and store as much as 40000 mAh electricity, ensuring a 10-hour high quality reading time for children, or charging more than 10 3000mAh smart phones. In addition to lighting, the Humbrella is equipped with 4 UBS ports, which could be plugged for lamps, small fans, or electric insect repellent.

At a speech delivered at the launch event, Hanergy CEO Li Hejun said, “It is an honor for us to be able to use our unique mobile energy and thin film solar capabilities to contribute to public welfare in Africa. We hope that the Humbrella will light up the lives of many Africans and open up new possibilities for the future of African development.”

“I take this opportunity to invite Hanergy Group to consider the possibility of investing in the energy sector in Senegal by taking advantage of the many opportunities and incentives that my government offers to foreign investors,” said Mr. Mamadou Ndiaye, Senegal ambassador to China.

Although in the popular imagination Africa has a beautiful and clean natural environment, the fact is that air pollution is very serious in many areas due to the widespread use of diesel power generators. These generators emit toxic and harmful gases and cause respiratory and heart disease while also contributing to the occurrence of acid rain, which threatens food production and biodiversity. Because the Humbrella leverages thin-film solar power generation technology to directly convert solar energy into electricity, it can replace diesel generators and achieve “zero emission” energy.

The Humbrella launch event in Beijing also saw the establishment of Hanergy’s public welfare initiative, the “Lighting Africa Foundation.” Open to participants from all over the world, the foundation will match every purchase of a Humbrella sent to Africa with one US dollar to be invested in long-term poverty alleviation and public welfare activities, thus doubly contributing to the public benefit of local communities in Africa.

“As China’s largest NGO, we welcome more companies like Hanergy could contribute to African people’s welfare. Hanergy provides a good mobile energy solution to Africa and sets a good example of corporate social responsibility. Hopefully more organizations and companies could join the project in making the world a brighter place,” said Liu Kaiyang, Deputy Secretary-General of China NGO Network for International Exchanges.

About Hanergy

Hanergy, the world’s largest clean energy company, has a comprehensive clean energy solution, covering hydro-power, wind-power, and solar power. Since 2009, Hanergy focuses on thin-film solar power research and development, and is launching a series of products including solar roof tiles, foldable solar-paper power bank, solar backpack, Building Integrated Photovoltaics, solar roads and many others. With a worldwide staff of more than 16,000 and more than 2500 patents, Hanergy is devoted to providing the world a clean energy solution for a better life and sustainable world.

Media contact

Mark Lu
Email: LUFENG@hanergy.com
Phone: +86(10) 83914567 ext 5259

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Stellar Energy named top 10 energy storage system provider in 2018

JACKSONVILLE, Florida, April 24, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Stellar Energy (www.stellar-energy.net)—a custom energy solutions provider for the power generation, utilities, LNG and data center markets—has been named a top 10 energy storage system provider internationally by Energy CIO Insights magazine. The top 10 were selected as providers that exhibit competence and innovation in delivering efficient and cost-effective energy storage systems.

Stellar Energy

“As a company, we have adapted to a changing and demanding new energy landscape where transition, integration and reaction are the new factors,” explains CEO and Chairman Peter Gibson.

Stellar Energy integrates turbine inlet air chilling (TIAC)—a reliable method of enhancing power output during periods of high ambient temperature and relative humidity—with thermal energy storage (TES) to help customers meet peak demand requirements without the need for additional conventional generation. Stellar Energy uses TES solutions as a thermal battery, enabling plants to build and store energy in a thermal capacity to offset the power required to run the TIAC system during off-peak hours.

This innovation serves especially well in the area of renewable power integration. As utilities seek to integrate renewable generation with conventional gas-powered generation, they must deal with the fluctuating nature of technologies such as solar and wind and the effect it has on predictable performance. Stellar Energy’s solutions help power plants optimize gas-powered generation capacity to more efficiently integrate with renewables for maximum reliability and output.

“As a total solution provider, we help our clients utilize and balance their renewable assets with their conventional gas-fired assets in the most efficient manner,” states Gibson. “TES as a thermal battery is the currency they can use to achieve this.”

Headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida, with offices in Abu Dhabi, Beijing, Hong Kong and Houston, Stellar Energy has delivered over 125 projects worldwide in 14 countries while helping clients recover over 3 gigawatts of lost power.

Energy CIO Insights Top 10 Energy Storage System Providers – http://bit.ly/StellarEnergyTop10

Stellar Energy: One-stop Solution for Energy Storage – http://bit.ly/StellarEnergyOneStopShop

Stellar Energy’s innovative solutions include turbine inlet air chilling, inlet air conditioning, evaporative cooling, direct contact air chilling, thermal energy storage, district cooling and central utility plants. The company’s experience spans more than 20 years and stretches across the globe, with offices in the United States, Asia and the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. For more information, visit www.stellar-energy.net, find the company on LinkedIn or follow Stellar Energy on Twitter @Stellar_Energy.

For more information contact:           

Jenny Clarke – Director of Marketing, Stellar Energy
jclarke@stellar-energy.net  |  904-899-9328 office

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