With ENGIE Rassembleurs d’Energies making three new investments in Latin America, India, and Cambodia, nearly 2 million people will have access to clean, sustainable energy by 2020.

Announcing the investments, Paulo Almirante, Executive Vice President with responsibilities including corporate and social responsibility and president of ENGIE Rassembleurs d’Energies, declared, "Through its social impact investment fund Rassembleurs d'Energies, ENGIE progresses on its commitment to fight against energy poverty by providing access to sustainable energy to deprived populations. Not only does it generate a huge impact through the action of the local entrepreneurs it supports but it also rallies new investors in financing the tremendous needs of these industries. These three new investments will contribute to ENGIE’s goal of providing 20 million people around the world with access to sustainable, decentralized energy by 2020."

In Latin America, ENGIE Rassembleurs d’Energies is expanding its portfolio by investing in KINGO, a company that specializes in access to clean energy in Latin America and Africa. KINGO offers individual solar electrification solutions to people in Guatemala who are not connected to the grid. Currently, through its network of 700 local agents, the company provides electrical access to more than 170,000 beneficiaries by equipping them with decentralized photovoltaic equipment using “pay as you go” technology. KINGO supports its customers by maintaining the installed systems and responding to changes in their needs over time. The investment, made jointly with development banks Proparco 1 and FMO 2 as well as other local social impact investors, should enable the company to bring electricity to more than 1.5 million people by the end of the decade.

In India, ENGIE Rassembleurs d’Energies is supporting Mera Gao Power (MGP) in a new round of fundraising. MGP offers solar microgrids to unconnected rural populations in the state of Uttar Pradesh in northern India. After an initial investment in 2015 that enabled MGP to electrify more than 1,800 villages and serve nearly 115,000 beneficiaries, Rassembleurs d’Energies has agreed to join European fund ElectriFi and social impact investor Insitor in a second investment. This round of financing will allow the company to accelerate its roll-out over the next two years and serve more than 700,000 beneficiaries by 2020.

In Cambodia, ENGIE Rassembleurs d’Energies is participating in the first round of financing for ATEC, a company that produces and distributes biodigesters. The company, created by 2 Australian NGOs (Engineers Without Borders and Live and Learn), designed and developed the biodigesters, which can withstand floods, for use by rural populations. The aim is to provide them with clean cooking solutions and biofertilizers while fighting deforestation, one of the biggest challenges for the region. This joint investment, alongside 2 Australian social impact investment funds and the Ensemble Foundation, will allow ATEC to serve more than 50,000 beneficiaries in Cambodia and the surrounding region by 2020. It is the first investment by ENGIE Rassembleurs d’Energies in Southeast Asia.

The invested sums in these 3 projects come from the ENGIE funding, increased to €50 million in 2016, and from the ENGIE Rassembleurs d’Energies FCPE (employee investment fund), through which more than 18,000 shareholders have been able to give meaning to their savings in connection with their profession.

ENGIE Rassembleurs d’Energies has earned a Platinum rating from GIIRS (Global Impact Investing Rating System) for its general impact business model. This rating recognizes the quality of its governance and its own reporting, and above all the reliability and transparency of the corporate and environmental reporting of companies within its portfolio. The rating, which is earned by only 20% of the companies assessed by GIIRS, attests to the care with which Rassembleurs d’Energies evaluates its impact and will help it continue to improve by calibrating to its peers

About ENGIE Rassembleurs d’Énergies

ENGIE Rassembleurs d’Énergies is ENGIE’s social impact investment fund that invests in projects to provide access to sustainable energy for insecure populations. The mission of the fund is to invest in economically viable social projects sponsored by social entrepreneurs. The fund manages a portfolio of 18 companies active on 4 continents that employ 1,500 people and provide access to clean electricity for more than 1.5 million people as of the end of June.


ENGIE develops its businesses (power, natural gas, energy services) around a model based on responsible growth to take on the major challenges of energy’s transition to a low-carbon economy: access to sustainable energy, climate-change mitigation and adaptation and the rational use of resources. The Group provides individuals, cities and businesses with highly efficient and innovative solutions largely based on its expertise in four key sectors: renewable energy, energy efficiency, liquefied natural gas and digital technology. ENGIE employs 153,090 people worldwide and achieved revenues of €66.6 billion in 2016. The Group is listed on the Paris and Brussels stock exchanges (ENGI) and is represented in the main international indices: CAC 40, CAC 40 Governance, BEL 20, DJ Euro Stoxx 50, Euronext 100, FTSE Eurotop 100, MSCI Europe, DJSI World, DJSI Europe and Euronext Vigeo (World 120, Eurozone 120, Europe 120 and France 20).

Proparco is the AFD subsidiary specializing in private sector funding. It is a financial institution for development whose aim is to finance socially equitable, environmentally sustainable, and financially profitable initiatives.
2 FMO is the Dutch development bank.
GIIRS: Global Impact Investing Rating System: certification awarded to social impact investors that provide exhaustive, transparent, independent, and verifiable reporting.

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SUZHOU, China, July 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- GCL System Integration Technology Co. Ltd. (GCL-SI), (Shenzhen: 002506), a subsidiary of world-leading energy group GCL, is entering a business partnership with IBC SOLAR in Germany, a global leader in photovoltaic (PV) systems and energy storage. This marks a further step that GCL-SI is exploring the European markets by providing the local markets with its solar modules.

Per agreement, GCL-SI will deliver 60 megawatt polycrystalline solar modules to the system house from Upper Franconia before the end of the year. The first batch of solar modules will arrive in September. The modules delivered to the European markets will be produced at its factory in Vietnam.

IBC SOLAR is a leading global provider of photovoltaic and energy storage solutions and services. As a project developer and general contractor, IBC SOLAR implements and markets major solar projects worldwide. It has currently implemented photovoltaic systems with an output of over 3 gigawatts globally and guarantees the highest quality of all its projects.

The partnership implies further recognition from IBC SOLAR of GCL-SI's production quality. "IBC SOLAR has always put great importance on quality products. That's why we are pleased to have found a new partner in the module sector in GCL that meets our high standards," says Sebastian Geier, Director Product Management and Development at IBC SOLAR.

Philipp Matter, President Europe and Managing Director of GCL Systems Integration Technology GmbH in Munich adds: "The reliability and quality of our modules is of paramount importance to us. We are proud to supply our products to one of the leading system houses and in doing so to continue to promote the turnaround in energy policy. We hope to build a greener future for the European society with our products and other initiatives."

In the morning of July 27th in Vietnam, GCL-SI just held a ceremony to kick off its module production in Vietnam. This marks that GCL-SI already has the capability to meet the further demands of the European and U.S. markets and regularly provides its high-quality solar products.

About GCL-SI

GCL System Integration Technology Co., Ltd. (002506 Shenzhen Stock) (GCL-SI), is part of the GOLDEN CONCORD Group (GCL). GCL-SI delivers a one-stop, cutting-edge, integrated energy system and is committed to becoming the world leading solar energy company.

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DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The "Global Solar PV Systems Market 2017-2021" report has been added to Research and Markets' offering.

The analysts forecast the global solar PV systems market to grow at a CAGR of 20.73% during the period 2017-2021.

Global Solar PV Systems Market 2017-2021, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the Key vendors operating in this market.

The latest trend gaining momentum in the market is Floating solar PV plant. One of the major challenges in the adoption of solar power systems is the large land space required for their installation.

Countries worldwide are looking to save space while increasing the power generated from renewable sources, such as solar and wind. This has led to the increase in installation of solar panels on water bodies, such as dam reservoirs and canals.

One of the major drivers for this market is Declining cost of solar energy. In the past, the high cost and intermittent nature of renewables were the major hurdles to their adoption.

One solution to the problem of intermittency is energy storage, which not only bridges the gap but is also used to increase the renewable energy penetration in hybrid systems.

Key vendors

  • Jinko Solar
  • Trina Solar
  • SMA Solar Technology
  • Huawei Technologies
  • Sungrow

Key Topics Covered:

Part 01: Executive summary

Part 02: Scope of the report

Part 03: Research Methodology

Part 04: Introduction

Part 05: Market landscape

Part 06: Market segmentation by end-user

Part 07: Geographical segmentation

Part 08: Decision framework

Part 09: Drivers and challenges

Part 10: Market trends

Part 11: Vendor landscape

Part 12: Key vendor analysis

Part 13: Appendix

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HAMPTON, Va., July 24, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Missions to the surface of distant planetary bodies require power – lots of power.  Through the 2018 Breakthrough, Innovative, and Game-changing (BIG) Idea Challenge, NASA is enlisting university students in its quest for efficient, reliable and cost-effective solar power systems that can operate on Mars both day and night.

The teams will have until November to submit their proposals. Interested teams of three to five undergraduate and/or graduate students are asked to submit robust proposals and a two-minute video describing their concepts by Nov. 30.

NASA's Game Changing Development Program (GCD), managed by the agency's Space Technology Mission Directorate, and the National Institute of Aerospace (NIA) are seeking novel concepts that emphasize innovative mechanical design, low mass and high efficiency, with operational approaches that assure sustained power generation on the Mars surface for many years.

It's not easy to harness the power of the sun from Mars. Depending on where spacecraft land, the angle and distance from the sun changes substantially during different seasons, affecting solar power flow management and performance. Martian dust is also a threat. It clings to everything on the surface and could form a blanket over solar panels.

The goal is to have a reliable operating power source in place before astronauts ever step foot on the surface of Mars. That means solar array designs will need to fit compactly into a single cargo launch, have the capability to deploy robotically on the surface, and begin producing power soon after landing.

The 2018 BIG Idea Challenge invites teams and their faculty advisors to work together to design and analyze innovations in the design, installation, and sustainable operation of a large solar power system on the surface of Mars, in the following areas:

  • Novel packaging, deployment, retraction, and dust-abatement concepts
  • Lightweight, compact components including booms, ribs, substrates, and mechanisms
  • Optimized use of advanced ultra-lightweight materials and high efficiency solar cells
  • Validated modeling, analysis, and simulation techniques
  • High-fidelity, functioning laboratory models and test methods

From these proposals, NASA and industry experts will select four teams to continue developing their proposed concepts, submit a technical paper, and present their concepts in a face-to-face design review at the 2018 BIG Idea Forum, held at a NASA center in early March 2018. Each of these four teams will receive a $6,000 stipend to participate in the forum. 

Student members from the BIG Idea Challenge winning team will receive offers to participate in paid summer internships at either NASA's Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio, or Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia, where they will continue developing their concept under the mentorship of NASA experts.

For more information about the challenge, and details on how to apply, visit the BIG Idea website at: http://bigidea.nianet.org

For more information about NASA's Space Technology Mission Directorate, go to: http://www.nasa.gov/spacetech

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• Renewable giga-project Wind Catcher Energy Connection to link more than 1.1 million South Central U.S. customers with cost-saving wind energy harvested from Oklahoma.
• The 2,000-megawatt Wind Catcher facility will be world’s second-largest wind farm, once operational in 2020.

Invenergy, North America’s largest independent, privately-held renewable energy company, along with GE Renewable Energy, today announced a 2,000megawatt wind farm that will be the largest in the U.S. and second-largest in the world, once operational. The Wind Catcher facility is currently under construction in the Oklahoma panhandle and will generate wind electricity from 800 state-of-the-art GE 2.5 megawatt turbines.

The wind facility is part of the $4.5 billion Wind Catcher Energy Connection that also includes an approximately 350-mile dedicated, extra-high voltage power line. American Electric Power (AEP) utility subsidiaries Public Service Co. of Oklahoma (PSO) and Southwestern Electric Power Co. (SWEPCO) are asking utility regulators in Louisiana, Arkansas, Texas and Oklahoma to approve plans to purchase the wind farm from Invenergy upon completion of construction and to build the power line to serve PSO and SWEPCO’s more than 1.1 million customers.

“Wind Catcher shows American leadership in bringing low-cost clean energy to market at giga scale,” said Invenergy’s Founder and CEO Michael Polsky. “This project reflects Invenergy’s innovative spirit and unparalleled execution ability, and we are proud to be working with forwardlooking utilities like PSO and SWEPCO whose customers and communities will benefit from this project for decades to come.”

Wind Catcher Energy Connection is expected to save SWEPCO and PSO customers more than $7 billion, net of cost, over 25 years. AEP estimates that the project will support approximately 4,000 direct and 4,400 indirect jobs annually during construction and 80 permanent jobs once operational. It also will contribute approximately $300 million in property taxes over the life of the project.

The 2.5 megawatt GE turbines that will power the project are GE’s latest model, designed to enhance siting efficiency, offer industry-leading reliability and allow for higher energy production. GE will also implement its Digital Wind Farm solutions, providing software to support wind operations including Asset Performance Management (APM) and Operations Optimization (OO).

All machine heads and hubs will be manufactured in the U.S., and additional components will be manufactured in Louisiana, Arkansas, Texas and Oklahoma. “GE is delighted to be a part of the groundbreaking Wind Catcher project with Invenergy and American Electric Power,” said Pete McCabe, President and CEO of GE’s Onshore Wind business. “We look forward to putting our teams to work in these communities as we continue to move toward our goal of ensuring that no one has to choose between sustainable, reliable and affordable energy.”

Construction of the Wind Catcher facility started in 2016, and it is expected to be fully operational in mid-2020. Invenergy is contracted to operate the facility for the first five years. Visit WindCatcher.Invenergyllc.com for more information.

About Invenergy

Invenergy (invenergyllc.com) drives innovation in energy. Invenergy and its affiliated companies develop, own, and operate large-scale renewable and other clean energy generation and storage facilities in the Americas, Europe and Asia. Invenergy's home office is located in Chicago and it has regional development offices in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Japan, Poland and Scotland. Not including Wind Catcher, Invenergy and its affiliated companies have developed more than 15,900 megawatts of projects that are in operation, construction or under contract, including wind, solar, natural gas-fueled power generation and energy storage projects.

About GE Renewable Energy

GE Renewable Energy (gerenewableenergy.com) is a $10 billion start-up that brings together one of the broadest product and service portfolios of the renewable energy industry. Combining onshore and offshore wind, hydro and innovative technologies such as concentrated solar power and more recently turbine blades, GE Renewable Energy has installed more than 400+ gigawatts capacity globally to make the world work better and cleaner. With more than 22,000 employees present in more than 55 countries, GE Renewable Energy is backed by the resources of the world’s first digital industrial company. Our goal is to demonstrate to the rest of the world that nobody should ever have to choose between affordable, reliable, and sustainable energy.

Invenergy Contact: Mary Ryan, Senior Manager, Corporate Communications
P: +1 312-582-1424 - E: mryan[.]invenergyllc.com.

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DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The "Thin Film Photovoltaics Market, 2017-2030" report has been added to Research and Markets' offering.

The Thin Film Photovoltaics Market, 2017-2030 report provides a comprehensive analysis of the current market landscape and a detailed future outlook of the thin film photovoltaics (PV) industry. As the global economy aims for energy security, renewable energy sources, such as solar power, are expected to play a pivotal role.

In 2015, the solar energy sector attracted 56% of the total new investments (USD 286 billion) that were made in the renewable power and fuels industry. As a result of heavy funding and significant government support (in the form of subsidies), the prices of solar energy have plummeted by over 60% in the last 10 years.

The study encompasses the various thin film photovoltaic technologies that are currently available in the market, such as cadmium telluride (CdTe), copper indium selenide / gallium selenide (CIS / CIGS) and amorphous silicon (a-Si). We expect that, as this generation of thin film photovoltaic technologies matures, they are likely to benefit from economies of scale, resulting in further cost reductions.

Subsequently, these technologies are likely to become one of the primary drivers behind the growth of the solar PV industry. In addition to aforementioned technologies, next generation thin film photovoltaic technologies, such as dye sensitized solar cells (DSCs), organic PV, and perovskite PV, are already being developed. These next generation thin film photovoltaic technologies are anticipated to gain more importance in the long term as they are believed to be superior in terms of energy generation capacity as well as flexibility.

The study provides a deep dive into the developments that are impacting the current solar energy generation industry and are likely to drive significant changes in the long term. Over 80 industry stakeholders were able to be indentified, distributed across the three major thin film photovoltaic technologies.

Key Topics Covered:

1. Preface

2. Executive Summary

3. Introduction

4. Technological Snapshot

5. Current Market Landscape

6. Cadmium Telluride (CDTE) Thin Film Photovoltaic Technology: Key Players

7. Copper Indium Selenide / Copper Indium Gallium Diselenide (CIS/CIGS) Thin Film PV Technology: Key Players

8. Amorphous Silicon / Thin Film Silicon (A-SI / TF-SI) Thin Film Photovoltaic Technology: Key Players

9. Capital Investments And Funding

10. Market Forecast

11. Next Generation Thin Film Photovoltaics

12. Patent Analysis

13. Interview Transcripts

14. Conclusion

15. Appendix 1: Tabulated Data

16. Appendix 2: List Of Companies And Organizations

- ANTEC Solar

- Alta Devices

- Banpil Photonics

- Calyxo

- First Solar

- Global Solar Energy

- Hanergy Holding Group

- HyET Solar

- Kaneka Solar Energy

- Lucintech

- Manz

- MiaSole

- Midsummer

- Moser Baer Solar

- NanoPV Technologies

- Polysolar

- REEL Solar

- Sharp

- Solar Frontier

- Solibro

- SoloPower Systems

- Soltecture

- Stion

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Increased population and pollution are largely contributing to energy crisis. In manufacturing and industrial power plants, a high amount of energy is wasted in the form of heat. Though some countries have restructured their electricity infrastructure with highly expensive processes, the electricity crisis still prevails. This energy and electricity crisis will be a threatening factor for social and economic growth.

Energy harvesting is expected to play a major role in managing global energy demands and help in resolving related issues. Thermoelectric Energy Harvesting (TEH) technology comprising thermoelectric generators (TEGs) is a type of energy harvesting technology which is based on Seebeck effect. This aims to leverage thermal sources to generate electrical power and is intended for large-scale and small-scale applications.

TEGs have the potential to impact many applications including:

- Automotive - Collision avoidance, regenerative braking, powering auto components

- Industrial - Gas pipelines, geothermal, smart grid cogeneration thermoelectric generators, solar thermal cogeneration

- Consumer electronics - Thermal heat generation from electronic components such as smartphones

- Home and building automation - Smart metering, security system, home entertainment

- Military and aerospace - Military avionics, space telescope cameras, missile testing systems

- Healthcare - Wearable and implantable brain-computer interfaces (BCIs)

The technology and innovation report answers the following questions:

1. What is the current status of TEH market?

2. What are the factors that influence development and adoption?

3. What are the innovation hotspots and who are the key developers?

4. What are the patent and funding trends and how does it support development?

5. What are the applications enabled by TEH?

6. What is the market potential for TEH (forecast until 2025)?

7. What are the key needs that drive customer satisfaction?

8. Where do we see growth opportunities?

9. What are the key questions for planning strategic initiatives to drive adoption?

Key Topics Covered:

1.0 Executive Summary

1.1 Research Scope

1.2 Key Questions Answered in the Report

1.3 Research Methodology

1.4 Research Methodology Explained

1.5 Key Findings - Technology and Application Impact, Funding Scenario

1.6 Key Findings - Patent Activity, Global Footprint, and Convergence Potential

2.0 Technology Status Review

2.1 Thermoelectric EH - A Sneak Preview

2.2 Significant Impact is Expected in the Next 5 to 7 Years

2.3 Mass-scale Manufacturing will Drive Adoption in the Near Future

2.4 Material Science Advancement Enabling Innovation and Functional Improvements

2.5 Comparative Assessment of Thermoelectric and Piezoelectric Energy Harvesting Technologies

2.6 Advancements in TEH Technology will lead to Better Efficiency, Reliability, and Robustness Output in the Future

3.0 Impact Assessment of Factors Influencing Adoption - Drivers and Challenges

3.1 Increasing Trend towards Battery-less Devices Leads to High Potential for Adoption

3.2 High Investment Cost, Low Conversion Efficiency, Material Restrictions, and Lack of Awareness Restrict Wider Adoption

3.3 Demand for TEG Modules Expected to Increase in the Future

3.4 Flexible Modules are Expected to High Influence on Increased Adoption

3.5 High Investment Cost and Low Conversion Efficiency are Key Drawbacks Impacting Adoption

3.6 Material Restrictions and Lack of Awareness Restrict Widescale Adoption

4.0 Innovation Ecosystem, Hotspots by Region, and Key Developers

4.1 Innovation Ecosystem - Technology Developers across the Globe

4.2 Profiles of Companies in USA - Hi-Z Technology, Nimbus Materials, and Evident Thermoelectrics

4.3 Profiles of Companies in USA - Perpetua Power Source Technologies

4.4 Profiles of Companies in Denmark and Spain - TEGnology APS and NABLA Thermoelectrics

4.5 Profiles of Companies in Germany - EnOcean, TEC Microsystems, Otego

4.6 Technology Development and Adoption Trend in USA

4.7 Technology Development and Adoption Trend in Europe

4.8 Technology Development and Adoption Trend in Asia Pacific

5.0 Patent and Funding Status

5.1 China Emerges as a Hotspot for Developments in TEG Modules with Research Institutes and Start-ups, Bolstering the Patent Portfolio

5.2 Four Key Funding Areas Driving Technology Development and Adoption

5.3 Key Funding Deals - Initiatives Geared Towards Developing High Efficiency Converters, Expanding Production Capabilities

6.0 Application Landscape Analysis

6.1 Three Key Criteria Determining the Performance and Applicability of TEG Modules

6.2 TEH in Automotive Applications

6.3 TEH in Industrial Applications - WSN will Enhance Adoption

6.4 TEH in Building Automation Applications

6.5 TEH in Consumer Electronics Applications

6.6 TEH in Healthcare Applications

6.7 TEH in Military and Aerospace Applications

6.8 Application Roadmapping of TEG Modules and Year of Impact

6.9 Thermally Powered Vehicles and Smart Grid Cogeneration Techniques are Expected After 2025+

7.0 Market Potential - Forecast till 2025

7.1 TEH Market Forecast, 2015-2025: Home Automation, Automotive, Industrial, Aerospace and Defense Markets Drive Growth Opportunities

7.2 Total Thermoelectric Energy Harvesting Market by Application, Forecast 2015 - 2025

7.3 Aerospace and Defense will be a Prime Focus Area for Thermoelectric Energy Harvesting Market

7.4 Market Overview - Forecast Scenario Assumptions to 2020

7.5 Thermoelectric Energy Harvesting Market: Revenue by Application, Global, 2014-2022

7.6 Proliferation of WSNs will Boost Market Opportunities

7.7 Market Opportunities

8.0 Customer Need Analysis

8.1 Pricing is the Key Criteria for Widening Adoption

8.2 Customization is Key to Win Customer Satisfaction

8.3 Developing a Completed System can Increase ROI

8.4 Benefits of Servicing and Replacement TEG Devices

8.5 On-time Delivery of the Finished Goods will Increase Sales and Brand Loyalty among Customers

8.6 Decision Making Analysis for Providing Value-Added Solutions

9.0 Analyst Point of View

9.1 Growth Opportunities - Self-powered Consumer Products Through TEG

9.2 Green Energy and Battery-less Power Generation are Garnering Interest for Thermoelectric Energy Harvesting

10.0 Key Questions from the CEO's Perspective on Thermoelectric Energy Harvesting Growth Opportunities

10.1 What Are The Applications That Can Benefit From THE?

10.2 Why should I invest in thermoelectric rather than piezoelectric type of energy harvesting?

10.3 What are the main key drivers for adopting thermal energy harvesting?

10.4 Which application will have high impact and market growth in the future?

11.0 Key Patents and Contacts

11.1 Key Patents - Flexible Thermoelectric Module and Methods for Energy Harvesting

11.2 Key Patents - Thermoelectric Fabric-based Energy Harvesting and Thermoelectric Pixels for Temperature Sensing

11.3 Key Patents - Power Converter and Autonomous-based Thermoelectric Energy Harvesting

11.4 Key Patents - Micromachined Thermoelectric Energy Harvesting

11.5 Industry Contacts

Companies Mentioned

- EnOcean GmbH

- Evident Thermoelectrics

- Hi-Z Technology

- NABLA Thermoelectrics

- Nimbus Materials

- Otego GmbH

- Perpetua Power Source Technologies

- TEC Microsystems GmbH

- TEGnology APS

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• Enel Green Power España, Endesa’s renewable arm, has been awarded 339 MW of solar capacity in a green energy tender, which adds to the 540 MW of wind capacity it was awarded in a tender last May;
• The Enel Group will be investing approximately 270 million euros in the construction of the solar plants.

The award followed today’s tender aiming at collecting 3,000 MW from renewable energies, that was launched by the Spanish Government to help the country achieve its target to cover 20% of energy consumption from renewables by 2020. The solar capacity adds to the 540 MW of wind power capacity that EGPE was already awarded last May.

“This new milestone confirms our commitment to green energy in Spain, a country which continues to offer growth opportunities for our renewable projects,” said Antonio Cammisecra, Enel’s Head of Global Renewable Energies. “Together with the wind capacity awarded in May, this 339 MW of solar capacity will bolster our renewable footprint in Spain, while also contributing to the country’s push to achieve its green energy goal.”

The Enel Group (enel.com) will be investing approximately 270 million euros in the construction of the solar capacity, which is part of the investment outlined in its current Strategic Plan. The plants, expected to enter into operation by 2019, will sell their energy in the Spanish pool market while the Spanish Government will provide incentives, by means of yearly capacity payments, to guarantee a steady return over the 25 years of the facilities’ lifetime.

The solar plants will be located in the regions of Murcia and Bajadoz. Once up and running, the plants will generate approximately 640 GWh per year, while avoiding the emission of around 384,000 tonnes of CO2 into the atmosphere.

EGPE is fully owned by Endesa Generación and operates around 1,675 MW of capacity in Spain, of which 1,618 MW comes from wind, 43 MW from hydropower and 14 MW from other renewable energy sources like solar and biomass. EGPE plants generate around 4 TWh of green energy each year.

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BLACKWOOD, N.J., July 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Code Green Solar, LLC., recently completed a solar installation for Engine Distributors Inc. (EDI). The Ford Motor Company partner was founded in 1958 and is currently a leading engine distribution company. The roof mount is of 137.46 size DC and is producing more than 175,000 kwh each year. This sizeable installation marks the further expansion of Code Green Solar's commercial development.

Pete Scaffadi, Controller at EDI and lead coordinator of the installation said, "Making the decision to go solar will benefit our company by lowering our electricity rates and giving us the opportunity to go green."

Code Green Solar has broadened its market from residential solar; reaching new heights in commercial solar installations. Code Green Solar has installed various commercial solar systems; each company satisfied with the added benefits that switching to solar has brought to their business.

"As the New Jersey solar market is maturing, Code Green Solar is looking to diversify their business. Commercial installations are a significant focus of that," said Tom Cleary, Code Green Solar's Vice President of Commercial Development.

About Code Green Solar, LLC.

Code Green Solar is New Jersey's leading neighborhood renewable energy and solar provider. Code Green Solar provides solar in New Jersey, South Carolina, California, and Puerto Rico. The company has experienced tremendous growth and prosperity since its inception in 1994. Code Green Solar uses Tier-1 solar panels and microinverters to maximize a homeowner's solar experience. For more information, visit our Website and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

About Engines Distributors Inc.

Engine Distributors Inc. (EDI), a partner of Ford Motor Company, is a leading engine distribution company in New Jersey. EDI provides powerful and reliable engines to consumers with a selection of engines designed for agricultural and power purposes. Since the company began engine distribution in 1958, they've expanded to five locations across the Atlantic coastline. The company is owned by Glenn Cummins Jr, Glenn Cummins III, and Jaime Cummins; the Cummins family has been in the engine distribution service for 50 years. For more information, visit the Engines Distributors Inc. Website.

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• The 90 MW facility, located in the state of Bahia, will be able to produce around 350 GWh per year;
• Enel has invested approximately 190 million US dollars in the construction of Cristalândia.

The facility is located in the municipalities of Brumado, Rio de Contas and Dom Basilio, in Brazil’s north-eastern state of Bahia.

“We are extremely pleased to announce that Enel is commissioning yet another renewable facility awarded through a public tender,” stated Carlo Zorzoli, Enel’s Country Manager in Brazil. “In Bahia, where Cristalândia wind farm is located, we manage as much as 1.3 GW of renewable capacity both in operation and under construction, leveraging on the state’s huge wealth of green energy sources. Across Brazil, we are striving to support the country’s economy in the most responsible way by contributing to the diversification of the energy mix through renewables and implementing sustainable initiatives aimed at creating shared value at the local level.”

The Group invested approximately 190 million US dollars in the construction of Cristalândia, which was awarded to EGPB through the Leilão de Fontes Alternativas (LFA) public renewable energy auction in April 2015. The wind project is supported by 20-year power purchase agreements with a pool of Brazilian electricity distribution companies.

The wind farm is capable of generating around 350 GWh per year, enough to meet the annual energy consumption needs of more than 170,000 Brazilian households while avoiding the emission of about 118,000 tonnes of CO2 into the atmosphere.

In line with the Creating Shared Value (CSV) model adopted by the Group, which aims to combine business development and local community needs, EGPB has carried out a set of CSV initiatives in the areas neighbouring the plant, such as creative recycling workshops with local communities, enabling income generation through the reuse of materials used in the plant’s construction, including pallets transformed into furniture and tarp used to produce handcrafts to be sold in the local market.

In the state of Bahia, Enel Group’s subsidiary EGPB currently operates a total of 711 MW of wind and solar capacity and is building an additional 600 MW of projects in these two renewable technologies.

In Brazil, the Enel Group (enel.com), through its subsidiaries EGPB and Enel Brasil, has a total installed renewable capacity of 1,659 MW, of which 490 MW from wind power, 279 MW from solar PV and 890 MW from hydropower, as well as close to 900 MW of capacity currently in construction, of which 352 MW from wind and 541 MW from solar power.

Enel Green Power, the Renewable Energies division of Enel Group, is dedicated to the development and operation of renewables across the world, with a presence in Europe, the Americas, Asia, Africa and Oceania. Enel Green Power is a global leader in the green energy sector with a managed capacity of 38 GW across a generation mix that includes wind, solar, geothermal, biomass and hydropower, and is at the forefront of integrating innovative technologies like storage systems into renewable power plants.

Read more: Enel Starts Operations of Cristalândia Wind Farm...

TAMPA, Florida, July 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --

MagneGas Corporation ("MagneGas" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: "MNGA"), a leading clean technology company in the renewable resources and environmental solutions industries, announced today that following an extended patent application and review process the US Patent and Trademark Office has issued a patent on the theory behind the "MagneCule". This theory relates to the effect that the patented MagneGas™ systems have under certain conditions and feedstocks and the use of energy in a manner that changes the shape of affected molecules thereby changing their bonding mechanisms from a valence bond to a bond based on the magnetic attraction of nuclei. This in turn allows for a high density of molecules which are packed closer together to provide a greater energy footprint than those same molecules, particularly hydrogen molecules, than when using traditional valence bonds.

Numerous higher density hydrogen applications:

Fuel cells: Current fuel cells have significant range limitation based on the density of conventional hydrogen. The unique hydrogen produced under the MagneCule patent should be able to pack more energy into the same fuel cell. With certain feedstocks the production of our unique hydrogen would allow an increase in the range capability of current fuel cell technology with little or no development in the fuel cells themselves.

Rocket Propulsion: The significant increase in orbital and other rocket launches have limitations based on the space, density and compressibility of hydrogen and oxygen which limit cargo and add significant cost. The ability to pack more hydrogen energy into similar sized rocket modules could extend payloads and reduce the costs of the burgeoning national and private rocket industries.

Transport Industries: Fuel additives in the gasoline and diesel markets have become commonplace in order to improve combustion characteristics and reduce carbonization of combustion chambers. Hydrogen and oxygen treated in the MagneGas process has exhibited qualities that facilitate its addition to fluids which remain in suspension. This would improve combustion efficiency for these key fuels which are under pressure to keep pace with increasingly strict global emission standards.

"Following a lengthy process we are proud to announce that MagneGas Corporation has been granted a patent on the MagneCule theory," commented Ermanno Santilli, CEO of MagneGas.  "The theory and process of the MagneCule has been studied for years at MagneGas Corporation and we believe there are numerous applications in the energy, transportation and space industries associated with increasing the energy density of fuels or as an additive to currently used fuels. We believe that as these industries are under pressure to innovate, our newly released patented technology places us in an ideal position to provide value added innovation to numerous applications."

"Given the magnitude of the opportunity and far reaching applications of this patent MagneGas Corporation will explore low cost proof of concept developments and licensing opportunities which in some case leverage our existing connections in the targeted industries of fuel cell, rocket propulsion and transportation." commented Scott Mahoney, CFO of MagneGas.  "We believe that an approach which is not particularly capital intensive would allow us to penetrate one or all of these industries and leverage our other existing patents in a far faster timeframe and at a lower cost with large, established corporate partners."

About MagneGas Corporation  

MagneGas® Corporation (MNGA) owns a patented process that converts various renewables and liquid wastes into MagneGas fuels. These fuels can be used as an alternative to natural gas or for metal cutting. The Company's testing has shown that its metal cutting fuel "MagneGas2®" is faster, cleaner and more productive than other alternatives on the market. It is also cost effective and safe to use with little changeover costs.  The Company currently sells MagneGas2® into the metal working market as a replacement to acetylene.

The Company also sells equipment for the sterilization of bio-contaminated liquid waste for various industrial and agricultural markets. In addition, the Company is developing a variety of ancillary uses for MagneGas® fuels utilizing its high flame temperature for co-combustion of hydrocarbon fuels and other advanced applications.  For more information on MagneGas®, please visit the Company's website at http://www.MagneGas.com.

The Company distributes MagneGas2® through Independent Distributors in the U.S and through its wholly owned distributor, ESSI (Equipment Sales and Services, Inc). ESSI has four locations in Florida and distributes MagneGas2®, industrial gases and welding supplies. For more information on ESSI, please visit the company's website at http://www.weldingsupplytampa.com


This press release contains forward-looking statements as defined within Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.  These statements relate to future events, including our ability to raise capital, or to our future financial performance, and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause our actual results, levels of activity, performance, or achievements to be materially different from any future results, levels of activity, performance or achievements expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. You should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements since they involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which are, in some cases, beyond our control and which could, and likely will, materially affect actual results, levels of activity, performance or achievements. Any forward-looking statement reflects our current views with respect to future events and is subject to these and other risks, uncertainties and assumptions relating to our operations, results of operations, growth strategy and liquidity. We assume no obligation to publicly update or revise these forward-looking statements for any reason, or to update the reasons actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements, even if new information becomes available in the future. The Company is currently using virgin vegetable oil to produce fuel while it configures its systems to properly process waste within local regulatory requirements.

For a discussion of these risks and uncertainties, please see our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Our public filings with the SEC are available from commercial document retrieval services and at the website maintained by the SEC at http://www.sec.gov.

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MUNICH & DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania--(BUSINESS WIRE)--REDAVIA, a global market leader of cost-effective rental solar power for businesses and communities, has kicked off operations of its eight-container solar farm at Shanta Gold’s New Luika mine in the Chunya district, Tanzania.

With the initial one container solar plant, deployed in 2014, Shanta Gold quickly experienced the benefits: it generated around 100,000 kWh with fuel savings of 28,000 liters and CO2 reduction of 67 tons per year.

Shanta’s underground expansion plans then saw an increasing energy demand, so they turned to REDAVIA to lease an additional seven containers. With eight now operational in total and a capacity of 674 kWp, Shanta is now set to generate more than 1 million kWh per year, saving 219,000 liters of fuel and ~660 tons of CO2.

“This is an exciting moment for us as we are now in a position to obtain our energy efficiency, cost and CO2 reduction targets thanks to REDAVIA,” said Toby Bradbury, CEO at Shanta Gold. “We could already see significant benefits since inception, but this solar expansion will make us a true role model within our industry.”

“Shanta Gold was committed to not only make reasonable cost choices, but also become eco-friendlier in key facets of its operation,” said Erwin Spolders, CEO at REDAVIA. “We are very proud that we became their trusted partner to help them achieve their financial and environmental goals.”

About Shanta Gold

Shanta is an East Africa-focused gold producer, developer and explorer. It currently has defined ore resources on the New Luika, Nkuluwisi and Singida projects in Tanzania and holds exploration licences over a number of additional properties in the country. Shanta’s flagship New Luika Gold Mine commenced production in 2012 and produced 87,713 ounces in 2016. The Company is admitted to trading on London’s AIM Market. www.Shantagold.com

About Redavia

REDAVIA offers rental solar power for businesses and communities. The REDAVIA system is based on a pre-configured container model, including high-performance solar modules and electrical components. It is easy to ship, set up, scale and redeploy. Businesses and communities benefit from a cost-effective clean energy solution without the need for upfront investment or technical skills, supporting the reduction of carbon emissions and increasing the impact on a sustainable society. www.redaviasolar.com

Read more: REDAVIA Commissioned Tanzania’s Largest Solar...

MALVERN, Pa., July 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- CertainTeed® Solar is proud to announce an increase in rated power for the Apollo® II and Apollo Tile II solar roofing systems. Apollo II now offers 63 watts of rated power, improving on both the performance and the economics of CertainTeed Solar roofing systems.

"The power increases to our Apollo II line reflect CertainTeed's continuous commitment to the improvement of our products," said Mark Stancroff, director of CertainTeed Solar. "Plus the low-profile appearance of these integrated systems lets installers offer solar solutions to customers who may be deterred by aesthetics of rack-mounted systems."

Apollo II and Apollo Tile II modules are proudly manufactured in the United States using foreign and domestic components and are backed by the strongest warranty in the solar industry which covers the products and the professional installation of the system for up to 25 years.

All CertainTeed Solar systems are available nationwide. For more information, visit www.certainteedsolar.com.

About CertainTeed
Through the responsible development of innovative and sustainable building products, CertainTeed, headquartered in Malvern, Pennsylvania, has helped shape the building products industry for more than 110 years. Founded in 1904 as General Roofing Manufacturing Company, the firm's slogan "Quality Made Certain, Satisfaction Guaranteed," quickly inspired the name CertainTeed. Today, CertainTeed® is a leading North American brand of exterior and interior building products, including roofing, siding, fence, decking, railing, trim, insulation, drywall and ceilings.

A subsidiary of Saint-Gobain, one of the world's largest and oldest building products companies, CertainTeed and its affiliates have more than 5,700 employees and more than 60 manufacturing facilities throughout the United States and Canada. The group had total sales of approximately $3.4 billion in 2016. www.certainteed.com

For more information contact:
Victoria Gallagher, CertainTeed
(610) 893-6002
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