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DUBAI, UAE, April 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --

The new GEZE IQ box KNX interface module - dialogue between windows and components. Whether in public buildings, office buildings or schools - energy-efficient ventilation, a healthy indoor climate and monitoring the window statuses are central demands for large projects. Networked solutions from GEZE fulfil them: a 'climate active' facade is created as the result of the intelligent interplay between window drives and sensors which record external environmental influences and the indoor climate. Automatic windows are an ideal solution for automatic natural night-time back cooling. Automatic windows can be monitored and operated intelligently via IQ box KNX interface module, integrated into the KNX communication standard. The module has won the Silver PROTECTOR Award.

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The intelligent drives of the IQ windowdrives series can be integrated into KNX building systems as direct bus participants for controlled natural ventilation. Window statuses (e.g. open/closed) are then displayed on a central visualisation, and controlled and checked from there. Thus automated, the windows allow direct communication with other components in the KNX building system, such as KNX push buttons and KNX sensors. In this way, all windows in a building can be closed centrally at the push of a button. If a KNX weather station or a KNX air quality sensor reports rainfall, wind, a concentration of CO2 which is too high, or a temperature difference, the window drives will receive the signal to close or open via the IQ box KNX. Via precise activation of the window drives, the module enables energy saving potential and offers additional safety: in contrast to simple switch contacts, it uses the 'intelligence' of the window drives and after performing a 'command', reports the status of a window to the KNX building system or building management system. Additional window information is also provided by the IQ box KNX, e.g. the precise opening width, any faults, or the number of opening and closing cycles.

The window drives from the IQ windowdrives series can be connected to the KNX building bus unit via the new IQ box KNX interface module, for a perfectly energy-efficient indoor climate through controlled natural ventilation. Additional components - such as heating or air-conditioning - can also be integrated via KNX actuators. KNX air quality sensors and KNX weather stations supply the information on room air quality and external environmental conditions, thereby ensuring that there is no 'thick air'.

"The Slimchain is the slim all-rounder that can be used very easily for automating parallel-opening vent windows, supporting an efficient exchange of air with a facade view which is always consistent. The Powerchain is the power package for large and heavy facade windows, roof windows and light domes." Commented Charles Constantin, Managing Director of GEZE Middle East. "The drives differentiate between alarm (RWA) and ventilation mode, i.e. a fast and maximum or a slow, limited and virtually noiseless opening. The adjustable drive stroke and the opening speed which can be individually adapted enable use on RWA and ventilation windows of various closing forces and with different opening requirements. If an 'RWA event' occurs, the drives can attain very large opening widths in under 60 seconds. The integrated, intelligent control allows drives to be combined easily. The control unit ensures the sequential and safe opening and closing of the windows, as well as the synchronisation of up to three drives." He concluded.

For more information, please visit http://www.geze.com

ABOUT GEZE 

The GEZE brand stands for innovation and premium quality products, processes and services. GEZE is one of the leaders on the market and is a reliable partner worldwide for door, window and safety technology products and systems. No matter what the requirements of the building are - GEZE realises optimum solutions and combines functionality and security with comfort and design. GEZE door closers open up numerous technical and visual options. Every day millions of people go through doors equipped with the overhead door closers from the TS 5000 series and enjoy the barrier-free convenience of automatic door systems, e.g. the Slimdrive and Powerturn lines. The integrated all-glass design systems are pure aesthetics. GEZE also has a wide product range for window and ventilation technology. Complete "intelligent" smoke and heat exhaust solutions (RWA) and a comprehensive selection of door systems for RWA air supply solutions are also available for preventative fire protection. GEZE's safety technology includes escape and rescue route solutions, lock technology and access control systems. With system expertise, GEZE creates coordinated system solutions that combine individual functions and security requirements in one intelligent system. The latest innovations are a new building automation system and interface modules for integrating GEZE products into networking solutions which turn buildings into Smart Buildings. GEZE product solutions have received numerous awards and can be found in renowned structures all over the world. The company is represented by 31 subsidiaries, 27 of which are abroad, a flexible and highly efficient distribution and service network and almost 2,800 employees worldwide and generated revenues of over 394 million Euros in the 2015/2016 business year. http://www.geze.com

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VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwired - April 26, 2017) - Solar Alliance Energy Inc. ('Solar Alliance') or (the 'Company') (TSX VENTURE: SAN) (OTC: SAENF) is pleased to announce the completion of a private placement of 8,064,332 units (each a "Unit") out of the offering announced in the Company's news release of April 24, 2017, at an issue price of $0.16 per Unit for gross proceeds of $1,290,293 (the "Offering"). Each Unit is comprised of one common share and one share purchase warrant, where each whole warrant (a "Warrant") may be exercised to purchase a further common share at a price of $0.25 for a period of 3 years. The hold period expires on August 26, 2017 in respect of the shares and Warrants comprising the Units and the shares issued upon any exercise of the Warrants.

Proceeds from the Offering will be used for the assumption of service contracts from a U.S. solar company and for general working capital.

The Company paid finder's fees of $87,319 and issued 545,747 finder's warrants (having the same characteristics as the Warrants) in connection with the Offering.

Jason Bak
Chairman and CEO

About Solar Alliance Energy Inc. (www.solaralliance.com)
Solar Alliance is a sales, marketing and development company focused on residential, commercial and industrial solar installations. Since we were founded in 2003, we have developed wind and solar projects that provide enough electricity to power 150,000 homes. Solar Alliance is committed to an exceptional customer experience, effective marketing campaigns and superior lead generation in order to drive sales and generate value for shareholders. Our passion is improving life through ingenuity, simplicity and freedom of choice. We make solar simple and our goal is to install solar on every available rooftop in America.

Statements in this news release, other than purely historical information, including statements relating to the Company's future plans and objectives or expected results, constitute Forward-looking statements. The words "would", "will", "expected" and "estimated" or other similar words and phrases are intended to identify forward-looking information. Forward-looking information is subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the Company's actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements to be materially different than those expressed or implied by such forward-looking information. Such factors include, but are not limited to: uncertainties related to the ability to raise sufficient capital, changes in economic conditions or financial markets, litigation, legislative or other judicial, regulatory and political competitive developments and technological or operational difficulties. Consequently, actual results may vary materially from those described in the forward-looking statements.

"Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release."

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FORT WAYNE, IN--(Marketwired - Apr 26, 2017) - Franklin Electric Co., Inc. (NASDAQ: FELE) offers the new Fhoton™ HR SolarPAK System, which features helical rotor pumps, as an addition to the current Fhoton SolarPAK product family. The helical rotor pump (sometimes called a progressive cavity or positive displacement pump) generates substantial water pressure at lower flows, providing water even during times of indirect sunlight. Since less energy is required, the Fhoton HR SolarPAK utilizes a minimum number of solar panels, making it ideal for applications with flexible water volume requirements -- such as supplying water to holding tanks for use in livestock watering, rural water supply supplementation, remote cabins, and small irrigation systems. The Fhoton HR SolarPAK is cULus and UL approved and available in three and seven gpm flow rates with a power rating of 0.75 hp (0.55 kW).

The Fhoton SolarPAK System features a Franklin Electric submersible pump and motor, and the Fhoton solar controller in one package. The system is an ideal choice for remote or "off grid" areas where delivering water is impractical due to the availability of electricity or for homeowners that simply want to conserve energy. The catalyst behind this new system, the Fhoton solar controller, features a compact modular design, providing installation flexibility for the contractor. For added durability, it touts a robust IP66, NEMA 4 enclosure that protects against wildlife, insects, dust, and weather. The controller includes diagnostic features and built-in protection from potential harmful conditions, such as: surge, underload (dry run), overvoltage, locked pump, open and short circuit, overheated controller, and reverse polarity.

Most locations globally have ample sunlight to run a solar pumping system, and given the fact that solar panels are increasingly more cost effective, there is immediate value for contractors to install these highly efficient systems. The technology is still new to many, so the entire solar package of panels, pump, motor, and controller/drive are supported by Franklin's team of Field Service Engineers to simplify the installation process. In addition, contractors can become a Franklin Certified Solar Contractor, which helps them identify market trends, selling tips, and become a solar pumping expert.

For more information on all Franklin Electric solar products, visit www.franklinwater.com.

Franklin Electric is a global leader in the production and marketing of systems and components for the movement of water and fuel. Recognized as a technical leader in its products and services, Franklin Electric serves customers around the world in residential, commercial, agricultural, industrial, municipal, and fueling applications.

"Safe Harbor" Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Any forward-looking statements contained herein, including those relating to market conditions or the Company's financial results, costs, expenses or expense reductions, profit margins, inventory levels, foreign currency translation rates, liquidity expectations, business goals and sales growth, involve risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to, risks and uncertainties with respect to general economic and currency conditions, various conditions specific to the Company's business and industry, weather conditions, new housing starts, market demand, competitive factors, changes in distribution channels, supply constraints, effect of price increases, raw material costs, technology factors, integration of acquisitions, litigation, government and regulatory actions, the Company's accounting policies, future trends, and other risks which are detailed in the Company's Securities and Exchange Commission filings, included in Item 1A of Part I of the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2016, Exhibit 99.1 attached thereto and in Item 1A of Part II of the Company's Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q. These risks and uncertainties may cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated by the forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements made herein are based on information currently available, and the Company assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements.

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SAN DIEGO, April 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Today General Atomics (GA) reached another key milestone in the fabrication of the ITER Central Solenoid as engineers and technicians at GA's facility officially completed heat treatment of the first module. The Central Solenoid – an integral component of ITER's unprecedented fusion facility – will stand over five stories tall and will be the world's most powerful pulsed superconducting magnet.

"The heat treatment is what ultimately creates the solenoid's superconducting material, and completion of this process demonstrates that we are continuing to make good, consistent progress on this project," said John Smith, GA's program manager.

The first module of the ITER Central Solenoid being prepared for heat treatment in February 2017 at General Atomics' facility in Poway, Calif. Courtesy: General Atomics
The first module of the ITER Central Solenoid being prepared for heat treatment in February 2017 at General Atomics' facility in Poway, Calif. Courtesy: General Atomics
A General Atomics technician prepares to remove the first ITER Central Solenoid module from the furnace following heat treatment. The process required five weeks of careful temperature control in order to create the superconducting material in the module windings. Courtesy: General Atomics
A General Atomics technician prepares to remove the first ITER Central Solenoid module from the furnace following heat treatment. The process required five weeks of careful temperature control in order to create the superconducting material in the module windings. Courtesy: General Atomics

The process required to create the superconducting material inside the module windings is exacting. The temperature within the furnace can only change at a rate of five or six degrees Fahrenheit per hour, making both the heating and cooling processes very time consuming – it required more than one week for each.

In order to complete the critical heat treatment process, GA engineers and technicians positioned the first module in a massive one-and-a-half-megawatt furnace, which functions in a manner similar to that of convection ovens found in many kitchens. The benefit of the convection oven is the ability to shorten the overall process while maintaining uniform "cooking" of the module.

Inside the furnace, the module spent approximately ten-and-a-half days at 1,060 degrees Fahrenheit and an additional four days at 1,200 degrees Fahrenheit.

"After spending weeks carefully monitoring and controlling the temperature in the furnace, we will now begin the first of the module's multiple insulation processes, called turn insulation. Simultaneously, samples that were heat treated along with the first module will be sent to the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory in Florida to be tested, proving the heat treatment successfully created the superconducting material needed for ITER's solenoid," Smith said. "GA is pleased with our progress on the Central Solenoid fabrication to date, and we are proud of each successive milestone that we reach."

ITER is a collaborative scientific partnership between 35 nations representing more than half the population of the world. This research and development project aims to demonstrate fusion power is a feasible clean-energy source that can be scaled globally. The U.S. ITER project is a collaboration of over 500 companies, laboratories, and universities across 43 states and the District of Columbia and is hosted by the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee. The U.S. ITER work is supported by the Office of Fusion Energy Sciences within the Office of Science of U.S. Department of Energy.

About GA

General Atomics (GA) has been at the cutting edge of global high-technology innovation for more than 60 years. GA's scientists perform research and development in critical fields such as nuclear energy, aerospace, medical diagnostics, advanced materials, and electromagnetics. GA leverages this groundbreaking research for both government and private industry, delivering innovative, practical solutions ranging from next-generation nuclear reactors and nuclear materials to remotely operated aircraft, and electromagnetic systems.

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DUBLIN--()--Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Perception Vs Reality around the Solar Sector Opportunity in India: Is the Investment Opportunity Euphoria Sustainable?" report to their offering.

Solar power potential in India remained dormant at a meagre 2 MW for decades, as the technology was in its demonstration phase till 2011 and the upward momentum started only post 2011 when the technology started getting industrialized worldwide; India declared its intent to aggressively adopt solar technology by announcing Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM). JNNSM laid roadmap for solar energy exploitation in India and was planned in two phases.

The, first phase aims at setting up of 1,100 MW grid connected solar plants, 200 MW capacity equivalent off-grid solar applications and 7 million square meter solar thermal collector area till March, 2013. In the second phase, after taking into account the experience of the initial years, capacity will be aggressively ramped up to create conditions for up scaled and competitive solar energy penetration in the country.

Solar PV, Solar CSP, Solar Rooftop took center stage in 2012-13, thereby pushing wind to second spot in terms of priority sector in renewable energy. Solar power capacity addition registered a CAGR of 33% between 2010 and 2014. India's solar power capacity has touched capacity of 7.5 GW, from under 1 GW in 2012.

However, if India has to reach the aspirational target of 100 GW by 2022, it has to grow at a CAGR of 50%. Is it possible? It's anybody's guess! Although, the pipeline looks encouraging; India's solar projects have crossed 22 GW with 13 GW under construction and 9 GW in the request for proposal process.

Key Topics Covered:

1. Executive Summary

2. Research Approach & Methodology

3. Key Market Stakeholders in the Solar Market in India

4. Tracking Evolution of Solar Revolution in India

5. Tracking growth of Solar in others developed & developing markets - Are others similarly Euphoric as India (comparing 2010-2015 growth)

6. Future Growth Blueprint - India to be the global Solar growth engine

7. Closer look into market participants in the Solar Euphoria in India

8. Permits & Clearances - assessing ease of setting solar project in India

9. Desirability - Feasible - Viable [analysis on whether 100GW is achievable]

10. Success at what cost and failure at what cost [analysis on winsome and loose some stories in solar]

11. M&A in Solar & key triggers for these M&As

12. Key business model that worked & business models that failed

13. List of key solar project developers in India - The Risk - Reward weighs heavily towards risk as India's Solar largely remains sellers' market

14. Uday - can it sustain sunshine in solar sector

15. Sustainability of Solar requires more than subsidy support - Probability of these supports

16. Best pick for Solar Investors - Best states to invest in solar in India

17. Can solar replace coal?

18. Industry Voices

For more information about this report visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/kmw2th/perception_vs

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BEIJING, 26 avril 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Trina Solar Limited (« Trina Solar » ou la « Société »), un leader mondial en matière de modules, solutions et services photovoltaïques, a annoncé un contrat portant sur la fourniture de 20 MW de  son produit lancé récemment, le DUOMAX Twin, un module biface basé sur les technologies PERC et double verre.

Pour honorer ce contrat de vente, Trina Solar a fourni 20 MW de ses modules DUOMAX twin (72 cellules), avec une puissance allant de 340 à 350 W à un projet situé à Golmud, Qinghai (« Projet »). L'expédition a été achevée le 20 avril 2017.

Dernière innovation de Trina Solar, le DUOMAX twin combine la technologie, haut rendement, de génération d'énergie monocristalline bifaciale PERC à la technologie double verre, augmentant ainsi efficacement la capacité de production du système. L'électricité produite par la face arrière génère jusqu'à 25 %  d'énergie en plus dans une grande variété d'environnements. De plus, le DUOMAX twin offre un large éventail d'utilisations, avec des applications dans des projets tels que les grandes centrales électriques, les projets de fermes solaire, les piscicultures à énergie solaire et plus encore. Il est particulièrement efficace pour une utilisation dans des zones à forte réflexion diffuse, telles que des projets situés dans des environnements sablonneux, des surfaces d'eau, des latitudes circumpolaires, des zones enneigées, ainsi que des glissières d'autoroutes.

Le projet est situé dans un secteur sablonneux à haute réflexion diffuse, des conditions idéales pour le DUOMAX twin. En plus de la lumière directe absorbée par la face avant des modules, la face arrière absorbe la lumière réfléchie du sol ainsi que la lumière diffusée par l'air. Le projet sera en outre également équipé d'un suiveur de trajectoire (tracker) qui permettra à la face arrière du module DUOMAX twin de générer plus d'énergie solaire grâce au déplacement contrôlé par le suiveur de trajectoire.

Yin Rongfang, vice-président de Trina Solar, directeur des ventes mondiales et du marketing, a déclaré : « C'est la première commande de DUOMAX twin après son lancement fin mars et nous tenons à remercier nos clients pour leur intérêt. Cette année marque la phase d'intensification commerciale pour le DUOMAX twin et ce chiffre de ventes va continuer à augmenter de façon constante. Nous voyons plus de commandes affluer dans le monde entier. À l'avenir, nous resterons axés sur les innovations technologiques et nous offrirons un meilleur LCOE (coût de production d'énergie actualisé) à nos partenaires stratégiques à travers le monde ».

À propos de Trina Solar Limited

Trina Solar Limited est un leader mondial en matière de modules, solutions et services solaires photovoltaïques. Fondée en 1997 comme intégrateur de système PV, Trina Solar promeut aujourd'hui l'énergie intelligente avec les installateurs, les distributeurs, les prestataires de services publics et les développeurs du monde entier. Pour en savoir plus, consultez le site www.trinasolar.com.

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11:24 ET

Preview: Trina Solar erhält Auftrag über 20 MW beidseitige PERC-Solarmodule „DUOMAX Twin"

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BEIJING, 26. April 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Trina Solar Limited („Trina Solar" oder das „Unternehmen"), ein weltweit führender Anbieter von Photovoltaik-Modulen, Photovoltaik-Lösungen und dazugehörigen Dienstleistungen, gibt einen Liefervertrag über Solarmodule mit 20 MW seines neu lancierten Produkts DUOMAX Twin bekannt – eines beidseitigen Moduls, das mit PERC- und Dual-Glas-Technologie konstruiert ist.

Im Rahmen des Kaufvertrags lieferte Trina Solar 20 MW seiner DUOMAX Twin (72 Zellen) mit einem Leistungsbereich zwischen 340-350 W an ein Projekt (das „Projekt"), das sich in Golmud, Qinghai in China befindet. Die Lieferung wurde am 20. April 2017 abgeschlossen.

DUOMAX Twin ist die jüngste Innovation von Trina Solar, die hocheffiziente, monokristalline beidseitige PERC-Energietechnologie und Dual-Glas-Technologie kombiniert und auf diese Weise die Erzeugungskapazität des Systems effektiv steigert. Der auf der Rückseite generierte Strom erreicht bis zu 25 % mehr Energieausbeute in einem breiten Spektrum von Umgebungen. Außerdem ist DUOMAX Twin für vielfältige Einsatzgebiete geeignet und wird für Projekte wie Großkraftwerke, Solarprojekte in der Landwirtschaft, solarbetriebene Fischzuchtbetriebe und weitere genutzt. Das Produkt ist insbesondere bei Verwendung in Gegenden mit hoher diffuser Sonneinstrahlung äußerst effizient, beispielsweise für Projekte in sandigem Gelände, bei Wasseroberflächen, an zirkumpolaren Breitengraden, in schneereichen Gebieten sowie als Solarleitplanken auf Autobahnen und Schnellstraßen.

Das Projekt liegt in einem sandigen Gebiet mit hoher diffuser Lichteinstrahlung, was ideale Bedingungen für die DUOMAX Twin darstellt. Neben dem direkten Sonnenlicht, das auf der Vorderseite der Module absorbiert wird, nimmt die Rückseite reflektiertes Licht vom Boden und gestreutes Licht aus der Umgebung auf. Darüber hinaus wird das Projekt auch mit Trackern ausgestattet, durch die die Rückseite der DUOMAX Twin Module mehr Sonnenenergie einfangen können, indem sie sich entsprechend der Tracker bewegen.

Yin Rongfang, Vice President von Trina Solar und Leiter der Abteilung Global Sales & Marketing, sagte: „Das ist der erste Auftrag über DUOMAX Twin nach der Einführung auf dem Markt Ende März und wir möchten unseren Kunden für ihr Vertrauen danken. In diesem Jahr wird die Marktaufstellung für DUOMAX Twin weiter ausgebaut und die Zahl der Verkäufe wird kontinuierlich steigen. Derzeit gehen mehr und mehr Aufträge aus aller Welt ein. Auch in Zukunft werden wir uns weiter konsequent für technologische Innovationen einsetzen und unseren strategischen Partnern weltweit noch mehr echte LCOE-Werte, d. h. niedrige Stromgestehungskosten, liefern."

Über Trina Solar Limited

Trina Solar Limited ist ein weltweit führender Anbieter von Photovoltaik-Modulen, Photovoltaik-Lösungen und dazugehörigen Dienstleistungen. Das Unternehmen wurde 1997 als PV-Systemintegrator gegründet und treibt mittlerweile intelligente Energie gemeinsam mit Installationsunternehmen, Händlern, Versorgern und Entwicklern auf globaler Ebene voran. Nähere Information finden Sie unter www.trinasolar.com.

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10:50 ET

Preview: Trina Solar recebe pedido para 20MW em módulos "DUOMAX twin" PERC bifaciais

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PEKÍN, 26 de abril de 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Trina Solar Limited ("Trina Solar" o la "empresa"), un líder global en módulos fotovoltaicos, soluciones y servicios, ha anunciado un contrato para el suministro de 20MW de su producto DUOMAX twin, un módulo bifacial fabricado con tecnología PERC y de doble cristal que ha sido lanzado recientemente.

De acuerdo con el contrato de venta, Trina Solar suministró 20MW de sus DUOMAX twin (72 células), con una potencia de entre 340 y 350W, a un proyecto situado en Golmud, Qinghai ("proyecto"). El envío se completó el 20 de abril de 2017.

DUOMAX twin es la innovación más reciente de Trina Solar, combinando la tecnología de energía bifacial monocristalina PERC de alta eficiencia con la tecnología de doble cristal, lo que aumenta eficazmente la capacidad de generación del sistema. La electricidad generada en su cara trasera ofrece hasta un 25% más de energía en una amplia variedad de entornos. Además, el DUOMAX twin presenta una extensa gama de usos, con aplicaciones en proyectos tales como centrales eléctricas de gran envergadura, proyectos de agricultura solar, piscifactorías basadas en energía solar y otros. Su uso es particularmente efectivo en áreas con una elevada reflexión difusa, como por ejemplo proyectos ubicados en entornos arenosos, superficies acuáticas, latitudes circumpolares y zonas nevadas, así como en los quitamiedos de las autopistas.

El proyecto está situado en una zona arenosa con una elevada reflexión difusa, por lo que presenta las condiciones ideales para el DUOMAX twin. Aparte de la luz directa absorbida por la cara frontal de los módulos, la cara trasera absorbe la luz reflejada en el suelo y también la que se encuentra dispersa en el aire. El proyecto estará equipado asimismo con un rastreador, que posibilitará que la cara trasera del módulo DUOMAX twin recoja más energía solar por medio del movimiento de dicho rastreador.

Yin Rongfang, vicepresidente de Trina Solar y jefe de Marketing y Ventas Internacionales, dijo: "Se trata del primer pedido de DUOMAX twin tras su lanzamiento a finales de marzo, y nos gustaría agradecer a nuestros clientes su reconocimiento. Este año marca la fase de crecimiento dentro en el mercado para el DUOMAX twin, y esta cifra va a continuar aumentando constantemente. Estamos observando la llegada de pedidos procedentes de todo el mundo. De cara al futuro, permaneceremos comprometidos con las innovaciones tecnológicas y ofreceremos un valor de coste normalizado de electricidad (LCOE) aún más contundente a nuestros socios estratégicos a nivel internacional".

Acerca de Trina Solar Limited

Trina Solar Limited es un líder global en módulos fotovoltaicos, soluciones y servicios. Fundada en 1997 como un integrador de sistemas fotovoltaicos, hoy Trina Solar ofrece energía inteligente además de instaladores, distribuidores, empresas de servicios y desarrolladores en todo el mundo. Para obtener más información, visite www.trinasolar.com.

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14:30 ET

Preview: Trina Solar reçoit une commande de 20 MW pour ses modules bifaces PERC « DUOMAX twin »

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LOS FRESNOS, Texas--()--Secretary of State Rolando Pablos joined ACCIONA Energy, a leading global operator of renewable energy projects, to inaugurate the 93-megawatt (MW) San Roman Wind Farm today. San Roman will produce enough energy to power more than 30,000 homes in Southeast Texas. Located near Brownsville and equipped with 31 AW125/3000 turbines, San Roman is ACCIONA’s eighth wind farm in the U.S. and brings the company’s total U.S. wind capacity to 721 MW.

ACCIONA Chairman José Manuel Entrecanales and Texas Secretary of State Rolando Pablos presided over the dedication ceremony, which was attended by business and community leaders from across Texas and the U.S.

“We are proud to welcome ACCIONA and the San Roman Wind Farm to Cameron County,” said Secretary Pablos. “As one of Texas’ top foreign direct investors, Spain is a close friend, ally, and trade partner, and we are honored to join them in celebrating the inauguration of this important renewable energy project, which will help power economic development in the border region and beyond. The success of the Rio Grande Valley is crucial to the success of the Texas economy, and I am confident that ACCIONA’s commitment to the local community will further strengthen the infrastructure of the region to support even more investment and job growth.”

The San Roman Wind Farm is expected to generate $30 million in tax revenue for local school districts and other public services and approximately $25 million in lease payments to local landowners over its operating life.

“Today, renewable energy is the lowest-cost option for generating electricity. With a strong electric market and a great business climate, Texas has attracted wind energy development and guaranteed an affordable source of power for its growing economy,” said Chairman Entrecanales. “Texas is one of the most attractive investment destinations in the world, and we are particularly proud to be a part of this wind energy success story.”

As part of ACCIONA’s commitment to supporting the local community, the company established a scholarship program with local school districts that will provide merit-based scholarships to two deserving students each year for the full life of the project. Chairman Entrecanales and Secretary Pablos awarded the first of those scholarships to Maria Garcia and Hannah Pinkerton, graduating seniors from the Los Fresnos and Port Isabel school districts, respectively. ACCIONA provides similar scholarship programs at all its U.S. windfarms.

Construction of the San Roman wind farm was completed in 11 months and generated more than 100,000 hours of work for local contractors.

ACCIONA currently owns 721 MW of operating wind power capacity in the U.S., bringing its total North American renewable energy capacity to more than 1,500 MW. Along with the San Roman Wind Farm, ACCIONA’s U.S.-based portfolio includes three wind farms in Oklahoma (329 MW), one in North and South Dakota (180 MW), one in Illinois (100.5 MW) and two in North Dakota (12 MW) and Iowa (6MW). ACCIONA also operates a 64 MW concentrating solar power plant in Nevada.

ACCIONA has also started construction on a new 168 MW wind farm and will install a 339 MW solar plant in Mexico, both expected to be completed by the end of 2018.

ACCIONA has committed to invest around $2.5 billion by 2020 to build new renewable energy installations worldwide, increasing the company’s capacity by approximately 1,900 MW.

About ACCIONA

ACCIONA Energy is a global operator in renewable energies with over 20 years’ experience in the sector. It owns and operates 220 wind farms totaling 7,260 MW; 79 hydro plants (888 MW); 6 CSP plants (314 MW); photovoltaic plants totaling 389 MWp and three biomass plants (61 MW). The company develops projects for customers in wind and photovoltaic power, and markets power to large customers. www.acciona-energia.com

It belongs to the ACCIONA Group, a leader in sustainable solutions for infrastructures and renewable energy projects worldwide. Its range of services covers the entire value chain of design, construction, operation and maintenance. The company earned revenues of 5,977 million euros in 2016, has a presence in more than 30 countries and carries out its activities within a commitment to the economic and social development of the communities it operates in. ACCIONA's aim is to lead the transition to a low-carbon economy, and does this by applying criteria of quality and innovation processes to all its projects with a view to optimizing the efficient use of resources and caring for the environment. www.acciona.com

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HILLSBORO, Ore.--()--The following statement is attributable to Juergen Stein, U.S. president of SolarWorld:

“The case of Suniva dramatically demonstrates that the U.S. solar manufacturing industry still suffers from unfair trade. In particular, highly subsidized Chinese companies as well as other producers are globally dumping their products, forcing competitors to take losses, lay off workers and exit the market. SolarWorld has fought decisively against this kind of unfair competition for many years. China now has managed to circumvent and violate existing trade defense measures in several ways and again incited a ruinous price race to the bottom, destroying U.S. manufacturing jobs. SolarWorld – as the largest U.S. crystalline-silicon solar manufacturer, with more than 40 years of U.S. manufacturing experience – will assess the case brought by Suniva but prefers that any action to be taken against unfair trade shall consider all parts of the U.S. solar value chain. We're committed to helping to find a way that also considers the interests of other parties playing fair in the U.S. solar market.”

About SolarWorld REAL VALUE: SolarWorld manufactures and sells high-tech solar power solutions and, in doing so, contributes to a cleaner energy supply worldwide. The group, headquartered in Bonn, Germany, employs 3,292 people and operates facilities in Freiberg and Arnstadt, Germany, and Hillsboro, Oregon, USA, as well as in a joint venture with Qatar Solar Technologies. From raw material silicon to solar wafers, cells and modules, SolarWorld manages all stages of production ‒ including research and development in its own company, SolarWorld Innovations. Through an international distribution network with locations in Europe, USA, Singapore, Japan, South Africa and Qatar, SolarWorld supplies customers all over the world. The company upholds high social standards and commits itself to resource- and energy-efficient production. With its program Solar2World, the company supports the expansion of solar power in developing countries. SolarWorld was founded in 1998 and has been publicly traded on the stock market since 1999. Connect with SolarWorld on Facebook, Twitter and www.solarworld.com.

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ATLANTA, April 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA), formerly the Solar Electric Power Association, announced today that it has named Georgia Power to its annual Top 10 Utility Solar list. The annual list, released at the Utility Solar Conference in Tucson, Arizona, recognizes a select group of U.S. utilities for solar connections to the grid in 2016. Georgia Power ranked 10th in 2015 and advanced to 5th among 412 utilities in 2016. Solar systems installed in Georgia in 2016 as a result of Georgia Power's solar programs totaled 553 megawatts.

"We are proud to be recognized once again by SEPA as an industry leader in advancing renewable energy for our customers," said Norrie McKenzie, vice president of Renewable Development for Georgia Power. "We have focused on growing solar and other renewable generation sources in coordination with the Georgia Public Service Commission and the solar industry in a way that ensures reliability, diversifies our energy mix and helps keep our rates low for customers."

Georgia Power dedicates its 30 MW Fort Gordon solar facility in November 2016
Georgia Power dedicates its 30 MW Fort Gordon solar facility in November 2016

"One of the reasons we started the Utility Solar Top 10 lists back in 2007 was to highlight the key, but often unrecognized role utilities were taking in putting new solar on the grid," said SEPA President and CEO Julia Hamm. "At this pivotal moment in the U.S. energy transition, the industry leaders on this year's Top 10 lists -- such as Georgia Power -- will continue to be critical to the growth of solar, storage and other distributed energy resources on the grid."

Year after year, Georgia Power has worked with the Georgia PSC to add solar to its generation portfolio through diverse and innovative programs designed to prevent putting upward pressure on customer rates. Customer-focused programs include the recently introduced Simple Solar option for customers who want to support solar energy, but are unable or choose not to install a solar system at their home or business, as well as a rooftop solar education, consultation and installation service. Georgia Power's renewable development strategy also includes large-scale, competitive solar solicitations such as the Advanced Solar Initiative (ASI) and Renewable Energy Development Initiative (REDI). Millions of solar panels have been installed across Georgia as part of Georgia Power programs, including the ASI as well as five new on-base solar initiatives with the U.S. Army and Department of the Navy.

With one of the largest voluntary renewable portfolios in the nation, Georgia Power now has 855 MW* of solar capacity in operation, with accelerating growth year over year since 2013. Through implementation of the new REDI, approved by the PSC in 2016, as well as other solar projects and programs, the company expects to add up to 1,600 MW of additional renewable capacity by 2021.

To learn more about Georgia Power's solar programs, including a variety of solar tools and resources for customers, visit www.GeorgiaPower.com/Solar. To learn more about SEPA, visit www.sepapower.org.

* REC Disclaimer: Every megawatt hour of electricity produced by an eligible solar generation resource creates a Renewable Energy Credit (REC). Georgia Power purchases only the null energy output from some renewable generating facilities that have contracted to sell that energy to Georgia Power. Ownership of the associated RECs is specified in each respective power purchase agreement. The party that owns the RECs retains the right to use them.

About Georgia Power
Georgia Power is the largest electric subsidiary of Southern Company (NYSE: SO), America's premier energy company. Value, Reliability, Customer Service and Stewardship are the cornerstones of the company's promise to 2.5 million customers in all but four of Georgia's 159 counties. Committed to delivering clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy at rates below the national average, Georgia Power maintains a diverse, innovative generation mix that includes nuclear, 21st century coal and natural gas, as well as renewables such as solar, hydroelectric and wind. Georgia Power focuses on delivering world-class service to its customers every day and the company is consistently recognized by J.D. Power and Associates as an industry leader in customer satisfaction. For more information, visit www.GeorgiaPower.com and connect with the company on Facebook (Facebook.com/GeorgiaPower), Twitter (Twitter.com/GeorgiaPower) and Instagram (Instagram.com/ga_power).

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
Certain information contained in this release is forward-looking information based on current expectations and plans that involve risks and uncertainties. Forward-looking information includes, among other things, statements concerning expected future renewable capacity. Georgia Power cautions that there are certain factors that can cause actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking information that has been provided. The reader is cautioned not to put undue reliance on this forward-looking information, which is not a guarantee of future performance and is subject to a number of uncertainties and other factors, many of which are outside the control of Georgia Power; accordingly, there can be no assurance that such suggested results will be realized. The following factors, in addition to those discussed in Georgia Power's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2016, and subsequent securities filings, could cause actual results to differ materially from management expectations as suggested by such forward-looking information: the ability to control costs and avoid cost overruns during the development and construction of generating facilities, to construct facilities in accordance with the requirements of permits and licenses, to satisfy any operational and environmental performance standards, and the requirements of tax credits and other incentives, and to integrate facilities into the Southern Company system upon completion of construction; and potential business strategies, including acquisitions or dispositions of assets or businesses, which cannot be assured to be completed or beneficial to Georgia Power. Georgia Power expressly disclaims any obligation to update any forward-looking information.

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ROSEMEAD, Calif.--()--Southern California Edison delivered more solar energy to its customers last year than any other utility in the nation, according to rankings compiled by the Smart Electric Power Alliance. The rankings were announced today at the alliance’s annual Utility Conference.

SCE connected 1,648 megawatts of solar energy to the grid last year through new and expanded residential and commercial solar installations as well as through utility power-purchase agreements. This represents a 31 percent increase over the 1,258 megawatts SCE connected in 2015, when it also earned the alliance’s top spot for megawatt capacity. SCE has placed among the top-10 utilities every year since the alliance began publishing its solar rankings in 2007.

Among the company’s other solar energy accomplishments:

  • SCE connects an average of 4,400 solar customers to the electric grid monthly, equal to a solar customer coming online every 10 minutes.
  • SCE has connected more than 220,000 residential and commercial customers to the grid, accelerated by the success of the California Solar Initiative, totaling more than 1,700 megawatts of solar capacity. SCE also has large power-purchase agreements with private suppliers exceeding 3,500 megawatts of capacity.
  • The company has a long history of solar innovation. SCE's Coolwater plant in the Mojave Desert — later named Solar One — began operation in 1982 as the nation's first large-scale solar electric generation site. The 10-megawatt facility was the largest plant of its type in the world, and the first commercial plant in the U.S. to use solar thermal technology.

The alliance’s rankings recognize utilities in four categories: Top-10 utilities for most new solar megawatts and most new watts per customer and top-10 utilities for most new storage megawatts and most watts per customer. The 10th annual survey includes figures from 412 U.S. utilities on solar connected to the grid both last year and in total since 2007. The full top-10 listings are available online at sepatop10.org.

“California’s electricity customers have made it very clear, they want more renewable, clean energy,” said Kevin Payne, SCE’s CEO. “SCE is committed to meeting customers’ needs, as well as to meeting the state’s climate and air quality targets, so we continue to innovate and invest in our electric grid to make it all possible.”

About Southern California Edison

An Edison International (NYSE:EIX) company, Southern California Edison is one of the nation’s largest electric utilities, serving a population of approximately 15 million via 5 million customer accounts in a 50,000-square-mile service area within Central, Coastal and Southern California.

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Verified $54 Million Equity Holdings in a Liquid $3 Billion, Publicly Traded Company versus Current Market Capitalization of $3 Million

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwired - April 26, 2017) - Esplanade Capital LLC, a significant shareholder of New Energy Exchange Limited (OTC PINK: EBODF), announced today that it has issued an open letter to the Board urging the Company to reregister with the SEC in order to maximize value for shareholders. The full text of the letter follows:

April 25, 2017

New Energy Exchange Limited (f.k.a. Renewable Energy Trade Board Corp.)
Board of Directors
Shun Tak Centre West Tower
Unit 1407
168-200 Connaught Road
Central, Hong Kong

Dear Members of the Board of Directors (the "Board"):

Esplanade Capital LLC ("Esplanade" or "We") urges New Energy Exchange Limited (the "Company", "EBODF", or "NEX") to reregister with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") in order to maximize value for shareholders.

Having exercised extensive due diligence since 2013, We have verified that EBODF retains a $54 million equity position in a liquid $3 billion enterprise value, publicly traded company in Hong Kong. This stake compares to EBODF's current microscopic market capitalization of $3 million. In addition, We can also confirm that EBODF owns two Italian solar assets worth at least ~$32 million.

While we believe EBODF is carrying significantly more asset value, including operating solar power plants in China, Europe, and the US, and indeed some, albeit potentially modest, liabilities, we cannot fully corroborate these balance sheet items precisely due to EBODF having deregistered and "gone dark" in 2013. By reregistering, EBODF will provide shareholders an accurate inventory of its assets and liabilities while likely revealing an even greater mismatch between market and book value.

Through the management of Esplanade Capital Partners I LLC and Esplanade Capital Electron Partners LP, We and our affiliates have maintained a significant position in EBODF since 2013. As background, Esplanade was founded in 1999 and has been investing in the solar sector since 2004.

In fourteen years of solar investing, We have never encountered an opportunity as obscure and undervalued as EBODF. After discovering EBODF, an unregistered (since March 2013) but U.S. publicly-traded company, through our deep, global solar network, we conducted multidimensional due diligence through management meetings in New York, Hong Kong, and Shanghai, analysis of EBODF legacy SEC filings, and careful dissection of Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited ("HK Exchange") filings from sister-company United Photovoltaics Group Limited (686 HK), a leading solar independent power producer controlling ~1.4 gigawatts of solar power plants in China and the UK and wielding an ~US$3 billion enterprise value.

As context, We define the verifiable assets as EBODF's 335,683,070 share stake in 686 HK validated through HK Exchange filings as of April 19, 2017 and two Italian solar power plant assets acquired in June 2014. To wit, shares of 686 HK, EBODF's largest verifiable asset, have appreciated ~71% in 2017 while the Company's shares remain largely unchanged.

After privately imploring management to reregister with the SEC and file updated financials to no avail, We have exhausted our patience and are forced to bring this matter to the public. The status quo cannot persist as shareholder value is being squandered.

For the sake of transparency, we are including details on the verifiable assets since most investors likely haven't reviewed the HK Exchange filings outlining EBODF's 686 HK stake and industry press detailing EBODF's acquisition of two Italian solar power plants in June 2014.

EBODF owns 335,683,070 shares of 686 HK (~4.5% of shares outstanding) as confirmed by a HK Exchange filing on April 19, 2017 (see page 5).

EBODF's stake in 686 HK is worth ~US$54 million at current market values. Other major holders of 686 HK include China Merchants New Energy Group (a massive China state-owned enterprise controlling 26.8% of 686 HK and ~17% of EBODF), ORIX Asia Capital (a US$95 billion Japanese asset management company controlling 14.4% of 686 HK), and the Asian Development Bank's Asia Climate Partners (the US$150 billion regional development bank controlling 4.5% of 686 HK) all of whom invested ~US$167 million alongside EBODF in 686 HK in March 2017.

In that March 2017 686 share subscription, EBODF purchased 68,799,449 shares of 686 HK at HK$0.5814 per share (see "subscription price" on pages 18-21) versus 686 HK's current share price of HK$1.25 thereby creating ~$6 million of equity value for EBODF shareholders in this single transaction (greater than twice the entire market capitalization of EBODF today).

In terms of the Italian solar power plant assets, EBODF acquired two projects comprising 13.1MW in June 2014. Based on the remaining subsidies and cash flow for each project, we estimate these two assets are worth at least ~US$32.0 million.

Whether simply a US Dollar denominated tracking stock for 686 HK or a solar independent power producer, EBODF is deeply undervalued and must reregister to maximize shareholder value and minimize the valuation gap.

Esplanade welcomes the opportunity to discuss the path forward directly with the Board.

Regards,

Shawn W. Kravetz
President

cc: Alan Li Shan (electronically), Maggie Qiu Ping (electronically), Lu Zhenwei (electronically)

ABOUT ESPLANADE CAPITAL LLC
Esplanade Capital is a Boston based investment management firm founded in 1999 to manage capital for a small number of like-minded families, private investors, and institutions

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