NEW DELHI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Azure Power Global Limited (“Azure Power” or the “Company”) (NYSE: AZRE), a leading solar power producer in India, announced that it will hold its annual general meeting of shareholders at the Company’s office on the 3rd Floor, Asset 301-304, WorldMark 3, Aerocity, New Delhi 110037, Republic of India at 3 p.m. (Delhi Time) on September 25, 2017.

The Company will propose at the annual general meeting to (i) to adopt the Annual Report of the Company along with the Report of the Board of Directors and the Report of the Auditors on the Financial Statements and the Form 20-F filed with SEC for the year ended 31 March 2017, (ii) ratify the appointment of Ernst & Young Associates LLP as the auditor (the “Auditor”) to audit the account of the Company for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2018 and to fix the remuneration of the Auditor, (iii) re-elect Mr. Eric Ng Yim On as the Company’s director, (iv) re-elect Mr. Cyril Sebastien Dominique Cabanes as the Company’s director, (v) re-appoint Mr. Harkanwal S. Wadhwa as the Company’s director, and (vi) to increase the existing Employee Stock Options pool.

Only shareholders of record of the Company’s equity shares on the close of business on August 24, 2017 (Eastern Standard Time) (the “Record Date”) are entitled to receive notice and vote at the annual general meeting or any adjournment. Shareholders are cordially invited to attend the annual general meeting. Shareholders are entitled to appoint a proxy to attend and act for and on behalf of them at the meeting.

A notice of the annual general meeting describing the matters to be considered at the meeting is available on Azure Power’s website at http://www.azurepower.com.

For a copy of the Company’s annual report for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2017, containing the complete audited financial statements and report of the auditors for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2017, and the report of the board of directors, please visit the Investor Relations Section on Azure Power’s website at http://www.azurepower.com. We will provide all holders of our equity shares, upon request, a hard copy of our annual report for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2017 free of charge.

About Azure Power

Azure Power (NYSE: AZRE) is a leading solar power producer in India with a portfolio of over 1,000 MWs across 18 states. With over 100 MWs of high quality, operating and committed solar assets, the company has one of the largest rooftop portfolios in the country. With its in-house engineering, procurement and construction expertise and advanced in-house operations and maintenance capability, Azure Power provides low-cost and reliable solar power solutions to customers throughout India. It has developed, constructed and operated solar projects of varying sizes, from utility scale to rooftop, since its inception in 2008. Highlights include the construction of India’s first private utility scale solar PV power plant in 2009 and the implementation of the first MW scale rooftop project under the smart city initiative in 2013.

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- Cette installation solaire de 10MW alimentera plusieurs installations, dont des villas résidentielles et des centres de loisirs

DUBAI, Emirats arabes unis, 15 août 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Les modules photovoltaïques de Trina Solar ont été mis en service dans la Ville durable de 10MW à Dubaï, un projet innovant qui démontre concrètement qu'il est possible de développer une communauté où les besoins énergétiques sont satisfaits intégralement grâce à des sources d'énergie propre. Comptant plusieurs installations, dont 500 villas résidentielles, un hôtel de 170 chambres, une mosquée, une école, une piscine, et un centre et une piste équestres, le projet résidentiel et commercial proposé est désigné comme l'une des plus grandes villes durables mises en service jusqu'à présent au Moyen-Orient.

Compte tenu des rudes conditions environnementales au Moyen-Orient, l'installation sera composée de 40 000 panneaux Duomax – une solution qui est depuis longtemps réputée pour sa durabilité et sa fiabilité. Les panneaux Duomax présentent une conception sans cadre inédite, qui permet d'éviter l'accumulation de poussière et nécessite un nettoyage minimal, répondant ainsi aux normes de fabrication imposées par la ville en matière de durabilité et de respect de l'environnement. Le double-vitrage de Duomax garantit au projet une durée de vie de 30 ans, appuyée par la garantie de performance offerte par Trina.

Bâtie par Diamond Developers, l'une des premières entreprises à Dubaï à entrer dans le secteur de la promotion immobilière en propriété depuis l'introduction de la pleine propriété immobilière en 2002, la Ville durable est désignée comme la première communauté durable opérationnelle au Moyen-Orient, construite sur un complexe de 5 millions de pieds carrés qui est situé à 18 miles de Dubaï City et qui doit accueillir environ 2 000 habitants. Avec plusieurs installations de grande envergure à son actif, Trina Solar a été le promoteur de choix pour un champ de 40 000 panneaux photovoltaïques, dont la production est estimée à environ 16GWh par an.

« Trina Solar est incroyablement fière d'avoir apporté une importante contribution aux projets énergétiques de cette communauté », explique Mme Helena Li, présidente pour l'Asie-Pacifique et le Moyen-Orient. « L'énergie solaire devrait largement contribuer à l'ambition de Dubaï, qui est de devenir la ville la plus durable au monde d'ici à 2020. Ainsi, le gouvernement s'est tourné vers des initiatives de vie plus intelligentes, surtout en milieu désertique, et nous sommes heureux de l'avoir aidé à concrétiser cette vision d'énergie propre grâce à nos produits solaires innovants. La Ville durable est une initiative innovante, en ce qu'elle garantit que la croissance et le développement de la ville se poursuivent de façon responsable. Grâce à la production de Trina Solar, une part importante des besoins énergétiques des résidents sera assurée, pour un avenir plus propre, moins cher et plus durable. »

Pour Anwar Zabin, PDG de City Solar : « La conclusion de la phase 1 est un jalon critique dans nos travaux au sein de la Ville durable avec l'installation de 24 170 panneaux solaires jusqu'à présent. Nos travaux se poursuivent, et nous sommes impatients de passer à la phase deux, qui sera l'installation de 15 000 panneaux solaires supplémentaires. Nous nous rapprochons de notre objectif total de 40 000 panneaux solaires, qui produiront jusqu'à 10 MW à capacité maximale. L'énergie produite équivaudra à 16 000 MW, contribuant à la réduction des émissions de carbone de 8 000 tonnes par an. »

A propos de Trina Solar Limited

Trina Solar Limited est un leader mondial pour les modules solaires, les solutions et les services photovoltaïques. Fondée en 1997 comme intégrateur de système PV, Trina Solar stimule aujourd'hui l'énergie intelligente avec les installateurs, les distributeurs, les prestataires de services publics et les développeurs à travers le monde. Pour de plus amples informations, rendez-vous sur www.trinasolar.com. Courriel : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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COLUMBUS, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Washington Prime Group Inc. (NYSE: WPG) today announced that the Company’s Board of Directors formed a Sustainability Committee to further establish sustainability as a key business driver as it relates to how the Company redevelops and operates its retail properties, conducts business with its guests, engages with its communities and creates a productive and positive work environment for its associates.

Lou Conforti, CEO and Director, stated: “We believe that reducing the Company’s carbon footprint is plain and simple the right thing to do from an environmental standpoint. It is our objective to incorporate such practices while making certain the financial base case provides for a suitable ROIC. Several of my Board members and colleagues have focused upon the efficient use of energy, and I thank them for getting me up to speed regarding this important mandate."

The Sustainability Committee will review, assess, monitor and evaluate the Company’s sustainability efforts. Sheryl von Blucher will chair this new standing committee, with J. Taggart (Tag) Birge and John Dillon III also appointed to serve as members.

Sheryl von Blucher, Director, stated: “The formation of the Sustainability Committee will allow Washington Prime Group to innovate even more so in the future. Some examples of the Company’s focus on sustainable investments in its retail properties include energy efficient LED lighting projects, charging stations for electric cars, exploring potential opportunities for solar energy and many more innovations. We know sustainability is important to our stakeholders, and it is important to Washington Prime Group.”

As it relates to new projects, the Company will initially be focused on the area of energy reduction. The Company is currently working with local and state municipalities to expand the Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) model promulgated by the U.S. Department of Energy to help finance energy efficiency projects at its retail properties.

The Company continues to install efficient LED lighting at approximately 27 of its retail properties in 2017 and intends to expand the installations across other properties in the future.

In addition, the Company is currently working with a third party to implement operational and technology improvements at the property level. This initiative includes technical communications, Wi-Fi design and implementation, as well as analytics and reporting in order to make informed future energy management decisions.

About Washington Prime Group

Washington Prime Group Inc. is a retail REIT and a recognized leader in the ownership, management, acquisition and development of retail properties. The Company combines a national real estate portfolio with an investment grade balance sheet, leveraging its expertise across the entire shopping center sector to increase cash flow through rigorous management of assets and provide new opportunities to retailers looking for growth throughout the U.S. A trademark application has been filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for the name “Washington Prime Group”. Learn more at www.washingtonprime.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This news release contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 which represent the current expectations and beliefs of management of Washington Prime Group Inc. (“WPG”) concerning the proposed offering of the notes, the anticipated consequences and benefits of the offering of the notes and the targeted close date for the offering of the notes, and other future events and their potential effects on WPG, including, but not limited to, statements relating to anticipated financial and operating results, WPG’s plans, objectives, expectations and intentions, cost savings and other statements, including words such as “anticipate,” “believe,” “confident,” “plan,” “estimate,” “expect,” “intend,” “will,” “should,” “may,” and other similar expressions. Such statements are based upon the current beliefs and expectations of WPG’s management, and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance, or achievements of WPG to be materially different from future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such factors include, without limitation: changes in asset quality and credit risk; ability to sustain revenue and earnings growth; changes in political, economic or market conditions generally and the real estate and capital markets specifically; the impact of increased competition; the availability of capital and financing; tenant or joint venture partner(s) bankruptcies; the failure to increase enclosed retail store occupancy and same-store operating income; risks associated with acquisitions, dispositions, development, expansion, leasing and management of properties; changes in market rental rates; trends in the retail industry; relationships with anchor tenants; risks relating to joint venture properties; costs of common area maintenance; competitive market forces; the level and volatility of interest rates; the rate of revenue increases as compared to expense increases; the financial stability of tenants within the retail industry; the restrictions in current financing arrangements or the failure to comply with such arrangements; the liquidity of real estate investments; the impact of changes to tax legislation and WPG’s tax positions; failure to qualify as a real estate investment trust; the failure to refinance debt at favorable terms and conditions; loss of key personnel; material changes in the dividend rates on securities or the ability to pay dividends on common shares or other securities; possible restrictions on the ability to operate or dispose of any partially-owned properties; the failure to achieve earnings/funds from operations targets or estimates; the failure to achieve projected returns or yields on development and investment properties (including joint ventures); expected gains on debt extinguishment; changes in generally accepted accounting principles or interpretations thereof; terrorist activities and international hostilities; the unfavorable resolution of legal or regulatory proceedings; the impact of future acquisitions and divestitures; assets that may be subject to impairment charges; significant costs related to environmental issues; and other risks and uncertainties, including those detailed from time to time in WPG’s statements and periodic reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including those described under “Risk Factors”. The forward-looking statements in this communication are qualified by these risk factors. Each statement speaks only as of the date of this press release and WPG undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances. Actual results may differ materially from current projections, expectations, and plans, if any. Investors, potential investors and others should give careful consideration to these risks and uncertainties.

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- Die Solaranlage wird 10 MW Strom für verschiedene Einrichtungen liefern, einschließlich Wohnvillen und Freizeitkomplexe

DUBAI, Vereinigte Arabische Emirate, 14. August 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Die FV-Module von Trina Solar haben ihren Betrieb mit 10 MW in der Sustainable City in Dubai aufgenommen. Es handelt sich um ein innovatives Projekt und einen lebenden Beweis, dass die Entwicklung einer Gemeinschaft möglich ist, in der der Strombedarf ausschließlich durch saubere Energiequellen gedeckt wird. Mit seinen verschiedenen Einrichtungen, darunter 500 Wohnvillen, ein Hotel mit 170 Zimmern, eine Moschee, eine Schule, ein Swimmingpool sowie ein Reitklub mit Reitbahn, zählt der geplante Wohn- und Gewerbekomplex bisher zu den größten, nachhaltigen und in Betrieb befindlichen Städten im Mittleren Osten.

Trina’s PV Modules Operational in The Sustainable City in Dubai
Trina’s PV Modules Operational in The Sustainable City in Dubai

Angesichts der schwierigen Umweltbedingungen im Mittleren Osten besteht die Anlage aus 40.000 Duomax Modulen, einer Lösung, die seit Langem wegen ihrer Langlebigkeit und Zuverlässigkeit bekannt ist. Duomax Module verfügen über ein einzigartiges rahmenloses Design, das die Ansammlung von Staub verhindert und nur geringfügige Reinigung erfordert, womit die nachhaltigen und umweltfreundlichen Designstandards der Stadt erfüllt werden. Das Doppelglasdesign der Duomax stellt die, von Trinas Leistungsgarantie gestützte Designlebensdauer des Projekts von 30 Jahren sicher.

Die Sustainable City wurde von Diamond Developers gebaut, einem der ersten Unternehmen in Dubai, das sich in der Branche für Grundeigentum und Immobilienentwicklung nach der Einführung des Rechtes auf Grundeigentum im Jahr 2002 engagierte, und sie gilt als die erste operationelle, nachhaltige Gemeinschaft im Mittleren Osten. Sie wurde auf einem 5 Millionen Quadratfuß großen Gelände errichtet, das 18 Meilen von Dubai City entfernt liegt und etwa 2.000 Menschen beherbergen soll. Da Trina Solar in der Vergangenheit bereits verschiedene große Installationen geliefert hatte, war das Unternehmen der Entwickler der Wahl für eine Solaranlage mit 40.000 Modulen, die jährlich etwa 16 GWh Strom erzeugen soll.

„Trina Solar ist äußerst stolz, zu einem der wichtigen Lieferanten von Strom für den Energiebedarf dieser Gemeinschaft zu zählen", sagte Fr. Helena Li, President, asiatisch-pazifischer Raum und Mittlerer Osten. „Solarstrom wird einen nennenswerten Beitrag zum Bestreben Dubais leisten, bis 2020 die nachhaltigste Stadt der Welt zu werden. Aus diesem Grund untersuchte die Regierung intelligentere Wohninitiativen, besonders in einem Wüstenumfeld, und wir sind froh, dass wir sie dabei unterstützen konnten, ihre Vision von sauberer Energie durch unsere innovativen Solarprodukte verwirklichen zu können. Die Sustainable City ist eine bahnbrechende Initiative, mit der dauerhaftes, verantwortungsbewusstes Wachstum und eine entsprechende Entwicklung der Stadt sichergestellt wird. Trina Solar liefert einen nennenswerten Teils des Energiebedarfs der Bewohner für eine sauberere, billigere und nachhaltigere Zukunft."

Anwar Zabin, CEO von City Solar, kommentierte: „Der Abschluss der Phase 1 ist mit der Installation von bisher 24.170 Solarmodulen ein wichtiger Meilenstein bei unserer Arbeit mit der Sustainable City. Wir setzten unsere Arbeit fort und freuen uns auf Phase zwei, in der zusätzliche 15.000 Solarmodule installiert werden. Wir nähern uns damit unserem Ziel von 40.000 Solarmodulen, die nach Fertigstellung bei maximaler Kapazitätsauslastung bis zu 10 MW Strom liefern. Der jährlich produzierte Strom entspricht dann 16.000 MW und trägt zu einer Reduzierung der Kohlenstoffemissionen um 8.000 Tonnen pro Jahr bei."

Über Trina Solar Limited

Trina Solar Limited ist ein weltweit führender Anbieter von solaren Fotovoltaik-Modulen, -Lösungen und -Dienstleistungen. Trina Solar wurde 1997 als FV-Systemintegrator gegründet und treibt mittlerweile intelligente Energie gemeinsam mit Installationsunternehmen, Händlern, Versorgungsunternehmen und Entwicklern auf globaler Ebene voran. Weitere Informationen finden Sie unter www.trinasolar.com. E-Mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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AMSTERDAM, August 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --

ARED and EarthEnable are through to the finale of the global sustainability competition 

A cash prize of €500,000 is at stake in the Postcode Lottery Green Challenge, one of the largest sustainable enterprise competitions in the world. The start-ups ARED and EarthEnable from Kigali in Rwanda are two of the five green pioneers still in the running for the prize. ARED has developed the Shiriki Hub, a mobile kiosk with solar panels, a WiFi router and mobile phone charging stations. EarthEnable offers a sustainable and inexpensive solution for cement floors, which are very CO2-intensive. During the exciting finale on 14 September, the teams will be up against three other finalists: Glowee from France, Lightyear from the Netherlands and Pond from Denmark. During the finale, the winner of the grand prize of half a million euros will be announced.

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ARED brings sustainable energy and cheap WiFi to the African countryside, offering a clean alternative to diesel generators. Its franchise business model also provides employment opportunities for people living in remote regions.

Henri Nyakarundi (40), founder of ARED: "It's amazing to be recognized as a green entrepreneur by such a competition in the field of sustainable innovation. The prize money enables us to scale up our business model and further improve the technology in the Shiriki Hubs."

EarthEnable, another start-up from Rwanda, has developed a method for making sustainable floors using locally sourced materials. The plant-based oil finish makes these floors easy to keep clean. This Rwandan start-up tackles a global problem, as more than a billion people still live on sandy floors, which are often a breeding ground for parasites and germs. A cement floor is often the only available alternative, but this is expensive and is not eco-friendly. The EarthEnable floors are 75% cheaper than cement floors and reduce the carbon footprint by 90%, offering a cheap green solution for the world's poorest people.

Gayatri Datar (31), co-founder: "Being among the last five out of 515 entries is already a great achievement and honour. With the prize money we plan to scale within Rwanda and likely in three other countries. The prize money gives us the opportunity to test different scaling models to find a viable scale strategy to improve the health and lives of millions of people who are still living on dirt floors."

Finale on 14 September

The finale will take place in Amsterdam on 14 September and can be followed via a livestream on the Postcode Lottery Green Challenge website. Leila Janah, founder of Samasource, is this year's chair of the international jury.  

About the Postcode Lottery Green Challenge 

To contribute to a greener world, the Dutch Postcode Lottery has organised the annual Postcode Lottery Green Challenge since 2007. It is one of the largest annual international competitions in the field of sustainability innovation. Each participant must submit a detailed business plan to the preliminary jury, who will establish whether the idea is viable. The best business plan that fights climate change wins €500,000. The runner-up receives €200,000. Winners from previous editions have successfully developed their innovative products thanks to the publicity and network of the Postcode Lottery Green Challenge.

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- Solární instalace s výkonem 10 MW budou dodávat energii mnohým budovám včetně rezidenčních vil a volnočasových komplexů

DUBAJ, Spojené arabské emiráty, 14. srpna 2017 / PRNewswire / - Fotovoltaické moduly o výkonu 10 MW od společnosti Trina Solar byly uvedeny do provozu v Dubaji v rámci inovativního projektu, který slouží jako živý důkaz toho, že je možné vybudovat rezidenční a volnočasový komplex pouze na bázi čisté energie. Nachází se v něm 500 obytných vil, hotel se 170 pokoji, mešita, škola, plavecký bazén a jezdecký klub s dráhou a jde o jeden z největších rezidenčních a komerčních projektů založených na čisté energii dosud vystavěných na Středním východě.  

Trina’s PV Modules Operational in The Sustainable City in Dubai
Trina’s PV Modules Operational in The Sustainable City in Dubai

S ohledem na drsné přírodní podmínky na Středním východě bude instalace sestávat ze 40 000 panelů Duomax. Jde o řešení, které je již dlouho známé svou trvanlivostí a spolehlivostí. Panely Duomax mají prvotřídní bezrámový design, který brání akumulaci prachu a vykazuje minimální potřebu čištění, čímž zajišťuje udržitelné a ekologicky přijatelné standardy. Dvojité sklo Duomax zabezpečuje projektovou životnost 30 let, která je garantována výkonovou zárukou společnosti Trina.

Toto udržitelné město je považováno za první udržitelnou komunitu na Středním východě postavenou 18 kilometrů od Dubaje na ploše pěti milionů čtverečních stop a očekává se, že bude mít přibližně 2000 obyvatel. Postavila ho společnost Diamond Developers, jedna z prvních firem v Dubaji, které vstoupily do odvětví soukromého vlastnictví a výstavby realit od zavedení soukromého vlastnictví realit v roce 2002. Společnost Trina Solar má na svém kontě již několik rozsáhlých instalací, proto si ji developer zvolil pro výstavbu solárního pole se 40 000 panely, které by měly ročně vyprodukovat přibližně 16 GWh energie.

„Ve společnosti Trina Solar jsme nesmírně hrdí na to, že zajišťujeme hlavní energetický zdroj pro potřeby této komunity," řekla Helena Li, prezidentka pro oblast Asie, Pacifiku a Středního východu. „Očekává se, že solární energie významně přispěje k ambicím Dubaje stát se do roku 2020 trvale nejudržitelnějším městem na světě. Z tohoto důvodu vláda hledala sofistikovanější projekty, zejména pro pouštní prostředí, a my jsme velmi rádi, že jsme se stali jedním z podporovatelů dosahování této vize v oblasti čisté energie díky našim inovativním solárním produktům. Udržitelné město je převratná iniciativa pro zajišťování odpovědného růstu a rozvoje města. Díky produktům společnosti Trina Solar je významná část energetických potřeb obyvatel zajišťována čistší energií, při nižších nákladech a s výhledem na udržitelnější budoucnost."

Anwar Zabini, generální ředitel společnosti City Solar, uvedl: „Dokončení fáze 1 je významný mezník v naší práci v rámci udržitelného města s instalací 24 170 solárních panelů. Naše práce bude pokračovat a těšíme se na začátek druhé fáze, ve které budeme instalovat dalších 15 000 solárních panelů. Směřujeme k našemu celkovému cíli 40 000 solárních panelů, které budou nakonec vyrábět až 10 MW energie při maximálním výkonu. Roční produkce energie bude na úrovni 16 000 MW, což přispěje ke snížení emisí uhlíku o 8 000 tun ročně.

O společnosti Trina Solar Limited

Společnost Trina Solar Limited je přední výrobce solárních fotovoltaických modulů, řešení a služeb. Vznikla v roce 1997 jako integrátor fotovoltaických systémů a dnes se zaměřuje na inteligentní energii ve spolupráci s dodavateli veřejných služeb, distributory energie a developery na celém světě. Více informací naleznete na: www.trinasolar.com. E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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MILL VALLEY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SunLink Corporation, a full-scope solar energy solutions provider, announced today the appointment of Martin Lynch as chief operating officer. In his new role as COO, Lynch brings more than 30 years’ experience across hardware and software engineering, operations, finance, product strategy and talent development to scale and optimize SunLink’s overall operations amidst the company’s rapid growth and evolution into an energy solutions leader.

“With a record first half of 2017 following two years of high momentum growth, it was time to name SunLink’s first chief operations officer – someone imminently qualified to help guide the company through this period of rapid expansion and our next stage of evolution,” said Michael Maulick, president and CEO of SunLink. “The depth and breadth of Martin’s global operations experience, his engineering management leadership and his ability to run a performance-driven team that understands its customers brings a proven, high caliber of talent to complement an already exceptional executive management team.”

Prior to SunLink, Lynch was responsible for worldwide engineering program management and operations at Beamreach Solar where he oversaw silicon wafer and module manufacturing, global supply chain, quality and reliability for the $250M VC-funded commercial solar module manufacturer. Lynch previously held worldwide engineering and operations executive roles at Xicato, where he led the product strategy of integrating intelligent IoT systems and power regulation into commercial LED light modules for this manufacturer of high end LED light systems; and at 2Wire (now Arris International), a world leader in DSL gateway communications where Lynch expanded operations to meet 100 percent annual growth culminating with the sale of 2Wire for $475M. Lynch also served as VP Engineering for Maxtor’s server products group where he transformed the storage product roadmap and technology for this Fortune 500 HDD manufacturer.

"I'm excited to join a truly innovative solar company poised to revolutionize the economics of the industry through breakthrough solutions utilizing a convergence of technologies that help minimize product costs, maximize production and ROI for our customers," said Martin Lynch, chief operating officer of SunLink. "The company’s industry-leading innovations like dynamic design, intelligent sensors for analyzing tracker performance, and high-touch services through offerings like PowerCare are transforming the company into a powerhouse for next-gen solar solutions.”

Lynch holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Boston University and studied for his Master’s in Business Administration at Villanova University.

About SunLink

SunLink Corporation brings powerful solar energy solutions to market through innovative, highly engineered products, in-demand customer services and best-of-breed software that make solar PV electricity easier, safer, more reliable and less expensive to install. In addition to bringing to market well-designed products that are agile in their implementation, the company leverages unparalleled R&D, a legacy of more than a GW of successful projects, state-of-the-art engineering and creative problem solving to develop optimized, full-scope product+service+software solutions for roof and ground-mount solar projects of every size and complexity. It is this unique combination of trusted insights, products, services and EnTech convergence that helps solar developers and installers overcome obstacles and furthers the industry’s shared mission of advancing universal solar power adoption. For more information, visit sunlink.com or follow twitter.com/sunlink.

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TOKYO, Japan, Aug. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Trina Solar ("Trina Solar" or the "Company") announced that the Osaka Sangyo University ("OSU") Solar Car, equipped with Trina Solar's Interdigitated Back Contact (IBC) cells and modules, the "OSU-Model-S", won the "Dream Class" of the "FIA Electric & New Energy Championship 2017" held at the Suzuki International Racing Circuit (the "IFA Suzuka Solar Car Race") on Aug 5.

Trina Solar has worked with OSU since 2015. The "OSU-Module-S" developed by OSU's Solar Car Team was 100% powered by solar cells developed by the State Key Laboratory of PV Science and Technology of Trina Solar (the "SKL") and it helped OSU to achieve good results.

Solar Car Race has these significant goals - How to come up with a more efficient and lighter car and how to manage energy consumption under a changing sun light environment by drivers for 4 or 5 hours. It's not just a race to compete on speed but also the aim to give an education to the young who will be making a greener future society with sustainable and eco-friendly solar energy.

The vice president of Trina Solar and director of the State Key Laboratory of Photovoltaic Science & Technology, Dr. Zhiqiang Feng said, As the name of the race was changed from "The Alternative Energies CUP" to "The Electric & New Energy Championship" this year, solar energy has shifted from alternative energy to the next stage. Trina Solar has achieved numerous world records as a pioneer in the development of PV power generation technology. For IBC cells used in solar cars, we achieved a conversion efficiency of 24.13% in April this year. Data and feedback obtained through cooperation with the OSU Solar Car Team are also utilized in research and development.

We're looking forward to continuous collaborations with OSU, Japanese young talents and societies to develop the future world with PV energy.

About Trina Solar Limited

Trina Solar Limited is a global leader in photovoltaic modules, solutions and services. Founded in 1997 as a PV system integrator, Trina Solar today drives smart energy together with installers, distributors, utilities and developers worldwide. The company's industry-leading position is based on innovation excellence, superior product quality, vertically integrated capabilities and environmental stewardship. For more information, please visit www.trinasolar.com.

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ADELAIDE, South Australia--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SolarReserve has signed a long-term Generation Project Agreement (GPA) to build a 150 megawatt solar thermal power station with 8 hours of energy storage near the town of Port Augusta, South Australia. The GPA with the State Government of South Australia was signed today at a ceremony with Jay Weatherill, Premier of South Australia, and Energy Minister Tom Koutsantonis.

“The Port Augusta story is a stark example of the transition of the South Australian economy, with the closure of a dirty coal fired power station, and now the commissioning of this world leading renewable energy project,” said South Australia’s Premier Jay Weatherill.

“The Aurora Solar Energy Project will also create new, advanced employment opportunities in regional South Australia,” said South Australia’s Energy Minister Tom Koutsantonis. “We are using our energy plan to drive investment and jobs in this growing sector.”

Providing Power When It’s Needed Most

The first of its kind in Australia, the Aurora Solar Energy Project will utilise SolarReserve’s leading solar thermal technology with integrated molten salt energy storage. With a massive 1,100 megawatt-hours of energy storage capability, Aurora will be the largest project of its kind in the world, designed to meet the South Australian Government’s annual electricity consumption.

The Generation Project Agreement is similar to a Power Purchase Agreement for renewable energy, except that emphasis is placed on the available capacity of the facility during peak demand periods rather than just the energy that can be delivered in kilowatt-hours. Aurora will deliver power into the National Electricity Market (NEM) at high value electricity periods, providing additional capacity, energy security and reliability services, as well as competition into the South Australian market.

“SolarReserve’s energy storage technology is an excellent fit for the South Australian electricity system,” said SolarReserve’s CEO Kevin Smith. “Aurora will provide much needed capacity and firm energy delivery into the South Australian market to reduce price volatility. SolarReserve looks forward to continuing to work with the South Australian government and stakeholders, including the Port Augusta community where the project is located, to support Federal and State renewable energy targets, stimulate long-term economic development, and create new jobs and businesses.”

Creating Jobs and Economic Benefits for South Australia – Today and Tomorrow

Because a solar thermal power station operates like a conventional coal or gas power station, many of the jobs require the same skill sets as conventional energy jobs – from its construction phase through to operations. Aurora is an example of how sustainable solutions are able to foster new industries and create new jobs for South Australia:

  • 4,000 direct, indirect and induced jobs will be created during construction, with a significant portion of those created in South Australia
  • 650 full-time construction jobs are expected for a duration of 30 months
  • 50 full-time, permanent jobs will be required for operations and maintenance
  • Equipment and services will be purchased across South Australia, which will support an entirely new industry and develop a supply chain which will be leveraged for other solar thermal projects in South Australia and the broader region

As part of this transformative project, SolarReserve will be establishing a research partnership with South Australian universities to advance solar thermal research and education in South Australia.

“The Aurora project brings the most advanced power generation technology to South Australia, supporting its energy security and carbon reduction objectives,” said Tom Georgis, SolarReserve’s Senior Vice President of Development for SolarReserve. “It also represents a significant opportunity for South Australian workers and businesses to participate in this exciting project.”

About SolarReserve

SolarReserve is a leading global developer, owner and operator of utility-scale solar power projects, with more than $1.8 billion of projects in operation worldwide. The company has commercialised its proprietary ThermaVault™ advanced solar thermal technology with integrated molten salt energy storage that delivers renewable energy that is dispatchable 24/7. The technology is now one of the world’s leading energy storage technologies, and allows solar energy to operate like traditional fossil-fired and nuclear electricity generation – except the fuel is the sun which means zero emissions, zero hazardous waste, and zero dependence on fuel price volatility.

Since the company's formation in early 2008, SolarReserve's experienced team has assembled a pipeline of over 13 gigawatts across the world's most attractive, high growth renewable energy markets. SolarReserve is headquartered in the US, and maintains a global presence with seven international offices to support widespread project development activities across more than 20 countries. The company currently has an office in Perth, and will be opening its permanent Australian headquarters in Adelaide by the end of 2017.

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LONDON, August 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --

Ignite, headquartered in Rwanda, has been able to change the energy paradigm in a Continent afflicted by energy poverty with over 700 million people without access to power. By virtue of Ignite's large-scale project model and its recently secured local currency debt financing, Ignite is offering a price plan which multiplies the addressable market for Solar Home products.

Yariv Cohen, Ignite's Chief Executive, says, "We completed phase 2 of 'Ignite Rwanda' project. With a network of 1,600 installers, operational efficiencies and economies of scale, we can make home solar more affordable than ever before. The launch marks the commencement of phase 3, on track to achieve our goal of 100% Clean Access."

In recent years, the price of solar has been dropping. Solar home systems in Africa, however, have not followed suit, mainly because international companies found it difficult to reach scale and secure local financing.

Angela Homsi, CIO: "We are excited that local commercial capital is mobilising towards the Solar home sector. This indicates we are moving from niche financing to mainstream capital. We expect this to continue, lower the cost of capital further and enable us to provide even more value to our clients."

In less than a year Ignite became the largest rural utility in Rwanda. For only $4 a month, with no down payment, Ignite provides the most affordable plan in Africa according to a Sendea report. This is the first time in the Continent's history that a rural utility provides a nationwide solution to energy poverty at a price that is affordable for 80% of the population. On the opposite side of the scale, Ignite also launched an 

affordable TV system for customers wishing to upgrade.

About Ignite 

Ignite (https://www.ignite.solar) is the largest rural utility in Rwanda and the fastest growing in Africa. The Company distributes and finances solar systems to clients across the continent, connecting hundreds of thousands of beneficiaries to safe, affordable power. Ignite's systems come with Lighting Global Certification and from manufactures that share Ignite's commitment to quality and to client satisfaction. The Company services 60,000 clients, and is on track to complete the connection of 250,000 homes ahead of schedule.

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MADISON, Wis., Aug. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Alliant Energy showed its progress toward a sustainable future by reducing carbon emissions 34 percent since 2005 and increasing its investments in renewable energy. The company also cut fossil fuel generation water withdrawals by over 25 percent since 2005 with plans targeting a reduction of 75 percent by 2030.

Alliant Energy issued its 2017 Corporate Sustainability Report detailing the achieved results as it balances its energy portfolio to include even more clean energy resources and highlighting its collaborative stewardship efforts with customers, communities and employees. The report is available at alliantenergy.com/sustainability. Balancing economic, social and environmental factors remains an integral part of the company's operations and strategic plan.

"Sustainability means doing the right thing with an eye toward the long run," said Alliant Energy's Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Patricia Kampling. "So our sustainability strategy looks into the future, promoting responsible company growth through the economic, social and environmental decisions we make today."

The company is transforming its generation profile to meet future customer needs in a sustainable way. Between 2005 and 2018, Alliant Energy will have permanently retired nearly 1,000 megawatts of coal-fired generation, and the company is planning to add over 1,000 megawatts of new, low-cost wind capacity by 2020. Cleaner natural gas facilities are also being brought into Alliant Energy's resource mix. Wind works hand-in-hand with natural gas facilities, which can adjust up and down quickly to provide reliable power as the wind increases or decreases.

In 2016, renewable energy made up 15 percent of Alliant Energy's rated electric capacity. By 2024, that is expected to nearly double as the company pursues new investments in wind and other renewable generation.

Key sustainability report highlights include:

  • Saving over 212,000 megawatt-hours of electricity and over 4.3 million therms of natural gas in 2016 through investments in energy-efficiency programs. This is the equivalent of removing the greenhouse gas emissions from over 36,000 passenger vehicles driven for one year.
  • Launching Iowa's largest solar project in Dubuque, which will include a pollinator-friendly prairie and have 20 beehives maintained by a local beekeeper.
  • Reducing the emission of sulfur dioxide by 83 percent, nitrogen oxides by 76 percent and mercury by 95 percent since 2005.
  • Earning the first-ever EnvisionTM Platinum Award in Iowa for the new Marshalltown Generating Station. Envision is a sustainability rating system that evaluates an infrastructure project from design through construction and maintenance.
  • Partnering with a college to transfer building ownership of a former Wisconsin coal-fired facility to allow its redevelopment into a student union and recreational facility.
  • Investing in land options to create the Big Cedar Industrial Center in Iowa to bring new jobs and investment to the communities Alliant Energy serves.
  • Giving more than $6 million in 2016 by the company and employees to support communities.
  • Contributing more than $2 million to the Alliant Energy Hometown Care Energy Fund to help keep families safe and warm.
  • Accomplishing gender parity on the Alliant Energy Board of Directors with 50 percent of members being women directors.

Other report areas include:

Safety: View information regarding employee safety performance and collaborative efforts to improve safety.

Workplace: Learn more about Alliant Energy's employee resource groups, worker volunteerism, training opportunities and diversity measures.

Reliability: Review planned investments to strengthen Alliant Energy's power grid and maintain safety in the company's natural gas infrastructure.

Alliant Energy Corporation (NYSE: LNT), headquartered in Madison, Wis., provides regulated electric and natural gas service to 960,000 electric and 410,000 natural gas customers across Iowa and Wisconsin. Alliant Energy's mission is to deliver the energy solutions and exceptional service customers and communities count on – safely, efficiently and responsibly. Interstate Power and Light Company and Wisconsin Power and Light Company are Alliant Energy's two public utility subsidiaries. Alliant Energy Corporation is a component of the S&P 500. For more information, visit alliantenergy.com.

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This news release includes forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements can be identified as such because they describe future energy resource plans, future water withdrawals and future air emissions reductions. Such statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those currently anticipated. Actual results could be affected by such factors as: state or federal regulatory actions or local government actions; ability to obtain adequate and timely rate relief; plan design changes; changes in tax and other laws to which Alliant Energy is subject including the impact of changes to production tax credits for wind projects; future changes in environmental laws and regulations, including the Environmental Protection Agency's regulations for carbon dioxide emissions reductions from new and existing fossil fueled electric generating units, and litigation associated with environmental requirements; current or future litigation, regulatory investigations, proceedings or inquiries that could impede the implementation of Alliant Energy's plans; Alliant Energy's continued access to capital markets; political conditions in Alliant Energy's service territories; and economic conditions in Alliant Energy's service territory. These factors should be considered when evaluating the forward-looking statements, and undue reliance should not be placed on such statements. The forward-looking statements included herein are made as of the date hereof, and Alliant Energy undertakes no obligation to update publicly such statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances.  

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NAPA, Calif., Aug. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Delicato Family Vineyards announced the completion of the installation of a Solar Electric Energy System at its flagship winery in Napa Valley.  The 347.93 kW PV system includes over 1,000 panels and was installed on the building roofs at Black Stallion Estate Winery by Sunworks.

The system reduces carbon dioxide emissions by approximately 377 metric tons per year, which is equal to taking 79.6 passenger vehicles off the road, reducing 902,773 miles driven by an average passenger vehicle, or planting 357 acres of U.S. forests.*

Black Stallion Estate Winery in Napa Valley goes solar. Photo courtesy of Sunworks, Inc.
Black Stallion Estate Winery in Napa Valley goes solar. Photo courtesy of Sunworks, Inc.

Because of the 'time of use' of energy at the winery and working closely with the utility company, the new system results in a 98% energy cost offset and an 84% energy consumption offset, which means the property is almost at carbon neutral operation.  In addition to the sustainability benefits, the solar installation is expected create six-figure annual savings in utility expenses.

Clean energy continues to be an important part of business strategies, with top US corporations investing in an estimated 1 gigawatt of onsite solar installations, which equals a reduction of approximately 1 million metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions.**

"As a family-owned agricultural business, our commitment to innovation and environmental stewardship has always been a cornerstone of our company and the companies we work with," noted Chris Indelicato, President and CEO, Delicato Family Vineyards. "This solar program supports our dedication to sustainability and saves the company resources, which ultimately benefits our consumers."

All of Delicato's wineries and facilities are certified by the Wine Institute's Certified California Sustainable Winegrowing program, and implement other environmentally friendly efforts such as water conservation; soil restoration; rootstock selection; erosion control; responsible packaging and recycling.

*Source: https://www.epa.gov/energy/greenhouse-gas-equivalencies-calculator
**Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) 2016 Report

About Black Stallion Estate Winery 
Located on the historic Silverado Trail in the heart of Napa Valley, Black Stallion Estate Winery pays homage to the rich history of the 32-acre estate which was once home to the Silverado Horseman's Center. The property was purchased in 2010 by Delicato Family Vineyards. The winery sources from the most prestigious vineyards with a commitment to crafting the most expressive wines possible.

About Delicato Family Vineyards
Delicato Family Vineyards is a family-owned company founded in 1924.  Four generations of the Indelicato family have overseen vineyard operations and winemaking at their California properties, maintaining the unparalleled standards for which they are known. The Delicato portfolio includes a unique range of brands such as Bota Box, Gnarly Head, Noble Vines, Black Stallion Estate Winery, Z. Alexander Brown, Diora, Belle Ambiance, Brazin, HandCraft, Irony, Loft, and Earth Wise. For more information, visit www.delicato.com. 

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NASHVILLE, Tenn., Aug. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Thompson Power, a division of Thompson Machinery, now offers solar, microgrid, and energy storage systems globally.  The renewable energy Cat-branded products, warrantied by Caterpillar, are manufactured by First Solar and are designed to stand alone or integrate with Cat generators, on or off-grid designs, and energy storage systems through the patented and proven Caterpillar Microgrid Controller.  Thompson is uniquely positioned to distribute these products, as well as provide turnkey solar solutions and remote monitoring systems in the industrial, commercial, and utility market segments.

Thompson Machinery Now Offers Solar, Microgrid, and Energy Storage Systems from Caterpillar
Thompson Machinery Now Offers Solar, Microgrid, and Energy Storage Systems from Caterpillar

"We are committed to delivering reliable, cost-effective, and sustainable energy to all customers," states Tom Stanzione, Manager of Distributed and Renewable Power at Thompson.  "Thompson's knowledge of generator sets and distributed power, and the strength of the Cat dealer network, provide customers with a reliable, long-term business partner.  We are excited to serve as a supplier of Caterpillar's renewable energy products and services."

The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) trades stocks for some 2,800 companies, but only a small percentage of those companies originally listed in 1929 are still in business today.  Among the remaining few is Caterpillar whose dozers, excavators, and backhoes have helped develop roads, utilities, and other infrastructure globally.  Caterpillar's brand awareness certainly has a strong foundation in earthmoving equipment, but most people are surprised to learn about the significant role Caterpillar, and its global dealer network, play in electric power generation.

Caterpillar manufactures portable generators that produce as little as 3 kilowatts of electricity, which are mainly used for light construction, camping, and other outdoor recreational uses.  Permanently installed Caterpillar generator sets can produce over 5,000 kilowatts of electricity.  The primary use is backup and emergency power generation applications.  These units are mostly seen in industrial, commercial, and utility applications, such as data centers, hospitals, and manufacturing facilities.

To survive long-term, most businesses must evolve with technology and innovation, and Caterpillar is certainly no different.  That's why Caterpillar recently announced a new suite of power systems that adds environmentally-friendly solar panels, state-of-the-art energy storage, and advanced monitoring and control systems to its traditional line of reliable power generation equipment, including Cat generator sets, switchgear, uninterruptible power supplies, and automatic transfer switches.  The product line evolution is a true testament to a business evolving with a changing environment.

As the power generation industry continues to evolve and lean towards renewable energy solutions, Thompson Machinery, the local Cat dealer in middle and west Tennessee and north Mississippi, is determined to lead the way.  "It's exciting to provide renewable energy ecosystems that connect with the traditional line of reliable Cat power generation equipment," explains Steve Lainhart, VP of Energy & Transportation at Thompson. "Renewable energy will play a big role in long-term sustainability, and we are excited to be part of that transformation."

In the past 15 years, Thompson Power has installed more than 220 megawatts of distributed power generation for companies like Bank of New York, Tennessee Valley Authority, the Internal Revenue Service, the University of Mississippi, UT Martin, and Middle Tennessee State University. Thompson also manages the majority of the standby power requirements for Hospital Corporation of America and their facilities spread over much of the country.

The future is hard to predict, but one thing is certain: electronic devices we depend on daily and electric power generation needs will continue to grow.  The key to a sustainable future is developing electric power while minimizing the environmental impact.  Learn more about how Thompson is leading the way with renewable energy solutions at www.ThompsonCatSolar.com.

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Daniel Clark
Director of Marketing & Strategy
Thompson Machinery Commerce Corporation
615-744-7871
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