Enel, through its subsidiary Enel Green Power RSA (“EGP RSA”), has started commercial operation at its 111 MW Gibson Bay wind farm, located in the Kouga Municipality of the Eastern Cape province of South Africa.

William Price, Country Manager in South Africa, said: “Gibson Bay is the second wind farm we have brought to life in South Africa, our first being Nojoli, further demonstrating our commitment to a low-carbon energy future. Taking the lead in renewable energy gives South Africa the opportunity to become a key global player in this growing industry, while investment in renewables provides good job opportunities and has brought new skills into the country. We are proud to offer a strong renewable energy generation base.”

The Gibson Bay wind farm is capable of generating around 420 GWh per year, equivalent to the annual consumption needs of around 131 thousand South African households while avoiding the emission of over 383 thousand tonnes of CO2 into the atmosphere each year.

The wind farm is supported by a 20-year power supply agreement with the South African utility Eskom, as part of the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP) tender promoted by the South African government, which awarded the project to the Enel Group.

EGP RSA (enelgreenpower.com) has also carried out creating shared value (CSV) initiatives in the areas surrounding the Gibson Bay wind farm. The Soul Provider school feeding programme has benefitted around 2,850 school children, while free EGP wi-fi is supplied to local learning institutions and reaches approximately 1,000 beneficiaries. Enel has also carried out road improvements in the areas around the wind farm to facilitate travel to and from school or the workplace.

Enel (enel.com) has in South Africa more than 520 MW of wind and solar plants in operation. The Group’s subsidiary EGP RSA operates the 88 MW Nojoli wind farm in the Eastern Cape province as well as the PV plants Paleisheuwel (82.5 MW, situated in the Western Cape province); Tom Burke (66 MW, in the Limpopo province); Upington (10 MW) and Adams (82.5 MW), both located in the Northern Cape province; and Pulida (82.5 MW), located in the Free State province.

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., May 3, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Array Technologies, Inc., the global leader in cumulative solar tracking experience, today announced its expansion into Latin America, supported by a new office in Mexico City, Mexico.

Array's latest international milestone comes on the heels of the 28-year-old company opening new office locations in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates and Sydney, Australia. Array's decades of experience, which has generated the most evolved and reliable tracker on the market delivering the lowest cost of ownership, is a major driver behind the company's rapid global expansion.

Array's foray into Mexico follows a fundamental shift in the nation's energy consumption patterns. To fulfill its growing energy demand, Mexico has established ambitious goals and aims to generate 35 percent of the country's energy supply from renewable sources by 2024. According to GTM Research's Latin America PV Playbook – Q4 2016, the outlook for PV and solar tracker growth throughout Mexico is strong.

Array will serve the needs of the Mexican market with DuraTrack HZ v3, which was recently selected as a finalist for the MIREC Innovative Technology Award. The single-axis solar tracker's unmatched durability and engineered simplicity make it a perfect match for the diverse terrain and high temperatures experienced throughout the region. Built for challenging environments, DuraTrack HZ v3 is currently used in sites around the world and has a proven track record of high survivability and zero scheduled maintenance.

"As our trackers continue to operate failure-free, international solar asset owners are taking notice and making decisions accordingly," said Ron Corio, founder and CEO of Array Technologies. "Companies across the globe look forward to collaborating with a tried-and-true solar tracker provider."

About Array Technologies:

Array Technologies, Inc. is the leading solar tracking solutions and services provider for utility-scale projects. Our streamlined tracker design enables efficient installation and high reliability. This combination delivers both the lowest installation cost and the best long-term returns. Through continuous innovation and engineered simplicity, Array's tracker solutions are optimized for construction and a multitude of terrains. The company has unparalleled experience, with more than 28 years in the industry and over 12,000 miles of trackers installed. Array Technologies is headquartered in Albuquerque, NM. For more information, please visit arraytechinc.com.

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COLUMBIA, Md., May 3, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Autani, LLC, a proven leader in building controls and IoT, has announced that its award-winning EnergyCenter building management platform now integrates with OSRAM's Connected Lighting Module (CLM), allowing customers to easily convert their existing luminaires to be wireless ready while leveraging a robust and interoperable network solution to unlock new and exciting consumer-focused lighting applications.

The communication between EnergyCenter and OSRAM's CLM is based on open standards ZigBee HA. Real-time data is extracted from the fixture(s), and EnergyCenter takes it from there. Its easy-to-use web-based interface provides local or remote access for programming, monitoring, and controlling energy consumption within a single building, across an entire portfolio, and now, specific to an individual light source. In addition, energy-saving features, such as digital dimming, are easily controlled by zone and/or individual fixture using EnergyCenter. The flow of information back and forth allows the client to be the driver in managing his or her consumption in these lighting sources—as well as other open networked applications such as HVAC.

"With OSRAM, we provide a dynamic and customizable lighting solution, giving our customers even more flexibility to optimize their building management systems," said Jim Seabury, CEO of Autani's parent company Enterprise Solutions.

About Autani, LLC

Autani, LLC (www.autani.com) is a Building Automation Provider with a proven track record of reducing energy consumption.  At the core of our product offering is EnergyCenter, a building management platform that connects Lighting, Metering, HVAC, Refrigeration and Sensors to control, monitor and verify energy consumption through a single, powerful system with either wireless or wired connectivity.  Autani's building IoT platform, Enterprise, complements EnergyCenter to provide data warehousing and visualization capabilities for connected sensors and control points.  For existing and new properties of nearly any size, Autani's easy-to-understand energy dashboard and EnergyCenter software validate how much, where and when energy is being saved at all times.  A pioneer in the Internet of Things movement, Autani has been developing and delivering IoT solutions since 2007.  Autani was founded in 2006 and is based in Columbia, MD.  All of Autani's energy management solutions are designed and manufactured in the USA.

Contact: Kristina Kunkle
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LEHI, Utah, May 3, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Vivint Solar (NYSE: VSLR), a leading full-service residential solar provider, today announced that it has expanded availability of its solar energy systems into Rhode Island.

According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), Rhode Island's residential sector consumes more energy than its commercial, industrial and transportation sectors. Rhode Island residents who wish to install solar energy systems may be eligible to interconnect to the grid under traditional net metering or by participating in the Renewable Energy Growth Program, which offers attractive benefits to residential solar energy customers.

By opting into Rhode Island's Renewable Energy Growth Program, the local utility, National Grid, assigns a per kilowatt-hour (kWh) credit for all electricity produced by the solar energy system at a premium rate for 15 or 20 years. These credits will first be used to offset the customer's utility bill. After the customer's utility bill is fully offset, the value for any remaining credits for the month will then be paid out to the customer. For customer-owned systems, a customer can currently expect to receive $0.3475 or $0.3085 credit per kWh respectively, which is well above the current utility rate. Through participation in this program, solar customers can pay off their system faster and save on years of clean, renewable energy.

"We're thrilled to bring an affordable, environmentally friendly energy solution to Rhode Island residents and contribute to this economy," said David Bywater, CEO of Vivint Solar. "Rooftop solar is fast becoming a mainstream energy source for Americans who want to embrace clean power, positively impact the environment and enjoy greater energy independence. Rhode Island residents are in one of the best places to do that."

Through Vivint Solar, residents can purchase a system outright or finance the system with monthly payments, either through one of the institutions Vivint Solar has relationships with or their preferred lender. Customers in Rhode Island will also be eligible to apply for any applicable utility-sponsored rebates or federal tax credits.

"We commend Rhode Island's local leaders for developing the incredible Renewable Energy Growth Program that brings attractive economic benefits to solar customers," said Bywater. "This program is an ideal model for renewable energy and one that we hope many other states will imitate."

As part of each sale, Vivint Solar designs, installs and maintains the system, allowing customers to enjoy the benefits of affordable, renewable solar energy. Vivint Solar has deep installation expertise, having completed over 100,000 installations throughout the United States.

Vivint Solar expects to employ 10-20 employees in Rhode Island in the coming months. Vivint Solar now operates in 16 states (Arizona, California, Connecticut, Florida, Hawaii, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Texas and Utah) and Washington D.C.

For more information, visit www.vivintsolar.com/state/rhode-island.

About Vivint Solar

Vivint Solar is a leading full-service residential solar provider in the United States. With Vivint Solar, customers can power their homes with clean, renewable energy and typically achieve significant financial savings. Offering integrated residential solar solutions for the entire customer lifecycle, Vivint Solar designs, installs, monitors and services the solar energy systems for its customers. In addition to being able to purchase a solar energy system outright, customers may benefit from Vivint Solar's affordable, flexible financing options or power purchase agreements. For more information, visit www.vivintsolar.com or follow @VivintSolar on Twitter.

Note on Forward-looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements as defined within the meaning of the federal securities laws, including statements regarding the market for residential solar energy systems in Rhode Island and other markets; the ability of residential solar customers to increase their energy independence, make a positive impact on the environment and achieve savings; and Vivint Solar's hiring expectations in its Rhode Island offices. Forward-looking statements are inherently subject to risks and uncertainties, some of which cannot be predicted or quantified. Forward-looking statements should not be read as a guarantee of future performance or results, and they will not necessarily be accurate indications of the times at, or by, which such performance or results will be achieved, if at all. These statements are based on current expectations and assumptions regarding future events and business performance as of the date of this press release, and they are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual performance or results to differ materially from those expressed in or suggested by the forward-looking statements, including but not limited to the risks set forth in the registration statements and reports that Vivint Solar files with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, which are available on the Investor Relations section of our website at www.vivintsolar.com. Vivint Solar does not undertake any obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise.

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