DUBLIN, March 22, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The "Natural Source Vitamin E (Tocopherols and Tocotrienols) - A Global Market Overview" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.

Natural source vitamin E demand will stem from increasing usage in food & beverages and cosmetics & personal care sectors. Emerging economies have been witnessing a paradigm shift in terms of shortage of time and eating patterns, triggering a growing demand for vitamins that can enrich food and drink.

Natural vitamin E enriched foods are full of supplemental nutrients that can offset any nutrients that an individual's daily diet lacks. The natural vitamin E industry is also likely to be bolstered by increasing usage of products that enable in preventing aging of skin and promise several other benefits to the skin, such as UV protection and moisture content to maintain a healthy and youthful appearance.

Dietary Supplements constitutes the largest application for natural vitamin E globally, volume consumption of which is slated to compound annually at 4.1% over 2019-2024 in reaching a projected 10.8 thousand metric tons by 2024 from an estimated 8.5 thousand metric tons in 2018.

Research Findings & Coverage

  • Global Natural Source Vitamin E market is analyzed in this report with respect to key product types and major end-use sectors
  • The study exclusively analyzes the market of each product type and end-use sectors of Vitamin E by a major geographic region
  • Natural Vitamin E Increasingly Being Used in Food and Cosmetics
  • Palm Oil-Derived Tocotrienols Establish Foothold
  • Supply-Demand Imbalance of Tocopherols
  • Key business trends focusing on product innovations/developments, M&As, JVs and other recent industry developments
  • Major companies profiled - 47
  • The industry guide includes the contact details for 193 companies

Product Outline

The report analyzes the market for the following key product types of Natural Vitamin E:

End-Use sectors of Natural Vitamin E analyzed comprise the following:

  • Animal Feed
  • Dietary Supplements
  • Food & Beverages
  • Cosmetics & Personal Care
  • Other sectors

Analysis Period, Units and Growth Rates

  • The report reviews, analyzes and projects the global Natural Vitamin E market for the period 2015-2024 in terms of volumes in Tons and market value in US$ and the compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) projected from 2019 through 2024.

Geographic Coverage

  • North America (The United States, Canada and Mexico)
  • Europe (Germany, France, Italy, Spain, The United Kingdom, The Netherlands and Rest of World)
  • Asia-Pacific (China, India, Japan and Rest of Asia-Pacific)
  • South America (Brazil, Argentina and Rest of South America)
  • Rest of World

Key Topics Covered:

PART A: GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE

1. INTRODUCTION
1.1 Market Drivers and Opportunities
1.2 Overall Vitamin E Market At-a-Glance
1.3 Product Outline
1.3.1 What is Vitamin E?
1.3.2 Forms of Vitamin E
1.3.2.1 Synthetic Vitamin E
1.3.2.2 Natural Source Vitamin E
1.3.2.2.1 Tocopherols
1.3.2.2.2 Tocotrienols
1.3.2.2.3 Vitamin E TPGS (d-Alpha Tocopheryl Polyethylene Glycol 1000 Succinate)
1.3.3 Manufacturing Processes of Vitamin E
1.3.3.1 Synthetic Vitamin E
1.3.3.2 Natural Source Vitamin E
1.3.3.2.1 Tocopherols
1.3.3.2.2 Tocotrienols
1.3.4 Sources of Vitamin E
1.3.4.1 Food Sources
1.3.4.2 Dietary Supplements
1.3.5 Vitamin E Health Claims
1.3.5.1 Coronary Heart Disease
1.3.5.2 Cancer
1.3.5.3 Disorders of the Eyes
1.3.5.4 Cognitive Decline
1.3.6 End-Use Applications of Vitamin E
1.3.6.1 Animal Nutrition
1.3.6.2 Human Nutritional/Dietary Supplements
1.3.6.3 Functional Food and Beverages
1.3.6.4 Cosmetics
1.3.6.5 Other Applications

2. REGULATIONS FOR DIETARY SUPPLEMENTS AND INGREDIENTS
2.1 Regulations for Dietary Supplements and Ingredients as per the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
2.1.1 How the Safety of Dietary Supplements is Ensured
2.1.2 Registration of Food Facilities
2.1.3 Notification Process for New Dietary Ingredients
2.2 FDA Changes Nutrition Facts Label on Food Packaging
2.3 European Union: Traceability and Labeling of GMOs

3. KEY GLOBAL PLAYERS
3.1 Global Vitamin E Production Capacities
3.1.1 Global Natural Vitamin E Tocopherols Capacity
3.1.2 Global Natural Vitamin E Tocotrienols Capacity
3.2 Natural Vitamin E Tocopherol Manufacturers

  • Advanced Organic Materials S.A. (Argentina)
  • Archer Daniels Midland Company (United States)
  • BASF SE (Germany)
  • Beijing Gingko Group (China)
  • BTSA Biotecnologas Aplicadas Sl (Spain)
  • COFCO Tech Bioengineering (Tianjin) Co., Ltd. (China)
  • Royal DSM NV (DSM Nutritional Products) (The Netherlands)
  • Cargill, Inc (United States)
  • Fenchem Biotek Ltd. (China)
  • Mitsubishi-Chemical Foods Corporation (Japan)
  • Tama Biochemical Co., Ltd. (Japan)
  • Riken Vitamin Co., Ltd. (Japan)
  • Vitae Naturals (Vitae Caps, S.A.) (Spain)
  • Wilmar Spring Fruit Nutrition Products (Jiangsu) Co., Ltd. (China)
  • Zhejiang Medicine Co., Ltd. (China)
  • Zhejiang Worldbestve Biotechnology Co., Ltd. (China)
  • 3.3 Natural Vitamin E - Tocotrienols Manufacturers
  • American River Nutrition, Inc. (United States)
  • Beijing Gingko Group (China)
  • ExcelVite Sdn. Bhd. (Malaysia)
  • KLK Oleo (Davos Life Science) (Singapore)
  • Musim Mas Group (Singapore)
  • Sime Darby Bioganic Sdn. Bhd. (Malaysia)
  • Vance Group Ltd. (Singapore)

4. KEY BUSINESS TRENDS

  • American River Nutrition and Beijing Ginkgo Group Locked in a Patent Infringement Battle
  • Designs for Health's New Vitamin E Tocotrienol Product Unveiled
  • Advanced Organic Materials Plans to Establish Manufacturing Plant in Spain
  • BTSA Inaugurates New USA-Based Branch
  • ExcelVite's Vitamin E Tocotrienol Ingredient Launched
  • Vitae Naturals' Vitasterol Range Completes REACH Registration Process
  • Advanced Organic Materials Granted FSSC 22000 Certification
  • EVNolMax 20% (T) from ExcelVite Granted Non-GMO Project Verification Seal
  • American River Nutrition's New Brand Identity and Website Launched
  • Gro Fast Product Portfolio for Dairy Beef Expanded by ADM Animal Nutrition
  • AOM Introduces Tocomix R, non-GMO Tocopherols from Rapeseed
  • AOM Launches its European Subsidiary
  • BTSA in Collaboration to Develop an Antioxidant Packaging
  • Davos Life Science Unveils its New Brand: DavosLife E3
  • American River Nutrition Seeks EU Novel Food Approval for DeltaGold
  • ORYZA's Rice Bran Tocotrienol is COSMOS Approved
  • Hovid Berhad in Collaboration with NNI in Parkinson's Disease Research
  • BGG Group Establishes European Subsidiary
  • Nutralliance Introduced non-GMO Natural Vitamin E Powder to US Market
  • Two New Natural Source Vitamin E Products Unveiled by ADM
  • Matrix Announces Expansion of Tocopherols Capacity and Product Range
  • AOM Introduces TOCOMIX ORG and SUN E ORG
  • Mitsubishi Chemical Acquires Eisai Food & Chemical Co Ltd
  • Nutralliance Launches RavEtol Rapeseed-sourced Natural Vitamin E
  • Carotech Sdn Bhd Becomes ExcelVite Sdn Bhd
  • Fenchem Expands to South American Cosmetics Market

5. GLOBAL MARKET OVERVIEW
5.1 Global Natural Vitamin E Market Overview by End-Use Application
5.2 Global Natural Vitamin E Market Overview by Type
5.2.1 Natural Vitamin E - Tocopherols
5.2.1.1 Global Natural Vitamin E Tocopherols Market Overview by End-Use Application
5.2.2 Natural Vitamin E - Tocotrienols
5.2.2.1 Global Natural Vitamin E Tocotrienols Market Overview by End-Use Application

PART B: REGIONAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE
Overall Natural Vitamin E Market Overview by Geographic Region
Global Natural Vitamin E Tocopherols Market Overview by Geographic Region
Global Natural Vitamin E Tocotrienols Market Overview by Geographic Region

REGIONAL MARKET OVERVIEW

1. NORTH AMERICA
Major Market Players

  • American River Nutrition, Inc. (United States)
  • Antares Health Products, Inc. (United States)
  • Archer Daniels Midland Company (United States)
  • BASF Corporation (United States)
  • DSM Nutritional Products, LLC (United States)
  • Cargill, Inc. (United States)
  • Organic Technologies, Inc. (United States)

2. EUROPE

Major Market Players

  • BASF SE (Germany)
  • BTSA Biotecnologas Aplicadas Sl (Spain)
  • Isochem S.A.S (France)
  • Orphan Europe S.A.R.L. (France)
  • Royal DSM NV (DSM Nutritional Products) (The Netherlands)
  • Vitablend Nederland B.V. (The Netherlands)
  • Vitae Naturals (Vitae Caps, S.A.) (Spain)

3. ASIA-PACIFIC
Major Market Players

  • Beijing Gingko Group (China)
  • Carotino Sdn. Bhd. (Malaysia)
  • COFCO Tech Bioengineering (Tianjin) Co., Ltd. (China)
  • ECA Healthcare Inc.
  • ExcelVite Sdn. Bhd. (Malaysia)
  • Fenchem Biotek Ltd. (China)
  • Fujian Glanny Bio-Engineering Co., Ltd. (China)
  • Jiangsu Conat Biological Products Co., Ltd. (China)
  • Jiangsu Xixin Vitamin Co., Ltd. (China)
  • Jiangsu Yuehong Feed Co., Ltd. (China)
  • Jiangxi Aturex Co., Ltd. (China)
  • KLK Oleo (Davos Life Science) (Singapore)
  • Matrix Fine Sciences Pvt. Ltd. (India)
  • Mitsubishi-Chemical Foods Corporation (Japan)
  • Musim Mas Group (Singapore)
  • Ningbo Dahongying Bio-Engineering Co., Ltd. (China)
  • Oryza Oil & Fat Chemical Co., Ltd. (Japan)
  • Palm Nutraceuticals Sdn. Bhd. (Malaysia)
  • Riken Vitamin Co., Ltd. (Japan)
  • Shandong Sunnygrain Bioengineering Co., Ltd. (China)
  • Shanghai Baiyao Biomedical Science and Technology Co., Ltd. (China)
  • Sime Darby Bioganic Sdn. Bhd. (Malaysia)
  • SOP Nutraceuticals Sdn. Bhd. (Malaysia)
  • Supervitamins Sdn. Bhd. (Malaysia)
  • Tama Biochemical Co., Ltd. (Japan)
  • Tianjin V-Healtech Co., Ltd. (China)
  • Vance Group Ltd. (Singapore)
  • Vita-Solar Biotechnology Co., Ltd. (China)
  • Wilmar Spring Fruit Nutrition Products (Jiangsu) Co., Ltd. (China)
  • Xi'an Healthful Biotechnology Co., Ltd. (China)
  • Zhejiang Medicine Co., Ltd. (China)
  • Zhejiang Worldbestve Biotechnology Co., Ltd. (China)

4. SOUTH AMERICA
Major Market Player

  • Advanced Organic Materials S.A. (Argentina)

5. REST OF WORLD

PART C: GUIDE TO THE INDUSTRY

PART D: ANNEXURE

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DUBLIN, March 22, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The "North America Small UAV Market (2019 - 2024)" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.

The North American small UAV market is anticipated to record a CAGR of 9% to reach a value of USD 900 million by 2024

The increasing applications in surveying, aerial photography, 3D mapping, oil and gas pipeline monitoring and similar infrastructure inspection, and real estate surveys, are driving the growth of the North American small UAV market.

The demand for UAV from intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance missions in military and surveillance missions in law enforcement sectors, fueled by the increasing military spending of countries, are further expected to propel the North American small UAV market.

Integration of technologies, like IOT (Internet of Things) and AI (Artificial Intelligence), along with the use of innovative micro-electronic components in unmanned aerial vehicles, is expected generate future opportunities in the market.

Scope of the Report

Small UAVs have been defined in various terms among the national regulation authorities, often without including size precisions, and differences about weight measurement specifications. These definitions range from less than 2 kg for Canada to less than 25 kg for the United States.

Key Market Trends

Industrial Application Trends

The retail segment of the North American small UAV market is expected to witness the highest growth during the forecast period. This growth is propelled by the retail sector of North America, which is the home for the world's largest retailers. Online retail has witnessed rapid growth for the past three years. Service providers in the region find difficulties in making deliveries. In busy cities, where traffic is a major concern, drones (small UAVs) are the best possible solution for online retailers. Currently, the deliveries of Meds-By-Drone Delivery is initiated, and this is expected to be also used for the delivery of various parcels and other retail items that are likely to drive the growth for this segment during the forecast period.

Geography Trends

The United States currently has the largest market share and is expected to record the highest CAGR during the forecast period. This is due to the end of the ban on commercial drone flights, and may allow low-altitude flights of small drones within viewing range of a ground-based pilot. The necessity for constant and superior ISR capability by the armed forces has stimulated the United States to invest substantially in unmanned air systems and related technologies Presently, the US DoD operates more than 7,000 UAVs, mainly in international locations, such as Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Yemen, as well as domestically, along the United States-Mexico border. A majority of these are small UAVs, with a wingspan of between three to four feet, are used by ground units for real-time geographical or structural surveillance. The development of advanced small UAVs for the military and commercial sectors is boosting the growth of the market in this region.

Competitive Landscape

The North American small UAV market is a highly fragmented one, with about nine companies dominating the market. Some of the prominent players in the market are The Boeing Company, Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), Thales SA, Airbus SE, and Elbit Systems Ltd.

In October 2017, Boeing announced that it was investing in Near Earth Autonomy, a Pittsburgh-based company that is focused on developing technologies for safe and reliable autonomous flight. In addition to the investment, the companies also announced a partnership to explore future applications and products for emerging markets, such as urban mobility. Such investments and partnerships by market leaders can help the companies to maintain strong presence in the market.

Key Topics Covered:

1 Introduction

2 Research Methodology

3 Executive Summary

4 Market Dynamics
4.1 Market Overview
4.2 Market Drivers
4.3 Market Restraints
4.4 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

5 Market Segmentation
5.1 Type
5.1.1 Light Fixed-wing Small UAV
5.1.2 Heavy Fixed-wing Small UAV
5.1.3 Multi-Rotor VTOL Small UAV
5.1.4 Single-Rotor VTOL Small UAV
5.2 Propulsion Type
5.2.1 Hydrogen Cell Propulsion Systems
5.2.2 Hybrid Propulsion Systems
5.2.3 Solar Propulsion Systems
5.2.4 Lithium-ion Battery Propulsion System
5.3 Industrial Application
5.3.1 Defense
5.3.2 Retail
5.3.3 Media and Entertainment
5.3.4 Energy
5.3.5 Mining and Metals
5.4 Geography
5.4.1 United States
5.4.2 Canada
5.4.3 Rest of North America

6 Competitive Landscape
6.1 Market Share Analysis
6.2 Company Profiles
6.2.1 Elbit Systems Ltd
6.2.2 Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI)
6.2.3 Thales SA
6.2.4 The Boeing Company
6.2.5 Aerovironment Inc.
6.2.6 BAE Systems PLC
6.2.7 DJI
6.2.8 Airbus SE
6.2.9 Aeronautics Ltd
6.2.10 Lockheed Martin Corporation

7 Market Opportunities and Future Trends

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SHANGHAI, March 22, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. ("JinkoSolar" or the "Company") (NYSE: JKS), a global leader in the solar PV industry, today announced its unaudited financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2018.

Fourth Quarter 2018 Highlights

  • Total solar module shipments were 3,618 megawatts ("MW"), an increase of 22.5% from 2,953 MW in the third quarter of 2018 and an increase of 45.8% from 2,481 MW in the fourth quarter of 2017.
  • Total revenues were RMB7.72 billion (US$1.12 billion), an increase of 15.3% from the third quarter of 2018 and an increase of 21.5% from the fourth quarter of 2017.
  • Gross margin was 14.7%, compared with 14.9% in the third quarter of 2018, and 11.6% in the fourth quarter of 2017.
  • Income from operations was RMB237.4 million (US$34.5 million), compared with RMB188.0 million in the third quarter of 2018 and RMB91.3 million in the fourth quarter of 2017.
  • Net income attributable to the Company's ordinary shareholders was RMB114.8 million (US$16.7 million) in the fourth quarter of 2018, compared with RMB189.1 million in the third quarter of 2018 and RMB22.5 million in the fourth quarter of 2017.
  • Diluted earnings per American depositary share ("ADS") were RMB2.92 (US$0.44) in the fourth quarter of 2018.
  • Non-GAAP net income attributable to the Company's ordinary shareholders in the fourth quarter of 2018 was RMB111.8 million (US$16.3 million), compared with RMB206.3 million in the third quarter of 2018 and RMB41.5 million in the fourth quarter of 2017.
  • Non-GAAP basic and diluted earnings per ADS were both RMB2.84 (US$0.40) in the fourth quarter of 2018, compared with RMB5.28 and RMB5.28 in the third quarter of 2018 and RMB1.28 and RMB1.24 in the fourth quarter of 2017, respectively.

Full Year 2018 Highlights

  • Total solar module shipments were 11.4 GW (including 209 MW to be used in the Company's overseas downstream solar projects), an increase of 16.0% from 9.8 GW for the full year 2017.
  • Total revenues for the full year 2018 were RMB25.04 billion (US$3.64 billion), a decrease of 5.4% from RMB26.47 billion for the full year 2017.
  • Gross margin was 14.0% for the full year 2018, compared with 11.3% for the full year 2017.
  • Income from operations was RMB644.9 million (US$93.8 million), compared with RMB325.3 million for the full year 2017.
  • Net income attribute to the Company's ordinary shareholders was RMB406.5 million (US$59.1 million) for the full year 2018, compared with RMB141.7 million for the full year 2017.
  • Diluted earnings per ADS for the full year 2018 were RMB10.52 (US$1.52), compared with RMB4.32 for the full year 2017.
  • Non-GAAP net income attributable to the Company's ordinary shareholders for the full year 2018 was RMB435.8 million (US$63.4 million), compared with RMB209.0 million for the full year 2017.
  • Non-GAAP basic and diluted earnings per ADS for the full year 2018 were RMB11.32 (US$1.64) and RMB11.28 (US$1.64), compared with RMB6.48 and RMB6.36 for the full year 2017, respectively.

Mr. Kangping Chen, JinkoSolar's Chief Executive Officer commented, "We closed out the year strongly with module shipments hitting another record high of 3,618 MW during the quarter, an increase of 22.5% sequentially and an increase of 45.8% year-over-year. We shipped a total of 11.4 GW of solar modules in 2018, an increase of 16.0% from 2017. Total revenues during the quarter were US$1.12 billion, an increase of 15.3% sequentially and an increase of 21.5% year-over-year. Total revenues for the full year 2018 were US$3.64 billion, a decrease of 5.4% from 2017, primarily due to lower ASPs. Gross margin was 14.0% for the full year 2018, compared with 11.3% for 2017. Excluding the impact of countervailing duties, gross margin expanded during the quarter to 13.8% from 12.8% last quarter. While the Chinese market was impacted by the policies released on May 31st, we were able to continue growing through our diversified global distribution network and further consolidate our leading position in terms of market share. With global demand recovering strongly, we remain confident in the future prospects of our business and expect module shipments to grow by approximately 30% in 2019."

"China's National Energy Administration recently laid out plans for a bidding system and is expected to again begin granting subsidy approvals for utility-scale projects. Most importantly, subsidies will be prepaid by the state grid, which means there will be no more delays in payment for new projects. The new policies set a clear direction for the country's solar plans and will help to greatly improve sentiment for the solar sector as the country tries to smoothly transition towards grid parity and encourage a more market-driven environment. Based on the new policies, we believe domestic installations in 2019 will exceed last year. Distributed generation projects and projects completed at grid parity will continue to make up a larger portion of overall installations."

"US demand continues to strengthen thanks to the introduction of the solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC) which is expected to generate robust growth during the second half of 2019. Our U.S. manufacturing facility began pilot production in November 2018 and has been steadily ramping up, with full production capacity expected to begin during the second quarter of 2019. With such enormous growth potential, we will continue to expand our presence in the US by leveraging our strong brand recognition, high quality products, and best-in-class customer service. Following the cancellation of the minimum import price policy, demand from solar power purchase agreements and grid-parity projects in the European markets is surging, especially in some of the biggest markets such as Spain, the Netherlands and Germany. Emerging markets are also booming with Jordan, Kuwait, South Africa, and Oman growing rapidly. We are also benefiting from our early entry into Southeast Asian markets such as Malaysia, Thailand and the Philippines where demand remained robust throughout 2018."

"We continue to make progress implementing large-scale crystallization furnaces to increase productivity while working to develop technologies to reduce both oxygen content and light induced degradation. We are also leading the industry in terms of efficiency improvements on our diamond wire cutting, which is continuously reducing our wire consumption. Our large-area N-type monocrystalline silicon solar cell reached record high efficiency of 24.2% in January 2019. We are rapidly increasing our capacity to produce high-efficiency products by increasing both mono wafer capacity and PERC cell capacity and converting our existing non-PERC capacity to PERC capacity to increase output. With our production gradually ramping up into the middle of 2019, our expanded capacity will improve the competitiveness of our products and strengthen our cost advantages. This and other constant technological developments not only enable us to provide our clients with competitive high-efficiency products, but also allow us to sustainably cut costs. We are confident in our ability to further optimize our cost structure going forward and are fully prepared to enter an era of grid parity in the near future."

"Looking out to 2019, we believe Chinese and global demand will grow as solar energy becomes more and more competitive. We are excited about the opportunities that lie ahead, and are confident in our ability to further expand our market share, distinguish ourselves from our competitors, and continue leading the industry forward."

Fourth Quarter 2018 Financial Results

Total Revenues

Total revenues in the fourth quarter of 2018 were RMB7.72 billion (US$1.12 billion), an increase of 15.3% from RMB6.69 billion in the third quarter of 2018 and an increase of 21.5% from RMB6.35 billion in the fourth quarter of 2017. The sequential increase was mainly attributable to an increase in the shipment of solar modules in the fourth quarter of 2018. The year-over-year increase was mainly attributable to an increase in the shipment of solar modules, which was partially offset by a decline in the average selling price of solar modules in the fourth quarter of 2018.

Gross Profit and Gross Margin

Gross profit in the fourth quarter of 2018 was RMB1.13 billion (US$164.7 million), compared with RMB997.6 million in the third quarter of 2018 and RMB735.3 million in the fourth quarter of 2017. The sequential increase was mainly attributable to an increase in the shipment of solar modules in the fourth quarter of 2018. The year-over-year increase was mainly attributable to (i) an increase in the shipment of solar modules, and (ii) the benefit of Countervailing Duty ("CVD") reversal of RMB140.8 million and RMB69.4 million (US$10.0 million) in the third and fourth quarter of 2018, respectively, based on the amended final results of the fourth administrative review of the CVD order published by the U.S. Department of Commerce. The year-over-year increase was partially offset by a decline in the average selling price of solar modules in 2018.

Gross margin was 14.7% in the fourth quarter of 2018, compared with 14.9% in the third quarter of 2018 and 11.6% in the fourth quarter of 2017. Excluding the CVD reversal benefit, gross margin was 13.8% in the fourth quarter of 2018, compared with 12.8% in the third quarter of 2018. The sequential increase was attributable to decrease in solar module cost, which was partially offset by decline in the average selling price of solar modules. The year-over-year increase was mainly attributable to (i) a decrease in solar module cost, and (ii) the benefit of CVD reversal, which was partially offset by decline in the average selling price of solar modules in 2018.

Income from Operations and Operating Margin

Income from operations in the fourth quarter of 2018 was RMB237.4 million (US$34.5 million), compared with RMB188.0 million in the third quarter of 2018 and RMB91.3 million in the fourth quarter of 2017. Excluding the CVD reversal benefit, income from operations in the fourth quarter of 2018 was RMB168.0 million (US$24.4 million), compared with RMB47.6 million in the third quarter of 2018. Operating margin in the fourth quarter of 2018 was 3.1%, compared with 2.8% in the third quarter of 2018 and 1.4% in the fourth quarter of 2017. Excluding the CVD reversal benefit, operating margin in the fourth quarter of 2018 was 2.2%.

Total operating expenses in the fourth quarter of 2018 were RMB895.1 million (US$130.2 million), an increase of 10.6% from RMB809.6 million in the third quarter of 2018 and an increase of 39.0% from RMB644.0 million in the fourth quarter of 2017. The sequential and year-over-year increases were mainly due to an increase in shipping costs as a result of an increase in solar module shipments.

Total operating expenses accounted for 11.6% of total revenues in the fourth quarter of 2018, compared to 12.1% in the third quarter of 2018 and 10.1% in the fourth quarter of 2017.

Interest Expense, Net

Net interest expense in the fourth quarter of 2018 was RMB74.0 million (US$10.8 million), an increase of 33.2% from RMB55.6 million in the third quarter of 2018 and an increase of 33.3% from RMB55.6 million in the fourth quarter of 2017. The sequential increase was mainly due to (i) an increase in borrowings, and (ii) the termination of interest capitalization on certain completed solar projects, which were partially offset by an increase of interest income. The year-over-year increase was mainly due to an increase in borrowings.

Exchange Gain / (Loss), Net and Change in Fair Value of Forward Contracts

The Company recorded a net exchange loss (including change in fair value of forward contracts) of RMB33.9 million (US$4.9 million) in the fourth quarter of 2018, compared to a net exchange gain of RMB93.5 million in the third quarter of 2018 and a net exchange loss of RMB33.9 million in the fourth quarter of 2017. The sequential change was primarily due to the depreciation of the US dollar against the RMB.

Change in Fair Value of Interest Rate Swap

The Company entered into Interest Rate Swap agreements with several banks for the purpose of reducing interest rate risk exposure associated with the Company's overseas solar power projects. The Company recorded a loss arising from change in fair value of interest rate swap of RMB38.5 million (US$5.6 million) in the fourth quarter of 2018, compared to a gain of RMB12.8 million in the third quarter of 2018. The sequential changes were primarily due to a decrease in the long-term interest rates. The Company did not elect hedge accounting for any of its derivatives.

Change in Fair Value of Foreign Exchange Options

The Company bought foreign exchange options from several banks for the purpose of reducing exchange rate risk exposure. The Company recorded a loss of RMB1.2 million (US$0.2 million) arising from change in fair value of the foreign exchange options, compared to a loss of RMB8.5 million in the third quarter of 2018. The sequential change was primarily due to the decrease in the remaining term of the options.

Equity in Income of Affiliated Companies

The Company indirectly holds a 20% equity interest in Sweihan PV Power Company P.J.S.C, a developer and operator of solar power projects in Dubai, and accounts for its investment using the equity method. The Company also holds a 30% equity interest in Jiangsu Jinko-Tiansheng Co., Ltd, which processes and assembles PV modules as an OEM manufacturer, and accounts for its investments using the equity method. The Company recorded equity in loss of affiliated companies of RMB25.1 million (US$3.6 million) in the fourth quarter of 2018, compared with an income of RMB4.9 million in the third quarter of 2018 and a loss of RMB1.4 million in the fourth quarter of 2017. The sequential change was primarily due to a loss arising from change in fair value of interest rate swap agreements purchased by Sweihan PV Power Company P.J.S.C.

Income Tax Benefit / (Expense), Net

The Company recorded an income tax benefit of RMB43.5 million (US$6.3 million) in the fourth quarter of 2018, as certain subsidiaries of the Company experienced loss in the fourth quarter and recognized corresponding deferred tax assets, compared with an income tax expense of RMB61.2 million in the third quarter of 2018 and an income tax expense of RMB31.1 million in the fourth quarter of 2017. 

Net Income and Earnings per Share

Net income attributable to the Company's ordinary shareholders was RMB114.8 million (US$16.7 million) in the fourth quarter of 2018, compared with RMB189.1 million in the third quarter of 2018 and RMB22.5 million in the fourth quarter of 2017.

Basic and diluted earnings per ordinary share were both RMB0.73 (US$0.11) during the fourth quarter of 2018. This translates into basic and diluted earnings per ADS both of RMB2.92 (US$0.44).

Non-GAAP net income attributable to the Company's ordinary shareholders in the fourth quarter of 2018 was RMB111.8 million (US$16.3 million), compared with RMB206.3 million in the third quarter of 2018 and RMB41.5 million in the fourth quarter of 2017.

Non-GAAP basic and diluted earnings per ordinary share were both of RMB0.71 (US$0.10) during the fourth quarter of 2018. This translates into non-GAAP basic and diluted earnings per ADS both of RMB2.84 (US$0.40).

Financial Position

As of December 31, 2018, the Company had RMB3.48 billion (US$506.4 million) in cash and cash equivalents and restricted cash, compared with RMB2.76 billion as of December 31, 2017.

As of December 31, 2018, the Company's accounts receivables due from third parties were RMB5.44 billion (US$790.7 million), compared with RMB4.50 billion as of December 31, 2017.

As of December 31, 2018, the Company's inventories were RMB5.74 billion (US$835.3 million), compared with RMB4.27 billion as of December 31, 2017.

As of December 31, 2018, the Company's total interest-bearing debts were RMB9.71 billion (US$1.41 billion), compared with RMB7.43 billion as of December 31, 2017.

Full Year 2018 Financial Results

Total Revenues

Total revenues for the full year 2018 were RMB25.04 billion (US$3.64 billion), a decrease of 5.4% from RMB26.47 billion for the full year 2017. The decrease in total revenues was mainly attributable to a decline in the average selling price of solar modules, which was partially offset by an increase in shipment of solar modules.

Gross Profit and Gross Margin

Gross profit for the full year 2018 was RMB3.51 billion (US$511.1 million), an increase of 17.5% from RMB2.99 billion for the full year 2017. Gross margin was 14.0% for the full year 2018, compared with 11.3% for the full year 2017. The year-over-year increase was mainly attributable to (i) an increase in the shipment of solar modules in 2018, which was partially offset by a decline in the average selling price of solar modules and (ii) the benefit of CVD reversal of RMB 209.7 million (US$30.5 million), based on the amended final results of the fourth administrative review of the CVD order published by the U.S. Department of Commerce. Excluding the CVD reversal benefit, gross margin was 13.2% for the full year 2018. The year-over-year increase was attributable to decrease in solar module cost, which was partially offset by decline in the average selling price of solar modules in 2018.

Income from Operations and Operating Margin

Income from operations for the full year 2018 was RMB644.9 million (US$93.8 million), compared with RMB325.3 million for the full year 2017. Operating margin for the full year 2018 was 2.6%, compared with 1.2% for the full year 2017.

Total operating expenses for the full year 2018 were RMB2.87 billion (US$417.3 million), an increase of 7.6% from RMB2.67 billion for the full year 2017. Operating expenses represented 11.5% of total revenues for the full year 2018, compared with 10.1% for the full year 2017. The increase in total operating expenses was primarily due to the decrease in disposal gains of property, plant and equipment, and a decrease in the reversal of allowance for doubtful accounts upon subsequent collections.

Interest Expense, Net

Net interest expense for the full year 2018 was RMB295.7 million (US$43.0 million), an increase of 20.4% from RMB245.5 million in 2017. The year-over-year increase was mainly due to the increase in borrowings.

Exchange Gain / (Loss), Net and Change in Fair Value of Forward Contracts

The Company recorded a net exchange loss (including change in fair value of forward contracts) of RMB10.4 million (US$1.5 million) for the full year 2018 due primarily to appreciation of US dollars against RMB. The Company had net exchange loss of RMB122.6 million in 2017. The year-over-year decrease was mainly due to appreciation of US dollars against RMB.

Change in Fair Value of Interest Rate Swap

The Company entered into Interest Rate Swap agreements with several banks for the purpose of reducing interest rate risk exposure. The Company recorded a gain of RMB9.7 million (US$1.4 million) arising from change in fair value of the Interest Rate Swap agreements, compared to a loss of RMB16.1 million in 2017. The year-over-year changes were primarily due to an increase in the long-term interest rates. The Company did not elect hedge accounting for any of its derivatives.

Change in Fair Value of Foreign Exchange Options

The Company bought foreign exchange options from several banks for the purpose of reducing exchange rate risk exposure. The Company recorded a loss of RMB9.7 million (US$1.4 million) arising from change in fair value of the foreign exchange options. The loss from foreign exchange options was primarily due to the appreciation of the US dollar against the RMB.

Equity in Income of Affiliated Companies

The Company indirectly holds a 20% equity interest of Sweihan PV Power Company P.J.S.C, a developer and operator of solar power projects in Dubai, and accounts for its investments using the equity method. The Company also holds a 30% equity interest in Jiangsu Jinko-Tiansheng Co., Ltd, which processes and assembles PV modules as an OEM manufacturer, and accounts for its investments using the equity method. The Company recorded equity in income of affiliated companies of RMB2.6 million (US$0.4 million) for the full year 2018, compared with a loss of RMB2.1 million in 2017.

Income Tax Expense, Net

The Company recognized an income tax expense of RMB4.4 million (US$0.6 million) for the full year 2018, compared with an income tax expense of RMB4.6 million in 2017.

Net Income and Earnings per Share

Net income attributable to the Company's ordinary shareholders for the full year 2018 was RMB406.5 million (US$59.1 million), compared with a net income of RMB141.7 million in 2017.

Basic and diluted earnings per share for the full year 2018 were RMB2.64 (US$0.38) and RMB2.63 (US$0.38), respectively. This translates into basic and diluted earnings per ADS of RMB10.56 (US$1.52) and RMB10.52 (US$1.52), respectively.

Non-GAAP net income for the full year 2018 was RMB435.8 million (US$63.4 million), compared with non-GAAP net income of RMB209.0 million in 2017.

Non-GAAP basic and diluted earnings per share for the full year 2018 were RMB2.83 (US$0.41) and RMB2.82 (US$0.41), respectively, which translates into non-GAAP basic and diluted earnings per ADS of RMB11.32 (US$1.64) and RMB11.28 (US$1.64), respectively.

Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2018 Operational Highlights

Solar Module Shipments

Total solar module shipments in the fourth quarter of 2018 were 3,618 MW.

Total solar module shipments in 2018 were 11.4 GW (including 209 MW to be used in the Company's overseas downstream solar projects), compared to 9.8 GW in 2017.

Solar Products Production Capacity

As of December 31, 2018, the Company's in-house annual silicon wafer, solar cell and solar module production capacity was 9.7 GW, 7.0 GW and 10.8 GW, respectively.

JinkoSolar expects its annual silicon wafer, solar cell and solar module production capacity to reach 15 GW (including 11 GW of mono wafers), 10 GW (including 9.2 GW of PERC cells) and 15 GW, respectively, by the end of 2019.

Recent Business Developments

  • In October 2018, JinkoSolar announced that it had entered into the Contract for the Supply of PV Modules with Decmil Australia Pty Ltd on September 27, 2018, for supply 255MWp of its high efficient solar panels for the Sunraysia Solar Farm developed by Maoneng Group.
  • In November 2018, JinkoSolar announced that it was awarded the 2018 World Brand Award by the World Brand Forum, a global non-profit organization dedicated to advancing branding standards for the good of the branding community as well as consumers.
  • In December 2018, JinkoSolar announced that it supplied 55.7MW of high-efficiency modules to the Garissa Solar Power Plant, which is expected to be one of the largest solar power plants in central and eastern Africa once completed.
  • In December 2018, JinkoSolar announced that it supplied 132 MWdc of PV modules to Swinerton Renewable Energy for the construction of the Techren Solar 1 Project in Boulder City, Nevada.
  • In December 2018, JinkoSolar announced that it had contributed to the Business 20 (B20) Energy, Resource Efficiency & Sustainability (ERES) Task Force for inclusion of the task force's policy proposal in the G20 Leaders' Declaration, Buenos Aires.
  • In January 2019, JinkoSolar announced that a record high efficiency of 24.2% was achieved by its large-area N-type TOPCon monocrystalline silicon solar cell.
  • In January 2019, JinkoSolar announced that its products underwent LeTID testing by Wind Power Systems Quality Test Center, IEE, and CAS.

Operations and Business Outlook

First Quarter and Full Year 2019 Guidance

For the first quarter of 2019, the Company estimates total solar module shipments to be in the range of 2.8 GW to 3.0 GW. 

For the full year 2019, the Company estimates total solar module shipments to be in the range of 14.0 GW to 15.0 GW.

Conference Call Information

JinkoSolar's management will host an earnings conference call on Friday, March 22, 2019 at 8:30 a.m. U.S. Eastern Time (8:30 p.m. Beijing / Hong Kong the same day).

Dial-in details for the earnings conference call are as follows:

Hong Kong / International:

+852 3027 6500

U.S. Toll Free:

+1 855-824-5644

Passcode:

58454648#

Please dial in 10 minutes before the call is scheduled to begin and provide the passcode to join the call.

A telephone replay of the call will be available 2 hours after the conclusion of the conference call through 23:59 U.S. Eastern Time, March 29, 2019. The dial-in details for the replay are as follows:

International:

+61 2 8325 2405

U.S.:

+1 646 982 0473

Passcode:

319314070#

Additionally, a live and archived webcast of the conference call will be available on the Investor Relations section of JinkoSolar's website at www.jinkosolar.com.

About JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd.

JinkoSolar (NYSE: JKS) is one of the world's largest and foremost solar module manufacturers. JinkoSolar distributes its solar products and sells its solutions and services to a diversified international utility, commercial and residential customer base in China, the United States, Japan, Germany, the United Kingdom, Chile, South Africa, India, Mexico, Brazil, the United Arab Emirates, Italy, Spain, France, Belgium, and other countries and regions. JinkoSolar has built a vertically integrated solar product value chain, with an integrated annual capacity of 9.7 GW for silicon wafers, 7.0 GW for solar cells, and 10.8 GW for solar modules, as of December 31, 2018.

JinkoSolar has over 12,000 employees across its 6 productions facilities globally, 15 oversea subsidiaries in Japan, Korea, Singapore, India, Turkey, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Chile, Australia and United Arab Emirates, and global sales teams in United Kingdom, France, Netherlands, Spain, Bulgaria, Greece, Romania, Ukraine, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, Egypt, Morocco, Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa, Costa Rica, Colombia, Panama and Argentina.

To find out more, please see: www.jinkosolar.com

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

To supplement its consolidated financial results presented in accordance with United States Generally Accepted Accounting Principles ("GAAP"), JinkoSolar uses certain non-GAAP financial measures including, non-GAAP net income, non-GAAP earnings per Share, and non-GAAP earnings per ADS, which are adjusted from the comparable GAAP results to exclude certain expenses or incremental ordinary shares relating to share-based compensation and, convertible senior notes:

  • Non-GAAP net income is adjusted to exclude the expenses relating to interest expenses of convertible senior notes, exchange gain on the convertible senior notes, and stock-based compensation; given these Non-GAAP net income adjustments above are either related to the Company or its subsidiaries incorporated in Cayman Islands, which are not subject to tax exposures, or related to those subsidiaries with tax loss positions which result in no tax impacts, therefore no tax adjustment is needed in conjunction with these Non-GAAP net income adjustments; and
  • Non-GAAP earnings per Share and non-GAAP earnings per ADS are adjusted to exclude interest expenses of convertible senior notes and exchange gain on the convertible senior notes, and stock-based compensation.

The Company believes that the use of non-GAAP information is useful for analysts and investors to evaluate JinkoSolar's current and future performances based on a more meaningful comparison of net income and diluted net income per ADS when compared with its peers and historical results from prior periods. These measures are not intended to represent or substitute numbers as measured under GAAP. The submission of non-GAAP numbers is voluntary and should be reviewed together with GAAP results.

Currency Convenience Translation

The conversion of Renminbi into U.S. dollars in this release, made solely for the convenience of the readers, is based on the noon buying rate in the city of New York for cable transfers of Renminbi as certified for customs purposes by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York as of December 31, 2018, which was RMB6.8755 to US$1.00. No representation is intended to imply that the Renminbi amounts could have been, or could be, converted, realized, or settled into U.S. dollars at that rate or any other rate. The percentages stated in this press release are calculated based on Renminbi.

Safe-Harbor Statement

This press release contains forward-looking statements. These statements constitute "forward-looking" statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and as defined in the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements can be identified by terminology such as "will," "expects," "anticipates," "future," "intends, "plans," "believes," "estimates" and similar statements. Among other things, the quotations from management in this press release and the Company's operations and business outlook, contain forward-looking statements. Such statements involve certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. Further information regarding these and other risks is included in JinkoSolar's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including its annual report on Form 20-F. Except as required by law, the Company does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

For investor and media inquiries, please contact:

In China:
Sebastian Liu
JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd.
Tel: +86 21-5183-3056
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Christian Arnell
Christensen
Tel: +86-10-5900-2940
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In the U.S.:
Ms. Linda Bergkamp
Christensen
Tel: +1-480-614-3004
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JINKOSOLAR HOLDING CO., LTD. 

UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(in thousands, except ADS and Share data)




2017


2018

 Continuing operations 

RMB


RMB


USD

 Revenues from third parties 

24,791,272


23,586,834


3,430,563







 Revenues from related parties 

1,681,671


1,455,779


211,734







 Total revenues 

26,472,943


25,042,613


3,642,297







 Cost of revenues 

(23,481,375)


(21,528,868)


(3,131,244)







 Gross profit 

2,991,568


3,513,745


511,053







 Operating expenses: 






   Selling and marketing 

(1,901,358)


(1,708,270)


(248,458)

   General and administrative 

(470,845)


(779,423)


(113,362)

   Research and development 

(294,103)


(366,577)


(53,316)

   Impairment of long-lived assets 

-


(14,548)


(2,116)

 Total operating expenses 

(2,666,306)


(2,868,818)


(417,252)







 Income from operations 

325,262


644,927


93,801

 Interest expenses, net 

(245,530)


(295,692)


(43,007)

 Subsidy income 

147,917


52,176


7,589

 Exchange gain/(loss), net 

(114,345)


33,681


4,899

 Change in fair value of interest rate swap 

(16,122)


9,701


1,411

 Change in fair value of foreign exchange options 

-


(9,720)


(1,414)

 Change in fair value of forward contracts 

(8,211)


(44,090)


(6,413)

 Other income, net 

59,647


25,817


3,755

 (Loss)/gain on disposal of subsidiaries 

257


(9,425)


(1,371)

  Income before income taxes 

148,875


407,375


59,250

 Income tax expense 

(4,627)


(4,411)


(641)

 Equity in income/(loss) of affiliated companies 

(2,056)


2,610


379

 Net income 

142,192


405,574


58,988

 Less: Net (loss)/income attributable to non-controlling
          interests 

486


(903)


(132)

 Net income attributable to JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd.'s ordinary
shareholders 

141,706


406,477


59,120







 Net income attributable to JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd.'s
 ordinary shareholders per share: 






   Basic 

1.10


2.64


0.38

   Diluted 

1.08


2.63


0.38







 Net income attributable to JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd.'s
   ordinary shareholders per ADS: 






   Basic 

4.40


10.56


1.52

   Diluted 

4.32


10.52


1.52







 Weighted average ordinary shares outstanding: 






   Basic 

128,944,330


153,806,379


153,806,379

   Diluted 

131,687,230


154,704,166


154,704,166







 Weighted average ADS outstanding: 






   Basic 

32,236,083


38,451,595


38,451,595

   Diluted 

32,921,808


38,676,041


38,676,041







UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME







 Net income 

142,192


405,574


58,988

 Other comprehensive income/(loss): 






   -Foreign currency translation adjustments 

(81,488)


47,005


6,836

 Comprehensive income 

60,704


452,579


65,824

 Less: comprehensive (loss)/income attributable to non-controlling
interests  

486


(903)


(132)

 Comprehensive income attributable to JinkoSolar Holding Co.,
Ltd.'s ordinary shareholders 

60,218


453,482


65,956







 Reconciliation of GAAP and non-GAAP Results 











 1. Non-GAAP earnings per share and non-GAAP earnings per ADS 












 GAAP net income attributable to ordinary shareholders 

141,706


406,477


59,120







 4% of interest expense of convertible senior notes 

1,558


3


0







 Exchange loss on convertible senior notes and capped call options 

840


4


1







 Stock-based compensation expense 

64,868


29,308


4,263







 Non-GAAP net income attributable to ordinary shareholders 

208,972


435,792


63,384













 Non-GAAP earnings per share attributable to ordinary shareholders - 






   Basic 

1.62


2.83


0.41

   Diluted 

1.59


2.82


0.41







 Non-GAAP earnings per ADS attributable to ordinary shareholders - 






   Basic 

6.48


11.32


1.64

   Diluted 

6.36


11.28


1.64







 Non-GAAP weighted average ordinary shares outstanding  






   Basic 

128,944,330


153,806,379


153,806,379

   Diluted 

131,687,230


154,704,166


154,704,166







 Non-GAAP weighted average ADS outstanding  






   Basic 

32,236,083


38,451,595


38,451,595

   Diluted 

32,921,808


38,676,041


38,676,041

JINKOSOLAR HOLDING CO., LTD. 

UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(in thousands, except ADS and Share data)


For the quarter ended


December 31, 2017


September 30, 2018


December 31, 2018

 Continuing operations 

RMB


RMB


RMB


USD

 Revenues from third parties 

5,171,540


6,601,414


7,695,214


1,119,223









 Revenues from related parties 

1,181,100


93,401


25,118


3,653









 Total revenues 

6,352,640


6,694,815


7,720,332


1,122,876









 Cost of revenues 

(5,617,326)


(5,697,186)


(6,587,907)


(958,171)









 Gross profit 

735,314


997,629


1,132,425


164,705









 Operating expenses: 








   Selling and marketing 

(446,956)


(476,640)


(551,658)


(80,235)

   General and administrative 

(113,744)


(228,862)


(249,221)


(36,248)

   Research and development 

(83,271)


(104,105)


(94,183)


(13,698)

 Total operating expenses 

(643,971)


(809,607)


(895,062)


(130,181)









 Income from operations 

91,343


188,022


237,363


34,524

 Interest expenses, net 

(55,551)


(55,600)


(74,047)


(10,770)

 Subsidy income 

29,533


4,742


8,234


1,199

 Exchange (loss)/gain 

(31,827)


118,712


(36,006)


(5,237)

 Change in fair value of interest rate swap 

3,333


12,781


(38,467)


(5,595)

 Change in fair value of foreign exchange options 

-


(8,522)


(1,198)


(174)

 Change in fair value of forward contracts 

(2,031)


(25,204)


2,148


311

 Other (expense)/income, net 

20,823


9,983


(2,287)


(333)

 Gain on disposal of subsidiaries 

257


-


-


-

 Income before income taxes

55,880


244,914


95,740


13,925

 Income tax benefit/(expense) 

(31,095)


(61,157)


43,451


6,320

 Equity in (loss)/income of affiliated companies 

(1,424)


4,916


(25,090)


(3,649)

 Net income 

23,361


188,673


114,101


16,596

 Less: Net (loss)/income attributable to non-controlling
          interests 

889


(415)


(712)


(103)

 Net income attributable to JinkoSolar
 Holding Co., Ltd.'s ordinary shareholders 

22,472


189,088


114,813


16,699









 Net income attributable to JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd.'s
 ordinary shareholders per share: 








   Basic 

0.17


1.21


0.73


0.11

   Diluted 

0.17


1.21


0.73


0.11









 Net income attributable to JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd.'s
   ordinary shareholders per ADS: 








   Basic 

0.68


4.84


2.92


0.44

   Diluted 

0.68


4.84


2.92


0.44









 Weighted average ordinary shares outstanding: 








   Basic 

130,432,074


156,485,510


156,855,085


156,855,085

   Diluted 

134,572,596


156,703,443


156,859,208


156,859,208









 Weighted average ADS outstanding: 








   Basic 

32,608,019


39,121,378


39,213,771


39,213,771

   Diluted 

33,643,149


39,175,861


39,214,802


39,214,802









UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME









 Net income 

23,361


188,673


114,101


16,596

 Other comprehensive income: 








   -Foreign currency translation adjustments 

(16,308)


28,720


3,670


534

 Comprehensive income 

7,053


217,393


117,771


17,130

 Less: Comprehensive (loss)/income attributable to non-
controlling interests 

889


(415)


(712)


(103)

 Comprehensive income attributable to JinkoSolar
Holding Co., Ltd.'s ordinary shareholders 

6,164


217,808


118,483


17,233









 Reconciliation of GAAP and non-GAAP Results 















 1. Non-GAAP earnings per share and non-GAAP
earnings per ADS 
















 GAAP net income attributable to ordinary shareholders 

22,472


189,088


114,813


16,699









 4% of interest expense of convertible senior notes 

1


1


1


-









 Exchange loss/(gain) on convertible senior notes and
capped call options 

(1)


3


-


-









 Stock-based compensation (benefit)/expense 

19,000


17,255


(3,023)


(440)









 Non-GAAP net income attributable to ordinary
shareholders 

41,472


206,347


111,791


16,259









 Non-GAAP earnings per share attributable to ordinary
shareholders - 








   Basic 

0.32


1.32


0.71


0.10

   Diluted 

0.31


1.32


0.71


0.10









 Non-GAAP earnings per ADS attributable to ordinary
shareholders - 








   Basic 

1.28


5.28


2.84


0.40

   Diluted 

1.24


5.28


2.84


0.40









 Non-GAAP weighted average ordinary shares outstanding  








   Basic 

130,432,074


156,485,510


156,855,085


156,855,085

   Diluted 

134,572,596


156,703,443


156,859,208


156,859,208









 Non-GAAP weighted average ADS outstanding  








   Basic 

32,608,019


39,121,378


39,213,771


39,213,771

   Diluted 

33,643,149


39,175,861


39,214,802


39,214,802

JINKOSOLAR HOLDING CO., LTD. 

UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(in thousands)


December 31, 2017


December 31, 2018


RMB


RMB


USD

ASSETS






Current assets:






  Cash and cash equivalents

1,928,303


3,104,917


451,591

  Restricted cash 

833,072


377,111


54,849

  Restricted short-term investments

3,237,773


4,058,419


590,273

  Short-term investments

2,685


-


-

  Accounts receivable, net - related parties

2,113,042


675,768


98,286

  Accounts receivable, net - third parties

4,497,635


5,436,371


790,687

  Notes receivable, net - third parties

571,232


1,010,469


146,967

  Advances to suppliers, net - third parties

397,076


665,221


96,752

  Inventories, net

4,273,730


5,743,328


835,332

  Forward contract receivables

-


1,192


173

  Other receivables - related parties

46,592


67,730


9,851

  Derviatvie assets

-


847


123

  Prepayments and other current assets

1,706,717


1,712,889


249,129

Total current assets

19,607,857


22,854,262


3,324,013







Non-current assets:






  Restricted cash

248,672


921,300


133,998

  Project Assets

473,731


1,770,621


257,526

  Long-term investments

22,322


25,531


3,713

  Property, plant and equipment, net

6,680,187


8,275,900


1,203,680

  Land use rights, net

443,269


574,945


83,622

  Intangible assets, net

25,743


35,361


5,143

  Deferred tax assets 

275,372


338,069


49,170

  Other assets - related parties

146,026


144,984


21,088

  Other assets - third parties

713,226


912,210


132,675

Total non-current assets

9,028,548


12,998,921


1,890,615







Total assets

28,636,405


35,853,183


5,214,628







LIABILITIES






Current liabilities:






  Accounts payable - related parties

5,329


698


102

  Accounts payable - third parties

4,658,202


5,327,094


774,794

  Notes payable - related parties

-


35,000


5,091

  Notes payable - third parties

5,672,497


6,036,577


877,984

  Accrued payroll and welfare expenses

721,380


810,921


117,944

  Advances from related parties

37,400


910


132

  Advances from  third parties

748,959


2,395,229


348,372

  Income tax payable

27,780


70,240


10,216

  Other payables and accruals

1,804,799


2,281,025


331,758

  Other payables due to related parties

12,333


20,819


3,028

  Forward contract payables

4,521


9,464


1,376

  Convertible senior notes - current

-


69


10

  Derivative liability -  current

26,486


12,786


1,860

  Bond payable and accrued interests

10,257


10,318


1,501

  Short-term borrowings from third parties,
     including current portion of long-term bank
     borrowings

6,204,440


7,103,399


1,033,147

  Guarantee liabilities to related parties

28,034


26,639


3,874

Total current liabilities

19,962,417


24,141,188


3,511,189







Non-current liabilities:






  Long-term borrowings

379,789


1,954,831


284,318

  Accrued income tax - non current

6,041


-


-

  Long-term payables

538,410


338,412


49,220

  Bond payables

298,425


299,475


43,557

  Accrued warranty costs - non current

571,718


573,641


83,433

  Convertible senior notes

65


-


-

  Deferred tax liability

70,122


25,893


3,766

  Guarantee liabilities to related parties 
   - non current

120,154


65,765


9,565

Total non-current liabilities

1,984,724


3,258,017


473,859







Total liabilities

21,947,141


27,399,205


3,985,048







SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY






Ordinary shares (US$0.00002 par value,
500,000,000 shares authorized, 126,733,266
and 156,864,737 shares issued and
outstanding as of  December 31, 2017 and
December 31, 2018, respectively)

19


22


3

Additional paid-in capital

3,313,608


4,010,740


583,338

Statutory reserves

516,886


570,176


82,929

Accumulated other comprehensive income

23,296


70,301


10,225

Treasury stock, at cost; 1,723,200 ordinary
shares as of  December 31, 2017 and
December 31, 2018

(13,876)


(13,876)


(2,018)

Accumulated retained earnings

2,849,341


3,202,528


465,788







Total JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd.
shareholders' equity

6,689,274


7,839,891


1,140,265







Non-controlling interests

(10)


614,087


89,315







Total liabilities and shareholders' equity

28,636,405


35,853,183


5,214,628

SOURCE JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd.

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OAKVILLE, ON, March 21, 2019 /PRNewswire/ - Further to the press releases of Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. (TSX:AQN, AQN.PR.D) (NYSE: AQN) ("APUC" or the "Company") dated February 26, 2019 and March 1, 2019, APUC announced today that none of its outstanding 4,000,000 Cumulative Rate Reset Preferred Shares, Series D (the "Series D Preferred Shares") will be converted on April 1, 2019, into Cumulative Floating Rate Preferred Shares, Series E (the "Series E Preferred Shares") of the Company. During the conversion notice period which ran from March 1, 2019 to March 15, 2019, less than 1,000,000 Series D Preferred Shares were tendered for conversion into Series E Preferred Shares.

As per the terms and conditions of the Series D Preferred Shares described in the prospectus supplement of the Company dated February 25, 2014 to a short form base shelf prospectus of the Company dated February 18, 2014 relating to the issuance of Series D Preferred Shares, since there would remain outstanding on April 1, 2019, after having taken into account all Series D Preferred Shares tendered for conversion into Series E Preferred Shares, less than 1,000,000 Series E Preferred Shares, holders of Series D Preferred Shares who tendered their Series D Preferred Shares for conversion will not be entitled to convert their Series D Preferred Shares into Series E Preferred Shares. As a result, Series E Preferred Shares will not be issued at this time.

All dollar amounts referenced herein are in U.S. dollars unless otherwise noted.

About Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp.

APUC is a diversified generation, transmission and distribution utility with approximately $9 billion of total assets. Through its two business groups, APUC provides rate regulated natural gas, water, and electricity generation, transmission, and distribution utility services to over 768,000 connections in the United States, and is committed to being a global leader in the generation of clean energy through ownership of or investments in long‐term contracted wind, solar and hydroelectric generating facilities representing over 2 GW of installed capacity.  APUC delivers continuing growth through an expanding pipeline of renewable energy, electric transmission, and water infrastructure development projects with a global focus, organic growth within its rate-regulated generation, distribution and transmission businesses, and the pursuit of accretive acquisitions. APUC's common shares, Series A preferred shares and Series D preferred shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbols AQN, AQN.PR.A, and AQN.PR.D. APUC's common shares and Series A subordinated notes are also listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbols AQN and AQNA.

Visit APUC at www.algonquinpower.com and follow us on Twitter @AQN_Utilities.

Caution Regarding Forward-Looking Information

Certain statements included in this news release constitute "forward-looking information" within the meaning of applicable securities laws in each of the provinces of Canada and the respective policies, regulations and rules under such laws and "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 (collectively, "forward-looking statements"). The words "expected", "intends" and similar expressions are often intended to identify forward-looking statements, although not all forward-looking statements contain these identifying words. These statements are based on factors or assumptions that were applied in drawing a conclusion or making a forecast or projection, including assumptions based on historical trends, current conditions and expected future developments. Since forward-looking statements relate to future events and conditions, by their very nature they require making assumptions and involve inherent risks and uncertainties. APUC cautions that although it is believed that the assumptions are reasonable in the circumstances, these risks and uncertainties give rise to the possibility that actual results may differ materially from the expectations set out in the forward-looking statements. Material risk factors include those set out in APUC's most recent annual and interim management's discussion and analysis and most recent annual information form. Given these risks, undue reliance should not be placed on these forward-looking statements, which apply only as of their dates. Other than as specifically required by law, APUC undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements to reflect new information, subsequent or otherwise.

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PHOENIX, March 22, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The Western Way, in partnership with the Yuma County Chamber of Commerce released, "The Economic Benefits of Arizona Rural Renewable Energy Facilities."  The economic impact study, conducted by Development Research Partners, found that 34 rural renewable projects constructed in Arizona from 2001 to 2017 resulted in significant economic benefits to rural Arizona, including:

  • $9.4 billion contributed to the Arizona economy;
  • 17,971 Arizona jobs;
  • $1.2 billion in wages paid to Arizona employees; and
  • $16.7 million in state and local tax revenues benefiting Arizona.

The study also found that rural renewable facilities continue to contribute to the Arizona economy after construction is complete.  Annually these projects contribute an estimated $63 million and sustain over 700 jobs with combined wages of over $33 million.  The facilities also contribute nearly $1 million in annual property tax revenue benefiting Arizona schools. 

"Rural Arizona has some of the best solar resources in the country and this report shows in great detail how the industry is benefiting our state with increased jobs and economic opportunities," said Jaime Molera, Arizona Director of The Western Way. "Over the last decade, market forces drove technological improvements leading to drops in the prices of utility scale solar which are cost competitive for utilities and can save rate payers money.  More investment in utility scale renewables will grow Arizona's rural economy." 

The study also tested the economic and fiscal benefits of adding new solar and battery storage facilities in Arizona.  The model test case was a new 100MW-solar PV facility with a 30MW battery storage component in Yuma County.  The report showed the project would result in a total economic output of $9.1 million for construction and $1.3 million direct and indirect benefits annually. 

Jaime Molera and John Karakoulakis of The Western Way, and David Hansen, Senior Economist at Development Research Partners, the firm that conducted the study, are available for interviews from March 25 to March 26. Please contact Ana Carolina Pereira at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 480-751-5569.

About The Western Way
The Western Way is reclaiming conservative-based leadership on environmental and conservation challenges facing our country by driving efficient, market-based solutions that support our economy and enhance our environment.

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The 260 MW project was won in an auction conducted by Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Ltd (GUVNL), rated AA- by ICRA, a Moody's company, and has been developed outside a solar park. Azure Power will provide power to GUVNL for 25 years at a tariff of INR 2.67 (~US 3.9 cents) per kWh, which is 8.6% higher than the lowest bid in the market.

The 100 MW project was won in an auction conducted by Karnataka Renewable Energy Development Ltd. and has been set up at Pavagada Solar Park, one of the largest solar parks in the world. The solar park is being developed by Karnataka Solar Power Development Corporation Limited (KSPCL). Azure Power will supply power to the electricity supply companies of Karnataka (ESCOMs) for 25 years at a tariff of INR 2.93 (~US 4.6 cents) per kWh, which is 20.1% higher than the lowest bid in the market.

Earlier this fiscal year, Azure Power had commissioned a 40 MW project in Uttar Pradesh and a 50 MW project in Andhra Pradesh and over 60 MWs of solar rooftop projects.

Speaking on this occasion, Mr Inderpreet Wadhwa, Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Azure Power, said, "We are pleased to have commissioned over 250 MWs during the current quarter. Our ability to complete projects ahead of schedule and at scale is a testament to our efficiency and reliability as a trusted solar power producer. We continue to demonstrate our strong project development, engineering, and execution capabilities and are delighted to make this contribution towards realization of our Hon'ble Prime Minister's commitment towards clean and green energy, through solar power generation."

About Azure Power

Azure Power (NYSE: AZRE) is a leading independent solar power producer with a pan-Indian portfolio over 3 gigawatts. With its in-house engineering, procurement and construction expertise and advanced inhouse 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, rooftop to mini & micro grids, 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.

For more information, visit: www.azurepower.com.

Forward Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended and the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including statements regarding the Company's future financial and operating guidance, operational and financial results such as estimates of nominal contracted payments remaining and portfolio run rate, and the assumptions related to the calculation of the foregoing metrics. The risks and uncertainties that could cause the Company's results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements include: the availability of additional financing on acceptable terms; changes in the commercial and retail prices of traditional utility generated electricity; changes in tariffs at which long term PPAs are entered into; changes in policies and regulations including net metering and interconnection limits or caps; the availability of rebates, tax credits and other incentives; the availability of solar panels and other raw materials; its limited operating history, particularly as a new public company; its ability to attract and retain its relationships with third parties, including its solar partners; its ability to meet the covenants in its debt facilities; meteorological conditions and such other risks identified in the registration statements and reports that the Company has filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, or SEC, from time to time. All forward-looking statements in this press release are based on information available to us as of the date hereof, and the Company assumes no obligation to update these forward-looking statements.

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NEW YORK, March 21, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The flexible elastomeric foam market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 4.72% between 2018 and 2023.

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The flexible elastomeric foams market is projected to grow from USD 2.2 billion in 2018 to USD 2.7 billion by 2023, at a CAGR of 4.72% between 2018 and 2023. The growing demand from end-use industry such as HVAC and automotive & transportation is expected to fuel the growth of the flexible elastomeric foams market. However, the lack of awareness about the benefits of insulation is expected to restrain the growth of the market during the forecast period.

Thermal insulation is the largest and fastest functional type segment of the flexible elastomeric foams market
Flexible elastomeric foams are segmented on the basis of various functions such as, thermal and acoustic.The demand for thermal insulation flexible elastomeric foams is driven as they significantly reduce energy consumption across a broad spectrum of applications such as in solar piping, residential & commercial heating & ventilation piping, and AC and refrigeration piping.

It is equally important to insulate materials from sound where acoustic insulation is needed.
It is always efficient in reducing energy consumption by properties such as low thermal conductivity, water vapor barrier, and keeping product environmentally friendly. So, this drives the demand for thermal insulating flexible elastomeric foams.

APAC is the largest market for the flexible elastomeric foams market
APAC is projected to be the fastest-growing market, in terms of both volume and value, during the forecast period.APAC is estimated to account for the largest share, in terms of both volume and value, of the overall market in 2018.

The market in the region is driven by the growing population and economic growth. Both residential and non-residential sectors are expected to grow in China and India during the forecast period, which, in turn, will drive the HVAC industry, thereby, increasing the demand for flexible elastomeric foam in this industry.

Extensive primary interviews have been conducted, and information has been gathered from secondary research to determine and verify the market size of several segments and subsegments.

Breakdown of Primary Interviews:
• By Company Type: Tier 1 – 58%, Tier 2 – 33%, and Tier 3 – 9%
• By Designation: C Level – 40%, D Level – 35%, and Others – 25%
• By Region: North America – 33%, Europe – 30%, APAC – 15%, South America- 14%, and the Middle East & Africa – 8%

Key companies profiled in this report are Armacell (Germany), L'ISOLANTE K-FLEX (Italy), Kaimann (Germany), Aeroflex (US), Rogers Corporation (US), and Hira Industries (Dubai).

Research Coverage:
The flexible elastomeric foams market has been segmented on the basis of type (NBR/PVC, EPDM, natural rubber, CR and others), function (thermal and acoustic), end-use industry (HVAC, automotive & transportation, and others), and region (North America, Europe, APAC, Middle East & Africa, and South America). The end-use industry and type segments are further analyzed for each country in the respective regions.

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The report provides insights on the following pointers:
• Market Penetration: Comprehensive information on flexible elastomeric foams offered by top players in the flexible elastomeric foams market.
• Product Development/Innovation: Detailed insights on upcoming technologies, research & development activities, and new product launches in the flexible elastomeric foam market.
• Market Development: Comprehensive information about lucrative emerging markets – the report analyzes the market for flexible elastomeric foams across regions.
• Market Diversification: Exhaustive information about new products, untapped geographies, recent developments, and investments in the flexible elastomeric foam market.
• Competitive Assessment: In-depth assessment of market shares, strategies, products, and manufacturing capabilities of leading players in the flexible elastomeric foam market.

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ATLANTA, March 22, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry, Georgia Governor Brian Kemp, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue and North America's Building Trades Unions President Sean McGarvey joined Southern Company Chairman, President and CEO Tom Fanning, Georgia Power Chairman, President and CEO Paul Bowers and hundreds of workers and special guests at the Vogtle 3 & 4 nuclear expansion project today near Waynesboro, Georgia, to announce the closing of approximately $1.67 billion in additional Department of Energy (DOE) loan guarantees for the new Vogtle units.

In addition, Georgia Public Service Commissioners Lauren "Bubba" McDonald, Tim Echols, Chuck Eaton, Tricia Pridemore and Jason Shaw were also in attendance, along with U.S. Representatives Rick Allen and Buddy Carter, and Vogtle 3 & 4 co-owners: Oglethorpe Power President and CEO Mike Smith, MEAG Power President and CEO Jim Fuller and Dalton Utilities CEO Tom Bundros.

"The Vogtle project is critically important to supporting the Administration's direction to revitalize and expand the U.S. nuclear industry," said Secretary Perry. "A strong nuclear industry supports a reliable and resilient grid, and strengthens our energy and national security. As I've witnessed firsthand today, Vogtle is also an energy infrastructure project with a massive scope employing thousands of workers. This project is rebuilding a highly skilled U.S. nuclear workforce and supply chain for the future."

Georgia Power had previously secured loan guarantees of $3.46 billion for the construction of the new units, the first to be built in the United States in more than 30 years.

"Since the project began, we have committed to minimize the impact these new units will have on customers' bills, and securing these loans plays a key role by reducing our financing costs and passing along those benefits to our customers," said Bowers. "We thank the administration, DOE, Secretary Rick Perry and members of Congress for their continued support of the Vogtle 3 & 4 project."

Secretary Perry also witnessed one of the most important milestones for the project to date – the placement of the top of the containment vessel for Unit 3, signifying that all modules and large components have been placed inside the unit.

"The progress we are marking today is a direct result of the tremendous support the project has received," said Fanning. "From the very beginning, public and private partners have stood with us as we endeavor to build the first new nuclear development in the U.S. in a generation. Everyone involved in the project remains focused on sustaining our momentum and is poised to execute on the important work to come in the days ahead."

"We have made significant progress since taking over construction at the site and expect that momentum to continue this year," said Bowers. "Placement of the Unit 3 top head is a historic milestone for the project, reflecting the hard work and dedication of the Vogtle 3 & 4 team as we transition these units closer to operation."

The containment vessel is a high-integrity steel structure that houses critical plant components. The top head is 130 feet in diameter, 37 feet tall, and weighs nearly 1.5 million pounds, more than two fully loaded jumbo jets. It's comprised of 58 large plates, welded together, each more than an inch and a half thick.

Georgia Power owns 45.7 percent of the new units, with the project's other co-owners including Oglethorpe Power, MEAG Power and Dalton Utilities.

Progress and Productivity

With more than 7,000 workers currently onsite and more than 800 permanent jobs available once the units begin operating, Vogtle 3 & 4 is currently the largest jobs-producing construction project in the state of Georgia. Recruiting efforts continue to attract additional craft workers to the Vogtle 3 & 4 project, with more than 700 pipefitters, electricians and other craft labor joining the project since Nov. 1.

Significant progress continues at the site, with the project now approximately 75 percent complete. Several significant milestones have been achieved in recent months including:

  • More than 23,000 cubic yards of concrete was placed in 2018, and nearly 600,000 cubic yards for the project to date, enough to build a sidewalk from Miami to Seattle. In addition, more than 16,200 yards, or nine miles, of piping was installed in 2018 alone.
  • The Unit 4 pressurizer, which will provide pressure control inside the reactor coolant system once the unit begins operating, was placed inside the containment vessel in February.
  • The integrated head package (IHP) was set inside the Unit 3 containment vessel in late January. The IHP, weighing 475,000 pounds and standing 48-feet tall, combines several separate components in one assembly and allows the rapid removal of the reactor vessel head during a refueling outage.
  • Progress also continues on the Unit 3 shield building, with additional double-decker panels placed in January. A total of eight six-panel sections have been placed, with each one measuring 20 feet tall and 114 feet wide, and weighing up to 300,000 pounds. To date, more than half of the shield building panels have been placed for Unit 3. The shield building panels, fabricated in Newport News, Va., provide structural support to the containment cooling water supply and protect the containment vessel, which houses the reactor vessel and associated equipment.

Follow the progress being made at the site with new photos and video available at: Plant Vogtle 3 & 4 Online Photo Gallery.

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 2.6 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, 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 communication 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 construction progress at Plant Vogtle Units 3 and 4 and the expected benefit of the additional DOE loan guarantees. Georgia Power cautions that there are certain factors that could 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, 2018, and subsequent securities filings, could cause actual results to differ materially from management expectations as suggested by such forward-looking information: the impact of recent and future federal and state regulatory changes, as well as changes in application of existing laws and regulations; current and future litigation or regulatory investigations, proceedings, or inquiries; available sources and costs of natural gas and other fuels; effects of inflation; the ability to control costs and avoid cost and schedule overruns during the development, construction and operation of facilities, including Plant Vogtle Units 3 and 4 which includes components based on new technology that only recently began initial operation in the global nuclear industry at this scale, including changes in labor costs, availability, and productivity; challenges with management of contractors, subcontractors, or vendors; adverse weather conditions; shortages, increased costs, or inconsistent quality of equipment, materials, and labor; contractor or supplier delay; non-performance under construction, operating, or other agreements; operational readiness, including specialized operator training and required site safety programs; engineering or design problems; design and other licensing-based compliance matters, including the timely resolution of Inspections, Tests, Analyses, and Acceptance Criteria and the related approvals by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC); challenges with start-up activities, including major equipment failure and system integration; and/or operational performance; the ability to construct facilities in accordance with the requirements of permits and licenses (including satisfaction of NRC requirements), to satisfy any 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; advances in technology; state and federal rate regulations and the impact of pending and future rate cases and negotiations; legal proceedings and regulatory approvals and actions related to Plant Vogtle Units 3 and 4, including Georgia Public Service Commission approvals and NRC actions; under certain specified circumstances, a decision by holders of more than 10% of the ownership interests of Plant Vogtle Units 3 and 4 not to proceed with construction and the ability of other co-owners to tender a portion of their ownership interests to Georgia Power following certain construction cost increases; in the event Georgia Power becomes obligated to provide funding to Municipal Electric Authority of Georgia (MEAG) with respect to the portion of MEAG's ownership interest in Plant Vogtle Units 3 and 4 involving Jacksonville Electric Authority, any inability of Georgia Power to receive repayment of such funding; the inherent risks involved in operating and constructing nuclear generating facilities; interest rate fluctuations and financial market conditions and the results of financing efforts; changes in The Southern Company's or Georgia Power's credit ratings; and the effect of accounting pronouncements issued periodically by standard setting bodies. Georgia Power expressly disclaims any obligation to update any forward-looking information.

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LONDON, Mar. 22, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Forecasts by Type (Cadmium Telluride (CdTe), Copper Indium Gallium Diselenide (CIGS), Amorphous Thin-Film Silicon (ATFS), Others), by Installation (On-Grid, Off-Grid) and by Application (Industrial, Residential, Commercial, Utility, Others) Plus Financial Analysis of Leading Companies and Regional and Leading National Market Analysis

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Ultra-Thin Solar Cell market expansion was mainly due to the increased competitiveness of solar photovoltaics combined with the increasing demand for electricity in developing countries and the increased awareness of the potential of solar photovoltaics to reduce pollution, reduce CO2 emissions and provide access to energy and this has led Visiongain to publish this timely report. The USD 3.34 billion Ultra-Thin Solar Cells Market is expected to flourish in the next few years. The pursuit of cost-effective power generation technology has attracted significant companies and investors to the thin film PV industry. The technology continuously improved and the global photovoltaic thin film market grew at an unprecedented rate and is projected to continue to grow. Due to their relatively low cost and efficiency in producing electricity, several types of thin-film solar cells are widely used. If you want to be part of this growing industry, then read on to discover how you can maximise your investment potential.

Report Highlights

• 183 quantitative tables, charts, and graphs

• Analysis of Key Players in Ultra-Thin Solar Cells Technologies
• First Solar, Inc.
• Kaneka Corporation
• Mitsubishi Corporation.
• Shunfeng International Clean Energy Limited
• Solar Frontier K.K.
• Anwell Technologies Limited
• Changzhou EGing Photovoltaic Technology Co. Ltd.
• GCL-Poly Energy Holdings Ltd.
• Sharp Corporation
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• Global Ultra-Thin Solar Cells Market Outlook and Analysis from 2019-2029

• Ultra-Thin Solar Cells Market by Type forecasts and Analysis from 2019-2029
• Cadmium Telluride (CdTe) Ultra-Thin Solar Cells Forecast 2019-2029
• Copper Indium Gallium Diselenide (CIGS) Ultra-Thin Solar Cells Forecast 2019-2029
• Amorphous Thin-Film Silicon (ATFS) Ultra-Thin Solar Cells Forecast 2019-2029
• Other Types Ultra-Thin Solar Cells Forecast 2019-2029

• Ultra-Thin Solar Cells Market by Installation Forecasts and Analysis from 2019-2029
• On-Grid Ultra-Thin Solar Cells Forecast 2019-2029
• Off-Grid Ultra-Thin Solar Cells Forecast 2019-2029

• Ultra-Thin Solar Cells Market by Application Forecasts and Analysis from 2019-2029
• Ultra-Thin Solar Cells Used in Industrial Forecast 2019-2029
• Ultra-Thin Solar Cells Used in Commercial Forecast 2019-2029
• Ultra-Thin Solar Cells Used in Residential Forecast 2019-2029
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• Morocco Ultra-Thin Solar Cells Market Forecast 2019-2029
• Egypt Ultra-Thin Solar Cells Market Forecast 2019-2029
• Rest of Africa Ultra-Thin Solar Cells Market Forecast 2019-2029

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1366 Technologies
Agfa
Aleo Solar
alti-solar
Amcor Flexibles
Amelio Solar
Anel Enerji
Anwell Technologies Limited
Ascent Solar Technologies Inc
Astronergy
Atsco Solar
Auria
Avancis
Bangkok Solo
Beijing Xiaocheng Company (BXC)
Best Solar
Beyond PV
Boviet Solar Technology Co
Calyxo
Cambridge Display Technology
Canadian Solar
Capital Dynamics
Center for Advanced Molecular Photovoltaics
Changzhou EGing Photovoltaic Technology Co. Ltd.
Chi Mei Energy Corp
China Sunergy
CN Solar Technology Co
DAI HWA
Danish Solar Energy Ltd
DCH Solar GmbH
Dupont Teijin
Enel Green Power México
Enel Green Power Peru
Energy Conversion Devices
Engie
ENN Solar Energy
EPV Solar
Ersol Solar
Ethiopian Electric Power Corporation (EEP)
E-Ton Solar
First Solar, Inc.
Flexcell (VHF Technologies)
Formosun Solar Corporate
GCL-Poly Energy Holdings Ltd.
General Electric
German Technical Cooperation
Gintech
Global Solar Energy Inc
GT Advanced Technology
HC Starck
Hemlock Semiconductor
HHV Solar Technologies
HROTE
Infrastructure Development Company Limited (IDCOL)
JA Solar
JVG Thoma
Kaneka Corporation
Kenmos Photovoltaics
Konarka
Kyocera
Lite Array Holdings Limited
Masdar PV
Matsushita Electric
MEMC Electronic Materials
Merck
Mitsubishi Corporation.
Molecular Solar
Moser Baer Photo Voltaic Ltd
Moser Baer Solar Limited
Motech
Nanogram
Nanosolar
NexPower Technology Corp
Ningbo Solar Electric
OCI
Odersun AG
Orion Photovoltaics
Polar Photovoltaic Co.
Qatar Solar Technologies (QSTec)
Q-Cells
Renewable Energy Corp ASA (REC)
Sanyo
Schott Solar
Sharp Corporation
Shell
Shunfeng International Clean Energy Limited
Siemens
Sierra Solar
Signet Solar
SKY Energy International
Solairedirect
Solar Energy Materials Initiative
Solar Frontier K.K.
Solarfun
Solarion AG
SolarWorld
Solibro GmbH
Solyndra
Sontor
SpectraWatt Inc
Stion
Sulfurcell Solartechnik
Sunfilm
SunFlake
SunPower
Suntech Power
SuntechPower
Taiyo Oil Company
Terna Group
ThyssenKrupp
Tongwei Solar
Trina Solar
Trony Solar Holdings Company Limited
Twin Creeks Technologies
United Solar
Universal Display Corp.
WackerChemie
Wuerth Solar GmbH
X-ELIO
XsunX
Xunlight Corporation
YingliGreen Energy

List of Other Organisations Mentioned in this Report
Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Beijing Xiaocheng Company (BXC)
Delaware University
Development Bank of Japan
Energy Regulatory Commission, Thailand
Ethiopian Electric Power Corporation (EEP)
Indonesia's Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (ESDM)
Infrastructure Development Company Limited (IDCOL)
Institute of Energy Conversion
International Energy Agency (IEA)
Kfw Germany
Metals and Engineering Corporation of Ethiopia (METEC)
National Energy Administration (NEA)
National Public Services Authority (ASEP)
Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading (NBET)
Princeton University
Senegalese National Renewable Energy Agency (ANER)
The Alternative Energy Development Council (AEDB)
The Danish Parliament
The Department of Rural Development, the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation (Myanmar)
The Energy Department (DoE)
The German Bundesnetzagentur
The Global Environment Facility
The Government of Ukraine
The Greek Ministry of Environment, Energy and Climate Change (YPEKA)
The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)
The Islamic Development Bank
The Israeli Electricity Authority
The Ministry of Energy of Turkey
The Ministry of Energy, Green Technology and Water
The Ministry of Renewable Energy (MER) of Senegal
The Moroccan Solar Energy Agency (MASEN)
The National Assembly of France
The National Electric Energy Company (Honduras)
The National Energy Policy Commission of Thailand (NEPC)
The Netherlands Statistical Office
The Rural Electrification Authority (REA) of Kenya
The Russian Government
The State Energy and Mining Company of Jujuy (JEMSE)
The State Incentives Database for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)
The Sustainable Energy Association of Singapore (SEAS)
University of California
University of Tokyo
Volta River Authority (VRA)
World Bank

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MISSION, Kan., March 21, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- (Family Features) While spring naturally means it's time for a refresh for many homeowners, it doesn't mean you're limited only to a cleaning party. Take advantage of the season by using it as an opportunity to upgrade different areas of your home for reasons ranging from energy efficiency and convenience to ease of living and safety.

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With increasing technology for smart home devices and ever-evolving design styles, upgrading your home can be nearly anything you make of it. These ideas include ways that you can add organization, revolutionize your home tech, increase energy efficiency, enhance security and more.

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Natural Light, Fresh Air
Add natural light and fresh air to your home with an option like Velux No Leak Solar Powered Fresh Air Skylights featuring pre-installed light filtering or light blocking shades in more than 80 colors. The skylights use a solar panel to capture daylight and recharge a battery-operated control system. They can also be opened and closed via remote control or smartphone app, and a rain sensor closes the skylights during inclement weather. Find more information at whyskylights.com.

A Front Door Fixer Upper
Anytime is a good time to make sure your home is safe, particularly at what's often the main point of entry – your front door. This spring is an ideal time to keep out unwanted guests with a door that's sturdy and draft-resistant while also providing an aesthetic touch for enhanced curb appeal. When choosing a door that's right for your home, focus on options that include a strong deadbolt and thick frame for peace of mind.

Smart Home Safety
With safety typically representing a top priority for most homeowners, taking advantage of smart technology can be one way to improve your feelings of safety and comfort in your home. A solution like a smart lock on the main entryway to your house can add security while also ensuring you're never locked out of your own home. With options that can pair with apps on your smartphone or feature keyless entry via unique numerical passwords, you can marry convenience with safety.

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DUBLIN, March 22, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The "Flexible Elastomeric Foam Market by Type (Natural Rubber, NBR/PVC, EPDM, CR), Function (Thermal, Acoustic), End-use Industry (HVAC, Automotive & Transportation), and Region (North America, Europe, APAC, MEA, South America) - Global Forecast to 2023" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.

The flexible elastomeric foams market is projected to grow from USD 2.2 billion in 2018 to USD 2.7 billion by 2023, at a CAGR of 4.72% between 2018 and 2023.

The growing demand from end-use industry such as HVAC and automotive & transportation is expected to fuel the growth of the flexible elastomeric foams market. However, the lack of awareness about the benefits of insulation is expected to restrain the growth of the market during the forecast period.

Thermal insulation is the largest and fastest functional type segment of the flexible elastomeric foams market

Flexible elastomeric foams are segmented on the basis of various functions such as, thermal and acoustic. The demand for thermal insulation flexible elastomeric foams is driven as they significantly reduce energy consumption across a broad spectrum of applications such as in solar piping, residential & commercial heating & ventilation piping, and AC and refrigeration piping. It is equally important to insulate materials from sound where acoustic insulation is needed.

It is always efficient in reducing energy consumption by properties such as low thermal conductivity, water vapor barrier, and keeping product environmentally friendly. So, this drives the demand for thermal insulating flexible elastomeric foams.

APAC is the largest market for the flexible elastomeric foams market

APAC is projected to be the fastest-growing market, in terms of both volume and value, during the forecast period. APAC is estimated to account for the largest share, in terms of both volume and value, of the overall market in 2018. The market in the region is driven by the growing population and economic growth. Both residential and non-residential sectors are expected to grow in China and India during the forecast period, which, in turn, will drive the HVAC industry, thereby, increasing the demand for flexible elastomeric foam in this industry.

Key companies profiled in this report are Armacell (Germany), L'ISOLANTE K-FLEX (Italy), Kaimann (Germany), Aeroflex (US), Rogers Corporation (US), and Hira Industries (Dubai).

Key Topics Covered:

1 Introduction

2 Research Methodology

3 Executive Summary

4 Premium Insights
4.1 Flexible Elastomeric Foam Market Attractiveness
4.2 Flexible Elastomeric Foam Market, By End-Use Industry
4.3 Flexible Elastomeric Foam Market, By Function Type
4.4 Flexible Elastomeric Foam Market in APAC, By Type and Country
4.5 Flexible Elastomeric Foam Market, By Country

5 Market Overview
5.1 Introduction
5.2 Market Dynamics
5.2.1 Drivers
5.2.1.1 Superior Properties of Flexible Elastomeric Foams
5.2.1.2 Growth in the End-Use Industries of Flexible Elastomeric Foams
5.2.2 Restraints
5.2.2.1 Lack of Awareness About the Benefits of Insulation
5.2.3 Opportunities
5.2.3.1 Growing Opportunities in the Healthcare Sector
5.2.3.2 Stringent Government Regulations Encouraging Energy Efficiency
5.2.4 Challenges
5.2.4.1 Difficulty in the Disposal of Flexible Elastomeric Foams
5.3 Porter's Five Forces Analysis
5.4 Macroeconomic Overview and Trends
5.4.1 Introduction
5.4.2 Construction Contribution to GDP
5.4.3 Trends of the Automotive Industry

6 Flexible Elastomeric Foam Market, By Function
6.1 Introduction
6.2 Thermal Insulation
6.2.1 Property of Keeping Product Environmentally Friendly is Expected to Drive the Demand
6.3 Acoustic Insulation
6.3.1 High Demand for Acoustic Insulation in the Construction Industry is Expected to Boost the Market

7 Flexible Elastomeric Foam Market, By Type
7.1 Introduction
7.2 Natural Rubber/Latex
7.2.1 High Resilience and Resistance to Compression Set Property Makes Natural Rubber the Most Preferred Type
7.3 Nitrile Butadiene Rubber/Polyvinyl Chloride (NBR/PVC)
7.3.1 High Tensile Strength and More Demand for the Blend in the End-Use Industry Makes NBR/PVC the Most Preferred Type
7.4 Ethylene Propylene Dine Monomer (EPDM)
7.4.1 More Demand for EPDM in the Automotive & Transportation Industry is Expected to Drive the Market
7.5 Chloroprene (CR)
7.5.1 Superior Ozone Resistance Property is Expected to Spur the Demand for CR in the End-Use Industry
7.6 Others

8 Flexible Elastomeric Foam Market: By End-Use Industry
8.1 Introduction
8.2 HVAC
8.2.1 High Demand for Flexible Elastomeric Foam in Ac, Refrigeration, and Solar Application is Expected to Drive the Market
8.3 Automotive & Transportation
8.3.1 There is A High Demand for Flexible Elastomeric Foam in Gasketing Application in This End-Use Industry
8.4 Others

9 Flexible Elastomeric Foam Market, By Region

10 Competitive Landscape
10.1 Overview
10.2 Competitive Leadership Mapping
10.3 Market Ranking Analysis
10.4 Competitive Situation & Trends

11 Company Profiles
11.1 Armacell International S.A.
11.2 Hira Industries
11.3 Rogers Corporation
11.4 L'isolante K-Flex S.P.A.
11.5 Kaimann GmbH
11.6 Huamei Energy-Saving Technology Group Co., Ltd
11.7 Jinan Retek Industries Inc
11.8 Aeroflex Usa, Inc.
11.9 NMC SA
11.10 Anavid Insulation Products Kiryat Anavim Ltd.
11.11 Isidem Insulation
11.12 Additional Company Profiles
11.12.1 Roka Yalitim
11.12.2 Rubberlite, Inc.
11.12.3 ODE Insulation
11.12.4 Kingwell World Industries, Inc
11.12.5 Recaa Insulation Systems Sdn. Bhd.
11.12.6 Grando
11.12.7 China Ining Industrial Group Co., Ltd

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SACRAMENTO, Calif., March 22, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- SunPower by Hooked on Solar, a Northern California region based solar installer, has received the SunPower "Residential Regional Dealer of the Year" award for its outstanding performance as a SunPower dealer in 2018.

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"Earning SunPower's 2018 'Residential Regional Dealer of the Year' award for our success delivering the world's highest efficiency solar systems and superior customer experience to homeowners is an achievement we are very proud of at SunPower by Hooked on Solar said Chad Fralick, CEO of SunPower by Hooked on Solar. "Our nine-year Partnership with SunPower, one of the world's most innovative and sustainable energy companies, has allowed us to offer our customers reliable solar energy and significant electricity savings over the life of their systems."

The "Residential Regional Dealer of the Year" award honors SunPower residential dealers in select regions of the United States that consistently put customers first, while demonstrating exceptional industry knowledge, experience and leadership.

"SunPower's reputable national dealer network is strengthened by regional solar companies like SunPower by Hooked on Solar, selected for their quality craftsmanship, industry expertise and customer service," said Norm Taffe, SunPower Executive Vice President, Residential Solar. "We congratulate Hooked on Solar for an extraordinary performance in 2018 as a residential dealer, delivering the value of SunPower solar to homeowners throughout Northern California."   

Last year, Hooked on Solar installed over 800 residential SunPower solar systems and was voted Best of the Best by the communities they serve.  "In 2019, we are continuing to make investments in expanding our presence and service area deeper into the San Francisco Bay Area, which will give us a greater opportunity to help hundreds more homeowners and businesses each year experience the many benefits of switching to solar power for their energy needs," added Don Crevoiserat, Vice President of Sales & Business Development.

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After more than 40 years in residential homebuilding and commercial construction, Chad and Ed Fralick, a father and son team, decided to specialize in the solar business full time in 2009. Ten years and thousands of installs later, SunPower by Hooked on Solar has grown to be the largest family owned solar company in Northern California.

With three Solar Design Centers open to the public, we provide a unique hands on educational experience to our customers. Our team of experienced Solar Consultants are dedicated to guiding our customers through the educational and decision-making process to decide if solar is right for them.

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DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The "Solar Power, Wind Power & Renewable Energy Industry Almanac 2019: Solar Power, Wind Power & Renewable Energy Industry Market Research, Statistics, Trends and Leading Companies" book from Plunkett Research Ltd has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.

This research lists the top 300 companies in Renewable, Alternative & Hydrogen Energy and names the top trends changing the industry for the mid-term.

A complete market research report, including forecasts and market estimates, technologies analysis, and developments at innovative firms. You will gain vital insights that can help you shape your own strategy for business development, product development and investments.

Key Features

  • Industry trends analysis, market data and competitive intelligence
  • Market forecasts and Industry Statistics
  • Industry Associations and Professional Societies List
  • In-Depth Profiles of hundreds of leading companies
  • Industry Glossary

Statistical Tables Provided: 32

Companies Profiled: 280

Key Questions Answered

  • How is the industry evolving?
  • How is the industry being shaped by new technologies?
  • How is demand growing in emerging markets and mature economies?
  • What is the size of the market now and in the future?
  • What are the financial results of the leading companies?
  • What are the names and titles of top executives?
  • What are the top companies and what are their revenues?

Key Topics Covered

Introduction

How to Use This Book

Chapter 1: Major Trends Affecting the Solar Power, Wind Power & Renewable Energy Industry

  • Introduction
  • Small-Scale Solar Panel Installations Soar Through Subsidies, While Solar Cell Costs Plummet
  • Photovoltaic Technologies, Thin-Film Solar and Solar Panel Efficiency
  • Utility-Scale Solar Plants, Including Concentrating Solar Power (CSP), Are Operating, But Costs Are Massive
  • Wind Power
  • Hydroelectric Power
  • Geothermal Power
  • Biomass, Waste-to-Energy, Waste Methane and Biofuels from Algae
  • Ethanol Production Soared, But U.S. Federal Subsidy Expires
  • Cellulosic Ethanol Makes Slow Commercial Progress
  • Tidal Power
  • Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Power Research Continue/Fuel Cell Cars Enter Market
  • Electric Cars and Plug-in Hybrids (PHEVs) to See Massive New Investments by Auto Makers
  • Major Research and Advancements in Lithium Batteries/Tesla and Panasonic Open the Gigafactory
  • Natural Gas-Powered Vehicles Gain in Popularity/Long Term Potential Is Bright Thanks to Low Shale Gas Prices
  • Homes and Commercial Buildings Seek Green Certification
  • Smart Electric Grid Technologies Are Adopted
  • The Energy Industry Invests in Storage Battery Technologies with an Eye on Distributed Power and Renewables
  • Nuclear Energy Moves Ahead in India, China and the Middle East
  • New Display Technologies with PLEDs
  • Electric Utilities Adopt Coal Emissions Scrubbers While the Industry Tests Carbon Capture and Clean Coal Technologies
  • Superconductivity Provides Advanced Electricity Distribution Technology
  • Lower Energy Intensity Is a Prime Focus in China/U.S. Achieves Dramatic Energy Intensity Reductions

Chapter 2: Solar Power, Wind Power & Renewable Energy Industry Statistics

  • Global Alternative Energy Industry Statistics and Market Size Overview
  • U.S. Alternative Energy Industry Statistics and Market Size Overview
  • Approximate Energy Unit Conversion Factors
  • Average Heat Content of Selected Biomass Fuels
  • Biomass Energy Resource Hierarchy
  • Comparison of Alternative Fuels with Gasoline & Diesel
  • World Total Primary Energy Consumption by Region: 2012-2050
  • World Consumption of Hydroelectricity & Other Renewable Energy by Region: Projections, 2015-2050
  • Share of Electricity Generation by Energy Source, U.S.: Projections, 2016-2050
  • Energy Consumption by Source & Sector, U.S.: 2017
  • Primary Energy Flow by Source & Sector, U.S.: 2017
  • Net Electrical Power Generation by Fuel Type, U.S.: 2017
  • Net Electrical Power Generation by Fuel Type, U.S.: 1981-July 2018
  • Net Electrical Power Generation From Renewable Energy Sources, U.S.: 2000-July 2018
  • Total Renewable Electricity Net Generation by Source & State, U.S.: 2017
  • Net Electricity Generation from Conventional Hydropower by Sector & Region, U.S.: 2016-2017
  • U.S. Historical Hydroelectric Generation Compared to 20-Year Average for 1998-2017
  • Energy Production by Fossil Fuels & Nuclear Power, U.S.: Selected Years, 1950-2017
  • Energy Production by Renewable Energy, U.S.: Selected Years, 1955-2017
  • Renewable Energy Consumption by Source, U.S.: Selected Years, 1960-2017
  • U.S. Renewable Energy Consumption by Energy Source, 2011 vs. 2017
  • Renewable Energy Consumption in the Residential, Commercial & Industrial Sectors, U.S.: 2011-2017
  • Renewable Energy Consumption in the Transportation & Electric Power Sectors, U.S.: 2011-2017
  • Fuel Ethanol Production & Consumption, U.S.: 1981- August 2018
  • Biodiesel Production & Consumption, U.S.: 2001- August 2018
  • Top 10 Countries by Installed Wind Generating Capacity: 2017
  • Top 15 U.S. States by Installed Wind Generating Capacity: 3rd Quarter 2018
  • Net Electricity Generation from Wind by Region, All Sectors, U.S.: 2007-2017
  • U.S. Department of Energy Funding for Science & Energy Programs: 2017-2019
  • Federal R&D & R&D Plant Funding for Energy, U.S.: Fiscal Years 2017-2019
  • Estimated Levelized Cost of Electricity (LCOE) for New Electricity Generation by Energy Source

Chapter 3: Important Solar Power, Wind Power & Renewable Energy Industry Contacts

  • Addresses, Phone Numbers and Internet Sites

Chapter 4: The Renewable Energy 250:

  • Who They Are and How They Were Chosen
  • Index of Companies Within Industry Groups
  • Alphabetical Index
  • Index of Headquarters Location by U.S. State
  • Index of Non-U.S. Headquarters Location by Country
  • Individual Data Profiles on Each of The Renewable Energy 250
  • Additional Indexes
  • Index of Hot Spots for Advancement for Women/Minorities
  • Index by Subsidiaries, Brand Names and Selected Affiliations
  • A Short Solar Power, Wind Power & Renewable Energy Industry Glossary

Companies Mentioned

  1. 3M Company
  2. ABB Ltd
  3. Abengoa SA
  4. Acciona SA
  5. Aecon Group Inc
  6. AES Corporation (The)
  7. AGL Energy Limited
  8. Air Products and Chemicals Inc
  9. Alstom SA
  10. Ameresco Inc
  11. American Superconductor Corporation
  12. Amyris Inc
  13. Applied Materials Inc
  14. Archer Daniels Midland Co (ADM)
  15. Arotech Corporation
  16. ATS Automation Tooling Systems Inc
  17. Avista Corporation
  18. Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises Inc
  19. Badger Meter Inc
  20. Ballard Power Systems Inc
  21. BASF SE
  22. Beacon Power LLC
  23. BP plc
  24. Brookfield Asset Management Inc
  25. Cabot Corporation
  26. Cameco Corporation
  27. Canadian Solar Inc
  28. Capstone Turbine Corporation
  29. Carmanah Technologies Corporation
  30. Caterpillar Inc
  31. Centrus Energy Corp
  32. CEZ AS
  33. Cheung Kong Infrastructure Holdings Limited
  34. Chevron Corporation
  35. China Longyuan Power Group Corporation Limited
  36. China Shenhua Energy Company Limited
  37. China Sunergy Co Ltd
  38. CITIC Envirotech Ltd
  39. Clean Energy Fuels Corp
  40. Companhia de Saneamento Basico do Estado de Sao Paulo (SABESP)
  41. Companhia Energetica de Minas Gerais SA (CEMIG)
  42. Companhia Energetica de Sao Paulo
  43. Companhia Paranaense de Energia - Copel
  44. Conergy
  45. Cosan Limited
  46. Covanta Holding Corporation
  47. Dominion Energy Inc
  48. DowDupont Inc
  49. Electricite de France SA (EDF)
  50. EMCORE Corporation
  51. and many more...

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