GREENWICH, Conn., April 11, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Starwood Energy Group Global, LLC, a leading private investment firm focused on energy infrastructure, announced today that it has signed an agreement to acquire a two-asset portfolio from Calpine Corporation consisting of Garrison Energy Center, a 325MW combined cycle plant located in Delaware, and RockGen Energy Center, a 503MW peaker located in Wisconsin.  

Garrison, which was constructed in 2015, is a highly efficient dual-fuel power plant, located in Dover, DE, within the EMAAC zone of PJM. RockGen, located southeast of Madison, WI, is a simple-cycle, dual-fuel power plant built in 2001 that dispatches into MISO Zone 2. The portfolio is fully contracted with various counterparties with a weighted average life of nearly five years.

"This unique transaction is the culmination of a significant amount of work with the Calpine team to craft a deal that would achieve multiple objectives. For Starwood, the portfolio represents a combination of scale and risk-mitigation, and is an excellent complement to our existing generation investments," said Himanshu Saxena, CEO of Starwood Energy. 

The transaction is subject to customary regulatory approvals and is expected to close in mid-2019.

King & Spalding LLP served as legal counsel to Starwood.

White & Case served as legal counsel to Calpine.

About Starwood Energy Group Global, LLC

Starwood Energy specializes in energy infrastructure investments, with a focus on power generation, transmission, storage, and related projects. Through Starwood Energy Infrastructure Fund, including successor funds and affiliated investment vehicles, Starwood Energy has raised in excess of $3 billion of equity capital and has executed transactions totaling more than $7 billion in enterprise value, inclusive of $2.2 billion in enterprise value related to the development and construction of renewable assets such as wind farms, solar farms and biomass power plants. The Starwood Energy team brings extensive development, construction, operations, acquisition and financing expertise to its investments. Starwood Energy is an affiliate of Starwood Capital Group Global, L.P. Additional information about Starwood Energy as well as Starwood Capital Group can be found at

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TAASTRUP, Dänemark, 11. April 2019  /PRNewswire/ -- Norican Global A/S („Norican Group"), eine mehrheitlich im Besitz des Private-Equity-Fonds Altor Fund IV ("Altor") befindliche Portfoliogesellschaft, gibt die Ernennung eines neuen Präsidenten und CEO bekannt. Herr Anders Wilhjelm wird dem norwegischen Konzern am Montag, den 1. April 2019, beitreten und an Herrn Jean-Marc Lechêne, den Vorstandsvorsitzenden, berichten.

Anders Wilhjelm bringt eine breite Palette an betrieblicher Kompetenz im Linienmanagement und einschlägige Vorstandserfahrung in die Norican Group ein. Nachdem er seine Karriere bei Carlsberg A/S und McKinsey & Co. begonnen hatte, verbrachte Anders zehn Jahre in einer Reihe von eskalierenden internationalen Führungspositionen bei Danisco A/S, die er als Executive Vice President abschloss. Nach Danisco war Anders die nächsten sechs Jahre als Präsident und CEO von GEA Process Engineering tätig, einem globalen Projektgeschäft mit einem Umsatz von fast 2 Milliarden Euro. Zuletzt war er als Group CEO bei Solar A/S in leitender Funktion tätig. Neben seiner operativen Erfahrung bringt Anders auch relevante Vorstandserfahrung in die Gruppe ein, darunter aktuelle Vorstandspositionen bei Biomar A/S, DAT-Schaub A/S, Tresu Group A/S und BIMobject AB (Vorsitzender).

„Wir sind sehr froh, Anders Wilhjelm als neuen Präsidenten und CEO der Norican Group begrüßen zu können. Eine Führungskraft seines Kalibers, Erfahrungsschatzes und Intellekt zu gewinnen, ist ein weiterer Meilenstein für die Zukunft von Norican", so Jean-Marc Lechêne. „Wir freuen uns darauf, mit ihm an der nächsten Phase unserer strategischen Entwicklung zu arbeiten."

„Ich freue mich sehr auf die Zusammenarbeit mit dem Team von Norican", so Anders Wilhjelm. „Norican ist eine starke Kombination aus sachkundigen Menschen, großartigen Technologien, einem globalen Unternehmen und einem Eigentümer-Team, mit dem ich bereits gerne zusammenarbeite." 

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"At Sunderstorm, we diligently strive to produce the highest quality science-based Cannabis products," Cameron Clarke CEO of Sunderstorm commented. "We implement rigorous standards of homogeneity, consistent dosing, a Zero Pesticide Policy, and a clean GMP manufacturing environment, which allows us to deliver safe and superior edibles through our Kanha brand. We have been pleased to work with CannaSafe for over 3 years and are excited to win this award that recognizes the hard work our team puts forth ensuring we offer the most consistent experience and best-tasting gummies in the market."

Kanha gummies are infused with high quality Cannabis oils scientifically extracted to provide a reliable dosage and a pure, enjoyable experience. Available in 16 all-natural varieties including Indica Strawberry, Sativa Cherry, Hybrid Watermelon, and 4:1 Peach CBD.

About Sunderstorm:
Sunderstorm is a premiere California-based lifestyle Cannabis brand and manufacturer focused on offering the highest quality science-based Cannabis products. Leveraging engineering and technology, Sunderstorm creates clean, consistent and reliable experiences for consumers. Through its Kanha gummies, Wind vapes, Solara flower, and Nano5 nanomolecular oral sprays, the Company delivers products infused with the vitality of the quintessential California lifestyle, leading to optimal health, mindful living, and youthful exuberance. Sunderstorm is also the parent company to Soji Health Sciences, which manufactures hemp CBD gummies with the exact same technology and level of efficacy.

About CannaSafe:
CannaSafe Analytics is committed to defining consumer safety and quality assurance standards for the cannabis industry. They are a full-service testing laboratory offering a one-stop solution where cannabis cultivators and distributors can ensure that they are in full compliance with all regulatory requirements and that their products are effective and safe for use. CannaSafe Analytics is proud to be the first accredited cannabis testing lab in the world. Over the years, they have been continuously setting the standard for cannabis testing through the utilization of state of the art technology, cutting-edge scientific methods, and expert staff.

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AIRPORT CITY, Israel, April 11, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Shikun & Binui Ltd. (TASE: SKBN.TA), a global construction, infrastructure and real estate company, today announced that it has completed the construction of the largest renewable energy project in Israel and one of the largest and most complex in the world. Starting from today, the Negev Energy Thermo-Solar power plant at Ashalim, will begin supplying clean energy, on a daily basis, to Israel's National Grid.

The launch follows Negev Energy's construction and test of the facility, and its successful completion of all the Israel Electric Company's acceptance tests. Following this, it received all the required approvals, including a permanent license to produce electricity from Israel Electric Authority. In addition, the commercial operations of the thermo-solar facility, which is located near Ashalim in Israel's Negev region, will also begin tomorrow.

Negev Energy, a company owned by Shikun & Binui Energy (50%), the Noy Infrastructure Fund (40%) and the Spanish firm TSK (10%), won the Government tender in 2013 and signed a 25-year concession agreement to plan, finance, build, operate and maintain the 110MW thermo-solar electric generation plant. The facility will supply enough clean electricity to Israel's National Grid, to power the needs of approximately 70,000 households.

The plant covers over an area of approximately 4,000 dunam. It is made up of approximately 16,000 parabolic troughs and half a million concave mirrors, used to transform solar energy into steam, that drives electricity-generating turbines. In addition, the plant features a unique molten salt energy storage system that enables the plant to supply electricity at full capacity for 4.5 additional hours each day after sunset, thus achieving an especially high level of efficiency.

Investment in the construction of the power plant totaled approximately USD 1 billion. The project provided employment to hundreds of workers, contractors and suppliers, most of whom were residents of Israel's Negev region.

Tamir Cohen, Chairman of Shikun & Binui, commented, "We are proud to have reached the successful completion of the construction of another groundbreaking mega-project. This is representative  of Shikun & Binui's strategy, with the development  and construction of meaningful mega-projects, meeting the needs of Israel and the world at large."

Moshe Lahmani, Shikun & Binui's CEO, added, "Once again, Shikun & Binui, is leading and partnering in revolutionary projects that are moving Israel forward. Today, we are leading the renewable energy market in Israel in which private concessionaires produce clean energy in commercial quantities. It is also an opportunity for Shikun & Binui to again promote the economic expansion of the Negev."

Didi Paz, CEO of Negev Energy and COO of Shikun & Binui, commented, "Negev Energy and the project owners today demonstrated their exceptional capabilities with the completion of one of the most challenging projects ever attempted in Israel, both from a technological, engineering and financial point of view. This project is an excellent example of a successful cooperation between Israel's private and public sectors."

Pini Cohen, Chairman of the Noy Fund, added, "At the Noy Fund, we are proud to have completed another successful thermo-solar project, the second one completed this week. The Ashalim project uses complex and breakthrough technology in a field that the State of Israel has chosen as one of its strategic national goals."

About the Shikun & Binui Group

The Shikun & Binui Group is a global construction and infrastructure company that operates in Israel and internationally in seven segments: 1) infrastructure and construction contracting outside of Israel; 2) infrastructure and construction contracting within Israel; 3) real estate development within Israel; 4) real estate development outside of Israel; 5) renewable energy; and 6) concessions. The Group's activities focus on large, highly complex projects carried out for entities in private and public sectors with a focus on sustainability.

This summary announcement was prepared solely for the convenience of the reader and does not replace Shikun & Binui Ltd.'s (hereafter – "the Company") full report.  The information contained in this announcement is, by its nature, incomplete. All of its contents are provided as a supplement to the Company's report, and are subject to the declarations therein stated.  This announcement includes forecasts, assessments, estimates and other information relating to the Company or its subsidiaries, or to other parties or to future events and matters, the extent of whose realization is not certain and is not under the sole control of the Company (forward-looking information, as defined in the Securities Law-1968).  The key facts and data serving as the basis for this information are facts and data, among others, related to the current status of the Company and its businesses, facts and data relating to the current status of the operating segments in which the Company engages in its areas of operation, and other macroeconomic facts and data known to the Company on the preparation date of this presentation.

It is understood that forward-looking information does not constitute a fact and is based solely on subjective assessments.  Forward-looking information is uncertain and for the most part, is not under the Company's control.  The realization or non-realization of the forward-looking information will be influenced, among others, by the risk factors that characterize the Company's operations, as well as developments in the general environment and external factors that impact the Company's operations.  The Company's future results and achievements could differ significantly from those presented in this presentation.  The Company is not obligated to update or modify the said forecast or assessment, and is not obligated to update this announcement.  This announcement does not constitute an offer to purchase the Company's securities or an invitation to receive such offers.  An investment in securities in general, and in the Company in particular, carries risk.  One must take into account that past data do not necessarily indicate future performance.

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PLYMOUTH, Mich., April 11, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Game developer Stardock Entertainment announced that its upcoming tower defense game, Siege of Centauri, enters Steam early access on April 16th. Early Access allows fans of the genre to give input into game mechanics, pacing, and balance.

Set in the Ashes of the Singularity universe, the player takes on the role of defender of Earth's first colony on Proxima Centauri. Stardock's new take on the classic genre comes by leveraging the capabilities of its new game engine, first seen in Ashes of the Singularity™, and more recently in Star Control®: Origins.

"With tens of thousands of enemy machines pouring toward your base, we want to give players a very new experience of what it means to defend yourselves against overwhelming odds," said lead designer Derek Paxton. "The benefits between a rail gun that fires one deadly round every ten seconds and a high-speed plasma arc array that does low damage, but to dozens of enemies at once is obvious to players, especially when they see a huge mothership surrounded by hundreds of escorts coming at them."

The veteran strategy game developer also incorporates some strategic elements to the genre, such as defending resources and deploying fast response teams to battle, providing players with difficult choices about which areas to defend and which areas to let go.

In early access, players will:

  • Defend Centauri: Gain access to new technologies and fight off enemy invaders from region to region.
  • Deploy your Defenses: An arsenal of emergency rapid deployment defenses are at your disposal. Use them in strategic locations to halt the swarm's progress.
  • Strike From Above: When all else fails, use your ship's formidable capabilities from orbit to destroy your enemies.

Steam Early Access begins on April 16th for $9.99. Players can add the game to their Steam wishlist or join the founder's program and get access to the beta at

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"EVgo has extended our lead as the largest public fast charging network in the U.S., with hundreds of fast chargers delivered in the last year and under construction, including more than a dozen battery storage systems," said Julie Blunden, Executive Vice President of EVgo and Board Member of the Energy Storage Association (ESA). "As electric vehicles advance to accept higher power charging rates, energy storage will play a growing role in balancing the load of larger and higher power stations." 

EVgo's battery deployments offer a range of commercial test conditions, including the use of second life batteries; pairing battery storage systems at a single fast charging station; and the integration of onsite solar with battery storage in place at EVgo's fast charging stations on the campus of the University of California San Diego and at the World's Tallest Thermometer in Baker, California. Although EVgo's fast charging stations do not always require a grid upgrade, as station sizes and power rating increase, energy storage will become an important tool, offering load balancing and mitigating distribution grid upgrade costs. Partners with EVgo in battery storage include Engie Storage for storage systems, Princeton Power for inverters, and Samsung and BMW for batteries.

EVgo joined the Energy Storage Association in 2018, with Julie Blunden serving on its Board of Directors, in order to link the stationary and mobile energy storage communities. For information on ESA and the 29th Annual Energy Storage Association Conference and Expo in Phoenix, Arizona next week, please see

About EVgo

EVgo is America's Largest Public EV Fast Charging Network. EVgo's fast chargers deliver convenient, fast charges to EV drivers on the go, delivering up to 90 miles of range in 30 minutes. EVgo's fast chargers are compatible with all EV models currently on the market that accept DC Fast Charging. With more than 1,100 fast chargers and more than 1,000 Level 2 chargers in 66 metropolitan markets, EVgo's network in 34 U.S. states allows EV drivers to travel further while providing exemplary service by maintaining and operating its charging stations. EVgo offers a variety of flexible pricing options for drivers including Pay As You Go and low-cost Membership options.

To find out more, or to join the EVgo network, download our app, visit, and follow EVgo on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram.

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VANCOUVER, April 11, 2019 /PRNewswire/ - MGX Minerals Inc. ("MGX" or the "Company") (CSE: XMG / OTCQB: MGXMF / FSE: 1MG) reports that its wholly owned subsidiary MGX Renewables Inc. ("MGXR"), a leader in the development of zinc-air flow batteries for applications requiring long duration, high capacity storage, has received conditional approval to list its shares on the Canadian Securities Exchange ("CSE"). MGXR expects the listing to be finalized and shares to commence trading shortly. For more information on the MGXR plan of arrangement, please refer to the Company's news release dated November 1, 2018, available on the Company's profile on SEDAR at and at

UL / CSA / ANSI Approval
MGXR reports regulatory approval for its system under UL / CAN / ANSI Standard 1973 is in progress. Recent research and development efforts thus far have focused on ensuring the reliability of materials used in fabrication of the systems. To date no significant issues have been identified and there is no expectation of any design changes inclusive of Fuel Cell, Energy Storage and Regenerator Modules prior to approval.

Market Analysis Study
MGXR has retained a leading independent firm to complete an updated market analysis study. Results of the study demonstrate a large and expanding market for long duration energy storage systems ("ESS"). This view was further strengthened recently from a request for proposals issued by the U.S. Department of Energy that defined long duration as a range from 10 to 100 hours- an attribute that is ideal for a zinc-air flow battery as this storage capacity cannot be met economically by any known lithium-ion chemistry.

Thanks to ample opportunities provided by zinc-air flow battery technology to directly integrate into vertical markets, MGXR has commenced selection of markets for early deployment. The Commercial and Industrial (C&I) market is seen as highly favorable with global scale opportunities for both equipment sales and self-owned energy storage systems both as a renewables and peak power provider. Additionally, electricity tariff rates in New York and California have been analyzed in detail to confirm the viability of the business case. A target demonstration site in New York has been contracted and work to refine the system configuration is in progress in cooperation with the customer and local system integrator. Distribution plans for systems to additional states with incumbent and established system integrators continues along with international relationships that will enable markets in Europe, Asia and South America to be served in the near future.

MGXR Energy Storage System
The MGXR ESS is a modular Energy Storage System designed to deliver power in the range 20 kW - 50MW and storage in the range of 120Kwh - 1GWh over extended periods of time. With the advantage of rechargeable zinc-air fuel cell technology, the system can be configured to support a wide range of discharge power, recharge power and duty cycle requirements. Since the energy storage capacity of the system is determined only by the size of the fuel tank, a very cost-effective scalable solution now exists as an alternative to the linear power storage ratio in the lithium ion battery.

Li-ion versus Zinc-Air
The fundamental limitation of Li-ion is a linear power to storage ratio severely limiting flexibility and vastly increasing cost of storage even when limited output wattage is required. This gives an overwhelming advantage to MGXR's zinc-air fuel cell technology in high capacity, long duration commercial and industrial as well as grid scale applications. In addition to containing no expensive commodities such as lithium or cobalt, the zinc air fuel cell battery has a much lower cost of storage reflecting a paradigm shift essentially eliminating the traditional linear fixed power / storage ratio and allowing for scalable power with highly flexible storage capacity at essentially any ratio, limited only by the physical parameters of the fluidized zinc storage tank(s). The zinc-air fuel cell battery has completely decoupled power and storage subsystems with ratios of 1:5 up to 1:20 and conceptually 1:100, giving significant advantage in any scenario requiring more than a few hours of storage. This fills the need in both renewables storage as well as industry and grid scale opportunities in power acquisition and distribution along with the inherent benefits of clean steady power; with the potential to acquire power not just overnight and discharge on demand during the day but to take advantage of much larger swings in power demand and supply such as weekly, monthly, and potentially seasonal fluctuation. Charging is also flexible and is scaled to match discharge but is a separate subsystem that can be scaled to match supply markets and timeframe of power availability whether long or short windows for power acquisition. This creates large scale arbitrage and cost savings opportunities as well as a policy level opportunity to enhance localized power infrastructure without the need to build new power plants or transmission lines.

The MGXR ESS is based upon unique patented zinc-air fuel cell technology. Energy is stored in the form of zinc particles, similar in size to grains of sand. When the system is delivering power, the zinc particles are combined with oxygen drawn from the surrounding air. When the system is recharging, zinc particles are regenerated, and oxygen is returned to the surrounding air.

The flexibility of the MGXR ESS enables it to service a wide range of applications. Typical examples include:

  • Storage and smoothing current from renewable energy sources such as wind and solar
  • Commercial, industrial backup replacing diesel generators
  • Industrial scale on demand power for peak shaving or standby
  • Grid scale energy storage for energy trading and arbitrage

The MGXR ESS is designed according to a modular architecture that enables a wide variety of system configurations to be created from a small number of common subsystems. Each subsystem implements a single element of the technology:

  • The Zinc Regeneration Subsystem (ZRS) provides the recharging function
  • The Fuel Storage Subsystem (FSS) provides the energy storage function
  • The Power Generation Subsystem (PGS) provides the discharging function

About MGX Renewables
MGX Renewables has developed a patented zinc-air flow battery that efficiently stores energy in the form of zinc particles and contains none of the traditional high cost battery commodities such as lithium, vanadium or cobalt. The technology allows for low cost mass storage of energy and can be deployed into a wide range of applications scalable energy storage applications. The zinc-air flow-battery is differentiated from other battery technologies by its ability to decouple the relationship between energy (kWh) and power (kW), by the very low cost of its zinc energy storage medium, and by the inherent safety of its chemistry.

Unlike conventional batteries such as lithium-ion, which have a fixed energy/power ratio, the technology uses a fuel tank system that offers flexible energy storage to power ratios and scalability. The storage capacity is directly tied to the size of the fuel tank and the quantity of recharged zinc fuel, making low cost scalability a major advantage of the flow battery system. In addition, a further major advantage of the zinc-air flow battery is the ability to charge and discharge simultaneously and at different maximum charge or discharge rates since each of the charge and discharge circuits is separate and independent. Other types of standard and flow batteries are limited to a maximum charge and discharge by the total number of cells as there is no separation of the charge, discharge and storage components. For more information visit

About MGX Minerals
MGX Minerals is a diversified Canadian resource and technology company with interests in global advanced material, energy, and water assets. Learn more at

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

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This press release contains forward-looking information or forward-looking statements (collectively "forward-looking information") within the meaning of applicable securities laws. Forward-looking information is typically identified by words such as: "believe", "expect", "anticipate", "intend", "estimate", "potentially" and similar expressions, or are those, which, by their nature, refer to future events. The Company cautions investors that any forward-looking information provided by the Company is not a guarantee of future results or performance, and that actual results may differ materially from those in forward-looking information as a result of various factors. The reader is referred to the Company's public filings for a more complete discussion of such risk factors and their potential effects which may be accessed through the Company's profile on SEDAR at

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CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 11, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Duke Energy Renewables, a commercial business unit of Duke Energy, today announced it will build, own and operate a 200-megawatt (MW) wind project – Mesteño – in Starr County, Texas. The project's output will be sold into the ERCOT market and Duke Energy Renewables will enter into a long-term hedge agreement covering the majority of the expected wind energy production.

The Mesteño Wind Project will be Duke Energy Renewables' fourth wind generation facility in Starr County.

The project has received strong local support from the Rio Grande City Consolidated Independent School district, Starr County, Starr County Hospital and South Texas College.

Construction has begun and will be completed by the end of 2019. Once completed, Mesteño will contain turbines 590.5 feet tall – some of the tallest wind turbines in the United States. The tall tower turbines will harness stronger winds and increase wind energy production. This project increases Duke Energy Renewables' U.S. wind capacity to more than 2,500 MW.

"We're excited to continue to invest to build and expand renewable energy resources in Texas," said Rob Caldwell, president of Duke Energy Renewables. "This project will deliver clean energy for the state and significant economic benefits to the area."

During peak construction, the wind project will create approximately 200 jobs. It will also deliver more than $16 million in tax revenue over the first 10 years of its operation.

Vestas supplied 56 3.6-MW tall tower turbines for the site.

"We're pleased to expand our tall tower technology and V136-3.6 MW platform," said Chris Brown, president of Vestas' sales and service division in the United States and Canada. "The combination of taller towers and V136-3.6 MW technology is perfectly designed to extract the abundant resource at the site, and deliver low-cost, reliable energy to the community and customer."

The 200-MW Mesteño wind facility will produce enough energy to power about 60,000 average homes.

Amshore US Wind provided development support for the project, and Wanzek Construction is the contractor.

Duke Energy is one of the nation's top renewable energy providers – on track to own or purchase 8,000 megawatts of wind, solar and biomass energy by 2020.

Duke Energy Renewables

Duke Energy Renewables, a nonregulated unit of Duke Energy, operates wind and solar generation facilities across the U.S., with a total electric capacity of 3,000 megawatts. The power is sold to electric utilities, electric cooperatives, municipalities, and commercial and industrial customers. The unit also operates energy storage and microgrid projects. Visit Duke Energy Renewables for more information.

Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK), a Fortune 125 company headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., is one of the largest energy holding companies in the U.S. It employs 30,000 people and has an electric generating capacity of 51,000 megawatts through its regulated utilities, in addition to Duke Energy Renewables' capacity.

Duke Energy is transforming its customers' experience, modernizing the energy grid, generating cleaner energy and expanding natural gas infrastructure to create a smarter energy future for the people and communities it serves.

Duke Energy was named to Fortune's 2019 "World's Most Admired Companies" list, and Forbes' 2018 "America's Best Employers" list. More information about the company is available at The Duke Energy News Center contains news releases, fact sheets, photos, videos and other materials. Duke Energy's illumination features stories about people, innovations, community topics and environmental issues. Follow Duke Energy on Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and Facebook.    

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DUBLIN, April 11, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The "Global Acrylic Surface Coating Market 2019-2023" report has been added to's offering.

The acrylic surface coating market will register a CAGR of over 6% by 2023.

The burgeoning global real estate and construction industry has spawned an increase in office spaces, commercial complexes, and residential buildings. This has led to a surge in demand for acrylic surface coatings, which are architectural coatings widely preferred and used in construction and structural applications.

Rapid urbanization and significant investments in infrastructure development are helping the construction industry's growth in developing countries. Acrylic surface coatings are extensively used in interior as well as exterior finishing applications. The surging global population is fueling demand for housing and other infrastructure.

The highly reflective and seamless characteristic of acrylic coating enhances its preference in construction applications. The high durability and reflectivity of acrylic surface coatings make them cost-effective and high-value investments. The strong reflectivity of acrylic coatings helps in lowering temperatures inside buildings and in reducing energy consumption of air-conditioners. The rapid growth and infrastructure development, and this is giving a fillip to the global acrylic surface coating market.

Market Overview

Automotive industry driving demand for acrylic surface coating

Acrylic surface coatings have several applications in automotive manufacturing. The easy applicability of acrylic paint makes it highly preferred in the automotive industry. Therefore, as acrylic surface coatings are widely used in the automotive industry, the growth of the automotive industry during the forecast period implies a healthy expansion of the global acrylic surface coating market.

Volatility in raw material prices

The prices of raw materials used to manufacture acrylic surface coating are highly unpredictable. This is mainly due to their high dependence on crude oil prices and natural forest products. Price volatility of petroleum-based raw materials and the increasing demand for acrylic surface coating products in emerging economies are challenging the growth of the global acrylic surface coating market.

Competitive Landscape

The market appears to be fragmented and with the presence of several vendors. This market research report will help clients identify new growth opportunities and design unique growth strategies by providing a comprehensive analysis of the market's competitive landscape and offering information on the products offered by companies.

Key Topics Covered:




  • Market ecosystem
  • Market characteristics
  • Market segmentation analysis


  • Market definition
  • Market sizing 2018
  • Market size and forecast 2018-2023


  • Bargaining power of buyers
  • Bargaining power of suppliers
  • Threat of new entrants
  • Threat of substitutes
  • Threat of rivalry
  • Market condition


  • Market segmentation by technology
  • Comparison by technology
  • Waterborne coatings - Market size and forecast 2018-2023
  • Solvent-borne coatings - Market size and forecast 2018-2023
  • Powder coatings - Market size and forecast 2018-2023
  • Others - Market size and forecast 2018-2023
  • Market opportunity by technology



  • Geographic segmentation
  • Geographic comparison
  • APAC - Market size and forecast 2018-2023
  • North America - Market size and forecast 2018-2023
  • Europe - Market size and forecast 2018-2023
  • South America - Market size and forecast 2018-2023
  • MEA - Market size and forecast 2018-2023
  • Key leading countries
  • Market opportunity


  • Market drivers
  • Market challenges


  • Increasing focus on bio-based and eco-friendly products
  • Implementation of solar reflective coatings
  • Growing adoption of UV-curable coatings


  • Overview
  • Landscape disruption


  • Vendors covered
  • Vendor classification
  • Market positioning of vendors
  • Axalta Coating Systems, LLC
  • Nippon Paint Holdings Co., Ltd.
  • PPG Industries, Inc.
  • The Sherwin-Williams Company


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"In fact, when solar power is cheap enough and its manufacturing is fully clean, it can also undertake another more important task - that of restoring the earth's ecosystem," Mr. Li said. It is estimated that if 70% of earth's deserts can be transformed to oasis, all carbon emissions generated by human activities can be absorbed, enabling a promising future for solar.

Looking at the future of PV technology, Mr. Li said, "The development of solar technology is changing every day. Paired with energy storage and global energy interconnections, we can solve issues with intermittency. By then, 'solar energy + storage' will be the future energy solution, and a powerful catalyst for climate change."

Zhenguo Li added that LONGi is dedicated to promoting solar power applications through technological innovations. Within the industry, LONGi has invested the most in R&D in the past several years.

At the same time, LONGi has been pursuing clean manufacturing. Since 2015, LONGi has sited its main production facilities in Yunnan, China and Kuching, Malaysia, where hydropower is plentiful. This power source conforms to LONGi's vision of "Producing clean energy with clean energy".

Recently, LONGi has been searching for coastal places with rich sunshine and appropriate terrain that is capable to realize a production model that completely powers solar manufacturing with solar energy. This is called 'Solar for Solar'. Here, LONGi can combine solar power and pumped hydro energy  to make a value chain that is absolutely clean with zero carbon emissions.


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BEDFORD, Mass., April 11, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- CIMCON Lighting, the leading global provider of outdoor lighting management systems and smart city technologies, today announced that its NearSky smart city platform received the top award in the Internet of Things (IoT) category at the 2019 Edison Awards™ . The Edison Awards, which recognizes and honors the world's best in innovators and innovations, announced the result at the Edison Awards Gala held on April 4, 2019 in New York City.

CIMCON Lighting
CIMCON Lighting
The NearSky 360 Edge Data Processor
The NearSky 360 Edge Data Processor

The award is one of the most prestigious accolades a company can receive in the name of innovation and business.  CIMCON received the award based on the assessment of the Edison Awards Steering Committee and a judging panel of more than 3,000 leading business executives including past award winners, academics and leaders in the fields of product development, design, engineering, science and medical.

The NearSky smart city platform converts a city's existing streetlight infrastructure into a city-wide digital canopy that allows cities to deploy smart technologies to reduce operating costs, stimulate jobs or economic activity, and improve the lives of city residents. The platform consists of the NearSky 360 edge data processor, which simplifies the deployment of a wide range of sensors, controls, and devices on or near the light pole, and NearSky StreetVibe, a cloud-based information hub that enables municipalities to easily aggregate, visualize, and analyze data from a single location. Cities, utilities, and energy service companies (ESCOs) can arrange a pilot of NearSky by visiting

For more information on the 2019 Edison Awards, please visit Applications for the 2020 awards will open in August 2019. 

About CIMCON Lighting, Inc.

With a heritage of over 25 years of innovation and experience in industrial automation and outdoor wireless applications, CIMCON Lighting is the world's leading provider of scalable, intelligent wireless outdoor lighting management solutions for traditional, LED and solar-based street lights along with a variety of Smart City devices and applications. Focused on offering solutions that provide the lowest "Lifecycle Cost of Ownership," CIMCON provides hardware and software technologies that allow Cities and Utilities to monitor, maintain and in many cases, monetize their lighting assets and other devices on or near the light pole. CIMCON's "Just in Time Lighting™," reduces energy, maintenance and repair costs while improving the quality of lighting services and enabling the path to a Smart City. CIMCON's lighting management solutions are appropriate for roadways, parking lots and parking garages, corporate and university campuses and a variety of Industrial applications. For more information please visit

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SHANGHAI, April 11, 2019 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. ("JinkoSolar" or the "Company") (NYSE: JKS), a reputable solar module manufacturer in the world, today announced that the Company filed its annual report on Form 20-F for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2018 with the Securities and Exchange Commission on April 10, 2019.

The Company's annual report on Form 20-F contains its audited consolidated financial statements and is available on the Company's website at The Company will provide a hard copy of its annual report free of charge to its shareholders and holders of American depositary shares representing its ordinary shares upon request.

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.

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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:
Ms. Rene Du
JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd.
Tel: +86 21-5183-3077
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Mr. Christian Arnell
Christensen, Beijing 
Tel: +86 10 5900 2940
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In the U.S.:

Ms. Linda Bergkamp 
Christensen, Scottsdale, Arizona
Tel: +1-480-614-3004
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TOKYO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pacifico Energy K.K. (Head Office: Minato, Tokyo) is pleased to announce the commencement of construction of a 102.144 MW(DC) solar power generation plant in Ako, Hyogo Prefecture.

The Ako plant will be constructed on the site of a golf course in Ako-gun, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan. Operations are expected to start in Spring of 2021. Once commissioned, the plant will generate approximately 125 million kilowatt hours of electricity annually, contributing to an annual reduction of approximately 5 tons of CO2 emissions. Kansai Electric Power Co., Inc. will purchase all electricity generated by the plant for twenty (20) years at 24 yen per kilowatt hour, pursuant to the Act on Special Measures Concerning Procurement of Electricity from Renewable Energy Sources by Electric Utilities.

MUFG Bank, Ltd. arranged the lending syndicate, Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley Securities Co., Ltd. acted as financial advisor to Pacifico Energy Ako G.K. and Baker McKenzie acted as legal counsel to Pacifico Energy Ako G.K. on this transaction.

Pacifico Energy has now commenced construction on eleven (11) solar power plants throughout Japan (including the Ako plant) totaling 930 MW(DC), four (4) of which (totaling 227 MW(DC)) have been completed and are now in commercial operation.

Leveraging accumulated know-how and experience gained through developing, constructing, and operating utility scale solar power plants to date, the company will continue its excellent track record and build this solar power plant to promote safe, stable and environmentally friendly domestic clean power in cooperation with regional communities and the environment.

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