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The 5-year collaboration will support deployment of ocean technologies and advance research and monitoring to support offshore wind development

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (June 6, 2019):  Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind, LLC (Atlantic Shores) has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Rutgers University to advance ocean research and monitoring that will support offshore wind development. The 5-year cooperative agreement term will initiate this summer and help to bolster on-going efforts at the Rutgers Center for Ocean Observing Leadership (RUCOOL).

Together Atlantic Shores and RUCOOL will focus on advancing innovative approaches to collecting and analyzing meteorological, oceanographic and marine bioacoustic data. The work will build upon efforts RUCOOL is already undertaking in partnership with the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU).

Data collected from both inside and outside the Atlantic Shores lease area will not only support Atlantic Shores’ strong commitment to ground its development decisions upon sound scientific research, but also contribute to the broader regional knowledge of the Mid-Atlantic marine environment.

“Rutgers University is a leader in marine science research, and Atlantic Shores is committed to increasing data collection that will support the sustainability of the emerging offshore wind industry in New Jersey,” said Chris Hart, President and Managing Director of Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind. “We look forward to advancing their research efforts by collaborating early on as our Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind portfolio gets off the ground.”

“Rutgers is committed to leveraging its research capabilities, working with industry and state partners, and providing the best possible science to lead the nation in responsible offshore wind development,” said S. David Kimball, PhD, Interim Senior Vice President for Research and Economic Development at Rutgers. “The Jersey coast is a prime location for offshore wind development in our state’s pursuit of achieving 100 percent clean energy by 2050. We are happy to partner with Atlantic Shores to advance Rutgers research projects related to offshore wind and be at the forefront of a new industry that can have long-term economic benefits for New Jersey.”

“RUCOOL is excited to work with colleagues at Atlantic Shores to better understand the coastal ocean and atmospheric environment off the coast of New Jersey. These new studies will enhance and contribute to decades of ocean and atmospheric observations, modeling, and knowledge in the region as New Jersey works to become the world leader in offshore wind,” said Joseph F. Brodie, PhD, Director of Atmospheric Research at the Center for Ocean Observing Leadership.

Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind is a 50/50 joint venture between EDF Renewables North America and Shell New Energies US, LLC with an OREC application currently under consideration by the NJBPU.

The joint venture plans to build multiple projects over the next decade within their 183,000 acre lease area off the coast of New Jersey, to help the state meet its progressive goal of generating 3.5 GW of renewable energy by 2030. In total, Atlantic Shores’ lease area has the potential to generate 2.5 GW of clean wind energy, enough to power nearly one million homes.

A decision on which developer will be awarded a state contract to build the first offshore wind farm in New Jersey is expected this summer. Atlantic Shores plans to move forward with data collection and research in partnership with RUCOOL regardless of the outcome of the NJBPU decision.

About Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind, LLC:  Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind, LLC is a 50/50 partnership between Shell New Energies US LLC and EDF Renewables North America. The joint venture formed in December 2018 to co-develop a 183,353 acre lease area located approximately 8-20 miles off the New Jersey coast between Atlantic City and Barnegat Light. Atlantic Shores is strategically positioned to meet the growing demands of renewable energy targets in New York, New Jersey and beyond, with strong and steady wind resources close to large population centers with associated electricity demand. Atlantic Shores, once fully developed, has the potential to generate 2,500 MW of clean, renewable wind energy – enough to power nearly one million homes. The capital and expertise needed to develop such a large area is significant. Together, Shell and EDF Renewables have the investment capability and industry experience to bring this project to scale safely, efficiently and cost effectively. For more info:  www.atlanticshoreswind.com

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  • The clean energy giant signs a strategic cooperation contract with Deuter to co-develop solar backpacks for global market
  • The duo to adopt dual brand strategy to promote their upcoming solar backpacks

- The world’s largest thin-film power solution company, Hanergy Thin Film Power Group (00566.hk), today announced that it has signed an agreement for a strategic co-operation with Deuter, one of the leading backpack brands worldwide, to collaboratively design and develop solar backpacks for the global market.

According to the strategic cooperation contract, Hanergy will be responsible for the development and the design of thin film flexible components, Deuter will take the onus for the design and the production of the bags globally. The duo will adopt co-brand strategy to promote their upcoming solar backpacks.

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Deuter is a German brand of sport packs and bags, for hiking, trekking, snow sports and other uses.  Founded in 1898, Deuter has been pioneering premium outdoor equipment market for over 120 years. 

Robert Schieferle, VP, Deuter said, “We're delighted to collaborate with Hanergy, and together embark on a new journey to introduce our co-branded solar backpacks in the global market. The partnership is intended towards leveraging the expertise of both the companies in their respective fields. We’re confident that with Hanergy’s high efficiency and reliable thin film flexible components our upcoming solar backpacks will set a new benchmark in the market."

Hanergy’s solar cells set the world record for conversion efficiency several times, with the newest one being 29.1%. It launched and upgraded handful of consumer products in 2018, including Humbrella, solar-powered umbrella; SolarTank, solar backpack; HanPower, solar power bank, retaining its leading position in mobile energy sector.

Commenting on the collaboration with Deuter, Mr. Wang Zhongshuang, CEO, Hanergy German Company said, “Partnering with Deuter we intend to take the notch up in the solar backpack category and bring in a fresh approach to the design while retaining the energy efficiency quotient of the product. We’re extremely confident that the consumers will appreciate our upcoming solar backpack which is an amalgamation of great aesthetics and technology.”

Earlier last week Hanergy had participated at the 2019 Intersolar Europe Exhibition, a world’s leading exhibition for the solar industry and its partners to feature its path-breaking energy solutions. As part of a three-day conference and exhibition that's being held at Messe München Exhibition Centre, Munich, Germany from May 15 - 17, 2019, Hanergy showcased most promising solar solutions, covering a wide span of life-related scenarios.

- The clean energy giant accelerates its expansion plan in European market


- Signs the strategic cooperation contracts with Deuter, Bahama to co-design and develop solar backpacks & solar powered parasols for global market respectively

- Introduces its flexible modules & BIPV product- HanTile in Sweden Market; signs a USD 1 mn distribution agreement with Sun Lion Solar Ltd.

The clean energy giant, Hanergy Thin Film Power Group (00566.hk), has been on a constant expansion mode and is steadfast to strengthen its foothold in the global market. The company recently exhibited its latest energy solutions at the 27th Intersolar Europe Exhibition, a world's leading exhibition for the solar industry and its partners to feature its path-breaking energy solutions.

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As part of a three-day conference and exhibition held at Messe München Exhibition Centre, Munich, Germany from May 15-17, 2019, Hanergy showcased its most promising solar solutions.

Amongst the exhibits from Hanergy were - HanPaper Plus in, a portable solar power-bank product; HanPack, the solar backpack; and Humbrella, the solar-powered parasol, in consumer products category; and solar-powered housing solutions, like rooftop solutions of Single & Double Glass HanTile, power-generation wall solution, HanWall, and road paving solutions like HanBrick in the construction products category; Transportation solutions such as slide-in ground mounted system, Thin-Film Solar vehicle Roof, besides flexible modules, and production lines from Solibro and MiaSolé.

The most intriguing part is that Hanergy has also fast-tracked its global expansion with its participation at the Intersolar Europe Exhibition 2019. The company has signed the strategic cooperation contracts with renowned companies like Deuter & Bahama to co-design and develop solar backpacks & solar powered parasols respectively for the global market.

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As per the strategic co-operation contract with Deuter, Hanergy will be responsible for the development and the design of thin film flexible components, and Deuter will take the onus for the design and the production and the sales of the bags globally. The duo will adopt co-brand strategy to promote their upcoming solar backpacks.

On collaboration with Hanergy, Robert Schieferle, VP, Deuter said, “We’re pleased to build synergies with the company of Hanergy’s stature and bring to use their par-excellence thin film flexible components in our upcoming solar backpacks. We’re confident that our new solar backpack powered by Hanergy’ s light weight modules with dual branding of the two brands is surely going to be a head-turner.”

Deuter is a German brand of sport packs and bags, for hiking, trekking, snow sports and other uses. Founded in 1898, Deuter has been pioneering premium outdoor equipment market for over 120 years.

On the other hand, under the aegis of strategic partnership agreement with Bahama, Germany’s leading parasol brand, both the companies will co-operate to co-design and develop solar powered parasols.

Founded in 1950, today Bahama designs and manufactures a great variety of high-quality large-size parasols and sun sails.

Further, introducing its flexible modules & BIPV product- HanTile in the Sweden Market, the clean energy giant has also signed a USD 1 mn distribution agreement with Sun Lion Solar Ltd, one of renowned companies offering rooftop solutions in Scandinavian region for over 50 years.

Sweden’s solar market has grown tremendously in the past few years. Its operational PV capacity increased from 231 MW at the end of 2017 to 411 MW at the end of last year, according to new official statistics released by the Swedish Energy Agency (Energimyndigheten). The figures show that 2018 was the country’s best year ever in terms of solar energy development, with 180 MW added to the grid. That contrasts with 91 MW in 2017 and just 13 MW in 2016, while in 2015 and 2014 the country added around 37.6 MW and 36.2 MW, respectively.

Lv Yuan, vice president of Hanergy Overseas Sales company said, “Intersolar Europe has been around for years now, and we’ve been fortunate to be associated with the platform. Our participation at this year’s Intersolar Exhibition has yielded exceptionally good results for the company. We signed a US$1 million contract to distribute our rooftop solution at Sweden, and we’ve also clinched strategic co-operation contracts with renowned companies in their respective fields like Deuter & Bahama to accentuate the look and feel of our solar backpacks and parasols, and also the sales in Europe and the world markets.”

According to Hanergy, it intends to close deals with nearly 85 potential customers with orders totaling to 380 MW at the Intersolar Exhibition. The company claims it received more than 5,000 visitors and thousands of experts from 160 nations during the exhibition.

Wang Zhongshuang, CEO of Hanergy Germany said, “Hanergy has been on a continuous growth trajectory and is constantly expanding its foothold in the global market. Our collaboration with Deuter and Bahama is a testament of our earnestness to apply our innovative thin film power technology to the products across industries. We’re committed to empower the world with mobile energy, and we’re open to work with top companies to create more energy efficient products that will change the way of life for consumers.”

According to the Global Market Outlook for Solar Power published recently by SolarPower Europe, Europe’s solar market is expected to grow exponentially. Germany will remain the largest PV market in Europe for years to come, with an expected newly installed solar capacity of 26.7 GW by 2023, bringing its total capacity to 72.6 GW. Spain will be the second-biggest market with new additions reaching 19.4 GW and its cumulative total hitting 25.3 GW by the end of the 2019-2023 period.

Over the next five years, the Netherlands, France and Italy will likely add 15.8 GW, 13.3 GW and 9.6 GW, respectively. They will be followed by Ukraine and Turkey, with 5.9 GW and 5.5 GW of respective projected growth.

Intersolar Europe, founded 27 years ago, has become one of the most important industry platforms for manufacturers, suppliers, distributors, service providers and partners in the global solar industry. The exhibition focuses on the areas of photovoltaics, solar thermal technologies, solar power plants, as well as grid infrastructure and solutions for the integration of renewable energy.

  • Wind

SAN DIEGO, (March 28, 2019): EDF Renewables North America today announced they have entered into a Build and Transfer Agreement (BTA) with Tucson Electric Power (TEP) for the 247.4 megawatt (MW) Oso Grande Wind Project.  EDF Renewables will complete development of the project and manage the construction process on behalf of TEP.  Construction is expected to commence later this year with full operation by the end of 2020.

Oso Grande Wind Project, located in southeastern New Mexico, will include a total of 61 wind generating turbines.  The output of these highly efficient turbines will be delivered to Tucson through existing transmission lines that connect to TEP’s transmission system in eastern Arizona.

“EDF Renewables is pleased to partner with TEP to supply cost-competitive, renewable energy to its customers from the Oso Grande Wind Project,” said Ryan Pfaff, Executive Vice President, Grid-Scale Power, EDF Renewables.  “We look forward to assisting TEP in meeting its clean energy goals by completing Oso Grande in the second half of 2020.”

TEP President and CEO, David G. Hutchens said, “This cost-effective system will become TEP’s largest renewable energy resource, accelerating our progress toward our clean energy goals while allowing us to help customers achieve their own sustainability objectives.”

When the project is complete, TEP’s renewable energy production is expected to exceed 28 percent of its retail sales. That level would more than double the state requirement for 2021 while approaching the 30 percent goal TEP has planned to achieve by 2030.

The expected annual energy production will be enough to meet the consumption of nearly 100,000 homes1. This is equivalent to avoiding nearly 688,000 metric tons of carbon (CO₂) emissions annually which represents the greenhouse gas emissions from nearly 146,000 passenger vehicles driven over the course of one year2.

1 According to Tucson Electric Power 2018 Actual Energy Sales.

2 According to U.S. EPA Greenhouse Gas Equivalencies calculations.

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