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DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The "Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) Market, Update 2019 - Global Market Size, Market Segmentation, Competitive Landscape and Key Country Analysis to 2030" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.

Global Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) capacity is estimated to increase significantly from 5.6 gigawatt (GW) in 2018 to 22.4 GW in 2030 following significant capacity additions by China, Chile and countries in Middle East North Africa (MENA) region. The prospects of the global Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) market are bright with improved efficiencies, energy storage, cost reduction through competitive bidding and the development of PV-CSP hybrid systems.

The Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) industry added around 601 megawatt (MW) annual capacity in 2018 with projects being operational in countries such as Morocco, China, South Africa, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait. China added around 200 MW of Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) capacities in 2018 which is almost seven times its cumulative installed capacity at the end of 2017. China Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) market gained momentum after the announcement of 20 Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) projects as part of the first batch of demonstration projects, which will get a feed in tariff (FIT) of RMB1.15/kWh ($0.172/kWh).

Chile will be another major country, which will have significant Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) capacity additions during the outlook period. The Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) market in Chile is mainly driven by its goal to achieve 20% renewable of the national energy mix by 2025. In order to achieve its goal, the country held a series of technology neutral auctions through which the average tariff plummeted from $129/MWh in 2013 to $32.5/MWh in 2017.

In Middle East Africa (MEA), countries such as Morocco, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Israel will play a major role for Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) development during 2019-2030. Morocco had set a plan to source 2 GW from solar power by 2020. The country plans to set up and implement sustainable Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) plants to cover 42% of Morocco's power needs by 2020. On the other hand, the UAE is promoting solar through auction mechanism. In July 2017, Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) received four bids for the fourth phase of the 200 MW Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum solar project.

The global CSP market is on a revival mode with reducing cost of generation through auction mechanism and hybrid PV-CSP. CSP with thermal storage will gain prominence due to increasing demand for reliable and stable power.

Scope

  • Market study at global level and for five key countries such as US, Spain, India, Morocco and South Africa.
  • Coverage of the key growth drivers and challenges related to each country's CSP market, analysis on project status and competitive environment.
  • Historic (2010-2018) and forecast data (2019-2030) for cumulative and annual installed CSP capacity
  • Average capital cost and market size for the 2010-2018 period, and forecast for the 2019-2030 period.
  • Segmentation on cumulative installed capacity based on region / state and technology type such as compact linear Fresnel, power tower, parabolic trough and parabolic dish reflector.
  • Upcoming CSP countries such as China, Israel, Chile, United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Saudi Arabia are covered in the report.
  • A brief overview, installed capacity and generation trends, key drivers, restraints and challenges and information on policy support for CSP is covered for upcoming countries.
  • The report also provides a brief snapshot on the status of CSP market in countries such as Australia, Italy, Egypt, Algeria, Turkey, Mexico, Greece, Germany, France, Iran, Thailand, Portugal and Brazil.

Reasons to Buy

  • Facilitate decision-making by providing historical and forecast data in the CSP sector
  • Develop business strategies by understanding the trends shaping and driving the CSP market
  • Position yourself to gain the maximum advantage of the industry's growth potential
  • Maximize potential in the growth of the CSP market
  • Identify key partners and business-development avenues
  • Respond to business structure, strategy and prospects

Companies Mentioned

  • Atlantica Yield
  • NextEra Energy
  • NRG Energy
  • Alphabet
  • BrightSource
  • Terra-Gen
  • Florida Power & Light Co.
  • Acciona Energia
  • Abengoa Solar
  • SENER Group
  • Tonopah Solar
  • Reliance Power Ltd.
  • Godavari Green Energy Ltd.
  • FG Emvelo
  • ACWA Power
  • Solafrica Thermal Energy

Key Topics Covered

1 Table of Contents

2 Executive Summary

2.1 Global Installed Capacity for Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) to Reach 22.3 GW by 2030

2.2 Parabolic Trough is the Widely Deployed CSP Technology

2.3 CSP Installation Costs Fell 38% in 2018

2.4 Global Market Size of CSP to reach $10.8 billion by 2030

3 Introduction

3.1 Concentrated Solar Power (CSP), Technology Definition

3.2 Types of CSP Technology

3.3 GlobalData Report Guidance

4 CSP Market, Global

4.1 CSP Market, Global, Overview

4.2 CSP Market, Global, Installed Capacity, 2010-2030

4.3 CSP Market, Global, Power Generation, 2010-2030

4.4 CSP Market, Global, Project Based Analysis, 2018

4.5 CSP Market, Global, Average Cost and Market Size, 2010-2030

4.6 CSP Market, Global, Regional and Country Analysis

5 CSP Market, US

6 CSP Market, Spain

7 CSP Market, India

8 CSP Market, Morocco

9 CSP Market, South Africa

10 CSP Market, Upcoming Markets

11 CSP Market, Other Countries

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PLAINFIELD, Ind., May 20, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Duke Energy is warning its customers in Indiana to be on guard against phone calls from utility scammers who are demanding that customers pay their electric bill immediately or risk having their electric service disconnected within the hour.

Local law enforcement officials say the number of scam calls reported by citizens has increased in the past few days.

"These scammers are thieves who prey on unsuspecting customers with the sole purpose of stealing their money," said Marvin Blade, Indiana vice president of community relations for Duke Energy. "The scammers typically target elderly residents or small family-owned businesses, including restaurants, repair shops or other retail businesses."

The best way to defend yourself against these scammers is to recognize how the scam works and understand that Duke Energy never asks customers for prepaid debit cards.

Typically, the customer receives an unsolicited phone call from an individual who falsely claims to be a Duke Energy representative demanding immediate payment, usually in the form of a prepaid debit card. Scammers have even duplicated the Duke Energy upfront Interactive Voice Response system, so when customers call back phone numbers provided by the scammer, it sounds like a legitimate Duke Energy phone number. Some of these criminals also use caller-ID spoofing to replicate Duke Energy's customer service number.

Red flags for scam activity

  • The caller becomes angry and tells the customer his or her account is past due and service will be disconnected if a large payment isn't made – usually within the hour.
  • The caller instructs the customer to purchase a pre-paid debit or credit card – widely available at retail stores – then call him or her back to supposedly make a payment to Duke Energy.
  • The scammer asks the customer for the prepaid card's receipt number and PIN number, which grants instant access to the card's funds.
  • The customer has received no other notice from Duke Energy that an account is overdue.

How to protect yourself

  • Duke Energy never asks or requires a customer with a delinquent account to purchase a prepaid debit card – or iTunes card -- to avoid disconnection.
  • Customers can make payments online, by phone, automatic bank draft, mail or in person at any number of retail outlets.
  • Customers with delinquent accounts receive advance disconnection notification with the regular monthly billing – never a single notification one hour before disconnection.
  • Customers who suspect or experience fraud, or feel threatened during contact with one of these thieves, should contact local law enforcement authorities and then the Duke Energy Indiana phone number listed on their bill (800.521.2232). Never dial the phone number the scammers provide.

Customers can get more scam and fraud prevention information at our "Report Fraud and Scams" web page.

Duke Energy Indiana

Duke Energy Indiana, a subsidiary of Duke Energy, provides about 6,600 megawatts of owned electric capacity to approximately 840,000 customers in a 23,000-square-mile service area, making it Indiana's largest electric supplier.

Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK), a Fortune 150 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, and 3,000 megawatts through its nonregulated Duke Energy Renewables unit.

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. The Electric Utilities and Infrastructure unit's regulated utilities serve approximately 7.7 million retail electric customers in six states – North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky. The Gas Utilities and Infrastructure unit distributes natural gas to more than 1.6 million customers in five states – North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Ohio and Kentucky. The Duke Energy Renewables unit operates wind and solar generation facilities across the U.S., as well as energy storage and microgrid projects.

Duke Energy was named to Fortune's 2019 "World's Most Admired Companies" list, and Forbes' 2019 "America's Best Employers" list. More information about the company is available at duke-energy.com. 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, May 20, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The "Global and China ITO Targets Industry Chain Report, 2019-2025" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.

Featured by good electrical conductivity and transparency, ITO targets are widely applied to fields of LCD, flat-panel display, plasma display, touch screen, electronic paper, OLED, solar cell, antistatic coating film, and transparent EMI shielding conductive film.

Global ITO technology is primarily monopolized by few enterprises including JX Nippon Mining & Metals, Mitsui Mining, Tosoh, Samsung and Heraeus. Of which, the former three totally occupy about 65% of global ITO market.

There are over 20 ITO targets enterprises in China. After more than decade's research, Chinese enterprises made a breakthrough in targets technology and gradually shortened gap with Japanese and Korean counterparts. Currently, with gradual expansion in medium and low-end market (like touch screen market), domestic ITO targets begin to enter high-end TEF industry for testing. However, it is still a challenge to realize domestication due to low product level, high cost control pressure and low profit margin.

Compared to supply end, demand of ITO targets from downstream market is strong, especially driven by the development of OLED and touch screen, the figure exceeded 1kt in 2018. While half of them were imported and mainly applied to the production of high-end products.

In recent ten years, with the development of LCD industry and emerging of touch input electronic products like PDA and e-book, especially the development of OLED and other display devices, ITO targets manufacturing technique and equipment are required to meet new and higher requirements. For instance, demand of ITO targets for high-end TFT-LCD display panels will further increase. In Jun. 2018, Vital Materials Co., Ltd. successfully rolled out self-developed G11 ITO rotating targets.

As of industry chain, indium serves as the main raw material of ITO targets, 80% of it is used to manufacture ITO targets, and reserves of indium resource in China share 50% of the global total. Based on the demand of ITO targets (as the main downstream industry of indium), it could be estimated that total annual demand of ITO targets in Mainland China and Taiwan is 600t, taking up 52% of annual ITO usage in the world, while annual demand of ITO targets in Korea and Japan is 570t, occupying 48% of world's total.

In recent years, indium supply and demand in China is basically balanced. In 2018, consumption of defined indium (including targets) in China reached about 150 tons. Zhuzhou Smelter Group Co., Ltd. is the largest indium manufacturer in China. In the future, demand of indium will grow at a rate of about 5% due to the emerging of 5G, smart manufacturing, digital economy industries and new technology revolutions.

Global and China ITO Targets Industry Chain Report 2019-2025 focuses on the following:

  • Global ITO targets market supply & demand and competition;
  • Technical status, market supply & demand, competitive landscape, key projects, substitute products and development trend of ITO targets industry in China;
  • Global and Chinese indium market supply & demand, import & export, and price;
  • Global and Chinese tin market supply & demand, import & export, and price;
  • ITO targets downstream industries (LCD, touch panel, solar cell, LED/OLED) status and demand;
  • 8 global and 15 Chinese ITO targets enterprises, including operation status, ITO targets business and development strategy.

Key Topics Covered:

1 Brief Introduction to ITO Targets
1.1 Concept
1.2 Preparation Method
1.3 Industry Chain

2 Status Quo of Global ITO Targets
2.1 Supply and Demand
2.2 Competition Pattern
2.2.1 Production Pattern
2.2.2 Consumption Pattern

3. Status Quo of Chinese ITO Targets
3.1 Overview
3.2 Technology
3.3 Supply and Demand
3.3.1 Supply
3.3.2 Demand
3.4 Key Projects
3.5 Alternative Products
3.5.1 Metal Mesh
3.5.2 Silver Nanowire
3.5.3 Graphene
3.6 Development Trend

4 Upstream - Indium Market
4.1 Introduction
4.2 Reserves and Distribution
4.3 Supply and Demand
4.3.1 Supply
4.3.2 Consumption
4.4 Import and Export
4.4.1 Related Policies
4.4.2 Import and Export Volume
4.5 Price Trend

5 Upstream - Tin Market
5.1 Introduction
5.2 Reserves and Distribution
5.3 Supply and Demand
5.3.1 Global
5.3.2 China
5.4 Import and Export
5.5 Price Trend
5.6 Key Enterprises

6 Downstream Applications
6.1 Overview
6.2 LCD Panel
6.2.1 Market Situation
6.2.2 ITO Targets for LCD Panel
6.3 Touch Panel
6.3.1 Market Situation
6.3.2 ITO Targets for Touch Panel
6.4 Others
6.4.1 Solar Cell
6.4.2 LED
6.4.3 OLED

7 Key Companies Worldwide
7.1 Mitsui Mining & Smelting Co., Ltd.
7.1.1 Profile
7.1.2 Operation
7.1.3 ITO Targets Business
7.1.4 Development in China
7.2 JX Nippon Mining &Metals
7.2.1 Profile
7.2.2 Operation
7.2.3 ITO Targets Business
7.2.4 Development in China
7.3 Tosoh Corporation
7.3.1 Profile
7.3.2 Operation
7.3.3 ITO Targets Business
7.3.4 Development in China
7.4 Samsung Corning
7.4.1 Profile
7.4.2 Operation
7.4.3 ITO Targets Business
7.5 Heraeus
7.5.1 Profile
7.5.2 Operation
7.5.3 ITO Targets Business
7.5.4 Development in China
7.6 Umicore
7.6.1 Profile
7.6.2 Operation
7.6.3 ITO Targets Business
7.6.4 Development in China
7.7 ULVAC
7.7.1 Profile
7.7.2 Operation
7.7.3 ITO Targets Business
7.8 Solar Applied Materials Technology Corporation (SOLAR)
7.8.1 Profile
7.8.2 Operation
7.8.3 ITO Targets Business

8. Key Enterprises in China
8.1 Zhuzhou Smelter Group Co., Ltd.
8.1.1 Profile
8.1.2 Operation
8.1.3 ITO Targets Business
8.1.4 Development Strategy
8.2 Guangxi China Tin Group Co., Ltd.
8.2.1 Profile
8.2.2 Operation
8.2.3 ITO Targets Business
8.3 CNMC (Ningxia) Orient Group Co., Ltd.
8.3.1 Profile
8.3.2 Operation
8.3.3 ITO Targets Business
8.4 Guangxi Crystal Union Photoelectric Materials Co., Ltd.
8.4.1 Profile
8.4.2 Operation
8.4.3 ITO Targets Business
8.4.4 Development Strategy
8.5 Beijing Yeke Nano Tech Co., Ltd.
8.5.1 Profile
8.5.2 ITO Targets Business
8.6 Guangdong Triumph Photovoltaic Technology Research Institute Co., Ltd.
8.6.1 Profile
8.6.2 ITO Targets Business
8.7 Shaoguan Sigma Technology Co., Ltd.
8.7.1 Profile
8.7.2 ITO Targets Business
8.8 Hebei Hengbo New Materials Technology Co., Ltd.
8.8.1 Profile
8.8.2 ITO Targets Business
8.9 Changsha ENAM Optoelectronic Material Co., Ltd.
8.9.1 Profile
8.9.2 ITO Targets Business
8.10 Luoyang Ship Material Research Institute
8.10.1 Profile
8.10.2 ITO Targets Business
8.11 Changzhou Sujing Electronic Material Co., Ltd.
8.11.1 Profile
8.11.2 ITO Targets Business
8.12 Omat Group
8.12.1 Profile
8.12.2 ITO Targets Business
8.13 Vital Materials Co., Ltd.
8.13.1 Profile
8.13.2 Operation
8.13.2 ITO Targets Business
8.14 Fujian Acetron New Materials Co., Ltd.
8.14.1 Profile
8.14.2 Operation
8.14.3 ITO Targets Business
8.15 Yunnan Tin Co., Ltd.
8.15.1 Profile
8.15.2 Operation
8.15.3 ITO Targets Business

9 Summary and Forecast
9.1 Market
9.2 Enterprises

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LEHI, Utah, May 20, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Vivint Solar, Inc. (NYSE: VSLR) is proud to announce a new philanthropic partnership with Children's Miracle Network Hospitals (CMN Hospitals). The company aims to raise $1 million annually over the next three years for children's hospitals in the 22 states that Vivint Solar is currently operating.

"Our employees and their families live, work and play in each community where we operate and we've seen first-hand how crucial local Children's Miracle Network Hospitals are in supporting the kids in these areas," said Vivint Solar CEO David Bywater. "Giving back is woven into our culture and is a priority for our staff; we know CMN Hospitals is a great fit for us to support since their work is so important to families, and our products help power families' homes. We look forward to supporting the local children's hospitals as they work to save and improve kids' lives."

Vivint Solar's partnership with CMN Hospitals will kick off this week with an employee fundraising campaign, all funds raised will go directly to 27 children's hospitals, coinciding with areas Vivint Solar serves. Funds will be raised through employee and corporate giving initiatives and will be used by the local hospitals to address their greatest needs. Fundraising typically helps provide care, specialized equipment, research and therapy services not covered by insurance.

"We're excited to welcome Vivint Solar into the CMN Hospitals family, and we're thankful for their commitment to supporting children's hospitals across the US,'' said John Lauck, President and CEO of Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. "Each minute, 62 children will enter our children's hospitals for treatment, and it's because of strong supporters like Vivint Solar that our hospitals are there to welcome those families with open arms. Today is an exciting day for our network, and we're looking forward to a strong partnership for many years to come."

For more information about CMN Hospitals 170 member children's hospitals visit www.CMNHospitals.org. Further information about Vivint Solar can be found at www.vivintsolar.com

About Vivint Solar:
Vivint Solar is a leading full-service residential solar provider in the United States. With Vivint Solar, customers can power their homes with clean, renewable energy and typically achieve significant financial savings over time. Vivint Solar designs and installs solar energy systems for its customers and offers monitoring and maintenance services. In addition to being able to purchase a solar energy system outright, customers may benefit from Vivint Solar's affordable, flexible financing options, including power purchase agreements, or lease agreements, where available. Vivint Solar also offers solar plus storage systems with LG home batteries. For more information, visit www.vivintsolar.com or follow @VivintSolar on Twitter.

About Children's Miracle Network Hospitals
Children's Miracle Network Hospitals® raises funds and awareness for 170 member hospitals that provide 32 million treatments each year to kids across the U.S. and Canada. Donations stay local to fund critical treatments and healthcare services, pediatric medical equipment and charitable care. Since 1983, Children's Miracle Network Hospitals has raised more than $5 billion, most of it $1 at a time through the charity's Miracle Balloon icon. Its various fundraising partners and programs support the nonprofit's mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible. Find out why children's hospitals need community support, and learn about your member hospital, at CMNHospitals.org and facebook.com/CMNHospitals.

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MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Xcel Energy announced plans today to retire its last two coal plants in the Upper Midwest a decade earlier than scheduled. The acceleration of the coal closures is another milestone in the company’s clean energy transition that includes expanding wind and solar, using cleaner natural gas and operating its carbon-free Monticello nuclear plant until at least 2040.

The plan outlines a path to make the transition while ensuring reliability and keeping costs low for customers. As part of this plan, the company has reached an agreement with a coalition of environmental and labor organizations on key elements of the plan relating to its coal, solar and natural gas plans.

These plans are part of the proposed Upper Midwest Energy Plan, which the company will submit for approval to the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission in July. If approved, the plan would lead to a more than 80% reduction in carbon emissions in the region by 2030, compared to 2005, a key stepping stone toward the company achieving its vision to provide customers 100% carbon-free electricity by 2050.

Key milestones in the company’s industry-leading clean energy transition include:

  • 2022 – Completion of the company’s largest-ever wind expansion, adding 1,850 megawatts of wind. At that point, more than 30% of customers’ energy in the Upper Midwest will come from wind.
  • 2030 – More than 50% of our customers’ energy in the region will be from renewables, as the transition continues with:
    • Closure in 2030 of our final coal plant in the region, the Sherco 3 plant, following the closure of the Allen S. King coal plant in 2028.
    • A major expansion of solar energy, with more than 3,000 megawatts of new universal solar added by 2030.

“This is a significant step forward as we are on track to reduce carbon emissions more than 80% by 2030 and transform the way we deliver energy to our customers,” said Chris Clark, president, Xcel Energy – Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota. “Accelerating the closure of our coal plants and leading this clean energy transition would not be possible without the dedication and support of our key stakeholders. We thank them for their work to put us on a path to deliver 100% carbon-free electricity by 2050.”

Agreement with coalition of groups

While the company prepared its long-term plan, it also worked closely with a coalition of groups*, including environmental and labor organizations on an agreement to close its two remaining coal plants in the region. Additional elements of the agreement include increased commitment to solar energy, energy efficiency, consideration of local job impacts in connection with future renewable additions, and purchasing a natural gas plant, the Mankato Energy Center.

“Clean energy and economic vitality are critically important to our communities and we appreciate the leadership and collaboration from this coaltion of groups in reaching this agreement,” said Clark. “We look forward to continued partnership as this agreement is reviewed by the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission.”

Commitment to communities, customers and employees

Xcel Energy’s proposed plans come with a commitment to helping its employees and the communities that host its plants make a successful transition to cleaner energy. The company expects to manage the transition through attrition, retirements and retraining for employees who take other jobs within the company. It will also work closely with the Monticello community as it seeks to continue the use of the Monticello nuclear plant until at least 2040. That process requires approvals at state and federal levels.

“Our employees are the reason we are able to deliver reliable service to our customers,” said Clark. “Over the next decade, we will work closely with them and our plant host communities to ensure a successful transition. We have been on our clean energy journey for more than a decade and have a track record of making the transition with a strong focus on our employees and communities.”

The company’s plan is also designed to ensure that customers’ bills stay low. As Xcel Energy moves forward on its clean energy vision, it believes it can reach its carbon-reduction goals outlined in the plan while keeping customer bills at or below the rate of inflation. Retiring coal, adding renewables and extending the use of nuclear energy is the fastest way to deliver carbon reductions at the lowest cost.

Xcel Energy has worked collaboratively with stakeholders including business, community and environmental groups to shape its Upper Midwest Energy Plan over the past 18 months. That plan will be formally submitted to for consideration with the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission on July 1, 2019.

About Xcel Energy
Xcel Energy (NASDAQ: XEL) provides the energy that powers millions of homes and businesses across eight Western and Midwestern states. Headquartered in Minneapolis, the company is an industry leader in responsibly reducing carbon emissions and producing and delivering clean energy solutions from a variety of renewable sources at competitive prices. For more information, visit xcelenergy.com or follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

* Signees to the agreement to close coal plants, add solar, and purchase the Mankato Energy Center include Clean Grid Alliance, Center for Energy and Environment, Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy, Union of Concerned Scientists, Fresh Energy, Sierra Club, and LIUNA Minnesota and North Dakota. Xcel Energy is working closely with the Minnesota Department of Commerce as it reviews the agreement.

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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, all three of which were in the consumer products category; solar-powered housing solutions, like rooftop solutions of Single & Double Glass HanTile; power-generation wall solution, HanWall; road paving solutions like HanBrick in the construction products category; transportation solutions such as slide-in ground mounted system, Thin-Film Solar vehicle Roof; and 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 strategic cooperation contracts with renowned companies like Deuter & Bahama to co-design and develop solar backpacks and solar powered parasols respectively for the global market.

As per the strategic cooperation 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, production and sales of the bags globally. The duo will adopt a 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 a strategic partnership agreement with Bahama, Germany's leading parasol brand, both companies will cooperate 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 bn distribution agreement with Sun Lion Solar Ltd, a renowned company offering rooftop solutions in the 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, 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 billion 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.

About Hanergy Thin Film Power Group Ltd:

Hanergy Thin Film Power Group Ltd (0566.HK) is a Hong Kong-listed company, and a subsidiary of Hanergy Mobile Energy Group Company Ltd. As one of the leading thin-film solar companies in the world, Hanergy Thin Film Power Group Ltd is committed to "Building Mobile Energy". Since 2009, Hanergy has been working relentlessly to integrate worldwide solar technologies, and making a robust investment in research and innovation in the field of thin-film solar power. Thin film solar technologies have been applied to a series of commercial and non-commercial products, including HanTile, HanWall, Humbrella, HanPack and HanPower.

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Im letzten Jahr haben die obersten Wirtschaftsplaner Chinas von der Staatlichen Kommission für Entwicklung und Reformen (NDRC) Richtlinien für eine strenge Überwachung subventionierter neuer PV-Anlagen zur Stromerzeugung und für eine weitere Reduzierung der damit verbundenen Subventionen veröffentlicht.

„Die Vorgaben werden dazu führen, dass PV-Systeme gegenüber der herkömmlichen Stromerzeugung, wie etwa in Kohlekraftwerken, in China schon sehr bald wettbewerbsfähiger sein werden. Außerdem wird 2019 weltweit die Zeit der Netzparität anbrechen", sagte Luo weiter.

Als internationaler Lieferant von PV-Modulen hat GCL System beständig Innovationen im Blick, um die Leistung der Produkte zu verbessern, damit es seinen Kunden die besten Produkte anbieten und eine Beitrag für eine Welt mit Netzparität leisten kann.

GCL System hat seine hochmodernen Cast-Mono-Wafer und Solar-Panele erstmals in München in Deutschland auf der Intersolar Europe 2019 vorgestellt. Durch die Kombination aus der Fertigungstechnologie für monokristalline Zellen und einer Blockguss-Technologie für multikristalline Zellen können die Cast-Mono-Module, laut Unternehmensangaben, eine Effizienz von 19,4 Prozent erreichen.

Luo sagte, dass die Cast-Mono-Module auf der Messe sehr beliebt gewesen seien und von den Besuchern sehr viel Aufmerksamkeit bekommen haben. Das Unternehmen hat bereits viele Bestellungen von europäischen Kunden erhalten und es rechnet damit, dass in diesem Jahr Module mit einer Gesamtkapazität von 1 GW verkauft werden können.

Dabei sieht er den Anteil der diesjährigen Verkäufe des Unternehmens ins Ausland bei 80 Prozent liegen, was ein deutlicher Anstieg gegenüber 2018 wäre, als der Anteil bei 52 Prozent lag. Derzeit gibt es sowohl auf dem europäischen als auch auf dem amerikanischen Markt eine steigende Nachfrage. Insbesondere in Regionen entlang der Route der „Neuen Seidenstraße" gibt es zurzeit eine erheblich gestiegene Nachfrage, die für ein jährliches Wachstum von 40-50 Prozent sorgt.

Luo sagte, dass GCL System plane, Mono-Module mit einer Gesamtkapazität von 6,5 bis 7,0 GW zu produzieren, um der wachsende Nachfrage gerecht zu werden und womit die Mono-Module in diesem Jahr zum ersten Mal die Produktion von multikristallinen Modulen übersteigen werde. Weiter sagte er, dass das Unternehmen noch mehr Anstrengungen unternehmen werde, um die Leistung von Cast-Mono-Modulen zukünftig noch besser zu machen.

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REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--NSG Group (Nippon Sheet Glass, Co. Ltd. ), one of the world’s largest manufacturers of glass and glazing products for the architectural, automotive and technical glass sectors, has announced a joint development agreement between its subsidiary and Ubiquitous Energy, a leader in transparent solar technology. The ongoing joint development work targets the development, manufacture, and integration of Ubiquitous Energy’s ClearView Power™ technology into architectural window glass that has the potential to produce solar electricity for buildings. NSG’s participation includes ongoing research and development (R&D) and technical support.

Ubiquitous Energy’s transparent solar coating, ClearView Power™, selectively absorbs and converts non-visible light (ultraviolet and infrared) to electricity while transmitting visible light. This makes ClearView Power technology the only truly transparent solar product, allowing any surface to convert ambient light into useful electricity without impacting the way it looks. The transparent solar coating can be applied directly to architectural windows during the standard glass manufacturing process, allowing buildings to generate their own onsite renewable energy as part of the building integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) market. Additionally, ClearView Power™ blocks infrared solar heat, improving the energy efficiency of buildings, which in combination with energy generation can lead to zero net energy buildings and beyond.

“Having worked with Ubiquitous Energy for some time now, we have been impressed with ClearView Power’s differentiation amongst BIPV products and in particular its proven ability to meet the aesthetic demands of mass market glazing products that are acceptable to architects, designers, and occupants,” said Stephen Weidner, NSG Vice President Sales and Marketing Architectural and Technical Glass Products. “We have witnessed first-hand the company’s steady progress towards commercialization and we look forward to working together closely with Ubiquitous to bring this technology to the market.”

“As we continue to build our ecosystem of partnerships across the glass industry, we are thrilled to work with NSG to help bring ClearView Power™ to market as part of the more than nine billion square meters per year of annual global glass production,” said Ubiquitous Energy CEO Keith Wilson. “NSG brings a wealth of unique knowledge to our development efforts as a global leader in advanced architectural window glass products that also has experience bringing BIPV products to market. We have hit a number of key milestones together over the past year and are excited to publicly announce this partnership.”

About NSG Group

NSG Group (Nippon Sheet Glass, Co., Ltd.) is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of glass and glazing products for the architectural, automotive industry and technical glass sectors. With around 27,000 employees, NSG Group has principal operations worldwide and sales in over 100 countries. Founded in 1918, the company was transformed in 2006 with the acquisition of Pilkington plc, itself a global leader in the glass industry and the inventor of the Float Glass process. The Pilkington name was retained as a brand for the Group’s architectural and automotive products. For more information, visit www.nsg.com.

About Ubiquitous Energy

Ubiquitous Energy is the world leader in transparent photovoltaics. Its award-winning ClearView Power™ technology is the first truly transparent solar product. ClearView Power™ harvests solar energy and serves as an invisible, onboard source of electricity for a variety of end products. The thin coating can be applied to the surface of window glass to provide electricity generation and energy efficiency. Originally spun out of MIT, Ubiquitous Energy is now producing its highly transparent, efficient solar cells in its pilot production facility in Silicon Valley. For more information, visit www.ubiquitous.energy.

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Vivint Solar to raise funds and awareness for local children's hospitals in 22 states

LEHI, Utah, May 20, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Vivint Solar, Inc. (NYSE: VSLR) is proud to announce a new philanthropic partnership with Children's Miracle Network Hospitals (CMN Hospitals). The company aims to raise $1 million annually over the next three years for children's hospitals in the 22 states that Vivint Solar is currently operating.

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"Our employees and their families live, work and play in each community where we operate and we've seen first-hand how crucial local Children's Miracle Network Hospitals are in supporting the kids in these areas," said Vivint Solar CEO David Bywater. "Giving back is woven into our culture and is a priority for our staff; we know CMN Hospitals is a great fit for us to support since their work is so important to families, and our products help power families' homes. We look forward to supporting the local children's hospitals as they work to save and improve kids' lives."

Vivint Solar's partnership with CMN Hospitals will kick off this week with an employee fundraising campaign, all funds raised will go directly to 27 children's hospitals, coinciding with areas Vivint Solar serves. Funds will be raised through employee and corporate giving initiatives and will be used by the local hospitals to address their greatest needs. Fundraising typically helps provide care, specialized equipment, research and therapy services not covered by insurance.

"We're excited to welcome Vivint Solar into the CMN Hospitals family, and we're thankful for their commitment to supporting children's hospitals across the US,'' said John Lauck, President and CEO of Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. "Each minute, 62 children will enter our children's hospitals for treatment, and it's because of strong supporters like Vivint Solar that our hospitals are there to welcome those families with open arms. Today is an exciting day for our network, and we're looking forward to a strong partnership for many years to come."

For more information about CMN Hospitals 170 member children's hospitals visit www.CMNHospitals.org. Further information about Vivint Solar can be found at www.vivintsolar.com

About Vivint Solar:
Vivint Solar is a leading full-service residential solar provider in the United States. With Vivint Solar, customers can power their homes with clean, renewable energy and typically achieve significant financial savings over time. Vivint Solar designs and installs solar energy systems for its customers and offers monitoring and maintenance services. In addition to being able to purchase a solar energy system outright, customers may benefit from Vivint Solar's affordable, flexible financing options, including power purchase agreements, or lease agreements, where available. Vivint Solar also offers solar plus storage systems with LG home batteries. For more information, visit www.vivintsolar.com or follow @VivintSolar on Twitter.

About Children's Miracle Network Hospitals
Children's Miracle Network Hospitals® raises funds and awareness for 170 member hospitals that provide 32 million treatments each year to kids across the U.S. and Canada. Donations stay local to fund critical treatments and healthcare services, pediatric medical equipment and charitable care. Since 1983, Children's Miracle Network Hospitals has raised more than $5 billion, most of it $1 at a time through the charity's Miracle Balloon icon. Its various fundraising partners and programs support the nonprofit's mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible. Find out why children's hospitals need community support, and learn about your member hospital, at CMNHospitals.org and facebook.com/CMNHospitals.

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El año pasado la Comisión Nacional de Desarrollo y Reforma (CNDR), principal entidad de planificación económica de China, lanzó una política para controlar estrictamente las nuevas centrales fotovoltaicas subsidiadas y reducir aún más las tasas de subsidio relacionadas.

"La política propiciará una mayor competitividad del sistema fotovoltaico con la energía convencional, como las centrales de carbón, en el futuro cercano de China. También vemos que la era de la paridad de red se extiende mundialmente en 2019", explicó el Sr. Luo.

Como proveedor internacional de módulos fotovoltaicos, GCL System se centra continuamente en la innovación para mejorar el rendimiento de los productos con el fin de suministrar a los clientes productos de más valor y contribuir al mundo de la paridad de red.

GCL System lanzó su oblea monocristalina y panel solar de última generación por primera vez en Intersolar Europe 2019 en Múnich, Alemania. Según la empresa, con la combinación de la tecnología de fabricación monocristalina y la tecnología de fundición de barras multicristalina, la eficiencia del módulo monocristalino puede llegar a ser del 19,4%.

El Sr. Luo dijo que el módulo monocristalino ha sido muy popular y ha atraído mucho interés de los visitantes durante la exposición. La empresa ha recibido ya muchos pedidos de clientes europeos y espera llegar a 1 GW en ventas este año.

Luo indicó que las ventas de la empresa al extranjero representarán el 80% este año, un incremento con respecto al 52% en 2018. Actualmente tanto el mercado europeo como el estadounidense tienen una demanda creciente. En particular, las regiones situadas a lo largo de las rutas del "Cinturón y Ruta de la Seda" están experimentando un aumento significativo de la demanda, que representa un crecimiento anual del 40% al 50%.

Para responder a la creciente demanda, GCL System tiene previsto producir entre 6,5 GW y 7,0 GW de módulos monocristalinos, superando por primera vez a sus productos multicristalinos este año, dijo el Sr. Luo, añadiendo que la empresa se esforzará más en mejorar el rendimiento del módulo monocristalino en el futuro.

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