ADDING MULTIMEDIA Canndescent Completes the World’s First Commercial Scale Solar Project in Cannabis

Business Wire | March 18, 2019

Cementing its role as an industry trailblazer, Canndescent™ has completed the cannabis industry’s first, commercial-scale solar project, powering its indoor production facility in Desert Hot Springs, CA. Delivering onsite, renewable energy, the 282.6 kilowatt system uses 734 solar modules on seven different carport structures to energize the company’s historic cannabis production facility, which also earned attention in 2016 as California’s first municipally permitted operation. The state-of-the-art, clean energy system offsets as much carbon annually as a 430-acre forest and reduces annual atmospheric carbon emissions by 365 metric tons.

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The primary drivers of this recent growth are insurers, pension funds, and sovereign wealth funds. The insurance sector continues to divest more than any other sector, having committed to divest over $3 trillion in assets. Sovereign wealth funds and pension funds are also divesting: Ireland, which has an €8.9 billion ($10.4 billion) sovereign development fund, became the world’s first country to commit to divest its wealth fund from fossil fuels. In 2018, New York City became the largest city in the world to date to commit to divest.

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The primary drivers of this recent growth are insurers, pension funds, and sovereign wealth funds. The insurance sector continues to divest more than any other sector, having committed to divest over $3 trillion in assets. Sovereign wealth funds and pension funds are also divesting: Ireland, which has an €8.9 billion ($10.4 billion) sovereign development fund, became the world’s first country to commit to divest its wealth fund from fossil fuels. In 2018, New York City became the largest city in the world to date to commit to divest.

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Enphase Energy Launches IQ8 Microinverters in France and the Netherlands

Enphase Energy, Inc | December 01, 2022

Enphase Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ: ENPH), a global energy technology company and the world's leading supplier of microinverter-based solar and battery systems, announced the launch of IQ8™ Microinverters in France and the Netherlands, marking the first expansion into international markets for the product since its successful launch in North America late last year. IQ8 Microinverters are the smartest, most powerful microinverters yet for Enphase, with a 97.2 percent efficiency score based on European Union efficiency standards. IQ8 Microinverters are designed to match the latest generation of high output solar modules, delivering superior reliability, safety, and quality for residential solar systems. The IQ8 family of products offered in France and the Netherlands includes two types of software-defined microinverters, IQ8M™and IQ8+™, which feature a peak output AC power of 330VA and 300VA, respectively. The microinverters are designed to seamlessly pair with a full range of solar modules up to 480W DC and come with a 25-year limited warranty. “We’re proud to have been selected by Enphase to install its first IQ8 Microinverters tested in France at our customers' homes, We choose this microinverter technology for our customers as they are interested in self-consumption, and it offers reliability and scalability, even for the most complex rooftop designs.” -Giovanni Genco, director of operations at Libow, an Enphase Platinum level installer in France. We’ve witnessed an impressive uptick in customer interest for Enphase’s industry leading products in the Netherlands, said Twan Geurts van Kessel, founder and co-owner of Solar Concept, an Enphase Gold level installer in the Netherlands. “IQ8 Microinverters will help us meet this demand as homeowners seek ways to power their homes with clean, affordable solar energy. Enphase® microinverter systems integrate with the IQ™ Gateway, which when connected to the internet, connects Enphase-based solar systems to the Enphase® App monitoring platform and helps make per-panel energy monitoring and insights for operations and maintenance easy. “We’re proud to work with Enphase to deliver best-in-class technology that unlocks more sustainable living for French homeowners, It’s clear that there is demand for high-performing and safe residential solar energy systems in France and, together with Enphase, we are diligently working to satisfy this demand with the IQ8 Microinverter.” -Philippe Farce, managing director at Acape Energies, an Enphase Platinum level installer in France For years, we’ve offered Enphase’s products to our customers, helping thousands of households across the Netherlands become more energy independent with industry-leading technology, said Jasper Klein, CEO at New Solar, an Enphase Gold level installer in the Netherlands. “IQ8 Microinverters open up new opportunities for even more reliable, higher-performing, and safer home solar generation at a time when consumers can benefit most. We’re pleased to be working with world-class installers in France and the Netherlands, helping us meet the growing demand for clean, reliable, and affordable energy in Europe, said Dave Ranhoff, chief commercial officer at Enphase Energy. “As Enphase continues to expand in the European solar market, we will look to enable our growth with best-in-class technology like IQ8 Microinverters and a continued focus on superior customer service. Enphase is rapidly expanding its presence in Europe. The company also launched the Enphase Installer Network in France and the Netherlands in 2022 and 2021 respectively, and announced that it will expand manufacturing capacity with its partner Flex in Romania beginning in 2023. IQ8 Microinverter pilot installations began in France and the Netherlands in October with select installer partners. Enphase expects to start taking orders for IQ8 products and begin production shipments for distributor and installer partners in those countries immediately. For more information on Enphase Energy, visit the France website and the Netherlands website. About Enphase Energy, Inc. Enphase Energy, a global energy technology company based in Fremont, CA, is the world's leading supplier of microinverter-based solar and battery systems that enable people to harness the sun to make, use, save, and sell their own power—and control it all with a smart mobile app. The company revolutionized the solar industry with its microinverter-based technology and builds all-in-one solar, battery, and software solutions. Enphase has shipped more than 52 million microinverters, and over 2.7 million Enphase-based systems have been deployed in more than 145 countries. For more information, visit https://www.enphase.com and follow the company on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.2022 Enphase Energy, Inc. All rights reserved. Enphase, the "e" logo, IQ, IQ8, IQ8M, IQ8+, IQ Gateway, Enphase App, and certain other names and marks are trademarks of Enphase Energy, Inc. 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KBR Awarded Study for Renewable Power System Upgrade Using Green Ammonia Technology

KBR | September 09, 2022

KBR ( NYSE: KBR) announced it has been awarded a study to develop a carbon-neutral, green ammonia-based power system for a semi-submersible drilling unit owned by Odfjell. KBR will collaborate with Odfjell, Equinor and Wärtsilä to assess conversion of the diesel generators on board drilling units to ammonia-fueled generators. "We are excited to be a part of a collaborative effort that will fully integrate KBR's semisubmersible technology expertise, Wärtsilä's power systems, and Odfjell's and Equinor's operations capabilities, all to deliver a carbon-neutral solution,This project demonstrates the role ammonia can play in decarbonizing existing assets and achieving net-zero targets. We pride ourselves in driving positive change, innovation and improvement in key markets, and we are proud to support our customers across the industry in their transitions to cleaner fuel options." -Jay Ibrahim, president of KBR Sustainable Technology Solutions. KBR is a world-leading ammonia licensor and KBR's K-GreeN® technology produces carbon-free ammonia based on electrolysis of water. K-GreeN is a viable, renewable alternative to decarbonizing the maritime and shipping industries. KBR has been supporting Equinor and Odfjell for more than three decades with marine technology, engineering and original semi-submersible designs. About KBR We deliver science, technology and engineering solutions to governments and companies around the world. KBR employs approximately 28,000 people performing diverse, complex and mission-critical roles in 34 countries.KBR is proud to work with its customers across the globe to provide technology, value-added services, and long-term operations and maintenance services to ensure consistent delivery with predictable results. At KBR, We Deliver.Visit www.kbr.com

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Schneider Electric advances customer wind and solar farm operations with complete digital continuity

Schneider Electric | October 13, 2022

Schneider Electric, the leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, announced an important technology advancement that extends digital twins from the design and engineering stage into the operations and maintenance stage of renewable energy installations, at the Innovation Summit World Tour, Schneider Electric's annual customer and partner event. The new solution, called EcoStruxure for Renewables, is designed for companies developing renewables projects -- including hybrid projects that mix solar, wind, and storage. It is also ideal for industrial businesses that are seeking to decarbonize their operations by integrating hybrid power sources such as on-site solar plus traditional gensets. "With the energy crisis driving an accelerated energy transition, grids of the future are evolving to better accommodate more renewable energy. That means making sure solar and wind farm operations can keep feeding the grid with green electricity and ensuring that industries can feed their operations with sustainable energy sources. Our latest digital twin technology in EcoStruxure for Renewables gives companies the digital continuity to make it work," -Frederic Godemel, Executive Vice President of Power Systems and Services at Schneider Electric. Existing digital twins are used to manage design and simulation during the project engineering phase. EcoStruxure for Renewables now enable renewable energy asset managers leverage the same data and digital twins to operate their renewable installations. It facilitates everything from the supervision of a single renewable farm hyper vision decreasing (MTTR) and increasing mean time between failure (MTBF). For total operational awareness of renewable generation fleets, the digital twins of EcoStruxure for Renewables can further feed actionable, real-time data to AVEVA Unified Operations Center for Renewables. This end-to-end approach enables agile and responsive management of wind and solar operations by making the complete enterprise visible. It creates value by combining broad insights into geographically dispersed sites with the ability to drill-down on specific performance KPIs and see real-time operations. About Schneider Electric Schneider's purpose is to empower all to make the most of our energy and resources, bridging progress and sustainability for all. We call this Life Is On.Our mission is to be your digital partner for Sustainability and Efficiency. We drive digital transformation by integrating world-leading process and energy technologies, end-point to cloud connecting products, controls, software and services, across the entire lifecycle, enabling integrated company management, for homes, buildings, data centers, infrastructure and industries.We are the most local of global companies. We are advocates of open standards and partnership ecosystems that are passionate about our shared Meaningful Purpose, Inclusive and Empowered values.

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