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A lot has changed for the wind industry since the first capacity auction in February, writes M Ramesh

One event changed it all. Until around mid 2016, the Indian wind power industry, which comprises wind turbine manufacturers and their customers, was mumbling and moaning about the future....

With a capacity of 1,000 MW, Kurnool Ultra Solar Park has already outpaced the 648 MW facility developed by the Adani group in TN

With more than 900 MW of the 1,000 MW already commissioned, and the rest expected to be ready soon, the Kurnool Ultra Solar Park has become the largest single...

Tata Cleantech Capital Limited (TCCL), a joint venture between Tata Capital Limited and International Finance Corporation (IFC), has been significant in helping the country’s renewable energy sector achieve the 175 GWgoal set for 2022. It has thus far funded projects with a cumulative output of...

The Indian Resource Panel members in conversation with Preeti Mehra on dealing with resource efficiency

With economic growth and urbanisation taking place at a rapid pace in India, there is increased demand for natural resources, be it land, soil, water or mined materials. With their...

The chemical sector could benefit from a new indigenous technology

Industries, especially in the chemical sector that face the problem of getting rid of waste water, can look forward to some productive options. Thanks to an indigenous technology developed by scientists at the CSIR-IICT...

Ramky Enviro Engineers Ltd uses solid waste to generate electricity

Managing urban waste is a major challenge local bodies and corporations are faced with. What better way than tackling the problem with an integrated waste to energy management project. Ramky Enviro Engineers Limited, a...

Country’s utilities and government regulators are focused on aggressive electrification, decentralization, and digitization efforts, report finds

A second structural impediment to fully realizing DER benefits is the current grid planning approach, which biases grid design toward traditional infrastructure rather than distributed alternatives, even if distributed solutions better meet grid needs. Outdated planning approaches rely on static assumptions about DER capabilities and focus primarily on mitigating potential DER integration challenges, rather than proactively harnessing these flexible assets.

Section II demonstrated how California could realize an additional $1.4 billion per year by 2020 in net benefits from the deployment of new DERs during the 2016-2020 timeframe. This state-wide methodology was then applied to the planned distribution capacity projects for California’s most recent GRC request, showing how the deployment of DERs in lieu of planned distribution capacity expansion projects in PG&E’s next rate case could save customers over $100 million. 

Motivated by the challenge faced in designing a grid appropriate to the 21st century, this report first focuses on determining the quantifiable net economic benefits that DERs can offer to society. The approach taken builds on existing avoided cost methodologies – which have already been applied to DERs by industry leaders – while introducing updated methods to hardto-quantify DER benefit categories that are excluded from traditional analyses. While the final net benefit calculation derived in this report is specific to California, the overall methodological advancements developed here are applicable across the U.S. Moreover, the ultimate conclusion from this analysis – that DERs offer a better alternative to many traditional infrastructure solutions in advancing the 21st century grid – should also hold true across the U.S., although the exact net benefits of DERs will vary across regions.

Designing the electric grid for the 21st century is one of today’s most important and exciting societal challenges. Regulators, legislators, utilities, and private industry are evaluating ways to both modernize the aging grid and decarbonize our electricity supply, while also enabling customer choice, increasing resiliency and reliability, and improving public safety, all at an affordable cost.

The share of renewables in overall power generation is rapidly increasing, both in developed and developing countries. Furthermore, many countries have ambitious targets to transform their power sector towards renewables. To achieve these objectives, the structure and operation of existing power grid infrastructures will need to be revisited as the share of renewable power generation increases.

Renewable energy technologies can be divided into two categories: dispatchable (i.e. biomass, concentrated solar power with storage, geothermal power and hydro) and non-dispatchable, also known as Variable Renewable Energy or VRE (i.e. ocean power, solar photovoltaics and wind). VRE has four characteristics that require specific measures to integrate these technologies into current power systems: 1) variability due to the temporal availability of resources; 2) uncertainty due to unexpected changes in resource availability; 3) location-specific properties due to the geographical availability of resources; and 4) low marginal costs since the resources are freely available.

A transition towards high shares of VRE requires a re-thinking of the design, operation and planning of future power systems from a technical and economic point of view. In such a system, supply and demand will be matched in a much more concerted and flexible way. From a technical perspective, VRE generation can be ideally combined with smart grid technologies, energy storage and more flexible generation technologies. From an economic perspective, the regulatory framework will need to be adjusted to account for the cost structure of VRE integration, to allow for new services and revenue channels, and to support new business models.

There are several technological options that can help to integrate VRE into the power system grid: system-friendly VREs, flexible generation, grid extension, smart grid technologies, and storage technologies. New advances in wind and solar PV technologies allow them to be used over a wider range of conditions and provide ancillary services like frequency and voltage control. Flexible generation requires changes in the energy mix to optimise production from both dispatchable and non-dispatchable resources. Smart grid technologies can act as an enabler for VRE integration, given their ability to reduce the variability in the system by allowing the integration of renewables into diverse electricity resources, including load control (e.g. Demand Side Management (DSM), Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI), and enhancing the grid operation and therefore helping to efficiently manage the system’s variability by implementing advanced technologies (e.g. smart inverters, Phasor Measurement Unit (PMU) and Fault Ride Through (FRT) capabilities).

Energy storage technologies can alleviate short-term variability (up to 2 Renewable Energy Integration in Power Grids | Technology Brief several hours), or longer-term variability through pumped-storage hydroelectricity, thermal energy storage or the conversion of electricity into hydrogen or gas.

Two immediate applications for deploying innovative technologies and operation modes for VRE integration are mini-grids and island systems. The high costs for power generation in these markets make VREs and grid integration technologies economically attractive since they can simultaneously improve the reliability, efficiency and performance of these power systems. This is, for example, the case of the Smart Grid demonstration project in Jeju Island, South Korea.

Furthermore, the right assessment and understanding of VRE integration costs are relevant for policy making and system planning. Any economic analysis of the transition towards renewables-based power systems should, therefore, consider all different cost components for VRE grid integration, such as grid costs (e.g. expansion and upgrading), capacity costs and balancing costs. Integration costs are due not only to the specific characteristics of VRE technologies but also to the power system and its adaptability to greater variability. Therefore, these costs should be carefully interpreted and not entirely attributed to VRE, especially when the system is not flexible enough to deal with variability (i.e. in the short-term).

Moreover, RE integration delivers broader benefits beyond purely economic ones, such as social and environmental benefits. Even though not straightforward, these externalities should be considered and quantified in order to integrate them into the decision-making process and maximise socio-economic benefits.

Due to the rapid technological progress and multiple grid integration options available, policy makers should build a framework for RE grid integration based on the current characteristic of the system, developing technological opportunities and long-term impacts and targets. In particular, policy makers should adopt a long-term vision for their transition towards renewables and set regulatory frameworks and market designs to foster both RE development and management of greater system variability. Such regulatory frameworks could include new markets for ancillary services and price signals for RE power generators that incentivise the reduction of integration costs.


AIIB in which India is the second largest shareholder has approved the project with the objective to strengthen the power transmission and distribution system in AP, bank said.

The NTECL, a joint venture company between NTPC and Tamil Nadu Electricity Board, is engaged in generation, transmission and distribution of electricity.

A new breed of electrics is out to sex up the car ownership experience, writes S Muralidhar

In the past, hybrids and electrics have been the ugly ducklings of the automotive industry. Over practical, and over focused on efficiency, these cars were somehow designed to be especially drab and...

The energy efficient system in Rashtrapati Bhavan set up by Honeywell promises huge savings on energy consumption and costs associated with it

Rashtrapati Bhavan now has a robust energy efficient system covering its chiller plant, air-conditioning cum energy management system, a retrofit...

A project to clean the mighty river showcases its research in the capital

Imagine the pollution-wrought Yamuna river flowing clean and pristine through the Capital city. Imagine it interspersed by a series of hybrid bridges, cultural corridors and public spaces, promoting equality and harmony...

SUGAR LAND, Texas, May 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Written by John Egan for Industrial Info Resources -- The business environment for Oil & Gas drilling in Colorado became more uncertain after a natural gas explosion destroyed a home last month, killing two people and injuring two others. Drillers in the state already are facing new safety-inspection mandates, and another political campaign against drilling and hydraulic fracturing is almost certain to be launched.

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NEW YORK, May 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --


  • The global market for renewable energy and energy-efficient technologies in building applications reached $294.0 billion in 2015. The market should reach $318.7 billion and $492.0 billion in 2016 and 2021 respectively, increasing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 9.1% from 2016 to 2021.
  • The global market for interior energy efficient technologies in building applications reached $151.8 billion in 2015. The market should reach $166.5 billion and $267.9 billion in 2016 and 2021 respectively, increasing at a CAGR of 10% from 2016 to 2021.
  • The global market for exterior energy efficient technologies in building applications reached $119.8 billion in 2015, and should reach $129.4 billion and $194.7 billion in 2016 and 2021 respectively, increasing at a CAGR of 8.5% from 2016 to 2021.
  • The world today relies heavily on fossil fuels (e.g., oil, coal and natural gas) as energy sources.
  • Fossil fuels are non-renewable; that is, they are sourced from finite resources that will eventually be consumed until limited supplies remain, ultimately becoming too expensive or environmentally damaging to extract.
  • Unless the issues of energy consumption of new and existing buildings are adequately addressed, any attempt at achieving energy independence through energy efficiency in buildings will likely end in failure.

Use this report to:
- Examine the renewable energy and energy-efficient technologies used in building applications and assess their emissions reduction potential.
- Assess global markets for various renewable energy and energy-efficient technologies used in building applications.

- Identify advanced materials and devices that are used in renewable energy systems.
- Pinpoint new materials and devices that are likely to be introduced into renewable energy systems in the next five years and their expected market impacts.

- The global market for renewable energy and energy-efficient technologies in building applications reached $294.0 billion in 2015. The market should reach $318.7 billion and $492.0 billion in 2016 and 2021 respectively, increasing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 9.1% from 2016 to 2021.
- The global market for interior energy efficient technologies in building applications reached $151.8 billion in 2015. The market should reach $166.5 billion and $267.9 billion in 2016 and 2021 respectively, increasing at a CAGR of 10% from 2016 to 2021.
- The global market for exterior energy efficient technologies in building applications reached $119.8 billion in 2015, and should reach $129.4 billion and $194.7 billion in 2016 and 2021 respectively, increasing at a CAGR of 8.5% from 2016 to 2021.

Introduction & Scope


The world today relies heavily on fossil fuels (e.g., oil, coal and natural gas) as energy sources. Fossil fuels are non-renewable; that is, they are sourced from finite resources that will eventually be consumed until limited supplies remain, ultimately becoming too expensive or environmentally damaging to extract. In contrast, multiple forms of renewable energy resources, such as solar, wind, hydroelectric and geothermal, are regularly replenished and will never exhaust. The sun provides the majority of renewable energy, in both direct and indirect forms.

Sunlight, or more accurately referred to as solar energy, can be directly used for lighting buildings, generating electricity, air and water heating, solar cooling, and a variety of commercial and industrial uses. Solar heat also drives wind currents, the energy of which can be captured with wind turbines. When wind and solar heat evaporates water, the water vapor is converted into rain or snow, flowing downhill into rivers or streams, or back toward earth in downspouts that provide drainage for building roofs. This energy can then be captured using hydroelectric power. Geothermal energy technologies source the earth?s internal heat for a variety of uses, including electric power production, and the heating and cooling of buildings.

The world will ultimately deplete its current finite sources of energy or deplete to the point where economic viability to recover the finite energy sources no longer exists; thus, it remains important to seek renewable energy options and develop and perfect the respective technologies before issues arise yet again in the future. Buildings today are a leading global consumer of energy, with this trend likely to continue well into the future, primarily driven by economic and population growth. This trend is increasingly recognized by a multitude of countries worldwide. Federal, state and local governments perceive investing in ?green? energy technologies for new and existing buildings as an opportunity to achieve greenhouse gas reduction targets. Consequently, energy efficiency in buildings has evolved into a major factor of the green movement in recent years, with these factors driving the increased importance of energy efficiency in buildings as a whole.

Energy efficiency has long been pursued by individual companies as a potential source of cost-savings, competitive and comparative advantage, and studies have typically been concentrated within individual sectors. Concerns about climate change have led to energy efficiency being considered ?the fifth fuel,? as energy efficiency can reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions just as surely as can renewable fuel sources. Multiple regulatory measures supporting energy efficiency initiatives and building codes have evolved since the initial recognition of the importance of energy efficiency in buildings, coupled with the drive to limit energy consumption and use. While it may
be a relatively simple task to ensure that new buildings meet energy efficiency standards, it is also important to ensure that existing buildings are energy-efficient.

Unless the issues of energy consumption of new and existing buildings are adequately addressed, any attempt at achieving energy independence through energy efficiency in buildings will likely end in failure. As a whole, significant strides have been made toward global development and use of renewable energy and energy-efficient technologies, both within building applications and as a source of green energy. These trends provide an opportunity for both existing players and new entrants into the building applications market for the related technologies. This BCC Research report analyzes these new developments and their potential impact on industry participants.

The primary objective of this study is to quantify and forecast the market for various renewable energy and energy-efficient technologies used in building applications. Specific secondary objectives also include the following:
- Identifying advanced materials and devices that are used in renewable energy systems.
- Analyzing and predicting trends in the most likely application(s) for each of these materials and devices to determine the commercial viability of a certain technology segment.
- Pinpointing new materials and devices that are likely to be introduced into renewable energy systems in the next five years and their expected market impacts.
- Drawing attention to manufacturers of renewable-energy systems and associated advanced materials and devices that are most likely to benefit from the trends identified above.
- Determining how the growth of residential and non-residential buildings will likely affect building energy consumption in different regions of the world.
- Examining the renewable energy and energy-efficient technologies used in building applications and assessing their emissions reduction potential.
- Identifying and assessing emerging technologies that could compete with or replace existing technologies used for these applications.

This report examines the numerous government-driven initiatives and financial incentives of both the renewable energy and energy-efficient technology industries in different global regions. With an in-depth patent analysis, the report also seeks to highlight the emerging technologies that are likely to drive both industries, in the present and future.

Several substantial, durable drivers are expanding the potential market for renewable energy and energy-efficient technologies in buildings across the world. Spearheading the initiative is rising global concern about the environment and CO2 emissions, trends toward moving away from energy reliance and toward energy independence, and the impact of human presence on earth. With the burgeoning increase in human activity and consequent increase in buildings of various types, energy consumption is likely to rise even further. Thus, there remains a significant need for buildings to be environmentally clean, energy-independent (or at least in-part) and energy-efficient. This infers that not only will new buildings need to conform to the new evolving building, energy and carbon emission standards, but also that there remains a necessity for existing buildings to also be energy-efficient and self-sustainable from an energy demand perspective. This in-turn creates major
opportunities for different renewable energy and energy-efficient technologies (both current and emerging), given their significant potential to reduce total energy consumption and eliminate energy dependence altogether.

The report is intended particularly for manufacturers and distributors of renewable energy and energy-efficient technologies used in building applications, and related industry segments. Although the report is structured around specific technologies, it is largely nontechnical in nature, concerned less with theory and jargon than with what works, how much of the latter the market is likely to purchase and at what price. This report?s primary audience consists of executive management, marketing and financial analysts, engineering firms, architects, building owners, energy service providers, entrepreneurs, individual investors and investment groups, venture capitalists, and other readers with a need to understand where the market for renewable energy and energy-efficient technologies used in building applications is headed over the next five years.

Others audiences who should find the report informative include, but are not limited to:
- Manufacturers and vendors of renewable-energy systems, both building-integrated systems and those targeting advanced materials and devices for related renewable-energy markets.
- Members of renewable-energy and energy-efficient technology-specific trade, professional and advocacy organizations.
- Officials of government agencies and multinational organizations responsible for optimizing energy consumption and promoting the use of renewable energies and energy-efficient technologies.
- Governmental and non-profit organizations/agencies focusing on energy initiatives.
- Environmental and public policy interest groups with an interest in sustainable development, the environment, energy and worker health.
- Energy research and policy communities.
- Market research groups.
- Academic institutions.

The study employed both primary and secondary research methodologies to acquire data and generate the rigorous analysis required for it. Primary sources for information included analysis of data from and interviews with industry executives, subject matter experts, producers and users of renewable energy and energy-efficient technologies, advanced materials and devices vendors related to renewable energy technologies, building owners, architects, engineers, managers, economists, consultants, marketing groups, governmental and non-governmental organizations, related technology associations, professional and manufacturing associations, academic research
organizations and regulatory agencies.

Secondary sources for information included:
- World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).
- International Energy Agency (IEA).
- U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).
- U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA).
- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
- U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
- U.S. Census Bureau.
- U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).
- Canadian Office of Energy Efficiency (OEE).
- Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC).
- United Nations (UN).
- European Union (EU).
- European Commission.
- European Community (EC).
- European Environment Agency (EEA).
- Danish Ministry for Energy, Utilities, and Climate.
- Chinese National Energy Commission (NEC).
- Indian Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE).
- Japan Agency for Natural Resources and Energy (ANRE).
- Korean Energy Agency (KEA).
- Taiwanese Bureau of Energy.
- Australian Department of Industry, Innovation, and Science (DIIS).
- Brazilian Ministry of Mines and Energy (MME).
- Mexican Energy Ministry.
- Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation (Minenergo).
- South African Department of Energy.
- The Energy Star program.
- Trade publications.
- Trade associations.
- Industry associations.
- Company literature and websites.
- Company annual reports.
- S&P industry surveys.
- Online databases.
- BCC Research (related reports).

The report?s market and financial analysis was based on data obtained from primary and secondary sources. Interview data was combined with information gathered through an extensive review of secondary sources such as trade publications, trade associations, company-specific literature and reports, and online databases to produce the baseline market estimates contained in this report. The author?s own insights and rigorous use of numerical and statistical tools were employed to generate the forecasts and comprehensive analyses of the global renewable energy and energy-efficient technology market segmented by geographic region, country, building segment and technology.

This report provides a detailed review of the global market for technologies utilized in the manufacture and use of renewable energy and energy-efficient technologies in building applications. To help the audience fully understand the market opportunity for these technologies, the report is first geographically segmented into the following regions, with multiple countries individually analyzed:
- North America.
- Europe.
- Asia-Pacific (APAC).
- Rest of the World (RoW).

For each country and its respective geographical region, the report analyzes key market traits, market drivers and industry-specific attributes to effectively explain the market opportunity for renewable energy and energy-efficient technologies used in building applications, including:

- Floor space (by building segment).
- Energy consumption (by building segment).
- Energy expenditures (by building segment).

Using all data gathered to quantify the market for renewable energy technologies by geographical region and technology, this report first analyzes multiple renewable energy technologies with current or potential use in building applications, including:

- Solar photovoltaics (PV).
- Solar thermal (ST).
- Wind energy.
- Small hydropower energy.
- Geothermal energy.

The remainder of the study utilizes all gathered data to quantify the market for energy-efficient technologies in building applications by geographical region, country and technology segment for the following energy-efficient technologies:

- Heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning (HVAC).
- Energy-efficient lighting.
- Smart meters.
- Energy-efficient windows.
- Weather barriers and efficient insulation.
- Energy-efficient roof coverings.

The report format includes the following major elements:

- Executive summary.
- Overview that includes the importance of renewable energy and energy-efficient technologies in building applications, environmental benefits of green building, industry structure, trends in buildings, external factors affecting energy efficiency sectors, key definitions and global technology trends.
- Key enabling technologies for renewable energy and energy-efficient technologies used in building applications, including advanced materials and devices with current or potential applications in renewable energy systems, and their commercial or developmental status.
- Developments that will influence commercial prospects/demand for renewable energy and energy-efficient technologies in building applications.
- Key patent and patent application analyses.
- Government programs and policies in support of renewable energy and energy-efficient technologies.
- Technology vendor/company profiles, including manufacturers and related service providers.
- Global trends and projections in the market for renewable energy and energy-efficient technologies in building applications by technology, product type, application, building segment, geographical region and country, from 2015 to 2021. Lastly, the estimated market values used are based on manufacturers? total revenues.

The methodologies and assumptions used to develop the market projections in this report are discussed at length under the various technology types and geographical regions addressed. The report carefully documents data sources and assumptions so that readers can see how the market estimates were developed and, if they wish, test the impact on the final numbers of changing various assumptions, such as price or market penetration. Market projections were developed for 2016 through 2021. These projections are based on a combination of a consensus among the primary contacts combined with
BCC Research?s understanding of the key market drivers and their impact from a historical and analytical perspective. In general, BCC Research used the following approaches:

- Identified renewable energy and energy-efficient technologies used in (or the potential to be used in) residential and non-residential building applications and their target markets through a literature review and interviews with primary sources and industry experts.
- Estimated a baseline (2015) market penetration ratio for each technology and target market segment within each geographical region and respective countries based on key data gathered from the literature review, interviews with primary sources and industry experts, and other information sources discussed previously.
- Developed forecasts of growth trends in each target market segment.
- Analyzed technical, economic, governmental/legislative, and other factors that will influence the ability of different renewable energy and energy-efficient technologies to compete for a share of their respective building sector market(s), and estimated future consumption of each technology on this basis.
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HOUSTON, May 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Yuma Energy, Inc. (NYSE MKT: YUMA) (the "Company" or "Yuma") today announced that it has sold certain oil and gas properties for $5.5 million located in Brazos County, Texas held by a wholly owned subsidiary and known as the El Halcón property. Yuma's El Halcón property consisted of an average working interest of approximately 10% (1,557 net acres) producing approximately 140 Boe/d net from 50 Eagle Ford wells and one Austin Chalk well. 

Yuma also announced that on May 19, 2017 the lenders under its bank credit facility reaffirmed the Company's borrowing base of $44.0 million.  Upon closing of the sale of the El Halcón property, the borrowing base was adjusted for the sale to $40.5 million.  The next scheduled redetermination date under the credit facility will be September 15, 2017.

Sam L. Banks, Chief Executive Officer of the Company, commented, "The sale of the El Halcón oil and gas properties furthers our strategy of selling certain non-core assets, reducing our debt, improving our balance sheet and focusing our resources on our newly acquired Permian Basin acreage.  We also consider the reaffirmation of our borrowing base by our lenders to be a positive step forward for our Company."

About Yuma Energy, Inc.

Yuma Energy, Inc., a Delaware corporation, is an independent Houston-based exploration and production company focused on acquiring, developing and exploring for conventional and unconventional oil and natural gas resources, primarily in the U.S. Gulf Coast, the Permian Basin of west Texas, and California.  Yuma has employed a 3-D seismic-based strategy to build an inventory of development and exploration prospects.  Yuma's operations are currently focused on onshore properties located in southern Texas, and the Permian Basin of west Texas.  In addition, Yuma has a non-operated position in the Bakken Shale in North Dakota and operated positions in Kern and Santa Barbara Counties in California.  Yuma's common stock is traded on the NYSE MKT under the trading symbol "YUMA." For more information about Yuma Energy, Inc., please visit our website at www.yumaenergyinc.com.

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This release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act"), and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the "Exchange Act"). Statements that are not strictly historical statements constitute forward-looking statements and may often, but not always, be identified by the use of such words such as "expects," "believes," "intends," "anticipates," "plans," "estimates," "potential," "possible," or "probable" or statements that certain actions, events or results "may," "will," "should," or "could" be taken, occur or be achieved. The forward-looking statements include statements about future operations, and estimates of reserve and production volumes. Forward-looking statements are based on current expectations and assumptions and analyses made by Yuma in light of experience and perception of historical trends, current conditions and expected future developments, as well as other factors appropriate under the circumstances. However, whether actual results and developments will conform with expectations is subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to: the risks of the oil and natural gas industry (for example, operational risks in exploring for, developing and producing crude oil and natural gas); risks and uncertainties involving geology of oil and natural gas deposits; the uncertainty of reserve estimates; revisions to reserve estimates as a result of changes in commodity prices; the uncertainty of estimates and projections relating to future production, costs and expenses; potential delays or changes in plans with respect to exploration or development projects or capital expenditures; health, safety and environmental risks and risks related to weather; further declines in oil and natural gas prices; inability of management to execute its plans to meet its goals, shortages of drilling equipment, oil field personnel and services, unavailability of gathering systems, pipelines and processing facilities and the possibility that government policies may change.  Yuma's annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2016, quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, recent current reports on Form 8-K, and other Securities and Exchange Commission filings discuss some of the important risk factors identified that may affect its business, results of operations, and financial condition. Yuma undertakes no obligation to revise or update publicly any forward-looking statements, except as required by law.

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CINCINNATI, May 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- CECO Environmental Corp. (Nasdaq:   CECE), a leading global energy, environmental, and industrial technology company, today announced that David B. Liner was elected to the Company's board of directors at the 2017 annual meeting of stockholders.

Mr. Liner, age 61, served as General Counsel, Corporate Secretary and Chief Compliance Officer of Roper Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: ROP) ("Roper Technologies") from August 2005 until June 2016 and is currently a Vice President in anticipation of his retirement in early 2018. Roper Technologies, a component of the S&P 500, designs and develops software and engineered products and solutions for healthcare, transportation, food, energy, water, education and other niche markets worldwide. Mr. Liner was an integral part of the team that executed Roper Technologies' acquisition program, deploying over $5 billion in assets and acquiring over 40 businesses. Prior to joining Roper Technologies, Mr. Liner served as a corporate partner in the Detroit office of Dykema Gossett, a national law firm, where he headed the firm's automotive industry practice and founded the firm's China practice. Before that, he was Vice President, General Counsel and Assistant Secretary of Metaldyne Corporation, formerly MascoTech, Inc., a manufacturer of products for the global transportation industry. Mr. Liner earned a Bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan and his Juris Doctor from Wayne State University Law School.

"We believe David brings a significant wealth of experience in strategic process, corporate governance, discipline and success to the board of directors, which will assist the Company as it continues to grow its business and create shareholder value. We are very excited to have him join the Company," said Jason DeZwirek, CECO's Chairman. 

Mr. Liner commented, "I am pleased to join the CECO board at such an exciting time for the Company and I am looking forward to the opportunity to work with fellow board members and the management team."


CECO is a diversified global provider of leading engineered technologies to the energy, environmental, and fluid handling and filtration industrial segments, targeting specific niche-focused end markets through an attractive asset-light business model. We provide a wide spectrum of products and services including dampers & diverters, cyclonic technology, thermal oxidizers, separation and filtration systems, selective catalytic reduction ("SCR") and selective non-catalytic reduction ("SNCR") systems, scrubbers, dampers and silencers, exhaust systems, fluid handling equipment and plant engineered services and design build fabrication. CECO's products play a vital role in helping companies achieve exacting production standards, meeting increasing plant needs and stringent emissions control regulations around the globe. The company serves a broad range of markets and industries, including power, municipalities, chemical, industrial manufacturing, mid-stream pipeline natural gas transmission, refining, petrochemical, metals, minerals & mining companies, as well as hospitals and universities.  CECO targets its $5 billion+ of installed base, specifically to expand and grow a higher recurring revenue of aftermarket products and services. CECO is listed on Nasdaq under the ticker symbol "CECE." For more information, please visit  www.cecoenviro.com.


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- El presidente de LONGi, Li Zhenguo, y el primer ministro de Malasia, Najib Razak, se reunieron en Pekín para promover la iniciativa "Cinturón y Ruta de la Seda"

SHANGHÁI, 23 de mayo de 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- El foro de alto nivel de la Cumbre de Cooperación Internacional para la iniciativa "Cinturón y Ruta de la Seda" ha logrado un amplio reconocimiento y grandes elogios por parte de la comunidad internacional. Aprovechando esta oportunidad, el primer ministro malayo, Najib Tun Razak, asistió al foro y se reunió con ejecutivos sénior de cuatro compañías que tienen inversiones en Malasia, incluida LONGi. El presidente de LONGi, Li Zhenguo, en representación de la compañía, asistió al evento y mantuvo conversaciones individuales con el primer ministro, Najib.

Durante la reunión, el Sr. Li Zhenguo comenzó presentando el curso de desarrollo y la implementación global de la compañía. Al ser la única compañía de productos fotovoltaicos que ha implantado la cadena de valor al completo, a excepción del silicio policristalino, en Malasia, LONGi ha invertido un total de 1600 millones de yuanes en Malasia a través de la estrategia "adquisición + nueva construcción". Los productos se envían principalmente a América, Europa y la región de Asia-Pacífico. De acuerdo con el Sr. Li Zhenguo, el proyecto de Malasia de LONGi reviste de importancia estratégica a la hora de obtener las mejores oportunidades en factores de coste global para garantizar el liderazgo internacional de la compañía en el campo de los paneles solares de silicio monocristalino (mono-Si).

El primer ministro, Najib, agradeció enormemente el impacto positivo de LONGi en el crecimiento económico, la creación de empleo y la promoción de las nuevas energías en Malasia. Además de ello, espera que LONGi continúe progresando en el futuro.

Sobreponiéndose a los retos de la globalización económica y comercial, LONGi ha mejorado empresarialmente de forma continua en toda su cadena de valores y ha explorado de forma activa los mercados extranjeros fundando compañías en los Estados Unidos, Japón, Irlanda, y Alemania, así como bases de producción en Malasia y la India. LONGi trabaja sin descanso para ampliar la capacidad de lingotes y obleas de silicio con el fin de dar respuesta a la fuerte demanda del mercado. Mientras tanto, LONGi seguirá suministrando a los clientes células y módulos monocristalinos de alta eficiencia con un menor coste normalizado de electricidad (LCOE) y una mejor relación calidad-precio.


SHANGHAI, May 23, 2017 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. ("JinkoSolar" or the "Company") (NYSE: JKS), a global leader in the solar PV industry, today announced that it plans to release its unaudited financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2017 before the open of U.S. markets on Monday, June 5, 2017.

JinkoSolar's management will host an earnings conference call on Monday, June 5, 2017 at 7:30 a.m. U.S. Eastern Time (7:30 p.m. Beijing / Hong Kong the same day).

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

Hong Kong / International:


U.S. Toll Free:




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

A telephone replay of the call will be available 2 hours after the conclusion of the conference call through 23:59 U.S. Eastern Time, June 12, 2017. The dial-in details for the replay are as follows:



U.S. Toll Free:




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

About JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd.

JinkoSolar (NYSE: JKS) is a global leader in the solar industry. 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 5.0GW for silicon ingots and wafers, 4.0GW for solar cells, and 6.5 GW for solar modules, as of December 31, 2016.

JinkoSolar has over 15,000 employees across its 6 productions facilities in Jiangxi, Zhejiang and Xinjiang Provinces, China, Malaysia, Portugal and South Africa, 16 overseas subsidiaries in Japan (2), Singapore, India, Turkey, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Spain, United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Chile, Australia and South Africa. 18 global sales offices in China (2), United Kingdom, Bulgaria, Greece, Romania, United Arab Emirates, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Egypt, Morocco, Ghana, Kenya, Costa Rica, Colombia, Brazil and Mexico.

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

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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:

Mr. Sebastian Liu
JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd.
Tel: +86 21-5183-3056
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Mr. Christian Arnell
Tel: +86 10 5900 2940
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In the U.S.:

Ms. Linda Bergkamp
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International collaboration enables the sharing of risks, rewards and progress, and the co-ordination of priorities in areas such as technology, policy, regulation and business models. In order to reach the goals set out in this roadmap, smart grids need to be rapidly developed, demonstrated and deployed based on a range of drivers that vary across regions globally. Many countries have made significant efforts to develop smart grids, but the lessons learned are not being shared in a co-ordinated fashion. Major international collaboration is needed to expand RDD&D investment in all areas of smart grids – but especially in standards, policy, regulation and business model development. These efforts will require the strengthening of existing institutions and activities, as well as the creation of new joint initiatives.

The old definition of a microgrid was usually an electricity source, often a combined heat and power natural gas plant or a reciprocating engine generator, that provided fulltime or backup power for an industrial site, military installation, university, or remote location.

Today’s definition is much broader, incorporating cleaner technologies and more diverse customers, establishing microgrids as a key component of tomorrow’s more resilient, efficient and low-emissions electricity system.

Market Research Hub (MRH) has recently announced the inclusion of a new study to its massive archive of research reports, titled as “Global Microgrid as a Service (MaaS) Market Status, Size and Forecast 2012-2022.” This report provides an in-depth evaluation on the market for Microgrid as a Service (MaaS), elaborating on the prime dynamics influencing the development of this market. These dynamics include the major drivers, opportunities, restraints etc. Geographically, the global market is categorized into EU, United States, China, India, Japan and Southeast Asia.

With an extensive forecast period of 2016 to 2021, the analysts have studied major dynamics for the market, which can be helpful for the established players as well as new entrants in this market. In terms of geography, with constant rising industrial sector, countries such as China, India, Japan and South Korea are gaining extensive market share of the MaaS market.

A grid-connected microgrid can be defined as, a set of distributed energy resources and interconnected loads mainly use to supply power to the main grid or utility grid. Microgrids can operate as stand-alone 'islands' and are able to provide reliable electricity even during bad weather. According to the key findings, from several years, the escalating demand for power, along with an increased need for secure, reliable and emission-free power propels the demand for microgrids. Also, it is projected that the microgrids as a service market are recording healthy growth due to various benefits offered by Microgrids, such as highly reliability, economical & effectual energy power, improvement of renewable energy sources and smart grid integration etc.

These microgrids can be divided into Grid type and Service type.

On the basis of grid type, it covers:

Grid Connected

By service type, it includes:

Monitoring & Control Service
Software as a Service (SaaS)
Engineering & Design Service
Operation & Maintenance Service

On the other hand by applications, the report has segmented the market into Military, Industrial, Government & Education, Utility, Residential & Commercial. The Microgrid as a Service Market is having significant growth in many areas where continuous power is must such as industries, Residential & Commercial, hospitals and universities among others.

Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) said last week that global annual revenue from microgrids rose 29 percent between 2015 and last year, according to Microgrid Knowledge. The revenues totaled $6.8 million at the beginning of 2017. The report, which was prepared by Navigant Research, said that the market in the United States has more than doubled since 2011. The sector reached $2.2 billion last year after enjoying a 16 percent compound annual growth rate (CAGR), between 2015 and 2016.

Today, the microgrid technology only produces 0.2 percent of U.S. electricity (about 1.6 GW). That capacity is expected to double in the next three years, however.

Microgrids not only improve reliability and resilience – keeping the lights on during a widespread disaster that affects the main grid -- but also increase efficiency, better manage electricity supply and demand, and help integrate renewables, creating opportunities to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and save energy.
But financial and legal hurdles stand in the way of accelerating their deployment.

Each microgrid’s unique combination of power source, customer, geography, and market can be confusing for investors. Microgrids can run on renewables, natural gas-fueled turbines, or emerging sources such as fuel cells or even small modular nuclear reactors. They can power city facilities, city neighborhoods, or communities in remote areas. As we heard during our research, “If you’ve seen one microgrid, you’ve seen one microgrid.”

The legal framework can be confusing, too. Most states lack even a legal definition of a microgrid, and regulatory and legal challenges can differ between and within states. Issues include microgrid developers’ access to reasonably priced backup power and to wholesale power markets to sell excess electricity or other services. Also, franchise rights granted to utilities may limit microgrid developers’ access to customers.