News of the year 2014

Date: 13.01.2014


Australia begins 2014 with almost 3.1GW of rooftop PV

Monday, 1.13.2014 - 12:19 (PV-Tech)

Australia ended last year with over 1.6 million PV (photovoltaic) systems installed on rooftops, representing almost 3.1GW cumulative capacity of rooftop solar power installed across the country. Read more

Suntech interim CEO Zhou Weiping resigns

Monday, 1.13.2014 - 8:47 (Solarserver)

Suntech Power Holding Co. Ltd. (Wuxi, China) is reporting its third CEO resignation in less than 18 months, with Zhou Weiping stepping down as interim CEO and Chief Financial Officer (CFO), effective immediately. This follows Suntech Founder Dr. Zhengrong Shi's forced resignation in August 2012 in the wake of the Global Solar Fund scandal, and the resignation of CEO and CFO David King in September 2013. Read more

Thermal Power/Heating

SolarWorld gets court approval to complete restructuring

Monday, 1.13.2014 - 18:57 (PV-Tech)

SolarWorld has received court approval for its ongoing restructuring process, the final administrative hurdle to its reorganisation. Read more

Taiwan-based solar wafer producers could return to profitability on higher ASPs

Monday, 1.13.2014 - 17:15 (PV-Tech)

According to EnergyTrend, a research division of TrendForce, continued strong demand for high-efficiency solar wafers in Asia is pushing wafer ASPs to reach around US$1.0/piece in February, 2014. Read more

New York seeks US$1 billion to build 3GW of solar by 2023

Monday, 1.13.2014 - 17:07 (PV-Tech)

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) has called for additional funding to help achieve 3GW of solar in the state by 2023. Read more

Australia reaches over 3 GW of solar PV capacity in small-scale systems

Monday, 1.13.2014 - 15:34 (Solarserver)

The Australian Clean Energy Regulator reports that the nation installed over 1.16 million small-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) systems by the end of 2013, totaling nearly 3.1 GW of capacity. Unlike the United States and China, Australia's solar industry is dominated by rooftop PV plants, and the nation has very little utility-scale PV. Read more

JinkoSolar to spin off solar PV project business

Monday, 1.13.2014 - 14:16 (Solarserver)

JinkoSolar Holding Co. Ltd. (Shanghai) is looking into options to separate its solar photovoltaic (PV) project business from its PV manufacturing, including an initial public offering (IPO), pre-IPO financing or merger/acquisition of the business. Read more

Time running out for aleo solar

Monday, 1.13.2014 - 13:15 (Solarpowerportal)

Time is running out for the struggling solar module manufacturer aleo solar, with Bosch only providing financial support for its subsidiary through to the end of March 2014. Read more

JinkoSolar considers spin-off of PV project development arm

Monday, 1.13.2014 - 12:59 (PV-Tech)

JinkoSolar has said that it is looking at a range of financial alternatives for its PV project business that could entail an IPO. Read more

Time running out for aleo solar

Monday, 1.13.2014 - 12:25 (PV-Tech)

Time is running out for the struggling solar module manufacturer aleo solar, with Bosch only providing financial support for its subsidiary through to the end of March 2014. Read more

SunPower commissions first 57 MW phase of Solar Star projects in California

Monday, 1.13.2014 - 8:51 (Solarserver)

SunPower Corp. (San Jose, California, U.S.) has commissioned the first 57 MW phase of the Solar Star solar photovoltaic (PV) projects which it is building for MidAmerican Solar (Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.). The projects in Kern and Los Angeles Counties will be 579 MW when complete, which is planned for mid-2015. SunPower designed and is building the Solar Star projects using its modular Oasis Power Blocks, and will provide operations & maintenance services. Read more

Aleo Solar warns of falling revenues, heavy loss in 2013

Monday, 1.13.2014 - 8:43 (Solarserver)

Aleo Solar AG (Prenzlau, Germany) has released preliminary, selected financial information for 2013, estimating that revenues have fallen 55% to EUR 124 million (USD 169 million). Foreign business made up roughly 57% of sales. The company also expects to report a loss of EUR 69.7 million (USD 95.2 million). Aleo has downsized its operations following plans by majority shareholder Robert Bosch GmbH (Gerlingen, Germany) to exit the solar business, including dissolving subsidiaries in the U.S., UK and Australia. Read more


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Wind Energy

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2014: The Maturation of Clean Tech

Monday, 1.13.2014 - 14:00 (Renewable Energy World)

As a new year begins for the clean tech industry, maturation is a theme that comes to mind. And if we think of clean tech not only as a growing global industry, but as a fundamental global transition — as so many of its leaders and participants do — we can chart its progress along Gandhi’s oft-cited dictum of other transitions in history. I’m not suggesting that the growth of clean tech is an exact analog to India’s struggle for independence from Great Britain; that would be quite presumptuous on many levels. But with renewable and distributed energy as a metaphorical threat to decades-old entrenched ways of doing things, there are parallels to be made. Read more

Hydrogen/Fuel Cell

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Geo Thermal/Heat Pump

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Energy Policy/Climate/CO2

Enabling more Democratic Energy

Monday, 1.13.2014 - 19:19 (Renewable Energy World)

From outdated technical rules to local permitting to incentive policies, there are opportunities to increase the potential for local solar power. This is the fourth of five parts of ILSR's Rooftop Revolution report being published in serial.  Read Part 1 or Part 2 or Part 3. Download the entire report and see our other resources here. Removing Tech Read more

Danish Pension Fund To Invest in Renewable Energy Projects in Developing Nations

Monday, 1.13.2014 - 16:13 (Renewable Energy World)

PensionDanmark A/S and other Danish pension investors backed a state fund to finance emission-reduction projects in developing countries as the Scandinavian nation seeks to export its climate know-how abroad. Read more

An Independent Engineering Evaluation of Waste-to-Energy Technologies

Monday, 1.13.2014 - 14:00 (Renewable Energy World)

Waste-to-Energy (WTE) or energy-from-waste is the process of generating energy in the form of electricity and/or heat from the incineration of waste. In the U.S., some cities primarily in the northeastern and mid-Atlantic, burn part of their municipal solid wastes. Hemmed in by major population centers, landfill space in these areas is at a premium, so burning wastes to reduce their volume and weight makes sense. Combustion reduces the volume of material by about 90 percent and its weight by 75 percent. The heat generated by burning wastes has other uses, as well, as it can be used directly for heating, to produce steam or to generate electricity. Read more

The New Global Leader in Renewable Energy

Monday, 1.13.2014 - 14:00 (Renewable Energy World)

Since 2010, China has been the largest consumer of energy in the world. As the country continues to develop, a rising middle class, more vehicles, urbanization and industry all require increased energy usage. Read more


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