News of the year 2014

Date: 02.01.2014


Ford using SunPower cells for plug-in hybrid concept car

Thursday, 1.2.2014 - 18:34 (PV-Tech)

Although solar cells integrated into a car’s roof is not a new concept, the combination of an off-grid Fresnel lens canopy to boost cell efficiency and potentially remain off grid for charging certainly is. Read more

Ford Uses SunPower Solar Cells for Its Electric Concept Car

Thursday, 1.2.2014 - 16:05 (Renewable Energy World)

Ford Motor Co., the second largest U.S. automaker, is showcasing a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle that uses solar panels in the roof to recharge itself. Read more

Chinese government publishes list of approved PV makers

Thursday, 1.2.2014 - 14:49 (Solarserver)

Following an “expert review”, China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) has published a list of 109 solar photovoltaic (PV) manufacturers that comply with “PV manufacturing industry norms and conditions”. Read more

Thermal Power/Heating

China cuts the cord on struggling solar manufacturers

Thursday, 1.2.2014 - 19:00 (Solarpowerportal)

The Chinese government has excluded almost 80% of operating manufacturers, including Shunfeng and LDK Solar, from benefitting from domestic support measures as it looks to curb oversupply and increase the quality of its solar manufacturing sector. Read more

LDK Solar provides five-year financial guidance on back of bondholder proposals

Thursday, 1.2.2014 - 17:38 (PV-Tech)

LDK Solar has provided bondholders with a long-range forecast of its financial recovery over the next five years but expects investors to take a massive haircut or ultimately face a complete loss on the investment. Read more

Ascent Solar to build 100 MW thin-film solar PV factory in China

Thursday, 1.2.2014 - 16:52 (Solarserver)

Ascent Solar Technologies Inc. (Thornton, Colorado, U.S.) has entered into a joint venture (JV) with the city of Suqian, China to build a factory to produce Ascent's flexible copper indium gallium diselenide (CIGS) thin-film PV modules and related products. Read more

Hanwha SolarOne to supply 11.5MW for Norfolk Ikaros Solar project

Thursday, 1.2.2014 - 16:05 (Solarpowerportal)

Hanwha SolarOne has announced that it will be supplying Belgian solar developer Ikaros Solar with 11.5MW of modules. Read more

SolarWorld files anti-dumping and anti-subsidy petitions against solar PV from China, Taiwan

Thursday, 1.2.2014 - 15:46 (Solarserver)

SolarWorld Industries Americas Inc. (Hillsboro, Oregon, U.S.) filed anti-dumping and anti-subsidy petitions with U.S. authorities against solar photovoltaic (PV) products from China and Taiwan on December 31st, 2013. The company says this will close a loophole in the earlier trade ruling for Chinese PV modules made from cells produced in other nations. Read more

The Pros Pick Four Solar Stocks for 2014

Thursday, 1.2.2014 - 15:40 (Renewable Energy World)

With the average solar stock having doubled in 2013, it’s much harder to find bargains in the solar industry than it was a year ago. But two of the professional green money managers think there is still value to be found. When I asked them for their top three green stock picks for 2014, they came back with two solar picks each. Read more

China cuts the cord on struggling solar manufacturers

Thursday, 1.2.2014 - 14:14 (PV-Tech)

The Chinese government has excluded almost 80% of operating manufacturers, including Shunfeng and LDK Solar, from benefitting from domestic support measures as it looks to curb oversupply and increase the quality of its manufacturing solar sector. Read more

Ascent Solar updates plans for 100MW CIGS thin-film fab in China

Thursday, 1.2.2014 - 14:08 (PV-Tech)

Plans by Ascent Solar to build a JV manufacturing plant with the Municipal City of Suqian in Jiangsu Province, China, have been revised but the plan remains on track. Read more

Georgia Power invites proposals for 500MW of utility-scale PV

Thursday, 1.2.2014 - 14:01 (PV-Tech)

US electric utility Georgia Power has issued a request for proposals (RFP) for nearly 500MW of new utility-scale solar in the state. Read more

SolarWorld lodges new US trade case against Chinese manufacturers

Thursday, 1.2.2014 - 13:33 (PV-Tech)

International manufacturer SolarWorld has launched a fresh petition to end what it claims are anti-competitive activities by Chinese and Taiwanese PV manufacturers in the US. Read more

First Solar changes materials development deal with Intermolecular

Thursday, 1.2.2014 - 12:53 (PV-Tech)

A collaborative development programne (CDP) between First Solar and Intermolecular that was established in 2012 to target higher efficiency CdTe thin-film modules has been amended. Read more

China Sunergy sells first UK solar project to Lightsource Renewable Energy

Thursday, 1.2.2014 - 12:29 (Solarpowerportal)

China Sunergy has agreed a deal with Lightsource Renewable Energy to purchase the Chinese module manufacturer’s 5MW project in Cornwall which was completed in March 2013. Read more

Brazilian state approves 123MW of solar developments in energy auction

Thursday, 1.2.2014 - 12:29 (PV-Tech)

The Brazilian state of Pernambuco has approved 122.82MW of solar projects after hosting the country’s first solar-only tender auction. Read more

Trina Solar to develop 1GW plant and module factory in China

Thursday, 1.2.2014 - 12:05 (PV-Tech)

Chinese tier one PV manufacturer Trina Solar will develop a 1GW ground-mounted solar power plant in Xinjiang, western China. Read more


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Wind Energy

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Hydrogen/Fuel Cell

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Geo Thermal/Heat Pump

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Energy Policy/Climate/CO2

SunEdison strengthens balance sheet after senior notes redemption

Thursday, 1.2.2014 - 18:11 (PV-Tech)

Major PV energy provider (PVEP), SunEdison has said it will save more than US$35 million per year in interest payments after redeeming loans of over US$750 million. Read more

Yingli forms JV with Chinese state-owned coal mining company

Thursday, 1.2.2014 - 16:44 (PV-Tech)

Yingli Green Energy has signed a joint venture agreement to develop and construct solar power plants with China’s “third largest” state-owned coal mining company, Datong Coal Mine Group. Read more

Myanmar's Struggle to Fix Its Failing Energy System and Embrace Renewables

Thursday, 1.2.2014 - 14:17 (Renewable Energy World)

Three years after Myanmar’s transition to civilian leadership led to the end of trade embargoes and a rapid embrace of technology, the country still labors under a barely functioning telecommunications network and a power grid that only reaches a third of the population. Read more

Inaccess to acquire SenseOne Technologies

Thursday, 1.2.2014 - 12:43 (Solarpowerportal)

Renewable monitoring companies Inaccess and SenseOne Technologies have announced that they have entered into a strategic cooperation agreement. Read more


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