News of the year 2014

Date: 23.01.2014


GoodWe inverters clinch G83/2 certification ahead of UK push

Thursday, 1.23.2014 - 13:15 (Solarpowerportal)

Chinese inverter manufacturer, GoodWe, has confirmed that it has obtained G83/2 certification for a wide range of its inverters. Read more

Sharp’s outsourcing strategy reinforced with closure of US solar module plant

Thursday, 1.23.2014 - 12:35 (PV-Tech)

Sharp Corporation is planning to stop PV module assembly production at its plant in Memphis, Tennessee by the end of March 2014, according to reports citing company officials. Read more

Yingli obtains Chinese government certificate to engage in overseas engineering projects

Thursday, 1.23.2014 - 8:59 (Solarserver)

The government of China has awarded Yingli Green Energy Holding Co. Ltd. (Baoding, China) subsidiary Yingli China the Certificate for Contracting Foreign Engineering Projects. This formally authorizes Yingli to enter into contracts for large-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) engineering projects in other nations, and to dispatch workers internationally to fulfill these projects. Read more

Thermal Power/Heating

Solar Wins Over Investors, Strong Policy Still Elusive

Thursday, 1.23.2014 - 22:19 (Renewable Energy World)

The global solar market is “entering a new technology generation and a new market generation” according to Michael Geyer, business development boss at Spain’s Abengoa Solar. Read more

U.S. initiates anti-dumping, CVD investigations of solar PV products from China, Taiwan

Thursday, 1.23.2014 - 21:53 (Solarserver)

The U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) has initiated anti-dumping and anti-subsidy (countervailing duty or CVD) investigations of imports of crystalline silicon solar photovoltaic (PV) products from China and Taiwan. The decision follows petitions by SolarWorld Industries Americas Inc. (Hillsboro, Oregon, U.S.) on December 31st, 2013. Read more

BNEF swaps Japan for China as biggest solar market in 2013

Thursday, 1.23.2014 - 21:48 (PV-Tech)

Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) has said that preliminary estimates indicate that the PV industry end demand reached as high as 39GW in 2013, up 28% from 2012 and driven by massive growth in China, Japan and the US in particular. Read more

Martifer Solar USA files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

Thursday, 1.23.2014 - 19:15 (PV-Tech)

The US arm of Portugal based PV developer, Martifer Solar, has filed for bankruptcy. Read more

LDK Solar gains another extension to bondholder talks

Thursday, 1.23.2014 - 17:56 (PV-Tech)

LDK Solar said that a recent short extension to talks with bondholders that ended today has been replaced with a new 21-day forbearance arrangement over unpaid interest on a US$280 million bond debt. Read more

Taiwan increases solar PV deployment targets

Thursday, 1.23.2014 - 15:08 (Solarserver)

Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) has announced that it that it will increase the 2014 installation target for solar photovoltaics (PV) from 572 MW to 607 MW, according to TrendForce's (Taipei, Taiwan) EnergyTrend division. MOEA will likewise raise the 2015 target to 847 MW. Read more

Bosch expects solar business to have generated €1.3 billion loss in 2013

Thursday, 1.23.2014 - 13:11 (PV-Tech)

The exit from the PV industry may have cost Bosch a reported €130 million in payments to SolarWorld but losses in 2013 from its solar operations are expected to amount to around €1.3 billion, according to the company. Read more

Germany approves solar self-consumption levy

Thursday, 1.23.2014 - 13:09 (PV-Tech)

The German cabinet approved a new charge on self-consumed solar power on Wednesday. Read more

Chile update: More than 5GW approved but operating solar projects stagnant at 6.7MW

Thursday, 1.23.2014 - 13:00 (PV-Tech)

Chile’s pipeline of approved but unbuilt PV projects reached over 5.33GW at the end of December, according to the country’s renewable energy research centre CER. Read more

Push Energy gains £1.5 million funding for its UK solar farms

Thursday, 1.23.2014 - 12:08 (Solarpowerportal)

Colchester-based solar developer Push Energy has secured £1.5 million of funding to construct solar farms across the UK. Read more

Goldpoly enters into agreement to acquire 400 MW of Chinese solar PV plants

Thursday, 1.23.2014 - 9:05 (Solarserver)

Goldpoly New Energy Holdings Ltd. (Hong Kong) has entered into a binding framework agreement with GD Solar Co. Ltd. (Yixing, China) to acquire 400 MW of solar photovoltaic (PV) plants in Gansu Province, China. The company will pay a refundable deposit of USD 1.3 million within five days to GD Solar parent company Guodian Technology & Environmental Group Corp. Ltd. (Beijing) to secure the plants. Goldpoly and GD Solar have until September 1st, 2014 to finalize the transfer agreement. Read more

SEIA condemns solar PV trade petitions, calls for dialogue

Thursday, 1.23.2014 - 9:02 (Solarserver)

Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA, Washington D.C.) President and CEO Rhone Resch has issued a statement declaring the trade petitions filed by SolarWorld Industries Americas Inc. (Hillsboro, Oregon, U.S.) an “immediate threat” to the U.S. solar photovoltaic (PV) industry. Resch notes that the previous trade investigations led to retaliatory actions by China, and claims that this case will additionally raise the cost of PV. As he did during the previous trade case, Resch has issued a settlement proposal and is calling upon opposing parties to enter into negotiations. Read more

CWP, China Huadian to cooperate on wind, solar PV projects

Thursday, 1.23.2014 - 8:54 (Solarserver)

China WindPower Group Ltd. (CWP, Hong Kong) has entered into a share purchase and wind and solar photovoltaic (PV) development cooperation agreement with a subsidiary of state-owned power company China Huadian Corp. (Jinan, China). Under the agreement, Huadian Fuxin Energy Corp. Ltd. (Fuzhou, China) will buy 880 million new CWP shares for USD 48.8 million. Upon completion of this purchase, Huadian Fuxin will have the option to selectively acquire or participate in the 3.5 GW of wind projects that CWP has secured approvals for. Read more


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Hydrogen/Fuel Cell

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Geo Thermal/Heat Pump

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Energy Policy/Climate/CO2

German Cabinet approves Minister of Economics and Energy Gabriel's changes to renewable energy policy

Thursday, 1.23.2014 - 16:04 (Solarserver)

The German Cabinet has approved changes proposed by Minister for Economics and Energy Sigmar Gabriel to the nation's renewable energy policy. These include imposing feed-in tariff surcharges on “self-consumption” solar photovoltaic (PV) systems larger than 10 kW. Read more

Barker pledges to ‘inject more momentum’ into Green Deal

Thursday, 1.23.2014 - 14:15 (Solarpowerportal)

Energy and climate change minister, Greg Barker, has promised that the government will unveil new measures to “inject more momentum” into the Green Deal over the following weeks. Read more

Sweet Science: Researcher Develops Energy-dense Sugar Battery

Thursday, 1.23.2014 - 14:00 (Renewable Energy World)

A Virginia Tech research team has developed a battery that runs on sugar and has an unmatched energy density, a development that could replace conventional batteries with ones that are cheaper, refillable, and biodegradable. Read more

Transmission and Energy Storage 2014 Outlook: The Macro and Micro Transformation of Electric Grids

Thursday, 1.23.2014 - 14:00 (Renewable Energy World)

The transmission industry enters 2014 with a lot of work ahead as it continues to recreate the grid and make it more renewable energy-ready. Read more

Coordination is California's Least Cost Path to a Clean Energy Future

Thursday, 1.23.2014 - 14:00 (Renewable Energy World)

A new study for California’s largest investor-owned and public utilities is the latest in a series of influential reports identifying the range of measures needed to add large amounts of renewable power to the grid quickly. Read more

Green Energy Technology raising US$31 million

Thursday, 1.23.2014 - 13:35 (PV-Tech)

Taiwan-based solar wafer producer, Green Energy Technology (GET), plans to raise NT$950 million (US$31.5 million) from a private placement of new shares with a subsidiary of its parent company, Tatung Group. Read more

Juwi cuts 80 jobs and pulls out of Spain as restructuring continues

Thursday, 1.23.2014 - 13:30 (PV-Tech)

German renewable energy developer Juwi has announced that as part of company-wide restructuring efforts, it will pull out of its Spanish operations and cut a total 80 jobs in Europe this year. Read more


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