News of the year 2014

Date: 06.01.2014


California Smart Inverter Integration Needs Standards Development

Monday, 1.6.2014 - 14:02 (Renewable Energy World)

As the deployment of solar power increases in California, so too has the sense of urgency to revise the state’s regulations and relevant national standards governing how these distributed generation resources interconnect and communicate with the grid. To achieve the kind of advanced grid functionality (AGF) required to accommodate these higher levels of solar energy, the utilities insist that inverters play a larger role, to be “smarter” and incorporate a range of automated control capabilities that will help smooth out potential grid fluctuations. Enphase shares this vision and is working with other industry stakeholders in the development of the necessary national Read more

Thermal Power/Heating

Goldpoly acquires stake in another 180 MW of Chinese solar PV plants

Monday, 1.6.2014 - 17:30 (Solarserver)

Subsidiaries of Goldpoly New Energy Holdings Ltd. (Hong Kong) and shareholder company Renewable Energy Trade Board Corp. (EBOD, Hong Kong) have completed necessary conditions for the acquisition of three solar photovoltaic (PV) plants totaling 180 MW in Northwestern China's Qinghai Province. Read more

FCC exits Spanish solar business

Monday, 1.6.2014 - 17:24 (Solarserver)

Fomento de Construcciones y Contratas SA (FCC, Barcelona, Spain) has sold its remaining stake in two Spanish concentrating solar power (CSP) plants totaling 100 MW and two solar photovoltaic (PV) plants totaling 20 MW to Plenium Partners SA (Madrid). Read more

Germany installs 219 MW of solar PV in November 2013

Monday, 1.6.2014 - 16:02 (Solarserver)

Germany's Federal Network Agency reports that the nation installed 219 MW of solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity in November 2013. This is a slight drop from the 226 MW installed in October, and brings the nation to 3.14 GW over the first 11 months of 2013. Read more

China WindPower to borrow USD 942 million to build 800 MW of solar PV plants in China

Monday, 1.6.2014 - 15:49 (Solarserver)

China Development Bank (CDB, Beijing) has agreed to provide up to USD 942 million in project financing to China WindPower Group Ltd. (Hong Kong) for more than 800 MW of solar photovoltaic (PV) projects that the company plans to build in 2014 and 2015. Read more

Solar Tariffs Round II Begins, Yingli in New Joint Venture

Monday, 1.6.2014 - 15:20 (Renewable Energy World)

The new year has just begun, and already we’re getting signals that 2014 will be full of new twists and surprises for the solar panel sector as it struggles to emerge from its downturn dating back nearly three years. A clash involving Chinese panel makers accused by western rivals of receiving unfair state support looks set to enter a new phase, ba Read more

ReneSola to supply 420 MW of solar PV modules for Japanese projects

Monday, 1.6.2014 - 14:54 (Solarserver)

ReneSola Ltd. (Shanghai) has been awarded a contract to supply 420 MW of its solar photovoltaic (PV) modules to an un-named Japanese developer for use in ten utility-scale PV projects in the nation. Read more

JinkoSolar taps China Development Bank US$66.1 million loan

Monday, 1.6.2014 - 14:35 (PV-Tech)

JinkoSolar has agreed a RMB400 million (US$66.1 million) loan with its long-term financial partner China Development Bank (CDB). Read more

India delays solar auction for second time

Monday, 1.6.2014 - 14:35 (PV-Tech)

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has delayed a 750MW national solar power auction for a second time. Read more

Lightsource secures £17.4 million funding package with NIBC Bank N.V

Monday, 1.6.2014 - 13:08 (Solarpowerportal)

Solar farm developer Lightsource Renewable Energy has closed the project refinancing of four solar farms totalling 21MW. Read more

Eneco purchases 10MW Swindon solar farm

Monday, 1.6.2014 - 12:13 (Solarpowerportal)

Dutch renewable energy company Eneco has announced that it has purchased the 10.27MW solar farm at South Marston that will help power the local Honda manufacturing plant. Read more

Neo Solar Power reports 12 consecutive months of revenue growth

Monday, 1.6.2014 - 11:38 (PV-Tech)

Neo Solar Power (NSP), a major merchant solar cell and module manufacturer based in Taiwan has reported its twelfth consecutive month of revenue growth. Read more

Solar Goes Big in Texas as First Phase of 400-MW PV Farm Comes Online

Monday, 1.6.2014 - 10:48 (Renewable Energy World)

Texas is known for going big. In a state with so much land and so much sun it’s no wonder that the state is starting to warm to solar. And while much of the news surrounding the giant solar farms (100 megawatts or more) in the U.S. and world is coming from California and Arizona, the 400 megawatt Alamo Solar Project will shine some of that light on Read more


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Wind Energy

Keeping Safe When Working with Wind Power

Monday, 1.6.2014 - 14:00 (Renewable Energy World)

According to Claus Rose, chairman of the Global Wind Organization (GWO) and environment, health and safety (EHS) officer for Siemens’ Wind Power Division, safety procedures are now becoming an integral part of OEMs’ commercial strategies and are increasingly business-critical. As well as wanting to keep its workers safe, he said the industry is responding to increased regulatory scrutiny: “Authorities in a number of countries are starting to ask how the industry can assure that it has a proper safety policy in place, and how we materialize that. These authorities want evidence that we have it under control.” 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

Yingli Green supplies 1MW of modules to Serbian PV project

Monday, 1.6.2014 - 13:15 (PV-Tech)

Yingli Green Energy has supplied 1MW of multicrystalline PV modules to a project in Kladovo, Serbia, which would be the country’s second largest solar PV project to date. Read more


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