News of the year 2014

Date: 01.10.2014


Losses mount at Dyesol on shift to solid state perovskite development

Wednesday, 10.1.2014 - 19:12 (PV-Tech)

Thin-film firm, Dyesol has reported increased annual losses primarily on the back of reduced revenue and higher developments costs associated with its major shift to develop solid state perovskite-based solar cells. Read more

GES sells 22.5MW of PV projects directly to financial institution

Wednesday, 10.1.2014 - 12:21 (PV-Tech)

PV project developer General Energy Solutions Inc and subsidiary of Taiwan-based solar cell producer, Neo Solar Power (NSP) has sold 71 Taiwan located PV power plants with a total capacity of 22.5MW to Chailease Finance Co. Read more

Thermal Power/Heating

Martifer Solar signs O&M contracts with close to 90MW of Italian PV plants

Wednesday, 10.1.2014 - 19:45 (PV-Tech)

PV developer Martifer Solar, a subsidiary of Martifer SGPS, has agreed to terms on almost 90MW of third-party operations and management (O&M) contracts with multiple PV plants in Italy. Read more

How to Make a “Perfect” Solar Absorber

Wednesday, 10.1.2014 - 17:29 (Renewable Energy World)

The key to creating a material that would be ideal for converting solar energy to heat is tuning the material’s spectrum of absorption just right: It should absorb virtually all wavelengths of light that reach Earth’s surface from the sun — but not much of the rest of the spectrum, since that would increase the energy that is reradiated by the material, and thus lost to the conversion process. Read more

British Solar Renewables and Siem Industries partner for renewable rollout

Wednesday, 10.1.2014 - 17:27 (Solarpowerportal)

Solar developer British Solar Renewables (BSR) has joined forces with diversified industrial holding company, Siem Industries to develop utility-scale renewable projects in both the UK and worldwide. Read more

37.8MW Pembrokeshire solar farm connected to the grid

Wednesday, 10.1.2014 - 17:05 (Solarpowerportal)

German developer ib vogt GmbH and Northamptonshire-based Solafields have announced the completion of a 37.8MW solar farm in Crundale, Pembrokeshire. Read more

37.8MW Pembrokshire solar farm connected to the grid

Wednesday, 10.1.2014 - 17:05 (Solarpowerportal)

German developer ib vogt GmbH and Northamptonshire-based Solafields have announced the completion of a 37.8MW solar farm in Crundale, Pembrokeshire. Read more

SunEdison: New polysilicon technology to slash cost of solar power; Proprietary FBR technology will contribute to 400 watt / USD 0.40 per Wpeak solar panel by 2016

Wednesday, 10.1.2014 - 15:35 (Solarserver)

SunEdison, Inc. (Belmont. Calif., US) ob October 1st, 2014 announced that its most advanced polysilicon technology was now in production and on target to produce solar photovoltaic (PV) material at the lowest cost in the world. This achievement represents a step-change in PV technology and will enable SunEdison to deliver a 400 watt peak solar PV panel at a cost of USD 0.40 per watt peak by 2016, the company emphasizes. Read more

A Bounty of Shared Solar

Wednesday, 10.1.2014 - 15:35 (Renewable Energy World)

I always enjoy learning obscure terms for collective nouns (a convocation of eagles, a bloat of hippopotamuses) so I wonder if we could coin a good term for a collection of shared solar programs? A ‘bounty’ perhaps? Whatever we call it, the collection of programs continues to grow year after year. If you’ve been following IREC for some time, you ma Read more

JA Solar selects Tigo Energy to optimize its smart PV module line

Wednesday, 10.1.2014 - 15:07 (Solarserver)

JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd. (Shanghai, China) on October 1st, 2014 announced that it selected Tigo Energy (Los Gatos, California, U.S.) to optimize its newly launched smart solar photovoltaic (PV) module line. The smart module product integrates Tigo’s solar PV technology into the junction box, resulting in high conversion efficiency, enhanced safety, improved panel-level monitoring, and the use of up to 30% longer strings. Read more

SunEdison, EBRD and OPIC close USD 50 million project financing arrangement for one of the largest solar PV plants in Jordan

Wednesday, 10.1.2014 - 13:19 (Solarserver)

SunEdison, Inc. (Belmont, Calif.US), a on September 30th, 2014 announced the closing of a USD 50 million debt financing arrangement with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC). The debt proceeds will be used to finance the construction of a SunEdison owned 23.8 megawatt (MW) DC solar photovoltaic (PV) power plant in the Ma'an Governate, in Southern Jordan. Construction will begin in Q4 2014 and interconnection is expected to take place in Q3 of 2015. Read more

Pattern Development announces PPA for 104 MW solar PV project in Chile, long-term PPA with Minera Los Pelambres

Wednesday, 10.1.2014 - 13:17 (Solarserver)

Expanding into the solar power market, Pattern Energy Group LP (San Francisco, Calif., US) on September 30th, 2014 announced its Conejo Solar photovoltaic (PV) project in Chile has secured a 22-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with an affiliate of Antofagasta Minerals SA. The 104 megawatt (MW) Conejo Solar project, which will be constructed approximately 30 kilometers east of Taltal in Chile's Atacama Desert, was originated by Pattern Development and upon completion will be the largest solar energy project in Chile with a PPA. Read more

Via Solis starts new production line in Lithuania for tailored solar PV facades completed as part of the EU project SmartFlex

Wednesday, 10.1.2014 - 13:10 (Solarserver)

The EU project SmartFlex has announced the completion of a production line for manufacturing individually designed solar photovoltaic (PV) facades on an industrial scale. The factory belonging to the project partner Via Solis (Vilnius, Lithuania) will, from now on, manufacture photovoltaic elements of varying shapes and colors that architects can use to realize their visions. Read more

First Solar welcomes US$1 billion US-India solar cooperation

Wednesday, 10.1.2014 - 12:28 (PV-Tech)

First Solar has welcomed a new US$1 billion loan agreement between the US Export-Import Bank and the Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA). Read more

Japan government confirms end-of-year review for FiT

Wednesday, 10.1.2014 - 12:13 (PV-Tech)

The Japanese government has confirmed that it will review the current feed-in tariff programme for solar and wind, due in part to fears over lack of available grid connection and a bottleneck of large-scale projects. Read more

SMA Solar cancels charges to PV system monitoring service

Wednesday, 10.1.2014 - 11:38 (PV-Tech)

Leading inverter manufacturer, SMA Solar Technology has moved to offer PV operators and owners free access to its online monitoring platform with its latest range of Sunny Boy Inverters. Read more

Spain’s OPDE wins approval for 10.8MW UK solar farm

Wednesday, 10.1.2014 - 11:23 (PV-Tech)

Spanish PV developer, OPDE has received planning permission for a 10.8MW solar farm in Somerset in southern England. Read more

Vivint Solar confirms IPO pricing, will raise US$330 million

Wednesday, 10.1.2014 - 10:47 (PV-Tech)

Vivint Solar, the second largest residential installer in the US has confirmed its IPO pricing of US$16 per share. Read more

Scotland’s largest community-owned solar farm planned for Dundee

Wednesday, 10.1.2014 - 10:15 (Solarpowerportal)

The construction of a community-owned solar farm in Dundee could help reduce fuel poverty and regenerate land that is classed as contaminated and derelict, according to Solar Cities Scotland, a charity trying to mastermind Scotland’s largest community-owned solar farm. Read more

Here's a Great Solar Guerrilla Marketing Lesson from a Neighborhood Barbershop

Wednesday, 10.1.2014 - 10:00 (Renewable Energy World)

I was walking home the other day and I just had to stop when I saw this simple but effective sign: While I didn’t need a haircut, I loved the creativity, and I thought about how this one little sign is a great lesson for some guerrilla residential solar marketing: Creative content: What made me stop was this package deal: I could get a cut, a wash, Read more

UK´s largest solar PV farm at Crundale (37.8 MW) connects to the grid

Wednesday, 10.1.2014 - 7:19 (Solarserver)

On September 12th, 2014 the 37.8 MWp Crundale Solar Farm in Pembrokeshire began to generate solar power. Construction of the project was completed in only eight weeks. The PV plant is a joint development between ib vogt GmbH (Berlin, Germany) and Solafields Ltd. (Newhaven, UK), and is currently one of the largest operating solar farms in the UK, the partners announced. Read more

JinkoSolar supplies PV modules for one of the largest rooftop projects in Turkey

Wednesday, 10.1.2014 - 7:12 (Solarserver)

JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. (Shanghai, China) on September 30th, 2014 announced that it will supply 500 kW of solar photovoltaic (PV) modules for one of the largest rooftop projects in Turkey. Located in the Izmir Atatürk Organized Industrial Zone, the solar PV project was built on rooftops covering an area of approximately 4,000 m2. Read more

Pattern Development signs PPA for 104MW PV Project

Wednesday, 10.1.2014 - 6:38 (PV-Tech)

Renewable energy developer Pattern Development has agreed to terms on a 22-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with an affiliate of Antofagasta Minerals SA for the 104MW Conejo Solar project in Chile’s Atacama Desert. Read more

JinkoSolar to supply 500kW of modules for Turkish PV project

Wednesday, 10.1.2014 - 4:41 (PV-Tech)

Global solar manufacturer JinkoSolar will provide 500kW of solar PV modules for one of the largest rooftop solar projects in Turkey. Read more


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Wind Energy

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U.S. Energy Department Approves Transmission Line to Deliver Quebec Hydropower to New York

Wednesday, 10.1.2014 - 20:05 (Renewable Energy World)

The U.S. Department of Energy issued a presidential permit approving construction and operation of a 1,000-MW transmission line to carry Quebec hydroelectric power to customers in New York City. Read more

Hydrogen/Fuel Cell

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Geo Thermal/Heat Pump

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Energy Policy/Climate/CO2

DSM opens advanced PV materials demonstration centre in India

Wednesday, 10.1.2014 - 17:31 (PV-Tech)

Specialist materials firm Royal DSM has opened an advanced PV materials demonstration centre in India, which includes a rooftop PV system to meet 25% of the site’s electricity needs. Read more

Listen Up: Cap and Trade's Impact on Fuel Prices

Wednesday, 10.1.2014 - 14:14 (Renewable Energy World)

Over 95 percent of climate scientists have concluded that CO2 is the primary cause of global warming. Solving the problem requires a dramatic reduction in CO2 emissions. Some people are altruistic, but almost all businesses are bottom line oriented and will not reduce their CO2 emissions unless they have an economic incentive to do so. There are two realistic incentives: taxing CO2 emissions or setting up a cap and trade program for CO2. Since increasing taxes is politically unfeasible, the most practical approach is with a cap and trade program. Read more

GMI Energy installs 250kWp roof-mount array in Portsmouth

Wednesday, 10.1.2014 - 13:44 (Solarpowerportal)

Property fund manager Highcross has installed a 250kWp solar system on its 1000 Lakeside building in Portsmouth. Read more

Renewable Gas from Wastewater Treatment Plant Fueling UK Homes

Wednesday, 10.1.2014 - 13:00 (Renewable Energy World)

Extracting energy from “processed poo” to help power homes in the Birmingham area is what Severn Trent Plc, Britain’s second-largest publicly traded water company, is now doing to generate a cost-saving renewable gas. Read more


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