News of the year 2014

Date: 29.10.2014


SunEdison, CorpBanca and BBVA close USD 130 million project financing for "Javiera", one of the largest PV plants in Latin America

Wednesday, 10.29.2014 - 14:22 (Solarserver)

SunEdison, Inc. (Belmont, Calf., US) on October 29th, 2014 announced the closing of a USD 130 million non-recourse debt financing arrangement with CorpBanca and BBVA. The debt proceeds will be used to fund construction of a 69.5 megawatt (MW) solar photovoltaic (PV) power plant located in Chile. The PV plant will provide solar power under a 20-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) to Minera Los Pelambres, a subsidiary of Antofagasta Minerals, the largest private mining group in Chile and one of the largest copper producers in the world. Read more

Shunfeng issues bonds to fund 10GW downstream expansion

Wednesday, 10.29.2014 - 12:59 (PV-Tech)

Shunfeng Photovoltaic International, the Chinese manufacturing and project developer, is to issue convertible bonds worth around HK$2.8 billion (US$361 million) to fund its ongoing downstream expansion. Read more

Hanwha Q CELLS to build 800 MW PV module factory in Malaysia

Wednesday, 10.29.2014 - 11:35 (Solarserver)

German headquartered Hanwha Q CELLS on October 29th, 2014 announced that it will build a large-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) module factory at its existing site in Cyberjaya, Malaysia. The new facility will include four production lines and automated equipment for the company's high performing solar modules totalling a capacity of 800 megawatt (MW). Read more

Hanwha Q CELLS to build 800MW module assembly plant in Malaysia

Wednesday, 10.29.2014 - 10:42 (PV-Tech)

Hanwha Q CELLS is to add four automated module assembly production lines to its existing main solar cell production facility in Cyberjaya, Malaysia. Read more

Stion delivers 3MW of solar modules to help grow solar projects across Georgia

Wednesday, 10.29.2014 - 5:37 (PV-Tech)

US-based solar module manufacturer Stion has agreed to a supply deal of 3MW of solar modules to Inman Solar for installations across the state of Georgia. Read more

Thermal Power/Heating

Egypt opens bidding for PV projects up to 50MW

Wednesday, 10.29.2014 - 18:00 (PV-Tech)

Egypt has invited “pre-qualification submissions” from independent power producers (IPPs) for solar projects of up to 50MW capacity, following the September announcement of the country’s first feed-in tariff (FiT) scheme. Read more

Part 2: SPI 2014 Solar Event Marketing Hits and Misses

Wednesday, 10.29.2014 - 16:58 (Renewable Energy World)

In part 2 of my annual solar event marketing hits and misses, we’ll explore some more specific hits and misses that I found on the Las Vegas SPI show floor. First of all, although final numbers haven’t been released, SPI 2014 seemed to be very well attended. The floor looked crowded and exhibitors that I talked to said that booth traffic was much i Read more

NextEnergy Solar Fund agrees to acquire 10.2MW Shropshire solar farm

Wednesday, 10.29.2014 - 16:53 (Solarpowerportal)

NextEnergy Solar Fund (NESF) has announced the acquisition of a 10.2MW project in Shropshire. Read more

Poor Nations Go for Solar, Wind at Twice the Pace of Rich Ones

Wednesday, 10.29.2014 - 14:45 (Renewable Energy World)

Emerging markets are installing renewable energy projects at almost twice the rate of developed nations, a report concluded. Read more

Solar presents solution to Brazil post-election economic woes

Wednesday, 10.29.2014 - 12:16 (PV-Tech)

Solar has been tipped as playing a significant role in easing Brazil’s electricity crisis and economic problems that have emerged in the wake of its recent presidential election. Read more

PSEG begins New Jersey landfill solar project

Wednesday, 10.29.2014 - 11:58 (PV-Tech)

New Jersey’s Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G) began construction on its largest solar project to date, amounting to 11.18MW, atop Kinsley Landfill in New Jersey. Read more

Trina’s Richard Rushin says CfDs are a positive indication of a mature UK solar market

Wednesday, 10.29.2014 - 11:28 (Solarpowerportal)

Lucy Woods spoke to Trina Solar’s UK sales manager Richard Rushin about the UK market. In the interview he was surprisingly positive about the impending contracts for difference. Read more

Cleantech visionaries and solar industry leaders launch awareness campaign

Wednesday, 10.29.2014 - 11:25 (Solarserver)

On October 22nd, 2014 cleantech visionaries gathered together with solar industry leaders from multiple nations and unanimously agreed to support the first-ever global awareness campaign for solar. A day earlier, the campaign was officially launched at a panel discussion with solar gurus and thought leaders at the Solar Power International trade show in Las Vegas. This panel was moderated by Solar Pioneer and SunEdison Founder Jigar Shah. Read more

PSE&G announces start of construction of a 11.18 MW landfill solar PV farm in New Jersey

Wednesday, 10.29.2014 - 11:21 (Solarserver)

New Jersey Senate President Stephen Sweeney, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Bob Martin and New Jersey State Senator Donald Norcross helped Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G, Bordentown, N.J., US) mark the start of construction on its largest solar photovoltaic (PV) project to date, an 11.18 megawatt (MWDC) solar farm atop the closed Kinsley Landfill. Read more

SolarCity targets US carport market with new mounting product

Wednesday, 10.29.2014 - 10:53 (PV-Tech)

SolarCity has launched ZS Beam, a new product for solar car parks that it claims can reduce installation times and reduce costs, ahead of the company’s third quarter earnings report next week. Read more

Lightsource refinances 44MW of UK solar

Wednesday, 10.29.2014 - 9:46 (Solarpowerportal)

London-based solar developer, Lightsource Renewable Energy has closed the project refinancing of four solar farms totalling 44MW of capacity. Read more

SunEdison, Government of Rajasthan sign MoU for solar PV projects totalling 5 GW

Wednesday, 10.29.2014 - 7:10 (Solarserver)

SunEdison Inc., (Belmont, California, US) on October 28th, 2014 signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Rajasthan Government aimed at developing Rajasthan as the global hub for solar energy. SunEdison intends to establish 5 GW of capacity in the form of multiple mega solar photovoltaic (PV) projects, with the expected capacity of each mega solar project at 500 megawatts (MW) or more. Read more

ENERGY FORUM in South Tyrol: Swiss researchers present white PV modules for façades; Architectural Award for building-integrated solar technology goes to René Schmid

Wednesday, 10.29.2014 - 6:55 (Solarserver)

Jordi Escarre Palou and his team from the Swiss Center for Electronics and Microtechnology CSEM in Neuchâtel on October 28th, 2014 presented white solar photovoltaic (PV) modules with efficiency levels over 10% at the 9th ENERGY FORUM on Advanced Building Skins in Bressanone (South Tyrol, Italy). Furthermore, René Schmid was awarded the Architecture Prize for building-integrated solar technology. Read more

JinkoSolar announces results of 2014 annual general meeting; Kangping Chen and Xianhua Li re-elected as directors

Wednesday, 10.29.2014 - 6:47 (Solarserver)

JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. (Shanghai, China) announced that all shareholders resolutions proposed at the Company's 2014 annual general meeting held on October 28th, 2014 were duly passed. Specifically, the shareholders passed the following resolutions approving: The re-election of Mr. Kangping Chen as a director of the Company; The re-election of Mr. Xianhua Li as a director of the Company; The appointment of Mr. Longgen Zhang as a director of the Company. Read more


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Wind Energy

China Racing To Install Wind Power Before Government Subsidies Run Out

Wednesday, 10.29.2014 - 14:25 (Renewable Energy World)

China is on course this year to build four times the total wind power installed in all of Denmark as developers push to build the turbines ahead of cuts to incentives originally designed to spur the industry. 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

Are Environmental Regulations Causing US Utility Bills to Surge?

Wednesday, 10.29.2014 - 15:08 (Renewable Energy World)

U.S. electricity markets face years of higher prices as clean-air regulations shut more coal-fired power plants than earlier forecast, cutting supply and forcing producers to rely more on natural gas. Read more

Global study: Clean energy capacity added in developing nations grew faster than in developed countries

Wednesday, 10.29.2014 - 11:49 (Solarserver)

Developing nations represent a large and rapidly growing share of the world’s clean energy investment, according to “Climatescope 2014”, a landmark study released by Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF, New York City) on October 28th, 2014. The results suggest renewable technologies can be just as cost-competitive in emerging parts of the world as they are in richer nations. Read more

New York storage firms scoop NYSERDA ‘bench-to-prototype’ funding

Wednesday, 10.29.2014 - 10:36 (PV-Tech)

Nine companies conducting research and development into energy storage, including for integration of renewable energy, have partnered with the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) and are set to receive funding from the body. Read more

Camborne Capital and sPower acquire 6.5MW Hive Energy project

Wednesday, 10.29.2014 - 10:18 (Solarpowerportal)

Camborne Capital and sPower have agreed a deal with PV developer, Hive Energy to acquire a 6.5MW project in Pembrokeshire. Read more

NRG Energy and MGM Resorts successfully installs 6.4MW PV array in Las Vegas

Wednesday, 10.29.2014 - 5:43 (PV-Tech)

US-based PV developer NRG Energy and MGM Resorts International revealed that the world’s largest rooftop PV array on top of a convention center has been successfully completed. Read more

NRG Energy and MGM Resorts complete 6.4MW PV array in Las Vegas

Wednesday, 10.29.2014 - 5:43 (PV-Tech)

US-based PV developer NRG Energy and MGM Resorts International have completed what they claim to be the world’s largest rooftop PV array, in Las Vegas. Read more


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