News of the year 2014

Date: 03.10.2014


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Thermal Power/Heating

SPI Solar expands PV project footprint to Greece

Friday, 10.3.2014 - 15:27 (PV-Tech)

PV project developer, SPI Solar has completed the acquisition of Sinsin Renewable Investment Limited (SRIL) in cash and shares totalling US$91.7 million on plans to develop 360MW of projects, primarily in Greece. Read more

Keystone XL’s TransCanada buys three solar plants from Canadian Solar

Friday, 10.3.2014 - 13:08 (PV-Tech)

Canadian Solar has sold three large-scale solar PV plants to TransCanada, the oil and energy infrastructure company that is also behind plans for the controversial Keystone XL tar sands oil pipeline. Read more

Westinghouse Solar expands residential PV offer in US with US$100m loan facility

Friday, 10.3.2014 - 12:06 (PV-Tech)

Westinghouse Solar has secured financing worth US$100 million to offer residential solar loans to homeowners in the US. Read more

37.8MW solar farm connected in Wales

Friday, 10.3.2014 - 11:59 (PV-Tech)

German developer ib vogt GmbH and UK-based Solafields have completed a 37.8MW solar farm in Pembrokeshire, Wales. Read more

Gestamp Solar signs contract for 10MW project in Kuwait

Friday, 10.3.2014 - 11:37 (PV-Tech)

Gestamp Solar has agreed a US$28 million deal for a 10MW project in Kuwait to be built for a state-run oil company. Read more

Exclusive: CfD budget increase could lead to less solar

Friday, 10.3.2014 - 11:12 (Solarpowerportal)

Changes to the way DECC calculates levels of support for large-scale PV could mean less overall capacity being built, despite the trumpeted increase in budget, Solar Power Portal has learned. 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

7 Renewable Energy Lessons from Germany

Friday, 10.3.2014 - 14:30 (Renewable Energy World)

On the occasion of Germany’s re-unification day, I thought it would be fitting to review some of the lessons I learned from Germany about renewable energy on a recent trip to the country.  It would be hard to argue that Germany is NOT the renewable energy capital of the world in terms of developing a thriving industry that contributed more than 27 Read more

A Deeper Look into Yieldco Structuring

Friday, 10.3.2014 - 14:02 (Renewable Energy World)

Yieldcos seem to be the renewable energy financing mechanism in vogue lately. As the newest 2014 headliners, TerraForm Power and NextEra Energy attract media attention, and NRG Yield continues to exceed expectations, many industry stakeholders are asking: what is a yieldco and why is it attractive from an investment and finance perspective? To answer these questions, this article summarizes key elements of the yieldco structure and provides an overview of the current U.S. market. Read more

Taiwanese cell producers shifting more capacity to monocrystalline, says EnergyTrend

Friday, 10.3.2014 - 12:43 (PV-Tech)

According to Taiwan-based market research firm EnergyTrend, Taiwanese solar cell manufacturers are increasing the ramp of monocrystalline-based cells to expand into new markets. Read more

SunPower partnership with homebuilding company yields ‘double net zero energy’ house

Friday, 10.3.2014 - 12:19 (PV-Tech)

A ‘double zero energy’ home with energy storage and solar PV systems has been launched in the US, as a result of the partnership between solar manufacturer and developer SunPower and homebuilder KB Home. Read more

DECC ‘failed consumers’ with early CfD awards, report says

Friday, 10.3.2014 - 11:37 (Solarpowerportal)

The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) failed consumers when it awarded billions of pounds worth of early contracts under the new large-scale renewable energy support scheme, according to an influential Commons committee. Read more


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