News of the year 2014

Date: 30.10.2014


GTM Research: Megawatt-scale PV O&M and Asset Management to surpass 88 GW by the end of 2014

Thursday, 10.30.2014 - 10:10 (Solarserver)

The global market for solar photovoltaic (PV) Operations and Maintenance (O&M) and Asset Management (AM) will surpass 88 GW by the end of 2014, according to GTM Research (Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.). The market research company forecast the PV O&M and market to almost triple by 2018, driven predominantly by China, the U.S. and Japan. Read more

Conergy completes 1.5 MW PV installation on former landfill in Sacramento, integrating recreation and wattage

Thursday, 10.30.2014 - 8:46 (Solarserver)

Conergy, one of the world's largest downstream solar photovoltaic (PV) companies, recently completed a 1.5 megawatt solar installation on Sutter's Landing Park, a regional recreation area in Sacramento, California. The PV installation will produce approximately 2,300 megawatt hours of solar power annually for the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD), which will be used for residential and commercial business consumption, Conergy announced. Read more

Thermal Power/Heating

SunEdison Wins Big in Two Indian States

Thursday, 10.30.2014 - 21:55 (Renewable Energy World)

SunEdison has just made back-to-back announcements of large solar project wins in India, a 5 GW MOU from the Rajasthan State government, and a 150 MW award from Karnataka Renewable Energy Development. Read more

SolarWorld to spend US$10 million on PERC cell/module expansion in Oregon

Thursday, 10.30.2014 - 18:58 (PV-Tech)

SolarWorld has announced plans to invest over US$10 million in adding a new ‘flexible’ manufacturing line at its Hillsboro, Oregon facility with the creation of around 200 jobs. Read more

SolarWorld Boosts Manufacturing in Oregon

Thursday, 10.30.2014 - 18:48 (Renewable Energy World)

U.S. solar panel industry leader SolarWorld today announced plans to increase capacity from 380 MW to 530 MW, and to boost advanced cell manufacturing capacity at its Hillsboro, Oregon plant by 100 MW, adding 200 jobs at the location, which will grow to 900 employees. The Bonn-based company also manufactures in the German cities of Freiberg and Arnstadt. “The factory will remain the largest of its kind in the Western Hemisphere. The company views this expansion as a stepping-stone to 630 MW capacity in the near future,” SolarWorld said. Read more

Major polysilicon producers benefiting from solar boom

Thursday, 10.30.2014 - 14:11 (PV-Tech)

Four of the largest polysilicon producers have all reported strong revenue for the third quarter of 2014, on the back of stable ASPs and strong demand from the PV industry. Read more

JinkoSolar to supply 19MW to another project in Chile

Thursday, 10.30.2014 - 12:34 (PV-Tech)

JinkoSolar will supply 19MW of solar modules to an undisclosed photovoltaic project in Chile, its third PV deployment to the country this year, according to the company. Read more

TerraForm yield co adds 77MW of DG solar to portfolio

Thursday, 10.30.2014 - 11:43 (PV-Tech)

TerraForm Power, the spin-off yield co unit of US PV provider SunEdison, has added to its growing portfolio with 77.6MW of distributed generation solar plants in the US. Read more

RWE’s 37MW Oxfordshire solar farm connected to the grid

Thursday, 10.30.2014 - 11:08 (Solarpowerportal)

RWE Supply & Trading, the German utility’s trading arm, has completed its first solar farm project in the UK, a 37MW development on a disused airfield in Oxfordshire. Read more

SunEdison seals US$130 million deal for Chilean solar plant

Thursday, 10.30.2014 - 11:08 (PV-Tech)

SunEdison has agreed a US$130 million non-recourse debt financing deal with CorpBanca and BBVA for the funding to construct a 69.5MW solar power plant in Chile. Read more

SPI Solar eyes China DG top spot with mounting acquisition

Thursday, 10.30.2014 - 11:05 (PV-Tech)

Developer SPI Solar has agreed a deal to buy a major Chinese rooftop mounting manufacturer as it looks to grab a bigger share of the country’s distributed generation (DG) market. Read more

SolarCity enters solar PV carport market with new ZS Beam, mounting system

Thursday, 10.30.2014 - 10:20 (Solarserver)

SolarCity (San Mateo, California, US) announced ZS Beam, a new product that allows solar photovoltaic (PV) panels to be attached to parking lot shading structures faster, more safely and at a lower cost than was previously possible. The newest product in SolarCity’s Zep Solar line should make it possible for more businesses, schools and government organizations to build carport structures that create shaded parking and also provide solar electricity at a lower rate than electricity from their utility companies, the company announced. Read more

SPI Solar to acquire Shanghai All-Zip Roofing System Group

Thursday, 10.30.2014 - 9:34 (Solarserver)

SPI Solar (Roseville, California, US) announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Xinwei Solar Power Engineering (Suzhou) Co., Ltd., has entered into a framework purchase agreement for the acquisition of a 100% equity interest in Shanghai All-Zip Roofing System Group Co., Ltd. with All-Zip Roofing and its owners, including five private equity investors. All-Zip Roofing is a provider of comprehensive solar photovoltaic (PV) roofing solutions in the Chinese market. It holds several key patents concerning roofing, SPI solar notes. Read more


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Wind Energy

Flow batteries ‘viable substitute’ for gas turbines to meet peak capacity in US

Thursday, 10.30.2014 - 14:52 (PV-Tech)

Zinc redox flow batteries could be a “viable substitute” for simple cycle peaking power plants in the US, especially as the increase of solar penetration adds concerns over grid stability, according to a new whitepaper. 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

Get Out Your Carving Kits: DOE Offers Renewable Energy-themed Pumpkin Designs

Thursday, 10.30.2014 - 17:37 (Renewable Energy World)

The DOE is always looking for ways to make renewable energy appealing. To that end, they’ve proffered up some ideas to incorporate green energy into the classic Halloween tradition of pumpkin carving. Conveniently, October is also National Energy Action Month, so you’d get double brownie points for picking one of their designs. The options include: Read more

German Experts Lock Horns over Storage

Thursday, 10.30.2014 - 15:29 (Renewable Energy World)

Until recently, the going orthodoxy among supporters of Germany’s Energiewende, or clean energy transition, was that storage capacity for electricity was vital to expanding renewables in Germany’s power supply. Read more

Could the Upcoming Election Decide Florida’s Renewable Energy Fate?

Thursday, 10.30.2014 - 15:29 (Renewable Energy World)

As gubernatorial candidate Charlie Christ noted in the recent debate, the corrupting influence of Florida’s electric utilities has blocked efforts to help Florida transition into a fair and free-market renewable energy economy. The impact of this powerful fossil fuel lobby has been demonstrated as they funnel resources to influence the outcome of the Florida governor’s race. Renewable energy, in particular solar energy, will without a doubt have a significantly positive economic impact on Florida’s natural and economic environment. But the first step for the Sunshine State is a changing of the guard in the executive office. Read more

NRG Energy celebrates the installation of the 4 MW Spanish Town Estate PV plant in U.S. Virgin Islands

Thursday, 10.30.2014 - 9:55 (Solarserver)

During a festive ribbon-cutting ceremony, NRG Energy Inc. (Princeton, New Jersey, U.S.) celebrated the installation of the Spanish Town Estate solar photovoltaic (PV) project on the island of St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands. The 4 megawatt (MWac) Spanish Town Estate PV facility will generate enough solar power to supply approximately 1,500 customers of the U.S. Virgin Island Water and Power Authority (WAPA). Read more


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