News of the year 2014

Date: 14.11.2014


STR seeing growing PV module assembly in Malaysia after US anti-dumping case

Friday, 11.14.2014 - 18:15 (PV-Tech)

PV module encapsulant material producer, STR Holdings has expanded production at its Malaysian plant to meet growing PV module production in the country after the latest round of US anti-dumping duties on Chinese and Taiwanese made solar cells. Read more

Spire reports nine months results: increase in revenues, dropped net loss

Friday, 11.14.2014 - 11:53 (Solarserver)

Spire Corporation (Bedford, Mass., US), a global solar company providing capital equipment and turn-key manufacturing lines to produce photovoltaic (PV) modules and providing optoelectronics thin film services, on November 13th, 2014 announced revenues for the nine months ended September 30th, 2014 were USD 11.7 million, a 6% increase from USD 11.0 million for the same nine month period in 2013. Net loss attributable to common shareholders for the nine months ended September 30th, 2014 was USD 5.9 million compared to a net loss attributable to common shareholders of USD 6.5 million for the same period in 2013. Read more

Thermal Power/Heating

Lightsource partners up with local firm on Essex solar farm

Friday, 11.14.2014 - 16:47 (Solarpowerportal)

Lightsource Renewable Energy has forged a partnership with local solar developer Push Energy to commission a 10MW solar farm in Essex. Read more

Netherlands Installs World's First Solar Bike Path

Friday, 11.14.2014 - 15:55 (Renewable Energy World)

The world’s first solar bike lane is soon to be available for use in the Netherlands! The bike path that connects the Amsterdam suburbs of Krommenie and Wormerveer is a 70-meter stretch of solar-powered roadway set to open for the public this week. Read more

Solar installer CBD Energy enters administration

Friday, 11.14.2014 - 13:29 (PV-Tech)

Renewable energy developer CBD Energy has entered administration, however its solar installation business will continue to operate. Read more

Wafer demand exceeding supply, says GCL-Poly as FBR technology ramps

Friday, 11.14.2014 - 12:50 (PV-Tech)

GCL-Poly Energy Holdings, the largest polysilicon and solar wafer producer reported strong third quarter results as demand exceeded supply and was running at 100% utilization rates for both products. Read more

SolarCity to install PV systems totaling 20 MW on San Diego Navy Residences

Friday, 11.14.2014 - 12:15 (Solarserver)

U.S. Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus on November 13th, 2014 announced that Navy and Marine Corps housing units in the San Diego area will receive rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) systems through a purchase power agreement (PPA) between Lincoln Military Housing and SolarCity Corp. (San Mateo, California, U.S.). The deal, one of SolarCity’s largest residential undertakings under its SolarStrong Initiative, will provide solar power to nearly 6,000 homes across 27 privatized neighborhoods, with pending design and interconnection approvals could generate 20 megawatts (MW) or more of solar energy. Read more

Malaysia awards over 250MW solar FiTs

Friday, 11.14.2014 - 12:04 (PV-Tech)

The Sustainable Energy Development Authority Malaysia (SEDA Malaysia) has approved 250MW of solar projects to receive its feed-in tariff (FiT). Read more

SPI Solar announces Q3, 2014 results: Increased net sales, net loss

Friday, 11.14.2014 - 11:35 (Solarserver)

Solar photovoltaic (PV) project developer SPI Solar (Roseville, California, U.S.) on November 13th, 2014 announced its results for the third quarter ended September 30th, 2014. Total net sales increased from USD 21.3 million for the third quarter of 2013 to USD 26.7 million for the corresponding period in 2014, primarily as a result of SPI’s successful debut in the Chines PV market and revenue generated from operations in China. Total net sales for the third quarter of 2014 also represented a significant increase from USD 6.3 million for the second quarter of 2014. Read more

Savills Energy: ‘Still plenty to be done’ for commercial solar

Friday, 11.14.2014 - 11:10 (Solarpowerportal)

Savills Energy has called on the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) to outline the next steps of its solar strategy in order to unlock greater investment in the commercial rooftop solar market. Read more

SolarWorld confirms Q3 business results, announces 350 MW order backlog

Friday, 11.14.2014 - 8:31 (Solarserver)

In a group interim report on the third quarter of 2014, released on November 13th, 2014, SolarWorld AG (Bonn, Germany) confirms its business results preliminarily reported. In the first nine months of 2014, the group raised its shipments of solar photovoltaic (PV) modules and kits by 54 percent to 602 MW (Q1–Q3 2013: 390 MW). The company achieved its strongest growth in the United States, France, the United Kingdom and Japan. In these markets, SolarWorld managed to double its business volume, compared with the same period last year. Read more


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Wind Energy

Wind Energy Fellowships: Renewable Energy Credits Are Supporting Education

Friday, 11.14.2014 - 12:46 (Renewable Energy World)

The wind turbine on the University of Delaware’s Hugh R. Sharp Campus in Lewes has yielded many benefits in its first four years of operation, including generating clean energy for the campus and community, helping train students in turbine maintenance, testing new equipment, and supporting research studies. Read more


Turkey’s Biggest Hydropower Dam Project Victim of Faltering Peace Talks

Friday, 11.14.2014 - 14:32 (Renewable Energy World)

Construction work on two of Turkey’s biggest dam projects has ground to a halt, as the country pays a price for simmering tensions between Kurdish rebels and the government. Read more

Hydrogen/Fuel Cell

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Geo Thermal/Heat Pump

Africa Opens Its First Geothermal Energy Research Center for Workforce Development

Friday, 11.14.2014 - 17:42 (Renewable Energy World)

Africa is set to open its first ever-geothermal energy research centre at the Dedan Kimathi University of Science and Technology (DeKUT) in Kenya. As interest in the African geothermal market grows, the region is now focused on building a strong workforce to spur exploration and development of the increasingly important source of renewable energy. Read more

Energy Policy/Climate/CO2

World Bank commissions first station of renewable energy resource network

Friday, 11.14.2014 - 13:36 (PV-Tech)

The Wold Bank has commissioned the first of many data stations measuring renewable energy potential around the globe in an effort to open up new markets. Read more

Levelized Cost of Electricity Models: The Good, The Bad and the Potential for Bias

Friday, 11.14.2014 - 13:34 (Renewable Energy World)

LCOE — levelized cost of electricity — is an unstandardized model used by governments, companies, consultants and others to make an economic assessment of the cost of generating electricity from a specific source. LCOE models are often filled with assumptions (what people believe) instead of field data and even when field data is used, the forecasts generated are based on assumptions (beliefs) that typically skew towards the amorphous phrase: grid parity. Read more

Energy storage: IBESA publishes expert interviews on battery safety; Unsafe systems are often a result of inadequate cells

Friday, 11.14.2014 - 11:59 (Solarserver)

Battery safety plays an important role in the field of energy storage. This is why the international competence network International Battery & Energy Storage Alliance (IBESA) is committed to the issue of battery safety and has therefore spoken to distinguished experts about appropriate safety measures. To get a clear overall picture on the topic of battery safety IBESA interviewed experts in the field of cell and battery manufacturing, as well as electrochemists and cell specialists on their opinion and strategic recommendation on energy storage safety. They all seem to agree that entirely safe or non-flammable li-ion cells do not exist. However, it is necessary to ensure Read more

Solyndra who? DoE loans programme back in black

Friday, 11.14.2014 - 10:55 (PV-Tech)

The US Department of Energy loans guarantee programme has made more from interest payments than it lost on failed companies such as Solyndra. Read more

Enphase Energy enters into a strategic agreement on residential PV solutions in Europe

Friday, 11.14.2014 - 8:23 (Solarserver)

Enphase Energy (Petaluma, California, U.S.) on November 13th, 2014 announced a strategic partnership agreement with Groupe Solution Energie (GSE, Lyon, France), a provider of residential solar photovoltaic (PV) solutions, to address sustainable solar development in France, Switzerland and Belgium. Enphase will be the exclusive inverter technology partner for GSE's advanced solar photovoltaic solutions. Read more


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