News of the year 2014

Date: 18.11.2014


Eight19 recieves another £1 million investment

Tuesday, 11.18.2014 - 17:33 (Solarpowerportal)

Eight19, a developer of organic photovoltaic (OPV) technology, has received a further £1 million investment from IP Group to assist with the growth of the company’s production volume and commercial activities. Read more

Eight19 receives another £1 million investment

Tuesday, 11.18.2014 - 17:33 (Solarpowerportal)

Eight19, a developer of organic photovoltaic (OPV) technology, has received a further £1 million investment from IP Group to assist with the growth of the company’s production volume and commercial activities. Read more

JA Solar module shipments increase 55.6% sequentially; sold out in Q4

Tuesday, 11.18.2014 - 12:55 (PV-Tech)

PV manufacturer JA Solar reported a 55.6% increase in module shipments in the third quarter and generated revenue of US$492.2 million, up 24.7% sequentially. Read more

Solar module manufacturing expansion plans in US near 2GW

Tuesday, 11.18.2014 - 11:37 (PV-Tech)

A number of recent announcements from US-based solar PV manufacturers concerning new or expanded module capacity have heralded a major turnaround in North America’s PV manufacturing fortunes. Read more

PV production: Waaree Energies India announces collaboration with GT Advanced Technologies

Tuesday, 11.18.2014 - 9:28 (Solarserver)

Waaree Energies Limited India (Mumbai, Maharashtra) and GT Advanced Technologies (Merrimack, N.H., US) have announced their plan to enter into an agreement for the development of technology and manufacture of products in the solar photovoltaic (PV) sector. Under this agreement, the companies plan to develop and deliver to the Indian market innovative solar products incorporating GT Advanced Technologies’ patented “Merlin” solar cell and module interconnect system. Read more

Navigant Research: Revenue from smart grid technologies is expected to reach USD 70.2 billion annually by 2023

Tuesday, 11.18.2014 - 9:18 (Solarserver)

A recent report from Navigant Research (Boulder, Colorado, US) analyzes the global market for smart grid technologies, including global market forecasts for revenue, broken out by technology, application, component, and region, through 2023. The benefits of smart grid technology are becoming increasingly quantifiable, not only in terms of improved grid reliability, but also in economic benefits, according to the report. Worldwide revenue from smart grid technologies is expected to grow from USD 44.1 billion in 2014 to USD 70.2 billion in 2023, forecasts Navigant Research. Read more

SunEdison and TerraForm Power sign definitive agreement to acquire First Wind for USD 2.4 billion

Tuesday, 11.18.2014 - 7:10 (Solarserver)

SunEdison Inc. (Beltsville, MD, US), a leading global solar photovoltaic (PV) developer, and subsidiary TerraForm Power, Inc., a global owner and operator of renewable energy power plants, on November 17th, 2014 announced that they have signed a definitive agreement to acquire First Wind (Boston, Mass., US.) , one of the leading developers, owners and operators of wind projects in the U.S. Total consideration for the acquisition of First Wind is up to USD 2.4 billion, comprised of USD 1.9 billion in upfront consideration and a USD 510 million earn-out. Read more

Thermal Power/Heating

SPI Solar to develop PV project in Japan

Tuesday, 11.18.2014 - 20:45 (PV-Tech)

SPI Solar Japan G.K., a wholly owned subsidiary of PV developer SPI Solar, has agreed to a purchase deal to acquire 100% of equity interest in a 22MW PV project in Sukagawa City, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan. Read more

New solar energy coalition formed in Massachusetts

Tuesday, 11.18.2014 - 20:19 (PV-Tech)

The New England Clean Energy Council (NECEC), Solar Energy Business Association of New England (SEBANE), Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and Vote Solar have come together to form a coalition that will work with Massachusetts government and other key players in order to further advance the state’s PV market. Read more

A Look Inside Four Solar Labs Offers a Glimpse of What's New in PV R&D

Tuesday, 11.18.2014 - 13:56 (Renewable Energy World)

Research in solar photovoltaics is alive and well, as many government and university labs around the country are investing resources and pushing the envelope. A sampling of labs shows they’re working on both thin-film and crystalline, with nanotechnology playing a big part, as expected. But some labs are exploring angles you wouldn’t normally think about. Read more

JinkoSolar closes USD 225 million private equity investment for its downstream PV project Business

Tuesday, 11.18.2014 - 13:53 (Solarserver)

JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. (Shanghai, China) on November 18th, 2014 announced that it closed the private equity investment led by China Development Bank International (CDBI) and the Macquarie Greater China Infrastructure Fund (MGCIF) of an aggregate amount of USD 225 million in the Company's downstream solar power project business. Read more

JinkoSolar nears yield-co IPO

Tuesday, 11.18.2014 - 13:15 (PV-Tech)

JinkoSolar is on the brink of spinning out its Jinko Power unit as a publicly traded yield co following the closure of US$225 million of investment. Read more

‘Solar century’ beckons as costs continue to fall - UK energy secretary

Tuesday, 11.18.2014 - 13:01 (PV-Tech)

The UK’s energy and climate change secretary, Ed Davey, has said he believes solar power is on course to become the cheapest form of energy. Read more

Blue Earth plans Mexico expansion with solar and wind project purchase

Tuesday, 11.18.2014 - 12:45 (PV-Tech)

Six wind and solar projects in Mexico, including 105MW of solar, could be purchased by US renewable energy and energy efficiency company Blue Earth, it was announced yesterday. Read more

Ed Davey: Solar will become ‘cheapest form of energy’

Tuesday, 11.18.2014 - 12:28 (Solarpowerportal)

DECC secretary of state for energy and climate change Ed Davey has said that he is “absolutely convinced” the falling costs of solar will make it the cheapest form of energy available in the coming years. Read more

Vivint Solar under investigation after disappointing results

Tuesday, 11.18.2014 - 12:21 (PV-Tech)

As many as five law firms are investigating whether or not Vivint Solar breached any securities laws in the run up to its initial public offering. Read more

Charity receives £11,500 grant, installs solar four days later

Tuesday, 11.18.2014 - 11:49 (Solarpowerportal)

BF Adventure has installed solar panels just four days after being awarded £11,572 at Energyshare Cornwall’s Energy Fund Awards. Read more

SPI Solar in agreement to acquire 168.5 MW in China

Tuesday, 11.18.2014 - 11:30 (PV-Tech)

Solar developer SPI Solar has entered into a framework agreement to acquire 168.5MW of solar projects from engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) firm TBEA Sunoasis. Read more

BNEF study: Investment in renewables including solar PV is a cost-comparable alternative to coal in Turkey

Tuesday, 11.18.2014 - 9:36 (Solarserver)

The government of Turkey could achieve its aims of expanding electricity supply to meet the needs of a growing economy, and reducing dependence on imported natural gas, without adopting the coal-led strategy laid out in its official plans, according to new analysis from research company Bloomberg New Energy Finance, The study, funded by the European Climate Foundation and commissioned by WWF-Turkey, published on November 17th, 2014, shows that an alternative approach – based on building up generation capacity in renewables such as wind, solar photovoltaics (PV) and hydro-electric – could be achieved at comparable costs while also benefiting Turkey's environment and reducing Read more

8minutenergy to develop 133 MW solar PV Farm in California for Los Angeles Department of Water and Power

Tuesday, 11.18.2014 - 9:22 (Solarserver)

8minutenergy Renewables LLC (Folsom, California, U.S.) on November 13th, 2014 announced the signing of a 25-year contract to sell solar power from its Springbok Solar Farm project, to the Southern California Public Power Authority (SCPPA), on behalf of its participating member, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP). 8minutenergy will develop, build and operate the Springbok Solar Farm, located 70 miles north of Los Angeles in Kern County, California. Read more

SPI Solar announces agreements with TBEA Xinjiang Sunoasis to develop and acquire PV projects in China totaling 168.5 MW

Tuesday, 11.18.2014 - 6:57 (Solarserver)

SPI Solar (Roseville, California, US) on November 17th, 2014 announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, SPI Solar Power (Suzhou, China) Co., Ltd. has entered into a framework agreement with TBEA Xinjiang Sunoasis Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of TBEA Co., Ltd. (Shanghai) to acquire 168.5 megawatt (MW) of solar photovoltaic (PV) projects across China, from TBEA Sunoasis. Read more

Canadian Solar achieves PV module qualification to supply residential U.S. PV company Sunrun

Tuesday, 11.18.2014 - 6:52 (Solarserver)

Canadian Solar Inc. (Guelph, Ontario) on November 17th, 2014 announced that Sunrun (San Francisco, California, U.S.), one of the largest dedicated residential solar photovoltaic (PV) companies in the United States, approved Canadian Solar as its qualified vendor. Through AEE Solar, a subsidiary of Sunrun and one of the nation's leading wholesale distributors of solar products, consumers and PV installers can choose Canadian Solar's high quality products in their Sunrun home solar system. Read more


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Wind Energy

Inflatable Offshore Wind Turbine Service Habitat Launched

Tuesday, 11.18.2014 - 20:15 (Renewable Energy World)

An inflatable habitat that attaches to platforms for servicing the blades of wind turbines has been launched by GEV Wind Power. 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

The 51st State Forum Is Now Open — Share Your Ideal Energy Market

Tuesday, 11.18.2014 - 22:57 (Renewable Energy World)

Innovators are, almost by nature, impatient people. What’s here and now is never good enough; they must tinker with it, always looking ahead to how they would do it differently or better.  So, when the first articles appeared about the Solar Electric Power Association’s 51st State Initiative on clean tech websites, including Read more

France Ploughs Ahead with Renewable Energy While Australia Scales Back Clean Energy Policies

Tuesday, 11.18.2014 - 15:19 (Renewable Energy World)

While France has set ambitious targets to increase the share of renewables in its total energy consumption, Australia has taken a contrasting approach by repealing its 2011 Clean Energy Act, which established the carbon pricing mechanism, according to Pranav Srivastava, an analyst with research and consulting firm GlobalData. Read more


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