News of the year 2014

Date: 20.11.2014


Armor and Cambrios enable next generation OPV

Thursday, 11.20.2014 - 9:59 (Solarserver)

Armor (Nantes, France), a specialist in ink chemistry and printing technologies, and Cambrios Technologies Corporation (Sunnyvale, CA, US), provider of silver nanowire-based solutions for the transparent conductor markets, on November 20th, 2014 announced the development of a scalable manufacturing process allowing Armor to mass produce Organic Photovoltaic (OPV) devices. Armor has designed flexible OPV modules using Cambrios’ “ClearOhm” silver nanowires as electrodes. Read more

Thermal Power/Heating

SolarPark Korea enters UK market

Thursday, 11.20.2014 - 23:49 (PV-Tech)

South Korean PV module manufacturer, SolarPark Korea, originally a joint venture firm with SolarWorld AG, said it had officially entered the UK solar market, which is expected to be the largest in Europe in 2014. Read more

Proposed FiT changes would kill solar ‘stone dead’ in Northern Ireland

Thursday, 11.20.2014 - 18:19 (Solarpowerportal)

Northern Ireland’s feed-in tariff (FiT) is facing the possibility of a huge cut that could cost 1,000 jobs, according to the country’s Solar Trade Association (NISTA). Read more

JinkoSolar planning up to 25% module capacity expansion in 2015

Thursday, 11.20.2014 - 16:00 (PV-Tech)

Citing continued strong global growth and market share gains, major PV manufacturer, JinkoSolar said it was planning to expand module capacity in 2015 by 20% to 25%.   Read more

Green Benefits: Companies Now Offer Solar Energy Programs for Employees

Thursday, 11.20.2014 - 15:38 (Renewable Energy World)

Vote Solar may be best known for our work advocating for state-level policy, but we've also been hard at work helping tackle solar soft costs head on through our GroupEnergy program. Our take on the solarize community purchasing model focuses on helping existing groups — think coworkers, clubs or congregations — pool their collective buying power to go solar at home. Read more

Ten bidders remain for Dubai’s 100MW project

Thursday, 11.20.2014 - 13:35 (PV-Tech)

Ten bidders will be reviewed by Dubai’s state utility company for the development of the second phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, following the close of the bidding on 20 November. Read more

JinkoSolar expects over 1GW of shipments in Q4 after record Q3 shipments

Thursday, 11.20.2014 - 13:11 (PV-Tech)

Major PV manufacturer, JinkoSolar reported a record high 758.1MW of module shipments in the third quarter of 2014, while guiding shipments of over 1GW in the fourth quarter. Read more

German solar association to share storage safety notes with global industry

Thursday, 11.20.2014 - 12:44 (PV-Tech)

The German solar industry association, BSW Solar, has created an extensive report on safety for lithium-ion battery-based energy storage systems for home use, and plans to publish an English language version next week. Read more

Brazil solar prices plummet but PV likely to struggle in upcoming all-energy auction

Thursday, 11.20.2014 - 12:44 (PV-Tech)

Brazil’s Energy Research Company (EPE) announced this week 179 solar power projects, totalling 4.872GW are to bid for tenders in the upcoming national A-5 energy auction. Read more

Jinko yield co could float in US or Hong Kong

Thursday, 11.20.2014 - 12:04 (PV-Tech)

JinkoSolar has said it could float its planned yield co in either the US or Hong Kong. Read more

Ingenious Clean Energy sells 64MW solar portfolio to Magnetar Solar

Thursday, 11.20.2014 - 12:01 (Solarpowerportal)

Ingenious Clean Energy has announced the sale of its 64MW solar portfolio to Magnetar Solar (UK) Ltd. Read more

Ingenious Clean Energy sells 64MW solar portfolio to Megnetar Solar

Thursday, 11.20.2014 - 12:01 (Solarpowerportal)

Ingenious Clean Energy has announced the sale of its 64MW solar portfolio to Magnetar Solar (UK) Ltd. Read more

STA analysis: Home grown UK solar power to be cheaper than gas

Thursday, 11.20.2014 - 10:02 (Solarserver)

The British Solar Trade Association (STA) on November 20th, 2014 published new analysis showing that the cost of generating electricity from a typical 10 MW solar photovoltaic (PV) farm in the UK is set to fall faster than many think over the next 15 years. The report “Cost reduction potential of large-scale solar PV”, is based on a survey of the trade association’s member companies and their cost forecasts between now and 2030. Read more

SolarWorld selects Enphase Energy as supplier of PV microinverter systems, companies enter global strategic partnership

Thursday, 11.20.2014 - 9:51 (Solarserver)

SolarWorld (Bonn, Germany; Hillsboro, Oregon, US), the largest U.S. solar PV producer for nearly 40 years, and Enphase Energy, provider of PV microinverters (Petaluma, California, US) on November 19th, 2014 announced that they have signed a global strategic partnership agreement. SolarWorld has formalized Enphase as its supplier of microinverter systems for its custom-engineered PV system solutions in the U.S. market as well as expanded this partnership across both companies’ worldwide distribution networks. Read more

Sky Solar announces closing of IPO, net proceeds of approximately USD 46.1 million

Thursday, 11.20.2014 - 7:04 (Solarserver)

Sky Solar Holdings, Ltd. (Hong Kong), a global independent power producer (IPP) that develops, owns and operates solar photovoltaic (PV) parks around the world, on November 18th, 2014 announced the closing of its initial public offering of 6,353,750 American depositary shares (ADSs), each representing eight of its ordinary shares, at a price to the public of USD 8.00 per ADS. Read more

Trina Solar to build 10 MW PV plant in Aqaba, Jordan, financed by IFC

Thursday, 11.20.2014 - 6:55 (Solarserver)

Trina Solar Limited (Changzhou, China) on November 19th, 2014 announced that it has entered into an agreement for the design, build and operation and maintenance of the 10 MW Shamsuna solar photovoltaic (PV) project in Aqaba, Jordan with Shamsuna Power Company. Foursan Capital Partners will hold an 85% stake and Shamsuna Power will hold a 15% stake in the PV project, respectively. The project is being financed by International Finance Corporation (IFC) and a small syndicate of lenders. Read more


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Wind Energy

China Curtails Less Wind Energy in 2014

Thursday, 11.20.2014 - 16:09 (Renewable Energy World)

Latest data from China's National Energy Administration shows that 8.85 GW of new wind power capacity was installed in the first nine months of 2014, bringing its total capacity to nearly 85 GW, a year-on-year increase of 22 percent. Accounting for 6.6 percent of China's total installed power capacity, wind exceeds nuclear power in installed capacity and electricity production, has become the third major power source following coal and hydro. Read more


Brazil Hydropower Company Advances Major Solar Manufacturing Project

Thursday, 11.20.2014 - 18:56 (Renewable Energy World)

Brazil’s nascent solar industry may finally have found the Green Knight it needs to develop domestic cradle-to-grave manufacturing capability that can supply the country’s growing demand: Itaipu, the world’s largest hydroelectric generator. Read more

Hydrogen/Fuel Cell

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Geo Thermal/Heat Pump

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Energy Policy/Climate/CO2

California’s Reserve Fund Won’t Lift the Financing Boot from PACE’s Neck

Thursday, 11.20.2014 - 15:38 (Renewable Energy World)

Earlier this year, the state of California announced a $10 million loan-loss reserve to solve the Federal Housing Finance Agency’s severe restrictions on using property-tax based financing for energy efficiency and renewable energy on residential property. It’s a great concept, but evidence from on of California’s best property assessed clean energ Read more

3W Power/EG Power Solutions announces Q3, 2014 results: Decrease in orders and revenue due to closures of subsidiaries and divestments

Thursday, 11.20.2014 - 7:11 (Solarserver)

3W Power S.A. (Luxembourg), the holding company of AEG Power Solutions Group (Zwanenburg, The Netherlands), a global provider of UPS systems and power electronic solutions for industrial, commercial, renewable and distributed energy markets, on November 19th, 2014 announced results for Q3 2014. AEG Power Solutions finished Q3 2014 with €43.9 million in orders and €47.6 million in revenue. Compared to Q3 2013, orders were €55.7million, down 21.2% and revenue was €51.5 million, down 7.5%. Variance was in line with expectations and impacted by certain closures and divestitures as well as the difficult macroeconomic environment, the company notes. Read more

Yingli Green to supply world’s biggest floating PV plant

Thursday, 11.20.2014 - 1:30 (PV-Tech)

Yingli Green will supply panels to the world’s largest floating PV plant, a 7.5MW power station in Japan, according to the Japanese company behind the project. Read more


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