News of the year 2014

Date: 21.11.2014


Hanwha SolarOne raises solar module shipment guidance on strong China demand

Friday, 11.21.2014 - 13:49 (PV-Tech)

Tier 1 PV module manufacturer, Hanwha SolarOne reported increased revenue on the back of increased module shipments, primarily to China in the third quarter of 2014. Read more

Hanwha SolarOne lowers solar module shipment guidance but building module plant in Korea

Friday, 11.21.2014 - 13:49 (PV-Tech)

Tier 1 PV module manufacturer, Hanwha SolarOne reported increased revenue on the back of increased module shipments, primarily to China in the third quarter of 2014. Read more

Trina Solar modules gain carbon footprint certification

Friday, 11.21.2014 - 12:06 (PV-Tech)

Trina Solar announced it has received a Carbon Footprint Verification from international certification body, the British Standards Institution. Read more

Thermal Power/Heating

Cheap Electricity Trumps Solar in India's Rural Communities

Friday, 11.21.2014 - 17:13 (Renewable Energy World)

The villagers of Dharnai in northern India had been living without electricity for more than 30 years when Greenpeace installed a microgrid to supply reliable, low-cost solar power. Read more

Sunnova Raises $250 Million to Expand Residential Solar in U.S. and Overseas

Friday, 11.21.2014 - 16:59 (Renewable Energy World)

Sunnova Energy Corp. closed a $250 million funding round, bringing the total amount it has raised this year to almost half a billion dollars as it seeks to add U.S. customers and expand overseas as soon as next year, its chief executive officer said. Read more

US on target for 10% solar by 2030 - report

Friday, 11.21.2014 - 16:02 (PV-Tech)

The US is well within reach of a goal of sourcing 10% of its electricity needs from solar within 15 years, according to a coalition of environmental groups in the US. Read more

Joint venture to use solar to combat fuel poverty in UK

Friday, 11.21.2014 - 14:46 (Solarpowerportal)

Today a joint venture, named ‘AMP Solar UK’ has been launched to combat UK fuel poverty. Read more

Top Five Things People Can't Seem to Remember about the Ivanpah CSP Plant

Friday, 11.21.2014 - 13:09 (Renewable Energy World)

It’s been nine months since Ivanpah celebrated its grand opening in February, 2014. Since that time, the world’s largest concentrating solar power plant has continued to receive accolades from around the globe, including being named Plant of the Year by Power Magazine, the first time a renewable energy project has ever received that honor in in more than 40 years. Read more

Listen Up: Improving Solar Panel Output with Optimizers

Friday, 11.21.2014 - 12:32 (Renewable Energy World)

Solar panels keep getting more efficient. That's a great thing. But they can't communicate, can't adjust to environmental circumstances, and don't have automatic shutdown capabilities. Fortunately — and with apologies to the Farrelly brothers (who seem to have similar limitations) — solar panels aren't getting any dumber. Many of the newest solar panels are equipped with optimizers, either built into the junction box or attached as a separate component to the back of the panel. Microinverters (which convert the DC output of a panel to AC) provide the same basic benefits at similar costs; however, unlike microinverters, optimizers operate on the DC side of the system Read more

Tool Order: SoLayTec to supply ALD tool to Mission Solar

Friday, 11.21.2014 - 12:04 (PV-Tech)

Leading-edge PV equipment supplier, SoLayTec has secured an order from US-based PV manufacturer, Mission Solar Energy for its InPassion ALD tool that will be used in production for N-type silicon bifacial solar cell production. Read more

Rural energy projects can contribute 20GW of UK energy ‘if we embrace ground-based solar’

Friday, 11.21.2014 - 10:47 (Solarpowerportal)

Farms across the UK could become major players in the drive towards a low-carbon economy, according to a report launched by the Farm Power coalition. Read more

New report: Solar PV in the U.S. has enough technical potential to meet the country’s energy needs 100 times over

Friday, 11.21.2014 - 9:46 (Solarserver)

According to a new report by the Environment America Research & Policy Center (Boston, MA, US) solar power is growing so fast across the U.S. that goals once considered ambitious are now seen as readily achievable. “We can get to 10 percent solar by 2030 if we just keep our foot on the accelerator,” said Rob Sargent, Energy Program Director for Environment America and co-author of the report. “That’s a small fraction of what’s possible, but it will make a big difference in the quality of our lives and our children’s future.” Read more

Cumulative solar Installations in India reach 3 GW; Mercom forecasts installations to double in 2015

Friday, 11.21.2014 - 9:29 (Solarserver)

Mercom Capital Group (Austin, Texas, U.S.) released its quarterly update on the Indian solar market and reports that cumulative solar photovoltaic (PV) installations in India crossed the 3 GW mark with 734 MW installed so far this year. However, 2014 will be a disappointment with calendar year installations forecasted at about 800 MW, a 20 percent drop year-over-year, Mercom notes. Read more

JinkoSolar announces solid Q3, 2014 results; Total solar product shipments up 36.5% y/y

Friday, 11.21.2014 - 7:31 (Solarserver)

JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. (Shanghai, China) on November 20th, 2014 announced its unaudited financial results for the third quarter ended September 30th, 2014. Total solar product shipments to the third parties amounted to 708.2 megawatt (MW), consisting of 658.1 MW of solar photovoltaic (PV) modules, 30.3 MW of silicon wafers and 19.8 MW of solar cells. This represents an increase of 7.4% from 659.5 MW in the second quarter of 2014 and an increase of 36.5% from 518.9 MW in the third quarter of 2013. Total solar module shipments were 758.1 MW, which includes 100 MW to be used in the Company's downstream projects. Read more

Amtech announces repeat order from US based Mission Solar Energy for its n-type bifacial solar PV cell production line

Friday, 11.21.2014 - 7:22 (Solarserver)

Amtech Systems Inc. (Tempe, Arizona, US) a global supplier of production and automation systems and related supplies for the manufacture of solar cells, semiconductors, and sapphire and silicon wafers, on November 20th, 2014 announced its subsidiary, Tempress Systems, has received a multi-million dollar order (in the low tens) for its solar equipment, including PECVD. Read more

Fraunhofer CSE completes first installation, commissioning of a Plug and Play solar PV system

Friday, 11.21.2014 - 7:16 (Solarserver)

The Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems (CSE, Boston, MA, US) successfully completed the first public installation and interconnection of its “Plug and Play” solar photovoltaic (PV) systems, a novel residential rooftop system. Funded by the U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initative, the Plug and Play System is a holistic approach to residential PV that will dramatically help reduce the total installed costs of solar electricity by 2020, from USD 4.00/Watt installed to USD 1.50/Watt, CSE notes. Read more

Sunnova secures US$250 million in funding

Friday, 11.21.2014 - 0:51 (PV-Tech)

Residential solar service provider Sunnova announced that it has gained an additional US$250 million in funding, which it will use to help provide PV energy to more customers across the US. Read more

SolarCity to supply Walmart with PV facilities across US

Friday, 11.21.2014 - 0:42 (PV-Tech)

SolarCity has agreed to a deal with retailer Walmart that will see the clean energy provider install PV projects at stores across 36 states over the next four years. Read more


Biogas at Home: A Renewable No-Brainer

Friday, 11.21.2014 - 16:13 (Renewable Energy World)

Germany is the leading producer of biogas in the developed world, with 8,700 biogas plants with 3,400 MW of installed electric generation capacity. The United States lags far behind with less than 450 plants with 175 MW of capacity. Sweden has an even smaller number of plants, less than 200, but the most per capita and most prominent national bioga 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

EPA Abandons Renewable Fuel Standard Rulemaking for 2014

Friday, 11.21.2014 - 18:23 (Renewable Energy World)

In Washington, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced it is delaying finalization of the long-awaited 2014 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) Renewable Volume Obligations until 2015. Read more

LG Chem and Siemens pair up for energy storage, including renewables integration

Friday, 11.21.2014 - 13:06 (PV-Tech)

LG Chem and Siemens have announced the signing of a deal to “collaborate more closely” on grid-stabilising energy storage systems, which will include work on Siemens’ Siestorage solution for grid integration of renewable energy. Read more

US EIA publishes PV output tilt data

Friday, 11.21.2014 - 11:11 (PV-Tech)

A clear majority of PV installed in the US state of California this year has been on fixed mount systems, according to a new report from the US government Energy Information Administration (EIA). Read more

Mercom: India surpasses 3GW with installations to double in 2015

Friday, 11.21.2014 - 11:02 (PV-Tech)

The election, the end of anti-dumping as well as recent changes to coal in India, will spur growth in the industry for 2015, according to an industry report. Read more


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