News of the year 2014

Date: 26.11.2014


Japanese module firms maintain stranglehold on domestic market

Wednesday, 11.26.2014 - 12:30 (PV-Tech)

Domestic suppliers continue to dominate Japan’s shipments of solar modules, with 2.39GW of a total 2.57GW coming from Japanese companies in the second quarter of the Japanese fiscal year 2014, according to the latest figures from the Japan Photovoltaic Energy Association (JPEA). Read more

Thermal Power/Heating

A 2014 Solar Industry Thanksgiving

Wednesday, 11.26.2014 - 16:18 (Renewable Energy World)

There’s plenty to complain about in our solar world, but I’d like right now to take a few paragraphs to say what I’m personally thankful for in our solar industry. First, I’m thankful for every individual, business, and organization that’s gone solar this year and in years past. As much as the solar industry has grown, these people are still the ea Read more

ReneSola announces Q3, 2014 results: Solar wafer and PV module shipments decreased, positive operating margin of 2.3%

Wednesday, 11.26.2014 - 15:53 (Solarserver)

ReneSola Ltd. (Jiashan, China) on November 26th, 2014 announced its unaudited financial results for the third quarter ended September 30th, 2014. The company’s total solar photovoltaic (PV) module shipments were 462.2 megawatts (MW), compared to 498.7 MW in Q2, 2014 and 462.9 MW in Q3, 2013. Total solar wafer and module shipments were 663.8 MW, compared to 698.3 MW in Q2, 2014 and 851.0 MW in Q3, 2013. Read more

Solar industry welcomes new EU infrastructure fund

Wednesday, 11.26.2014 - 13:00 (PV-Tech)

Renewable energy is expected to be one of the beneficiaries of a new infrastructure fund worth €315 billion (US$392 billion) unveiled by the European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker. Read more

Yingli Green Energy to supply 72 MW of PV panels to Solarcentury in the UK

Wednesday, 11.26.2014 - 12:07 (Solarserver)

Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited (Baoding, China), known as "Yingli Solar", on November 25th, 2014 announced that the Company will supply 72 megawatt (MW) of multi- and monocrystalline solar photovoltaic (PV) panels to Solarcentury Holdings Ltd. (London, UK). Read more

Sky Solar posts US$10.3 million in quarter following IPO

Wednesday, 11.26.2014 - 11:58 (PV-Tech)

Independent PV power producer, Sky Solar reported third quarter 2014 revenue of US$10.3 million in the quarter just after its NASDAQ IPO. Read more

REC Solar to go private following sale

Wednesday, 11.26.2014 - 11:14 (PV-Tech)

Module manufacturer REC Solar is to be liquidated and delisted following its recently announced sale to China’s Bluestar Elkem. Read more

UK solar Feed-In Tariffs for big roofs could soon move with owners; Solar farms are given an extra 12 months if grid connection delay

Wednesday, 11.26.2014 - 10:56 (Solarserver)

The UK Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) on November 25th, 2014 released proposals that would allow businesses and factories to take their solar photovoltaic (PV) arrays with them if they move location, the British Solar Trade Association (STA) reports. The change would apply to medium and large sized solar PV installations (above 50 kW) and would allow people to continue to claim the Feed-in Tariff (FiT) after the move, unlike before. Read more

Algonquin to develop another 10MW of PV in California

Wednesday, 11.26.2014 - 10:56 (PV-Tech)

North American utility company Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp (APUC) intends to tack on a 10MW solar project to its 20MW Bakersfield Solar I project in Kern County, California currently under construction. Read more

PV manufacturer Voltec Solar strengthens partnership with Wagner Renewables in the UK

Wednesday, 11.26.2014 - 10:48 (Solarserver)

European PV module manufacturer Voltec Solar, based near Strasbourg, France/Offenburg, Germany, strengthens its business in the UK as it renews its partnership with West Sussex based renewables distributor Wagner Renewables. Following the buy out of their German shareholder and reestablishment of their UK business as a 100% UK venture, Wagner Renewables has streamlined its portfolio to a number of core brands with Voltec Solar positioned as the key product for the residential PV market. Read more

German module manufacturer aleo solar enters Turkish PV market, supplies 5.8 MW for four large-scale projects

Wednesday, 11.26.2014 - 6:59 (Solarserver)

aleo solar GmbH (Berlin, Germany) is supplying solar photovoltaic (PV) panels for four large-scale PV projects in Turkey with a cumulative capacity of 5.8 megawatt (MW). Among the projects will be one of the largest Turkish roof-mounted PV installations on a commercial property in the town of Eskişehir in Anatolia, which alone will have an output of 3 MW, the company announces. Read more

SPI Solar to provide EPC services for two rooftop PV plants totaling 23 MW in Jiangsu Province, China

Wednesday, 11.26.2014 - 6:52 (Solarserver)

Solar Power Inc. (SPI, Roseville, California, US) on November 25th, 2014 announced that two of its wholly-owned subsidiaries in China (collectively “SPI Solar China”), have entered into agreements to develop two rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) sites; one in Sheyang City, and another in Suzhou Industrial Park, both in Jiangsu Province, China. Read more


There are no news available


Wind Energy

Innovation and Investment Drive Wind Power Industry

Wednesday, 11.26.2014 - 16:40 (Renewable Energy World)

New investment vehicles are making it easier for renewable energy developers to attract financing. While banking appetite may vary, institutional investors offer tremendous liquidity. Historically, yield has been relatively thin and institutional investors tended to shy away from the energy sector. Recently, greater market liquidity has attracted greater interest among investors — and new instruments are being devised to attract new investor classes to the energy finance market. Read more


There are no news available


Hydrogen/Fuel Cell

There are no news available


Geo Thermal/Heat Pump

There are no news available


Energy Policy/Climate/CO2

JX Energy developing an additional 6.9MW of PV in Japan

Wednesday, 11.26.2014 - 15:23 (PV-Tech)

Japan’s largest oil refiner JX Nippon Oil & Energy Corporation (JX Energy) has released plans to develop four more PV power plants with a total installed capacity of 6.9MW Read more

A Big Change in How the IEA Views Renewables

Wednesday, 11.26.2014 - 15:20 (Renewable Energy World)

The future is tough to predict. The International Energy Agency recently came out with its World Energy Outlook 2014, a comprehensive analysis of global energy demand and the underlying supply mix through 2040. Along with BP’s annual forecast, it is one of the most authoritative documents of its kind. But even the IEA can miss a trend. In the 2014 Read more

Investing in Innovative Ideas for a Clean Energy Future

Wednesday, 11.26.2014 - 15:14 (Renewable Energy World)

The clean energy revolution is now, and the U.S. Energy Department is stepping up its commitment to help innovators commercialize their best ideas. At the recent Industry Growth Forum (IGF) in Denver, Colorado, Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy David Danielson announced the new Lab-Corps program to accelerate the transfer of clean energy technologies from the national laboratories to the marketplace, so that game-changing innovations don't languish for lack of money and equipment. Read more

German renewable energy law passes final hurdle at EU

Wednesday, 11.26.2014 - 11:35 (PV-Tech)

Germany’s amended renewable energy laws were granted state aid approval by Brussels on Tuesday, the final political hurdle to their adoption. Read more

OneRoof Energy updates financing status, announces financial support by Hanwha Holdings, Black Coral Capital

Wednesday, 11.26.2014 - 10:42 (Solarserver)

OneRoof Energy Group Inc. (San Diego, California, US), a residential solar photovoltaic (PV) services provider on November 24th, 2014 announced that Hanwha Holdings (USA), Inc. has notified the Company that it will not provide its additional portion of the funding under the combined USD 16.7 million working capital line of credit and project line of credit, which were announced on October 3rd, 2014. Black Coral Capital, LLC has notified the Company that it remains committed to funding its portion of the working capital line of credit and project line of credit. Read more

SESEA 2014: New energy law proposed in Thailand to avoid social unrest

Wednesday, 11.26.2014 - 9:51 (PV-Tech)

A member of Thailand’s National Reform Council is to propose to parliament a new energy law, national energy council and energy policy committee to promote solar energy in Thailand and to avoid social unrest. Read more


There are no news available


Here you find the news of the last years: