News of the year 2014

Date: 28.11.2014


Hanwha Q CELLS launches 100kWp kit for France’s commercial and small-industrial PV market

Friday, 11.28.2014 - 11:50 (PV-Tech)

Hanwha Q CELLS has launched a 100kWp ‘all-in-one’ PV system kit in France, with one of the company’s sales managers for the region stating that Q CELLS expects next year to be a “promising” one in the French market. Read more

Panasonic, Coronal Group announce development of 26 MW PV plant near Lost Hills, California

Friday, 11.28.2014 - 7:04 (Solarserver)

Panasonic Enterprise Solutions Company (Newark, NJ, US), a division of Panasonic Corporation of North America, and Coronal Group LLC (Pasadena, California, US), on November 24th, 2014 announced development of a 26-megawatt solar photovoltaic (PV) system located near Lost Hills, California. The 200-acre project will generate emission-free solar power that will be sold to Southern California Edison (SCE) under a 20-year Power Purchase Agreement and contribute to SCE's fulfillment of California’s Renewable Portfolio Standard requirements. Read more

Thermal Power/Heating

Wiltshire Wildlife Trust offers chance to invest in 5MW community solar farm

Friday, 11.28.2014 - 17:43 (Solarpowerportal)

Wiltshire Wildlife Community Energy (WWCE) is aiming to raise £2.7 million to help finance the construction of a 5MW solar farm near Swindon. Read more

German company IBC Solar sells 2.3MW PV plant to Japanese investor

Friday, 11.28.2014 - 13:09 (PV-Tech)

German company IBC Solar announced yesterday that it has sold a recently connected 2.3MW PV plant in Japan to an unnamed Japanese investor. Read more

Hanwha Q CELLS launches solar PV kit for industry and commerce in France

Friday, 11.28.2014 - 12:14 (Solarserver)

The largest European PV provider, Hanwha Q CELLS, on November 28th, 2014 announced to have started selling its 100 kWp Industry & Commerce kit to French PV installers in October 2014. Through the PV kit Hanwha Q CELLS again expands its portfolio as PV solutions provider. "Having already sold the first 100 kWp kits to installers in France, Hanwha Q CELLS has proven its ability to successfully introduce this kind of PV product to the French market," said Philippe Pflieger, Hanwha Q CELLS' Head of Sales France. Read more

LG merges solar unit into new Energy Business Center

Friday, 11.28.2014 - 11:17 (PV-Tech)

Korean conglomerate, LG, has merged its Solar, Lighting and Energy Storage System (ESS) business units into a new ‘Energy Business Center’ in an effort to boost its competitiveness. Read more

Belectric solar-plus-storage system to provide grid stability

Friday, 11.28.2014 - 11:08 (PV-Tech)

Germany’s Belectric has connected energy storage at a large-scale solar power plant in Germany, which will be the first in Europe to operate on the primary operating reserve market. Read more

Vikram Solar mulls solar PV cell manufacturing joint venture in India

Friday, 11.28.2014 - 7:22 (Solarserver)

Kolkata (India) based solar photovoltaic (PV) module manufacturer Vikram Solar is looking to expand their upstream footprint by getting into solar cell production as well, the company announced on November 27th, 2014. Read more

Intersolar India 2014: Industry pins great hopes on the Indian solar market; Government increases solar energy targets to an additional 100 GW by 2022

Friday, 11.28.2014 - 7:17 (Solarserver)

The sixth Intersolar India, India's largest exhibition and conference for the solar industry, drew to a close on November 20th. 160 international exhibitors from the fields of photovoltaics (PV), PV production technologies, energy storage systems, and solar thermal technologies showcased the entire solar industry value-added chain. Around 9,000 visitors, eleven percent more than last year, flocked to the exhibition from all over the globe. Once again, the Intersolar AWARD for Solar Projects in India was awarded in three categories: Off-grid Solutions, Industrial and Commercial Use, and Utility-scale Projects. Read more


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Energy Policy/Climate/CO2

Why Aren’t Rural Electric Cooperatives Champions of Local Clean Power?

Friday, 11.28.2014 - 13:37 (Renewable Energy World)

When it comes to ownership, there are few better structures for keeping a community’s wealth local than a cooperative. So why is it that America’s rural electric cooperatives are tethered to dirty, old coal-fired power plants instead of local-wealth generating renewable power? There are a lot of answers to this question, but it might start with thi Read more


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