News of the year 2014

Date: 15.12.2014


SunEdison announces development of PV projects totaling 350 MW in Chile without subsidies or incentives

Monday, 12.15.2014 - 15:49 (Solarserver)

SunEdison, Inc. (Belmont., Calif.) on December 15th, 2014 announced that the National Energy Commission in Chile has awarded the company a contract to supply 570 gigawatt hours (GWh) of solar power annually. To meet the demand, SunEdison will be investing more than USD 700 million to develop 350 megawatts (MW) of utility scale solar photovoltaic (PV) plants throughout the country. The plants will be added to the call right list of subsidiary TerraForm Power. Read more

Thermal Power/Heating

Solarcentury to extend Norfolk solar farm

Monday, 12.15.2014 - 17:08 (Solarpowerportal)

London-based developer, Solarcentury is extending an existing 14.8MWp solar farm site at Hardingham in Norfolk with an extra 5.3MW. Read more

A $48 Billion Opportunity for US Electric Customers

Monday, 12.15.2014 - 16:44 (Renewable Energy World)

Electricity customers in the U.S. got good news last week. A new report from Accenture highlighted a potential revenue loss for U.S. utilities of $48 billion per year by 2025 due to distributed solar and energy efficiency. But where does that money go? If we pursue a democratic energy system as outlined in ILSR's new report (also released last week Read more

NFU: Solar farms help deliver secure income to farmers

Monday, 12.15.2014 - 15:34 (Solarpowerportal)

Solar farms help “deliver secure income to farmers”, according to Guy Smith, vice president of the National Farmers’ Union. Read more

EnergyTrend: Global solar PV demand to surpass 50 GW in 2015; Emerging markets growth to surpass 40%

Monday, 12.15.2014 - 15:33 (Solarserver)

The worldwide solar photovoltaic (PV) market demand in 2014 was approximately at 44GW, even though the China market did not perform as well as expectations, due to the continuous growth in Japan and the U.S. market, TrendForce's (Taipei, Taiwan) EnergyTrend division reports. At the end of 2014, the overall supply chain maintained a solid utilization rate, while China’s tier-one module manufacturers also continued to break shipment records. Read more

Data Analysis: Can Japan Exceed 10 Gigawatts of Solar Capacity Installation in 2014?

Monday, 12.15.2014 - 15:16 (Renewable Energy World)

Several analysts are predicting that Japan may add over 10 GW of photovoltaic (PV) capacity for 2014, exceeding that of China. Exceeding 10 GW means an annual growth of at least 33 percent more than the previous year. In the mist of the temporary hold of grid connection approvals placed by 5 out of the 10 utilities, can Japan still grow to be the No 1 position in the world? Read more

Honduras in line for 81.7MW of SunEdison solar

Monday, 12.15.2014 - 14:54 (PV-Tech)

Global solar developer, SunEdison, has closed a US$146 million debt facility to build 81.7MW of solar in the Central American country, Honduras. Read more

SunEdison, IFC, OFID, and CABEI close USD 146 Million financing for solar PV projects in Honduras totaling 81.7 MW

Monday, 12.15.2014 - 12:28 (Solarserver)

SunEdison Inc. (Belmont, CA, US) on December 15th, 2014 announced the closing of an approximately USD 146 million non-recourse debt financing arrangement with the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the Central American Bank for Economic Integration (CABEI) and the OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID). The debt proceeds will be used to fund construction of three solar photovoltaic (PV) power plants totaling 81.7 megawatts (MW) in the Republic of Honduras. Read more

Allianz Global Investors acquires 58 MW solar PV park portfolio “La Coste“ in Southern France from BayWa r.e.

Monday, 12.15.2014 - 12:20 (Solarserver)

The Infrastructure Equity team of Allianz Global Investors has acquired the French solar photovoltaic (PV) project “La Coste“ on behalf of the Allianz Renewable Energy Fund, S.A. SICAV-SIF (AREF). The portfolio consists of six individual PV plants which are all located in Southern France in the region of Bordeaux. All of the six ground-mounted PV plants are already grid-connected and add up to an overall installed capacity of roughly 58 megawatt (MW). Read more

EU PV InstallerMonitor: Canadian Solar gains awareness among UK installers

Monday, 12.15.2014 - 12:16 (Solarserver)

Solar photovoltaic (PV) module manufacturer Canadian Solar achieves the highest level of unaided brand awareness of PV module suppliers in the UK. This is one result of the new comprehensive European PV InstallerMonitor 2014/2015 by market research and consulting firm EuPD Research (Bonn, Germany). In the course of the annual survey among solar PV installation companies in key European PV markets the manufacturer shows an increased market penetration in the UK. With an installed capacity of 2,301 MWp, the country is expected to become the largest PV market in Europe in 2014. Read more

SunEdison to supply 570GWh of solar energy to Chile grid

Monday, 12.15.2014 - 11:40 (PV-Tech)

Global solar developer, SunEdison, is to supply 570GWh of solar-generated power to the grid in Chile by 2017. Read more

Net metering boost for New York solar

Monday, 12.15.2014 - 11:37 (PV-Tech)

The fortunes of distributed solar in New York have received a boost after its Public Service Commission agreed to raise the cap on net metering in the state. Read more

a2-solar delivers the biggest and most powerful PV system for truck cabs

Monday, 12.15.2014 - 11:29 (Solarserver)

a2-solar Advanced and Automotive Solar Systems GmbH (Erfurt, Germany) has developed and produced the biggest and most powerful solar photovoltaic (PV) system for truck cabins world-wide for the American leader of commercial vehicle manufacturers. With a solar power generation capacity of 270 W in a spherical curvature perfectly adapted to the truck’s roof curvature, this PV system allows for parking ventilation as well as battery charging. Read more

SPI Solar enters into MoU on USD 154.8 million investment in Guocang Group Limited

Monday, 12.15.2014 - 11:23 (Solarserver)

Vertically integrated solar photovoltaic (PV) developer, Solar Power Inc. (SPI, Roseville California), on December 12th, 2014 announced that it has entered into a non-binding memorandum of understanding (MoU) to subscribe for shares in Guocang Group Limited (Hong Kong), an operator and distributor of alcohol beverages in China. The Group also has three other business segments including manufacture and trading of cable and wires; manufacture and trading of copper rods; and investments in listed securities. SPI contemplates injecting capital in an aggregate amount of approximately USD 154.8 million in Guocang, along with Choi Chiu Fai Stanley, a private investor and 19% shareholder Read more

Hanwha SolarOne subsidiary gains US$23 million loan

Monday, 12.15.2014 - 10:32 (PV-Tech)

Global PV module manufacturer, Hanwha SolarOne’s Qidong, Jiangsu subsidiary has been given a US$23 million loan. Read more

German Solar and wind park operator Capital Stage acquires largest PV portfolio in its history

Monday, 12.15.2014 - 7:12 (Solarserver)

Hamburg (Germany) based solar and wind park operator Capital Stage signed a contract concerning the purchase of the largest solar photovoltaic (PV) park portfolio in the company’s history. The PV portfolio, located in southern France, comprises a total capacity of 50.8 MWp. The acquisition’s total investment volume is approximately EUR 70 million, the company announces. Read more

Hanwha SolarOne subsidiary obtains a USD 23 million loan from the Export-Import Bank of Korea

Monday, 12.15.2014 - 7:01 (Solarserver)

Hanwha SolarOne Co. Ltd. (Shanghai, China) on December 14th, 2014 announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary Hanwha SolarOne (Qidong) Co., Ltd. has secured a three-year USD 23 million term loan facility from the Export-Import Bank of Korea (KEXIM). Read more

Vivint Solar plans to continue expansion in 2015, announces 20 new offices

Monday, 12.15.2014 - 6:57 (Solarserver)

Vivint Solar (Lehi, Utah, US), provider of residential solar photovoltaic (PV) systems in the United States, on December 12th, 2014 announced that it plans to open more than 20 new sales and operations offices in 2015. The company's expansion will continue in states in which it is currently operating, beginning in California, and moving into new states during the year, Vivint Solar announced. The company will hire local operations staff and direct sellers of residential solar PPAs and solar leases. Read more

Advocates applaud New York Public Service Commission progress on community shared solar

Monday, 12.15.2014 - 6:52 (Solarserver)

Organizations representing community, social justice, business, and environmental interests on December 12th, 2014 joined together to applaud progress toward expanding solar power access to more New Yorkers. At its regularly meeting, the New York Public Service Commission announced plans to advance Community Shared Renewables, an innovative concept that could enable renters and millions of other New York energy consumers to go solar for the first time. Read more


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Geo Thermal/Heat Pump

The Dream Becomes Real: Touring the Newberry Enhanced Geothermal Site

Monday, 12.15.2014 - 13:38 (Renewable Energy World)

On a crisp fall day in late-September, three white vans crept up a winding Oregon dirt road lined with thick forestry. The pitted, unwelcoming path made for a rough ride — a likely indicator that many don’t often brave the ride to the top of the crater. Midway through the journey, the lead van stopped beside a hunter readying to traverse the dense, uninhabited wood for prey. Little did he know that the woods were uninhabited for a reason. Read more

Energy Policy/Climate/CO2

Renewable Energy Matchmaking: Newest Key to Reaching 2020 Sustainability Goals

Monday, 12.15.2014 - 15:15 (Renewable Energy World)

The siren call of 2020 corporate environmental sustainability goals is quickly getting louder, as corporate leaders realize they must go further today to achieve their sustainability targets for tomorrow. Increased use of renewable energy is an ambitious goal for some of the world’s largest companies, as 59 percent of the Fortune 100 and nearly two-thirds of the Global 100 have set GHG emissions reduction commitments, renewable energy commitments or both, according to a recent Ceres’ report, Power Forward: Why the World’s Largest Companies Are Investing in Renewable Energy. One global consumer products company, for example, plans to derive 30 percent of its energy Read more

EnergyTrend calls 2014 demand at 44GW with 2015 to top 50GW

Monday, 12.15.2014 - 12:08 (PV-Tech)

Taiwanese PV analyst EnergyTrend has estimated 2014 PV demand will reach 44GW with Japan and the US making up for a lower than expected figure in China. Read more

Australian Renewable Energy Agency supports energy storage and trading system to enhance rooftop PV

Monday, 12.15.2014 - 11:44 (Solarserver)

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) on December 15th, 2014 announced a USD 445,000 funding for Reposit Power to trial an on-grid solar photovoltaic (PV) energy storage and trading system. The USD 930,000 project is scheduled for completion in July 2015. ARENA CEO Ivor Frischknecht said the new technology would allow consumers to gain more value from their rooftop solar PV installations. Read more


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