News of the year 2014

Date: 19.12.2014


SunPower invests in the smart energy home

Friday, 12.19.2014 - 8:06 (Solarserver)

Throughout the year, SunPower Corp. (San Jose, CA, US) has invested in integrated technology solutions to help customers manage their cost of energy. These moves reinforce the company's evolution to offering Smart Energy solutions for its residential, commercial and utility customers, Sun Power emphasizes. Read more

Thermal Power/Heating

Germany to Help Finance Chile’s First Solar-Thermal Power Plant

Friday, 12.19.2014 - 16:20 (Renewable Energy World)

Germany will provide funds to build Chile’s first solar-thermal power plant, a $1.2 billion project, as the Latin American nation expands its sources of renewable energy. Read more

Illinois Solar Gets Closer to Game Time

Friday, 12.19.2014 - 15:43 (Renewable Energy World)

The Illinois solar market is marching ahead to an eventful 2015.  Recent action on the Supplemental Procurement Plan means solar energy system owners should look for the Illinois SREC market to come to fruition very soon. Earlier this month, the Illinois Commerce Commission released a draft Proposed Order on the Illinois Power Agency’s (IPA) Supple Read more

Listen Up: What Influences People to Install Rooftop Solar?

Friday, 12.19.2014 - 14:51 (Renewable Energy World)

Ahhh. The Holy Grail of Customer Acquisition. Maybe it's low price ... great company reputation ... special technology ... brand name products ... ubiquitous marketing? I've tried all of them and they all work, to a degree. But these tactics are not cheap, consistent or scalable. Read more

Belectric and First Solar connect 46MW Oxfordshire solar farm

Friday, 12.19.2014 - 14:22 (Solarpowerportal)

Belectric UK and First Solar have connected one of the UK’s largest solar farms in Abingdon, Oxfordshire. Read more

Belectric, First Solar connect 46 MW Landmead solar PV farm in the UK to the grid

Friday, 12.19.2014 - 13:20 (Solarserver)

Belectric UK and First Solar have connected the 46 MW Landmead solar farm in East Hanney near Abingdon in Oxfordshire to the grid. The solar photovoltaic (PV) plant will supply around 45 million kilowatt hours of solar power annually, enough to power 14,000 average homes. And the PV plant will displace an estimated 20 million kilograms of greenhouse gas emissions per year. Read more

EU reopens Chinese solar glass trade case

Friday, 12.19.2014 - 11:30 (PV-Tech)

The European Commission has reopened its investigation into solar glass imports for China after a request from EU ProSun. Read more

Forrest secures £3 million Manchester social housing PV contract

Friday, 12.19.2014 - 10:56 (Solarpowerportal)

Social housing contractor Forrest has won a contract worth £3 million to install solar PV on Southway Housing Trust homes across South Manchester. Read more

United PV announces strategic cooperation with NARI Electricity to construct solar PV plants totaling 1.5 GW in China

Friday, 12.19.2014 - 9:47 (Solarserver)

United Photovoltaics Group Limited (United PV, Hong Kong, China) on December 17th, 2014 announced today that it entered into a strategic cooperation agreement with NARI Electricity Design Company Limited on the development, construction and operation of solar photovoltaic (PV) power plants. Read more

Frost & Sullivan: Solar-powered e-mobility recognized as product innovation of the year

Friday, 12.19.2014 - 9:42 (Solarserver)

Based on its recent analysis of the electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure market, the prestigious consulting firm Frost & Sullivan (San Antonio, TX, US) recognizes Advansolar (Nice, France) with the 2014 New Product Innovation Leadership Award for its “Sunpod Auto”. As a pioneer in the field of solar EV charging infrastructure, Advansolar advocates the practice of on-site self-consumption of solar power rather than remote solar energy utilization. Read more

GTM Research: Market for solar PV plus energy storage in the U.S. to grow from USD 42 million in 2014 to more than USD 1 billion by 2018

Friday, 12.19.2014 - 8:17 (Solarserver)

The idea of combining solar photovoltaics (PV) with energy storage systems (ESS) for retail electricity customers in the U.S. has received tremendous attention in recent months in anticipation of the first wave of growth in markets such as California and Hawaii, matched by a flurry of announcements, GTM Research (Boston, MA, US) reports. Annual market value in dollars is expected to grow from USD 42 million in 2014 to more than USD 1 billion by 2018. Read more


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Wind Energy

E.ON commissions large scale wind farm and 18 MW solar PV project in the US

Friday, 12.19.2014 - 9:50 (Solarserver)

With the commissioning of two renewables projects E.ON (Dusseldorf, Germany) is strengthening its position in the U.S. market for green energy. Both the start of commercial operation of the onshore wind farm Grandview I in the Texas Panhandle and of the Fort Huachuca Solar Plant in Arizona occurred in a single week, the company emphasizes. 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

Researchers Developing Affordable Flow Battery Technology

Friday, 12.19.2014 - 19:18 (Renewable Energy World)

The wind and sun can produce great amounts of power, but it can usually only be harnessed when it’s windy and the sun is shining. Researchers at Grand Valley State University and Ann Arbor-based Vinazene are working to change that by creating a new type of flow battery technology that will allow the capture, collection and storage of energy through organic compounds. Read more

Transforming the Grid with Clean Energy — Reliably — Every Day

Friday, 12.19.2014 - 12:52 (Renewable Energy World)

Despite years of successful experience, dozens of studies, and increasing utility support for clean energy, urban myth holds that electricity from renewable energy is unreliable. Yet over 75,000 megawatts (MW) of wind and solar power have been integrated, reliably, into the nation’s electric grid to date. That’s enough electricity to supply 17.9 million homes. Read more

Enel Green Power confirms exit from French renewable energy market with sale to Boralex

Friday, 12.19.2014 - 12:11 (PV-Tech)

Renewable energy developer, Enel Green Power’s French subsidiary has been sold to Québec-based power producer, Boralex. Read more

Japan’s new FiT rules draw criticism from Japan Renewable Energy Foundation

Friday, 12.19.2014 - 12:03 (PV-Tech)

The Japan Renewable Energy Foundation (JREF) has criticised a freshly issued set of rules in Japan that will allow utility companies to limit renewable energy output and lower feed-in tariff (FiT) payments in some cases. Read more

Clenergy receives TUV certificatation for mounting system

Friday, 12.19.2014 - 11:27 (PV-Tech)

Utility-scale mounting supplier, Clenergy, has received the TUV Rheinland certification for its ‘PV-ezRack SolarTerrace V’ mounting system. Read more

SDG&E's transmission line Sunrise Powerlink reaches 1,000 MW renewable energy goal

Friday, 12.19.2014 - 8:11 (Solarserver)

San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) on December 18th, 2014 announced that more than 1,000 megawatts (MW) of renewable power is being delivered to the San Diego region, made possible by the Sunrise Powerlink transmission line. Before the nearly USD 1.9 billion infrastructure project was approved, SDG&E pledged that Sunrise would be used to deliver substantial amounts of Imperial Valley renewable power to the California market. Read more


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