News of the year 2014

Date: 23.12.2014


MegaCell and RCT Solutions to collaborate on multicrystalline bi-facial solar cells

Tuesday, 12.23.2014 - 13:49 (PV-Tech)

Italian specialist solar cell producer MegaCell and turnkey equipment and technology supplier, RCT Solutions are collaborating on establishing a pilot production line for multicrystalline bi-facial solar cells. Read more

Sungrow commissions PV inverters for the 28.4 MWdc TA Acacia project in the U.S.

Tuesday, 12.23.2014 - 12:38 (Solarserver)

Sungrow Power Supply Co., LTD (Hefei, China) subsidiary Sungrow USA Corp. on December 23rd, 2014 announced that it completed the commissioning of its solar photovoltaic (PV) inverters for the TA Acacia solar project in Los Angeles County on the outskirts of Lancaster, California. Read more

Advanced Energy considers PV inverter sell-off

Tuesday, 12.23.2014 - 11:51 (PV-Tech)

Power control manufacturer Advanced Energy is considering the future of its PV inverter business with a sell-off not ruled out. Read more

7.5 MW airport-based PV plant operating at the Indianapolis International Airport

Tuesday, 12.23.2014 - 10:02 (Solarserver)

The IND Solar Farm project partners on December 22´nd, 2014 announced that the second phase expansion of the IND Solar Farm at the Indianapolis International Airport (IND) is now fully operational. The 7.5 MW AC, 86-acre solar photovoltaic (PV) plant is comprised of 32,100 sun-tracking panels, which will annually produce more than 15.2 million kilowatt hours of solar power, enough to supply more than 1,410 average American homes for a year. Read more

Thermal Power/Heating

GES sells phase II of Indianapolis Airport solar farm

Tuesday, 12.23.2014 - 15:36 (PV-Tech)

PV project developer General Energy Solutions GES) and subsidiary of Taiwan-based solar cell producer, Neo Solar Power (NSP) has sold the recently completed phase II of Indianapolis Airport Solar Farm for US$26 million. Read more

Solar and Wind Provide 70 Percent of New US Generating Capacity in November 2014

Tuesday, 12.23.2014 - 15:33 (Renewable Energy World)

According to the latest "Energy Infrastructure Update" report from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's (FERC) Office of Energy Projects, wind energy and solar power combined provided over 70 percent (71.82%) of the 873 megawatts (MW) of new U.S. electrical generating capacity placed into service in November 2014. Read more

Solar Energy and Storage Help Caribbean Expats Live the Good Life

Tuesday, 12.23.2014 - 14:37 (Renewable Energy World)

A sail off on the distant horizon; soothing, cool ocean breezes and swaying palms; white, sugar-sand beaches — who hasn't dreamed of living the good life on a Caribbean island? The Caribbean islands have a strong, elemental attraction for many of us from colder, more temperate and overcast climes. For those who have ventured beyond a one, two or even three-week Caribbean vacation — or who may even have tried to fulfill their Caribbean dream — the reality, and practicalities, of life in the Caribbean can contrast sharply, even shockingly, with our idyllic visions. Read more

Moss Electrical secures over 100MW of UK PV contracts for 2015

Tuesday, 12.23.2014 - 14:05 (Solarpowerportal)

Dartford-based electrical wholesaler, Moss Electrical has revealed that it has secured over 100MW of solar PV contracts for the first quarter of 2015. Read more

SMA Solar appoints new sales chief

Tuesday, 12.23.2014 - 13:03 (PV-Tech)

Leading PV inverter manufacturer, SMA Solar Technology has recently appointed Martin Kinne to be responsible for sales and service as its Chief Sales and Service Officer (CSSO). Read more

NextEnergy Solar Fund yield co surpasses 100MWp of assets with latest acquisitions

Tuesday, 12.23.2014 - 12:47 (Solarpowerportal)

Solar investment ‘yield co’ NextEnergy Solar Fund has struck a deal to acquire 28MWp of additional PV generation capacity in the UK for £32.7 million, meaning the company now holds over 100MWp of such assets. Read more

PSEG acquires 12.9MW solar power plant in Maryland

Tuesday, 12.23.2014 - 12:47 (PV-Tech)

Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG)’s Solar Source subsidiary has acquired a 12.9MW solar power plant from Colorado based solar generator, juwi. Read more

UK and US yield cos on Christmas acquisition spree

Tuesday, 12.23.2014 - 12:41 (PV-Tech)

Two prominent ‘yield co’ investment vehicles, one in the UK and the other in the US, have in the past few days agreed to acquire over 100MW of additional solar generation capacity. Read more

Sky Solar to take on Chinese market

Tuesday, 12.23.2014 - 12:25 (PV-Tech)

Independent Power Producer Sky Solar will enter the Chinese market according to a stock exchange filing, as well as establishing an O&M platform. Read more

New CEO appointed at Phoenix Solar

Tuesday, 12.23.2014 - 11:55 (PV-Tech)

PV systems integrator Phoenix Solar has appointed former senior VP of Q-Cells, Tim Ryan as its new CEO, effective January 1, 2015. Read more

Savills urges business to ‘have their say’ on rooftop FiT transferability proposals

Tuesday, 12.23.2014 - 11:53 (Solarpowerportal)

Property and energy agency, Savills Energy, is urging businesses to take part in the government’s consultation over plans to allow rooftop solar to be transferred between buildings and continue to receive the feed-in tariff. Read more

Canadian pension funds divert investment to solar

Tuesday, 12.23.2014 - 11:40 (PV-Tech)

The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (TPP) and the Public Sector Pension Investment Board (PSP) are to invest in solar energy projects Read more

U.S. utility-scale solar PV capacity exceeds 10 GW; Topaz Solar PV facility with 550 MW is on line

Tuesday, 12.23.2014 - 10:15 (Solarserver)

14 utility-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) plants totaling 294 MW were put online in the United States in November 2014, according to the latest Energy Infrastructure Update by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). These represent nearly one third of the 873 MW of new electricity generation commissioned during the month and brings the total installed utility-scale PV capacity to 10.25 GW respectively 0.88% of the overall electricity generation in the U.S. Read more

PSEG Solar source to acquire 12.9 MW Maryland PV project from juwi

Tuesday, 12.23.2014 - 10:09 (Solarserver)

PSEG Solar Source (Newark, N.J., US) on December 22nd, 2014 announced that it will acquire a 12.9 megawatt (MWdc) solar photovoltaic (PV) facility near Waldorf, MD from juwi solar (JSI). The project was originally developed by JSI and has a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO). Read more

KDC Solar, CentraState Medical Center cut ribbon on 6.31MW PV plant for a Hospital in New Jersey

Tuesday, 12.23.2014 - 9:57 (Solarserver)

KDC Solar LLC (Bedminster, N.J., US) has commenced commercial operations of its 6.31 MW solar photovoltaic (PV) array located at CentraState Medical Center in Freehold, New Jersey. The PV plant will provide solar power to CentraState's Medical Center which serves over 14,000 inpatients and over 250,000 outpatient visits a year. Read more

Kyocera to develop 13.4 MW floating solar PV plant on reservoir in Chiba prefecture, Japan

Tuesday, 12.23.2014 - 8:33 (Solarserver)

Kyocera Corporation (Tokyo, Japan) and Century Tokyo Leasing Corporation on December 22nd, 2014 announced that Kyocera TCL Solar LLC, a joint venture established by the two companies, will develop and operate a 13.4 MW floating solar photovoltaic (PV) power plant on the Yamakura Dam reservoir, managed by the Public Enterprises Agency of Chiba Prefecture in Japan for industrial water services. The plant will become the largest floating solar PV installation in the world. Read more

Ontario Power Authority to offer 330 solar PV FIT contracts as part of the extended FIT 3 procurement

Tuesday, 12.23.2014 - 8:25 (Solarserver)

The Ontario Power Authority (OPA) is offering 332 new Feed-in-Tariff (FIT) renewable energy contracts. These contracts for 330 solar photovoltaic (PV) projects and 2 bio-energy projects represent 100 megawatts (MW), enough electricity each year to power almost 13,000 homes. “The FIT Program continues to generate strong interest among power generators as well as communities across the province. The FIT contracts we are about to offer represent significant investment in Ontario and in our electricity system. They show that the transformation of our electricity system to be cleaner and more sustainable is well on its way”, comments Ontario Power Authority CEO Colin Andersen. Read more

Solar power self-consumption: Asunim commissions zero grid-injection PV systems in Turkey

Tuesday, 12.23.2014 - 8:20 (Solarserver)

Eight solar photovoltaic (PV) systems with grid-backup and zero grid injection of self-consumed solar power named “Solar Equality” are now operating in Aksaray province, Turkey, Asunim Turkey (Ankara) reports in a press release. The PV systems supply solar power to municipal pump stations. Read more

German Materials scientists coordinate new EU project on intelligent façades generating solar power and heat

Tuesday, 12.23.2014 - 8:15 (Solarserver)

Windows that change their light permeability at the touch of a button, façades, whose color can be changed according to the sunlight, façades and window parts in which transparent solar photovoltaic (PV modules are integrated or in which microalgae are being bred to provide the house with its own biofuel: This is what the buildings of the future could feature, or at least something similar. “Many of these ideas are certainly within imagination end even technological feasibility, today, in particular within the field of façades which may adapt to their environment and thus improve the energy efficiency of modern buildings,” states Prof. Dr.-Ing. Lothar Wondraczek from Read more


Enel Moves Hybrid Renewables Forward Again with World's First Biomass and Geothermal Project

Tuesday, 12.23.2014 - 22:01 (Renewable Energy World)

Italy’s Enel Green Power is entrenching itself as a global leader in hybrid renewables engineering and construction with another announcement of a global first. In November, the company revealed that it would build a €15 million, 5-MW biomass plant to boost the Cornia 2 geothermal plant’s 13-MW capacity in Castelnuovo Val di Cecina, Tuscany, as “the first plant in the world to use biomass to heat geothermal steam and boost the energy efficiency and output of the geothermal cycle.” Read more

The Project: POET's Project Liberty

Tuesday, 12.23.2014 - 15:24 (Renewable Energy World)

In September, POET-DSM Advanced Biofuels, a joint venture of Royal DSM and POET LLC proved that its technology that converts agricultural residue into renewable fuel is viable during the grand opening of its first commercial cellulosic ethanol plant in Emmetsburg, Iowa. Read more

Wind Energy

China Wind Manufacturer Sinovel Seeks to Avert Default

Tuesday, 12.23.2014 - 15:26 (Renewable Energy World)

Sinovel Wind Group Co., the Chinese wind- turbine maker embroiled in several legal disputes, said its board approved a plan to raise money by selling account receivables ahead of expected demands from bondholders for cash. Read more


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Hydrogen/Fuel Cell

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Energy Policy/Climate/CO2

Soitec to scale back US CPV operations after 150MW project falters

Tuesday, 12.23.2014 - 17:04 (PV-Tech)

CPV producer Soitec said a 150MW CPV power plant previously announced would be scrapped as the customer, San Diego Gas & Electric was said to have encountered a “major roadblock” in developing the project. Read more

Renewable Energy Review: Brazil

Tuesday, 12.23.2014 - 12:48 (Renewable Energy World)

Developers, manufacturers, investors and other renewable energy industry stakeholders need to know where the next big market is going to be so that they can adjust their business decisions accordingly. Read more


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