News of the year 2014

Date: 20.02.2014


CDB provides United Photovoltaics financing for 1GW of planned PV projects

Thursday, 2.20.2014 - 18:57 (PV-Tech)

United Photovoltaics Group, formerly Goldpoly New Energy Holdings has secured financing for 1GW of planned PV projects in China from the Shenzhen Branch of China Development Bank (CDBSZ). Read more

Shunfeng Photovoltaic confirms Wuxi Suntech acquisition delay

Thursday, 2.20.2014 - 18:46 (PV-Tech)

Shunfeng Photovoltaic has confirmed that the acquisition of Wuxi Suntech will not be completed in line with its original timeline. Read more

Japan FIT Changes Reflect End of Residential PV Program and Delay in Non-residential Projects

Thursday, 2.20.2014 - 14:00 (Renewable Energy World)

Changing government policies may cast a shadow over growth of the Japanese PV market. With the strong national government-supported residential rebate and feed-in tariff (FIT) programs, the Japanese PV market has accelerated its growth and is re-emerging as one of the world’s top markets. Past performance, however, is not a guarantee of future success as has often happened in the PV market. Read more

Sungrow teams with SUMEC on 68MW of distributed PV projects in China

Thursday, 2.20.2014 - 12:29 (PV-Tech)

Major PV inverter firm, Sungrow Power Supply has teamed with SUMEC New Energy Development Co on distributed PV projects in China totalling 68MW. Read more

Thermal Power/Heating

ReneSola ships 13MW of modules for Low Carbon solar farm in Wiltshire

Thursday, 2.20.2014 - 18:46 (Solarpowerportal)

ReneSola has confirmed that it will be supplying UK developer Low Carbon with 13MW of modules for a solar project in Wiltshire. Read more

SolarWorld trade victory would devastate US industry: SunEdison CEO

Thursday, 2.20.2014 - 16:48 (PV-Tech)

A victory for SolarWorld in its latest trade case in the US would devastate the industry and force tens of thousands of people out of work, according to SunEdison CEO Ahmad Chatila. Read more

SETI Alliance: International trade talks could resolve solar trade war

Thursday, 2.20.2014 - 15:37 (Solarserver)

The Sustainable Energy Trade Initiative (SETI Alliance) says that the launch of international negotiations on environmental goods at the World Economic Forum in Davos in late January 2014 may be the beginning of the end for trade wars over renewable energy products. Read more

How the CDC and Zombies Can Teach Us to Guerrilla Market Solar

Thursday, 2.20.2014 - 15:15 (Renewable Energy World)

In 2011, the U.S. Government’s Centers for Disease Control and Preparedness (a.k.a. “the CDC”) published a guide to prepare citizens for a potential Zombie Apocalypse. No joke. This wasn’t a waste of taxpayer dollars, but actually a brilliant guerrilla marketing campaign that solar companies can and should learn from. As always, good guerrilla mark Read more

Meyer Burger, CSEM to advance heterojunction silicon solar PV technology

Thursday, 2.20.2014 - 14:37 (Solarserver)

The Meyer Burger Group (Thun, Switzerland) has announced that it will join with the CSEM PV Center (Neuchâtel, Switzerland) in a project to reduce the cost of production for heterojunction silicon (HJT) solar photovoltaic (PV) cells and demonstrate the superiority of this technology. Read more

Restructured RENA focuses on solar and other core business

Thursday, 2.20.2014 - 14:17 (PV-Tech)

Production equipment and plant construction firm RENA has pinned its hopes for a successful restructuring process on the expected upturn in the solar industry. Read more

Lightsource completes 80th UK solar farm

Thursday, 2.20.2014 - 13:23 (Solarpowerportal)

Lightsource Renewable Energy has completed its 80th solar farm project in the UK, a 30MW site located in Cornwall. Read more

Solar yield co launched to ‘protect EU PV investors’

Thursday, 2.20.2014 - 12:42 (PV-Tech)

The investment arm of Photon Energy has launched a new ‘yield co’ investment vehicle for European solar assets. Read more

India installs 43 MW of solar PV in January 2014, will miss fiscal year grid-tied solar PV target

Thursday, 2.20.2014 - 8:55 (Solarserver)

India installed only 28 MW of grid-tied solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity and 15 MW of off-grid PV during January 2014, according to figures released by the nation's Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE). This brings the nation to 2.21 GW of grid-tied and 160 MW of off-grid solar capacity, the overwhelming majority of which is PV. India is 88% of the way to reaching the fiscal year 2013–2014 target for off-grid PV, but less than half of the way to the grid-tied target. Read more

SolarWorld predicts sales growth, return to profitability in 2014–2015

Thursday, 2.20.2014 - 8:51 (Solarserver)

SolarWorld AG (Bonn, Germany) has released a statement predicting an increase in sales across markets, following the implementation of restructuring measures which are expected to close during February 2014. The company forecasts a rise in its revenues to EUR 680 million (USD 930 million) in 2014 and over EUR 1 billion (USD 1.4 billion) in 2016. SolarWorld expects to report an operating margin of -3% to -5% in 2014, but to return to a positive result in 2015. Read more

Permit secured for 300 MW solar PV project in Utah

Thursday, 2.20.2014 - 8:47 (Solarserver)

A 300 MW solar photovoltaic (PV) project in the U.S. state of Utah has received its conditional use permit from the county in which it is planned. Energy Capital Group LLC (ECG, Provo, Utah, U.S.) plans to build the plant on 7 square kilometers of land which it will lease from a public trust in Millard County, Utah. The site has a transmission easement to a major interstate transmission line roughly 2 km from the project site. As this transmission line runs directly to California, ECG plans to sell the electricity generated to California utilities, which must source an increasing portion of their power from PV and other renewables. Read more

Ingenious-funded PV projects beat storms for completion

Thursday, 2.20.2014 - 7:00 (Solarpowerportal)

Three Ingenious-funded solar farms in the south-west beat the recent storms and floods to complete construction during January. Read more


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Wind Energy

Birds, Bombs, Sharks Slow Offshore Wind From UK to Germany

Thursday, 2.20.2014 - 14:33 (Renewable Energy World)

Birds, sharks and unexploded bombs from World War II are being blamed for holding up offshore wind farms, raising doubts about the costs of the technology. Read more


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Hydrogen/Fuel Cell

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Geo Thermal/Heat Pump

Iceland, Japan Can Cooperate to Boost Geothermal, Minister Says

Thursday, 2.20.2014 - 15:50 (Renewable Energy World)

Iceland and Japan, two nations rich with underground sources of renewable energy, can tackle climate change together by promoting the use of geothermal power, Iceland’s environment minister said. Read more

Energy Policy/Climate/CO2

SunEdison targeting US$15 billion annual project finance business

Thursday, 2.20.2014 - 16:14 (PV-Tech)

Major PVEP (PV Energy Provider) SunEdison is planning to grow its PV project business to a scale that would require up to US$15 billion a year in project finance capital. The company says this would be fuelled through tapping public capital markets via its yield co vehicles as well as debt and equity deals. Read more

Weather Risks and the Impact on Renewable Energy Equipment

Thursday, 2.20.2014 - 14:27 (Renewable Energy World)

During 2012, there were 905 natural catastrophes worldwide, 93 percent of which were weather-related disasters, costing US$170 billion. Unpredictable global climate conditions are thought to be on the increase and have recently been evidenced by major events, such as typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, flooding in the UK and the big freeze in North America. The direct cost of this weather volatility is also rising significantly with insurers paying out US$701 billion globally for damages from extreme weather events every year for the last three years alone. Read more

Germany set for protests against revised energy policy

Thursday, 2.20.2014 - 12:25 (PV-Tech)

Protesters will hit the streets of Berlin today in opposition to proposed changes to Germany’s energy policy including plans for a levy on self-consumption. Read more


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