News of the year 2014

Date: 01.04.2014


Samil Power becomes first Chinese inverter manufacturer to meet EU waste rules

Tuesday, 4.1.2014 - 18:15 (Solarpowerportal)

Company has targeted UK and Germany first with plans to follow-up with registration in France and Italy. Read more

Conergy installs 39MW PV portfolio in the UK

Tuesday, 4.1.2014 - 13:40 (PV-Tech)

German PV company Conergy has successfully installed four solar plants in the UK with a total installed capacity of 39MW. Read more

Conergy installs 39MW PV portfolio in England and Wales

Tuesday, 4.1.2014 - 13:33 (Solarpowerportal)

German PV company Conergy has successfully installed four solar plants in the UK with a total installed capacity of 39MW. Read more

Samil Power becomes first Chinese inverter manufacturer to meet EU waste rules

Tuesday, 4.1.2014 - 13:02 (PV-Tech)

Samil Power has become the first Chinese inverter manufacturer to register for the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) directive in the EU. Read more

Thermal Power/Heating

Latin America Report: Brazil Planning Its First Solar-specific National Auction

Tuesday, 4.1.2014 - 21:40 (Renewable Energy World)

Brazil is reportedly planning its first-ever national solar-specific energy auction to be held by the Ministry of Mines and Energy (MME). Read more

IEA: Solar PV meets more than 1% of electric demand in 15 nations

Tuesday, 4.1.2014 - 15:57 (Solarserver)

The International Energy Agency Photovoltaic Power System Programme (IEA PVPS) has released a report which finds that PV is now meeting more than 1% of electricity demand in 15 nations. Globally, PV represents 0.85% of electricity production, and is expected to reach 1% in 2014. Read more

California Celebrates a Solar Milestone with Big Clean Energy Implications

Tuesday, 4.1.2014 - 15:27 (Renewable Energy World)

California can feel good about the fact that it has more than half of all the solar rooftops in America, but now there’s even more to celebrate — the 100,000th such installation and the commitment it signifies. This milestone demonstrates the substantial opportunity we have to make use of this ample and clean energy source — the sun —  and the impo Read more

Solar Frontier to build 29 MW solar PV plant at Nagasaki Airport, Japan

Tuesday, 4.1.2014 - 15:01 (Solarserver)

Solar Frontier KK (Tokyo) and liquefied petroleum gas distributor Chopro KK (Nagasaki, Japan) have signed an agreement to build and operate a 29 MW solar photovoltaic (PV) plant adjacent to the Nagasaki Airport in Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan. The Kansai International Airport Megasolar Power Plant will be one of the largest PV plants in Japan as well as one of the largest in the world to incorporate copper indium gallium diselenide (CIS or CIGS) thin-film PV technology. Read more

SunEdison announces financial close on largest merchant solar project in Latin America

Tuesday, 4.1.2014 - 14:21 (PV-Tech)

SunEdison has announced financial close on a 50MW solar plant in Chile, which it claims is Latin America’s largest operational PV plant and also one of the biggest PV projects in the world operating without subsidies. Read more

Solar Empowerment in a Rural Nicaraguan Community

Tuesday, 4.1.2014 - 13:50 (Renewable Energy World)

Forty years ago Sabana Grande, a small community in northern Nicaragua, was ravaged by war. Now you will find people sitting under solar-powered lights, eating solar-cooked chicken, and drinking smoothies made by a bicycle-powered blender. Sabana Grande (pop. 2,000), in the mountains of Totogalpa, about 20 miles from the Honduran border, has embraced a solar culture that has transformed the community. Read more

Chinese investment firm takes 50% stake in Elkem Solar

Tuesday, 4.1.2014 - 12:40 (PV-Tech)

Guangyu International, based in Hong Kong, has invested US$200 million in Norwegian solar-grade silicon wafer producer, Elkem Solar, for a 50% stake in the company. The company said that the deal had been in the making for some time. Read more

Renewable Obligation rate for ground-mount solar drops to 1.4ROCs

Tuesday, 4.1.2014 - 12:35 (Solarpowerportal)

The available rate of Renewable Obligation (RO) support for solar developments has dropped from 1.6ROCs to 1.4ROCs as of 1 April, 2014. Read more

LDK Solar bondholders take haircut as NYSE starts de-listing proceedings

Tuesday, 4.1.2014 - 12:07 (PV-Tech)

The start of recent bankruptcy proceedings of LDK Solar’s offshore operations has triggered both an agreement with a majority of its bondholders to take a massive haircut on the defaulted bond and the start of de-listing proceedings for its American Depositary Shares and an immediate trading suspension by the NYSE. Read more

Borrego Solar to install 3.3MW PV system at San Diego International Airport

Tuesday, 4.1.2014 - 12:00 (PV-Tech)

PV developer and installer Borrego Solar, Inc. has signed a partnership agreement with the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority to develop and install a 3.3MW PV array at San Diego International Airport. Read more

Solar Frontier and Chopro to build 29MW plant at Nagasaki Airport

Tuesday, 4.1.2014 - 10:53 (PV-Tech)

Thin-film manufacturer Solar Frontier and petroleum distributor Chopro have signed an agreement with the local authorities to develop a 29MW PV plant next to Nagasaki Airport. Read more

SolarCity achieves a 26% share of the U.S. residential solar PV market

Tuesday, 4.1.2014 - 9:28 (Solarserver)

SolarCity (San Mateo, California, U.S.) has reached a 26% share in the U.S. residential solar photovoltaic (PV) market, according to new data released by GTM Research (Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.). This is more than three times the share of SolarCity's nearest competitor, Vivint Solar Inc. (Provo, Utah, U.S.), and a substantial increase over the company's 2012 market share of 16%. Read more

Northeastern U.S. solar PV markets remain slow in February 2014

Tuesday, 4.1.2014 - 9:20 (Solarserver)

SRECTrade (San Francisco, California, U.S.) reports another slow month in solar photovoltaic (PV) markets in the Northeastern United States, with only 48.8 MW of new projects registered in the PJM Interconnection region and 1.9 MW in Massachusetts. This is a sequential improvement over the 34.2 MW registered in the six solar renewable energy credit (SREC) jurisdictions in the PJM Interconnection grid in January 2014, and around the same level as in December 2013. It also marks the second month of very low activity in Massachusetts, as the details of the state's new SREC program are finalized. Read more

GCL-Poly secures up to USD 800 million in credit for its solar PV project business

Tuesday, 4.1.2014 - 8:53 (Solarserver)

GCL-Poly Energy Holdings Ltd. (Hong Kong) has signed a credit facility with China Development Bank's (Beijing) Suzhou branch for up to USD 800 million for the development of solar photovoltaic (PV) projects in China. “Expanding green energy business is our unalterable direction,” states GCL-Poly Chairman Zhu Gongshan. “Our investments have to be safe and we want to bring clean energy to millions of households in order to fulfill our social mission as a responsible clean energy enterprise.” Read more

LDK Solar says a deal has been reached with offshore creditors

Tuesday, 4.1.2014 - 8:48 (Solarserver)

LDK Solar Co. Ltd. (Xinyu City, China) reports that it has secured sufficient consent from creditors to restructure its offshore liabilities, as well as a commitment from shareholder Heng Rui Xin Energy Co. Ltd. (Hong Kong) to supply a USD 14 million loan. The company has offered to cash out its senior notes which came due on February 28th, 2014 and convertible preferred shares in LDK Silicon by paying 20% of claims with a cap of USD 10 million, or exchanging the notes and LDK Silicon shares for LDK Solar shares. Read more

United PV acquires 90 MW of solar PV plants, cancels purchase of 100 MW of distributed solar PV

Tuesday, 4.1.2014 - 8:35 (Solarserver)

United Photovoltaics Group Ltd. (Hong Kong) has closed on the acquisition of majority shares in two solar photovoltaic (PV) plants in China's Inner Mongolia region, representing 40 MW and 50 MW of capacity. The company has also canceled the purchase of 100 MW of distributed PV plants in Hunan Province, China, after failing to reach an agreement on conditions of the sale with China Singyes Solar Technologies Holdings Ltd. (Hong Kong). Read more


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Wind Energy

Merkel May Soften Cuts for Onshore-Wind Subsidy to Support Jobs

Tuesday, 4.1.2014 - 15:22 (Renewable Energy World)

Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government may soften a proposal to cut support for the wind industry in a bid to appease regions concerned about job losses, the premier of the nation’s top wind state said. 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

ExxonMobil Not Very Concerned that Climate Change Regulations May Affect Business

Tuesday, 4.1.2014 - 14:52 (Renewable Energy World)

On the same day the world's scientists issued their latest report on climate change and the risks it poses to society, the nation's biggest oil and gas company said the world's climate policies are "highly unlikely" to stop it from selling fossil fuels far into the future. Read more


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