News of the year 2014

Date: 01.05.2014


Shunfeng losses grow as shipments increase

Thursday, 5.1.2014 - 15:01 (PV-Tech)

Tier-two Chinese PV supplier, Shunfeng Photovoltaics International, remains in a tight financial situation despite reporting a 109.8% increase in product shipments over the past year. Read more

Thermal Power/Heating

Exclusive: DECC tells industry no RO changes till 2015/16

Thursday, 5.1.2014 - 19:10 (Solarpowerportal)

Any changes to support for large-scale solar farms would not come into force until the 2015/2016 financial year, according to an email circulated by DECC. Read more

Legal challenge looms over prospective solar RO changes

Thursday, 5.1.2014 - 14:28 (Solarpowerportal)

The proposed changes to the support for UK large-scale solar farms could immediately result in a legal challenge, Solar Power Portal understands. Read more

India rejects US request for WTO panel to settle trade dispute

Thursday, 5.1.2014 - 14:18 (PV-Tech)

The World Trade Organization (WTO) has dropped an initial request by the United States to set up a panel to review the controversial domestic content requirement in India’s national solar programme. Read more

‘Shade happens’ solar chip wins MIT clean energy prize

Thursday, 5.1.2014 - 13:42 (PV-Tech)

The seventh annual Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Clean Energy Prize has been awarded to an MIT team’s integrated chip, which restores power to partially shaded solar panels. Read more

Juwi JV installs more Japanese PV

Thursday, 5.1.2014 - 12:40 (PV-Tech)

Two solar parks in Japan have been inaugurated by the joint venture (JV) company formed by German developer juwi and Japanese renewable energy company Shizen Energy (‘natural energy’). Read more

Hokkaido Is the New Solar Capital of Japan

Thursday, 5.1.2014 - 12:13 (Renewable Energy World)

While not the warmest or sunniest part of Japan, Hokkaido will become the largest “mega-solar” market in Japan according to the latest data published by the nation's Ministry of Energy, Trade and Industry (METI). Read more

Solar experts launch online TV advice show for UK business

Thursday, 5.1.2014 - 11:51 (Solarpowerportal)

A live TV show exploring how businesses can save money on energy bills is to be hosted online today. Read more

The Time for Wind and Solar Energy Is Now

Thursday, 5.1.2014 - 11:13 (Renewable Energy World)

The U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's (IPCC's) latest report, which explores ways to cut carbon emissions, put the world on notice. Despite efforts in the United States, Europe and developing countries such as China to ramp up energy efficiency and renewable energy, global carbon emissions have been increasing at a much faster clip than they were just a few decades ago. To avoid the worst of the worst, IPCC scientists say emissions will have to be reduced 40 percent to 70 percent by 2050 and warn that we only have a 15-year window to reverse course. Read more

UK Set to Lead Europe's Utility-Scale Solar Market in 2014

Thursday, 5.1.2014 - 10:47 (Renewable Energy World)

Fuelled by the rapid growth in large-scale ground-mounted solar PV farms, the United Kingdom is forecast to be the largest solar photovoltaic (PV) market in Europe in 2014. Read more


Biomass Electric Power Generation Dirtier than Coal? Not Possible

Thursday, 5.1.2014 - 13:59 (Renewable Energy World)

As an Adjunct professor teaching two unique interdisciplinary courses on sustainable energy at The George Washington University, I read the article that biomass power plants are more polluting than coal with incredulity. Not only is the report incorrectly covered on it's major three points, but it leaves out three other important points that readers need to know. And a recent modeling study on biofuels carbon balance is also lost in the weeds. Read more

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