News of the year 2014

Date: 26.06.2014


AEG Power expects bond restructuring success

Thursday, 6.26.2014 - 12:36 (PV-Tech)

Struggling power electronics and PV inverter manufacturer, 3W Power/AEG Power Solutions, has won approval from shareholders and bondholders to convert its €100 million bond by issuing a new €50 million bond and a debt for equity swap for the remaining €50 million. Read more

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Solar’s Key Challenge Today Is to “Truly Out-compete Traditional Energy”

Thursday, 6.26.2014 - 19:29 (Renewable Energy World)

David Briggs has long-standing experience in the solar industry, including three years at a cleantech communications firm and three years as Marketing Manager at microinverter manufacturer Enphase Energy. Briggs now works as Director of Marketing at mounting systems provider IronRidge. Recently, Briggs took a few minutes from his busy schedule to t Read more

Sector ready to open up solar farms for Solar Independence Day

Thursday, 6.26.2014 - 19:01 (Solarpowerportal)

Solar farms up and down the UK will throw open their doors to members of the public on 4 July as part of a nationwide event called Solar Independence Day. Read more

UK-China solar partnership has 400MW pipeline in place

Thursday, 6.26.2014 - 18:16 (PV-Tech)

The £400 million partnership between Chinese module manufacturer ZNShine and UK installer MAP Environmental already has a 400MW pipeline to work on. Read more

New UK-China solar partnership already has 400MW pipeline

Thursday, 6.26.2014 - 14:15 (Solarpowerportal)

ZNShine and MAP Environmental will focus on commercial rooftops as well as social housing and ground mount projects. Read more

NextEnergy Solar Fund lines up 9.4MW project

Thursday, 6.26.2014 - 13:15 (Solarpowerportal)

The NextEnergy Solar Fund has acquired the rights to construct a 9.4MW solar farm in Cornwall. Read more

Canadian Solar signs 140MW EPC deal for Samsung project

Thursday, 6.26.2014 - 12:34 (PV-Tech)

Canadian Solar has signed an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) for a 140MW project being developed by Samsung Renewable Energy. Read more

Petra Solar completes Middle East’s largest “Smart” solar project in Bahrain, delivers 5 MW of PV power generation to BAPCO

Thursday, 6.26.2014 - 9:20 (Solarserver)

Petra Solar (South Plainfield, N.J., U.S.), a fully owned subsidiary of Petra Systems, on June 25th, 2014 announced that it, along with its partner Caspian Renewable Energy, Inc. (Washington DC) has successfully completed the installation of the largest “Smart” solar power plant in the Middle East. The five-megawatt (MW) project will be owned by BAPCO (Bahrain Petroleum Company), a wholly owned subsidiary of NOGA (National Oil and Gas Authority) and will deliver in excess of 8,000 MWh of solar electricity. Read more

Yingli Solar ranked top preferred PV brand in 2013 in recent IHS survey

Thursday, 6.26.2014 - 9:14 (Solarserver)

Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited (Baoding, China), known as "Yingli Solar", on June 25th, 2014 announced that the Company was ranked the strongest solar photovoltaic (PV) module brand in 2013 in the “PV Module Customer Insight Survey 2014” conducted by IHS (Englewood, Colorado, U.S.), a leading market research company. Read more

Clinton Global Initiative launches “Feed-Out” solar funding initiative

Thursday, 6.26.2014 - 2:15 (PV-Tech)

The Clinton Global Initiative America, along with Demeter Power Group, have rolled out the first market-based, set-cost funding initiative for PV and renewable technologies. Read more

8minutenergy Renewables sells 25MW of energy from solar farm to city of Palo Alto, California

Thursday, 6.26.2014 - 0:56 (PV-Tech)

8minutenergy Renewables, LLC has reached an agreement on a 27-year contract with the City of Palo Alto Utilities that would sell 25MW of power generated from the PV developer’s Hayworth Solar Farm in Kern County, California to the city of Palo Alto. Read more

South Africa takes place at utility-scale solar’s top table

Thursday, 6.26.2014 - 0:15 (PV-Tech)

With more than 500MW of utility-scale solar installed, South Africa has now placed itself into the world’s top-ten PV markets, according to reports released today by the utility-solar group, Read more


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Energy Policy/Climate/CO2

Sir Richard Branson: “We’re Killing the World”

Thursday, 6.26.2014 - 16:04 (Renewable Energy World)

An observer of Sir Richard Branson over say 20 years might have remarked how much older he looked as the keynote speaker at the BIO convention this week in San Diego. He struggled for words at times and was visibly tired by the end of his hour on stage; but he had lost nothing of his charm, nor had he varied in his iconoclastic approach to building great enterprises or his views on technology in the face of climate change. Read more

Renewables Provide 14 Percent of Electrical Generation During First Third of 2014

Thursday, 6.26.2014 - 15:44 (Renewable Energy World)

Two new back-to-back reports from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) provide a snapshot of U.S. energy trends for the first months of 2014. Read more

Politician and ‘enlightened’ climate sceptic pledges to vote for Australia renewables target

Thursday, 6.26.2014 - 14:23 (PV-Tech)

Australian coal tycoon and leader of the country’s centre-right Palmer United Party, Clive Palmer, has said he will vote to protect Australia’s Renewable Energy Target. Read more

Can the Frigid Sakha Awaken Russia’s Clean Energy Potential?

Thursday, 6.26.2014 - 13:24 (Renewable Energy World)

Russia’s current electric power generation capacity is estimated at more than 220 GW. Some energy experts, however, predict that without a major additional upstream investment, Russian gas supplies could fall short of projected domestic and export demand within the next few years. Read more

World Bank Says ‘Climate Smart’ Policies Boost Growth

Thursday, 6.26.2014 - 12:02 (Renewable Energy World)

Policies aimed at curbing climate change can boost economic growth, create jobs and save millions of lives, according to World Bank President Jim Yong Kim. Read more


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