News of the year 2014

Date: 05.06.2014


Sungevity expands to The Netherlands through E.ON partnership

Thursday, 6.5.2014 - 8:11 (Solarserver)

Sungevity Inc. (Oakland, California, U.S.) has partnered with the Benelux division of utility giant E.ON SE (Düsseldorf, Germany) to offer turnkey solar photovoltaic (PV) services to E.ON customers in the Netherlands. Sungevity expects the partnership to expand to other European nations soon, as part of its focus on international expansion. The partnership follows E.ON's investment in Sungevity in May 2014, part of a USD 70 million funding round. Read more

Thermal Power/Heating

REC Solar ASA to supply SolarCity with 100-240 MW of "tariff-free" solar PV modules

Thursday, 6.5.2014 - 19:28 (Solarserver)

Only two days after the preliminary anti-subsidy decision in the U.S. solar trade case, SolarCity Corp. (San Mateo, California, U.S.) has agreed to buy a minimum of 100 MW and up to 240 MW of REC Solar ASA's (Oslo) Peak Energy solar photovoltaic (PV) modules over a 12-month period. Read more

The Tale of Parallel Industries: Energy Storage Should Prepare to Face the Same Trials as Solar

Thursday, 6.5.2014 - 17:31 (Renewable Energy World)

The atmosphere was electric at the 2014 Energy Storage Association Conference keynote in Washington D.C. last night. Attendees were eager to explore the burgeoning storage industry that has gained significant momentum in the past year. The conference itself has grown more than six-fold from its nascent beginnings. Today "more than $1 billion [will be] placed into contracts over the next 18 months,” noted EnerVault co-founder Craig Horne during the opening introductions. Read more

Martifer Solar announces 100 MW solar PV pipeline in the UK

Thursday, 6.5.2014 - 15:28 (Solarserver)

Martifer Solar (Oliveira de Frades, Portugal) has announced a new pipeline of 100 MW of utility-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) projects under development in the United Kingdom, consisting of projects 5-26 MW in capacity. The portfolio includes projects in the South and Midlands regions of England, Nottinghamshire and South of Wales. Read more

Fresh allegations against Chinese PV firms threaten EU price deal

Thursday, 6.5.2014 - 15:15 (Solarpowerportal)

Chinese solar companies are violating a settlement between the European Commission and Chinese government by selling products in the EU below a minimum agreed price, it has been alleged. Read more

Fresh allegations against Chinese PV firms threaten EU price deal

Thursday, 6.5.2014 - 15:15 (PV-Tech)

Chinese solar companies are violating a settlement between the European Commission and Chinese government by selling products in the EU below a minimum agreed price, it has been alleged. Read more

China Sunergy signs 50 MW solar PV framework agreement for the Turkish market

Thursday, 6.5.2014 - 14:56 (Solarserver)

China Sunergy Co. Ltd. (Nanjing, China) has signed a framework agreement for the supply of 50 MW of solar photovoltaic (PV) modules to the Turkish subsidiary of Frankensolar (Nuremburg, Germany). China Sunergy will begin delivering multicrystalline silicon PV modules to KosiFrankensolar (Istanbul) beginning in 2014, primarily for Turkish projects which are not required to obtain licenses. Read more

Making Life-Cycle Analysis Matter to the Global Solar PV Supply Chain

Thursday, 6.5.2014 - 14:06 (Renewable Energy World)

A new report seeks to bring lifecycle analysis into the equation when calculating the economics of solar PV supply and demand. Now it's up to policymakers and advocates to decide whether this helps inform and resolve, or just fan the flames, of the ongoing trade wars. Read more

CSun and Frankensolar ink 50MW Turkey deal

Thursday, 6.5.2014 - 13:54 (PV-Tech)

Module and cell manufacturer China Sunergy (CSun) has signed an agreement with KosiFrankensolar to build 50MW of PV projects in Turkey. Read more

Martifer Solar reveals 100MW UK PV pipeline

Thursday, 6.5.2014 - 12:14 (PV-Tech)

Martifer Solar has is developing a 100MW pipeline of PV projects in the UK. Read more

Martifer Solar reveals 100MW UK pipeline

Thursday, 6.5.2014 - 12:06 (Solarpowerportal)

Martifer Solar is developing a 100MW pipeline of PV projects in the UK. Read more

India solar market hindered by ‘confusing’ policy

Thursday, 6.5.2014 - 11:15 (PV-Tech)

Solar consultant, Bridge to India, has released its 2014 ‘India Solar Handbook’, claiming India should be one of the best solar markets in the world, but it is hindered by policy complexity. Read more

Intersolar Europe 2014: Show AWARD winners from downstream sectors

Thursday, 6.5.2014 - 10:40 (PV-Tech)

Downstream project developers and suppliers proved to be the winners in the Intersolar AWARD 2014 ceremony at Intersolar Europe. Read more

Trade decision will not increase US solar costs, says SolarWorld

Thursday, 6.5.2014 - 10:12 (PV-Tech)

The cost of PV in the US will not be driven higher by the preliminary anti-subsidy duties announced on Tuesday, according to Milan Nitzschke vice-president SolarWorld, the petitioner in the case. Read more

Taiwan, China to expand polysilicon, solar PV module manufacturing capacities

Thursday, 6.5.2014 - 8:32 (Solarserver)

Despite the threat of expanded duties in the U.S. solar photovoltaic (PV) market, Chinese and Taiwanese polysilicon and solar photovoltaic (PV) module makers are planning significant capacity expansions, according to TrendForce's (Taipei) EnergyTrend division. However, the company says that Chinese and Taiwanese PV cell makers are holding off on capacity expansions until the final decisions are made in the U.S. trade case. In the interim, Taiwanese cell manufacturers are focusing on increasing efficiencies. Read more

Q Cells to power 26.2 MW solar PV plant in Fukushima Prefecture

Thursday, 6.5.2014 - 8:24 (Solarserver)

Hanwha Q Cells (Thalheim, Germany) will supply its solar photovoltaic (PV) modules for a 26.2 MW PV project on an abandoned golf course in Japan's Fukushima Prefecture, the site of the 2011 tsunami and subsequent nuclear disaster. JFE Engineering Corp. (Tokyo) will provide engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services for the Sunny Fukushima Central Power Plant on behalf of Sunny Health Co. Ltd. (Nagano, Japan). Construction is scheduled to begin in March 2015. Read more

Spanish solar PV, CSP meet 8.2% of electricity demand during May 2014

Thursday, 6.5.2014 - 7:59 (Solarserver)

Spain's solar photovoltaic (PV) plants met% of the nation's electricity demand during May 2014 and its concentrating solar power (CSP) plants met another 3.7%, according to figures released by grid operator REE (Alcobendas, Spain). When hydroelectricity, wind, biomass and other renewables are included, Spain met 45% of electricity demand with renewable energy during the month, and 31% of demand with non-hydro renewables. Read more

MAECI Solar chosen to install 5MW plant in Equatorial Guinea

Thursday, 6.5.2014 - 7:33 (PV-Tech)

MAECI Solar, a subsidiary of Management and Economic Consulting, Inc., has been chosen by the government of Equatorial Guinea to install a 5MW PV project on Annobon Province, an island off the coast of the African nation. MAECI Solar will collaborate with GE Power & Water and Princeton Power Systems, Inc. during the installation. Read more


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Wind Energy

Nuclear Giant Exelon Blasts Wind Energy

Thursday, 6.5.2014 - 20:28 (Renewable Energy World)

Corporate executives often tout the benefits of competition in a free-market economic system, but it's striking just how much large corporations don't like it. In fact, some companies will do all they can to squash it, lobbying for favors and subsidies while working to deny them to their competitors. 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

Energy Efficiency Innovation Gets Boost Under the EPA’s Proposed Clean Power Plan

Thursday, 6.5.2014 - 17:51 (Renewable Energy World)

The recent release of the proposed Clean Power Plan under EPA section 111(d) underscores the role of energy efficiency as our nation’s least-cost resource. Demand-side management rightfully earns its place as a critical part of a system-wide approach to reduce emissions 30 percent by 2030. McKinsey estimates the opportunity to eliminate more than $ Read more

European Energy Debate Centers Around Energy “Consumers” not “Rate-payers”

Thursday, 6.5.2014 - 14:35 (Renewable Energy World)

Day 2 of the POWER-GEN Europe conference and exhibition, and its co-located show, Renewable Energy World Europe, hosted a joint plenary panel discussion exploring the theme of this year’s event “Navigating the power transition” in detail. Comprised of industry experts from around the world, the panel debated the importance of adaptation for the industry, the role that national and European governments should play in guiding the market, and the role of technology as being a catalyst for change. Read more

US solar trade decision undermines Obama’s climate efforts

Thursday, 6.5.2014 - 14:15 (PV-Tech)

The latest US solar trade duty on Chinese products threatens to undermine President Obama’s recent climate action, according to a lawyer representing the manufacturers from China. Read more

Fraunhofer ISE concern at lack of safety standards for PV-plus-battery systems

Thursday, 6.5.2014 - 13:15 (PV-Tech)

Certification for safety and other technical standards must become uniform in the market for residential energy storage systems which can combine with PV systems, according to an expert at technological research institute Fraunhofer ISE. Read more

The Wide Appeal of Batteries for the Renewable Energy Market

Thursday, 6.5.2014 - 12:30 (Renewable Energy World)

Battery technology has come a long way since the days when your granddad had to periodically peak under the hood to add water to his lead-acid battery. Read more

2014 REN21 Global Status Report: PV accounts for one-third of renewable power capacity in 2013

Thursday, 6.5.2014 - 6:59 (PV-Tech)

The Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21 Century (REN21) released its annual Renewables Global Status Report (GSR) on Wednesday, announcing good news for the renewable energy market. Read more


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