News of the year 2014

Date: 10.07.2014


Kyocera files busbar patent breach case against Hanwha Q CELLS in Japan

Thursday, 7.10.2014 - 14:15 (PV-Tech)

PV module manufacturer, Kyocera Corporation, has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against the Japanese subsidiary of Hanwha Q CELLS concerning its solar cell ‘three-busbar electrode structure’, while seeking negotiations with other “parties” on the claimed infringement. Read more

Tool Order: RENA to provide Shaanxi Youser with wet processing equipment

Thursday, 7.10.2014 - 13:12 (PV-Tech)

As part of its PV manufacturing expansion plans to 1GW, Shaanxi Non-ferrous Photovoltaic Technology, also known as Shaanxi Youser Photovoltaic Technology, a subsidiary of state-owned Shaanxi Youser Group has placed equipment orders with RENA. Read more

Thermal Power/Heating

Huge North Carolina Solar Project Could “Move the Needle” for Solar’s Possibilities

Thursday, 7.10.2014 - 15:34 (Renewable Energy World)

Coming on the heels of Apple’s announced 17.5-MW solar project in Maiden, North Carolina, spokespeople for an innovative renewable energy project involving two universities, a hospital and the largest non-utility solar PPA in the U.S. have said that it will also begin construction in North Carolina this summer. Read more

Bernreuter Research: Ramp-up delays to stabilize polysilicon price, Market research firm predicts short-term increase followed by downtrend

Thursday, 7.10.2014 - 14:52 (Solarserver)

Rising demand in China and the delayed ramp-up of new production capacities will drive up the polysilicon price in the third quarter, according to the latest analysis made by polysilicon market research firm Bernreuter Research (Würzburg, Germany). "We expect the spot price to climb up to USD23/kg from the current USD21/kg before it will drop to a range of USD18 to USD20/kg by the end of 2014," predicts Johannes Bernreuter, head of Bernreuter Research and author of the polysilicon market report The 2014 Who’s Who of Solar Silicon Production. Read more

Green goods trade agreement will not affect US solar tariffs: CASE

Thursday, 7.10.2014 - 14:15 (PV-Tech)

Negotiations to remove customs and excise tariffs on green goods, including solar cells and modules, will not solve existing anti-dumping actions, a US lobby group has warned. Read more

Intersolar North America: SolarWorld and REC Solar offering 72-cell modules in US

Thursday, 7.10.2014 - 13:15 (PV-Tech)

In a bid to capture more utility-scale PV power plant business, SolarWorld and REC Solar are offering 72-cell modules in the US. Read more

Order Focus: Trina Solar wins its largest single module supply deal

Thursday, 7.10.2014 - 12:44 (PV-Tech)

Major tier one PV manufacturer Trina Solar has secured its largest single module supply agreement in 2014, totalling 200MW with Chinese EPC firm, Zonergy a subsidiary of major telecoms company ZTE. Read more

Modi’s first budget clears tax hurdles for India’s solar manufacturers

Thursday, 7.10.2014 - 12:37 (PV-Tech)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s first budget has been delivered with a number of tax advantages for the solar industry revealed. Read more

PV production in Germany: Solar-Fabrik AG takes over Centrosolar‘s fab 2 in Wismar

Thursday, 7.10.2014 - 9:57 (Solarserver)

Solar-Fabrik AG (Freiburg, Germany) will take over fab 2 of Centrosolar’s insolvent Sonnenstromfabrik GmbH on August 1st, 2014, and will continue solar photovoltaic (PV) module production using the existing equipment in Wismar. Concurrently 143 employees of the insolvent company will find a new employment, Solar-Fabrik AG reports in an ad hoc announcement. Read more

PV in France: Juwi group inaugurates 25 MW solar and agricultural park in the Pyrenees

Thursday, 7.10.2014 - 9:49 (Solarserver)

Nearly 300,000 solar photovoltaic (PV) panels, a total size of 87 hectares and clean energy for 10,000 households – these are the impressive dimensions of the solar photovoltaic (PV) and agricultural park Ortaffa, inaugurated by the German project developer juwi (Wörrstadt) in July 2014. The PV plant in the French Pyrenees close to the Spanish border is the biggest solar project the internationally operating juwi group has ever built in France so far. What is more, through special measures the park revives the local tradition of sheep farming and beekeeping on-site and enables the agricultural heritage of wine-growing to rise again, juwi emphasizes. Read more

Trina Solar to supply 200 MW of PV Modules to Zonergy for projects in several provinces in China

Thursday, 7.10.2014 - 8:56 (Solarserver)

Trina Solar Limited (Changzhou, China) on July 9th, 2014 announced it will supply 200 MW of solar photovoltaic (PV) modules to Zonergy Company Limited downstream projects in China, marking its largest single module supply agreement to date in 2014. Trina Solar will supply approximately 800,000 of its TSM-PC05A PV modules for Zonergy projects located across several provinces in China such as Jiangsu, Shandong, Xinjiang, Qinghai and Sichuan. Module delivery is expected to be completed in December 2014. Read more


EU May Renew US-Biodiesel Tariffs Targeting ADM to Cargill

Thursday, 7.10.2014 - 17:48 (Renewable Energy World)

The European Union threatened to renew tariffs on biodiesel from the U.S. for another five years in a sign of persistent trade tensions over renewable energy. Read more

Wind Energy

What’s New In Wind Technology?

Thursday, 7.10.2014 - 13:21 (Renewable Energy World)

Thousands of wind power professionals descended on Las Vegas in May to check out Windpower 2014, the annual wind energy conference and expo put on by the American Wind Energy Association. The expo hall was filled with both large and small wind companies showcasing the technologies, products and services that will help bring more clean energy to the U.S. and the rest of the world. Read more


UK court green-lights FiT cut damages claim

Thursday, 7.10.2014 - 13:15 (PV-Tech)

The UK’s High Court has ruled that 14 solar companies affected by feed-in tariff cuts in 2011 may pursue a claim for damages. Read more

Government’s FiT damages appeal ‘extremely unfortunate’

Thursday, 7.10.2014 - 12:39 (Solarpowerportal)

The law firm behind the recent High Court victory for 14 solar companies claiming £132 million in damages from the government has said DECC’s decision to appeal the ruling is “extremely unfortunate”. Read more

Hydrogen/Fuel Cell

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Geo Thermal/Heat Pump

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Energy Policy/Climate/CO2

Lithium or Vanadium: In Energy Storage, It’s No Contest

Thursday, 7.10.2014 - 13:31 (Renewable Energy World)

Energy storage is poised to transform the electricity industry. In the U.S. alone, energy storage will grow 6x, from 120 megawatts to over 720 megawatts by 2020. Globally, it will bring power for the first time to over a billion people by letting them tap into micro-grids. Read more

AUO’s Powerlegato PV storage system launched in Australia, Japan and Europe

Thursday, 7.10.2014 - 13:07 (PV-Tech)

AU Optronics (AUO) is to launch its residential and commercial energy storage system, Powerlegato, into the European, Japanese and Australian markets on the back of receiving the necessary certification. Read more


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