News of the year 2014

Date: 02.07.2014


Tool Order: Shaanxi Youser places major order with centrotherm

Wednesday, 7.2.2014 - 12:56 (PV-Tech)

PV equipment specialist, centrotherm has secured orders worth around €15 million (US$20.5 million) from Shaanxi Non-ferrous Photovoltaic Technology Co., Ltd. Read more

Centrotherm photovoltaics to supply extensive PV production technology and equipment package to Chinese manufacturer Shaanxi

Wednesday, 7.2.2014 - 10:49 (Solarserver)

With the signing of a supply agreement for a solar photovoltaic (PV) technology and systems package worth a total of around EUR 15 million, centrotherm photovoltaic AG (Blaubeuren, Germany) reports its largest single order in its Photovoltaic & Semiconductor segment since the new investment cycle started in December 2013. The production systems and the process technology will be shipped to Xian to Chinese customer Shaanxi Non-ferrous Photovoltaic Technology Co., Ltd. (Youser Group) from October 2014. Read more

Thermal Power/Heating

US government raises nearly US$6 million from solar land auction

Wednesday, 7.2.2014 - 19:56 (PV-Tech)

More than US$5.8 million of high bids were made on Tuesday for the right develop solar energy projects on public land in Nevada, at an auction hosted by the US Bureau of Land Management (BLM). Read more

Intersolar N.A: Heraeus showcasing monocrystalline metallisation pastes

Wednesday, 7.2.2014 - 14:57 (PV-Tech)

Home to a number of specialist monocrystalline PV manufacturers, Heraeus Photovoltaics Business Unit is showcasing its SOL9620 Series and SOL9621 Series metallisation pastes at Intersolar North America, being held in San Francisco next week. Read more

Kazatomprom inks polysilicon deal with Qatar Solar Energy

Wednesday, 7.2.2014 - 14:15 (PV-Tech)

In a strategic deal encompassing polysilicon supply and possible downstream PV project collaboration, Qatar Solar Energy (QSE) has secured a long-term polysilicon supply with Kazakhstan state-owned industrial firm, Kazatomprom. Read more

Uruguay cuts PV teeth with first utility solar PPA

Wednesday, 7.2.2014 - 14:15 (PV-Tech)

Uruguay’s state utility, UTE, has agreed to buy power from a 50MW PV power plant, the first deal to emerge under a national plan to procure 200MW of solar. Read more

EDF flicks switch on 6MW project in Massachusetts

Wednesday, 7.2.2014 - 13:34 (PV-Tech)

A 5.86MW solar plant in Massachusetts has begun commercial operation, according to independent power producer EDF Renewable Energy. Read more

German renewables operator acquires two French solar parks

Wednesday, 7.2.2014 - 13:15 (PV-Tech)

German based renewables operator, Capital Stage has finalised an agreement with developer, Solairedirect to acquire two solar parks in the southwest of France. Read more

Solar PV in Africa: IdeemaTec concludes delivery of tracking system for 8.5 MW project in Rwanda

Wednesday, 7.2.2014 - 12:22 (Solarserver)

East Africa's first megawatt class solar photovoltaic (PV) project will be equipped with horizontal single axis tracking systems by IdeemaTec Deutschland (Wallerfing, Germany). At the site very close to the equator, the PV plant with the safeTrack Horizon is forecast to increase the total power generation capacity of Rwanda by 8%. Read more

Home of American motor racing embraces solar

Wednesday, 7.2.2014 - 12:15 (PV-Tech)

The Indianapolis Motor Speedway, US motor racing’s spiritual home, has been fitted with what is claimed to be the largest solar power plant at any sporting facility in the world. Read more

Ohio senators challenge India anti-dumping duties

Wednesday, 7.2.2014 - 12:15 (PV-Tech)

Senators for the US state of Ohio, Rob Portman and Sherrod Brown, have written to the United States Trade Representative (USTR) opposing India’s anti-dumping duties on US solar manufacturers. Read more

GT announces realignment of manufacturing, engineering and supply chain resources; actions result in USD 13.4 million of one-time charges

Wednesday, 7.2.2014 - 12:10 (Solarserver)

GT Advanced Technologies Inc., (Merrimack, N.H., U.S,) on June 30th, 2014 announced a realignment of its manufacturing, engineering and supply chain resources to optimize effectiveness across its increasingly diversified business portfolio. The actions taken will align previously centralized personnel and operational resources directly with the company's various businesses, which include the rapidly ramping Arizona based sapphire materials business and expanding equipment businesses with applications ranging from solar and LED to power electronics, consumer electronics and industrial. Read more

Qatar Solar Energy signs agreement on solar grade silicon supply with Kazatomprom to accelerate Qatar's renewable energy production

Wednesday, 7.2.2014 - 7:25 (Solarserver)

Qatar Solar Energy (QSE, Doha, Qatar), the largest solar technology development and manufacturing facility in the MENA region, has signed a landmark agreement with Kazatomprom, a multi-billion dollar energy company based in the Republic of Kazakhstan. With this landmark agreement QSE has secured solar grade silicon, the raw material used to make solar photovoltaic (PV) panels, at an extremely competitive fixed cost for the next ten years, the company emphasizes. The agreement puts Qatar in a leadership position in the market given that demand for raw polysilicon will continue to grow as the global demand for solar photovoltaics increases significantly in the near future. Read more

Gestamp Solar announces its first utility-scale solar PV project in Japan; 31.6 MW in Ibaraki prefecture

Wednesday, 7.2.2014 - 7:16 (Solarserver)

Gestamp Solar SL (Madrid, Spain) on June 30th, 2014 announced its first solar photovoltaic (PV) project in Japan, under the feed-in-tariff by Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) for the introduction of renewable energy in the country. The utility-scale PV project, located in Daigo Town (Ibaraki Prefecture), will have an installed capacity of 31.6 megawatts (MW) over a total area of 40 hectares, and is situated on a former golf course. Read more

Vikram Solar enters domestic roof-top PV market in Ireland

Wednesday, 7.2.2014 - 7:09 (Solarserver)

Vikram Solar Pvt Ltd. (Kolkata, India), producer of solar photovoltaic (PV) modules, has recently entered into the residential PV market in Ireland and completed a roof-top installation at University College of Dublin, the company announces. Even though the government in Ireland has committed to 40% of renewable energy by 2020, the Irish PV market is still dormant. Vikram Solar has recognized the potential at an early stage and put a lot of efforts to understand the customized requirements of the relatively small Irish PV market, the company notes. Read more


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Wind Energy

Distributed Wind Energy: The New Cash Crop

Wednesday, 7.2.2014 - 12:41 (Renewable Energy World)

With so many day-to-day concerns vying for attention, many farmers may not have the time to stop and research alternative ways to address their energy needs and rising utility costs. While having heard that renewable energies, such as solar or wind energy, are becoming increasingly popular, there does not seem to be a way for them to reap the benefits without a significant amount of capital available. However, due to advancements in technology and market availability due to new leasing models, distributed generation is changing the way farmers gain access to and manage their cost of power. 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

End of Germany’s ‘Energiewende’ behind major job losses at juwi group

Wednesday, 7.2.2014 - 17:08 (PV-Tech)

Renewable energy project developer, juwi group has announced a major cost cutting and restructuring programme with the expected loss of around 400 jobs, or around 27% of the total workforce. Read more

Georgia Coal-to-Solar Shift Shows the Way on Obama Climate Rules

Wednesday, 7.2.2014 - 15:10 (Renewable Energy World)

Georgia small-business owner Julian Smith keeps hearing that the Obama administration’s latest climate regulations will drive up local electric bills. He doesn’t believe the prediction, but he isn’t arguing: The fears are doing wonders for his solar-panel installation company. Read more

EU Court of Justice confirms full validity of Renewable Energy Directive

Wednesday, 7.2.2014 - 12:15 (Solarserver)

In its judgment on the Ålands Vindkraft case (C-573/12), the Court of Justice of the European Union on July 1st, 2014 reaffirmed the conformity of the Renewable Energy Directive (2009/28/EC) with the EU Treaty, the European Photovoltaic Industry Association (EPIA, Brussels) reports. The Court concluded that the current approach of implementing national support schemes for renewable energy is fully justified and Member States are not required to support the production of renewable energy in other EU States. Read more

NextEra yield co IPO nets US$400 million

Wednesday, 7.2.2014 - 12:15 (PV-Tech)

The yield co subsidiary of leading US renewables generator, NextEra Energy, has raised almost US$450 million in an initial public offering (IPO). Read more


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