News of the year 2014

Date: 08.07.2014


Greenpeace urges Lego to dismantle Shell partnership – GENR

Tuesday, 7.8.2014 - 14:15 (Solarpowerportal)

In today’s Green Energy News Review, environmental campaigners Greenpeace are asking Danish toy giant Lego to drop its partnership with oil company Shell. Read more

SoLayTec and Meco technology used in imec’s record 21.5% N-type PERT solar cell

Tuesday, 7.8.2014 - 14:15 (PV-Tech)

Researchers as imec have achieved a new, record conversion efficiency for N-type PERT (Passivated Emitter, Rear Totally diffused) solar cells using Ni/Cu/Ag plating (3 bus bars grid) technology from Meco and Atomic Layer Deposited (ALD) Al2O3 process from SoLayTec. Read more

Conergy nets £35 million bank guarantee to underpin project expansion

Tuesday, 7.8.2014 - 13:15 (Solarpowerportal)

Deutsche Bank has arranged a deal with Conergy, worth US$60 million (~£35 million), to allow the downstream solar company to expand the capacity of its forthcoming projects by as much as 400MWp. Read more

IHS raises Brazilian PV market forecast as new auction catalyst for growth

Tuesday, 7.8.2014 - 12:57 (PV-Tech)

Market research firm IHS expects the Brazilian Electricity Regulatory Agency (ANEEL) reserve capacity auction to be held October 2014 to be a catalyst for further PV market growth in the country. Read more

Suntech prepares to re-enter the U.S. PV Market

Tuesday, 7.8.2014 - 11:13 (Solarserver)

As it develops its plans to re-enter the U.S. solar photovoltaic (PV) market, Wuxi Suntech Power Co. Ltd. will be attending Intersolar North America this week to meet with current and future customers. "Intersolar is the perfect venue to let our U.S. customers know that Suntech is here and we are stronger than ever," said Suntech CEO Eric Luo. "Our recent acquisition by Shunfeng has given us the strongest financial footing in the solar industry with nearly zero debt,” Luo emphasizes. Read more

ET Solar modules to power six PV plants in North Carolina

Tuesday, 7.8.2014 - 3:15 (PV-Tech)

Smart energy solutions provider ET Solar’s PV modules will be used to help power six utility-scale projects throughout the state of North Carolina. Read more

Thermal Power/Heating

Intersolar North America: QBotix expanding global project reach

Tuesday, 7.8.2014 - 20:15 (PV-Tech)

Robotics based PV module tracking systems start-up, QBotix said that it had secured contracts for its Robotic Tracking System (RTS) totalling over 80MW, with several projects currently under construction. Read more

Watch: Lightsource gives public a solar farm tour

Tuesday, 7.8.2014 - 19:15 (Solarpowerportal)

Lightsource Renewable Energy has released a video showcasing the recent site visit at Dunsfold Park for Solar Independence Day. Read more

Intersolar North America: Energy storage offering ramped up for 2014 show

Tuesday, 7.8.2014 - 18:51 (PV-Tech)

After a strong showing in the energy storage segment at its European counterpart in June, Intersolar North America is following suit with a number of companies and organisations launching new products at the show. Read more

Intersolar North America Launches With Zeal

Tuesday, 7.8.2014 - 18:27 (Renewable Energy World)

California’s iconic Governor Jerry Brown opened the 7th annual Intersolar show in San Francisco on Monday afternoon, saying that the accomplishments of those in the industry have been “amazing” to date. But he also warned the standing-room-only audience that the path to sustainability “is daunting, its like a Mt. Everest to climb; we have a long way to go.” Read more

Nevada Solar Net Metering Will Save the Grid $36 Million, Says State Report

Tuesday, 7.8.2014 - 18:03 (Renewable Energy World)

Step outside in Las Vegas on any July afternoon, and you can’t help but recognize Nevada’s tremendous solar opportunity. Recent solar price declines coupled with a restructured state incentive program and strong net metering policy mean that the state is now primed to make good on its rooftop solar promise in a big way. Read more

£60 million community solar pipeline announced

Tuesday, 7.8.2014 - 17:46 (Solarpowerportal)

A new partnership has promised to build a pipeline of solar PV projects worth £60 million across local government sites in the UK. Read more

China, EU and US open talks to end solar trade spats

Tuesday, 7.8.2014 - 17:41 (PV-Tech)

Trio are part of 14-strong group negotiating a deal to liberalise the trade of goods that reduce greenhouse gases, including PV cells and modules. Read more

7 Reasons Thin Film Is Alive and Set to Win in Solar

Tuesday, 7.8.2014 - 17:09 (Renewable Energy World)

Over the last five years, about 40GW of solar manufacturing capacity has been built and almost all of it has been crystalline silicon (c-Si). Over that time, the alternative to silicon — called thin film — has gone from being “the next big thing” to “highly questionable.” With over 100 thin film companies either sold, merged or just dead, it is legitimate to ask: “Is thin film dead?” Read more

Solar Gold Rush: Deutsche Bank to Lend $1 Billion for Japan Solar

Tuesday, 7.8.2014 - 16:45 (Renewable Energy World)

Deutsche Bank AG plans to lend about $1 billion for Japan solar projects, joining Goldman Sachs Group Inc. in funding cleaner energy as the government struggles to restart nuclear power plants after the Fukushima disaster. Read more

Mosaic and Enphase Packaging Solar Loans With Maintenance Deals

Tuesday, 7.8.2014 - 16:40 (Renewable Energy World)

Mosaic Inc., the operator of a peer- to-peer online financing platform for solar panels, is working with Enphase Energy Inc. to package its loans with a maintenance agreement. Read more

Jonathon Porritt amongst investors for community-funded solar and hydro projects in Devon

Tuesday, 7.8.2014 - 14:45 (Solarpowerportal)

Jonathon Porritt has personally invested in a portfolio of solar and hydro projects in Devon organised by the Totnes Renewable Energy Society (TRESOC). Read more

German solar firm issues results warning in wake of Italian FiT changes

Tuesday, 7.8.2014 - 14:38 (PV-Tech)

A German solar power plant owner has issued a warning on its annual results in the wake of proposed retroactive cuts to Italy’s feed-in tariff (FiT). Read more

Intersolar North America: Exhibition opens doors against boomtime backdrop

Tuesday, 7.8.2014 - 13:31 (PV-Tech)

Intersolar North America opens its exhibition doors today off the back of a bumper year of PV installations in the US but politicians warn against complacency. Read more

Deutsche Bank to lend US$1 billion for Japan solar projects

Tuesday, 7.8.2014 - 13:11 (PV-Tech)

A director at Deutsche Bank has revealed that the company plans to lend around US$1 billion for the construction of up to six solar power projects in Japan over the next 12 to 18 months. Read more

Intersolar North America: Suntech plans US return

Tuesday, 7.8.2014 - 12:15 (PV-Tech)

After its annus horribilis in 2013, Chinese module manufacturer Wuxi Suntech has said it is preparing to re-enter the US solar market. Read more

IHS: Solar PV expectations for Brazil rise as additional auctions are announced

Tuesday, 7.8.2014 - 11:43 (Solarserver)

Brazil’s plan to auction 3.5 gigawatts (GW) of solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity through 2018 comes as welcome news for the global solar PV industry as the ambitious goal is expected to catalyze solar growth in Latin America, according to a new report from IHS Technology (El Segundo, California, U.S.). Read more

LDK Solar subsidiary signs 64 MW PV module supply agreement with Energy Absolute PCL

Tuesday, 7.8.2014 - 11:17 (Solarserver)

LDK Solar Co. Ltd. (Xinyu City, China) in provisional liquidation and its Joint Provisional Liquidators, Tammy Fu and Eleanor Fisher, both of Zolfo Cooper (Cayman Island) Limited, on July 7th, 2014 announced that its Chinese subsidiary, LDK Solar Hi-Tech (Nanchang), has signed a new module supply agreement with Energy Absolute PCL, a solar photovoltaic (PV) project developer in Thailand. Read more

ET Solar to provide PV modules to projects totaling 24.5 MW in North Carolina

Tuesday, 7.8.2014 - 11:07 (Solarserver)

ET Solar Energy Corp. (Nanjing, China) on July 7th, 2014 announced that its high efficiency solar photovoltaic (PV) modules will power six utility-scale PV projects throughout the state of North Carolina, with a combined capacity of 24.5 MW. FLS Energy ("FLS"), a full service solar energy provider, will finance, design, construct, own and operate the portfolio of PV projects. The solar power plants will use a total of 81,833 ET Solar modules and power approximately 3,200 North Carolina households. Read more

Solar growth pushes south west to 1.2GW of renewable capacity

Tuesday, 7.8.2014 - 10:55 (Solarpowerportal)

The south west of England generates enough renewable electricity to power more than one quarter of all homes in the region, according to a report published by Regen SW. Read more

Mercom Capital reports Q2 2014 solar funding, M&A figures: Global corporate funding totals USD 6.3 billion

Tuesday, 7.8.2014 - 7:26 (Solarserver)

Mercom Capital Group (Austin, Texas, U.S.), a global clean energy communications and consulting firm, on July 7th, 2014 released its report on second quarter funding, mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity for the solar industry in 2014. Total global corporate funding in the solar sector, including venture capital (VC), private equity (PE), debt financing, and public market financing raised by public companies, came in at USD 6.3 billion, compared to USD 7 billion in Q1 2014. This quarter also saw two IPO’s including one yieldco and a securitization deal. Read more

Canadian Solar sells 10 MW solar PV plant in Ontario to Concord Green Energy

Tuesday, 7.8.2014 - 7:17 (Solarserver)

Canadian Solar Inc. (Guelph, Ontario) on July 7th, 2014 announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Canadian Solar Solutions Inc., on June 30th, completed the sale of the 10 MW AC solar photovoltaic (PV) power plant "Val Caron" valued at over CAD 60 million to One West Holdings Ltd., an affiliate of Concord Green Energy. The Val Caron PV plant is located in the city of Greater Sudbury, Ontario. Read more

JinkoSolar partners with Tsinghua University as the sole PV facility provider in the Construction of the “Dream Grid” Plan

Tuesday, 7.8.2014 - 7:10 (Solarserver)

Solar PV manufacturer JinkoSolar Holding Co. Ltd. (Shanghai, China) on July 7th, 2014 announced that it will become the sole photovoltaic (PV) facility provider for Tsinghua University’s “Dream Grid” Plan. The “Dream Grid” Plan was founded by Tsinghua University’s Department of Electronic Engineering in an effort to provide students with a means to give back to society in a socially responsible way. Students will apply the knowledge they’ve acquired at the university to provide children in the Tibetan-inhabited areas of Sichuan Province with a clean and sustainable energy supply. Read more


Greenpeace demands Lego drop partnership with Shell - GENR

Tuesday, 7.8.2014 - 14:42 (PV-Tech)

In today’s Green Energy News Review, environmental campaign group Greenpeace is asking Danish toy giant Lego to drop its partnership with oil company Shell. Read more

Greenpeace demand Lego drops partnership with Shell - GENR

Tuesday, 7.8.2014 - 14:15 (PV-Tech)

In today’s Green Energy News Review, environmental campaigners Greenpeace are asking Danish toy giant Lego to drop its partnership with oil company Shell. Read more

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Energy Policy/Climate/CO2

A 'Perfect Storm' Will Make This Utility 40 Percent Renewable

Tuesday, 7.8.2014 - 15:25 (Renewable Energy World)

“We have a perfect storm for renewables,” says Jan TenBruggencate, second-term board member of the Kauai Island Utility Cooperative. The Hawaiian utility, made into a local cooperative when the investor-owned utility left the business a decade ago, is surging toward 40 percent renewable energy in the next year, with a third of that total from custo Read more

Microgrids Missing from the UN’s Sustainable Energy for All Initiative

Tuesday, 7.8.2014 - 14:19 (Renewable Energy World)

Emerging economies, especially India, desperately need a novel, suitable electricity solution; alas, what exists is a hundred years old and unsuited for our times. This situation is frustrating because affordable, clean, 100 percent electrification, technologically speaking, is at hand yet no one has stepped forward to lead. Read more

Not in My Alps! Examining Germany’s NIMBY Protests

Tuesday, 7.8.2014 - 13:42 (Renewable Energy World)

There’s plenty of dark irony to Bavaria’s stiff opposition to Phase 2 of Germany’s heralded Energiewende, or clean-energy transition. Germany’s southern-most state, known for its spectacular Alps, has profited as much or more than any of its peers from the renewable energy boom, not least from the considerable subsidies that German electricity consumers pay to cover renewable energy standard (RES) investment costs. But a campaign in Bavaria that observers have tongue-in-cheek nicknamed “Not in My Alps!” is currently one of the biggest obstacles to shifting the Energiewende into a higher gear. Read more


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