News of the year 2014

Date: 12.08.2014


PV production technology: Meyer Burger announces H1, 2014 results, significantly increased sales and orders

Tuesday, 8.12.2014 - 10:18 (Solarserver)

Meyer Burger Group (Baar, Switzerland) reports higher incoming orders (+90%) and net sales (+43%) during the first half of 2014 compared to same period in the previous year. This was achieved within a slowly recovering market for solar photovoltaic (PV) equipment and with a variety of systems and solutions in Specialised Technologies. The volume of small and mid-sized orders has increased noticeably compared to the first half of 2013 (+57%). Read more

Mitsui, Tokio Marine Asset Management to finance PV projects totalling 25 MW in Japan

Tuesday, 8.12.2014 - 8:57 (Solarserver)

A unit of Mitsui & Co. and Tokio Marine Asset Management Co. are planning a USD 75 million fund focused on solar photovoltaic (PV) projects for institutional investors, Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) reports. The fund plans to invest in 8 solar PV plants to be built at various locations across Japan that will have a total capacity of 25 megawatts (MW), BNEF quotes a statement by Mitsui & Co. Plant Systems Ltd. Read more

Thermal Power/Heating

US State Breaks Ground on a "Perfect" Solar + Storage Microgrid that Can Provide Resilient Power

Tuesday, 8.12.2014 - 23:06 (Renewable Energy World)

Today Green Mountain Power (GMP) broke ground on a solar plus energy storage microgrid in Rutland, Vermont with one expert calling it a "perfect" project. The 2.5-MW solar project is being developed in conjunction with Dynapower and GroSolar and includes 4 MW of battery storage, both lithium ion and lead acid, to integrate the solar generation into the local grid, and to provide resilient power in case of a grid outage. Read more

A Few Weeds in Minnesota Decision to Allow Community Solar Gardens to Grow

Tuesday, 8.12.2014 - 22:16 (Renewable Energy World)

Late last week, Minnesota regulators made a decision that may finally allow community solar projects to move forward (for Xcel Energy customers) in the Land of 10,000 Lakes. However, the Public Utilities Commission decision also highlighted the shortcomings of the legislature's distributed solar policy adopted in 2013.   What was missing? Minnesota Read more

Solar continues to flourish in North Carolina with 64MW of new projects

Tuesday, 8.12.2014 - 19:33 (PV-Tech)

The US state of North Carolina is to continue blooming with new solar projects, as 64MW of new solar sites reach construction. Read more

Value-of-Solar is Delayed; Minnesota Community Solar Gardens Move Forward

Tuesday, 8.12.2014 - 16:01 (Renewable Energy World)

Yesterday, the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (“MPUC”) approved Xcel Energy’s first Minnesota-based Community Solar Garden (CSG) program. After Xcel’s initial program filing was rejected by the MPUC in April, Xcel filed a revised CSG tariff with the MPUC in June. In a related filing, Xcel also argued that a  value of solar (“VOS”) rate for C Read more

Solar remains Britons’ most popular energy generation technology while support for fracking slips

Tuesday, 8.12.2014 - 15:00 (Solarpowerportal)

Solar is still the most popular energy generation technology amongst Brits, according to the latest results of the Department of Energy and Climate Change’s public opinion tracker. Read more

Hanwha SolarOne to supply 50 MW of modules to Baotou Shansheng New Energy for PV projects in Inner Mongolia

Tuesday, 8.12.2014 - 14:20 (Solarserver)

Hanwha SolarOne Co. Ltd. (Shnaghai, China) on August 12th, 2014 announced it has signed a supply agreement with Baotou Shansheng New Energy Co., Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Inner Mongolia Shanlu Energy Group Co., Ltd., for delivery of 50 MW of Hanwha SolarOne's solar photovoltaic (PV) modules. Deliveries began in early August and are scheduled for completion by mid-September according to Hanwha SolarOne. The modules will be used in ground-mounted projects in Hohhot and Baotou, Inner Mongolia. Read more

Hanwha Solar One supplies Inner Mongolian PV project

Tuesday, 8.12.2014 - 12:49 (PV-Tech)

Module manufacturer, Hanwha Solar One has signed a 50MW module supply deal for a project in Inner Mongolia. Read more

UK’s 5GW of PV makes it ‘Europe’s most important solar PV market’

Tuesday, 8.12.2014 - 12:38 (PV-Tech)

The UK has reached 5GW of installed PV capacity, making it “the most important solar PV market in Europe”, at least during this year, according to the latest findings from analysis firm NPD Solarbuzz. Read more

Solar poised for growth in Mexico and Central America - BNEF

Tuesday, 8.12.2014 - 12:15 (PV-Tech)

Solar in Mexico and Central America is poised for growth in 2015 and 2016 after what looks to be a quiet year this year, according to a new Bloomberg New Energy Finance report. Read more

STA urges members to lobby local MPs for ‘coherent and stable’ solar policy

Tuesday, 8.12.2014 - 12:05 (Solarpowerportal)

The Solar Trade Association (STA) is asking for its members to contact their local MP in the hopes of raising awareness over proposed changes to large-scale solar support. Read more

Solarbuzz: UK reaches landmark solar PV generation capacity totalling 5 GW

Tuesday, 8.12.2014 - 10:23 (Solarserver)

According to newly updated information from NPD Solarbuzz (Santa Clara, California, U.S.), solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity installed in the United Kingdom has now reached 5 gigawatts (GW), making the U.K. just the sixth country to hit this landmark figure. Of the other five leading solar-PV countries, Germany remains the undisputed leader, with more than 37 GW installed. China, Japan, Italy and the United States each have more than 10 GW. Read more

Advanced Energy announces Q2 results, 11.0% increase in solar PV inverter sales

Tuesday, 8.12.2014 - 9:15 (Solarserver)

Advanced Energy Industries, Inc. (Fort Collins, Colo., U.S.) on August 11th, 2014 announced financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2014. The company reported second quarter sales of USD 146.3 million compared with USD 140.9 million in the first quarter of 2014 and USD 139.7 million in the second quarter of 2013. Net income was USD 10.6 million or USD 0.26 per diluted share. Read more

Yingli Solar to supply over 30 MW of PV modules to Gestamp Solar for solar power plant in Japan

Tuesday, 8.12.2014 - 9:02 (Solarserver)

Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited (Baoding, China) known as "Yingli Solar," on August 11th, 2014 announced that its wholly owned subsidiary Yingli Green Energy Spain, S.L.U. has signed a 31.6 MW supply agreement with Gestamp Solar, a leading Spanish developer and operator of utility-scale PV systems for a solar power plant in Daigo, Japan. According to the agreement, Yingli Solar will deliver more than 125,000 multicyrstalline YGE 60 Cell Series PV modules to Gestamp Solar from October 2014 to February 2015. Read more

Ascent Solar completes 12 million common stock issuance, receives USD 2.64 million of additional proceeds

Tuesday, 8.12.2014 - 8:54 (Solarserver)

Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc. (Thornton, Col., U.S.), a developer and manufacturer of flexible thin-film solar photovoltaic (PV) modules integrated into the company’s “EnerPlex” series of consumer products, on August 11th, 2014 announced the receipt of the second tranche of funds from the Stock Purchase Agreement (SPA) previously announced on July 31st, 2014. Read more

Reliant First Nation Limited given FIT 3 contract offers on 176 rooftop PV projects

Tuesday, 8.12.2014 - 5:11 (PV-Tech)

Reliant First Nation Limited Partnership (RFNLP), led by Solar Income Fund and Adelaide Solar Energy, has received FIT 3 contracts on 176 commercial rooftop projects totaling 38.7MW of power. Read more


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Wind Energy

Chinese Offshore Wind Market Stagnating, Disappointing Investors

Tuesday, 8.12.2014 - 16:26 (Renewable Energy World)

The Chinese offshore wind market has scarcely grown since Siemens opened a 35 million-euro [US $47 million] blade manufacturing facility in Lingang, China, in 2010, said Michael Hannibal, the head of Siemens’s offshore wind power unit. 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

Only Two Weeks Left to Nominate A Project of the Year and A Woman of the Year. Deadline for Nominations is July 31. Nominate NOW

Tuesday, 8.12.2014 - 22:38 (Renewable Energy World) Read more

Only Two Weeks Left to Nominate A Project of the Year and A Woman of the Year. Deadline for Nominations is AUGUST 31. Nominate NOW

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IRS Clarifies Beginning of Construction Rules for Renewable Energy Projects

Tuesday, 8.12.2014 - 16:05 (Renewable Energy World)

The US Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has released Notice 2014-46 (the Notice), which provides further clarification about how a taxpayer can satisfy the requirement that construction of a renewable energy project began before January 1, 2014. The Notice, released on August 8, 2014, is welcome news for the renewable energy industry, which has been anxiously awaiting further guidance with respect to two aspects of the so-called “begin construction” requirement. The Notice addresses those two aspects and modifies a third aspect of the requirement. Read more

Killing Two Birds with One Stone: Nigeria Piloting Waste-To-Energy Power Plant

Tuesday, 8.12.2014 - 15:23 (Renewable Energy World)

A unique program in Nigeria, a country located on the southwest coast of Africa by the Gulf of Guinea, seeks to solve two pressing problems with one solution. The country needs power, and the country suffers from too much garbage. Take a look at the innovative new project that is being piloted there in order to kill two birds with just one stone. Read more


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