News of the year 2014

Date: 22.08.2014


These new solar cells are completely transparent, and the applications are endless - GENR

Friday, 8.22.2014 - 16:15 (Solarpowerportal)

Scientists at Michigan State University (MSU) have developed a new, completely transparent solar cell. Read more

SunEdison raises US$160 million for DG projects in US

Friday, 8.22.2014 - 12:53 (PV-Tech)

Major PVEP, SunEdison has secured funds from Barclays and Citi banks totalling US$160 million to be used for distributed generation (DG) projects in the US. Read more

Suntech announces progress in European restructuring: Switzerland based Suntech Power International is now a solvent member of the Suntech Group

Friday, 8.22.2014 - 10:18 (Solarserver)

Suntech Power Holdings Co. Ltd. (Wuxi, China) on August 21st, 2014 announced that subsidiary Suntech Power International Ltd. (SPI, Schaffhausen, Switzerland) is now a solvent member of the Suntech Group under the operational control of its Board of Directors. Read more

Thermal Power/Heating

Thailand's Energy Absolute to Invest $1.4 Billion in Solar, Wind Projects

Friday, 8.22.2014 - 18:05 (Renewable Energy World)

Energy Absolute Pcl, whose Bangkok- listed shares have more than tripled this year, plans to spend about 46 billion baht ($1.4 billion) over the next three years to boost generation capacity from renewable energy. Read more

Countdown: What Are the Top 10 Solar States in the US?

Friday, 8.22.2014 - 15:33 (Renewable Energy World)

The Environment America Research & Policy Center has released its annual report ranking the top 10 U.S. states with the most cumulative solar electric capacity installed per-capita. These states are (in alphabetical order) Arizona, California, Colorado, Delaware, Hawaii, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico and North Carolina. Read more

JinkoSolar to build 100MW of new PV power plant projects in Jiangxi Province in 2014

Friday, 8.22.2014 - 15:09 (PV-Tech)

JinkoSolar’s downstream project arm, JinkoSolar Power has agreed terms with the local government of Hengfeng county in Jiangxi Province to develop a total of 100MW of PV projects in the region this year at a cost of approximately RMB800 million (US$130 million). Read more

SolarWorld recall will not affect Europe

Friday, 8.22.2014 - 13:15 (Solarpowerportal)

SolarWorld has confirmed that the issue affecting 1.5 million modules in North America, is not applicable in Europe. Read more

PV Crystalox squeezed on lower wafer and stable polysilicon pricing

Friday, 8.22.2014 - 13:15 (PV-Tech)

UK-based merchant solar wafer producer, PV Crystalox Solar reported increased shipments and revenue but margin decline due to lower wafer selling process and stable polysilicon purchase pricing led to a loss in the first half of 2014. Read more

Would You Rather Own or Lease Your Rooftop Solar?

Friday, 8.22.2014 - 12:38 (Renewable Energy World)

On a recent trip to Australia, I noticed that very few residential solar systems are leased. The vast majority are customer owned. Talking to industry experts, some claimed more than 90 percent of residential solar systems in Australia are customer owned. This is in stark contrast to the U.S., where last year 66 percent of residential solar is leased from third-party owners like SolarCity. Why such different approaches to ownership of residential rooftop solar? Read more

SolarWorld recall will not affect Europe

Friday, 8.22.2014 - 12:35 (PV-Tech)

SolarWorld has confirmed that the issue affecting 1.5 million modules in North America, is not applicable in Europe. Read more

SolarWorld ‘recall’ will not affect Europe

Friday, 8.22.2014 - 12:35 (PV-Tech)

SolarWorld has confirmed that the issue affecting 1.5 million modules in North America, is not applicable in Europe. Read more

SolarCity expects Silevo 1GW fab to cost up to US$450 million

Friday, 8.22.2014 - 12:26 (PV-Tech)

SolarCity’s plans to build a 1GW integrated PV manufacturing plant based on the technology it has recently acquired with the purchase of Silevo are expected to require capital expenditures of US$400 million to US$450 million, according to Deutsche Bank analyst, Vishal Shah after attending a SolarCity investor event. Read more

Yingli Solar to supply PV modules for 2 MW rooftop project in Japan

Friday, 8.22.2014 - 11:03 (Solarserver)

Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited (Baoding, China), known as "Yingli Solar," on August 21st, 2014 announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Yingli Green Energy Japan Corporation, Ltd. is supplying more than 2 MW of monocrystalline solar photovoltaic (PV) modules to Japan Benex Corporation. The PV modules will be used on the Benex Nagareyama Solar Port, which will be one of the largest solar projects on a rented rooftop in Japan upon completion. Read more

Greenwood Energy and ILIOSS announce USD 500 Million solar PV investment in Mexico

Friday, 8.22.2014 - 10:34 (Solarserver)

Greenwood Energy (New York, NY, USA) and ILIOSS (Mexico City) on August 21st, 2014 announced an ambitious project to develop over 250 megawatts (MW) of new solar photovoltaic (PV), projects in Mexico by 2017 based on the Mexican Energy Reform. Under the partnership, ILIOSS will develop the PV projects and provide all engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) and Operation services. Greenwood Energy will finance construction and own the projects once completed. After commissioning of the projects, solar power will be sold through long-term power purchase agreements (PPAs). Read more

SolarWorld Americas recalls 1.5 million PV systems with copper grounding lugs due to electrocution, electric shock or fire hazard

Friday, 8.22.2014 - 10:32 (Solarserver)

SolarWorld solar photovoltaic (PV) modules installed with bare-copper grounding lugs can corrode which could result in a faulty ground circuit, posing an electric shock, electrocution or fire hazard, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and SolarWorld Americas (Hillsboro, Ore., U.S.) announced. SolarWorld recalls about 1.3 million PV systems in the U.S. and 210,000 in Canada. The recall includes SolarWorld PV systems installed with bare-copper grounding lugs installed after June 1st, 2010. Read more

Trina Solar’s dual glass PV module receives certifications from UL and TUV Rheinland

Friday, 8.22.2014 - 10:22 (Solarserver)

Trina Solar Limited (Changzhou, China) on August 21st, 2014 announced the company's new Duo-Max module, a 72-cell frameless dual glass solar photovoltaic (PV) module (PEG14 and PDG14 series), has received quality certifications, including the IEC61215, IEC 61730 and UL1703 standards, from world-leading independent testing and certification organizations, UL and TUV Rheinland. Read more

REC Group, Sunrun sign solar PV panel supply agreement on up to 100 MW as the REC accelerates U.S. market push

Friday, 8.22.2014 - 8:59 (Solarserver)

REC Group (Oslo, Norway), a leading global provider of solar energy solutions, on August 21st, 2014 announced the signing of a supply agreement with Sunrun (San Francisco), the largest dedicated residential solar photovoltaic (PV) company in the United States. Under the agreement Sunrun will buy a minimum of 50 megawatts (MW) and up to 100 MW of REC’s high-quality Peak Energy Series solar modules in 2015. The agreement also signifies REC Group’s plans to further increase its footprint in the U.S. Read more

D. E. Shaw Renewable Investments, Bright Plain Renewable Energy acquire 24 MW Searchlight solar PV project in Nevada

Friday, 8.22.2014 - 8:51 (Solarserver)

D. E. Shaw Renewable Investments, L.L.C. (DESRI) and Bright Plain Renewable Energy (BPRE) on August 21st, 2014 announced the acquisition of the Searchlight solar photovoltaic (PV) project located approximately 50 miles south of Las Vegas, Nevada. The 24-megawatt (DC) project was originally developed by American Capital Energy, Inc. and was acquired by an affiliate of DESRI in partnership with BPRE. Read more

Cheap solar concentrators could boost BIPV output

Friday, 8.22.2014 - 8:15 (Solarpowerportal)

Cheap technology that can be retrofitted into windows could boost solar’s productivity fourfold, according to researchers at Glasgow Caledonian University. Read more

Japan to subsidise solar projects on landfill sites

Friday, 8.22.2014 - 2:40 (PV-Tech)

Japan’s Environment Ministry is looking to boost the deployment of ground-mounted solar farms by offering extra support to projects being built on landfill sites that have reached full capacity, according to reports in the Japanese press. Read more


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Wind Energy

Suzlon in Talks for Japanese Offshore Wind Partner

Friday, 8.22.2014 - 17:55 (Renewable Energy World)

India’s Suzlon Energy Ltd. may seek a Japanese partner to make offshore wind turbines, attracted by access to cheap yen loans as projects at sea get costlier and more complex. 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

Yingli Green to supply 2MW to Japanese commercial rooftop project

Friday, 8.22.2014 - 12:25 (PV-Tech)

Yingli Green Energy announced yesterday that it will supply modules to a 2MW commercial rooftop project in Japan, which will be built by engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) firm Benex Japan. Read more

TÜV SÜD certificates renewable energy battery storage systems

Friday, 8.22.2014 - 8:56 (Solarserver)

The worldwide expansion of renewable energy and distributed energy production is also driving the development of stationary battery energy storage systems. TÜV SÜD's new Renewable Energy Storage Systems (RESS) certificate now enables stakeholders to demonstrate the safety and performance of these systems and improves transparency in this high-growth market. Read more


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