News of the year 2014

Date: 25.08.2014


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Thermal Power/Heating

India Vows to Buy Local Solar Content as Dumping Deadline Passes

Monday, 8.25.2014 - 16:34 (Renewable Energy World)

India’s power minister asked domestic solar equipment makers to start idled capacities, pledging the government would ensure buyers for their products. Read more

Verizon to Invest $40 Million to Triple Its Solar Power Capacity

Monday, 8.25.2014 - 16:26 (Renewable Energy World)

Verizon Communications Inc., the largest U.S. wireless carrier, is investing almost $40 million to triple its use of solar energy this year. Read more

SEIA commends Verizon plans to nearly double solar PV capacity

Monday, 8.25.2014 - 16:20 (Solarserver)

Verizon Communications Inc., (New York City; US) a global leader in delivering broadband and other wireless and wireline communications services on August 25th, 2014 announced plans to nearly double its capacity to generate clean, reliable and affordable solar power. According to Verizon, “the new equipment, consisting of high-efficiency rooftop, parking-structure and ground-mounted solar photovoltaic (PV) systems, will vary from site to site.” “This is a significant investment by Verizon, which will provide a boost to the economy, as well as the environment,” said Rhone Resch, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA). Read more

Can Open Standards Accelerate Community Shared Solar?

Monday, 8.25.2014 - 15:40 (Renewable Energy World)

Tesla Motors recently announced that it would share its technology patents, which has put a spotlight on open source and open standards. These standards already play a huge role in the computer industry: PCs have an open architecture and the World Wide Web has open standards. Google built its business on the open source Apache server and developed the open Android operating system. In 2011, Tioga Energy released an open source solar PPA. Can open standards and open source benefit the community shared solar industry? Read more

What’s Next in the SolarWorld-China Game of High Stakes Poker?

Monday, 8.25.2014 - 15:30 (Renewable Energy World)

A few years ago, a U.S. manufacturer began feeling pressure from unfair overseas competition. The company found itself losing money and market share to Asian competitors that seemingly popped up from nowhere. The manufacturer found that the conventional remedies of cutting costs and gaining efficiencies would not help much since competitors were selling similar products below production costs and receiving significant help from their government in the form of subsidies. Read more

Kyocera solar PV modules achieve "Performance Leader" rating in GTM Research's reliability scorecard

Monday, 8.25.2014 - 14:49 (Solarserver)

Kyocera Corporation (Kyoto, Japan) on August 25th, 2014 announced that Kyocera is the only solar photovoltaic (PV) module manufacturer to rank as a Performance Leader in all six categories in independent testing by PV Evolution Labs, as reported in GTM Research’s July 2014 PV Module Reliability Scorecard. “With the exception of one manufacturer, Kyocera, no company consistently ranked within the Performance Leaders group for all test regimens,” GTM Research noted. Read more

Blue Earth closes on sale of Hawaii solar PV project for approx. USD 2 Million

Monday, 8.25.2014 - 14:46 (Solarserver)

Blue Earth, Inc. (Henderson, NV, US) on August 25th, 2014 announced that it has closed on an agreement to sell its Waianae solar PV facility to Kenyon Energy for approximately USD 2 million. The 500,000 watt PV array is located on the island of Oahu, HI. Read more

RESolve: The Indian government will decide not to impose anti-dumping duties on imported solar PV modules

Monday, 8.25.2014 - 11:09 (Solarserver)

Although there is no official word yet, RESolve Energy Consultants (Chennai, India) quotes NDTV that has reported that the Indian government has decided to put off the anti-dumping duties on imported solar photovoltaic (PV) modules. According to the news article, the decision was taken after a last minute meeting between the Finance Minister, Commerce & Industry Minister and the Minister for New and Renewable Energy. The lobbying “for” and “against” imposition of anti-dumping duties (ADD) had been heavy, with the Assocham and the developers batting against the ADD and the Manufacturers pleading for the imposition of ADD. Read more

Recycling directive comes into force for solar PV modules in France; End-of-life management becomes a legal obligation

Monday, 8.25.2014 - 11:05 (Solarserver)

Publication of the French WEEE Decree 2014-928 on August 22nd, 2014 in the Official Journal brings solar photovoltaic (PV) modules within the scope of greater producer responsibility. With effect on August 23rd 2014, PV companies established in France must finance and ensure the waste treatment of the solar modules they sell and import, PV CYCLE announces. Read more

JinkoSolar subsidiary signs project investment agreement for 100 MW PV plants with local government of Hengfeng County, Jiangxi Province

Monday, 8.25.2014 - 9:00 (Solarserver)

JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. (Shanghai, China) on August 22nd, 2014 announced that JinkoSolar Power Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of the Company has signed project investment agreements with the local government of Hengfeng county in Jiangxi Province to develop solar photovoltaic (PV) projects totaling totally 100 MW. Jinko Power will own the projects and will manage the project investment and EPC as well as operations and maintenance. Read more

Ginlong presents next generation PV inverter innovations at Solar Power International 2014

Monday, 8.25.2014 - 8:53 (Solarserver)

Ginlong Technologies (Ningbo, China and Dublin, Ohio) on August 20th, 2014 announced that the company will present its next generation solar photovoltaic (PV) inverter innovations at Solar Power International 2014. At the show, Ginlong will introduce its Solis brand for Ginlong PV inverters and announce UL1741/CSA certified three phase PV inverters with integrated arc-fault circuit-interrupting (AFCI) option to North America. Read more


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Hydrogen/Fuel Cell

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Geo Thermal/Heat Pump

Geothermal Visual: Borrowing a 'Play Fairway' from the Oil and Gas Industry

Monday, 8.25.2014 - 20:03 (Renewable Energy World)

The map below is shaded grey in the project areas for the geothermal teams that were chosen by the Department of Energy’s Geothermal Technologies Office to receive funding and support in the current “Play Fairway” award opportunity. The Geothermal Technologies Office announced up to $4 million for eleven projects for the Play Fairway Analysis, a su Read more

Energy Policy/Climate/CO2

One Electric Utility Is Carbon Neutral Today

Monday, 8.25.2014 - 21:19 (Renewable Energy World)

It’s one thing to own your utility and have a commitment to renewable energy, but it’s another thing to deliver. The municipal utility in Palo Alto, CA, set an ambitious target of 33 percent renewable energy by 2015 and to ultimately deliver a carbon neutral electricity supply. They will reach 48 percent renewable power in 2017 and met the carbon n Read more

The Power of Salt

Monday, 8.25.2014 - 15:17 (Renewable Energy World)

Where the river meets the sea, there is the potential to harness a significant amount of renewable energy, according to a team of mechanical engineers at MIT. Read more

Enphase Energy achieves ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001:2009 certifications on quality and environmental management systems

Monday, 8.25.2014 - 8:56 (Solarserver)

Solar photovoltaic (PV) microinverter maker Enphase Energy, Inc. (Petaluma, Calif., US) announced that it has achieved both the ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001:2009 certifications. ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 are the internationally recognized quality management and environmental management system standards from the International Organization of Standardization (ISO). Read more


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