News of the year 2014

Date: 08.08.2014


Sunnova secures additional USD 110 million to fuel accelerated customer growth

Friday, 8.8.2014 - 10:25 (Solarserver)

Third-party solar photovoltaic (PV) provider Sunnova Energy Corp. (Houston, Texas, U.S.) on August 7th, 2014 announced it has secured an additional USD 110 million in financing specifically allocated to support the growth of its solar service offering to homeowners and promote strategic market expansion. Read more

Shunfeng Photovoltaic invests in Canadian energy storage technology company Powin Energy

Friday, 8.8.2014 - 9:13 (Solarserver)

Shunfeng Photovoltaic International Limited (Changzhou, China) on August 7th, 2014, announced that SF Suntech Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company, has entered into a subscription agreement with Powin Corporation (Tualatin, Oregon, Canada) and Powin Energy Corporation. Powin Energy specializes in research and application of energy storage technology for scalable grid-level and commercial energy storage systems, electric vehicle charging stations and transportation. Read more

Thermal Power/Heating

Yingli expects to slash costs with new ingot process

Friday, 8.8.2014 - 16:15 (PV-Tech)

Leading Chinese module manufacturer Yingli Solar has completed trials on a new technology for pulling monocrystalline silicon ingots that it claims could reduce production costs by US$0.01 per watt. Read more

China's Shunfeng Continues Grand Solar Plans, Buys 30% Stake in US Energy Storage Company

Friday, 8.8.2014 - 15:23 (Renewable Energy World)

Shunfeng Photovoltaic International Ltd., a Hong Kong-based maker of solar products, said its unit SF Suntech Inc. will buy a 30 percent stake in U.S. energy storage company Powin Energy Corp. for $25 million. Read more

Chill from Ohio RPS Freeze Extends to Neighboring Solar Markets

Friday, 8.8.2014 - 15:12 (Renewable Energy World)

On June 13, Ohio made history by becoming the first state to “freeze” its Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS). The passage of SB310 was a major setback for the renewable industry in Ohio, but who knew what happened in the Buckeye State could affect solar in Pennsylvania, Virginia, and even Kentucky? Ohio’s legislative change froze not only the RPS, Read more

Renesola is to supply 22MW of modules to UK solar projects

Friday, 8.8.2014 - 13:47 (Solarpowerportal)

Renesola is to supply 22MW of its modules to two solar projects in the UK. Read more

ReneSola to supply 22MW of modules to UK solar projects

Friday, 8.8.2014 - 13:15 (PV-Tech)

Chinese manufacturer, ReneSola, is to supply 22MW of its modules to two solar projects in the UK. Read more

Analysts slam India’s plans for anti-dumping duty revenues

Friday, 8.8.2014 - 12:56 (PV-Tech)

India’s Minister of State for Commerce and Industry has proposed anti-dumping duties charged to foreign solar imports could be reimbursed to developers. Read more

TRIG acquires three solar farms totalling 56.6MW

Friday, 8.8.2014 - 12:15 (Solarpowerportal)

The Renewable Infrastructure Group (TRIG) has acquired three solar farms in Dorset, Norfolk and Cornwall for an aggregate valuation of £73.7 million. Read more

SolarCity outlines cost cuts in run up to ITC reduction

Friday, 8.8.2014 - 11:57 (PV-Tech)

Leading US installer SolarCity has revealed more details of its cost cutting plans in the run up to the reduction in the Investment Tax Credit from 30 to 10% in 2017. Read more

Solar tops homeowners’ energy wish-list

Friday, 8.8.2014 - 11:15 (Solarpowerportal)

Brits think that solar PV is the “ideal” energy efficiency improvement for a home, according to a study carried out by the Energy Saving Trust. Read more

Sempra Energy earnings rise in Q2, 2014, company announces PPA for a major expansion of its Copper Mountain Solar complex

Friday, 8.8.2014 - 10:44 (Solarserver)

Sempra Energy (San Diego, Calif.) on August 7th, 2014 reported second-quarter 2014 earnings of USD 269 million, or USD 1.08 per diluted share, up from 2013 earnings of USD 245 million, or USD 0.98 per diluted share. Sempra Energy's earnings for the first six months of 2014 increased to USD 516 million, or USD 2.07 per diluted share, from USD 423 million, or USD 1.70 per diluted share in the first six months of 2013. Read more

ReneSola to supply 22 MW of solar PV modules for UK utility-scale projects

Friday, 8.8.2014 - 9:54 (Solarserver)

ReneSola Ltd (Jiashan, China) on August 8th, 2014 announced it will supply 22 megawatts (MW) of its polycrystalline Virtus I and Virtus II solar photovoltaic (PV) modules for use in two ground-mounted, utility-scale projects in the United Kingdom. The two projects are a 10.8 MW project in Bottom Plain, Dorset and a 15.6 MW project in Bilsham Farm, Arundel. Read more

Yingli Solar surpasses 10 GW of global PV module shipments

Friday, 8.8.2014 - 7:30 (Solarserver)

Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited (Baoding, China) known as "Yingli Solar", on August 7th, 2014 announced that the Company has surpassed 10 gigawatts (GW) of cumulative solar photovoltaic (PV) module deliveries worldwide. The company realized this historic milestone by June 30th, 2014. Read more

SunEdison reports significant increase in revenues in its solar energy division in Q2, 2014; PV project pipeline grew to 4.3 GW

Friday, 8.8.2014 - 7:23 (Solarserver)

SunEdison Inc. (St. Peters, MO, U.S.) on August 7th, 2014 announced financial results for Q2, 2014. The company has reported a 168% year-over-year increase in revenues in its solar energy division to USD 431.6 million in the second quarter of 2014 (Q2, 2013: USD 270.4m). Q2 revenues increased by 27 percent compared to Q1 (USD 340.4m). GAAP revenue including SunEdison’s semiconductor business was USD 646.2 million, an improvement by 18% compared to Q1, 2014. Read more

Solar industry pioneer Jigar Shah appointed to sPower’s board of directors

Friday, 8.8.2014 - 7:14 (Solarserver)

The Board of Directors of sPower (Sustainable Power Group, Salt Lake City) on August 7th, 2014 announced the appointment of Jigar Shah, founder of SunEdison, to its Board of Directors, effective immediately. Shah is an expert on energy project finance and changing energy policy. He works closely with a number of the world's leading influencers and guides policy makers around the globe on key issues surrounding renewable energy, climate change and sustainability. Read more


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Wind Energy

Avoiding Explosive Consequences: Five Lessons from the Offshore Wind Sector

Friday, 8.8.2014 - 13:27 (Renewable Energy World)

The emergence of a U.S. offshore wind sector presents a great opportunity for would-be project developers looking to exploit 4,000 GW of generation potential off the East and West coasts and in the Gulf of Mexico. If and when the sector can overcome regulatory, financial and political hurdles, early project lease winners on the East Coast will soon be joined by countless others in building North America’s first offshore wind farms. 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

MA Action Significantly Improves Interconnection

Friday, 8.8.2014 - 15:16 (Renewable Energy World)

Last week, Massachusetts formally adopted improvements to its interconnection procedures that make it easier for small renewable energy systems to connect to the distribution grid, without compromising safety or power quality. MA joins a handful of other leading states, and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), adopting use of a 100 perc Read more

Audi energy: New sustainability program includes Bosch EV home charger, SunPower PV systems

Friday, 8.8.2014 - 9:09 (Solarserver)

Audi of America (Herndon, Va.) on August 5th, 2014 announced the launch of “Audi energy”, a comprehensive program designed to help improve the electric vehicle (EV) ownership experience and reduce the carbon footprint that comes with vehicle production, distribution and driving. SunPower Corporation (San Jose, Calif.) will provide an optional home solar photovoltaic (PV) system for Audi owners in the context of the sustainability program, especially for A3 Sportback e-tron (Plug-in-Hybrid) customers, including a newly developed home energy storage solution to capture additional solar power. Read more


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