News of the year 2014

Date: 02.09.2014


Etrion, Hitachi announce closing of project financing to build 34 MW of utility-scale PV projects in Japan

Tuesday, 9.2.2014 - 8:59 (Solarserver)

Etrion Corporation (Geneva, Switzerland) and Hitachi High-Technologies Corporation (Tokyo, Japan), a subsidiary of Hitachi Ltd., on September 1st, 2014 announced the planned construction of solar photovoltaic (PV) plants totalling 34 megawatts (MW) in Japan with financing arranged by Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank, Limited. Japan is one of the largest solar PV markets in the world with over 14 gigawatts (GW) of cumulated installed capacity with a national solar power target of 28 GW by 2020. Read more

Thermal Power/Heating

Biodiversity key to 45.7MW Deeside solar farm planning success

Tuesday, 9.2.2014 - 17:14 (Solarpowerportal)

Flintshire Council recently awarded planning permission for a 45.7MW solar farm on land next to Deeside Industrial Estate. Read more

Trina Solar adds 300MW project to pipeline with developer acquisition

Tuesday, 9.2.2014 - 15:36 (PV-Tech)

Major PV manufacturer Trina Solar raised the stakes in surpassing Yingli Green Energy as global PV market leader with the acquisition of a Chinese PV project developer that planned to start the construction of a 300MW power plant in the third quarter of 2014. Read more

Listen Up: Let's Talk Solar Water Heating

Tuesday, 9.2.2014 - 15:06 (Renewable Energy World)

Outdoor pools are great on hot summer days — the kids are occupied and the water is refreshing. And as the summer progresses, the water heats up to a comfortable level. But on chilly spring and fall days the cool water in that pool amounts to nothing more than a 30,000 gallon decoration in your back yard. Plus you still may need to run the electric pool pumps to keep the water clean. Read more

Essex waste facility to be powered by 309kWp solar array

Tuesday, 9.2.2014 - 14:10 (Solarpowerportal)

Basildon’s new high tech waste management facility will be partly powered by solar after Photon Energy completed a 309.71kWp system on the waste facility’s roof. Read more

China's Shunfeng Aims for 3 GW of Installations to Rival Biggest Solar Makers

Tuesday, 9.2.2014 - 14:09 (Renewable Energy World)

Shunfeng Photovoltaic International Ltd., which plans to become one of the world’s biggest solar cell manufacturers this year, said it’s speaking with as many as five banks about finance for expanding installations. Read more

Report charts course to possible 145GW of solar in India

Tuesday, 9.2.2014 - 12:41 (PV-Tech)

Solar energy in India now has the potential to become a viable alternative to fossil fuels, according to a report by manufacturer and developer, Tata Power Solar, and solar analyst, Bridge to India. Read more

Ascent Solar taps largest shareholder for US$8 million further investment

Tuesday, 9.2.2014 - 12:37 (PV-Tech)

Flexible CIGS thin-film specialist, Ascent Solar is to issue shares to its largest investor, TFG Radiant Investment Group, as well as Series A investor, Seng Wei Seow, for a total of US$8 million. Read more

ReneSola to develop 13 MW PV project in the UK, supply Virtus II modules

Tuesday, 9.2.2014 - 11:51 (Solarserver)

ReneSola Ltd (Jiashan, China) on September 2nd, 2014 announced that it will develop a 13 MW solar project in Dorset, England. The Company expects the solar farm to be fully operational and connected to the national energy grid by end of this year. ReneSola has identified a number of potential buyers for the PV project, which received planning consent in January 2014 and is eligible for the United Kingdom's support scheme to promote renewable electricity-generating technologies, the company notes. The PV plant will feature ReneSola PV modules exclusively, specifically the Company's top-rated Virtus II. Read more

ChemTrace establishes micro-contamination analytical testing lab in Taiwan

Tuesday, 9.2.2014 - 11:41 (PV-Tech)

ChemTrace, which offers micro-contamination testing of solar substrates, wafering, and cell manufacturing equipment has established a new testing laboratory in Hsinchu, Taiwan. Read more

Etrion and Hitachi’s ‘300MW by 2017’ Japan pipeline gets off the mark

Tuesday, 9.2.2014 - 11:40 (PV-Tech)

Swiss independent power producer Etrion announced this morning that it has closed project financing on 34MW of solar PV projects that the company is building in partnership with Hitachi Hi-Tech in Japan. Read more

Swiss regional government funds solar-plus-storage research

Tuesday, 9.2.2014 - 11:14 (PV-Tech)

A research project aimed at validating technologies for the “industrial scale” storage and dispatch of solar generated electricity in Switzerland has received CHF2 million (US$2.17 million) in funding from a local government agency. Read more

IPP Sonnedix closes financing on first solar PV project in Japan

Tuesday, 9.2.2014 - 8:49 (Solarserver)

Independent Solar Power Producer (IPP) Sonnedix BV (Amsterdam, The Netherlands) announced the closing of financing for the construction and operation of two solar photovoltaic (PV) power stations totaling megawatts (MW) of generating capacity near Hokuto City, in the northwestern region of Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan. The financing was provided by Hitachi Capital Corporation under a lease structure and the construction and future operation will be performed by Hitachi Systems, Sonnedix announced. Read more


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Wind Energy

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Hydrogen/Fuel Cell

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Geo Thermal/Heat Pump

Drillers Look for Geothermal in the Depths of Paris

Tuesday, 9.2.2014 - 16:34 (Renewable Energy World)

In the midst of a suburban sprawl halfway between the Eiffel Tower and Paris’s busy Orly airport, a drilling crew works night and day burrowing deep into the Earth’s crust in search of underground heat. Read more

Energy Policy/Climate/CO2

Nigerian president ‘personally committed’ to renewables

Tuesday, 9.2.2014 - 12:07 (PV-Tech)

Nigeria’s power minister has said the country’s president, Goodluck Jonathan, is “personally committed” to backing the country’s renewable energy roll-out. Read more

Glennmont Partners’ clean energy infrastructure fund oversubscribed, reaches EUR 500 million cap

Tuesday, 9.2.2014 - 8:44 (Solarserver)

Glennmont Partners (London, UK), one of Europe’s largest fund managers focusing exclusively on investment in clean energy infrastructure, has successfully closed its second fund, Clean Energy Fund II, having raised EUR 500 million, the maximum amount permitted, exceeding its target of EUR 450 million, the company announces. Glennmont was founded last year as a spin-off from BNP Paribas Investment Partners. It manages long-term capital to invest in alternative power generation projects focusing on proven technologies such as wind, biomass, solar and small-scale hydro across the UK and continental Europe. Glennmont’s first fund has operating infrastructure projects in the Read more


Tesla Charges China's EV Industry with Mobile Carrier Partnership

Tuesday, 9.2.2014 - 16:16 (Renewable Energy World)

Despite disappointing progress in China’s plan to put hundreds of thousands of new energy vehicles on its roads by next year, American electric car maker Tesla has made remarkable progress despite its late arrival to the market. The company has won its strong initial results though a smart combination of savvy marketing and initiatives to encourage Read more

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