News of the year 2014

Date: 04.09.2014


Japan threat triggers action from developers, FiT cut rumours quashed

Thursday, 9.4.2014 - 13:38 (PV-Tech)

The response to a call for almost 300 would-be developers of large-scale PV projects in Japan to get necessary paperwork to start construction in order or risk losing feed-in tariffs appears to have been encouraging, according to a Japanese government spokesman. Read more

Sungrow sales show steady growth despite weak domestic market

Thursday, 9.4.2014 - 12:59 (PV-Tech)

Major PV inverter supplier, Sungrow Power Supply reported steady revenue growth in the second quarter of 2014, while first half year sales increased 28.79%, compared to the prior year period. Read more

Renewable energy takes center stage at Small Island Developing States Conference in Samoa

Thursday, 9.4.2014 - 8:33 (Solarserver)

On the occasion of the Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS), the Government of Samoa, the Government of New Zealand and the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) co-organised the Renewable Energy Forum. The Forum gathered some 300 participants from across regions and sectors, from Heads of State to local Samoan communities. Read more

European Council calls for 30% renewables target by 2030

Thursday, 9.4.2014 - 6:53 (Solarserver)

The European Council has called for a more ambitious target for renewables in Europe by 2030, but falls short of introducing binding national targets, the European Photovoltaic Industry Association (EPIA) on September 3rd, 2014 announced. EPIA supports the position of the European Heads of State on the target for renewables and calls for them to confirm this commitment during their meeting on October 23rd–24th. Read more

Thermal Power/Heating

Parish halls benefit from local solar farm

Thursday, 9.4.2014 - 17:58 (Solarpowerportal)

Three parish halls have been fitted with 4kW solar arrays funded by the operator of a nearby solar farm. Read more

Only 3.7GW of PV projects under construction in China: IHS

Thursday, 9.4.2014 - 17:41 (PV-Tech)

The global solar PV project pipeline has reached 132GW, according to market research firm, IHS, and while China may have a pipeline of 26GW, only 3.7GW is said be currently under construction. Read more

Research and Markets: India’s solar power market to grow at a CAGR of 43.2%

Thursday, 9.4.2014 - 14:07 (Solarserver)

Research and Markets (Dublin) has announced the addition of the "Solar Power Market in India 2014-2018" report to their offering. The market research firm expects the nation’s solar photovoltaic (PV) market to grow at a CAGR of 43.2% over the period 2013-2018. According to the report, one of the major drivers in this market is the huge potential of the Indian Solar Power industry. Solar energy is considered the ultimate source of power in India because of the technical potential of around 5,000 trillion kWh per year and minimum operating costs. Read more

Disused coal mine among two new solar sites acquired by Conergy

Thursday, 9.4.2014 - 12:50 (Solarpowerportal)

Solar developer, Conergy has acquired two new solar farm sites in the UK. Read more

Sevor Solar Farm opens in South Marston

Thursday, 9.4.2014 - 12:04 (Solarpowerportal)

Members of South Marston community recently gathered to open Sevor Farm Solar, a 10MW solar farm completed by Eneco UK. Read more

Analysts: Brazil presidential race is solar opportunity

Thursday, 9.4.2014 - 11:59 (PV-Tech)

The unexpected popularity of environmentalist and Brazilian presidential candidate, Marina Silva, could boost opportunities for solar in the Latin American country, analysts have said.. Read more

Delhi launches net metering programme

Thursday, 9.4.2014 - 11:47 (PV-Tech)

Delhi in India has taken a step towards stimulating a market in rooftop solar by publishing regulations for a new net metering policy. Read more

Hareon Solar plans 1GW PV project partnership through 2016

Thursday, 9.4.2014 - 11:32 (PV-Tech)

China-based PV manufacturer and developer Hareon Solar said a framework agreement had been signed with real estate developer, Jiangshan Yongtai Investment Holdings to develop ground and distributed generation (DG) projects totalling as much as 1GW over the next three years. Read more

Conergy acquires new solar PV projects in the UK totaling 17.95 MW

Thursday, 9.4.2014 - 11:24 (Solarserver)

Conergy (Hamburg) on September 4th, 2014 announced that it has acquired the rights to build and operate two solar photovoltaic (PV) power plants in the United Kingdom with a combined capacity of 17.95 megawatts (MWp) from the developer Solar Securities for an undisclosed sum. The larger of the two PV projects, a 13.5 MWp array on a disused coal mine in South Wales, has permission from local authorities to operate for 35 years, while a 4.45 MWp plant in the county of Cornwall in southwest England, has permission for 25 years on a 35-year land lease, Conergy reports. Read more

Borrego Solar to bring LG solar PV Modules to the U.S. commercial market

Thursday, 9.4.2014 - 11:06 (Solarserver)

LG Electronics USA (Englewood Cliffs, N.J. US) has joined forces with Borrego Solar Systems Inc. (San Diego, California), a designer and installer of grid-tied commercial and public-sector solar photovoltaic (PV) systems, to significantly expand the presence of LG's solar PV modules in the U.S. commercial market, the companies announced on September 3rd, 2014. Under the agreement, LG will supply 24 megawatts (MW) of its Mono X series solar panels, led by the award-winning LG Mono X NeON modules, through 2015 to Borrego Solar, which will sell to the commercial sector as an LG preferred strategic commercial integrator in North America. Read more

Utah rejects net metering charge

Thursday, 9.4.2014 - 9:57 (PV-Tech)

Utah’s Public Services Commission has rejected for now proposals for a net metering charge on solar users in the state. Read more

SunEdison, Chilean Los Pelambres Mine close an agreement on solar power supply from the 69.5 MW Javiera PV project

Thursday, 9.4.2014 - 9:00 (Solarserver)

SunEdison, Inc. (St. Peters, Missouri, U.S.) and Los Pelambres mine (Antofagasta Province, Chile) on September 3rd, 2014 announced that they have reached an agreement for the long-term sale of solar power to Los Pelambres. The mine is owned by Antofagasta Minerals S.A., the largest private mining group in Chile and one of the nine largest copper-producers in the world. Under the agreement SunEdison will supply the solar power produced by the Javiera solar photovoltaic (PV) project, with a capacity of 69.5 megawatts (MW DC), for operations at Los Pelambres mine. Read more

Kyocera, partners announce construction of the world's largest floating solar PV Plant in Hyogo prefecture, Japan

Thursday, 9.4.2014 - 8:54 (Solarserver)

Kyocera Corporation (Kyoto, Japan), Century Tokyo Leasing Corporation, and Ciel et Terre International’s Japanese subsidiary on September 3rd, 2014 announced that they will begin construction this month on the world’s largest floating solar photovoltaic (PV) installation. Kyocera TCL Solar LLC will develop and operate utility-scale floating solar power plants utilizing Ciel et Terre’s “Hydrelio” floating solar platforms in two installations, totaling 2.9 megawatts (MW) at Nishihira Pond and Higashihira Pond in Kato City, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan. The 1.7 MW plant planned at Nishihira Pond will become the world’s largest solar power generating system installed on Read more


Fantasy Becomes Real: First Commercial Cellulosic Biofuel Plant Opens in US

Thursday, 9.4.2014 - 15:21 (Renewable Energy World)

“Once, we all lived off the land, sun, wind and water and it provided everything we needed,” said DSM CEO Feike Sijbesma, surveying a crowd of more than 2,000 crowding a biomass storage facility in Emmetsburg, Iowa — converted temporarily into the world capital of advanced biofuels. “Then came our historic shift to a dependence on, and an addiction to, fossil fuel resources.” Read more

Wind Energy

UK Offshore Wind Installations Forecast to Soar

Thursday, 9.4.2014 - 21:32 (Renewable Energy World)

New analysis reveals that the UK continues to lead the global market in terms of offshore wind power capacity, with significant growth forecast through 2020 and set to drive installations from the 3.7 GW in 2013 to 11 GW by then. 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

Why Companies Should Mobilize the Renewable Energy Supply Chain

Thursday, 9.4.2014 - 18:36 (Renewable Energy World)

A big development in clean energy advocacy recently took place, and odds are you haven't heard about it.  Supply chain recruitment sounds dorky, but it’s one of the “killer apps” of pushing for favorable policies for an industry sector. More mature industries have had decades to develop their ability to leverage suppliers as a multiplier of their v Read more

Market for Lithium-ion Batteries Expected to Grow 4X by 2020

Thursday, 9.4.2014 - 17:03 (Renewable Energy World)

The global lithium-ion battery market should experience exuberant growth in next few years says a new report by Frost and Sullivan. The firm urges li-ion battery makers to include the grid and renewable energy storage segment in their growth strategy as the stationary energy storage market is likely to be the leading consumer of lithium-ion batteries in the future. In addition, utility companies will continue to seek smart grid solutions that use these batteries. Read more

Energy storage: Innovation across key industries to quadruple revenues for lithium-ion batteries

Thursday, 9.4.2014 - 16:12 (Solarserver)

The global lithium-ion battery market is expected to witness exuberant growth in forthcoming years according to new analysis from Frost & Sullivan (Mountain View, Calif., US). Frost & Sullivan finds that the market earned revenues of USD 17.58 billion in 2013 and estimates this to more than quadruple by 2020. Read more

It May Soon Be Easier to Access Renewables in Vermont Thanks to Microgrid Technology

Thursday, 9.4.2014 - 14:15 (Renewable Energy World)

NRG Energy Inc., the largest independent U.S. electricity producer, and the Vermont utility Green Mountain Power Corp., are jointly developing products and services that will make it easier for customers to generate and use renewable energy. Read more

Taiwanese PV manufacturers receiving rush orders, says EnergyTrend

Thursday, 9.4.2014 - 13:27 (PV-Tech)

Despite weak demand from Chinese PV manufacturers after the US anti-dumping rulings, Taiwanese PV manufacturers were said to have received rush orders since the end of August, according to market research firm, EnergyTrend a part of Taiwan-based firm, TrendForce. Read more


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