News of the year 2014

Date: 09.09.2014


PV production technology: Hitachi Chemical starts sales of wavelength conversion particles to increase solar cell efficiency

Tuesday, 9.9.2014 - 7:12 (Solarserver)

Hitachi Chemical Co., Ltd. (Tokyo, Japan) announces that it will begin sales of wavelength conversion particles for solar photovoltaic (PV) encapsulant sheets that help increase the conversion efficiency of solar power generation. These wavelength conversion particles consist of phosphors contained within acrylic resin particles, and work by converting short wavelength light (ultraviolet light) that could not previously be used for power generation, into long wavelength light (visible light). Read more

Thermal Power/Heating

Second DECC minister praises solar’s ability to cut carbon and energy bills

Tuesday, 9.9.2014 - 16:41 (Solarpowerportal)

A DECC minister has talked up the potential of solar for the second time in as many weeks. Read more

Solarbuzz: China’s c-Si dominance unaffected by trade wars

Tuesday, 9.9.2014 - 15:41 (PV-Tech)

Repeated trade actions against Chinese PV manufacturers have failed to have any discernible impact in stopping the country’s industry dominating the global c-Si supply chain, according to analysts NPD Solarbuzz. Read more

The Grid is Coming? The Grid is Going!

Tuesday, 9.9.2014 - 15:34 (Renewable Energy World)

In India, it is presumed that the grid is a better source of electricity. Locations are prioritized by those least likely to get grid electricity in the near future are chosen first for solar deployment. Read more

A Deep Dive into the Value of Solar and the Future of Solar Energy

Tuesday, 9.9.2014 - 15:33 (Renewable Energy World)

“Utility regulation and rates is a contact sport,” says Karl Rabago, and that makes the implementation of a new “value of solar” policy complex. Will distributed solar grow better with a transparent, value-based contract price? How does it differ from net metering? Is Minnesota’s law a precedent to follow? Prepare yourself for a deep dive in this e Read more

Hanwha SolarOne signs second 50 MW PV module supply agreement with Baotou Shansheng New Energy

Tuesday, 9.9.2014 - 15:07 (Solarserver)

Hanwha SolarOne Co. Ltd. (Shanghai, China), on September 9th, 2014 announced it has signed its second supply agreement with Baotou Shansheng New Energy Co., Ltd. for delivery of 50 MW of Hanwha SolarOne's PV modules. Deliveries will begin in October and are scheduled for completion by the end of November. The modules will be used in ground-mounted solar photovoltaic (PV) projects in Hohhot and Baotou, Inner Mongolia. Read more

8MW Oxfordshire solar farm wins approval

Tuesday, 9.9.2014 - 13:12 (Solarpowerportal)

Cherwell Ditrict Council has given the green light to a proposed 8MW solar farm project in Upper Arncott, near Bicester. Read more

Tata Solar accepts 10MW Indian domestic content requirement project

Tuesday, 9.9.2014 - 13:11 (PV-Tech)

Tata Power Solar will supply 10MW of modules to a project in Rajasthan, India, under the domestic content requirements (DCR) for the second phase of its Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission to build up PV generation capacity in the country. Read more

Order Focus: Hanwha SolarOne receives follow-on module supply deal

Tuesday, 9.9.2014 - 13:00 (PV-Tech)

Tier 1 PV module manufacturer, Hanwha SolarOne has won a follow-on module supply deal with power generation firm Baotou Shansheng New Energy Co. Read more

Solar-powered oil production: Oman and Shell co-Lead USD 53 million investment in GlassPoint Solar

Tuesday, 9.9.2014 - 11:52 (Solarserver)

GlassPoint Solar (Muscat, Oman), a company dedicated to solar Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR), on September 8th, 2014 announced a USD 53 million equity investment from the State General Reserve Fund (SGRF), the largest sovereign wealth fund in the Sultanate of Oman, Royal Dutch Shell, and GlassPoint’s existing investors. The funding will be used to accelerate the deployment of GlassPoint’s solar steam generators, which according to the company can reduce an oilfield’s natural gas consumption by up to 80 percent. Read more

First Solar completes merchant PV power plant in Texas

Tuesday, 9.9.2014 - 10:32 (PV-Tech)

First Solar has completed the initial 18MW phase of the Barillo PV plant in Texas, the first plant in the state to operate without a power purchase agreement. Read more

Ray Noble appointed as strategic advisor and board member at Rated Solar Installer

Tuesday, 9.9.2014 - 10:00 (Solarpowerportal)

Ray Noble has been appointed strategic advisor and board member of Rated Solar Installer. Read more

India’s MNRE proposes development of “ultra mega” solar PV power projects totaling 20 GW

Tuesday, 9.9.2014 - 9:20 (Solarserver)

On August 8th, 2014 India’s Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) announced a new scheme for the development of solar parks and “ultra mega” solar photovoltaic (PV) projects totaling 20 GW. Through this scheme MNRE plans setting up 25 solar parks, each with a capacity of 500 to 1.000 MW; thereby targeting around 20.000 MW of installed solar power generation capacity. Read more

Clean Solar Solutions secures cleaning contract for 2MW Ethical Power portfolio

Tuesday, 9.9.2014 - 9:20 (Solarpowerportal)

Solar panel cleaning company, Clean Solar Solutions, has been awarded a contract to clean Ethical Power’s 50 solar array portfolio. Read more

Eilat-Eilot Renewable Energy Initiative announces tender for a 50 MW solar PV plant in Southern Israel

Tuesday, 9.9.2014 - 7:06 (Solarserver)

The Eilat-Eilot Renewable Energy Initiative (Eilat, Israel), on September 8th, 2014 announced that a tender will be issued to set up and operate the Timna Solar Park, a new 50 MW solar photovoltaic (PV) plant with tracking systems in southern Israel. The Timna Solar Park will be located on a 1000 dunam (247 acre) plot of land adjacent to the site of the former Timna Mines, which is approximately 28 km (18 miles) north of Eilat. The tender will be open to only PV Tracker solar systems and the cost of the bid will cover only the acquisition of the land. Read more

Canadian Solar partners with Sichuan Development to launch USD 800 million solar PV investment fund in China

Tuesday, 9.9.2014 - 6:58 (Solarserver)

Canadian Solar Inc. (Guelph, Ontario, Canada) on September 8th, 2014 announced that a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company has entered into an agreement with Sichuan Development Investment Management Ltd. to establish an investment fund to finance the development, construction and ownership of solar photovoltaic (PV) projects in China. Sichuan Development is an investment management company established and funded by the Sichuan Development Holding Co. Ltd., an investment arm of the Sichuan provincial government. Read more

India pipeline reaches 4GW with 500MW Telangana tender

Tuesday, 9.9.2014 - 6:27 (PV-Tech)

State of Telangana has announced a 500MW solar tender adding to a 4GW solar pipeline. Read more

GlassPoint Solar receives US$53 million investment from Oman state fund and Royal Dutch Shell

Tuesday, 9.9.2014 - 6:14 (PV-Tech)

Solar Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) leader GlassPoint Solar is set to receive a US$53 million equity investment from the State General Reserve Fund –- Oman’s largest sovereign wealth fund – Royal Dutch Shell and other investors. Read more

NextEra Energy, First Solar begin work on 250MW Nevada plant

Tuesday, 9.9.2014 - 5:30 (PV-Tech)

Electric power generator NextEra Energy Resources and PV systems provider First Solar have begun construction on a 250MW PV plant on the border of California and Nevada. Read more


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Wind Energy

Norway May Miss Out on $6 Billion Wind Power Boom

Tuesday, 9.9.2014 - 16:04 (Renewable Energy World)

Norway, which aims to triple wind capacity by the end of the decade, has erected one turbine for every seven installed in Sweden since the countries signed a pact to share renewable production two years ago. Norway, western Europe’s biggest oil and gas producer, has so far installed less than 10 percent of what it’s expected to complete by 2020 under the accord. Read more

DMG MORI SEIKI stores solar, wind energy at new headquarters in Tokyo

Tuesday, 9.9.2014 - 14:58 (Solarserver)

DMG MORI SEIKI CO. LTD.´s new headquarters in Tokyo is secured against blackouts by CellCube energy storage systems. For its new building, the company relies on its own power generation and storage of energy. For this purpose three CellCube FB 10-100 energy storage systems, supplied by energy from solar photovoltaic (PV) installations, were installed on the roof. A small wind turbine, the “WindCarrier”, serves as an additional energy supplier. 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

Scotland Independence Could Put $23 Billion of Renewable Projects at Risk

Tuesday, 9.9.2014 - 14:51 (Renewable Energy World)

A vote for independence in Scotland may halt work on renewable power projects that support 14 billion pounds ($23 billion) of investment and 12,000 jobs by raising questions about how developers would get subsidies, an energy supplier said. Read more

New IRENA report: Global shift to renewables urgently needed to avoid catastrophic climate change

Tuesday, 9.9.2014 - 11:37 (Solarserver)

Speeding up the adoption of renewable energy technologies is the most feasible route to reduce carbon emissions and avoid catastrophic climate change, says a new report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA, Abu Dhabi, UAE). The first edition of “REthinking Energy”- which draws on worldwide research and analysis by the intergovernmental agency and reviews progress in the world’s transition to a sustainable energy future - focuses on the global power sector and how technological advances, economic growth and climate change are transforming it. Read more

Clenergy selected for megawatt-scale PV project in Sabah, Malaysia

Tuesday, 9.9.2014 - 11:34 (Solarserver)

Clenergy (Xiamen, China) on September 8th, 2014 announced a contract with a new client to provide one megawatt of its mounting system ezRack SolarTerrace III-A for a solar photovoltaic (PV) installation in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia. The contract is a strong start for Clenergy’s expansion into the ASEAN market, the company notes. Read more

Clenergy makes ‘strong start’ to SE Asia expansion with Malaysia deal

Tuesday, 9.9.2014 - 11:29 (PV-Tech)

PV mounting system company Clenergy will provide 1MW of anodized aluminium mounting structures to a project in Malaysia, which it calls a “strong start” to its expansion into the Southeast Asia market. Read more

GCL New Energy closes in on 150MW project

Tuesday, 9.9.2014 - 11:11 (PV-Tech)

PV project investor GCL New Energy is to invest RMB81.9 million (US$13.35 million) in a company developing a 150MW project in China. Read more


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