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EnergyTrend says that the trend towards PV leasing is supporting mono-si demand

EnergyTrend: Demand for mono-si solar PV cells to increase in Q2 2014

2014-04-20

TrendForce's (Taipei) EnergyTrend division predicts that monocrystalline silicon (mono-si) solar photovoltaic (PV) cell demand will increase during the second quarter of 2014, due to narrowing price gaps with multicrystalline silicon (multi-si) PV and a greater market share of distributed PV. The company notes that there is little room for further price increases in the spot market, but it expects some fluctuations in spot prices to continue. EnergyTrend says that the economic case for mono-si is bolstered by higher efficiencies, with current Chinese mono-si PV cell conversion efficiencies around 18.4%, versus 17.4-17.6% for Taiwanese multi-si. Read more...

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EnergyTrend says that the trend towards PV leasing is supporting mono-si demand

EnergyTrend: Demand for mono-si solar PV cells to increase in Q2 2014

2014-04-20

TrendForce's (Taipei) EnergyTrend division predicts that monocrystalline silicon (mono-si) solar photovoltaic (PV) cell demand will increase during the second quarter of 2014, due to narrowing price gaps with multicrystalline silicon (multi-si) PV and a greater market share of distributed PV. The company notes that there is little room for further price increases in the spot market, but it expects some fluctuations in spot prices to continue. EnergyTrend says that the economic case for mono-si is bolstered by higher efficiencies, with current Chinese mono-si PV cell conversion efficiencies around 18.4%, versus 17.4-17.6% for Taiwanese multi-si. Read more...

SEIA notes that SHC is the most efficient renewable technology for generating thermal heat, with costs as low as USD 0.06/kWh

North America reaches 5 million square feet of solar air heating collector area

2014-04-20

The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA, Washington D.C.) reports that 5 million square feet (460,000 square meters) of building-integrated solar air heating collectors are now installed in North America, which it describes as a “major milestone” for the industry. This represents 250 MW-thermal of capacity. While SEIA did not provide a breakdown by geography, International Energy Agency (IEA, Paris) data from previous years indicates that unglazed solar air heating systems in Canada have historically represented the bulk of installed capacity in the continent. Read more...

Trina Solar puts online 23.8 MW of UK solar PV plants

2014-04-20

Trina Solar Ltd. (Changzhou, China) has commissioned two solar photovoltaic (PV) plants in England totaling 23.8 MW, as the developer and sole investor. The plants in Cornwall and Dorset also utilize Trina PC05A 255-watt PV modules. The company began construction on the two plants in December 2013, and completed both on schedule in March 2014, allowing them to earn the 1.6 Renewable Obligation Certificate (ROC) rate. Trina estimates that this is equivalent to GBP 0.4202 (USD 0.71) per kWh. Read more...

The Whitland PV plant is BayWa's fourth utility-scale PV plant in the UK

BayWa builds 18 MW UK solar PV plant in nine weeks

2014-04-20

BayWa AG's (Munich) renewable energy division has commissioned an 18 MW solar photovoltaic (PV) plant in Wales, which it built and put online in nine weeks despite “constant bad weather”. The Whitland PV plant comprises 69,000 multicrystalline silicon PV modules on fixed-tilt mounting systems covering 28 hectares in the village of Whitland. This is BayWa r.e.'s fourth utility-scale PV plant in the UK. Read more...

Sol Systems and HASI to provide up to USD 100 million in financing for mid-sized distributed solar PV

2014-04-20

Sol Systems LLC (Washington D.C.) and Hannon Armstrong Sustainable Infrastructure Capital Inc. (HASI, Annapolis, Maryland, U.S.) have announced plans to provide up to USD 100 million in construction and term debt financing for developers and owners of distributed solar photovoltaic (PV) projects in the United States. Sol Systems and HASI will jointly originate, structure and fund this debt financing for PV projects in the commercial, industrial, municipal and utility-scale markets. This will combine Sol Systems' transactional expertise in PV with HASI's capital resources and the company's ability to fund multiple transactions on a programmatic basis. Read more...

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LDK revenues double in Q4 2013, losses persist

2014-04-18

LDK Solar Co. Ltd.'s (Xinyu, China) revenues doubled on a year-over-year basis to USD 273 million in the fourth quarter of 2013, according to unaudited financial information which the company provided to regulators at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE, New York City). Read more...

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U.S. DOE dedicates USD 15 million to aid solar PV deployment through Market Pathways program

2014-04-18

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced USD 15 million in funding to help communities develop multi-year plans to install more solar photovoltaic (PV) systems on homes and businesses through its SunShot Initiative. Regional, state, tribal and local entities will be eligible to apply for this funding. DOE says the Solar Market Pathways funding opportunity will help to establish innovative financing mechanisms and launch community-based initiatives, including shared solar programs. Read more...

BNEF says that growing levels of distributed PV are responsible for most of the 42% increase in investment in projects smaller than 1 MW

BNEF: Investments in solar PV increase 23% to USD 27.5 billion in Q1 2014

2014-04-18

Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF, New York City) reports that global investments in clean energy have increased 10% year-over-year in the first quarter of 2014, driven by a sharp increase in investments in distributed solar photovoltaics (PV). Investments in renewable energy projects smaller than 1 MW increased 42% to reach 21.2 billion, which BNEF says is mostly from distributed PV. Overall investment in PV was up 23% year-over-year to USD 27.5 billion. Read more...

IHS notes that Chinese PV makers are building up stock in the United States ahead of the tariff ruling.

IHS: Tariffs will cause U.S. PV module prices to rise, but no supply interruptions

2014-04-18

IHS Technology (London) warns that higher U.S. costs for solar photovoltaics (PV) will result from the current trade cases against China, and that potential tariffs on Taiwanese PV cells could have “wide-ranging consequences”. However, the company also expects sufficient “tariff-free” PV modules to be available in the United States to meet demand, even if there is an impact on pricing. IHS notes that of the 57.8 GW of global PV module capacity, 17.3 GW will not be affected by the rulings, nearly triple the expected U.S. market volume of 6.5 GW. Read more...

The two PV plants are located in Eastern China's Jiangsu Province

JinkoSolar puts online 39 MW of solar PV in Eastern China

2014-04-18

JinkoSolar Holding Co. Ltd. (Shanghai) has commissioned two solar photovoltaic (PV) plants totaling 39 MW in Eastern China's Jiangsu Province. The completion of the two plants brings the company to 252 MW of PV plants put online, the large majority of which was during 2013. The 24 MW Xinyi and 15 MW Lianyungang PV plants have qualified under the nation's feed-in tariff, at rates of RMB 1.125 (USD 0.181) and RMB 1.1 (USD 0.177) per kWh, respectively. Read more...

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