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U.S. DOE to open new round of loan guarantees to support up to USD 4 billion in innovative energy projects

2014-04-16

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has issued a draft loan guarantee solicitation to support innovative U.S. renewable energy and energy efficiency projects, as well as projects to sequester greenhouse gases. The Renewable Energy and Efficient Energy Projects Loan Guarantee solicitation will make up to USD 4 billion in loan guarantees available to help commercialize technologies that may be unable to obtain full commercial financing. Read more...

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U.S. DOE to open new round of loan guarantees to support up to USD 4 billion in innovative energy projects

2014-04-16

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has issued a draft loan guarantee solicitation to support innovative U.S. renewable energy and energy efficiency projects, as well as projects to sequester greenhouse gases. The Renewable Energy and Efficient Energy Projects Loan Guarantee solicitation will make up to USD 4 billion in loan guarantees available to help commercialize technologies that may be unable to obtain full commercial financing. Read more...

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CSUN to supply 15 MW of solar PV modules for projects in Turkey

2014-04-16

China Sunergy (CSUN, Nanjing, China) has signed a framework agreement to supply 15 MW of its solar photovoltaic (PV) modules to engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor PV-Systems (Turkey) at the Solarex exhibition in Istanbul. The company will provide its CSUN 250-60P modules, both from its factory in Istanbul and Chinese sources. Read more...

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South Africa may add additional renewable energy capacity through REIPPP Window 3

2014-04-16

The South Africa Department of Energy (DOE) has announced that it is considering adding an unspecified amount of additional renewable energy capacity under the third window of the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producers Programme (REIPPP). The agency notes that prices offered by the bidders in Window 3 are competitive, and reflect a downward trend compared to the prices in the first two windows. Read more...

Soitec notes that it still holds PPAs for hundreds of MW of projects using its Concentrix CPV modules

Tenaska switches 150 MW solar project from CPV to PV

2014-04-16

Tenaska Solar Ventures LLC (Omaha, Nebraska, U.S.) has decided to use standard solar photovoltaic (PV) technology instead of concentrating photovoltaics (CPV) in a 150 MW solar project which it plans to build in Southern California. The CSOLAR IV West PV project is located on more than 4.5 square kilometers of abandoned agricultural land in California's Imperial Valley. Tenaska will sell the electricity generated by the project via a power purchase agreement (PPA) to utility San Diego Gas & Electric Co. (SDG&E, San Diego, California, U.S.). Read more...

Hanwha SolarOne Chair and CEO Hong steps down

2014-04-16

Hanwha SolarOne Co. Ltd. (Shanghai) has announced that Chairman and CEO Ki-Joon Hong has retired from the company. Hanwha SolarOne expects to announce a replacement by the end of April 2014. Chairman Hong was appointed a director of the company in October 2010 and became CEO in June 2011. A reason for the retirement was not given, and Hanwha SolarOne did not provide further details in a brief press statement. Read more...

JA Solar is the first large Chinese PV maker to report first quarter shipments above its guidance

JA Solar beats guidance to ship more than 620 MW of solar PV cells, modules in Q1 2014

2014-04-16

JA Solar Holdings Co. Ltd. (Shanghai) has announced selected preliminary information for the first quarter of 2014, estimating that it shipped more than 620 MW of solar photovoltaic (PV) cells and modules, well above its guidance of 580–610 MW. The company also expects sequential gross margin improvement in the first quarter of 2014, and has confirmed its PV cell and module shipment guidance of 2.7–2.9 GW for the full year of 2014. This includes 200 MW of module shipments to its PV projects. Read more...

Greenbacker to finance, buy up to 126 MW of solar PV projects in the United States

2014-04-16

Greenbacker Renewable Energy Corp. (New York City) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Hanergy's (Beijing) U.S. subsidiary under which it will have the opportunity to finance and purchase up to 126 MW of solar photovoltaic (PV) projects in the United States. Terms were not disclosed. Hanergy notes that the cooperation is an opportunity to establish a relationship with a long-term source of capital, which could allow it to offer lower-cost PV to its customers. The company says that the strategic agreement will promote a more efficient process for getting renewable energy projects from development to service and may lead to cost savings for both organizations. Read more...

Alanod factory. Image: Solarthermalworld

Solar thermal: Alanod to close BlueTec factory

2014-04-16

Alanod GmbH & Co. KG (Ennepetal, Germany) has announced that it will close the production facilities of BlueTec GmbH & Co. KG (Trendelburg, Germany), only weeks after acquiring the company on March 28th, 2014. The company says that after a survey of the site and consideration of potential options, it was left with no choice but to shut down production. Alanod intends to produce BlueTec's EtaPlus selective absorber material for the solar thermal industry at its factory in Ennepetal. Read more...

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Coming fall in EU minimum import price affecting solar PV shipments, prices

2014-04-15

The European Commission is expected to revise its minimum import price for Chinese solar photovoltaic (PV) modules shortly, which has already affected the shipments and prices of major PV manufacturers. Martin Schachinger of pvXchange GmbH (Cologne, Germany) predicts that this price will be EUR 0.53-0.54 (USD 0.73-0.75) per watt, and expects an official announcement in the near future. Read more...

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Ib vogt completes 80 MW of UK solar PV plants in Q1 2014

2014-04-15

Ib vogt GmbH (Berlin) reports that it commissioned six solar photovoltaic (PV) plants totaling 80 MW in England during the first quarter of 2014. As such, all qualify for the 1.6 renewables obligation credit (ROC) rate. All six have been purchased by institutional investors, with construction finance supplied in part by ib vogt and in part by the investors. Read more...

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