Solar PV Module Shipments to Grow 30 Percent in 2014, According to NPD Solarbuzz

The top 20 module suppliers to the solar photovoltaic (PV) industry are guiding an increase in annual shipments of more than 30 percent in 2014, according to the latest NPD Solarbuzz Module Tracker Quarterly report. Leading Chinese module suppliers Trina Solar, Canadian Solar, ReneSola and Jinko Solar are forecasting the most aggressive growth in shipments during 2014, with the upper-end of guidance exceeding 40 percent.  "The top-20 module suppliers to the PV industry account for two-thirds of global shipments, and they provide the leading indicators of industry growth and pricing trends," noted Ray Lian, senior analyst at NPD Solarbuzz. "Assuming the leading suppliers achieve the forecasted growth rates, end-market demand in 2014 will approach 50 gigawatts."  Yingli Green Energy is forecasting the highest shipment volume in 2014, with the upper end of shipments at 4.2 gigawatts (GW). This shipment level would result in Yingli Green Energy heading the annual shipment rankings for PV suppliers for the third consecutive year.  Leading Japanese silicon-based PV module suppliers, Sharp Solar and Kyocera, are forecasting a 15 percent increase in shipments in 2014, reflecting continued strength in the Japanese solar PV market. Sharp Solar and Kyocera command strong market shares, within their domestic markets. 

CSU launches new Conservation Research Fellowship to improve sustainable energy production

The new research will tackle issues such as: sudden aspen decline, stream function and sensitivity, restoration of stream and riparian areas, adaptive management of rangelands and wildlife habitat, and energy development impacts on large mammals in the Piceance Basin.

GRUPO CLAVIJO SUPPLIES 2,88 MW TO CHILEAN PROJECT

Chile is becoming a promising market for PV entrepreneurs with more tan 4000 MW under development.

Aquamarine Power training scheme gains seal of approval

Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) re-accredits scheme for the professional development of engineers

Solar PV Module Shipments to Grow 30 Percent in 2014, According to NPD Solarbuzz

Module supply to support PV industry reaching 50 GW in 2014

U.S. Farmers Can Turn their Ag Waste Problems into Profit, Attorney Asserts

In columns for Farm Industry News, LeClairRyan Senior Energy Advisor Roy Palk highlights the benefits of leveraging biomass from crop residues and animal manure as an alternative energy source.

Dresser-Rand to Display Biogas Engines at WISA Conference

WISA in Cape Town, South Africa on May 25-29, 2014

Planting the "SEEDS" of solar technology in the home

Data-rich predictive models help determine which consumers buy solar equipment and why

WoWE 2014 Annual Honors announced at WINDPOWER 2014

The winners of the Women of Wind Energy (WoWE) Awards were announced on Thursday May 8th at the annual luncheon held at AWEA's WINDPOWER 2014 Conference in Las Vegas, NV.

Main Street Power Breaks Ground on 5MW Solar Project in U.S. Virgin Islands

Largest solar installation in the territory part of utility's plan to tackle rising energy costs for island residents and businesses

The politics of power and Europe's energy evolution

Simon Hobday, Partner at Pinsent Masons and Advisory Board Member for POWER-GEN Europe considers the complex factors shaping the evolution of Europe's power markets and the operational and commercial impacts seen so far

Maintaining equilibrium in the European power grid

Integration of Europe's energy systems must continue if grid stability is to be sustained, writes Dr. Franco Rosatelli* of Ansaldo Energia, ahead of the POWER-GEN Europe 2014 event being held in Cologne

Moving towards the European super grid

With deregulation and privatisation driving the separation of generation, transmission and distribution, Philippe Paelinck, Vice President Portfolio & Strategic Positioning at Alstom, examines EU goals on energy security and unification and how these have played out in Germany thus far.

POWER-GEN Europe 2014: Maintaining the Power Balance in Europe

The age-old challenge of finding a balance between affordable, clean and reliable electricity has become ever more acute for the European power sector in recent years. Only now, however, are the costs and strategic implications of meeting this challenge becoming apparent.

Recurrent Energy Awarded 150 MW Utility-Scale Solar Contract by Austin Energy for Texas Solar Projects

The 150 MW solar facility will be completed in 2016 and will be Texas' largest single solar power plant.

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