Renewable Energy Update -- February 14, 2012

In This Issue:

  • Renewable Energy Focus

          ...DOE announces over $12M to spur solar energy innovation

  • Lawsuit filed against U.S. government for alleged $1.2B offering to bailout SunPower
  • USDA announces funding for two renewable energy programs
  • Wind turbine orders for the Americas up in 2011
  • California brought 8.3GW of renewable energy online In 2011
  • CPUC increases California Solar Initiative's budget by $200M
  • California's Energy Policy Report goes to governor, legislature
  • California green jobs more recession resistant, study says
  • PG&E announces record solicitation for renewable energy
  • California developer groups sue Riverside County to block 'sun tax'
  • Calif. startup sets new power records
  • Renewable energy incentives lure SolarCity to Connecticut
  • Sanyo Electric to dismiss 140 workers in California as solar-wafer factory closes
  • Canadian Solar, HelioPower complete 500kW solar power system in California
  • VTA installs solar power systems at three bus yards
  • Notable Renewable Energy Projects and Deals

          ...U.S. army fires off $60M contracts for green energy

          ...Solar Millennium sells project pipeline to German firm solarhybrid

Excerpt from DOE announces over $12M to spur solar energy innovation

DOE - Feb 8

As part of the Obama Administration’s blueprint for an American economy built to last, U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced over $12 million to speed solar energy innovation from the lab to the marketplace through the Energy Department’s SunShot Incubator program. The funding will accelerate innovation in solar energy and manufacturing by supporting advancements in hardware, reductions in soft costs and the development of pilot manufacturing and production projects.

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