In This Update:
Solar installations planned for five California prisons; RENEWABLE ENERGY FOCUS - DOE winding down renewable energy loan guarantee program; FERC seeks more authority to improve grid security; DOE launches online smart grid resource; California solar scammer gets 10 year jail term; PG&E continues realignment with appointment of Geisha Williams to executive VP position; San Francisco to sell 100% renewable energy by 2012; SoCal utilities add Utah windpower to renewables portfolio; CPUC supports removal of dams, hydroelectric plants from Klamath River; California native communities lead nation in renewable energy development, but challenges remain; NOTABLE RENEWABLE ENERGY PROJECTS AND DEALS - Solar Trust of America, SolarHybrid form joint venture for large solar projects; SunPower to build 1.7MW of solar systems for California water district; and DOE moving forward on loan guarantees for three First Solar projects.
Solar installations planned for five California prisons
SF Gate / Associated Press - May 6
Five prisons in California will be outfitted with a combined 83,000 solar panels in an initiative that is anticipated to save the state $55 million each year. The five prisons scheduled for the solar PV systems are Chuckawalla Valley, Ironwood, California Correctional Institution in Tehachapi, North Kern and Los Angeles County.
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