Renewable Energy Update - October 11, 2011

In This Issue:

Department of Energy finalizes $4.8B in solar loan guarantees; RENEWABLE ENERGY FOCUS - Study finds long-term, stable policy support key to reducing cost of financing renewable projects; Solar Power International 2011; Senate Democrats ask Chu for report on US clean-energy investment; Obama's energy chief defends clean energy loans; Calif. high court authorizes cap-and-trade program; Nonpartisan congressional report underscores need for stable wind energy policy; Third-party-owned Solar dominates the California market; California solar company makes its way without subsidies; Chevron's solar-powered oil extraction begins in California; First Solar deal to halt lawsuit over 550MW California solar project; Westinghouse Solar files patent-infringement complaint against rival companies; Former Calico Solar manufacturer declares bankruptcy; Chino Hills votes to continue its fight against the Edison power lines to the state Supreme Court; California's underground hot rocks probed for energy of 100 nuclear plants; U.S.-backed geothermal plant in Nevada faces financial difficulties; and NOTABLE RENEWABLE ENERGY PROJECTS AND DEALS - NRG completes acquisition of California Valley Solar Ranch.

Department of Energy finalizes $4.8B in solar loan guarantees

BrighterEnergy.org - Oct 3

The DOE finalized support packages for four major solar projects totaling almost $4.8 billion: $1.46 billion in partial guarantees went to the 550MW Desert Sunlight project; $1.237 billion for the 250MW California Valley Solar Ranch project; $646 million for the 230MW Antelope Valley Solar Ranch project; and a $1.4 billion partial guarantee will go to Project Amp, which is to develop solar power systems on ProLogis warehouses across 28 states and the District of Columbia.

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