Renewable Energy Update - September 13, 2011

In This Issue:

FBI searches Solyndra offices in California; RENEWABLE ENERGY FOCUS - DOE awards $43M to spur offshore wind energy; RETECH 2011; Utility Scale Solar Summit 2011. DOE loan guarantee to support large-scale rooftop solar power for U.S. military housing; More California farmers invest in solar power; Nearly $17M awarded for advanced hydropower technologies; Nevada imagines exporting excess renewable power, but California has same plan; Marriott opens 23 EV charging stations, including six in California; Former California State Treasurer Phil Angelides appointed to ClearEdge Power board of directors; California man on trade mission to China promoting green industry; NOTABLE RENEWABLE ENERGY PROJECTS AND DEALS Clean Power Finance raises $25M from Kleiner Perkins, Google Ventures; Blue Earth and Xnergy successfully complete merger; and Renewable energy company acquisition completed by SunEdison.

FBI searches Solyndra offices in California

Reuters - Sep 8

FBI agents searched the offices of now-bankrupt Solyndra amid intensifying pressure on the Obama administration, which championed Solyndra as being at the forefront of solar technology when President Barack Obama visited the company's Fremont, California, facility in 2010. The FBI said it was searching for materials, including documents, but did not offer more specifics.

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