Renewable Energy Update - August 25, 2009



*Green dollars moving to smart grid, energy storage

*Renewable Energy Focus

..DOE gets more than 400 proposals for smart grid grants

*California's conceptual transmission plan for access to renewable energy announced

*Analysts mull whether renewables should be "Made in the U.S.A."

*BPA grid reaches milestone, carries more than 2GW of wind power

*CSCDA aims to make solar affordable

*Notable Renewable Energy Projects and Deals

..Oregon's Bonneville Power puts up prize for wind predictors

..Second phase of PGE's Biglow Canyon Wind Farm complete

..Meridian Energy gets into solar, acquiring Cleantech America

..First Solar signs deal with Southern California Edison

..PG&E-BrightSource deal for solar energy OK'd

..Solar Trust offers 'turnkey' solar thermal option

..AltaRock to test geothermal fracturing

..California firm hopes for new, more CO2-absorbent algae strain

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