21 Jul '11, 5am

PG&E Awards 50 MW in PPAs to Recurrent, FRV, Westlands via @greentechmedia

PG&E Awards 50 MW in PPAs to Recurrent, FRV, Westlands via @greentechmedia

A German, Italian, and American solar developer walk into a bar... I don't really have a punchline for this. But suffice it to say that a few years ago, the American solar project developer would have had very little to talk about. Residential and commercial solar dominated a modest market and utility-scale solar was a rounding error. Utility-scale solar in the U.S. didn't exist in 2006 and was only 58 megawatts in 2009. That changed in 2010. Now there's more than 700 megawatts of U.S. utiity solar scheduled for 2011 completion. Here's some more utility-scale solar action. Three renewable energy developers have been selected by California utility Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) as the winners of its 2011 solar PV program solicitation for 50 megawatts of new solar photovoltaic (PV) power. PG&E has a program to develop 500 megawatts of new generation from small-to-medium-siz...

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