19 Sep '11, 7pm

Solar Project of the Week: Topaz Solar Farm: First Solar’s 550-megawatt Topaz Solar Farm received its final pe...

Solar Project of the Week: Topaz Solar Farm: First Solar’s 550-megawatt Topaz Solar Farm received its final pe...

First Solar’s 550-megawatt Topaz Solar Farm received its final permit from San Luis Obispo County last week. With permitting complete, First Solar hopes to start construction by September 30 in order to remain eligible for financing from the Department of Energy. The project, which is expected to generate 1.1 million megawatt-hours of energy and displace approximately 377,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide per year, received a conditional commitment for a $1.9 billion loan guarantee from the DOE in June. Expected online in 2014, First Solar will sell energy from the project to Pacific Gas & Electric through a 20-year power purchase agreement. To understand the data surrounding the U.S. solar market, join market leaders and industry executives at the U.S. Solar Market Insight Conference on Nov. 16–17, 2011 in San Francisco, CA. Visit the U.S. SMI Conference page to register ...

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Solar Power Excelling at US Schools

renewableenergyworld.com 19 Sep '11, 7pm

With students across the country going back to school, many will be returning to campuses that feature newly installed sol...

Solar State of the Week: Colorado: State incentive programs drove the Colorado PV market to more than double i...

Solar State of the Week: Colorado: State incent...

greentechmedia.com 19 Sep '11, 4pm

State incentive programs drove the Colorado PV market to more than double in 2010, resulting in the installation of 53.6 m...

Sushi group Sakae Holdings becomes 1st client u...

greenbusinesstimes.com 19 Sep '11, 1am

Browse > Home / News / Solar company hopes for sunny outcome [News] Solar company hopes for sunny outcome [News] September...

Tai-tai for a week

Tai-tai for a week

olimomok.livejournal.com 26 Sep '11, 2pm

26 September 2011 @ 10:27 pm Tai-tai for a week Sean and I had a full week together. My mum was away on holiday so I took ...

Solar Farm Opens in UK's "First Solar-Powered Town" (Video)

Solar Farm Opens in UK's "First Solar-Powered T...

treehugger.com 14 Sep '11, 12pm

Wadebridge, Cornwall has already hit headlines for its push for 30% renewables by 2015 , and while a government review of ...

Shh, don't tell the gas companies. Solar jobs u...

renewableenergyworld.com 20 Sep '11, 7am

Breaking news: Over the weekend, sources from The Solar Foundation gave me some early numbers from the 2011 National Solar...

Seven Days of Solar 8-21-11

green-energy-news.com 19 Sep '11, 1am

--- BNB Renewable Energy Holdings and Enfinity America Corporation have announced plans to co-develop a portion of BNB's d...

Walmart to expand solar power initiative - #Wal...

newenergyworldnetwork.com 22 Sep '11, 12pm

Mack Wyckoff, senior manager of renewable energy at Walmart, said, ‘Our solar efforts in California have proven to be a gr...

US Solar Stat of the Week: $2.5B in Polysilicon...

greentechmedia.com 19 Sep '11, 1pm

Polycrystalline silicon, commonly known as polysilicon, was the United States' largest solar energy export product in 2010...

Congresswoman Lois Capps "Flips the Switch" on Solar PV Installation: "The installation of over 7200 solar panel...

Congresswoman Lois Capps "Flips the Switch" on ...

renewableenergyworld.com 19 Sep '11, 6am

Planet Solar installed more than 7,200 solar panels on 863 low-income housing units at 21 sites throughout Santa Barbara C...

Solar Market Looking Strong In US and Globally: Solar power installations in the US increased more than 50 perce...

Solar Market Looking Strong In US and Globally:...

getsolar.com 21 Sep '11, 5am

Solar Market Looking Strong In U.S. and Globally Tuesday, September 20th 2011 1:25 PM By GetSolar Staff. Solar power insta...

First Solar Won't Meet Deadline for $1.9 Billion DOE Loan

First Solar Won't Meet Deadline for $1.9 Billio...

renewableenergyworld.com 22 Sep '11, 5pm

The thin-film PV Topaz Solar Farm project received a conditional loan in late June , but the company said in a press relea...

New Kind of 40% Efficient Solar Farm Gets $90 Million DOE Loan Guarantee to

New Kind of 40% Efficient Solar Farm Gets $90 M...

cleantechnica.com 21 Sep '11, 10pm

The largest High Concentration Photovoltaic (HCPV) project in the world is being funded by the DOE with a $90 million loan...

Twenty teams create working prototypes of affor...

ecohomemagazine.com 23 Sep '11, 8pm

The DOE’s biennial Solar Decathlon kicks off Sept. 23 for what may be its final year in Washington, D.C. Typically held on...

First Solar sells 550 MW Desert Sunlight Solar Farm, among world's largest - Renewable Energy Magazine (press release)

First Solar sells 550 MW Desert Sunlight Solar ...

renewableenergymagazine.com 01 Oct '11, 5pm

The Tempe, Arizona-based firm — which will continue to build and subsequently operate and maintain the project under separ...