29 Sep '11, 3pm

Major Renewable Energy Projects Win DOE Loan Guarantees Before They Expire

With Department of Energy (DOE) loan guarantees for renewable energy projects set to expire on Friday, the DOE announced awards for two major solar projects, and a geothermal, biomass and wind project. Solar Tonopah Solar Energy received $737 million for its concentrating solar Crescent Dunes Solar Energy Project in Nevada, and Mesquite Solar 1 received $337 for a solar PV project in Arizona. The loan program is the same one that awarded a $535 million guarantee to Solyndra, a California-based thin-film solar manufacturer that filed for bankruptcy protection last month. House Republicans pounced on the bankruptcy as evidence of the Obama admininstration's failure to effectively oversee the program. In reality, Solyndra was one of three US-based solar companies to declare bankruptcy recently, because of crushing competition from China, where low wages, generous subsidies an...

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