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The US Department of Energy last week offered of a conditional commitment for a $359.1 million loan guarantee to a first-of-its-kind photovoltaic solar project in Arizona. The 150 megawatts (MW) Mesquite Solar project will be one of the first large-scale PV power plants in the U.S. to use U.S.-manufactured transformerless and liquid cooled inverter technology. Inverters are the electrical components that change the direct current (DC) produced by solar panels into alternating current (AC), which is fed into the grid and used by devices in businesses and homes. DOE says the new inverter technology allows for significant improvements in energy output and a decrease in operating costs and improved reliability. The project is sponsored by Sempra Generation (NYSE: SRE) and will be located in Maricopa County, Arizona, approximately 45 miles west of Phoenix. Sempra Generation est...

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