23 Jun '11, 2pm

Important Solar Projects Move Forward: 733MW Solar Project Amp; N. America's

Under Project Amp, solar systems will be installed on industrial buildings across the US ... and the energy will go straight to the grid, rather than just powering those buildings. Supported by funding from the 2009 stimulus bill, the Amp Project calls for 733 megawatts (MW) of solar PV installations, nearly equal to the total amount of PV installed in the U.S. in 2010. This is an example of the power of small, distributed solar; the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced it would further support it through a partial loan guarantee for a $1.4 billion loan. | The Project is expected to produce up to one million megawatt hours annually, enough to power over 88,000 homes. It will create at least 1000 solar jobs over four years. Project Amp will be spread over 750 rooftops owned and managed by real estate firm Prologis, known for its leadership in green building. NRG Energy...

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