26 Apr '11, 2pm

Creating Investor Certainty in Large-Scale Solar: Helped by government loan guarantees and growing investor con...

The U.S. Department of Energy announced three major loan guarantees totaling $4.5 billion for large projects in the Southwest, including Solar Millenium's 1-GW parabolic trough project in California; BrightSource Energy's 392-MW power tower project , also in California; and SunPower and NRG's 250-MW solar PV plant in Arizona. In addition to these funding announcements, BrightSource filed for a $250 million IPO last Friday – just a month after securing hundreds of millions of dollars from Google, Alstom and NRG Energy. (For a story on the IPO, read yesterday's REW piece from Ucilia Wang.) Outside of the U.S., Areva Solar was awarded a contract to develop a 44-MW compact linear fresnel (CLFR) CSP plant at a 750-MW coal plant in Southern Australia. That project will be the world's largest “solar booster” plant using supercritical steam to supplement an existing power block at...

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