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Is SolarReserve Worth Its Salt and a $737 Million Loan Guarantee?

July 4, 2011 by MarcGunther

One of the knocks against renewable energy has been that, unlike coal, natural gas and nuclear energy, it is intermittent. Solar and wind power can’t be relied upon when the sun doesn’t shine or the wind doesn’t blow. SolarReserve, a well-financed California startup that can store energy from the sun, wants to change that with the help of a $737 million loan guarantee from the U.S. Department of Energy.[read more]

US’ largest photovoltaic power plant to be built in Florida

July 13, 2008 by ToddWallace

San Jose, California’s SunPower Corp. will build the country’s largest photovoltaic plant in DeSoto County, Florida. Unlike most large-scale solar plants, which use big mirrors to concentrate sunlight, the SunPower project will use the same solar panels that homeowners install on their rooftops. It will be built in Florida’s DeSoto...[read more]