Clean Edge covers the latest announcements, activities, and developments in clean energy.

Date Headline Source Description
11/04 China Adds 18.9 GW of New Wind Capacity in 2010 Clean Edge News China added 18.9 GW of new wind power capacity, thereby reaching a total installed capacity of 44.7 GW.
11/04 Applied Materials to Acquire Varian Semiconductor Clean Edge News Applied Materials and Varian Semiconductor Equipment Associates, announced the signing of a definitive merger agreement under which Applied will acquire Varian for $63 per share in cash for a total price of approximately $4.9 billion on a fully-diluted basis.
11/04 Brammo Partners With SMRE and Launches New Motorcycle With Six Speed Drivetrain Clean Edge News Brammo, an electric vehicle company and S.M.R.E. Engineering, an engineering research and development company recently announced a strategic partnership. As a part of this agreement, Brammo has acquired an international license of SMRE\'s patented Integrated Electric Transmission.
11/04 FDA\'s White Oak Campus Finalizes $213 Million Energy Savings Performance Contract With DOE Clean Edge News The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced a $213 million Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC) with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration White Oak Federal Research Center.
11/04 French Energy Firm Total to Acquire Control of California-Based SunPower Clean Edge News SunPower and Total recently announced that the two companies have entered into a broad strategic relationship. Total Group will launch a friendly tender offer through a wholly owned subsidiary for up to 60 percent of SunPower\'s outstanding Class A Common shares and 60 percent of SunPower\'s outstanding Class B Common shares.
11/04 U.S. Wind Industry Reports Continuing Growth in First Quarter of 2011 Clean Edge News America\'s wind power industry installed 1,100 MW of new capacity in the first quarter of 2011 and entered the second quarter with another 5,600 MW under construction, the American Wind Energy Association reported recently.
11/04 NextEra Signs PPA With Google to Deliver Wind Energy Clean Edge News NextEra Energy Resources, the energy subsidiary of NextEra Energy, recently announced that it has entered into a power purchase agreement with Google Energy.
11/04 Alaska Signs Energy Performance Contract With Ameresco Clean Edge News Ameresco, an energy efficiency and renewable energy company, recently announced that it has entered into a Professional Services Agreement for Energy Savings Performance Contracting with the State of Alaska encompassing all State of Alaska and University of Alaska Fairbanks facilities.
11/04 GT Solar Receives $93.9 Million Order From Powertec Clean Edge News GT Solar, a provider of polysilicon production technology, and sapphire and silicon crystalline growth systems and materials for the solar, LED and other markets, recently announced that it has received a $93.9 million order from Taiwan-based polysilicon producer Powertec Energy.
11/04 Study Finds Solar PV Systems Boost Homes Sales Prices in California Clean Edge News New research by the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory finds strong evidence that homes with solar photovoltaic (PV) systems sell for a premium over homes without solar systems.
11/04 Google Partners With DOE to Promote Electric Vehicles Clean Edge News As part of the Obama Administration\'s efforts to reduce U.S. oil imports by one-third by 2025, Energy Secretary Steven Chu recently announced new steps underway at the Department of Energy to accelerate the deployment of electric vehicles.
11/04 Lincoln Renewable Energy Signs $41 Million Deal With Macquarie Clean Edge News Lincoln Renewable Energy, a developer of U.S. solar and wind power projects, announced the close of a $41 million power sales and project finance deal with Macquarie Energy.
11/04 2,564 Miles Per Gallon Achieved at Shell Eco-Marathon Americas Clean Edge News For the third year in a row and beating last year\'s mileage by 77 mpg, the student team from Universite Laval in Quebec, Canada took home the Internal Combustion First Prize with a run of 2,564.8 miles per gallon in the Prototype class.
11/04 Eximbank to Provide 40 Trillion Won (U.S. $37 Billion) by 2015 for \'Green\' Firms Yonhap News Agency The Export-Import Bank of Korea (Eximbank) said recently it plans to provide a total of 40 trillion won (U.S. $37 billion) over the next five years in order to stimulate local companies\' investment in new energy development and other environment-friendly sectors.
11/04 Blythe Solar Project Receives $2.1 Billion Conditional Loan Commitment from DOE Clean Edge News U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu recently announced the offer of a conditional commitment for a $2.1 billion loan guarantee to support Units 1 and 2 of the Blythe Solar Power Project, sponsored by Solar Trust of America, LLC.
11/04 Batteries Hold Promise for Wyoming Wind Power Billings Gazette A $44 million large-scale battery system proposed for a wind farm in Texas could be a \"game-changer\" for wind energy, an industry spokesman says.
11/04 ARPA-E to Provide $130 Million in its Fourth Round of Funding Clean Edge News U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu recently announced that up to $130 million from the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) will be made available to develop five new program areas.
11/04 BrightSource\'s $250 Million IPO to Spread Solar Thermal San Jose Mercury News BrightSource Energy\'s plan to raise $250 million in an initial public offering may advance its goal to use solar-thermal technology across the Southwest at generators with the equivalent capacity of 11 atomic plants.
11/04 Albemarle Acquires Catilin in an Effort to Expand its Biofuels Catalyst Portfolio Clean Edge News Albemarle recently announced that it has expanded its presence in the biofuels market with the acquisition of Catilin. Based in Ames, Iowa, Catilin is a technology company focused on the development and application of heterogeneous biodiesel catalysis.
11/04 FRV Gets $45.6 Million Loan Guarantee From DOE Clean Edge News U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Nevada Congresswoman Shelley Berkley announced the offer of a conditional commitment for a $45.6 million loan guarantee by the Department of Energy to support a 20 megawatt AC photovoltaic solar generating facility.
11/04 SunEdison to Acquire PV Developer Axio Power Greentech Media SunEdison has agreed to acquire Axio Power, a solar PV power developer, according to an article in SparkSpread.
11/04 Terra-Gen Closes $631 Million Construction Financing Clean Edge News Terra-Gen Power, an affiliate of ArcLight Capital Partners and Global Infrastructure Partners, announced that it has closed a $631 million financing for Alta Wind VI & VIII - two 150 megawatt wind projects.
11/04 Virent Makes Gasoline From Cellulosic Biomass Clean Edge News Virent announced it has successfully produced biogasoline from corn stover and pine harvest forest residuals, as a recipient of the U.S. Department of Energy\'s February 2010 grant to the National Advanced Biofuels Consortium.
11/04 DOE Will Provide $27 Million to Reduce Solar Costs, Streamline Permitting and Installations Clean Edge News As part of the Obama Administration\'s SunShot Initiative, U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu recently announced the availability of more than $27 million in new funding that\'s aimed at reducing the non-hardware costs of solar energy projects, an element in bringing down the overall costs of installed solar energy systems.
11/04 Christie Pulls New Jersey From 10-State Climate Initiative New York Times Gov. Chris Christie said recently that New Jersey would become the first state to withdraw from a 10-state trading system, the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, declaring it an ineffective way to reduce carbon dioxide emissions.
11/04 Nexterra Raises its 2011 Investment Total to $17.5M, With $2.5M From the BDC Clean Edge News Nexterra Systems, a biomass gasification company, announced that it has secured $2.5 million in equity financing from the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC).
11/04 Germany\'s Unlikely Champion of a Radical Green Energy Path Reuters The disaster at the Fukushima plant in Japan convinced German Chancellor Angela Merkel that nuclear power would never again be a viable option for her country. Now Merkel has embarked on the world\'s most ambitious plan to power an industrial economy on renewable sources of energy.
11/04 FuelCell Energy Announces 70 MW Order From POSCO Power Clean Edge News FuelCell Energy, a manufacturer of clean power plants, recently announced a two-year order for 70 megawatts of fuel cell kits from POSCO Power.
11/04 Kleiner Joins $11M Funding for Primus Power San Jose Business Journal Grid-scale energy storage company Primus Power said Tuesday it raised $11 million in new funding.
11/04 Citi, Google to Finance Terra-Gen Power\'s Alta Wind Energy Center Clean Edge News Google and Citi will finance part of the Alta Wind Energy Center being developed by Terra-Gen Power, an affiliate of ArcLight Capital Partners and Global Infrastructure Partners, in Tehachapi, California.


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