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

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11/04 DOE Offers Nearly $4.5 Billion in Loan Guarantees for Three California PV Solar Plants Clean Edge News U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced offers of conditional commitments for loan guarantees, of approximately $4.5 billion, to support three alternating current Cadmium Telluride (Cd-Te) thin film photovoltaic (PV) solar generation facilities.
11/04 GE Wins First Solar-Gas Hybrid Plant From Turkey\'s MetCap Bloomberg General Electric said its new turbine designed to pair gas and renewable-power generation was chosen by Turkey\'s MetCap Energy Investments for the first combination solar-natural gas plant.
11/04 AEP Ohio and Turning Point Solar Partner to Develop 50 MW Solar Facility Clean Edge News AEP Ohio, a unit of American Electric Power, has entered into a participation agreement with Turning Point Solar, a joint venture of Agile Energy and New Harvest Ventures, to cooperate on the development of one of the largest solar generating facilities east of the Mississippi River.
11/04 Mission Motors Announces $9 Million Series B Financing Clean Edge News Mission Motors, a developer of electric vehicle technology, recently announced that it had closed on a $9.0 million dollar Series B financing round led by Warburg Pincus, a global private equity firm.
11/04 DOE Finalizes $102 Million Loan Guarantee to Record Hill Wind for Maine Wind Project Clean Edge News U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu recently announced the Department of Energy finalized a $102 million loan guarantee to Record Hill Wind.
11/04 SoloPower Receives $197 Million Loan From DOE Clean Edge News SoloPower, a San Jose, California-based manufacturer of thin film solar cells and modules, announced recently that it has received a $197 million loan guarantee from the U.S. Department of Energy\'s (DOE) Loan Programs Office.
11/04 Ford and SunPower Team Up to Offer Customers Rooftop Solar Clean Edge News Ford and SunPower have teamed up to offer customers a rooftop solar system that will allow Focus Electric owners to \"Drive Green for Life\" by providing customers with enough clean, renewable energy to offset the electricity used to charge the vehicle.
11/04 Wind Rebounds in 2Q, but Continued Growth Depends on Tax Policy According to AWEA Report Clean Edge News U.S. wind energy continued to rebound in the second quarter, with 2,151 megawatts (MW) of electrical generating capacity installed in the first half of 2011 versus 1,250 MW during the same time in 2010, up 72 percent.
11/04 Japan\'s Renewable Legislation PM Kan\'s Last Act PV Magazine Democratic Party Prime Minister Naoto Kan has informed his cabinet that he will step down however it appears as if his final act in power will be to see renewable energy legislation signed into law.
11/04 ClearEdge Power Announces $73.5 Million Series E Financing Clean Edge News ClearEdge Power, a manufacturer of stationary fuel cells, announced that it has raised $73.5 million in Series E financing through the sale of new shares and the conversion of previously issued promissory notes.
11/04 Japan Spurs Solar, Wind Energy With Subsidies, in Shift From Nuclear Power Bloomberg Japan approved a bill to subsidize electricity from renewable sources, joining European nations in shifting away from nuclear power after the Fukushima reactor meltdowns in March.
11/04 USDA Guarantees $75 Million Loan to Florida Biofuels Facility Clean Edge News Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture\'s Rural Development recently issued a $75 million loan guarantee to support construction of a waste-to-energy bioprocessing facility in Vero Beach, Fla., that will produce up to 8 million gallons per year of cellulosic ethanol and create an estimated 380 new jobs.
11/04 Mitsui, Toshiba Join Forces to Build 50 MW PV Plant in Japan PV-Tech Mitsui and Toshiba are joining forces to build Japan's largest PV system, according to financial newspaper Nikkei.
11/04 8minutenergy and Gestamp Solar Sign Agreements With Imperial Irrigation District for 355 MW of Solar PV Clean Edge News 8minutenergy Renewables - which holds the second largest solar PV portfolio in California and in the United States - and its partner Gestamp Solar, a top five global solar developer, announced that they have signed a Generation Interconnection Agreement (GIA), with the Imperial Irrigation District (IID) for 355 Megawatts of utility-scale solar PV power.
11/04 USDA Awards More Than 900 Grants for Renewable, Energy Efficient Projects Clean Edge News Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced grants for more than 900 agricultural producers and rural small businesses across the country to implement renewable energy and energy efficiency measures in their operations.
11/04 Abengoa Bioenergy Recieves $133.9 Million Conditional Commitment Loan Guarantee From DOE Clean Edge News U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu recently announced the offer of a conditional commitment for a $133.9 million loan guarantee to Abengoa Bioenergy Biomass of Kansas to support the development of a commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol plant.
11/04 President Obama Announces Initiative to Spur Biofuels Industry and Enhance Energy Security Clean Edge News President Obama recently announced that the U.S. Departments of Agriculture, Energy and Navy will invest up to $510 million during the next three years in partnership with the private sector to produce advanced drop-in aviation and marine biofuels to power military and commercial transportation.
11/04 USDA and DOE Fund 10 Research Projects to Accelerate Bioenergy Crop Production Clean Edge News The U.S. Departments of Energy and Agriculture have awarded 10 grants totaling $12.2 million to spur research into improving the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of growing biofuel and bioenergy crops.
11/04 Craton Leads $60 Million Investment in Bridgelux Clean Edge News Craton Equity Partners, a Southern California clean tech private equity fund, recently announced it has led a $60 million round in Series Efinancing for Bridgelux, a developer and manufacturer of LED lightingtechnologies.
11/04 Solar Millennium, OHL Industrial and RREEF Infrastructure Close Financing for Arenales Project in Spain Clean Edge News Solar Millennium, together with OHL Industrial, a company of the Spanish construction group Obrascon Huarte Lain, S.A. (OHL), sold 49 percent of the project company of the planned 50 MW power plant Arenales to the RREEF Pan-European Infrastructure Fund, L.P., a fund managed by RREEF Infrastructure, a business unit of Deutsche Bank\'s Asset Management division.
11/04 Adam Capital Extends $8 Million to Finance 600 Residential Solar Systems Clean Edge News Adam Capital Clean Energy Asset Finance has agreed to extend $8 million to finance solar projects in California, Oregon, Texas, and throughout the NE United States.
11/04 NextEra to Spend Up to $5.8 Billion on Wind, Solar Power by 2014 Bloomberg NextEra Energy, the largest U.S. wind-energy producer, plans to spend as much as $5.8 billion in the next three years to build wind and solar projects.
11/04 DOE to Invest $50 Million to Advance Domestic Solar Manufacturing Clean Edge News U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced a $50 million investment over two years for the SUNPATH program, aimed to help the nation reclaim its competitive edge in solar manufacturing. SUNPATH, which stands for Scaling Up Nascent PV At Home, represents the second solar Photovoltaic Manufacturing Initiative (PVMI) supporting the Department of Energy\'s SunShot Initiative.
11/04 GE to Invest Up to $40 Million in eSolar Clean Edge News eSolar, a developer of modular, concentrating solar thermal power technology, announced that in addition to its licensing agreement with GE Energy, GE has closed a strategic investment in the company.
11/04 MEMC and SunEdison to Acquire US Subsidiary of Fotowatio Renewable Ventures Clean Edge News MEMC Electronic Materials and its solar energy subsidiary, SunEdison, announced a definitive agreement to acquire privately-held Fotowatio Renewable Ventures, the 100% owned U.S. subsidiary of Fotowatio Renewable Ventures, a global developer, operator and owner of solar power plants.
11/04 US Army Establishes Energy Initiatives Office Task Force Clean Edge News Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh announced the establishment of the Energy Initiatives Office Task Force at the GovEnergy Conference in Cincinnati, Ohio.
11/04 DOE Awards Nearly $7 Million to Advance Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Storage Research Clean Edge News The U.S. Department of Energy announced nearly $7 million over five years for independent cost analyses that will support research and development efforts for fuel cells and hydrogen storage systems.
11/04 Secretary Salazar Approves 550 Megawatt Solar Project in Riverside County, California Clean Edge News Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar recently approved the Desert Sunlight Solar Farm, a 550-megawatt (MW) solar power project to be built in the California desert east of Palm Springs.
11/04 Sungevity and Citi Create $50 Million New Fund for Residential Solar Projects Clean Edge News Sungevity, a solar company, announced a renewable energy tax equity fund with Citigroup that will support over $50 million of new residential solar lease projects.
11/04 U.S. Solar Firms\' Co-Dependency With China Forbes Ascent Solar Technologies is the latest to join other U.S. companies with a growing symbiotic relationship with China.


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