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First-Ever Solar-Coal Project is Running in Colorado

Xcel Energy is now operating a first of its kind demonstration of a hybrid solar-coal approach,using parabolic-trough solar technology integrated with a coal-fired power plant.


DOE Announces $1.85 Billion for Solar Projects

President Obama announced today the offer of a conditional commitment for loan guarantees to Abengoa Solar for $1,45 billion to finance the construction and start-up of a concentrating solar power generating facility, and $400 million to Abound Solar to manufacture thin-film solar panels.


Nipton, California to Generate 85 Percent of its Electricity from Solar Power Plant

Skyline Solar, a manufacturer of High Gain Solar (HGS) arrays for commercial, industrial, government and utility markets, today announced the first commercial installation of its High Gain Solar (HGS) 1000 system in a new municipal solar power plant in the tiny desert town of Nipton, CA.


World's Largest Concentrated Solar Power Plant to be Built in UAE

Masdar, Abu Dhabi's multi-faceted initiative advancing the development, commercialization and deployment of renewable and alternative energy technologies and solutions, has appointed the bidding consortium of Total and Abengoa Solar as a partner to own, build and operate Shams 1, the world's largest concentrated solar power plant and the first of its kind in the Middle East.


SolarDay 2010 Goes Nationwide

This year's annual day of recognition for the growth of clean, solar energy in the US is SolarDay 2010 - Saturday, June 19.


Germany's First Offshore Wind Farm Formally Commissioned

The German Federal Minister for Environment Norbert Rottgen has officially opened the Germany's first offshore wind park, Alpha Ventus, situated in the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), in the North Sea 45 km north of the island of Borkum.


MIT Researchers Harness Viruses to Split Water

A team of MIT researchers has found a novel way to mimic the process by which plants use the power of sunlight to split water and make chemical fuel to power their growth.


First Wind Receives DOE Loan Guarantee to Finance Construction of Oahu-based Kahuku Wind Project

First Wind, an independent US-based wind energy company, today was offered a conditional commitment from the US Department of Energy (DOE) for a $117 million loan guarantee to finance the construction of its proposed 30 megawatt (MW) Kahuku Wind project.



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