DOE Supporting Arizona Solar Project
The headlines this week are all related to U.S.- China talks regardingpartnerships going forward that will ensure both nations, and the restof the world, can have a fair chance at boosting their clean energyeconomy. Domestically, the United States Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced a major loan to Agua Caliente Solar to support the construction of a 290-megawatt photovoltaic solar generating facility in Yuma County, Arizona.
The DOE will commit up to $967 million to the project. Steven Chu cited the need for the United States to compete globally for clean energy jobs. He also reaffirmed President Obama’s commitment to bringing innovative renewable energy technologies to the market to support the country’s transition to a clean energyeconomy.
The DOE, through the Loan Programs Office, has issued loanguarantees or offered conditional commitments for loan guaranteestotaling over $17 billion to support 17 clean energy projects. Thesecollective projects will have the capacity to generate over 37 millionmegawatt-hours, enough to power approximately 3.5 million homes.
The Open Energy Information initiative (OpenEI) is a platform toconnect the world’s energy data. It is a linked open data platformbringing together energy information to provide improved analyses,unique visualizations, and real-time access to data. OpenEI followsguidelines set by the White House’s Open Government Initiative , whichis focused on transparency, collaboration, and participation. OpenEIstrives to provide open access to this energy information, which willspur creativity and drive innovation in the energy sector.Articles l Homepage
- Solar on Breweries Across the U.S
- How Green Windows Provide Energy Efficiency
- Solar + Cloud Computing: Google’s Project Loon
- Wood as a Green Material
- In Focus: Green Engineering Advancements
- The Electric Vehicle Market in 10 Years
- Panasonic: 100M Li-Ion Tesla Batteries Ship This Month
- In Focus: India’s Energy Ties with Iran
- New Renewable Energy Projects Approved by Obama Adminstration
- The Solar Robots are Coming!
- Florida Has Spoken: More Renewable Energy!
- Bloomberg Announces Insane NYC Climate Plan
- SunRun Wants Utilities to Innovate Rooftop Solar
- UW Professor Designs Solar Cells that Store Energy
- Buffet Bets Against Nuclear
- Squirrels: Solar’s Biggest Threat?
- Facebook’s Hydroelectric Data Center Opens in Sweden
- Renewable Energy Funding in South Africa