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    News Archives - 2011

    January

    DOE Finalizes Two Loan Guarantees for Giant Renewable Projects
    DOE and DOI Propose Solar Energy Zones in Six Western States
    DOE Intends to Fund $50 Million in Cost-Competitive Solar Energy Technologies
    DOI Approves Ninth Commercial Solar Project on Public Lands
    Department of Energy Offers Support for Arizona Solar Project
    World's Largest Solar PV Project Receives DOE Loan Guarantee
    Delayed NASA Solar Sail Satellite Finally Orbits

    February

    President's State of the Union 2011 Outlines Clean Energy Goals
    DOE Invests $20 Million in U.S. Solar Manufacturing and Advanced Photovoltaic Technologies
    DOE Pursues SunShot Initiative to Achieve Cost Competitive Solar Energy by 2020
    DOE Invests $7 Million in the PV Solar Incubator Program to Support Emerging Solar Technologies
    DOE's SunShot Seeks Cost-Competitive Solar Energy by 2020
    DOE Invests $27 Million in U.S. Solar Manufacturing and Advanced PV
    President's Energy Budget Invests in Innovation, Clean Energy, and National Security Priorities
    Department of Energy Offers Support for an Oregon Solar Manufacturing Project
    USDA Requests Renewable Energy Funds in FY 2012 Budget
    DOE Supports Oregon Solar Manufacturing Project
    DOI Boosts 'New Energy Frontier' in Proposed FY 2012 Budget
    Energy, Interior Departments Announce New Location for Solar Decathlon 2011

    March

    DOE, Interior Department Announce New Solar Decathlon Site
    DOE, Masdar to Test Solar PV Coating Technologies
    DOE, Defense Department Boost Clean Energy and Energy Security
    Obama Administration Announces Launch of i6 Green Challenge to Promote Clean Energy Innovation and Economic Growth
    Department of Energy Announces New Funding to Support the Next Generation of American Scientists and Engineers
    DOE Fellowships to Support the Next Generation of Clean Energy Innovators
    DOE Helps Launch the Multi-Agency i6 Green Challenge for Commercialization
    U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2011 Participants Bring Innovation to D.C.'s Ward 7
    Nation's First Solar District Energy System Heats Up with DOE Support

    April

    Secretary Chu Announces Over $110 Million in SunShot Projects to Advance Solar Photovoltaic Manufacturing in the United States
    DOE to Award $112 Million in SunShot Projects to Advance PV Manufacturing
    U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2011 Team Uses Appalachian Mountain History to Model Home
    DOE Announces Nearly $170 Million in Available Funding to Advance Solar Energy Technologies
    DOE Finalizes $1.6 Billion Loan Guarantee for BrightSource Energy Inc.
    Department of Energy Offers Conditional Commitment for $1.187 Billion Loan Guarantee to Support California Solar Generation Project
    DOE Finalizes $1.6 Billion Solar Loan Guarantee, Offers another $1.1 Billion PV Loan Guarantee
    Miami Students' U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2011 Design Focused on Sustainability
    DOE Offers $170 Million for Solar Energy Technologies
    Department of Energy Offers $2.1 Billion Conditional Commitment Loan Guarantee to Support California Solar Thermal Power Plant
    Secretary Chu Announces $130 Million for Advanced Research Projects
    Ohio State University Readies for its Encore at the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2011
    California CSP Plant Gets $2.1 Billion DOE Loan Guarantee
    DOE Offers $130 Million for Advanced Research Projects
    Middlebury Students Practice 'Self-Reliance' with U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2011 House

    May

    Team New Jersey's Beach House Approaches Sustainable Design from Different Angle
    25 Cities Meet to Discuss How to Bring More Solar to Market
    Department of Energy Offers $90.6 Million Conditional Commitment Loan Guarantee to Support Colorado Solar Generating Facility
    DOE Offers $90.6 Million Loan Guarantee for Colorado Solar Facility
    New Rules Facilitate Renewable Energy Development on Public Land
    Purdue's IN Home Rallies for the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2011
    DOE Funds U.S.-India Joint Clean Energy Research and Development Center
    CHIP House Takes Design to Different Heights in U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2011
    Vice President Names First DOE 'Top Energy Innovator'
    DOE Offers Loan Guarantee for Solar Generation Project in Nevada

    June

    ARPA-E, Stanford University Explore Hows and Whys of Energy Use
    DOE Announces $27 Million to Reduce Costs of Solar Energy Projects, Streamline Permitting and Installations
    U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2011 House Design Places People, Outdoors at its Heart
    DOE Offers $27 Million to Reduce Costs of Solar Energy Projects
    DOE Offers Conditional Loan Guarantee to Solar Project in Nevada
    Unleashing Rooftop Solar Energy through More Efficient Government
    Team Canada Returns to DOE's Solar Decathlon with First Nation Values in Mind
    DOE Offers $2 Billion in Conditional Loan Guarantee Commitments for Two California Concentrating Solar Power Plants
    Belgium's Ghent University Prepares their E-Cube for U.S. Department of Energy's Solar Decathlon 2011
    DOE Offers $2 Billion Loan Guarantees for Concentrating Solar Power Plants
    DOE Offers Support for Innovative Manufacturing Plant That Will Produce High Quality Solar Silicon at Low Cost
    DOE Offers $150 Million Conditional Commitment for a Loan Guarantee to Support Breakthrough Solar Manufacturing Process
    U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon's Team China Transforms Shipping Containers into Solar-Powered House
    Department of Energy Commits Support for Landmark Rooftop Solar Project
    Innovative Solar Manufacturing Gets DOE Support
    DOE Offers $359 Million Loan Guarantee for Photovoltaic Solar Power Plant
    DOE Supports Landmark Rooftop Solar Project
    Efficiency, Renewable Energy Projects Win 11 R&D 100 Awards

    July

    DOE Offers $4.5 Billion in Loan Guarantees for Three Solar Power Plants
    Team Florida Takes "Sunshine State" Moniker Seriously
    Interior Department Approves Four Major Renewable Energy Projects
    Team Massachusetts Brings a Fourth Dimension to the Solar Decathlon
    Award-Winning Solar Silicon Ink Supported by SunShot's PV Incubator
    Where to Build in New York City? Team New York Looks Up

    August

    Department of Energy Considers New Venue for Solar Decathlon 2013
    Department of Energy to Invest $50 Million to Advance Domestic Solar Manufacturing Market, Achieve SunShot Goal
    Department of Energy to Invest $50 Million to Advance Domestic Solar Manufacturing Market, Achieve SunShot Goal
    Solar Startup to Create 250 Jobs in North Carolina
    DOE Investing $50 Million to Advance Domestic Solar Manufacturing Market
    DOE Considers New Venue for Solar Decathlon 2013
    Department of Energy Finalizes a $967 Million Loan Guarantee to Support the Agua Caliente Solar Project
    A Solar Re-Skin at FedEx Field
    Arizona Solar Project Gets a $967 Million DOE Loan Guarantee
    A U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2011 Entry for Historic Norfolk
    Interior Department OKs 550 Megawatt Solar Project in California
    DOE Finalizes $197 Million Loan Guarantee for Solar Manufacturing Facilities
    Solar Decathlon Team Leading the Way toward Sustainable Living Even in Disasters
    Solar Decathlon Entry Uses iPad to Monitor Home
    Kennebec Valley Community College's State-of-the-Art Solar Lab
    Interior Approves Transmission for California Solar Project
    DOE Finalizes $852 Million Loan Guarantee for California Solar Plant

    September

    Department of Energy Awards More Than $145 Million for Advanced Solar Technologies
    ASES National Solar Tour Shines on
    DOE Awards More Than $145 Million for Advanced Solar Technologies
    California Solar Power Plant Backed by $1.2 Billion DOE Loan Guarantee
    DOE Finalizes $90.6 Million Loan Guarantee for Colorado Solar Project
    Solar Manufacturer Gets $150 Million DOE Loan Guarantee
    Rooftop Solar Power for U.S. Military Housing Supported by DOE
    U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2011 Set to Begin
    Installed Cost of Solar PV Systems in the U.S. Declined: DOE Lab Report
    University Teams to Showcase Affordable, Energy Efficient Living in U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2011
    U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2011 Underway

    October

    DOE Finalizes Seven Loan Guarantees Covering Solar, Bioenergy Projects
    DOE Awards $156 Million for Groundbreaking Energy Research Projects
    Maryland Tops U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2011
    A Barn Raising for the 21st Century
    SunShot Success: GE to Make PrimeStar Solar Panels at New Colorado Plant
    Department of Energy to Invest $60 Million to Develop Innovative Concentrating Solar Power Technologies
    DOE Issues Report on Financing Solar Photovoltaic Systems for Schools
    Clean Energy Project Investments Mark Strong Quarter: Report
    Partnering with National Labs Brings Cutting-Edge Technology to Market

    November

    Solar for St. Paul
    Interior Releases Updated Roadmap for Solar Energy Development
    U.S. Solar Jobs Census Finds Solar Employment Soars: Report
    Energy Department Announces $7 Million to Reduce Non-Hardware Costs of Solar Energy Systems
    California Passes 1 Gigawatt Rooftop Solar Milestone: Study
    DOE's $7 Million to Help Trim 'Soft' Costs of Solar Energy Systems
    DOD Picks 2012 Energy Technology Installation Demos
    National Laboratory 'Flips Switch' on East Coast's Largest Solar Array

    December

    DOE Awards $12 Million to Spur Rapid Adoption of Solar Energy with the Rooftop Solar Challenge
    DOE Awards $12 Million in the Rooftop Solar Challenge