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News Archives - 2011

January

DOE Intends to Fund $50 Million in Cost-Competitive Solar Energy Technologies
DOE Finalizes Two Loan Guarantees for Giant Renewable Projects
DOE and DOI Propose Solar Energy Zones in Six Western States
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 Invests $7 Million in the PV Solar Incubator Program to Support Emerging Solar Technologies
DOE Pursues SunShot Initiative to Achieve Cost Competitive Solar Energy by 2020
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, Masdar to Test Solar PV Coating Technologies
DOE, Interior Department Announce New Solar Decathlon Site
DOE, Defense Department Boost Clean Energy and Energy Security
Department of Energy Announces New Funding to Support the Next Generation of American Scientists and Engineers
Obama Administration Announces Launch of i6 Green Challenge to Promote Clean Energy Innovation and Economic Growth
DOE Helps Launch the Multi-Agency i6 Green Challenge for Commercialization
DOE Fellowships to Support the Next Generation of Clean Energy Innovators
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
Miami Students' U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2011 Design Focused on Sustainability
DOE Offers $170 Million for Solar Energy Technologies
DOE Finalizes $1.6 Billion Solar Loan Guarantee, Offers another $1.1 Billion PV Loan Guarantee
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
California CSP Plant Gets $2.1 Billion DOE Loan Guarantee
Ohio State University Readies for its Encore at the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2011
DOE Offers $130 Million for Advanced Research Projects
Middlebury Students Practice 'Self-Reliance' with U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2011 House

May

25 Cities Meet to Discuss How to Bring More Solar to Market
Team New Jersey's Beach House Approaches Sustainable Design from Different Angle
Department of Energy Offers $90.6 Million Conditional Commitment Loan Guarantee to Support Colorado Solar Generating 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 Offers $90.6 Million Loan Guarantee for Colorado Solar Facility
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
DOE Offers Loan Guarantee for Solar Generation Project in Nevada
Vice President Names First DOE 'Top Energy Innovator'

June

ARPA-E, Stanford University Explore Hows and Whys of Energy Use
U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2011 House Design Places People, Outdoors at its Heart
DOE Announces $27 Million to Reduce Costs of Solar Energy Projects, Streamline Permitting and Installations
DOE Offers Conditional Loan Guarantee to Solar Project in Nevada
DOE Offers $27 Million to Reduce Costs of Solar Energy Projects
Team Canada Returns to DOE's Solar Decathlon with First Nation Values in Mind
Unleashing Rooftop Solar Energy through More Efficient Government
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
Department of Energy Commits Support for Landmark Rooftop Solar Project
DOE Offers $359 Million Loan Guarantee for Photovoltaic Solar Power Plant
Innovative Solar Manufacturing Gets DOE Support
U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon's Team China Transforms Shipping Containers into Solar-Powered House
Efficiency, Renewable Energy Projects Win 11 R&D 100 Awards
DOE Supports Landmark Rooftop Solar Project

July

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

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
DOE Investing $50 Million to Advance Domestic Solar Manufacturing Market
DOE Considers New Venue for Solar Decathlon 2013
Solar Startup to Create 250 Jobs in North Carolina
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
Solar Decathlon Team Leading the Way toward Sustainable Living Even in Disasters
DOE Finalizes $197 Million Loan Guarantee for Solar Manufacturing Facilities
DOE Finalizes $852 Million Loan Guarantee for California Solar Plant
Kennebec Valley Community College's State-of-the-Art Solar Lab
Solar Decathlon Entry Uses iPad to Monitor Home
Interior Approves Transmission for California Solar Project

September

Department of Energy Awards More Than $145 Million for Advanced Solar Technologies
DOE Awards More Than $145 Million for Advanced Solar Technologies
ASES National Solar Tour Shines on
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
Clean Energy Project Investments Mark Strong Quarter: Report
Partnering with National Labs Brings Cutting-Edge Technology to Market
DOE Issues Report on Financing Solar Photovoltaic Systems for Schools

November

Interior Releases Updated Roadmap for Solar Energy Development
Solar for St. Paul
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