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SolarReserve To Wrapup Permitting For 100 MW Nevada Power Plant

SolarReserve, the Santa Monica, Calif., utility-scale solar thermal power developer, says it expects its $550 million, 100-megawatts Tonopah Solar Energy project to be fully permitted by the end of the year. The project is being developed on federal land in Nevada. CEO Kevin Smith says it’s talking to project finance banks, which he declined to…

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Exclusive: Details Emerge on Financing of SolarReserve Utility-Scale Power Projects

SolarReserve, a developer of utility-scale solar thermal power projects based in Santa Monica, Calif., is planning to tap public and private money to finance the development of two new projects, each backed by recently signed long-term power purchase agreements (PPAs).

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Sempra expands Nevada solar farm

Sempra Generation, the clean energy subsidiary of San Diego-based Sempra Generation, said yesterday that it will add a 48- megawatt expansion to its Copper Mountain solar power facility, which is located in Boulder City, Nev., 40 miles (64 kilometers) southeast of Las Vegas. Once fully operational in 2010 the thin-film solar power station will generate…

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In and around the green

Panel approves green energy bills (AP via San Jose Mercury News) Illinois carbon capture project moves forward (PennEnergy) New Kansas law aims to attract green energy firms (AP via Forbes) Michigan financiers plans to green Detroit (GreenBiz.com) Wind industry banks on tax credit (The Des Moines Register) Wind officially employs more than coal industry (EcoGeek.org)…

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In and around the green

E.U. carbon trading system shows signs of working (The New York Times) Cap-and-trade: The experience down under (Climate Feedback via Nature) A letter to the President on a national clean-energy smart grid (Center for American Progress) Google shows alternative energy firms the way (San Francisco Chronicle) Nevada Assembly Democrats seek tax on renewable energy (Reno…

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