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The Week in Green Energy: The Bankable Project

It’s a good news/bad news scenario right now for renewable project developers. Banks are finally funding projects, but accessing that cash is difficult. Banks are requiring a signed, long-term power purchase agreement with a large utility and a cash-rich, A-rated blue-chip backer. Fulfill these two requirements and bankers will crack open the vault! It’s a…

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BrightSource CEO John Woolard: We “understand what it takes” to build major projects like Ivanpah

BrightSource Energy is close to winning approval for its Ivanpah project. CEO John Woolard talked to G.E.R. about the regulatory challenges.

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SunPower To Supply $875M Southern California Edison PV Project

SunPower, the San Jose, Calif., solar panel maker, scored a big contract yesterday to supply up to 200 megawatts of solar panels to be installed on rooftops of commercial buildings across the service area of power utility, Southern California Edison (SCE).

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California utilities most active users of solar-generated electricity

A report released today by the Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA) ranks San Francisco’s Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) as the nation’s most solar-integrated utility. The report is based on survey results of 92 utilities. Southern California Edison (SCE) and San Diego Gas & Electric ranked second and third behind PG&E in SEPA’s latest 2008…

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