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Desert Sunlight, Another 550MW Solar Farm From First Solar, Now Fully Operational

January 16, 2015 by Eric Wesoff
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Yet another half-gigawatt solar power project is coming on-line in California. Late last year, the 550-megawatt capacity Topaz Solar project achieved full commercial operation. And now Topaz has to share the crown with First Solar's 550-megawatt Desert Sunlight project in Riverside, California.[read more]

Untapped Incentives for Energy Efficiency Projects

December 24, 2014 by EDF Energy Exchange

Energy Project Incentives and Support

As an EDF Climate Corps fellow back in 2013, one task that was of particular interest to me was figuring out how to help my host organization fund, in whole or in part, its efficiency upgrades. In my research, the most unique funding source I found was the energy efficiency forward capacity market.[read more]

Nearly $1 Billion Available for PACE Projects in 2014

December 23, 2014 by Katherine Tweed

PACE Project Funding

PACE programs for both residential and commercial sectors are booming in 2014, with much more growth to come in 2015. California has completed about $500 million in residential PACE projects for around 25,000 homes, according to PACENow, a nonprofit that promotes the PACE concept.[read more]

Beyond the Bank: A New Peer-to-Peer Financing Model Connects Investors to Projects

June 29, 2014 by Stephen Lacey

Financing activity in solar is showing no sign of slowing down. It seems every week new YieldCos are being formed, more banks are establishing funds for loan products and entirely new investment platforms are created. Open Energy Group is the latest example of the latter.[read more]

EDF Renewable Energy Dedicate 143 MW Californian Solar Energy Project

October 4, 2013 by Joshua Hill
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Solar Energy Projects

French energy giant EDF Renewable Energy have inaugurated their latest project, the 143 MW Catalina Solar project located near Kern County in California, US, the company’s largest utility-scale solar PV project currently installed.[read more]

Financing Kicks Off for New York’s $1B Green Bank

September 17, 2013 by Katherine Tweed

Governor Andrew Cuomo just announced $165 million financing for New York State’s $1 billion Green Bank. Once the initial funds are approved by the public service commission, the Green Bank will look for private sector financing to join the bank to fund clean energy projects.[read more]