First Solar says its 550-megawatt Topaz solar project, in line for $1.93 billion in DOE loan backing, can’t meet federal government requirements in time, and is out.
Instead of using a federal loan guarantee to open a silicon plant in Ohio, Calisolar gets a $75 million state package and will locate in Mississippi.
The Obama administration finalizes a $90.6 million loan guarantee for what will become the largest concentrating photovoltaic solar plant ever, at 30 megawatts.
The Obama administration says a Washington Post story is “incomplete and inaccurate” in citing paltry job creation from a DOE loan-guarantee program.
The administration finalizes a $150 million loan guarantee for a company that “could drive down manufacturing costs and make American solar more competitive.”
The Obama administration finalizes a $1.2 billion loan guarantee for Abengoa’s Mojave solar plant, which will use concentrating solar technology and parabolic troughs.
The Export-Import Bank of the United States backs $455 million loans for Canadian solar projects that will use U.S.-manufactured products.