The 150-megawatt Mesquite Solar 1 power plant, backed by a U.S. loan guarantee, is online and generating clean power for thousands of homes.
House Republicans hold a hearing on the Abound Solar loan guarantee failure, and China becomes a hot topic of conversation.
With the program deadline looming, the Energy Department announces a $337 million loan guarantee to help build Sempra’s Mesquite Solar 1 plant is good to go.
The DOE has announced a conditional commitment for a $359.1 million loan guarantee to support the construction of the Mesquite Solar 1 project.
Sempra Generation’s power-purchase contract with PG&E is approved and now the company is ready to begin construction on the massive Mesquite Solar 1 facility.
Suntech says it won the contract to supply solar panels for the 150-MW Mesquite power plant, but most will be made in China, not at its new Arizona facility.
Sempra Generation, while selling 150 MW of solar power to a utility, says its Mesquite Solar project has enough space to build out to a 600 MW capacity.