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DOE finalizes Abengoa Solar's $1.45 billion loan guarantee

With the loan guarantee, the company can start construction on its 250-megawatt Gila Bend plant, which will be big enough to power at least 75,000 homes.

By December 23, 2010


Spain plugs in largest solar-tower power plant

Abengoa Solar, a company focused on renewable energy technology, says that its second solar tower near Seville generates 20 megawatts of electricity.

By April 28, 2009


DOE sets aside $2 billion for concentrated solar

Conditional loan guarantees offered to two key solar projects in California.

By June 15, 2011


DOE funds to stretch solar power via salt storage

Department of Energy will spend $62 million on projects designed to increase the output of concentrating solar power systems by adding hours of heat storage.

By May 10, 2010


Obama commits billions to solar firms

Under pressure to spur job growth, president says two solar energy companies will get nearly $2 billion in U.S. loan guarantees to create as many as 5,000 green jobs.

By July 4, 2010


Solar thermal seeks U.S. breakthrough

The new technology could move the United States away from its dependence on fossil fuels--if it can overcome the high price tag for the massive plants needed.

By July 29, 2010


Low-cost solar PV claims solar thermal victim

Germany's Solar Millennium, which develops utility-scale solar thermal projects, begins insolvency proceedings as a solar industry shakeout spreads.

By December 21, 2011


U.S. unlikely to hit advanced biofuel goal, study says

National Research Council says that without "major technological innovation or policy changes" long-term targets for cellulosic biofuels are not likely to be met.

By October 5, 2011


Green news harvest: 'Green bricks,' big solar deals

Car and Driver's fuel-saving technology list; Philippe Starck's home wind turbine; ReCellular raises funds for phone recycling; more on the clean-tech bubble discussion.

By August 8, 2008


Road Trip Pic of the Day, 7/5: What is this?

Here's the BMW 650i Coupe that CNET reporter Daniel Terdiman is driving on Road Trip 2012. But what's it parked in front of? If you know, you could win a prize in the Picture of the Day contest.

By July 5, 2012