In his recent State of the Union address, President Obama pledged to support efforts to generate 80% of the nation’s electricity from clean sources by 2035. Days before his speech, the U.S. Energy Dept. offered two conditional loan guarantees—one for a solar farm in Arizona, the other for a renewable diesel facility in Louisiana—that will help achieve Obama’s goal and diversify the nation’s fuel mix. Photo: Courtesy Of First Solar Sarnia, Ontario’s 80-MW plant is currently the world’s largest operating PV solar plant. Photo: Courtesy of First Solar First Solar’s 21-MW project in Blythe, Calif. On Jan. 21, DOE awarded
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