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  • Cash-strapped LDK Solar (LDK +8.8%) jumps after scoring a $69.8M loan from China Development Bank to finance an upgrade to a polysilicon plant. The news comes a week after LDK announced it's selling a 12.1% stake to peer Funai Investment. Meanwhile, Suntech (STP +4.4%) announces it has completed a 3.5MW Saudi project, and First Solar (FSLR +0.1%) discloses it has bought a 50MW project based in Luna County, NM and set to be finished in 2014. [View news story]
    Is there any possible way to obtain "little things" such as:
    A. Cost to construct the 50MW facility.
    B. Expected actual annual output from same.
    C. Price per MWH to be paid by El Paso Power.
    Feb 1 08:31 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • First Solar Management Discusses Q3 2012 Results - Earnings Call Transcript [View article]
    Would the "grid stability" capabilities also be useful to wind-powered facilities?
    Nov 2 02:22 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • First Solar Viable Choice For Short Or Long Term [View article]
    retired from data processing . .
    Nov 1 08:02 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • First Solar Viable Choice For Short Or Long Term [View article]
    Specifically why was it better to install solar, as opposed to wind, at Greenough river? Solar costs some $5/watt; wind--extrapolating from Shepherd's flats--costs more like $2/watt.

    Appears that output is going to support desalinization; unreliability is not a major concern.
    Nov 1 08:01 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Dirty Truth About Clean Energy [View article]
    What is known about the value of solar installations--either thermal or PV--in reducing air-conditioning load below large roof areas?

    It "seems logical" that, if we convert at least some received solar energy to electricity, that its heating effect upon occupied spaces below the roof would be decreased.
    May 4 11:09 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment