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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Solar Projects: DOE Section 1705 Loan Guarantees

Phillip Brown
Analyst in Energy Policy

Since Solyndra, a solar system manufacturing company that received a $535 million loan guarantee from the Department of Energy (DOE), filed for bankruptcy in September of 2011 there has been much congressional interest in better understanding the characteristics of renewable energy projects, specifically solar projects, that have received DOE loan guarantees. The objective of this report is to provide Congress with insight regarding solar projects supported by DOE’s loan guarantee program, the risk characteristics of these projects, and how other DOE loan guarantee projects are either similar to or different from the Solyndra solar manufacturing project.

Date of Report: October 2
5, 2011
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Order Number: R420
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