The Department of Energy has made a conditional loan guarantee of $967 million to NRG Energy for their 290 megawatt Agua Caliente solar project in Arizona. NRG has a 25 year purchase power agreement with PG&E. Based in Princeton, NJ, NRG has career openings throughout the U.S.
Three biofuels companies are getting loan guaranties from US governmental agencies The USDA will make a $250 million loan guarantee to Coskata, and $80 million to Enerkem. The DOE will make a loan guarantee of $241 million to Diamond Green Diesel (a joint venture between Valero and Darling International).
Based in San Francisco, CA, Scientific Conservation has received $15.7 million from venture capitalists. Scientific Conservation uses software as service to monitor energy consumption of commercial and governmental buildings in real time and use that data to predict the buildings energy use in the future.