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Subsidizing solar

Renewable energy received the majority of federal subsidies awarded to the energy industry in fiscal 2010. A half-dozen large-scale solar energy projects in California received Department of Energy funding. Five are in Southern California.

Southern California solar projects | What they got | Energy industry subsidies | Price of solar

A sixth solar energy project, California Valley Solar Ranch in San Luis Obispo, is not shown:

The five solar projects on our map, and a sixth in San Luis Obispo, received a total of $7 billion dollars in federal subsidies in 2010:

In fiscal 2010, the Department of Energy offered subsidies to an array of energy companies to encourage domestic energy production:

Wholesale cost per megawatt hour from current conventional energy sources and predicted cost for Ivanpah:


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