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GOODCo Finalists: Two Renewable Energy Companies Innovating With Public Help

These clean energy GOOD Company Finalists, Abound Solar and Brookfield Renewable Power, are making strides thanks in part to public sector financing.


The failure of Solyndra, a solar energy firm partly financed by the government, has raised questions about public investment in clean energy. The story so far is that the Department of Energy program that funded Solyndra seems to be functioning effectively, and that the firm’s failure is part of the losses you’d expect of any effort to support next-generation technologies.

We thought we’d take a closer look at the kinds of companies that benefit from DOE loan supports. This week’s GOOD Company finalists specialize in next-generation renewable energy, with financing from the same program that invested in Solyndra.

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