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See how LPO's portfolio is powering American homes with clean energy, manufacturing fuel-efficient light-duty vehicles, creating good jobs, and preventing carbon dioxide emissions.



Powering New Markets: Energy Storage Poised for Growth

Between 2010 and 2011, LPO financed five of the world’s largest concentrating solar power (CSP) projects. By integrating thermal energy storage, two of these projects brought the first utility-scale “nighttime solar” to the U.S.  The lessons learned from these projects will help provide valuable insights in how to finance, construct, and operate the technology at commercial scale. See the full report here.

With $8 billion in loans and commitments to projects that have supported the production of more than 4 million fuel-effi­cient cars and more than 35,000 direct jobs across eight states, LPO's Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing (ATVM) loan program has played a key role in helping the American auto industry propel the resurgence of manufacturing in the United States.  Read the full report here.


Financing Innovation to Address Climate Change Report 

LPO is helping address the global challenge of climate change by providing critical financing needed to deploy some of the world’s largest and most innovative clean energy and advanced technology vehicles manufacturing projects, preventing more than 25 million metric tons of CO2 emissions to date.  Read more on Executive Director Mark McCall’s blog post and see the full report here.


Utility-Scale Photovoltaic Solar Markets Report

In 2011, LPO issued loan guarantees to the first 5 PV projects larger than 100 MW in the United States.  Since 2011, an additional 17 PV projects larger than 100 MW have been financed without DOE loan guarantees.  Read more on Executive Director Peter Davidson’s blog post or see the full report here.

LPO_Financial-Performance-Report_Thumbnail_180.pngLPO Loan Portfolio Financial Performance Report

As of September 2014, more than $810 million of interest has been earned and losses on the portfolio represent approximately 2% of LPO’s total loan and loan guarantee commitments. For more information on LPO’s financial performance, see Executive Director Peter Davidson’s blog post or read the full report here.