The Obama regime is pretty handy at spending our money to create jobs in other countries. Look at Evergreen Solar for evidence.
(CNSNews.com) – The U.S. Export-Import Bank, an independent agency of the federal government, says that it has $500 million in loans in the “pipeline” to fund new solar energy projects—in India.
The $500 million in new loans will come on top of $75 million in financing that the Export-Import Bank has already provided this year for solar power projects in India.
“In fiscal year 2011 to date, the Bank has approved financing totaling approximately $75 million for four solar projects in India,” the bank said in a July 18 press release. “The Bank also has about $500 million of India solar projects in the pipeline that will generate an estimated 315 MW of solar power.”
While in India last month, Export-Import Bank Chairman Fred Hochberg, an Obama appointee, announced two of the new solar projects the U.S.-government bank will be financing.
“In New Delhi, Hochberg announced authorizations totaling more than $25 million for two separate solar transactions,” the Export-Import Bank said in a July 19 statement. ”Ex-Im Bank is providing a $16 million, 16.5-year loan to Azure Power Rajasthan Pvt. Ltd. to purchase thin-film solar modules from First Solar Inc. in Tempe, Ariz, for the construction of a five-MW solar photovoltaic plant in the state of Rajasthan.
“Additionally,” the statement said, “Ex-Im Bank authorized a $9.2 million, 18-year loan for thin-film solar modules from Abound Solar Inc. in Loveland, Colo., to Punj Lloyd Solar Power Ltd. for the construction of a five- MW photovoltaic solar power plant in Rajasthan.”
Ex-Im Bank is providing a $16 million loan to support exports of thin-film solar modules from First Solar Inc. in Tempe, Ariz. (manufacturing center in Perrysburg, Ohio) to the Azure Power five-MW solar project in the state of Rajasthan, India. First Solar exported its solar modules to a similar project in the state of Gujarat (pictured above), which also received Ex-Im financing.