BrightSource Applies to Build Two More Solar Thermal Plants in California


BrightSource Energy keeps plunging forward with its solar ambitions! BrightSource Energy may well be one of the most indefatigable companies on earth. After 20 years of solar dormancy brought about by cheap oil prices, what was once Luz International rose from the ashes to pursue development of the world’s largest solar thermal plant in California. […]

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BrightSource Energy’s Earth Day Public Debut


BrightSource vs. the desert tortoise. Is BSE too big to fail? Shortly after Google announced its largest investment to date in BrightSource Energy’s gargantuan solar thermal project, the Californian company filed its first $250 million public offering on Earth Day. Forbes calls this an initial test of the market’s appetite for utility-scale solar energy. A […]

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Google’s Largest Investment Goes To BrightSource Energy

Google Invests $168 million in BrightSource Energy’s Ivanpah Solar Energy Generating System Google has announced that it will invest $168 million in BrightSource Energy’s Solar Energy Generating System in the Mohave desert. Following a series of fits and starts dictated by the energy politics du jour, the world’s largest solar power plant finally broke ground […]

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Israel Cleantech Intelligence: BrightSource and 8 More Headlines


SolarEdge in England, fish farming, the pros and cons of desalination, and more headlines related to Israeli cleantech and the environment. This past week BrightSource Energy joined the competition for contracts in Greece which must comply with EU guidelines for renewable energy usage. Some army bases and municipalities in Israel are set to install solar […]

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BrightSource, Alstom Partner on Solar Thermal


BrightSource Energy is expected to go public in 2011. Israeli solar energy company BrightSource Energy and French power company Alstom have partnered to build solar thermal power plants throughout the Mediterranean and in Africa. The plants will use BrightSource’s solution that relies on thousands of mirrors all focused on a central tower with a water […]

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BrightSource & Solar Millennium Accused of Building on Sacred Indian Sites


Will your solar energy be haunted? We pushed and pushed, and finally got what we asked for: non carbon-based energy. After years of weaving through red tape, the Israeli company BrightSource Energy finally received the go ahead to build the world’s largest Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) plant in the California desert. When it is completed, […]

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California Desert Tortoises Will Be Relocated To Make Room For BrightSource Energy Plant


The California Energy Commission ruled that climate change and energy needs are more important than plants and tortoises. Confronting the joint need to protect biodiversity while expanding alternative energy projects, after three years of deliberation, a fourth BrightSource Energy Concentrated Solar Power Plant was approved by California’s Energy Commission. Impeding approval of the Israeli company’s […]

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