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  1. EDITORIAL: Ivanpah finally shinesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 18 | The Press-Enterprise

    ... bats and birds than anything else. On top of all that, the solar plant, owned by NRG Energy, Google and BrightSource Energy, was built with billions of dollars in taxpayer subsidies. The project received $1.6 billion in loan guarantees from the ...

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  2. Ivanpah solar plant taking to long to live up to its promiseRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 18 | LA Daily News

    ... bats and birds than anything else. On top of all that, the solar plant, owned by NRG Energy, Google, and BrightSource Energy, was built with billions of dollars in taxpayer subsidies. The project received $1.6 billion in loan guarantees from the ...

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  3. Several key Rothenberg Ventures employees have left the firmRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 17 | TechCrunch

    ... Asia-Pacific Region and appears to have left this month; and Catherine Johnson, a former SVP of HR at BrightSource Energy who joined Rothenberg Ventures this spring, only to leave three months later in June. Neither Liao or Johnson has returned a ...

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  4. THE 250-METER-HIGH Ashalim Solar tower, now under construction south of Beersheba.Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 11, 2016 | Jerusalem Post

    ... Solar Power Ltd., a consortium made up of NOY Infrastructure & Energy Investment Fund (49.9% ownership), BrightSource Energy (25.05%) and General Electric (25.05%). GE is responsible for the engineering, procurement and construction aspect while ...

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  5. Saudi power firm ACWA eyes South African projects despite currency concernsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 9, 2016 | AME Info

    ... and the 125 MW Solis 1 thermal solar plant in Northern Cape province, where it is partnered with BrightSource Energy . Should they be awarded to ACWA, the firm hopes to close the financing to back the $1 billion Solis 1 plant by the end of the year, ...

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  6. Mirrors Briefly Set Solar Power Plant On Fire In MojaveRead the original story w/Photo

    May 20, 2016 | SocalTECH.com

    Mis-aligned mirrors at a solar power plant in the Mojave desert caused a brief fire, resulting in lost output from the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System . The solar power plant--run by NRG Energy and Brightsource Energy--apparently reported a fire around 9:30 a.m. on Thursday.

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  7. ViZn Energy Bolsters Board of Directors and Advisory Board With Kent Williams and Joshua Bar-LevRead the original story w/Photo

    May 18, 2016 | Market Wire

    ... of our safe and versatile battery technology." Bar-Lev was the vice president of regulatory affairs for BrightSource Energy (builder of utility-scale solar power plants) from its startup in 2004 until he retired in May 2011. He was responsible for ...

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  8. Solar power investments don't pay offRead the original story w/Photo

    May 3, 2016 | Newsday

    ... solar developers determined they would probably not meet the deadline and withdrew from their projects. BrightSource Energy, the company that also runs the controversial Ivanpah solar plant, canceled a utility-scale solar farm planned for California ... 1 comment

  9. NRG says massive California solar plant now on pace to meet goalRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 29, 2016 | Contra Costa Times

    The operator of a massive U.S. government-backed solar project in California that fell short of production targets says the facility more than doubled its output last month, putting it on pace to meet its obligations to Pacific Gas and Electric. The Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System, the world's biggest solar-thermal power plant, generated 67,300 megawatt- hours electricity in February, up from about 30,300 a year earlier, according to NRG Energy, which operates the faculty and co-owns it with BrightSource Energy and Alphabet's Google.

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  10. NRG says massive California solar plant now on pace to meet goalRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 29, 2016 | San Jose Mercury News

    The operator of a massive U.S. government-backed solar project in California that fell short of production targets says the facility more than doubled its output last month, putting it on pace to meet its obligations to Pacific Gas and Electric. The Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System, the world's biggest solar-thermal power plant, generated 67,300 megawatt- hours electricity in February, up from about 30,300 a year earlier, according to NRG Energy, which operates the faculty and co-owns it with BrightSource Energy and Alphabet's Google.

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  11. EDITORIAL: Solar flame-out at IvanpahRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 25, 2016 | Las Vegas Review Journal

    ... As reported by the Wall Street Journal's Cassandra Sweet earlier this month, the Ivanpah plant, owned by BrightSource Energy, isn't producing the power it is contractually required to deliver to Pacific Gas and Electric. Ms. Sweet noted that in ...

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  12. BrightSource Launches Next Generation Solar Field TechnologiesRead the original story

    Mar 21, 2016 | PressReleasePoint

    New Technologies Deployed at Israel's Ashalim Solar Thermal Power Station Reduce Costs, Accelerate Construction Schedule and Increase Energy Production March 21, 2016 - BrightSource Energy, Inc. , a leading concentrating solar power technology company today announced advanced solar field technologies currently being deployed at the 121 megawatt Ashalim Solar Thermal Power Station located in Israel's Negev Desert. The fourth generation of BrightSource's solar field technologies features improvements to the heliostats, solar field communications network and solar field control system.

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  13. Massive California solar plant gets more time to avoid defaultRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 17, 2016 | Contra Costa Times

    ... Mojave Desert pay the utility for shortfalls in generation. Ivanpah is owned by NRG Energy Inc., BrightSource Energy and Alphabet's Google, and operated by NRG. "Production levels have been below the guaranteed energy" required in agreements the ...

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  14. CH2M Wins 4 Business Achievement Awards For Work In The Environmental And Climate Change IndustriesRead the original story

    Mar 10, 2016 | Water Online

    ... Permitting For environmental permitting of the Ivanpah solar project in California for project developer BrightSource Energy. This was both the first solar power plant of its kind to be permitted, and also the largest in the world. Technology Merit: ...

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  15. World's Tallest Solar Tower Take Shape in IsraelRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 10, 2016 | Triple Pundit

    ... 1,000 degrees Fahrenheit to convert a fluid to steam, which turns a turbine generator to produce energy. Brightsource Energy technology was also used in 2013 in a three-tower project in Ivanpah, California. There was public outcry at that time over ...

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  16. Solar tower poised to energize marketRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 15, 2016 | Reuters

    ... but Megalim says it is working to further reduce costs. Shareholders including power tower pioneer Brightsource Energy as well as General Electric, which will provide the turbine, want to build more such towers around the world. "We're making ... 1 comment

  17. Hancock solar panels no threat to birdsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 5, 2015 | Manchester Journal

    ... smoke plume that comes from birds that ignite in midair. Federal wildlife investigators who visited the BrightSource Energy plant (near the California-Nevada border) last year and watched as birds burned and fell, reporting an average of one ...

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  18. Hancock solar panels no threat to birdsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 6, 2015 | Manchester Journal

    ... smoke plume that comes from birds that ignite in midair. Federal wildlife investigators who visited the BrightSource Energy plant (near the California-Nevada border) last year and watched as birds burned and fell, reporting an average of one ...

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  19. It's not easy being green: Ivanpah solar plant near Nevada burns a...Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 21, 2015 | The Orange County Register

    ... David Knox, a spokesman for NRG Energy, which runs the facility. The plant, developed by Oakland-based BrightSource Energy, was approved in 2010 amid questions about its cost to taxpayers and the facility's impact on the desert environment. The U.S. ...

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  20. EDITORIAL: Ivanpah a 'clean energy' bait-and-switchRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 20, 2015 | The Press-Enterprise

    Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System opened in February 2014 on roughly 5.6 square miles of mostly undisturbed public land in the Mojave Desert. By now, plant owner BrightSource Energy promised, Ivanpah would be reducing carbon dioxide emissions by more than 400,000 tons a year, the equivalent of taking more than 70,000 vehicles off the road.

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