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February Top Ten Players in Green Energy

Green Energy Reporter’s ranking of the top ten players in green energy for the month of February is out! Our top-ten list is based on the players influence over green energy policy and their ability to move the debate. 1: Bloom Energy Whoa! What a launch. The rollout of Bloom Energy’s Bloom Box will likely…

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This Week In Green Energy: When Solar and Nuclear Meet

In a cash-constrained world, this week’s acquisition of solar developer Ausra by Areva (the French government-backed maker of nuclear reactors) makes sense.� We could see similar deals as small clean energy companies with big ideas and small balance sheets turn to large companies with stronger balance sheets. Over the past decade, Areva, led by CEO…

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Exclusive: Greentech Capital Advises Ausra on Acquisition by Areva

Solar thermal power developer Ausra tapped Greentech Capital Advisors as its financial advisor in its acquisition yesterday by Areva, the Paris-based company best known as a maker of nuclear reactors. Areva was advised by Deutsche Bank.

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Nuclear Reactor Maker Areva Acquires Ausra

Areva, one of the world’s largest maker of�nuclear reactors,�has acquired Mountain View, Calif., -based solar-thermal equipment maker Ausra, which had been on the auction block, talking to potential buyers�at least sine November. Paris-based Areva and Ausra did not disclose financial or other terms of the deal.

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Ausra Co-Founder Joins San Francisco Solar Tech Company

John O�Donnell, a co-founder of solar power developer Ausra, has joined GlassPoint Solar, a provider of solar thermal technology, as vice president of business development. San Francisco-based GlassPoint manufactures Concentrating Solar Process (CSP) systems that tap solar heat that drive steam turbines, which instead of generating electricity, produce heat for large-scale manufacturing process. O’Donnell tells…

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