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Solar Thermal generated electricity – Future dominating technology?

Solar Thermal Technologies What dominating technology will play the largest part in the solution of providing clean energy in the future? Well the answer is that it stands between a handful of technologies where large scale or utility scale solar thermal generated electricity …

BrightSource Energy Targets 2011 IPO

BrightSource Energy, the California developer of Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) plants, is eyeing an initial public offering in 2011. However, before hiring any underwriters, BrightSource will work hard to prove to potential investors that its technology works, writes Reuters, which first reported the …

Exclusive: Google Eyes Development of CSP Solar Project – UPDATE

Google has is reportedly secured land considering developing a solar power demonstration project in Southern California.

Exclusive: Google Hires Leading Cleantech Scientist To Boost Inhouse Green R&D

A leading solar technologist has joined Google, a hiring that underscores how serious the search engine giant is about moving beyond the role of cleantech investor and eventually driving innovation from Mountainview, Calif. Doctor Philip Gleckman, chief scientist at solar thermal developer eSolar, …

Skyfuel Hires Business Development Exec.to Scale-Up CSP Sales

Kelly Beninga Solar power company Skyfuel is set to announce the hiring of Kelly Beninga, the head of the global renewable energy group at

Siemens Grows Equity Stake in Italian CSP Developer

Siemens, the German industrial conglomerate, said earlier this week that it was increasing its equity stake in Archimede Solar to 45 percent from 28 percent. Archimede is a joint venture with Angelantoni Industries that develops receivers for Italian CSP solar power plants. Financial …

DOE Releases $200M For Cleantech Manufacturing

The Obama administration is leaving no stone unturned in its quest to build the country into a greentech power. Today Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced (Happy Earth Day!) a five year, $200 million financing to support “manufacturing-focused research projects that will have near …

Aluminum Giant Alcoa Wants In On The Cleantech Boom

Alcoa is testing a unique concentrating solar power (CSP) parabolic trough technology at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, Colo. The technology could be the company’s entry point into the solar power  business. The news is important for a couple of reasons.  …

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 …

eSolar Inks First Big CSP Deal in China

eSolar and Chinese-owned Penglai Electric announced over the weekend a licensing agreement to build 2 gigawatts of solar thermal power plants in China over 10 years. (Hat tip: earth2tech) The project will be China’s largest concentrated solar power (CSP) installation, with installation of …