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eSolar Scores $40M Investment From GE

General Electric has beefed up its solar portfolio thanks to a significant strategic investment in eSolar, the solar thermal developer backed by Bill Gross’s Idealab. Yesterday, GE said it would invest $40 million in eSolar, further strengthening an existing strategic agreement for GE to […]

Alstom Inks Partnership With BrightSource

BrightSource Energy announced yesterday that it would team-up with French power plant maker Alstom to build utility-scale solar power plants in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa.

Bill Gross, Solar Revolutionary: “We Really Need A Capital Influx Into Renewable Energy!” [VIDEO]

Serial entrepreneur Bill Gross recently spoke with Henry Blodget, executive editor of the Business Insider, about one of his renewable energy venture, eSolar, the innovative developer of concentrated solar thermal power technology. Gross says solar thermal technology is close to becoming price competitive with […]

Comparing the Lists: WSJ’s Top 10 Cleantech Companies v. Greentech Media’s Top 50

Just to be clear, GER is not on this list. Neat badge though! Ever since the untimely and inexplicable demise of WSJ.com’s Environmental Capital, the Journal has only been dipping the occasional timid toe into the cleantech waters. Now they’re back with a […]

Bill Grosss eSolar Teams Up With Germanys Ferrostaal to Develop Consentrated Solar Power Plants

eSolar, a developer of concentrated solar thermal power technology, and Germany’s Ferrostaal are planning to jointly develop CSP power plants across the global sunbelt, including Spain, the United Arab Emirates, and South Africa.

Bill Gross?s eSolar Teams Up With Germany?s Ferrostaal to Develop Consentrated Solar Power Plants

eSolar,?a developer of concentrated solar thermal power technology, and Germany?s?Ferrostaal are planning to jointly develop CSP power plants?across the global sunbelt, including Spain, the United Arab Emirates, and South Africa.

January Top Ten Players in Green Energy: Nos 1-5

Green Energy Reporter’s ranking of the top ten players in green energy for the month of January is out! Taking the lead for the January ranking are British Prime Minister Gordon Brown and his Energy and Climate Change Secretary Ed Miliband (#2 last month). These […]

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 […]

Can Google Transform Green Energy?

What has Google done to win the love of green energy geeks? The company is all over the place today, with an extensive Q and A with company green energy czar Bill Weihl in Green, Inc., and a piece in Green Tech about […]

Google’s Second Act:  Company Says it Plans to Directly Fund Renewable Energy Projects

Google says that it is considering directly investing in renewable energy projects, and specifically in power plants. At a gathering of energy executive last night in San Francisco, Dan Reicher, director of climate change and energy initiatives at Google, said the company is […]