A solar thermal plant -- owned by NRG Energy, Google, and BrightSource Energy -- is pumping power to California's electric grid.
Bureau of Land Management issues final approval, paving way for BrightSource to build concentrating solar thermal plant in southern California meant to supply 140,000 homes.
The "tower power" plant, which uses more than 300,000 mirrors to reflect sunlight, starts delivering electricity to customers in California.
Large-scale Ivanpah solar project gets $168 million from Google and finalizes $1.6 billion Department of Energy loan guarantee for three utility-scale concentrating solar plants in California.
The utility-scale solar thermal company seek to raise $250 million from IPO, testing the investors' appetite for its technology and risks in developing projects.
NRG Solar is teaming up with BrightSource Energy and plans to invest over $300 million to build the world's largest commercial solar thermal energy farm.
Solar power plant seeks proposal to pack in more power per square foot with an updated design meant to address concerns over the environmental impact of utility-scale renewable energy systems.
The island of Crete is building a 38-megwatt plant using BrightSource thermal solar technology.
The builder of solar thermal projects blames "adverse market conditions" for its pulling the offering, which was expected to occur this week.
The U.S. gives its biggest backing yet to a renewable energy project, guaranteeing loans for a California development that uses the sun's heat to power a steam turbine.