A solar thermal plant -- owned by NRG Energy, Google, and BrightSource Energy -- is pumping power to California's electric grid.
The "tower power" plant, which uses more than 300,000 mirrors to reflect sunlight, starts delivering electricity to customers in California.
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 builder of solar thermal projects blames "adverse market conditions" for its pulling the offering, which was expected to occur this week.
BrightSource Energy will add molten salt storage to upcoming concentrating solar power plants, touting the benefits of solar thermal technology over low-cost solar photovoltaic technology.
Solar-tower maker BrightSource plans its largest project yet, a 750-megawatt power plant in the California desert able to supply enough power for 300,000 homes.
Amid increased scrutiny of the loan guarantee program because of Solyndra, the Energy Department finalizes four more loans for projects which will lead to a jump in U.S. solar power production.
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.
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.