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Areva buys solar-thermal start-up Ausra

Strong in nuclear power, Areva purchases concentrating solar-power company Ausra to expand its renewable energy portfolio.

By February 8, 2010


Solar-power start-up Ausra looks to sell itself

Discussions are at a "very aggressive level" with global conglomerates, source tells Reuters. Sale would add to a string of recent deals and growing consolidation in the solar-power industry.

By November 16, 2009


Financing woes shrink Ausra's big solar plans

The financial crisis is making it hard to build massive solar-power plants in the U.S. desert, with once high-flier Ausra shifting its strategy to make smaller solar plants.

By January 29, 2009


Ausra's Las Vegas solar thermal plant comes online

The desert factory is supposed to make enough solar equipment to power the equivalent of nearly half a million homes.

By June 30, 2008


Ausra rakes in $60.6 million for solar thermal tech

The solar thermal start-up aims to complete a 5-megawatt plant in central California and invest in research and development.

By October 1, 2008


Solar thermal start-up Ausra lands $24.5 million

Khosla Ventures and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers reportedly led the Series C round for the maker of solar thermal power systems.

By August 11, 2008


Solar-power upstart Ausra bags more dough

Maker of solar-thermal power plants plans to raise additional venture rounds and project financing this year--and to go public in 2010, executive says.

By February 21, 2008


Solar thermal company Ausra christens huge plant

Betting on utilities moving to concentrated solar power in a big way, start-up Ausra to construct Las Vegas factory.

By December 13, 2007


PG&E links with Ausra for 177 megawatts of solar thermal power

Ausra wins a portion of PG&E's solar thermal shopping spree.

By November 5, 2007


Ausra goes for a gigawatt

Aussie solar thermal specialist negotiating with utilities for big solar plants

By September 27, 2007