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Using digital technologies, startup Thermata looks to slash the cost of concentrating solar power plants which is needed to stave off the onslaught from cheaper solar photovoltaic panels.
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.
State approves commercial-scale solar plant using molten salt to store heat energy and increase capacity for electricity generation.
Abengoa Solar, a company focused on renewable energy technology, says that its second solar tower near Seville generates 20 megawatts of electricity.
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.
eSolar and Ferrostaal will offer full-service design and construction of heliostat-based solar thermal power plants.
Southern California Edison will purchase 245 megawatts of electricity from eSolar's concentrating solar thermal plants.
Solar Reserve wins the federal approval needed to build 110-megawatt solar plant with integrated molten-salt storage, allowing it to operate at all hours.
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.
Molten salt storage system will allow its solar power plants to deliver power reliably and into the evening, making solar more valuable to the grid.