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The race is on to construct power plants using solar thermal technology in the southwest U.S. and Spain.
The joint venture of a solar plant manufacturer and a construction firm hopes the U.S. will see it as the go-to company for solar thermal power plants.
VCs smell a hot market, but that doesn't mean that the market will support all those companies--and all the capacity they need to bring online for their business models to work.
The desert factory is supposed to make enough solar equipment to power the equivalent of nearly half a million homes.
The Oakland, Calif., solar start-up will build power plants capable of churning out 500 megawatts of power for PG&E, and the figure may rise to 900 megawatts.
Clean-tech company raises $50 million to bring its reflective dish to solar power plants.
California is pushing solar thermal tech--but if it doesn't extend a real estate tax break, it will discourage it. Photos: Shedding light on solar thermal
Ausra wins a portion of PG&E's solar thermal shopping spree.
Peak power is costly, so you are going to pay for it, says PG&E's CEO. Also, he analyzes wind power.
It won't take the entire state of Arizona to provide the real estate for solar, says the CEO of Ausra.