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Solar power plant maker Solel raises more than $100 million

The race is on to construct power plants using solar thermal technology in the southwest U.S. and Spain.

By January 28, 2008


Solar Trust offers 'turnkey' solar thermal option

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.

By August 18, 2009


The alternative-energy bubble

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.

By August 6, 2008


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


BrightSource Energy signs whopper solar contract with PG&E

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.

By March 31, 2008


Infinia dish turns out solar power with Stirling engine

Clean-tech company raises $50 million to bring its reflective dish to solar power plants.

By February 11, 2008


Will taxes halt Calif.'s solar thermal ambitions?

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

By December 11, 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


Big price hikes for peak power likely for Californians

Peak power is costly, so you are going to pay for it, says PG&E's CEO. Also, he analyzes wind power.

By October 24, 2007


A little bit of desert to light up the entire U.S.

It won't take the entire state of Arizona to provide the real estate for solar, says the CEO of Ausra.

By September 11, 2007