BrightSource Energy Literature and White Papers | Concentrating Solar Power

Company Literature


  1. Corporate Overview

    BrightSource Energy is a leader in solar thermal technology. We concentrate the sun’s limitless energy to produce high-value steam for electric power, petroleum and process markets worldwide.

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  2. Environmental Stewardship Overview

    At BrightSource Energy, respect for the environment informs our every thought and action, from the technology we develop to the stewardship we practice. Our concentrating solar power (CSP) technology exists to produce clean energy, address climate change, improve air quality and reduce dependence on fossil fuels.

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Fact Sheets

  1. BrightSource Energy Company Facts

    BrightSource Energy, Inc. designs, develops, and deploys solar thermal technology to produce high-value electricity and steam for power, petroleum, and industrial-process markets worldwide. Our team blends internationally-renowned solar thermal technical experience with world-class finance and project development capabilities.

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  2. SOLARPLUS™ Storage Facts

    SolarPLUS™ brings together BrightSource’s market-leading solar thermal high-efficiency power generating technology with proven molten salt storage.

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  3. Coalinga Project Facts

    Coalinga solar-to-steam facility is the world’s largest solar enhanced oil recovery facility. Chevron selected BrightSource to provide its proprietary solar technology for a solar thermal enhanced oil recovery (EOR) demonstration facility in Coalinga, California.

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  4. Ivanpah Project Facts

    The Ivanpah solar thermal power system uses BrightSource’s proven solar tower technology to produce clean, reliable solar electricity to more than 140,000 homes. Located in Ivanpah Dry Lake, California, the three-unit power system is built on approx. 3,500 acres and created more than 2,600 jobs for construction workers and support staff.

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  5. Ivanpah - Jobs & Economic Benefits

    The Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System (SEGS) – owned jointly by NRG, Google and BrightSource Energy – represents a durable model for far-reaching employment and economic benefit both locally and nationally.

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  6. Hidden Hills Project Facts

    The Hidden Hills solar thermal power system will use BrightSource’s proven solar tower technology to produce clean, reliable solar electricity to more than 178,000 homes. Located in Inyo County, California, the two-unit power system will be built on approx. 3,280 acres and will create construction jobs for 2,300 workers.

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  7. SEDC Project Facts

    In June 2008, BrightSource Energy opened the Solar Energy Development Center (SEDC), a fully operational solar demonstration facility used to test equipment, materials and procedures as well as construction and operating methods. The SEDC is a scaled cross-section of a typical commercial plant and serves to demonstrate BrightSource Energy’s proprietary LPT solar thermal technology.

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