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  1. And the Winner Is…

    The Plant of the Year award goes to the most interesting, usually new, plant in the previous year. Sometimes it’s a “first,” like last year’s first U.S. ultrasupercritical (USC) coal plant. This year it’s the world’s largest solar thermal plant: Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System.

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  2. Solar power plant tours in Nevada, California enlighten Interior Secretary Sally Jewell

    Calling them trailblazers in an industry she expects to grow and improve, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell on Monday applauded the developers of two very different solar energy projects built with federal help on public land near Primm.

    “It’s paving the way for the future. It’s paving the way for green energy,” she said of the work under way in the Ivanpah Valley, about 40 miles south of Las Vegas. “Thank you for being pioneers.”

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  3. 300,000 mirrors: World's largest thermal solar plant (377MW) under construction in the Mojave

    Treehugger.com - The largest concentrating solar power plant (100 MW) in operation is currently in Abu Dhabi, but it won't stay at the top of the list for too long. Brightsource Energy is putting the finishing touches on its massive Ivanpah concentrating solar power (CSP) plant in the Mojave desert, and if all goes well, the switch should be flipped this year.

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  4. BrightSource CEO Keynotes on Ivanpah, Carbon, and Financing CSP

    Greentech Media - John Woolard, the President and CEO of CSP pioneer BrightSource Energy kicked off the this year's Cleantech Group meeting in San Francisco this morning. He was introduced by Stephan Dolezalek, one of the initial investors in BSE and cleantech lead at VantagePoint Capital Partners. Dolezalek suggested that had Woolard known the challenges that lay ahead of him when he took the job as a younger man, he might have reconsidered.

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  5. CSP Thermal Energy Storage vital for utilities and grid operators

    altenergymag.com - The modern age of CSP can arguably be traced back to the 354MW Solar Energy Generating Systems (SEGS) in the Mojave desert, which now make up the oldest operating plant in the world, as well as one of the largest. However, recent developments in the industry will see SEGS eclipsed by 5 projects that are scheduled to come online in 2013-14, with a combined total of 1312MW.

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  6. 50 Disruptive Companies 2013

    MIT Technology Review - BrightSource Energy is named to the 50 Most Disruptive Companies list for opening the biggest solar plant where mirrors reflect light onto a tower to generate steam.

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