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  1. BrightSource Energy, Inc. Names David Ramm as New CEO

    OAKLAND, Calif. – BrightSource Energy, Inc., a leading provider of concentrating solar thermal technology (CSP), announced today that its Board of Directors has named David Ramm to the position of Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

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  2. Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System Reaches ‘First Sync’ Milestone

    Testing confirms operational readiness of world’s largest solar thermal project

    NIPTON, Calif.--Sep. 24, 2013--Today it was announced that the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System produced its first output of energy when the Unit 1 station was synchronized to the power grid for the first time.  Achieving this critical “first sync” is a major milestone for the project, which is jointly-owned by NRG Energy, Inc., BrightSource Energy, Inc. and Google.

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  3. BrightSource Energy, Inc. Expands International Business with Memorandums of Understanding for China’s Concentrating Solar Power Market

    (SHANGHAI) July 31, 2013 – With the hottest weather and highest power demand on record in Shanghai, BrightSource Energy, Inc., a leading concentrating solar thermal power technology (CSP) company, announced that it has signed Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) with the China Power Investment Corporation (CPI) and the China Renewable Energy Engineering Institute (CREEI).  

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  4. BrightSource Energy Names Steven Goers Senior Vice President of Operations

    (OAKLAND, CA) May 20, 2013 – BrightSource Energy, Inc., a leading concentrating solar thermal technology company, has named Steven Goers as senior vice president of operations, effective immediately. Goers brings more than 30 years of experience in power plant engineering and management, and international power development to his role at BrightSource.

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  5. California Department of Fish and Wildlife and Energy Commission Complete Landmark Land Mitigation Deal for Ivanpah Solar Project

    (SACRAMENTO, CA) - April 18, 2013 - The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW), the California Energy Commission (Energy Commission) and the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System (ISEGS) owners have finalized a landmark agreement to purchase 7,000 acres of land under the state’s Advanced Mitigation Program (AMP) to satisfy the solar project’s land mitigation requirements. Ivanpah is the first renewable energy project to participate in the AMP since its inception in 2010.

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  6. Abengoa and BrightSource Energy Partner to Build the World’s Two Largest Solar Power Towers

    (SEVILLE, SPAIN) - March 15, 2013 - Abengoa (MCE: ABG.B), the international company that applies innovative technology solutions for sustainable development in the energy and environment sectors, and BrightSource Energy, a leading concentrating solar thermal technology company, today signed an agreement to jointly develop, build and operate the world’s two largest solar power towers in California. As joint partners, the two pioneers in solar power tower technology will work together to permit and finance the 500 MW Palen Solar Electric Generating System.

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  7. New CSP Alliance Report Highlights Economic Value of Concentrating Solar Power with Storage

    (OAKLAND, CA) December 20, 2012 – The Concentrating Solar Power Alliance (CSPA), an advocacy organization dedicated to educating U.S. regulators, utilities and grid operators about the unique benefits of Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) and of thermal energy storage, today issued a technical report titled, “The Economic and Reliability Benefits of CSP with Thermal Energy Storage: Recent Studies and Research Needs.”

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