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As a leading concentrating solar power technology company, we want to share our discoveries, perspective and comments on a regular basis. Here on our Solar Dispatch blog, subject-matter experts will periodically weigh in on a variety of topics, including power markets, enhanced oil recovery and industrial applications, policy, storage, environmental issues and project updates.    


  1. Solar Projects Benefit Counties

    by Keely Wachs

    As other reporters and bloggers have pointed out, Sunday’s Los Angeles Times ran a one-sided and misinformed article questioning the economic benefits of utility-scale solar projects on desert counties. 

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  2. The Supply Side of Clean Energy Generation

    by Alyssa Cauble

    There is a lot of talk a lot about the jobs and the direct economic benefits that are created during the construction and operation of utility-scale solar thermal plants. At BrightSource, we’re proud to be delivering clean, reliable electricity for California, and new clean energy and manufacturing jobs for the country.  

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  3. Sorry, critics. Solar is not a rip-off

    by Joe Desmond

    On September 21, the LA Times ran a story about large-scale solar projects titled, “Taxpayers, ratepayers will fund California solar plants,” with the subhead: A new breed of prospectors -- banks, insurers, utility companies -- are receiving billions in subsidies while taxpayer and ratepayers are paying most of the costs. Critics say it's a rip-off

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  4. Energy Fact Check: Get the Facts!

    by Alyssa Cauble

    August 31, 2012 -The American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) has created a neat new online resource to debunk common clean energy myths and misinformation. EnergyFactCheck.org is designed to inform and correct facts on the thriving and growing clean energy industry.  

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  5. Ivanpah and the DOE Loan Guarantee Program

    by Joe Desmond

    June 5, 2012 - A recent story in the Wall Street Journal discusses BrightSource Energy’s push to finalize a loan guarantee for the Ivanpah project. To be perfectly clear, we did urge the government to make a decision on our loan guarantee application.  

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