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BrightSource CEO John Woolard: We understand what it takes to build major projects like Ivanpah

BrightSource CEO John Woolard: "I can't say we were never frustrated" about regulatory hurdles. Green energy superstar BrightSource Energy notched a big win this week when a California state regulator recommended approval of its 392-megawatt Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System in the Mojave …

BrightSource Gets $1.37 bln DOE Loan Guarantee For Ivanpah Project, Whoa!

BrightSource Energy was offered a $1.37 billion loan guarantee from the Department of Energy on Monday, the largest such loan awarded by the DOE –see official press release here. The Oakland, Calif.-based company will use this crucial government backing to secure financing to …

BrightSource Scales Back Solar Plant; Desert Tortoise Wins!

Keep on truckin’ desert tortoise The desert tortoise has won! Or something like that. BrightSource Energy has proposed an alternative design for the Ivanpah Solar Energy Generating System in the Mojave Desert that would reduce the project’s footprint and megawattage but have less …

BrightSource Scales Back Solar Plant; Desert Tortoise Wins!

Keep on truckin' desert tortoise The desert tortoise has won!? Or something like that. BrightSource Energy has proposed an alternative design for the Ivanpah Solar Energy Generating System in the Mojave Desert that would reduce the project?s footprint and megawattage but have less …