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September 04, 2015 7:33 PM ET

Electrical Equipment

Company Overview of BrightSource Energy, Inc.

Company Overview

BrightSource Energy, Inc., a solar thermal technology company, designs, develops, and sells proprietary systems to produce energy in utility-scale electric power plants in United States and internationally. The company’s systems use fields of tracking mirrors, known as heliostats, controlled by its proprietary software to concentrate sunlight onto a solar receiver/boiler unit to produce high-temperature steam. The steam produced in the solar receiver/boiler unit is used in a conventional steam turbine to produce electricity or in industrial applications, such as thermal enhanced oil recovery. It also acts as the system architect for the layout and optimization of the solar field; and provide...

1999 Harrison Street

Suite 2150

Oakland, CA 94612

United States

Founded in 2004

363 Employees





Key Executives for BrightSource Energy, Inc.

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Age: 63
Chief Financial Officer
Age: 64
Senior Vice President of Operations
Age: 59
Executive Vice President of Engineering, R&D and Product Supply
Age: 62
Senior Vice President of U.S. Development
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

BrightSource Energy, Inc. Key Developments

ACWA and Abengoa Reported The Lowest Bids For Morocco Ouarzazate CSP Plants

The second phase of Moroccan Ouarzazate CSP project has received lowest bids from Abengoa SA (CATS:ABG) and ACWA Power International, Reuters reported citing sources involved in the deal. The official result for the tender is expected in the coming weeks. The three consortium selected to bid for Noor II, a 200 MW parabolic trough plant were Abengoa SA (CATS:ABG) and Abengoa Solar S.A.; ACWA Power International and SENER Grupo de Ingeniería, S.A. and International Power SA and Masdar. For the Noor III, a 100 MW CSP plant, the consortiums selected were Abengoa SA (CATS:ABG) and Abengoa Solar S.A.; Electricite de France SA (ENXTPA:EDF), EDF Energies Nouvelles S.A., BrightSource Energy, Inc., Brookstone Partners, Alstom Power System SA and Mitsui & Co. Ltd. (TSE:8031); ACWA Power International and SENER Ingeniería y Sistemas S.A.; International Power SA, SolarReserve, LLC and Masdar.

BrightSource Energy Signs Joint Venture with Shanghai Electric

BrightSource Energy announced that it has signed a joint venture with Shanghai Electric to build utility scale solar thermal projects in China, which is quickly becoming the worldcs most important solar market. The proposed Qinghai Delingha Solar Thermal Power Generation Project, in Chinacs Qinghai province, envisions six 135 MW CSP tower plants. The first phase will include two 135 MW solar thermal plants. Construction of the first two plants is expected to begin in 2015 and be completed in 2017. Unlike the photovoltaic solar panels that are increasingly common on the roofs of homes and commercial buildings, solar thermal technology concentrates the suncs rays to boil water and generate steam. Solar thermal, also known as concentrating solar power, or CSP, is land-intensive, requires access to transmission lines and typically faces several environmental reviews and permitting hurdles before projects can be built.

BrightSource Energy. Names David Ramm as New CEO

BrightSource Energy, Inc. announced that its Board of Directors has named David Ramm to the position of Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Ramm previously served as Executive Chairman for the company's Board of Directors, and will continue to service as Chairman of the Board of Directors. Ramm brings significant experience in general management, energy technology and infrastructure development in his role as Chairman and CEO at BrightSource Energy, Inc. He is formerly the Managing Partner of Dymar Development, LLC, a Houston based energy development and consulting firm.

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