14 Apr '12, 1am

Solar power company withdraws offering

U.S. solar power company BrightSource Energy withdrew its initial public offering this week, saying tough market conditions prompted its decision. BrightSource had been expected to raise roughly $180 million from the IPO, The New York Times reported Thursday. The company's solar power installations include one in California's Mojave Desert, Encouraged by California police that encouraged utilities to buy solar power, BrightSource had signed long-term deals to sell much of its planned electricity output to two large utilities. But when prices plunged for power generated by competing energy sources like natural gas and traditional photovoltaic solar panels, government subsidies dried up and investors began backing away. "The continued market and economic volatility are not optimal conditions for an IPO,"John Woolard, BrightSource's chief executive, said in a statement announ...

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