06 Aug '11, 4pm

BrightSource Goes Even Bigger With CSP: We spoke with Brightsource CEO, John Woolard, earlier this week about

BrightSource Goes Even Bigger With CSP: We spoke with Brightsource CEO, John Woolard, earlier this week about

We spoke with Brightsource CEO, John Woolard, earlier this week about CSP economics and the newly announced molten-salt storage technology that BrightSource will incorporate into its Concentrated Solar Power systems. Woolard hinted that there were more and bigger announcements to come. We didn't expect for them to come so soon. The soon-to-IPO mega-startup just filed a license application with the California Energy Commission (CEC) for the 500 megawatt Hidden Hills Solar Electric Generating System (HHSEGS). Woolard told Greentech Media that BrightSource's next generation of plants will be much larger, thereby improving efficiency, lowering cost-per-watt, and lowering LCOE. The firm is raising the power of their modular field from 130 megawatts (like at Ivanpah) to 250 megawatts at future deployments. This helps the economics, as doubling the capacity only increases the pow...

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