16 Apr '12, 6pm

BrightSource Adds Red-Tailed Hawks to Solar CSP Menagerie: BrightSource Energy wants to build Concentrated Sol...

BrightSource Adds Red-Tailed Hawks to Solar CSP Menagerie: BrightSource Energy wants to build Concentrated Sol...

BrightSource Energy wants to build concentrated solar power (CSP) plants, not tend to the mating issues of desert tortoises and red-tailed hawks. But such is life as a large energy project developer in the Mojave Desert with the eyes of environmentalist and regulators upon it. The latest impediment to BrightSource's progress, following the withdrawal of its IPO last week and its ongoing tortoise conservancy program, are some mating pairs of red-tailed hawks nesting in the way of a power line. The Riverside Press-Enterprise reported on Sunday that crews won't be able to complete a transmission line upgrade for the massive Ivanpah solar project "until after the hawk nesting season ends in August." A spokesman for BrightSource Energy has told Greentech Media that the birds will have "absolutely zero impact to the schedule of delivery for the Ivanpah project. All three plants ...

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