BrightSource is a leading solar thermal technology company that designs, develops and sells proprietary systems producing reliable, clean energy in utility-scale electric power plants. Its systems use proprietary solar power tower technology to deliver cost-competitive, renewable electricity with characteristics highly valued by utilities and others, such as reliability and consistency. BrightSourceâ€™s systems are also used by industrial companies to create high-temperature steam for use in applications such as thermal enhanced oil recovery, or EOR.
BrightSourceâ€™s proprietary LPT solar thermal technology uses thousands of small mirrors to reflect sunlight onto a boiler to produce steam, which is piped to a conventional turbine to generate electricity. To conserve water, the steam is air-cooled and piped back into the system in a closed-loop, environmentally friendly process.
BrightSource has the largest solar pipeline in the US with 2600 megawatts under contract. BrightSourceâ€™s technology will be deployed at the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System (ISEGS), currently under construction in Californiaâ€™s Mojave Desert. When completed, the ISEGS will nearly double the amount of solar thermal in the US today.