BrightSource solar recognized by World Economic Forum as a Technology Pioneer

BrightSource Energy, Inc., an American-Israeli company that develops solar thermal energy plants has be recognized by the World Economic Forum as a 2009 Technology Pioneer.

The WEF, which is best known for its yearly meeting in Davos, Switzerland, is a non-political, not-for-profit organization that is “committed to improving the state of the world.”  To be a Technology Pioneer, a company must be involved in the development of life-changing technology innovation and have the potential for long-term impact on business and society.

BrightSource was given this recognition based upon its development of its clean and efficient solar thermal technology, known as the Luz Power Tower.  See the above video for an overview of the technology.

Around the globe, there are 4.2 GW worth of solar energy currently being developed using BrightSource’s technology, including the massive solar plant being developed just outside of Los Angeles.

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