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BrightSource plans $250M IPO  Oakland: The plan may advance its goal to use solar-thermal technology at generators with the equivalent capacity of 11 atomic plants Obama Touts Alternative Energy Map of Solyndra Fremont
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BrightSource plans IPO  Oakland: BrightSource Energy Inc., the developer of solar-thermal power plants, is seeking as much as $182.5 million in an initial public offering Solyndra CEO Brian Harrison steps down  Fremont: Harrison, who refused to answer questions from Congress about his solar startup's high-profile bankruptcy, has left the company   Solyndra target of FBI probe  Fremont: The FBI is investigating bankrupt company for possible accounting fraud and the accuracy of financial representations made to the government White House 'rushed' Solyndra's loan
BrightSource kills IPO at last minute

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  Oakland: A solar power-plant developer whose first project won $1.6 billion in federal backing, abruptly canceled its initial public stock offering

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  Fremont: The White House could have rushed approval on a major government-backed loan to Solyndra , a failed solar panel firm, for political reasons


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  Fremont: President Barack Obama pointed to the 'heartbreaking' oil spill disaster underscoring the urgent need for alternative fuel sources to feed U.S. needs
Feb.23 Fed guarantee helps BrightSource plan  Oakland: BrightSource Energy won $1.37 billion in federal loan guarantees to build solar power plants in the Mojave Desert Feb.4 Calpine's plant OK'd
  Hayward: Calpine Corp. won regulatory approval to build in Hayward its long-delayed Russell City Energy Center, which will burn natural gas

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Nov.26 Firm to use grant for wind energy project
  Alameda: Primus Power will be using a grant from the federal government to help it store green energy being harnessed by the Modesto Irrigation District Oct.29 Solyndra Could Help Fremont Economy  A major solar power company just broke ground on a massive solar power manufacturing plant at a 506,000 square foot building Sep.18 Rebates to jump-start energy upgrades  Berkeley: The city will give residents rebates to buy new refrigerators and make other energy upgrades, thanks to a $1 million federal stimulus grant Sep.3 Solar Company To Get Federal Backing  Fremont: Solyndra Inc. that makes solar panels will receive a $535 million loan guarantee, allowing it to complete the first phase of a new manufacturing... May.18 Sungevity sells solar panels online  Berkeley: The startup is using software to cut the costs of ordering, procuring and installing solar panels, a process that can be unwieldy and expens... May.13 PG&E expands solar power plans
  Oakland: PG&E and BrightSource Energy of Oakland signed the deal build the plants in the Southern California desert and sell the power to PG&E
Mar.21 Solar company gets $535 million boost  Fremont: Solyndra, a company that makes tube-shaped solar panels, has tentatively won a loan guarantee from feds to build its second factory Feb.28 Berkeley starts solar program  City program allows property owners to pay for solar panels through a 20-year assessment on their property taxes Feb.11 Solar firm announces big contract  Oakland: BrightSource Energy will sell S. California Edison 1,300 megawatts of electricity from 7 large solar plants planned for the California desert

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Aug.14 PG&E plans big investment in solar power
  PG&E plans to buy 800 megawatts of photovoltaic solar power, 550 megawatts from OptiSolar, 250 megawatts from SunPower

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Sep.12 Russell City Energy Center delayed  Hayward: State Energy Commission has licensed the 600-megawatt Center. Calpine won't build it without a power contract May.19 New power plant delayed  Hayward: Calpine's planned 600-megawatt Russell City Energy Center will not be up for approval by the state until August

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1. 2012-04-12 BrightSource kills IPO at last minute Oakland
2. 2012-03-23 BrightSource plans IPO Oakland
D. 2011-10-12 Solyndra CEO Brian Harrison steps down Fremont
E. 2011-09-30 Solyndra target of FBI probe Fremont
2011-09-14 White House 'rushed' Solyndra's loan Fremont
6. 2011-04-26 BrightSource plans $250M IPO Oakland
H. 2010-05-26 Obama Touts Alternative Energy Solyndra, Fremont
I. 2010-02-23 Fed guarantee helps BrightSource plan Oakland
J. 2010-02-04 Calpine's plant OK'd Hayward

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