Coal's New Friends

Dolan, Kerry A.
July 2009
Forbes Asia;7/13/2009, Vol. 5 Issue 12, p23
The article reports on the plan of Ausra Inc., a solar thermal-power company in the U.S., to sell its solar products. The company aimed to build a power plant wherein heat from the sun boils water to run a steam turbine generator which deliver power to the grid. Unfortunately, the finance for the project has dried up and permits to build the plant have not been granted. It adds that the company plans to sell coal-fired plants which would use both the sun and coal to make steam.


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