California solar start-up Ausra, has found its niche in the industry by providing solar thermal technologies to solar power plant developers.
When Ausra was created in 2007, it planned on developing solar power plants. However, this year the company has changed its course in an effort to earn profit and carve out a bigger place for itself in the industry. Thus far, it's working.
This week Ausra signed a contract with MENA Cleantech to provide a solar steam system for MENA's 100-megawatt hybrid solar farm in Jordan. Earlier this year, Ausra agreed to build a 23-megawatt solar thermal plant in Australia. And, Ausra's CEO expects to announce a "couple of more projects" before the end of the year.
Perhaps the new projects will also be in the Middle East. Ausra views this region as a highly lucrative spot for the use of its solar thermal technology because of its ability to not only produce electricity, but also to power desalinization plants.
Read the full story at the New York Times: Deals Accumulating for Solar Start-up
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