$200M for Brightsource Energy

Oakland, CA-based Brightsource Energy, which is building a massive solar thermal energy plant in the Mojave Desert, said yesterday that it has collected $200 million in Series E funding. Existing investors Vantage Point Venture Partners, Alstom, CalSTRS, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, DBL Investors, Chevron Technology Ventures, and BP Technology Ventures took part in the round, which also included unnamed new investors. A regulatory filing put the exact amount of the round at $201.7 million. It was not immediately clear whether the round described yesterday was the same as the $90 million round disclosed in an earlier filing in February. Brightsource has collected $530 million in equity-based financing overall.

Wade Roush is a freelance science and technology journalist and the producer and host of the podcast Soonish. Follow @soonishpodcast

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