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Groundbreaking on Ivanpah Solar

MOJAVE DESERT, California - October 27, 2010
Bechtel joined BrightSource Energy today in a ceremony to mark the start of construction of the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System, a groundbreaking project that will usher in a new era of advanced solar power in the United States.The ceremony was held in California's Mojave Desert next to the Ivanpah site.

Ian Copeland, president of Bechtel's Renewable Power business, described the significance of Ivanpah for Bechtel and the renewable power industry. California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar, and other state and local dignitaries also recognized the importance of Ivanpah in the evolution of renewable energy. 

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