BrightSource Energy, a US-based solar thermal company backed by numerous corporate venturing units including France-based power equipment company Alstom’s, has raised $80m following its failure to float in April.

The series F round takes BrightSource’s total equity raised to more than $615m, excluding more than $1.6bn in US governmnet and other loans to help build its Ivanpah installation of solar panels designed to concentrate the sun’s energy on a central tower.

Alstom Power and venture capital (VC) firm VantagePoint Venture…

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