BrightSource Energy

BrightSource Energy designs, develops and deploys concentrating solar thermal technology to produce high-value steam for electric power, petroleum and industrial-process markets worldwide. We combine breakthrough technology with world-class solar thermal plant design capabilities to generate clean energy reliably and responsibly. Our solar thermal system is designed to minimize impact to the environment and help customers meet their clean energy goals. Headquartered in Oakland, Calif., BrightSource Energy is a privately held company with operations in the United States, China, Europe, Israel and South Africa.

Company Growth (employees)
Oakland, US
Size (employees)
111 (est)-2%
BrightSource Energy was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Oakland, US

Key People at BrightSource Energy

H. David Ramm

H. David Ramm

Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer
Israel Kroizer

Israel Kroizer

Executive Vice President, Engineering and Operations
Mathew Brett

Mathew Brett

Senior Vice President, Business Development
Joseph Desmond

Joseph Desmond

Senior Vice President, Marketing and Government Affairs
Steven Desmond

Steven Desmond

Senior Vice President, Operations
Ilan Glanzman

Ilan Glanzman

Senior Vice President, Product Supply
Daniel T. Judge

Daniel T. Judge

General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

BrightSource Energy Office Locations

BrightSource Energy has offices in Oakland, Jerusalem, London and Sandton
Oakland, US (HQ)
1999 Harrison St.
Sandton, ZA
2 Woodland Cres
London, GB
19 Eastbourne Terrace
Jerusalem, IL
Kiryat Mada Street 11

BrightSource Energy Data and Metrics

Summary Metrics

Founding Date


Total Funding

$805.3 m

Latest funding size

$3.9 m

Time since last funding

over 1 year


BrightSource Energy's latest funding round in April 2016 was reported to be $3.9 m. In total, BrightSource Energy has raised $805.3 m

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BrightSource Energy News and Updates

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How Producing Clean Power Turned Out to Be a Messy Business

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How Apple is taking the tech world’s love affair with renewables to a new level

Apple is no longer just a tech company with a commitment to powering itself completely from renewable energy. It is now officially licensed to sell clean electricity too, in an rare move that could save the company hundreds of millions of dollars in energy costs and corporate taxes. The Californ…

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