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(San Diego, CA) BrightSource Energy Inc., a developer of utility-scale solar thermal power plants, was awarded $1.37 billion in funding from the U.S. Department of Energy to finance their Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System.  The Ivanpah Project is California’s first large-scale commercial solar thermal power plant in nearly two decades and is scheduled to begin construction in the second half of 2010.


Since April 2009, Conde Group, Inc. has served as BrightSource Energy’s exclusive staffing partner.  Headquartered in Oakland, California with operations in the United States, Israel and Australia, BrightSource Energy relies on Conde Group, Inc. to staff all of their U.S. power plants.

With such a large scale project, BrightSource Energy faces the challenge of acquiring and retaining the best talent to create, strengthen and drive their competitive advantages.  Conde Group, Inc. uses their “bridge building” philosophy to match the best candidates to BrightSource Energy’s specific needs for their many projects and plant locations.


In addition to submitting top job candidates, Conde Group, Inc. incorporates both technical and behavioral interview questions and identifies key skills and behaviors for success through their individual project “needs analysis.”   By developing a strategy and utilizing their large network of resources, Conde Group, Inc. provides BrightSource Energy with the resources to stay competitive in their solar energy initatives.


An example of this competitive edge was showcased last year when BrightSource Energy was honored for their technological leadership.  Their selection as a 2009 Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum makes their exclusive staffing relationship with Conde Group, Inc. more valuable than ever for BrightSource Energy, as well as job candidates.  BrightSource energy has talented professionals to help achieve their goals and Conde Group, Inc.’s candidates have rewarding employment opportunities.


When constructed, the Ivanpah project, located in southeastern California, will be able to produce enough clean energy to power 140,000 homes and reduce carbon dioxide emissions by more than 400,000 tons annually, the equivalent of taking more than 70,000 cars off the road.

This project will help create up to 1,000 jobs and approximately four million job hours of work in California.  It will also provide $400 million in local and state tax revenues and produce $650 million in wages over its first 30-year life.  And Conde Group, Inc., the leading Technology Staffing and Consulting firm will be there to help one project at a time.

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