Ausra Raises $40 Million+

Ausra, a Palo Alto, Calif.?based developer of a utility-scale solar thermal power plant, has raised more than $40 million in Series A. Backers include Khosla Ventures and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. A regulatory filing from back in March indicates that the deal was valued at around $43 million, but that same filing refers to the round as “Series B.”