Ausra Snares Venture Debt

Ausra, a Palo Alto, Calif.?based developer of a utility-scale solar thermal power plant, has secured $30 million in venture debt, according to CNet.


It also is planning to raise $15 million in follow-up funding from shareholders Khosla Ventures and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, prior to putting together a round that could be worth up to $150 million. The company raised over $40 million in VC funding last year.