About Mitchell Dong
Mitchell Dong has been an entrepreneur in the alternative energy business since 1973. He has founded and run companies involved with energy conservation, solar and hydro power, cogeneration, hazardous waste disposal, uranium and nuclear power, and electric power trading.
During the 1980’s, Mitchell started MITEX, Inc. and Tellus, Inc., developing hydroelectric and cogeneration projects.
In 2004, Mitchell started Pythagoras Investment Management, his family office, which invests in alternative energy, clean technology, infrastructure, and Asian emerging markets.
In 2008, Mitchell started Mohave Sun Power. Its first project is a 340 MW solar thermal power plant in Arizona, located in the Mohave Desert. The project is expected to cost $2 billion and has an application pending before the US Dept. of Energy for funding. The project plans to start construction before the end of 2011 and be operational by 2014.
Mitchell graduated in 1975 with an AB degree in Economics from Harvard.