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Alta Devices lifts curtain on high-efficiency solar cell

The key to boosting solar cell efficiency is capturing light emitted by solar cells themselves, according to stealthy solar start-up Alta Devices.

By Jun. 20, 2011


RFID, Alta, and change

Alta, which has perhaps seen less change than any other American ski resort of comparable stature, has implemented a nifty RFID-based lift ticket this season.

By Mar. 14, 2008


Skiing Alta in two feet of freshies


By Jan. 22, 2008


Off-topic: Alta, flush with snow


By Dec. 25, 2007


The 404 258: Where we know how to get to Chad's Gap from the bottom of Alta

Listen in for a story about Jeff's brother's upchuck reflex to The 404, a magical iPhone application, our best Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker impressions, and more!

By Jan. 14, 2009


Google ups investment in giant California wind farm

Google is up to $780 million in its investments in renewable energy, this time using a financial model it hopes will attract investors other than banks.

By Jun. 22, 2011


Solar startups set new power records

Startups Alta Devices and Semprius boast new solar efficiency records using very different techniques in an effort to knock down the price of solar power.

By Feb. 6, 2012


The 404 1,282: Where the water is rising (podcast)

Aunt Jill is back from her sojourn to Italy where she went off the grid, only to return to a battalion of Internet trolls on her LinkedIn. We'll shield her from harm, and she'll return the favor by answering a few of your finance questions.

By Jun. 5, 2013


Massive Calif. wind farm gets $1.2 billion in financing

Terra-Gen Power will use funding to complete 3,000-megawatt wind project north of Los Angeles.

By Jul. 22, 2010


High-speed cam catches cool 3D shots of snowflakes

The Multi-Angle Snowflake Camera captures closeup images of snowflakes, as well as data on their fall speed, to improve weather forecasting systems. Did we mention how stunning the shots are?

By Apr. 10, 2013