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Companies like Corel, Xara, Nitro, Nuance, and Pixelmator are taking advantage of customers' displeasure with Adobe's shift from selling Creative Suite perpetual licenses to Creative Cloud subscriptions.
Strong in nuclear power, Areva purchases concentrating solar-power company Ausra to expand its renewable energy portfolio.
Discussions are at a "very aggressive level" with global conglomerates, source tells Reuters. Sale would add to a string of recent deals and growing consolidation in the solar-power industry.
The financial crisis is making it hard to build massive solar-power plants in the U.S. desert, with once high-flier Ausra shifting its strategy to make smaller solar plants.
Australian coal-driven power station plans to install one of world's largest solar-coal integration plants to augment its electricity generation process.
Steam generated in a glass house by mirrors will be used for enhanced oil recovery in California, where steam is pumped underground to draw more from existing wells.
The desert factory is supposed to make enough solar equipment to power the equivalent of nearly half a million homes.
The solar thermal start-up aims to complete a 5-megawatt plant in central California and invest in research and development.
No doubt, technology innovation has blossomed in energy and the environment, but green-tech upstarts still have a long way to go to make an economic and environmental impact.
Khosla Ventures and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers reportedly led the Series C round for the maker of solar thermal power systems.