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Road Trip Pic of the Day, 7/5: What is this?

Here's the BMW 650i Coupe that CNET reporter Daniel Terdiman is driving on Road Trip 2012. But what's it parked in front of? If you know, you could win a prize in the Picture of the Day contest.

By July 5, 2012

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U.K. government funds elder-friendly navigation research

U.K. researchers are working on making motoring less stressful for older drivers with the aid of GPS navigation.

By May 3, 2012

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Low-cost solar PV claims solar thermal victim

Germany's Solar Millennium, which develops utility-scale solar thermal projects, begins insolvency proceedings as a solar industry shakeout spreads.

By December 21, 2011

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Solar dish maker Stirling files for bankruptcy

Stirling Energy Systems, which once had giant utility contracts, heads to bankruptcy amid a price war and technology shift away from solar thermal and toward photovoltaics.

By September 30, 2011

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Solar industry shakeout leads to more large projects

Report shows that the pipeline for non-residential solar projects has jumped since the beginning of this year in part because of rapidly falling solar panel prices.

By September 12, 2011

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Solar power plant switches to PV from thermal

Solar Millennium decides to go with photovoltaic panels for the Blythe solar project in California, a sign that falling prices make solar PV more attractive to project developers.

By August 18, 2011

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DOE sets aside $2 billion for concentrated solar

Conditional loan guarantees offered to two key solar projects in California.

By June 15, 2011

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U.S. offers $2.1B in loan aid for world's biggest solar plant

The plant near Blythe in far-southern California will generate electricity by using trough-shaped mirrors to heat a fluid to generate steam to turn a turbine.

By April 19, 2011

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NRG Solar to buy First Solar's 290-megawatt plant

In an earlier version of this story, the nature of the Blythe, Calif., sale was mistakenly transposed. In November 2009, NRG Energy purchased the 21-megawatt solar plant from First Solar.

By December 16, 2010

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California says yes to molten solar

State approves commercial-scale solar plant using molten salt to store heat energy and increase capacity for electricity generation.

By December 16, 2010