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GE invests in eSolar for combined solar, gas plants

General Electric will use eSolar's solar tower technology in combined solar and natural-gas power plants.

By June 6, 2011


China taps eSolar for massive power project

Solar thermal plants to use the U.S. company's technology in a decade-long initiative to generate 2,000 megawatts of power.

By January 11, 2010


eSolar plugs solar plant into California grid

At an event in Southern California, eSolar will bring its five-megawatt concentrating solar plant online, a crucial step on the way to larger utility-scale systems.

By August 4, 2009


Q&A: eSolar bets on software to make solar cheaper

Bill Gross, the head of start-up incubator Idealab and CEO of eSolar, uses a background in Internet entrepreneurship and software to bring down the cost of utility-scale solar.

By August 4, 2009


GE gas plant goes zero to 100 in minutes

General Electric lands a deal to supply French energy provider EDF with its high-tech natural gas plant that's flexible and efficient.

By December 8, 2011


Google axes clean energy hacking

The search giant declared victory and officially shut down Renewable Energy Cheaper than Coal, an attempt to push down solar costs.

By November 23, 2011


Google: Rent your solar panels from us

A $75 million investment via Clean Power Finance will help homeowners install solar panels owned by Google, getting solar-generated electricity for a monthly fee.

By September 28, 2011


Solar thermal plants scrap steam for photovoltaic

Developers of solar thermal power plants are scrapping plans to use steam technology in favor of ever-cheaper solar panels.

By July 1, 2011


Power plant to steady wind and solar with gas

What's the best way to ensure continuous power from wind and solar? A GE-supplied plant in Turkey will use a nimble natural plant coupled with wind turbines and concentrating solar power.

By June 7, 2011


With solar power, it's Green vs. Green

The push to create an alternative to carbon-based fuel with massive solar plants has hit an unlikely snag: environmentalists.

By January 6, 2011