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General Electric will use eSolar's solar tower technology in combined solar and natural-gas power plants.
Solar thermal plants to use the U.S. company's technology in a decade-long initiative to generate 2,000 megawatts of power.
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.
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.
General Electric lands a deal to supply French energy provider EDF with its high-tech natural gas plant that's flexible and efficient.
The search giant declared victory and officially shut down Renewable Energy Cheaper than Coal, an attempt to push down solar costs.
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.
Developers of solar thermal power plants are scrapping plans to use steam technology in favor of ever-cheaper solar panels.
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.
The push to create an alternative to carbon-based fuel with massive solar plants has hit an unlikely snag: environmentalists.