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What makes a smart, green building tick?

CNET News.com's Martin LaMonica goes inside a green building--Genzyme Center in Cambridge, Mass., where daylight is automatically beamed inside by heliostats and office workers have a constant stream of outside air.

August 31, 2008


A smarter mirror for cheaper solar power

Using digital technologies, startup Thermata looks to slash the cost of concentrating solar power plants which is needed to stave off the onslaught from cheaper solar photovoltaic panels.

By April 10, 2012


Solar upstart BrightSource Energy files to go public

The utility-scale solar thermal company seek to raise $250 million from IPO, testing the investors' appetite for its technology and risks in developing projects.

By April 25, 2011


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


Spain plugs in largest solar-tower power plant

Abengoa Solar, a company focused on renewable energy technology, says that its second solar tower near Seville generates 20 megawatts of electricity.

By April 28, 2009


Google invests in giant BrightSource solar project

Large-scale Ivanpah solar project gets $168 million from Google and finalizes $1.6 billion Department of Energy loan guarantee for three utility-scale concentrating solar plants in California.

By April 11, 2011


More 'turnkey' options for thermal solar

eSolar and Ferrostaal will offer full-service design and construction of heliostat-based solar thermal power plants.

By February 18, 2010


eSolar lands solar power plant deal

Southern California Edison will purchase 245 megawatts of electricity from eSolar's concentrating solar thermal plants.

By June 3, 2008


Solar plant with molten-salt storage gets green light

Solar Reserve wins the federal approval needed to build 110-megawatt solar plant with integrated molten-salt storage, allowing it to operate at all hours.

By December 20, 2010


BrightSource Energy eyes second large solar plant

Solar power plant seeks proposal to pack in more power per square foot with an updated design meant to address concerns over the environmental impact of utility-scale renewable energy systems.

By August 8, 2011