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solar-drive stirling engines


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


Solar-driven Stirling engines get to work

Stirling Energy Systems and Tessera Solar open a factory to build large reflective dishes that use the sun's heat to make electricity with little water.

By January 22, 2010


Infinia dish turns out solar power with Stirling engine

Clean-tech company raises $50 million to bring its reflective dish to solar power plants.

By February 11, 2008


Solar Stirling engine company gets $9.5 million

Solar thermal. It's the hot word.

By June 14, 2007


Hot kilowatts: Infinia, Stirling Energy Systems, eSolar get money

With high silicon prices keeping the cost of photovoltaics up, solar-thermal power for utilities is looking attractive to investors.

By April 22, 2008


Tuning the energy innovation engine at MIT

This year's MIT Energy conference provided showcase for energy entrepreneurs as investors and executives grappled with how to make giant energy business cleaner.

By March 8, 2010


Solar power plant plans move ahead in California

Two key agencies this week advance permitting for large-scale solar projects in the California desert which, if built, would bring gigawatts worth of solar power online.

By August 13, 2010


Charge your phone with a cold beer

The Epiphany One Puck project on Kickstarter is looking to charge up your phone by harnessing the power of hot and cold drinks.

By February 7, 2013


DOE, NASA testing fission reactor for spaceflight

This uranium-based reactor would use nuclear fission energy to power small spacecraft and possibly installations on Mars.

By November 26, 2012


German solar maker Solon hits the skids

Solar manufacturer Solon files for insolvency, the latest victim of a crushing price war in solar that has helped bring down at least three U.S.-based solar manufacturers.

By December 14, 2011