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The Epiphany One Puck project on Kickstarter is looking to charge up your phone by harnessing the power of hot and cold drinks.
This uranium-based reactor would use nuclear fission energy to power small spacecraft and possibly installations on Mars.
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.
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.
A new solar thermal system developed by Cool Energy will bring heat, hot water, and electricity to homes in Boulder, Colo., over the next few months.
Tessera's Calico plant is expected to cost more than $2 billion and to power 200,000 to 500,000 homes, perhaps by late 2011.
Two projects granted permission by the Interior Department to build solar plants on desert land in California could provide enough electricity to support over 500,000 homes.
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.
Software giant launches antimalware for new version of e-mail and communications server.
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