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Sopogy thinks small to make megawatts of solar power

The Hawaiian company's "micro concentrating solar power" troughs shrink the basic design of equipment used in large-scale solar power plants.

By July 15, 2008


Hawaii aims for microthermal solar utopia

Start-up concentrates solar on Oahu to provide power for native Hawaiians including residences, retail, offices, and light industry.

By October 28, 2010


Solar air conditioners to chill California utility

Solar concentrators, placed on an office building roof, will make heat to power an absorption chiller to cool Southern California Gas' energy research center.

By July 21, 2009


Tracking 'green' news as it grows, with Twitter

These micro-blogging feeds from ecobloggers, journalists, and green gurus offer a mix of breaking news, insight, humor, and personality.

By October 3, 2008


The alternative-energy bubble

VCs smell a hot market, but that doesn't mean that the market will support all those companies--and all the capacity they need to bring online for their business models to work.

By August 6, 2008


Intersolar 2008: Solar energy comes to Silicon Valley

A roundup of coverage from CNET News and elsewhere of this week's solar conference where solar heating, solar electric, and manufacturing gear are displayed.

By July 18, 2008


CNET News Daily Podcast: Apple bares its legal teeth

Apple moves to stop Mac clone maker; how to bring more women into game development; and scientists uncover new link between marsupials and man.

By July 15, 2008


Ausra's Las Vegas solar thermal plant comes online

The desert factory is supposed to make enough solar equipment to power the equivalent of nearly half a million homes.

By June 30, 2008


Green news harvest: Carbon footprint mashup, silicon oversupply

White House's new stance on climate change; green-car battery race; T. Boone Pickens on wind to displace oil; and a reality check on "clean coal."

By May 30, 2008


Solar refrigerator maker Promethean Power to get funding

Spin-off from MIT's Solar Turbine Group expects to close financing to build solar-powered refrigerator in India.

By November 14, 2007