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California approves Tessera solar plant

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.

By October 29, 2010


Tessera buys camera detection software firm

Electronics miniaturization firm will pay up to $39 million to broaden its sales options with software to automate camera tasks.

By January 31, 2008


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


Interior Dept. OKs first solar projects on public lands

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.

By October 6, 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


Solar thermal plants scrap steam for photovoltaic

Developers of solar thermal power plants are scrapping plans to use steam technology in favor of ever-cheaper solar panels.

By July 1, 2011


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


The topsy-turvy world of intellectual property companies

Intellectual property companies live in a hellish world of epic legal battles, rollercoaster stock rides, and fanatical investors. But their technology helps make almost all your gadgets work the way they do.

By March 28, 2008


Solar combo generator heats and powers

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.

By January 20, 2011


Look out Silicon Valley, OPTi's back with a vengeance

OPTi, a once high-flying Silicon Valley chip company that has since fallen on hard times, is now on a patent infringement litigation rampage.

By July 10, 2007