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DOE smart-grid trials fund utility-scale energy storage

The second wave of government smart-grid funding totals $620 million to install network-savvy grid equipment and to test utility-scale storage.

By November 24, 2009

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Solar firm BrightSource cancels IPO

The builder of solar thermal projects blames "adverse market conditions" for its pulling the offering, which was expected to occur this week.

By April 11, 2012

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Kauai grid gets solar storage

Utility-scale storage battery is the answer for Hawaiian solar plant's surges and dips in electricity generation.

By January 13, 2011

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DOE nails down loans for giant solar projects

Amid increased scrutiny of the loan guarantee program because of Solyndra, the Energy Department finalizes four more loans for projects which will lead to a jump in U.S. solar power production.

By September 30, 2011

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U.S. finalizes loan aid for two solar plants

With funding for the government's loan program set to expire at the end of the week, investors have been watching to see what deals will be completed before time runs out.

By September 28, 2011

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How to save green tech from crashing

There's a real risk that innovation in green technologies will slow for lack of money and interest. Here's why we need a leaner, meaner green tech 2.0.

By August 26, 2011

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Solar power plant switches to PV from thermal

Solar Millennium decides to go with photovoltaic panels for the Blythe solar project in California, a sign that falling prices make solar PV more attractive to project developers.

By August 18, 2011

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Grid storage gets updraft from auto batteries

The nascent industry for grid storage is being aided by falling prices for auto batteries and the technology race to build better bulk energy technology to store wind and solar power.

By September 17, 2010

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DOE funds to stretch solar power via salt storage

Department of Energy will spend $62 million on projects designed to increase the output of concentrating solar power systems by adding hours of heat storage.

By May 10, 2010

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Nukes 101: Up close and personal with nuclear power

CNET's Martin LaMonica goes inside the Seabrook Station nuclear power plant, one of the U.S.'s fleet of nuclear power plants which generate one-fifth of the country's electricity.

By October 1, 2010