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Saving wind power for later March 27, 2007 Start-up General Compression looks to commercialize concept for storing electricity generated by wind turbines using compressed air.Image: Pumping wind power underground
Solar cell breaks efficiency record December 6, 2006 It converts almost 41 percent of light that hits it into electricity, almost double the efficiency of current commercial cells.
'Micro' wind turbines are coming to town February 10, 2006 A handful of start-ups are making mini turbines that go on top of city buildings and turn wind power into electricity. Photos: Harnessing wind
Powering cities on landfill waste June 6, 2007 A start-up is opening a plant that will convert municipal waste into electricity through a cleaner process than burning.Photo: Turning waste into energy
Full steam ahead for Nevada solar project March 12, 2007 A new power plant in the desert taps into solar-thermal energy to pour on the electricity for nearby Las Vegas.Images: Solar thermal heats up in the desert
Pint-size hydro power on tap October 24, 2007 Start-up Rentricity designs a generator that brings hydroelectric power down to size for cites and towns.
Google to enter clean-energy business November 27, 2007 Search giant earmarks hundreds of millions of dollars with the goal of generating a gigawatt of clean energy that's cheaper than coal.
Creating power out of thin air October 26, 2007 Imagine a material that can suck in heat from the environment and power a notebook. A New Jersey company is aiming to do just that.
Solar thermal plants go back to the future September 10, 2007 Start-up Ausra nabs $40 million in venture capital to build utility-scale solar power plants, an idea that is again gaining traction.
Photo: Collecting sunlight
Portable power from trash June 22, 2007 AgriPower has developed a "virtual landfill" system that can produce electricity and heat by burning anything from nuts to old tires.
Photo: Energizing trash
Cutting solar panels' high price tag September 25, 2007 Industry luminaries will meet this week at the annual Solar Power 2007 to celebrate booming business. But high costs remain a barrier to wider adoption.
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