California solar plant is frying birds in mid-air
A Mojave Desert solar plant operated by Oakland's BrightSource Energy is scorching and killing birds flying above, and wildlife investigators are urging California officials to halt the operator's application to build a still-bigger version.
SolarCity, the biggest U.S. solar company by market value, increased its loss in the second quarter by investing in the installation of 107 megawatts of new rooftop-power plants
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Tesla might be most important automaker in world, analyst contends
Could Tesla Motors be the world's most important car company? Morgan Stanley Research analyst Adam Jonas makes that argument in a new report to investors.
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2014: Q&A with SunPower CEO Tom Werner, on solar's next big thing
The next big thing for the renewable energy industry is storage, says Tom Werner of SunPower, where he has been CEO for 11 years.
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Energy storage: The hot new thing in Silicon Valley
Battery-based energy storage — for homes, businesses and the electric grid — is a hot new industry in Silicon Valley, driven by advances in battery chemistry and state policies. California sees energy storage as one tool to better manage the electric grid, integrate a growing amount of solar and wind and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
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Providing water for wildlife often not a good idea
It may seem cruel, but providing water for wildlife subjects them to other dangers.
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Taylor Swift 'Shake it Off' director rebuts racism charges
Mark Romanek responds to rapper Earl Sweatshirt who -- without seeing the video -- blasted its twerking scene as “inherently offesnive.”