Huge solar farm proposed south of Silicon Valley wins power contract, but loses major investor
A solar project proposed for Panoche Valley in San Benito County secured a power purchase agreement with Southern California Edison, but it needs new financing after Duke Energy withdraws as financial backer.
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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.
Reefer madness: That smell of skunk may be skunk weed
The smell of skunk one woman has been smelling may not be the skunk at all, but blooming marijuana.
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Jennifer Lawrence, other celebs hit by nude-photo leak
Reported phone hacking scheme results in celebrity photos leaking online; dozens of fake celeb photos posted as well.