( Kristopher Skinner )
Berkeley lab unveils new solar energy center aimed at producing fuel from sunlight

Groundbreaking work expected to be performed at $59 million Solar Energy Research Center. 
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The 9 acres atop of the tech firm's new Frank Gehry-designed building across from its main headquarters are filled with a plethora of native trees and flowers, lawn furniture, white boards, viewing decks and a half-mile walking trail overlooking the city's marshlands.  
 
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Intel is turning its rooftop into a mini-wind farm, adding an array of 58 micro-turbines that will capture enough wind power to supply the needs of its Santa Clara conference center.  
 
Green Autos
( Eugene Hoshiko )
Toyota to launch first fuel-cell car this year

There will only be a few hundred, and they won't be cheap, but Toyota is about to take its first small step into the unproven market for emissions-free, hydrogen-powered vehicles. 
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SolarCity to offer solar loans to homeowners

SolarCity will begin offering loans to homeowners for solar systems, a move that industry analysts say could reshape the market for rooftop solar and propel its rapid adoption. 
Energy
( Gary Reyes )
Q&A: Jim Pape, CEO of energy storage startup EnerVault

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 designed to spur technological innovation.  
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Groundbreaking work expected to be performed at $59 million Solar Energy Research Center.  
 
Dai Sugano/Bay Area News Group
The 9 acres atop of the tech firm's new Frank Gehry-designed building across from its main headquarters are filled with a plethora of native trees and flowers, lawn furniture, white boards, viewing decks and a half-mile walking trail overlooking the city's marshlands.  
 
LiPo Ching/Bay Area News Group
Intel is turning its rooftop into a mini-wind farm, adding an array of 58 micro-turbines that will capture enough wind power to supply the needs of its Santa Clara conference center.  
 
 
( Gieson Cacho )
Review: Puzzle & Dragons Z + Super Mario. Bros. Edition

Of the two classic games now offered together on a mobile format, 'Puzzle & Dragons Z' is the stronger, with an addictive hook that will keep players busy for long car rides or waits at the airport. 
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Lindsay Lohan is finally off probation

'Mean Girls’ actress finished community service hours in a rush of work in recent weeks.