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PowerLight shifts focus to beaming power over fiber

The company formerly known as LaserMotive is coming out of stealth mode with a new name — PowerLight Technologies — and a sharper focus on beaming power over fiber-optic cables. “The company has gone through a major transformation,” Richard Gustafson, PowerLight’s president and CEO, told … Continue reading

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ITER fusion facility reaches the halfway point

The world’s biggest and most expensive nuclear fusion research project, known as ITER, says it’s halfway done with the construction effort leading to the startup of its seven-story-high reactor in 2025. ITER’s ambition to demonstrate a sustained fusion reaction that produces a net … Continue reading

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TAE fusion venture wins supercomputer time

TAE Technologies, the venture formerly known as Tri Alpha Energy, says it’s been admitted into a U.S. Department of Energy supercomputer program that should accelerate its drive to harness nuclear fusion. The Office of Science program — known as Innovative and Novel … Continue reading

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Elon Musk is willing to rebuild Puerto Rico’s grid

A Twitter conversation about beefing up Puerto Rico’s hurricane-hit power grid with solar power and heavy-duty batteries is turning into what may be Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s next grand project. Get the full story on GeekWire.

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Bill Gates plugs energy research agency

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates is putting in a plug for the federal government’s energy research agency, ARPA-E, just when it’s in need of a power surge. The Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy was created in 2009 within the U.S. Department of Energy … Continue reading

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Tri Alpha Energy fires up new plasma machine

Tri Alpha Energy, the fusion energy venture backed by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, says it has achieved first plasma in its latest generator. The $100 million device at Tri Alpha’s lab in Foothill Ranch, Calif., had been known as C-2W, … Continue reading

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Tesla plans to build world’s biggest battery

One hundred megawatts. That’s how much electrical power the world’s biggest lithium-ion battery system will store when Tesla builds it for the state of South Australia. And it’ll be built in 100 days, or it’s free. The agreement, announced today … Continue reading

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