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Jeff Bezos touts Amazon’s solar campaign

Tesla CEO Elon Musk isn’t the only tech billionaire who’s high on solar power: Today,  Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos tweeted about the latest step in his company’s campaign to install rooftop solar systems on at least 50 of its fulfillment … Continue reading

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Tesla starts taking orders for solar roofs

Tesla has started taking orders for traditional-looking glass roof tiles that soak up solar power to generate electricity. Installations are to start next month, beginning with California and gradually rolling out to other U.S. markets, Tesla said. Overseas markets will be … Continue reading

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LaserMotive stealthily raises $1.5 million

LaserMotive, a stealthy pioneer in laser-based power transmission that’s based in Kent, Wash., has raised more than $1.5 million in an equity offering, according to documents filed today with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Investments totaling $1,515,733 have been registered … Continue reading

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Need for nuclear option explained, with toasters

If renewable energy is on the rise in America, why should we even bother with nuclear power? Seattle tech maverick Nathan Myhrvold, who’s backing a next-generation nuclear venture called TerraPower, explains the rationale in terms of toasters. Myhrvold lays out … Continue reading

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Obama touts clean energy in Science

In the closing days of his White House term, President Barack Obama argues that the push toward renewable energy is unstoppable, and that it’s a valid strategy for economic growth. The substance of Obama’s argument isn’t as surprising as where it … Continue reading

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Elon Musk touts power-generating solar roofs

The bad news is that SolarCity, the power-generating company that has Elon Musk as its chairman, is losing money. The good news is that it’ll be rolling out a new product: a roof with built-in solar arrays. “It’s not a ‘thing’ on … Continue reading

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Boeing designs solar plane that could fly forever

Aerospace companies have been trying for years to create a solar-powered plane that can fly at high altitudes for years at a time, and now Boeing has come up with an unorthodox design that just might work. If it does … Continue reading

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