Fenix International launches Kickstarter campaign to bring $300 off-grid solar charger to U.S. customers while it seeks to expand in Africa.
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Government-backed Amonix closes down factory, a sign of tough times in solar and particularly for more complex concentrating photovoltaic technology.
To avoid the fate of Abound Solar, smaller solar companies need to improve cell efficiency and partner with larger companies to get a foothold in an environment of rapidly falling panel prices.
Rice University researchers make the components of batteries with paints. When combined with spray-on solar cells, the technique opens up a range of possibilities for energy-producing and -storing devices.
Skyonic lands funding to build a commercial-scale facility that takes flue gases and converts them into commodity chemicals.
Primus Green Energy wants to make gasoline and jet fuel from biomass, but its demo plant will use cheap natural gas as a stepping stone.
Utility Reliant will give new customers a Nest Labs smart thermostat, which could become part of more utilities' energy-efficiency efforts.
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The company will install six megawatts worth of biogas-powered Bloom Energy fuel cell to run its data center, with grid only there for backup.
An expert on China and natural resources says companies need to understand the workings of industry and government to get a foothold.