( Laura A. Oda )
Green company Wrightspeed moving from San Jose to Alameda

The move from San Jose means Wrightspeed will join Natal Energy, Google's Makani Power, Imprint Energy and Sila Nanotechnolgies at the former naval base, now known as Alameda Point.  
Materials that may be cheaper and more efficient than silicon at converting the sun's rays into electricity could be key to the next generation of solar power, scientists say. Though years away from being used to commercially produce solar cells, perovskites, named for a 19th century Russian count, are emerging as the most promising material for solar cells.  
 
Meet a kinder, gentler Google bus -- not the sleek and occasionally despised charter service that transports thousands of Googlers to the company's suburban headquarters each morning, but a free public shuttle that launched here this week.
 
 
SMART GRID
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California adopts first-in-nation energy storage plan

State regulators require utilities to invest in energy storage technology 
SOLAR
( Paul Sakuma )
Loan program that funded Solyndra finds success in Tesla and many others

The Department of Energy's clean energy loan guarantee program became synonymous with failure and a regular talking point for conservatives after the high profile flop of Fremont solar company Solyndra. But roughly six years on, there are more signs that the program is working.  
GREEN AUTOS
BMW and VW team to build electric vehicle charging network along East and West coasts

Two German auto giants and America's leading electric vehicle charging network have joined forces to build fast-charging EV networks along the country's East and West coasts.  
Laura A. Oda
01/21/2015 05:36 AM PST - The move from San Jose means Wrightspeed will join Natal Energy, Google's Makani Power, Imprint Energy and Sila Nanotechnolgies at the former naval base, now known as Alameda Point.  
 
01/13/2015 02:05 PM PST - Materials that may be cheaper and more efficient than silicon at converting the sun's rays into electricity could be key to the next generation of solar power, scientists say. Though years away from being used to commercially produce solar cells, perovskites, named for a 19th century Russian count, are emerging as the most promising material for solar cells.  
 
JOHN GREEN
01/10/2015 03:47 PM PST - Meet a kinder, gentler Google bus -- not the sleek and occasionally despised charter service that transports thousands of Googlers to the company's suburban headquarters each morning, but a free public shuttle that launched here this week.
 
 
01/06/2015 01:03 PM PST - U.S. tariffs on Chinese solar cells may be halved after a Department of Commerce review, boosting manufacturer and installer margins with little consumer benefit.  
 
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    Alan Ladd Jr.'s wife says Bill Cosby raped her

    Cindra Ladd becomes the latest woman to raise sexual assault allegations against the legendary comedian; she claims Cosby drugged and assaulted her in 1969 when she was 21.