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[19 Mar 2014 | Comments Off | ]
New tech helps some farmers save water, but bigger concerns still loom Traditionally, Napa winemakers monitored vines the old-fashioned way: going into the fields and checking on them once a week. Nowadays, they might get updates via a text message on a smartphone.

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[17 Mar 2014 | Comments Off | ]
TiVo’s Margret Schmidt on balancing executive role with being a ‘nerd parent’ Q&A with Margret Schmidt — who is vice president of design and engineering at TiVo, Inc. — about her career path and how women might better navigate careers in technology.

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[13 Mar 2014 | Comments Off | ]
Solar leases forge domestic trend, but demand varies Solar companies, like San Jose, Calif.-based SunPower Corp., are tapping into new consumer markets by offering creative financing options that allow customers to lease solar panel systems for their homes.

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[10 Mar 2014 | Comments Off | ]
SolarCity’s acquisition of Common Assets points to a new investment strategy When SolarCity bought investment platform Common Assets, some analysts began to wonder: why would a solar installation company with investors like Draper Fisher Jurvetson turn to crowdfunding?

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[7 Mar 2014 | Comments Off | ]
Tesla’s alternative energy future aims for massive lithium-ion battery production The Palo Alto-based automaker plans to break ground this year on its Gigafactory, with the hope that its factory will produce lithium-ion batteries for 500,000 vehicles by 2020.

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[6 Mar 2014 | Comments Off | ]
SolarCity to review 2012 and 2013 fiscal earnings following an auditing error The San Mateo-based solar installation company on Monday announced its plans to review its fiscal earnings, beginning with the first quarter of 2012, after an auditing error was discovered this past week.

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[4 Mar 2014 | Comments Off | ]
New Palo Alto homes now electric vehicle friendly New houses built in Palo Alto will have to be prewired for electric vehicle chargers. Hear from Palo Alto resident Sven Thesen about his residential charger that is open to the public.