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The Solar Impulse HB-SIA plane takes off from Moffett Field in Mountain View, May 3, 2013. (CBS)

Solar-Powered Plane Attempts Historic Flight From Mountain View

A plane with the wingspan of a jumbo jet lifted off from Moffett Field Friday morning to attempt a historic cross-country journey using only solar power..

05/03/2013

Solar Impulse, a solar-powered plane. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Sun-Powered Plane Completes Bay Area Test Flight

A solar-powered plane that has wowed aviation fans in Europe took to the skies Friday over the Bay Area in a successful test flight.

04/19/2013

The shuttered Solyndra headquarters in Fremont. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Fremont Solyndra Factory Sold To Seagate For Fraction Of Original Price

Disk drive maker Seagate has reached a deal to buy the former Solyndra solar panel factory in Fremont for less than a third of the building’s original price tag.

11/15/2012

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Feds Approve Setting Aside Western Public Lands For Solar Power Plants

Federal officials have approved a plan that sets aside public lands across the West for big solar power plants, cementing a new government approach to renewable energy development after years of delays and false starts.

10/12/2012

The shuttered Solyndra headquarters in Fremont. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Government Attorneys Object To Solyndra Reorganization Plan

Government attorneys are urging a Delaware bankruptcy judge to reject the proposed reorganization plan of failed solar power company Solyndra LLC.

10/11/2012

Shuttered Solyndra headquarters (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Seagate Technology To Buy Shuttered Solyndra Plant

Seagate Technology has reached a tentative deal to buy the former headquarters of solar company Solyndra.

08/22/2012

Solyndra Headquarters in Fremont (Solyndra Inc.)

Solyndra Agrees To Settle Suit Over Layoffs

Bankrupt solar company Solyndra has agreed to pay $3.5 million to settle accusations that it failed to properly notify employees they would losing their jobs.

08/13/2012

Solyndra Headquarters in Fremont (Solyndra Inc.)

Solyndra Wants More Time To File Bankruptcy Plan

An East Bay solar panel manufacturer that received a half-billion dollar loan from the federal government before filing for bankruptcy protection is asking for more time to file a reorganization plan.

06/29/2012

Solyndra Headquarters in Fremont (Solyndra Inc.)

Layoffs From Solyndra Shutdown Hundreds More Than Original Report

Newly-released documents show that nearly 1,900 people lost their jobs last year when Fremont’s Solyndra Solar Panel maker failed last year, hundreds more than the company’s initial claim.

06/13/2012

This photo taken June 8th, 2004 shows the transit of Venus across the sun's disc through special spectacles, seen in the park of La Villette in Paris.  (Jean Ayissi/AFP/Getty Images)

‘Transit Of Venus’ Visible Above California Tuesday

The so-called “transit of Venus” — when the planet Venus passes between the Earth and our sun — is expected to begin shortly after 3 p.m. when the planet will appear as a small black dot slowly moving across the sun.

06/05/2012

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