The Daily Sprout

DOE to Put $60 Million into Solar Thermal: The U.S. Department of Energy plans to invest the money over five years in 10 to 25 low-cost solar concentrating projects. The DOE is interested in thermal storage and heat transfer fluids – Cleantech.

Waste Management and Linde to Build Huge Waste-to-Gas Plant: Set to begin operation in 2009 at the Altamont Landfill near Livermore, Calif., the facility will convert landfill gas into 13,000 gallons of liquefied natural gas a day – Green Car Congress.

Dow and Global Solar Working on Solar Shingles: Chemical giant Dow has chosen Global Solar Energy to work with it on flexible, building integrated photovoltaic technology – GoodCleanTech.

Silicon Shortage and High Solar Prices to End: In early 2000, solar was about $4.00 a watt. By 2005 it was up to $4.80. Those prices should be dropping as new crystalline silicon capacity comes online in next several years – MIT Technology Review.

HP Proves Theorized Fourth Fundamental Circuit: The new circuit, a “memory resistor” or “memristor,” could allow for computers that don’t need to be booted up, don’t forget, use less power and learn more like our own brains do – Science Daily.