Fisker recalls electric cars again, due to software glitch

Updated. Electric car maker Fisker Automotive issued its second recall of its inaugural car the Karma, this time due to a software malfunction that affected its entertainment and navigation systems, reports Hybridcars. Fisker will also temporarily halt sales of the Karma until the problem is fixed.

Battles Over Cali’s Energy Storage Mandate Has Only Begun

There’s been a lot of high-fiving among energy storage technology developers about a bill signed into law by California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger this week. However, the bill doesn’t mandate energy storage, which means it’s far from determined which technologies and players will be the big winners.

BrightSource Raises Another $26M, IPO for 2011?

Solar thermal player BrightSource has raised another $26 million of its previously raised round, and reportedly has moved closer to an IPO by hiring Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs. Will the solar thermal leader hit the public markets in 2011?

Can Solar Help Usher In Storage for the Grid?

Can the grid handle the growing flow of wind and solar that will come online in the next few years? According to California’s grid operator the answer is yes, but with a particular attention to energy storage policy.

ALTe: Former Tesla Team Eyes Old Company Cars

ALTe, a startup founded by former Tesla Motors executives and managers, takes the goal of converting vehicle fleets to run on electricity literally. The company aims to take used models and give them new guts to run as extended range electric vehicles.

Greentech Earnings Roundup: SunPower, Cree, A123, LDK

Happy greentech earnings day! Some major bellweathers of emerging green industries — including solar maker SunPower, LED company Cree, lithium ion battery firm A123 Systems, and solar wafer maker LDK — announced earnings today. Here’s are some important bits you should note.