X, the “moonshot factory” at Google’s parent company Alphabet, is working on several breakthrough energy solutions -- from molten salt batteries, to high altitude wind turbines, to fuel made from seawater – in a quest to solve climate change. Not all ideas work, Astro Teller, the head of X, recently explained. And among the ones that do, Alphabet may not be the right entity to bring them to market, he said. Which is why Dandelion was spun off in June 2017.
Duke Energy announced Wednesday that it has taken full control of California-based commercial solar developer REC Solar. The acquisition comes after Duke acquired a majority stake in the company in 2015. Duke spokeswoman Tammie McGee said it was assumed an acquisition would take place eventually, but that Duke accelerated the timeline in response to market dynamics.
In September, the Department of Energy’s SunShot Initiative celebrated that its 2020 price target for utility-scale solar had been achieved three years early. But the triumph appears to have been short-lived. An analysis from the DOE’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory found that the average price for utility-scale solar recently fell to less than $1.00 per watt and below 6 cents per kilowatt-hour -- without subsidies.
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Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".