The Daily Sprout


GM to Get World’s Largest Rooftop Solar Installation: General Motors is set to get the world’s largest rooftop photovoltaic installation on one of its Spanish facilities. The system will have about 85,000 solar panels and peak capacity of 12 megawatts – BusinessWeek.

Better Energy Gets Funding for Pocket Solar Chargers: Berkeley, Calif.-based Better Energy, maker of the super cool Solio solar gizmo charger, has secured its first round of funding – VentureBeat.

Investments in LEDs Hits $100M in Q1 ’08: The Cleantech Group estimates that investments in LED technologies hit $100 million in the first quarter of 2008, behind solar and biofuels in terms of total investments in cleantech – San Jose Mercury News.

Tesla Grabs Former Chrysler Exec: After 24 years at Chrysler, Mike Donoughe has left Michigan to join Tesla in California as Executive Vice President, Vehicle Engineering and Manufacturing. Welcome to the neighborhood, Mike – Tesla Motors.

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