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Total to take majority stake in SunPower

French oil company Total SA said on Thursday that it will offer $23.25 for up to 60 percent of the shares of solar panel maker SunPower Corp. Full story

GE to build nation's largest solar power plant

General Electric says it's going to build the largest U.S. solar panel factory, part of a $600 million dollar bet on the future of solar power in the country. Full story

Up a tree no more: A 'real' artificial leaf debuts

The leaf's ability to convert sunlight and water into storable fuel makes it the ultimate in solar energy. Now researchers say they have found a way to mimic this seemingly simple feat. Full story

Marines going green to save lives on battlefield

The Marine Corps said it plans to equip thousands of Marines in Afghanistan with solar-powered gadgets over the next year in an effort to decrease the need to make risky runs for fuel through enemy territory. Full story

UK consumers add solar panels to shopping lists

LONDON (Reuters Life!) - British shoppers can now pick up a solar panel while out grocery shopping as the country's third largest supermarket J Sainsbury Plc has started to sell renewable energy technology in some stores. Full story

A chance to see Discovery's parting (space) shot

Skywatchers across parts of the United States and Canada have a chance Friday night to spot NASA's space shuttle Discovery – on its last-ever mission – as it chases the International Space Station across the night sky. Full story

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