01/18/2008 03:05 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Coal is the Enemy of the Human Race: Goliath, Meet David Edition

Today, Google announced it's investing $10 million in eSolar, a company that builds solar thermal power plants, as part of its RE<C project. Here's what eSolar has to say about itself (PDF):

To serve the renewable electricity needs of utility-scale energy providers, eSolar has developed a market disrupting solar thermal power plant technology. Generation can be scaled from 25 MW to over 500 MW at energy prices competitive with traditional fossil fuels.

David Sassoon has more.