In the five years since bitcoin was created, the hunt for them has consumed enough electricity to keep the Eiffel Tower lit for 260 years. One man’s way around the utility bills: the family power plant.
Bayerische Motoren Werke AG plans to triple production capacity of carbon fiber in a $200 million expansion that will make a factory in Washington state the world’s largest for the lightweight material.
Renewable Energy Corp. ASA said its subsidiary REC Silicon has experienced a power supply outage with a 100 percent power loss and consequently all of REC Silicon’s manufacturing facilities in Moses Lake, Washington, have been shut down.
REC Silicon ASA will build a polysilicon and silane gas plant in China through a joint venture as the maker of materials used in solar panels seeks to take advantage of growing demand in the world’s biggest market.