The operation will emit 25 percent less carbon dioxide, compared with conventional cultivation using gas to heat vinyl greenhouses, and cut production costs by 7 percent.
The two categories combined made up 3.64 percent of total U.S. sales, their highest monthly market share ever.
U.S. safety regulators conducted an eight-month investigation of transmission control problems with BMW 7-Series luxury cars.
The solar panel maker had said in November that it intended to cut costs by up to 10 percent in the next year as the solar industry deals with stagnating prices and demand.
Accidents in which drivers mistakenly hit the gas instead of the brake tend to involve older female drivers in parking lots, a new government study has found.
Sales peaked at just over 93,000 in 2003, but fell as buyers went for full-size "crew cab" pickups.
Apple Inc. says the accusation that it conspired with major book publishers to raise the price of e-books is untrue.
Japan's business conditions improved in fiscal 2010 after being hit hard by the 2008 collapse of major U.S. brokerage house Lehman Brothers, pushing up emissions from the industrial sector, the report said.
Automotive parts maker General Cable Corp. said on Thursday that it has bought a Brazilian maker of ignition wiring for cars.
U.S. wholesale prices were flat in March after a drop in energy prices offset rising costs for food and pickup trucks. The figures suggest that modest growth isn't spurring inflation.
New cars and light trucks would have to have override systems to prevent unintended acceleration in instances where the driver steps on the gas pedal and brake at the same time or accelerator control systems disconnect, under new federal regulations proposed Thursday.
China's declining economic growth fell to its lowest level in nearly three years in the first quarter, but analysts said it should rebound in coming months.
Jay Leno once joked that you could double a Hyundai's value by filling it up with gas. No one's laughing now.
General Motors is recalling about 50,000 large crossover SUVs to fix a problem with the windshield wipers.
Heavy equipment maker Caterpillar Inc. has agreed to sell the Australian distributor of its Bucyrus mining equipment to one of its dealers for $400 million.
For the quarter ended March 31, the Winona, Minn.-based company earned $100.2 million, or 34 cents per share, up from $79.5 million, or 27 cents per share, in the year-ago quarter.
Chrysler spokesman Eric Mayne said vehicle fires are complex and can occur for many reasons unrelated to the vehicle's design and manufacture.
The CEO of heavy equipment maker Caterpillar saw the value of his pay package jump as the company's global sales topped $60 billion.
The former executive for Glock Inc. was sentenced Wednesday to seven years in prison, even as his supporters raised questions about his conviction.