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GE is pushing the smart grid and thin-film solar, but don’t expect new kinds of nuclear reactors.
The company thinks adding solar-thermal technology to its natural-gas plants will make them run more cheaply and efficiently
The company plans to develop products in China, for China.
During a recent tour, General Electric showed off a slew of manufacturing and production innovations aimed at staying competitive in one of its core businesses.
The technology could be used to make parts that perform better and cost less.
General Electric and startup companies alike say they benefited from the company’s call for ideas about the smart grid.