Start-up sees new dawn for old solar tech

[The New York Times] David Slawson is an unabashed granola-crunching, tree-hugging New Age apostle whose livelihood rests on matriculating massage therapists to his alternative health care college in Portland, Ore. Yet he’s also the chief executive of a Phoenix-based start-up that’s raised $20 million to parlay a quirky, early-19th-century engine design repeatedly discarded as antiquated, most recently by aerospace company McDonnell Douglas and utility giant Southern California Edison, into a multibillion-dollar solar energy company (for the full article, see the following link).