Google and world domination

Well, not exactly, but Google certainly has ambitious plans.

The nation's dominant search engine has plans, according to Alternative Energy News, to develop its new solar mirror technology for cheaper solar power.

Google official Bill Weihl is quoted as saying that the company wants to reduce the cost of making heliostats - which track the sun - by at least double. Google also is pursuing gas turbines, which would also reduce its electrical costs.

Google early on invested in green companies, but has decided to develop its own technology.