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Posts tagged “Cleantech”

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Duke Energy to invest $500 million to expand solar power in N.C.

Solar energy Duke Energy says it will invest $500 million in multiple projects to expand its solar power capacity in North Carolina. One solar farm in Duplin County will be the largest east of the Mississippi. The state's sustainable energy business association sees the deal as a big boost to N.C.'s solar industry.

August 29

Tesla putting a charge into China with 400 charging stations

Tesla Roadster Sport Tesla Motors Co. and a state-owned Chinese phone carrier announced plans Friday to build 400 charging stations for electric cars in a new bid to promote popular adoption of the technology in China.

Tags: Cleantech
Updated August 13

Premium Lock Cree earnings top Street; revenue, expectations miss; shares tumble 7%

Cree's $10 LED bulb     LED and chip manufacturer Cree reports earnings of 42 cents per share and revenue of $436 million for its most recent quarter plus annual revenues of $1.65 billion, which were up 19 percent.

August 13

Premium Lock Inside Cree: CFO hints new market push in earnings call

Cree reported record income for its last fiscal year on Tuesday and forecast future revenue that didn't quite match analysts' expectations. The news sent Cree shares down in after-hours trading. But in a conference call with analysts, Chief Financial Officer Mike McDevitt dropped a hint that Cree is eyeing another market for growth. So what's Cree thinking?

The new Bay Bridge span illuminated by Cree LEDs The new Bay Bridge span illuminated by Cree LEDs

Updated August 4

Premium Lock Sensus says results of smart meter investigation point to external factors

Sensus Company president underscores confidence in employees and technology that carry the Sensus name with intensive inspections and testing currently underway.

August 4

Premium Lock Man-made wetlands turn wastewater into tap water

At $75 million, the 2,000-acre wetlands system in Texas cost far less to build than traditional filtering infrastructure and has piqued the interest of planners from places as far afield as Mexico City and Baghdad

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July 29

Premium Lock Two Raleigh power grid firms to combine: Causam acquiring Power Analytics

Power grid Causam Energy and Power Analytics Corporation, which both have offices in Raleigh, are combining in a deal disclosed Tuesday. The two firms focused on software and solutions for the utilities industry.

Updated July 29

Premium Lock RTCC has a plan, new advisory board for cleantech in North Carolina

The Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster has approved a new two-year strategic plan to accelerate the region's cleantech economy and formed a 22-member advisory council to advise and implement it.

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Updated July 21

Premium Lock RTI wins $3M investment for biofuel research

Under a three-year award from the U.S. Department of Energy, researchers at RTI International are looking at the cost-competitive production of hydrocarbon transportation fuels for less than $3 per gallon.

Biomass and Biofuels Biomass and Biofuels

July 9

Premium Lock Charlotte solar firm GED acquired by Westinghouse Solar

Solar energy Solar energy developer Green Earth Developers (GED) has been acquired by CBD Energy Limited (NASDAQ:CBDE), an Australian energy company that does business in the United States as Westinghouse Solar.

July 3

Premium Lock UNC lands $10M solar energy research grant

Solar energy The Energy Frontier Research Center for Solar Fuels at UNC has been received a $10.8 million federal grant for research on turning solar energy technologies into devices that can efficiently produce fuels.

Updated June 30

Premium Lock Could a Philips LED spinoff lead to merger with Cree?

Cree Monday morning's announcement that Phillips is spinning off its LED and automotive lighting businesses into a separate company is triggering speculation about a possible deal with LED rival Cree.

Updated June 26

Premium Lock Triangle startup EcoPRT shows off vision for mass transit

Startup EcoPRT is developing what founders call "the world's first entrepreneurial transportation system." WRAL TechWire Insiders can take a detailed look at Marshall Brain and Seth Hollar's vision for mass transit.

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June 20

Premium Lock $1.8M federal grant helps N.C. land $200 million biofuel plant

A $1.8 million federal grant has been awarded to the City of Clinton to help pay for water and sewer hookups to a planned $200 million investment: a 20-million-gallon-a-year cellulosic biofuel refinery in the Sampson County community.

Giant miscanthus being developed by NCSU researchers for biofuel feedstock. Giant miscanthus being developed by NCSU researchers for biofuel feedstock.

June 20

Premium Lock Why there's still hope for cleantech startups to raise funds

ExitEvent Cleantech capital isn't dead - just harder to get. Christa Wagner Vinson is program manager for the Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster, which offers up advice and support for startups raising capital.

Updated June 20

Premium Lock An LED showcase: Cree lights up San Francisco Bay Bridge

Cree just may be hard pressed to find a better way to display the sharpness, power and durability of its LED lighting than a just-unveiled project along side partner Musco Lighting. Cree LEDs - more than 51,000 of them - shine brightly on the new East Span of the majestic San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge.

Cree LEDs illuminate the new Bay Bridge span Cree LEDs illuminate the new Bay Bridge span

June 13

Premium Lock Tesla handing over the keys to its technology

Tesla Patents Electric car maker Tesla Motors is handing over the keys to its technology in an unusual effort to encourage other automakers to expand beyond gasoline-burning vehicles.

Tags: Cleantech
June 2

Premium Lock Hoke refinery to reopen using tobacco to make ethanol

A Virginia company plans to reopen an ethanol refinery in Hoke County, using tobacco as its primary feedstock, officials said Monday.

Cleantech Cleantech

Updated May 20

Premium Lock Watch out for GridBridge: It could be Triangle's next startup powerhouse

New means of power delivery is the secret sauce for Raleigh-based startup GridBridge, and the recently launched firm is quickly earning recognition from the Obama Administration as part of a $140 million power initiative plus a recent selection by NASA for beyond-this-world energy routing. What is GridBridge all about and who is its founder Chad Eckhardt? WRAL TechWire Insiders get the exclusive details in a Q&A.

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Updated April 29

Premium Lock Sun shines brighter on new Semprius solar cells as company raises another $1.1M

Semprius makes what it says are the most highest efficiency mass-produced solar modules. On Monday the Durham-based firm announced a new "stacked" solar cell that shows the promise of delivering record efficiency for conversion of sunlight to energy. Meanwhile, Semprius raises another $1.1 million in funding.

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