Posts tagged “Cleantech”

Updated 12:02 p.m. yesterday

How, why Google will run 100% on renewables by 2017

Editor's note: Urs Holzle, Google Senior Vice President for Technical Infrastructure, spells out in detail how Google plans to run on 100 percent renewable energy in 2017, including its huge data center in Lenoir, N.C.

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Updated 9:36 a.m. yesterday

Green energy: Google hits renewable goal; first offshore wind farm nears launch

Google says it is hitting its use of renewable energy goal on the same day that the first offshore wind farm in the U.S. nears operational status. These reports have N.C. impact. Google and Apple both operate data centers in North Carolina, and the state is considered a prime candidate for wind power. Here's a wrapup on the latest developments.

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Updated 7:06 a.m. yesterday

Premium Lock Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster names executive director

Susan Sanford is the new executive director of the Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster, replacing Jennifer Bosser who recently resigned.

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Updated November 16

Cooling tech startup Phononic adds another $40M to financing

Talk about a cool deal. Durham solid-state cooling technology startup Phononic is adding a whopping $40 million to its latest round of financing. The $71-million round is the biggest for a N.C. startup this year.

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Updated November 9

Charlotte firm energizes with $1M raise

Charlotte-based BlueSpere energizes with $1M equity raise Charlotte waste-to-energy firm BlueSpere has raised a $1 million round, according to a regulatory filling.

November 8

Tesla to end unlimited free use of supercharging stations

Electric car maker Tesla Motors has decided to stop offering unlimited free use of its 734 fast charging stations worldwide, just months before it's scheduled to start selling a mass-market electric car.

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October 25

Premium Lock NC startup aiming to turn waves into freshwater launches fundraiser

A Wilmington startup with what it calls "environmentally conscious desalination technology that turns wave energy into fresh, clean water" launches a fundraising campaign.

October 5

Premium Lock Inside ABB's reorganization: A look at its 4 'entrepreneurial divisions'

International power and tech giant ABB, which has a substantial presence in the Triangle, on Tuesday unveiled a massive reorganization. The reorg also means that the Swiss-based company will keep its Power Grids unit, which has 500 employees at NCSU's Centennial Campus. Here's a look at what ABB calls its four "entrepreneurial divisions."

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October 4

Premium Lock Jim Goodnight: Why sustainability is important to SAS

SAS earns special recognition in the latest sustainability report from Business Roundtable, being recognized as a global leader. As part of that report, CEO and co-founder Jim Goodnight spells out why sustainability is important to the Cary-based global software firm.

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Updated October 3

Premium Lock Exec: Expiring tax incentives to hurt clean energy jobs

Clean energy   The number of people employed in North Carolina's clean energy sector is up from 2015's 26,000 despite legislative setback. Preliminary 2016 numbers will be disclosed at the NC Sustainable Energy Association conference in Raleigh today and Tuesday. NCSEA updates what's happening in an exclusive interview with WRAL TechWire.

September 16

Premium Lock Cree unveils new LED bulb lineup, lands additional patent

Cree is rolling out a revamped lineup of new LED light bulbs - 25 in all. The new products generated some glowing headlines. The Durham firm also has secured a patent for a new LED light.

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September 8

Premium Lock Climate exec praises Triangle for Cleantech Cluster efforts

Cooperation and collaboration between government, academics, and private industry is the "Triple Helix" of successful cleantech projects, and the Research Triangle is "good at forging partnerships," an international expert told the annual meeting of the Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster on Wednesday. Nearly 11,000 jobs have been created and $1.3 billion invested in cleantech across the region since 2009. But RTCC chair notes: "We have a long way to go."

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September 7

Premium Lock Cree's top exec Swoboda lands 11.6% compensation increase

Cree's Chuck Swoboda   Cree's chairman, chief executive officer and president received a 11.6 percent increase in total compensation in the company's 2016 fiscal year due to an increase in stock awards and non-equity incentive plan compensation, according to a Securities and Exchange Commission filing.

Updated August 30

Premium Lock CED Tech Venture profile: 510nano could light up solar industry

RTP-based startup 510nano says its patent-pending photovoltaic technology could give a new burst of energy to solar power by increasing solar efficiency. The company is among the presenters at the upcoming CED Tech Venture conference.

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