Posts tagged “Cleantech”
The N.C. State solar cell research could lead to solar modules that are smaller, less expensive and more efficient than existing solar technologies. Read more about the research.
The landing of its largest contract to date for smart metering technology means Raleigh-based Sensus will be expanding its global work force, CEO Peter Mainz tells WRALTechWire. The company also has a new chairman - a former CEO of Sears and an ex-IBMer - to help plot the company's growth. WRALTechWire Insiders can learn more about Sensus and the state of smart metering industry.
Big Blue unveils "Hybrid Renewable Energy Forecasting," which it says will help utilities forecast the availability of wind power and solar energy and thus improve integration of sustainable energy into power grids.
The goal is to develop a low-cost solar concentrator that makes producing electricty from sunlight more economically viable. Photovoltaic cells have been around for more than 40 years but are still relatively expensive despite decades of development.
A final budget negotiated by Republican leaders in the General Assembly and Gov. Pat McCrory appears to doom North Carolina's Biofuels Center.
With little hope that the N.C. General Assembly will restore its funding, the Biofuels Center has begun a process to shut down the center "responsibly, carefully, and efficiently," says its CEO. WRALTechWire Insiders get the full story.
While SAS' energy management software comes years later than other smart grid software makers, SAS could be entering the market at just the right time. Read more on why.
The North Carolina Biofuels Center may soon not have state funding for its next fiscal year, but it is still seeking to foster startups and efforts focused on creating a bigger renewable energy industry in the state.
Steven Burke says what the N.C. General Assembly is proposing in doing away with Biofuels Center funding is "unprecedented," but talks with politicos in Raleigh have thus far produced "nothing useful."