Posts tagged “Cleantech”

March 21

Premium Lock Duke Energy to power 10,000 homes with recycled poop

New Duke Energy logo Duke has agreed to buy the energy produced from a planned Carbon Cycle Energy plant in eastern North Carolina that will take methane from pig and chicken waste and send it to four Duke plants.

Updated March 3

Premium Lock Cree aims to please street light critics with 'warmer' LEDs

Reacting to complaints about the brightness, harshness and appearance of its LED streetlights, Durham-based Cree is rolling out new devices that it says will provide a "warm color." They can even be dimmed.

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Updated February 17

Premium Lock Cree's SmartCast tech is part of Cisco's new IoT 'Digital Ceiling'

A new suite of smart building services from Cisco includes SmartCast, a system designed to deliver LED lighting in more cost-effective ways and in multiple shades, from Cree. Cree says SmartCast brings the Internet of Things to building lighting systems with "Power over Ethernet."

Updated February 17

Premium Lock What is Cisco's 'Digital Ceiling'? Here's a primer

On Wednesday, Cree disclosed it is a partner with Cisco's new "Digital Ceiling" suite of smart building applications. Cisco says it's taking the Internet of Things to the management of "indoor spaces." Here's insight from Cisco about what the Digital Ceiling is.

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February 11

Premium Lock Solar backers try to allay NC lawmakers' fears about panel removal

Solar energy      Solar industry members and advocates told a legislative panel Wednesday there's little need to worry about the safe removal of solar panels in the state's future.

Updated January 29

Premium Lock Iron Yard courses in Raleigh; US Navy's Great Green Fleet; Merck hepatitis drug OK'd; self-driving car debate; EU vs. Google on taxes

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology and life science news: The Iron yard is registering students for coding courses in Raleigh; the U.S. Navy's biofueled task force belies biofuel problems, says MIT; Merck wins approval for hepatitis drug; California regulators debate auto-control cars; and the EU make probe Google tax deal.

January 28

Premium Lock NC's top environmental officer pushes restrictions on solar farms

Critics of solar are trying to rein in the industry by rewriting state laws, and the head of the state Department of Environmental Quality is leading the charge, pushing the state Energy Policy Council to recommend some major changes.

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Updated January 26

Premium Lock Clean energy industry in NC adds 3K jobs, hits $7B in revenue

Jobs  Despite the expiration of North Carolina's renewable energy tax credit last year, the clean energy industry in the state experienced tremendous growth, with double-digit gains over 2014 in both jobs and revenue.

January 22

Premium Lock Cree a shining light in market plunge - Top exec explains why

Unlike many shares, stock in Cree has shown an improvement so far in 2016. Cree shares are up nearly 4 percent, a better-than-expected earnings report earlier this week contributing to the surge. In talking about the earnings and Cree's commitment to new lighting technology, Cree Chair and CEO Chuck Swoboda gave what has proved to be a successful pep talk to investors.

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January 20

Premium Lock Cree bounces 5% on earnings; Wolfspeed spin-off being delayed

Cree's dimmable 90-watt LED bulb Shares in Durham-based Cree jumped more than 5 percent in after-hours trading Tuesday after the semiconductor and lighting technology firm reported earnings that beat Street expectations. However, Cree is delaying the spin-off of its Wolfspeed group.

Updated January 4

Premium Lock Hamner Institutes shuts down; Durham firm buys some assets

The Hamner Institutes for Health Sciences, which sold its RTP property to Alexandria Real Estate Equities for $20 million, has shut down. A Durham firm has purchased some of its assets and hired personnel that were part of the Institute for Chemical Safety Sciences.

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January 4

Premium Lock Red-hot Charlotte venture firm raises $20M for clean energy projects

Solar power Two former U.S. Marines and Iraqi war veterans have unraveled the Gordian knot for venture capital fund raising in North Carolina. A task that many firms find impossible or exceedingly difficult has proved to be wonderfully successful since launching in 2013. It's just raised a seventh fund.

Updated December 24, 2015

Premium Lock Brick by brick ... RTP sustainable materials startup BioMason raising $3M

BioMason, an award-winning startup for its sustainable building materials technology, is now reaping investors and venture capital along with cash awards. The RTP-based firm is raising a $3 million round, and so far three investors have agreed to terms.

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Updated December 16, 2015

Premium Lock Ex-Cisco exec Warrior joins electric car startup; Chuck Robbins says he's 'proud'

Former Cisco CTO Padmasree Warrior Padmasree Warrior, the former chief technology leader at Cisco who lost out to Chuck Robbins in the battle to replace John Chambers as CEO, is now taking on Tesla. Warrior is taking over as the CEO of U.S. operations for Chinese electric vehicle startup NextEV.

December 16, 2015

Premium Lock NC IDEA winner: SeaChange Technologies targets water crisis

Is your water safe? On Tuesday, economic development group NC IDEA picked six recipients to share among $300,000 in its latest round of non-dilutive grants for startups. Here's a profile of SeaChange as reported by ExitEvent Editor Laura Baverman.

December 14, 2015

Premium Lock Novozymes CEO: Paris climate deal 'historic turning point'

Biofuels   Analysis: Peder Holk Nielsen, chief executive officer of Novozymes, which maintains a huge operation in Franklinton, N.C. and produces enzymes used in the creation of biofuels, says the international climate change deal struck in Paris "sends a very strong signal" that low-carbon technologies will advance. He sees a "low-carbon future."

December 3, 2015

Premium Lock GSK's $440M antibody deal; INC shareholders sell; Bioventus, PowerSecure make buys; Dara BioSciences merger advances

Bulldog In today's wrapup of technology and life science news: GSK strikes investment deal for antibodies; INC's big shareholders sell; Bioventus and PowerSecure make acquisitions; and Dara Biosciences moves ahead with merger.

Updated November 24, 2015

Premium Lock Google to buy solar power from Duke Energy for NC data center

Solar energy      Google says it will voluntarily pay for renewable energy from a new Duke Energy solar farm to help power its big data center in the North Carolina city of Lenoir.

Updated October 16, 2015

Premium Lock NCTA names top 10 startups to watch

NCTA names ten top startups to watch The NC Tech Awards is North Carolina's statewide program recognizing and honoring the best innovators and innovations. NCTA has announced this year's Top 10 Startups to Watch.

Updated October 14, 2015

Premium Lock Semprius lands nearly $1M of debt offering for advanced solar tech

Semprius Inc., a Durham-based solar-module manufacturer, raised $995,238 of a $2 million debt offering, according to a regulatory filing. The company's technology lets it create the world's smallest solar cells to deliver a uniquely high concentration of the cells, which are about the size of a pencil point, to achieve cost and performance advantages.

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