Posts tagged “Cleantech”

Updated August 17

Premium Lock Feds shop off Outer Banks to build wind farms as industry takes root

The Obama Administration is inviting companies to bid for the right to build wind energy turbines off North Carolina's Outer Banks as the nation's first offshore wind farm prepares to go online. Plus: A construction site update from Deepwater Wind's project.

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Updated August 15

Premium Lock Smart metering tech firm Sensus being sold for $1.7B (+ video)

Sensus, a developer and provider of smart metering technology which has a major operation in the Triangle, is being sold by its private equity fund owners to New York-based Xylem in an all-cash deal valued at $1.7 billion.

August 2

Premium Lock Tesla buying SolarCity for $2.6B + Video: Tesla's autonomous robot at work

Tesla said Monday it will buy solar panel maker SolarCity Corp. in an all-stock deal worth $2.6 billion. The deal must still be approved by the government and shareholders at both companies. It's expected to close in the fourth quarter if it goes through. Plus: Watch a video of an autonomous robot at work in Tesla's new battery factory.

Updated August 2

Premium Lock Durham startup wants to give environmentally friendly investing a boost

After restarting this spring, Intersect, a startup in the American Tobacco Campus at Main in Durham, is about four months from launching its software to help fund managers invest in assets that are environmentally friendly and climate-wise, but also deliver high returns.

Truman Semans, CEO, co-founder, Intersect Truman Semans, CEO, co-founder, Intersect

Updated July 29

Premium Lock Waste Zero bags new equity

WasteZero, a trash-metering company based in Raleigh, has raised $1.5 million of a $2.8 million equity offering, according to a regulatory filing. The company chair says it could cut municipal trash in half.

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Updated July 15

Premium Lock CEO: $850M deal means LED-focused 'Cree 3.0'

Cree expects to spend the next six months after the sale of its Wolfspeed division to Infineon Technologies closes working through the transition. But by 2017 it will to be on the way to a Cree 3.0 focusing on its LED lighting business, and looking for M&A opportunities, Cree chair and CEO Chuck Swoboda says.

Infineon CEO Reinhard Ploss, left, and Cree CEO Chuck Swoboda Infineon CEO Reinhard Ploss, left, and Cree CEO Chuck Swoboda

Updated July 15

Premium Lock Cree including huge building as part of Infineon-Wolfspeed deal

Cree is selling a building at the end of its Silicon Drive campus in Durham as part of its $850 million cash sale of its Wolfspeed Power and RF division to Infineon Technologies, the company disclosed at a press conference Thursday morning.

Cree and Infineon execs at press confernece. Cree and Infineon execs at press confernece.

Updated July 15

Premium Lock Cree selling power-radio frequency business for $850M

Wolfspeed Cree is selling its power and radio frequency division to Infineon Technologies for $850 million in cash. Cree had intended to spin off the group known as Wolfspeed as a separate company. Most of Wolfspeed's 600 workers are expected to keep their jobs.

July 11

Premium Lock NCSU researchers drive toward more efficient solar cells

Solar Cells For solar energy to become a real power player in the energy game, solar cells need to be both inexpensive to manufacture and efficient in terms of energy they collect. That's why researchers are focusing their efforts on organic solar cells, which use non-fullerene polymers.

Updated June 29

Premium Lock Semprius tops $13M in debt financing with latest raise

Semprius logo Semprius continues to raise debt rather than investment capital, closing a new raise of just over $280,000. Here's a look at all the debt funding the Durham-based company has raised since 2012.

June 27

Premium Lock Browse free or die library project; Tesla-SolarCity hurdles; drones to rescue; China paid search demand

In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology news: Libraries fight for Internet freedom (see video); conflicts hinder Tesla-SolarCity deal; drones tested for rescue missions; China demands paid search information after man's death.

June 22

Premium Lock Longer Twitter videos; 72 new emojis; Tesla wants SolarCity; beeping NFL footballs

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology news: Twitter to allow longer videos; a host of new emojis; Tesla wants to buy SunCity; and NFL tries beeping footballs to cut down on fumbles.

June 20

Premium Lock Industry group hails new solar manufacturing jobs

Solar energy      An India-based company's decision to build a solar panel manufacturing facility in Halifax is good news for North Carolina's clean industry sector, says the North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association.

June 16

Premium Lock Triangle flexes cleantech, IoT muscle at Smart City Summit

Triangle leaders are talking up the region's cleantech, Internet of Things and more at the Smart Cities Innovation Summit. Jenn Bosser, executive director of the Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster, talks about why the Triangle is participating and how the cleantech cluster initiative can benefit the region.

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April 15

Premium Lock Obama backs cable box choice; techies vs. feds again; wind power sets record; police target 'inciting' websites

Bulldog In today's Bulldog roundup of technology news: President Obama throws his weight behind more choices for cable boxes; Microsoft's suit is latest from tech industry against government about privacy; wind power sets a record; and police are monitoring hundreds of websites in Europe after terror attacks.

March 24

Premium Lock Solar tech firm Semprius raises 7th round of debt in 14 months

Semprius, a developer of solar technology, has gone back to investors to raise another round of debt financing. The latest raise is the seventh the Durham-based firm has made over the past 14 months.

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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.

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