Posts tagged “Cleantech”

Updated June 5

Premium Lock Don't forget: Triangle Smart Cities summit set for June 6

Green energy North Carolina State University and the City of Raleigh are hosting the first Triangle Smart Cities Summit June 6 at the Hunt Library on NC State's Centennial Campus. The event will bring together local city, industry, and academic leaders to share ideas aimed at making our region a smarter and more connected community.

May 16

Premium Lock Chinese Academy of Sciences sues Cree, alleges LED patent infringement

Cree logo   Cree, an aggressive fighter against patent infringement on its intellectual property portfolio, now faces a suit in China - from the prestigious Chinese Academy of Sciences, which helped found Lenovo.

May 10

Premium Lock Asheville-based Innovation Solar raises $14.9M

Solar energy      ‚ÄčAn Asheville, North Carolina-based solar company has raised $14.9 million in a private offering, according to a filing Tuesday with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

May 8

Premium Lock Chapel Hill, Carrboro, Orange County earn community solar recognition

SolSmart Chapel Hill, Carrboro and Orange County are three of the newest government organizations to be honored as "SolSmart" by a federally funded initiative designed to boost the solar industry.

Updated April 26

Premium Lock In his own words: Cree's top exec spells out revised strategy

After deciding not to sell its Wolfspeed power business for $850 million when regulators wouldn't approve a deal, Cree Chair and CEO Chuck Swoboda on Tuesday spelled out further revisions of the LED and semiconductor firm's strategy for growth. He announced a joint LED venture with a Chinese firm and pointed out plans to increase capacity for Wolfspeed products. In his own words, he spells out his thinking.

Cree's Chuck Swoboda    Cree's Chuck Swoboda

Updated April 19

Premium Lock Smart grid firm moving HQ to Cary from Silicon Valley, bringing 130 jobs

A smart grid software and communications company plans to move its headquarters from Silicon Valley to Cary, bringing 130 jobs to the Triangle, officials said Tuesday.

April 11

Premium Lock Fundings: Coastal solar tech firm eyes $2.5M; SmartSky makes $109M raise official

Venture Capital     Wrightsville Beach-based Koolbridge Solar is looking to raise more funding, and Charlotte-based SmartSky Networks has made official its latest fund-raiser.

April 5

Premium Lock The quest for a safer battery: Solid-state electrolytes?

Searching for safer batteries 2016 was the year of Li-ion batteries' silver jubilee, a coming of age that has not been hassle-free, as Samsung's Firegate showed us. This year might mark the first significant switch to new materials in the electrolyte compartment, with both large and small companies trying to bring inorganic and polymer electrolytes to commercial fruition.

Updated March 6

Premium Lock Product Recovery Technology International in Franklinton seeks to raise $2.3 million

Product Recovery Technology International Inc., which breaks down used rubber products, is seeking to raise another $2.3 million in a private equity offering.

PRTI's facility in Franklinton PRTI's facility in Franklinton

Updated January 25

Premium Lock Cree stock surges after Street beat; Wolfspeed spinoff nears

Cree logo   Cree beats Wall Street expectations on revenues and earnings, sending its stock up nearly 6 percent in after-hours trading Tuesday. Meanwhile, the Durham LED giant also says it's moving closer to selling off its Wolfspeed power technology business.

January 23

Premium Lock RTI wins $3.1M federal renewable energy grant

RTI International has landed a $3.1 million federal grant for development of renewable energy involving ammonia synthesis as part of a recently announced $35 million federal initiative. Plus: What is this program all about?

Updated January 19

Premium Lock Feds move ahead with plans for huge 'wind farm' off Kitty Hawk

The federal government is moving ahead with plans to lease nearly 200 square miles of ocean off the Outer Banks for a commercial wind farm.

Windmill power Windmill power

January 17

Premium Lock Report: NC clean energy sector adds 8,000 jobs in 2016

Clean energy   North Carolina's clean energy sector produced an additional 8,000 jobs in 2016 - an increase of 31 percent - but overall revenues fell slightly to some $6.4 billion, according to a new report.

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