Posts tagged “Cleantech”

Updated July 19, 2011

Premium Lock Chevy Volt delivers a charge to electric vehicle show in Raleigh

Plug-In 2011 event in Raleigh showcases advances in electric vehicle technology, including Chevy's gas-battery powered vehicle.

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Updated July 18, 2011

Premium Lock Raleigh hosts electric, hybrid vehicle conference through Thursday

Plug-In 2011 Plug-In 2011 conference to showcase the future of plug-in hybrid and electric transportation.

Updated June 30, 2011

Premium Lock Raleigh biogas energy firm lands contract in Rhode Island

Orbit Energy will sell electricity produced from decomposing food to a utility under terms of a 15-year contract. Orbit already operates a testing plant in Clinton, NC

Orbit's pilot plant in Clinton Orbit's pilot plant in Clinton

June 27, 2011

Premium Lock Just north of NC, a Va. center targets clean energy

The newly opened Riverstone Energy Center in South Boston aims to help entrepreneurs grow new clean energy products and industry in the region.

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Updated June 23, 2011

Premium Lock Smartgrid startup PlotWatt lands $1M in funding, GE Challenge

PlotWatt The three-year-old venture in Durham helps turn smartgrid and smart meter information into data consumers can use to cut their energy bills.

June 22, 2011

Premium Lock Progress Energy wants more solar power providers

Solar Power The utility company is looking to add new sources for its electrical grid in order to meet law requiring more power from renewable sources.

Updated June 22, 2011

Premium Lock NC 'clean energy' firms jump by 700 to 1,800 in less than year

According to a new report from the NC Sustainable Energy Association, the state also is the site of more than 1,800 renewable energy system projects with nearly 3 megawatts of generating capacity. That's enough for more than 561,000 homes.

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Updated June 21, 2011

Premium Lock Raleigh-based smartgrid firm bolts for San Antonio

Consert, a developer of energy management software, is recruited to move to Texas by a big utility firm. Four other companies are also part of the recruitment coup.

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June 16, 2011

Premium Lock RTI wins $1.7M federal grant for lighting research

RTI Scientists will look for ways to improve the light fixture and components for solid-state lighting such as light-emitting diodes.

June 15, 2011

Premium Lock Wind farm secures approval in northeastern NC

Energy Literacy The 20,000-acre project will provide power for 75,000 homes,

June 14, 2011

Premium Lock Google invests $280M in solar power firm

Solar energy      The money will allow installer SolarCity to offer solar systems to homeowners for no money up front. In exchange, customers agree to pay a set price for the power produced by the systems.

Updated June 10, 2011

Premium Lock Obama jobs council picks McKinney, American Tobacco for meeting

IT jobs  The president is visiting the Triangle on Monday, and his Council on Jobs and Competitiveness will have a series of meetings during the day. One is set at Durham. American Tobacco also plans a reception for council members and staff Sunday night.

June 9, 2011

Premium Lock Obama to visit Cree on Monday

Cree President Obama plans to meet with his Jobs and Competitiveness Council during the trip. He also will tour Cree's manufacturing site, officials said.

June 8, 2011

Premium Lock RTI, Cree land $1.6 million federal grants for lighting research

Cree's LED prototype 60-watt bulb replacement The Energy Department picks the two Triangle firms for development of energy-saving light solutions, such as LEDs. In all, the new round of grants totals nearly $15 million.

Updated May 31, 2011

Premium Lock Mitsubishi Nuclear picks Charlotte for 135 $100,000-a-year jobs

Nuclear power The company picks the Queen City to serve as its engineering hub and a $4.1 million capital investment. North Carolina offers up to $2.8 million in tax rebates as incentive.

May 31, 2011

Premium Lock SC nuclear power plant is going digital

Duke nuclear plant goes digital. The Oconee Nuclear Station reactor will be the first of the 104 reactors in the United States not controlled with the same analog technology that brought the world cassette tapes.

Updated May 28, 2011

Premium Lock RTP development exec: Region's 'emerging cluster' is cleantech

Charles Hayes, chief executive officer of the Research Triangle Regional Economic Partnership, puts emphasis on growth in the clean energy sector in his annual state-of-the-region report.

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Updated May 24, 2011

Premium Lock Cree shares sag after GE, Cree deny lightbulb deal

A Wall Street Analyst says the Durham-based LED manufacturer has won a contract to provide 60-watt equivalent LED-based bulbs for GE. However, Canaccord Genuity's Jed Dorsheimer warns Cree's troubles aren't over.

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May 23, 2011

Premium Lock Sensus launches remote, wireless service cutoff device for gas utilities

Sensus The Remote Gas Shutoff device enables utility firms to turn off gas service either from an office or from a wireless transmission through a walk-by or drive-by system.

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