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Posts tagged “Cleantech”

Updated October 24, 2013

Premium Lock Cleantech startup Maverick Biofuels awarded three patents

The Research Triangle Park company, founded in 2008, has developed a way to turn waste and low-value feedstocks into the the building blocks of renewable fuels. The company's technology converts landfill waste, biomass and natural gas into synthesis gas.

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Updated October 23, 2013

Premium Lock Cree CEO: New bulbs build brand, 'drive the conversation' on LED lighting

Cree's latest revenue, earnings and margin forecast on Tuesday disappointed investors and shares tumbled in after-hours trading. But in a conference call with analysts, Chairman and CEO Chuck Swoboda spoke confidently about the company's surging sales, especially for its recently introduced LED bulbs for consumers. He sees these bulbs as helping Cree build its brand and expand its opportunities in the big markets: Commercial LED lighting.

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Updated October 21, 2013

Premium Lock Three N.C. startups named finalists in regional cleantech competition

Cleantech Open Regional finalists in the Cleantech Open receive cash and services valued at up to $20,000. Read more about the North Carolina startups vying to be named the top cleantech company.

October 11, 2013

Premium Lock Elster connects with Memphis utility, wins $10M smart meter contract

Memphis Light, Gas and Water - the largest public provider of three utility services - picks Raleigh-based Elster to launch a smart grid contract. The first phase is worth $10 million and is an "exceptional" deal, an Elster exec tells WRALTechWire.

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October 11, 2013

Premium Lock 'Let's make an exit' driving improvements in VC climate

A new report from research firm CB Insights says the number of venture capital deals is rebounding. However, funding totals remains low. What's driving an increase in deals? Three factors: IPOs, M&As and the mobile sector. WRALTechWire also provides a slide show of charts tracking the data.

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Updated October 4, 2013

Premium Lock Another solar record falls as startup Semprius marches toward full production

In an exclusive Q&A, Semprius Vice President of Business Development Russell Kanjorski discusses the significance of the firm's latest record for solar efficiency and how the company is progressing toward full-scale production at its plant in Henderson. WRALTechWire Insiders get the full story.

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Updated October 3, 2013

Premium Lock Execs to pitch Triangle clean energy efforts in D.C.

Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster A delegation from the Triangle, including executives with the Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster, the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce and the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber are among executives briefing White House officials and members of Congress about cleantech efforts in the region.

October 2, 2013

Premium Lock Upgrades turn Cree stock back on; LED bulbs gain Energy Star status

New "buy" ratings from analysts at Goldman Sachs and Canaccord Equity spark a 16 percent run-up in Cree shares and ignite a blizzard of trades on Tuesday. Today, Cree has more good news - An Energy Star rating for its new LED bulbs and lower costs with rebates.

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September 23, 2013

Premium Lock bioMASON builds business one sustainable brick at a time

bioMASON's sustainable bricks business brings in funding in a busy September. WRALTechWire Insiders can access an exclusive report about the RTP-based startup.

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Updated September 16, 2013

Premium Lock Energy technology developments drive American Tobacco district upgrades

As new energy developments such as LED lighting prove to be cost-cutters and true improvements in sustainability, more businesses are likely to embrace them to improve bottom lines as well as to help the environment. Need proof? Check out the renovation underway at the American Tobacco Historic District.

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Updated September 13, 2013

Premium Lock Going for green: Three startups pitch sustainability business plans

bioMASON, HomeWellness, and Platinix, the three Cherokee-McDonough Challenge finalists, pitch the potential they see in what they believe are disruptive technologies that their companies are building.

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September 9, 2013

Premium Lock Cree lighting replacing fluorescent fixtures at NASA headquarters

Cree Fluorescent fixtures are going out and new Cree LED-powered fixtures are going in at NASA's headquarters in Washington, D.C. as part of a program to cut energy costs.

Updated September 9, 2013

Premium Lock NCSU sheds light on making solar cells more efficient

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.

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Updated August 28, 2013

Premium Lock PowerSecure execs to ring NYSE opening bell as stock moves

PowerSecure The Wake Forest-based power technology firm is moving its stock to the NYSE from the Nasdaq as of Wednesday.

Updated August 21, 2013

Premium Lock Exclusive: Smartgrid firm Sensus looks to hire after landing huge contract in UK

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.

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August 20, 2013

Premium Lock Former Sears CEO is new chairman of board at Sensus

Sensus Lou D'Ambrosio, a board member at Raleigh-based Sensus for the past three years, replaces Jonathan Boucher.

Updated August 12, 2013

Premium Lock IBM says new weather analysis technology will enhance renewable energy

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.

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