Posts tagged “Cleantech”
Dr. Vikram Rao, the executive director of the Research Triangle Energy Consortium, examines the debate about the benefits and risks of producing shale gas.
Cherokee Investment Partners launches its Cherokee Challenge accelerator with a Carborro and two Raleigh companies that are foucsed on environmentally friendly business. The accelerator is the latest such effort being launched in the Triangle.
The technology website GigaOm cites 10 reasons why (including cheap power from coal) as part of an in-depth, four-part series of stories.
The advance in solar cell technology should lead to thinner and less expensive solar panels, NCSU researchers say.
NET Power, which is part of 8 Rivers Capital, will build a pilot power plant after securing $50 million in cash and services from the Shaw Group and turbine design as well as production support from Toshiba.
Global investment in renewable energy reached a record of $257 billion last year, with solar attracting more than half the total spending, according to a U.N. report released Monday.
The Oxford, N.C.-based Biofuels Center has gotten $20 million from taxpayers for its 10-year mission of establishing a biofuels industry that converts grasses, wood pulp and even algae into motor fuels the future may demand. The center calls itself the nation's only state agency with a mission to help businesses, universities and others involved in the science, growing, production and logistics of biofuels.
NET Power, which is part of 8 Rivers Capital, will build a pilot power plant after securing $50 million in cash and services from the Shaw Group. Shaw describes NET Power's technology as "next-generation" and an "emissions-free" option for utilities as well as oil companies.
The Wake Forest utility and energy technology firm pays $4 million, sets up a new subsidiary called Southern Energy Management PowerSecure in which it holds a 90 percent controlling interest.
In a new paper, a team at the Research Triangle Solar Fuels Institute examine four means of utilizing solar energy to generate power. But they also concede that there currently is "no suitable renewable substitute for oil."
Eight new clean energy projects in North Carolina were announced in the first quarter of 2012, which together could create nearly 2,300 new jobs - giving the state a No. 8 ranking by Environmental Entrepreneurs.
Update: Amidst all the hype about hybrid vehicles - those that combine electric motors with fossil fuels - comes a report that shows most hybrid owners don't repeat their choice when buying a replacement. Higher prices and long payback hurt, say The New York Times and The Detroit News.
A crowd of some 225 people including attendees from around the world are attending the 'Networked Grid' conference in Durham to discuss the future of smart grid, smart meter and network technology.
Under a licensing deal with a U.K. firm, Raleigh-based Sensus will be able to offer its utility customers the ability for individuals to monitor power use in their homes by device. They can do it with a mobile app or from PC.