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