July 12, 2011
Updated June 30, 2011
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
June 27, 2011
The newly opened Riverstone Energy Center in South Boston aims to help entrepreneurs grow new clean energy products and industry in the region.
3-D simulator at Riverstone
Updated June 23, 2011
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
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
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.
Updated June 21, 2011
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.
Hooking up meter to Consert
June 16, 2011
Scientists will look for ways to improve the light fixture and components for solid-state lighting such as light-emitting diodes.
June 15, 2011
The 20,000-acre project will provide power for 75,000 homes,
June 14, 2011
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Updated May 24, 2011
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.
Cree's LED prototype 60-watt bulb replacement
May 23, 2011
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.
May 23, 2011
Salesforce.com is helping the Japanese automaker link its vehicle owners through a private network that includes Twitter feed and Facebook.
Toyota goes social with Salesforce.com
May 18, 2011
An estimated crowd of 2,000 is expected each day with 2,500 or more expected for "Public Day" on Saturday when citizens can learn more how to utilize alternative energy themselves. Some 170 companies are participating.