Posts tagged “Cleantech”
The goal is to develop a low-cost solar concentrator that makes producing electricty from sunlight more economically viable. Photovoltaic cells have been around for more than 40 years but are still relatively expensive despite decades of development.
A final budget negotiated by Republican leaders in the General Assembly and Gov. Pat McCrory appears to doom North Carolina's Biofuels Center.
With little hope that the N.C. General Assembly will restore its funding, the Biofuels Center has begun a process to shut down the center "responsibly, carefully, and efficiently," says its CEO. WRALTechWire Insiders get the full story.
While SAS' energy management software comes years later than other smart grid software makers, SAS could be entering the market at just the right time. Read more on why.
The North Carolina Biofuels Center may soon not have state funding for its next fiscal year, but it is still seeking to foster startups and efforts focused on creating a bigger renewable energy industry in the state.
Steven Burke says what the N.C. General Assembly is proposing in doing away with Biofuels Center funding is "unprecedented," but talks with politicos in Raleigh have thus far produced "nothing useful."
The U.S. Energy Department will help underwrite the cost of developing a new design for linking LED lights. Cree also must provide funding.
Cleantech refers to products, services and processes that use renewable materials and energy sources, reduce the use of natural resources, and cut or eliminate emissions and waste. Business opportunity exists for companies who work in each of those areas, as well as where they intersect. And the Triangle is home to many of these firms turning cleantech ideas into business.
Cement plants are large producers of carbon dioxide emissions. RTI says that if the project is successful, the technology could offer the cement industry a viable option for mitigating carbon dioxide.
In the marketplace, they compete fiercely for market share and profits. In the Research Triangle Region of North Carolina, they collaborate with equal ferocity to create the smart, clean technologies of the future. And they're paying $75,000 each for the privilege. They are the founding members of the Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster.