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Posts tagged “Cleantech”

June 2, 2014

Premium Lock Hoke refinery to reopen using tobacco to make ethanol

A Virginia company plans to reopen an ethanol refinery in Hoke County, using tobacco as its primary feedstock, officials said Monday.

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Updated May 20, 2014

Premium Lock Watch out for GridBridge: It could be Triangle's next startup powerhouse

New means of power delivery is the secret sauce for Raleigh-based startup GridBridge, and the recently launched firm is quickly earning recognition from the Obama Administration as part of a $140 million power initiative plus a recent selection by NASA for beyond-this-world energy routing. What is GridBridge all about and who is its founder Chad Eckhardt? WRAL TechWire Insiders get the exclusive details in a Q&A.

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Updated April 29, 2014

Premium Lock Sun shines brighter on new Semprius solar cells as company raises another $1.1M

Semprius makes what it says are the most highest efficiency mass-produced solar modules. On Monday the Durham-based firm announced a new "stacked" solar cell that shows the promise of delivering record efficiency for conversion of sunlight to energy. Meanwhile, Semprius raises another $1.1 million in funding.

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Updated April 23, 2014

Premium Lock Deals ahead? Cree CEO looking for 'strategic opportunities'

Cree Chairman and CEO Chuck Swoboda drops hints in a conference call with Wall Street analysts that the global LED manufacturer and developer is looking for deals. Nothing is imminent, he says, but "we're starting to look" at possible deals "more seriously."

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April 22, 2014

Premium Lock Apple, its NC data center already 'green,' widens anti-pollution efforts

Apple goes greener With its four big data centers, including one in western North Carolina, utilizing renewable energy, tech giant Apple says its retail stores will go that route for power needs. The company on Monday also announced a free recycling program.

Updated April 15, 2014

Premium Lock Report: Clean energy has positive impact on NC's economy

Clean energy investments have attracted billions of dollars and created thousands of jobs in recent years throughout North Carolina, according to a new study released on Monday.

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Updated April 7, 2014

Premium Lock Sensus confirms it's buying Atlanta data startup Verdeeco

Sensus, one of the world's largest smart meter manufacturers, is acquiring smart grid data analytics startup Verdeeco, which is based in Atlanta.

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March 17, 2014

Premium Lock ABB named to Fortune's 'Most Admired Companies' list

ABB's NCSU offices ABB, one of the first tenants of N.C. State's Centennial Campus, was named Monday to Fortune's "Most Admired Companies" for Industrial Machinery.

Updated March 13, 2014

Premium Lock How to drive 'transformative' sales in new markets? PowerSecure CEO offers some pointers

PowerSecure Revenues have soared 67 percent at Wake Forest-based PowerSecure over the past year, and its order backlog is at a record $248 million. An emerging revenue driver is data center power services, which could have a "transformative" impact on the firm. And CEO Sidney Hinton says "the very best" people are driving sales. So what's he looking?

March 7, 2014

Premium Lock Vivek Wadhwa: Soon, a spaceship in every garage

Opinion: Yes, I know I am biased and seem like a Tesla "fanboy." This is because I see the future of the automotive industry and a way to reduce our dependence on environment-destroying fossil fuels. Tesla has now proven the viability and superiority of electric vehicles. Along the way, it has had to battle skeptics, short-sellers, and even the press.

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Updated February 19, 2014

Premium Lock Cree named to MIT's '50 Smartest Companies' list

MIT Technology Review is out with it's 50 Smartest Companies list and Cree is the only LED lighting company on it. Read what got Cree on the list and see which other North Carolina entities also made the cut.

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February 18, 2014

Premium Lock AT&T expands 4G; N.C. Clean Tech Summit; Data science fellows; SciMetrika president; King Digital IPO

Bulldog In our Bulldog Blog's latest technology news: AT&T expands 4G; Sensus chairman keynotes summit; NCDS names data science fellows; SciMetrika names new president; King Digital plans IPO.

February 14, 2014

Premium Lock Solar a bright spot in N.C.'s green employment sector

North Carolina solar industry jobs grew 121 percent in 2013, boosting the state into the top 10 among states. Read more about which solar jobs are in demand.

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February 14, 2014

Premium Lock Duke Energy aims to double Carolinas solar capacity

Solar Duke Energy (NYSE:DUK) wants to double its solar footprint in the Carolinas and the utility is now seeking bidders to install new energy capacity to do it. The utility issued a request for proposals for 300 megawatts of new solar energy capacity that would be in service by the end of 2015. Read about the RFPs.

Updated February 4, 2014

Premium Lock Cree unveils self-programming LED lighting; Lord Corp., NCSU buy in

LED lighting company Cree has launched a new self-programming wireless lighting control system that the company says can reduce energy consumption by more than 70 percent - and at half the cost of traditional lighting controls.

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Updated January 29, 2014

Premium Lock Asheville-based solar firm FLS Energy raising $30M in new capital

FLS Energy FLS Energy, which provides a variety of services for building solar power farms, is bringing in $18 million of capital from four investors and has commitments for another $12 million, the firm's CEO says.

Updated January 27, 2014

Premium Lock NC business leaders give McCrory 10-year jobs road map

North Carolina will focus its business recruiting efforts on 38 industries, including 10 specific clusters, as part of a new economic development plan that a group of business, political and education leaders officially turned into Gov. Pat McCrory Friday.

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Updated January 27, 2014

Premium Lock NC clean energy jobs grow 20% in 2013; many firms plan to hire in 2014

North Carolina's clean energy industry by the numbers: at least 570 companies employing more than 18,000 workers and generating revenue in 2013 topping $3.5 billion. Learn which sectors generate the most revenue and employ the most people.

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Updated January 24, 2014

Premium Lock Epic Games owed $9.2M; GSK diabetes drug update; Cree LED ups efficiency; ACC Clean Energy Challenge; Netflix stock record; eBay earnings

Bulldog In our Bulldog blog's technology and life science update: Epic Games wins another $4.5 million in a law suit; GSK diabetes drug advances in EU; Cree breaks efficiency benchmark; ACC Clean Energy Challenge takes entries; Netflix soars to record; eBay earnings increase.

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