Posts tagged “Green Energy”

9:05 a.m. Thursday

Premium Lock Emerging NC cleantech firms partner to sell power to grid

PRTI, a Franklinton-based environmentally responsive tire-to-energy business, has reached a strategic partnership with Causam Energy, a Raleigh-based leader in the new transactional energy marketplace.

PRTI's facility in Franklinton PRTI's facility in Franklinton

5:39 a.m. Thursday

Let the sun shine in: NCSU improves plastic solar cell absorption

Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a new strategy for fabricating more efficient plastic solar cells. The work has implications for developing solar cells with a wider absorption range and increased efficiency.

Schematics of Sequentially Cast Ternary (SeCaT) solar cell. Schematics of Sequentially Cast Ternary (SeCaT) solar cell.

Updated 12:02 p.m. Tuesday

How, why Google will run 100% on renewables by 2017

Editor's note: Urs Holzle, Google Senior Vice President for Technical Infrastructure, spells out in detail how Google plans to run on 100 percent renewable energy in 2017, including its huge data center in Lenoir, N.C.

Google's renewable power breakdown Google's renewable power breakdown

Updated 9:36 a.m. Tuesday

Green energy: Google hits renewable goal; first offshore wind farm nears launch

Google says it is hitting its use of renewable energy goal on the same day that the first offshore wind farm in the U.S. nears operational status. These reports have N.C. impact. Google and Apple both operate data centers in North Carolina, and the state is considered a prime candidate for wind power. Here's a wrapup on the latest developments.

Block Island wind farm construction Block Island wind farm construction

Updated 7:06 a.m. Tuesday

Premium Lock Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster names executive director

Susan Sanford is the new executive director of the Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster, replacing Jennifer Bosser who recently resigned.

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November 25

Charlotte startup Poverty Dignified raises more than $600,000 in private equity

My Power Solutions Poverty Dignified is the parent company of Power Solutions Inc. Power Solutions is an energy franchise business that provides affordable mobile electricity through solar technology across Africa.

November 17

Wilmington startup Optima aiming to energize hog waste

Biofuels   ​​Power to the people through pig poop. That's the business mission of a new Wilmington company, Optima BioEnergy, that is aiming to capture renewable natural gas from swine manure that would otherwise decay and pollute the atmosphere with greenhouse gases.

Updated November 16

Cooling tech startup Phononic adds another $40M to financing

Talk about a cool deal. Durham solid-state cooling technology startup Phononic is adding a whopping $40 million to its latest round of financing. The $71-million round is the biggest for a N.C. startup this year.

A sample of Phononic technology A sample of Phononic technology

Updated November 9

Premium Lock Charlotte firm energizes with $1M raise

Charlotte-based BlueSpere energizes with $1M equity raise Charlotte waste-to-energy firm BlueSpere has raised a $1 million round, according to a regulatory filling.

November 8

Premium Lock Winston-Salem company delivers 'soil to oil' solutions

"Better than flax. Not from fish." That's the simple value proposition for a new plant-based oil rich in nutritional omega fatty acids being launched by Technology Crops International (TCI) of Winston-Salem.

"Soil to oil" "Soil to oil"

November 8

Premium Lock Tesla to end unlimited free use of supercharging stations

Electric car maker Tesla Motors has decided to stop offering unlimited free use of its 734 fast charging stations worldwide, just months before it's scheduled to start selling a mass-market electric car.

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October 31

Premium Lock Payments promised Vermont town residents if voters OK wind project

Vermont Wind Power Vote Political style yard-signs with the giant word "NO" over the image of a wind turbine pop up on roads leading into the southern Vermont town of Grafton, evidence that yet another community in the state is debating whether to become home to an industrial wind farm.

October 28

Premium Lock Triangle startup Harvest Wave Energy draws White House attention (+ video)

Harvest Wave Energy Harvest Wave is developing an entirely new approach to capturing energy from ocean waves that has promise to be another viable and more consistently available source of renewable energy.

October 25

Premium Lock NC startup aiming to turn waves into freshwater launches fundraiser

A Wilmington startup with what it calls "environmentally conscious desalination technology that turns wave energy into fresh, clean water" launches a fundraising campaign.

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