Posts tagged “Green Energy”

August 18

Premium Lock How will total solar eclipse affect NC, US solar power?

The bad news: Solar energy could be interrupted in parts of the United States for up to three hours during times of peak generation--or peak demand. The good news: Our electric grid and its skilled operators are ready.

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Updated August 7

Premium Lock Fundings: Urban Offsets, ARCA Holdings, BeoCare

Looking for cash? Three companies outside the Triangle have pulled in capital over the past week, according to securities filings.

August 3

Premium Lock Elon Musk on battery breakthrough hypers: 'STF' up or deliver

Tesla CEO Elon Musk says 'Oh, God" and then tells companies touting breakthroughs in battery technology to either deliver or "STF." You can check urban dictionary for a variety of STF definitions, but a couple seem to fit Musk's frustration best.

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July 28

Wind farm delay doesn't stop Cooper from signing solar bill

Solar energy      Gov. Roy Cooper on Thursday signed into law a measure that overhauls the state's solar energy policy, despite an 18-month moratorium on new wind farm projects that lawmakers tacked onto the plan.

July 21

Premium Lock In his own words: Microsoft CEO touts 97% cloud growth

Satya Nadella    The "cloud" is becoming an increasing important growth sector for Microsoft with its Azure-brand revenues surging 97 percent year-over-year. CEO Satya Nadella explains what's happening in his own words.

July 17

Premium Lock In NC energy bill, governor faces dilemma with wind farm pause

Energy legislation on North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper's desk presents him with a decision that could force him to choose between buttressing the state's bright solar industry and nurturing its nascent wind power business.

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June 30

Premium Lock General Assembly passes solar bill, but wind power suffers

Solar at SAS A compromise bill to overhaul solar policy in North Carolina is on its way to the governor. But critics say wind energy paid too high a price for the deal.

Updated June 29

Premium Lock Go, go electric buses in Triangle? Agencies team up for fed grant

The go-go transit agencies in the Triangle are teaming up with Chapel Hill in a bid for federal funding to put electric buses on the region's roadways.

Electric buses in RTP? Could be. Electric buses in RTP? Could be.

Updated June 29

Premium Lock Four-year wind energy moratorium blows through NC Senate

The N.C. Senate on Wednesday approved a bill that would stop all wind energy projects in the state for four years, despite an impassioned plea from the senator whose district will pay a steep price for the moratorium.

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June 28

Premium Lock SAS interactive sustainability report another way to be, well, more sustainable

Sustainability is a growing business imperative at SAS as shown clearly in two examples this week: Its latest sustainability report, which documents everything from power to trash savings to a new smart campus initiative unveiled on Monday. And to put this all into perspective, take a look at its online, interactive report.

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June 28

Premium Lock NC solar bill clouded by Senate changes

Solar energy      An ambitious attempt to rewrite state laws to expand the solar industry and lower its cost may be in trouble after Senate leaders made big changes to the carefully negotiated deal.

June 26

Premium Lock SAS combines IoT, solar in 'smart campus' initiative

Global analytics software and services firm SAS is capitalizing on the growing Internet of Things as well as its on-campus solar farms to create a "smart campus" that it says will reduce energy costs and make the firm more sustainable.

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Updated June 23

Premium Lock Tesla update: NC dealership bill pulled for now; new plant in China?

Tesla Legislation that would have opened the door to a half-dozen Tesla dealerships in North Carolina has been put on hold. Meanwhile, Tesla says it is considering building a plant in China.

June 19

Premium Lock Raleigh power delivery startup GridBridge is sold

GridBridge GridBridge, a high-profile Raleigh startup focusing on power delivery systems technology, has been acquired by Tennessee-based ERMCO.

Updated June 12

Premium Lock Orders for lower-price Tesla continue to climb + 2 graphical views

Interested in the new Tesla? You aren't alone. Demand for Tesla Motors' new lower-priced electric car continued to climb over the weekend with pre-orders rising to 253,000. Plus, we have two graphical views of the new model as well as the evolution of the startup's product lineup.

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June 8

Premium Lock Solar changes bill breeze through NC House

Solar energy A proposal to rewrite the state's renewable energy laws breezed through the House Wednesday with strong support and little debate - an unusual development in a chamber more often known for attempts to limit the solar industry.

June 7

Premium Lock 17 investors pour another $1.5M into WasteZero (+ videos)

WasteZero, a Raleigh-based startup that helps reduce waste to landfills and increase recycling, continues to attract attention from investors.

June 7

Premium Lock Three challenges Tesla faces even as good news mounts

The automaker's shares are trading at record levels, and it has surpassed General Motors and Ford in market value. It's about to introduce its first mass-market electric car, the Model 3 sedan, as well as a line of solar panels that look like roof tiles.

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June 7

Premium Lock Rent your roof for solar? Bill would permit third-party leasing in NC

A major rewrite of the state's renewable energy policy is on its way to the House floor later this week, but skeptics say it's moving too quickly and with too little public consideration.

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