Posts tagged “Green Energy”
Apple, Facebook, and Google, which all own data centers that consume considerable quantities of energy in North Carolina, have asked state legislators not to freeze the state's renewable energy standard.
In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology news, reports say Twitter is in talks to acquire Flipboard; Novozymes to start operations of new $11M waste-to-energy system; Charlotte holding extended Google I/O event.
If you're considering adopting solar technology for your home or business, the North Carolina Clean Energy Center at North Carolina State University has teamed with EnergySage to help you make informed decisions.
Cree plans to split into two companies, disclosing plans Monday to spin off its profitable power and radio frequency chip business. It already has hired an executive to serve as CEO - Triangle tech veteran Frank Plastina. The move will help current Cree management to focus on its LED business while at the same time generating capital for the power and RF subsidiary, the company says. Wall Street immediately sent Cree shares up 4 percent.
Cree could very well cash in on the proposed spin-off of its Power and RF (radio frequency) businesses. While the group makes up only 6 percent of Cree's annual revenues, its products have a high gross profit margin. And Cree's top exec recently predicted continued growth while LEDs face challenges.
Hospira layoffs start in July; PowerSecure shares surge; mobile search now No. 1; drones can spray crops; Netflix vs. AT&T deal
In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology and life science news: Layoffs at Hospira's plant in Clayton will begin in July; PowerSecure shares surge after earnings report; mobile search tops PC search for first time; drones can now spray crops; and Netfix says the FCC should oppose the AT&T-DirecTV deal.
Opinion: What has been holding solar back so far has ostensibly been the cost of storage, says former Triangle tech entrepreneur-turned-academic Vivek Wadhwa. Technologies such as batteries were prohibitively expensive, large and cumbersome. Residential solar installations needed to feed into the electric grid during the day and to buy back energy during the night. This is a problem that Tesla has just fixed, though, with its Powerwall, a rechargeable lithium-ion battery.
Analysis: Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla Motors, unveiled the company's newest product, Powerwall, on Thursday night at a gala kickoff event. But the big batteries for homes carry risks for the company, says Monica Giulietti, of London's Warwick Business School.
Moody's upgrades Quintiles; Tesla's home battery; Apple App Analytics; LinkedIn tumbles; Windows 10 open for Apple, Android apps
In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology and life science related news: The financial service Moody's upgrades Quintiles after Q moves to refinance debt; Tesla's new home battery product is unveiled; Apple is testing App Analytics; LinkedIn shares tumble; and Microsoft opens up new Windows to Apple, Android apps.
Cree markets the idea that its LEDs have reinvented the light bulb. Now, the Durham-based tech firm says it is setting new standards for office lighting with "WaveMax" LEDS and fixtures.
GSK malaria vaccine nearer OK; Aerie not giving up on glaucoma treatment; Duke Energy's Greentech award; Novartis soars; CDC's new tech tracks listeria
In the latest wrapup of technology and life science news: GSK's malaria vaccine is closer to approval after clinical trial; Aerie Pharmaceuticals not giving up on glaucoma treatment; Duke Energy wins a Greentech award; Novartis soars in wake of GSK, Eli Lilly deals; CDC uses new tech to track listeria illnesses.
For the second time in two years, a House committee has turned out the lights on an effort to scale back North Carolina's requirements that utilities use renewable sources to generate a specific portion of the power they provide.
If you were struck by the image of bologna frying on a conventional light bulb but not sizzling when draped over a Cree LED bulb, you weren't alone. After two years of major investing in marketing, Cree's top executive says his company's brand is becoming well known.
Tech giant Apple is partnering with the Conservation Fund to "protect" a "working forest" covering some 3,600 acres in Brunswick County. The effort also includes a forest in Maine. Apple says the forests will be "harvested" in a sustainable fashion.
In this edition of the Bulldog roundup of tech news: Google makes it possible for you to hunt for the Loch Ness monster from your computer; Wearality names CEO; Parade Magazine features Durham's ELF in its Earth Day issue; Apple's NC land purchase, NephroGenix raising more cash.
Apple Watches delay; Duke's solar at Lejeune; Slack raises $160M; WikiLeaks' Sony hack archive; Etsy stock soars; Yahoo-Microsoft deal
In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology news: The U.K. Telegraph reports Apple Watches won't be in stores for weeks; Duke's solar project at Camp LeJeune wins OK; Slack, a red-hot collaboration startup, raises $160 million; WikiLeaks creates archive of Sony hack documents; Etsy's shares soar after IPO; and Yahoo is sticking with Microsoft.
Sustainable Industrial Solutions in Durham not only has a new name (ndustrial.io) but also a new investor from Silicon Valley (Bay Grove Capital). So how did the Durham firm that's helping spread the Internet of Things to industry land an investor from the Valley? And are they hiring? You bet.
Tech giants ABB and Cisco are teaming with Bosch to form a joint venture that will develop a software platform through which consumers can control the "Internet of Things" that's coming to home appliances and more. The "smart home" market is exploding.