Posts tagged “Green Energy”

September 22

Premium Lock Funding news: Scribbles Software, Semprius, Spotlight Solar, Avadim

Looking for cash? Scribbles Software, Semprius, Spotlight Solar, Avadim Technologies raise more than $2 million in a series of new fundings.

September 16

Premium Lock Cree unveils new LED bulb lineup, lands additional patent

Cree is rolling out a revamped lineup of new LED light bulbs - 25 in all. The new products generated some glowing headlines. The Durham firm also has secured a patent for a new LED light.

Some of Cree's new bulbs Some of Cree's new bulbs

September 12

Refrigeration tech firm Phononic raises $30M (+ video)

Phononic, a Durham emerging entrepreneurial company focusing on refrigeration and temperature control technology, has raised another $30 million in financing.

September 12

Wearables' next hot play? NCSU turns body heat into electricity

Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a new design for harvesting body heat and converting it into electricity for use in wearable electronics. The experimental prototypes are lightweight, conform to the shape of the body, and can generate far more electricity than previous lightweight heat harvesting technologies.

NCSU's Haywood Hunter demos wearable-tech shirt NCSU's Haywood Hunter demos wearable-tech shirt

Updated September 12

NCSU receives patent for latest genetically engineered plant

North Carolina Business News Wire The plant's birth came from the lab of Thomas Ranney, a horticulture researcher based at N.C. State's Mills River lab for the N.C. Cooperative Extension Service.

September 8

Premium Lock Climate exec praises Triangle for Cleantech Cluster efforts

Cooperation and collaboration between government, academics, and private industry is the "Triple Helix" of successful cleantech projects, and the Research Triangle is "good at forging partnerships," an international expert told the annual meeting of the Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster on Wednesday. Nearly 11,000 jobs have been created and $1.3 billion invested in cleantech across the region since 2009. But RTCC chair notes: "We have a long way to go."

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September 7

Cree's top exec Swoboda lands 11.6% compensation increase

Cree's Chuck Swoboda   Cree's chairman, chief executive officer and president received a 11.6 percent increase in total compensation in the company's 2016 fiscal year due to an increase in stock awards and non-equity incentive plan compensation, according to a Securities and Exchange Commission filing.

September 6

CED Tech Venture profile: PURillume, customized LED lighting

Cary-based PURillume says its LED lighting solutions offer "unparalleled brightness and color fidelity" for the hospitality market. The company will be presenting at CED Tech Venture next week.

Updated August 30

Premium Lock CED Tech Venture profile: 510nano could light up solar industry

RTP-based startup 510nano says its patent-pending photovoltaic technology could give a new burst of energy to solar power by increasing solar efficiency. The company is among the presenters at the upcoming CED Tech Venture conference.

An example of 510nano solar technology An example of 510nano solar technology

August 19

Premium Lock Mayne Pharma's $50M GSK deal; UNC-CH opioid drug project; SAS targets heat, disease; RTI's $2M biofuels deal

Triangle headlines In today's wrapup of tech and life science headlines from around the Triangle region: Mayne Pharma spends $50 million to acquire some GSK dermatology assets; UNC-CH researchers help develop an opioid drug candidate from scratch; SAS works with an Arizona county to fight heat and disease; and RTI International lands a $2M-plus biofuels contract.

Updated August 17

Premium Lock Feds shop off Outer Banks to build wind farms as industry takes root

The Obama Administration is inviting companies to bid for the right to build wind energy turbines off North Carolina's Outer Banks as the nation's first offshore wind farm prepares to go online. Plus: A construction site update from Deepwater Wind's project.

Block Island wind farm construction Block Island wind farm construction

Updated August 15

Premium Lock Smart metering tech firm Sensus being sold for $1.7B (+ video)

Sensus, a developer and provider of smart metering technology which has a major operation in the Triangle, is being sold by its private equity fund owners to New York-based Xylem in an all-cash deal valued at $1.7 billion.

Updated August 4

Premium Lock Hacking smart lighting, stealing PINs, point of sale hacks: News from Black Hat 2016

Black Hat Thousands of hackers and other cybersecurity professionals converged on Las Vegas this week for the annual Black Hat conference. Among the interesting topics: Can smart bulbs and smart lighting systems be hacked?

August 4

Premium Lock Tesla losses mount; Time Warner-Hulu deal; Nobel winner dies; Nokia losses; Siemens surges

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology news: Tesla's losses mount; Time Warner invests in Hulu; Nobel Prize winner dies; Nokia takes a loss; and Siemens orders surge.

August 2

Premium Lock Tesla buying SolarCity for $2.6B + Video: Tesla's autonomous robot at work

Tesla said Monday it will buy solar panel maker SolarCity Corp. in an all-stock deal worth $2.6 billion. The deal must still be approved by the government and shareholders at both companies. It's expected to close in the fourth quarter if it goes through. Plus: Watch a video of an autonomous robot at work in Tesla's new battery factory.

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