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Posts tagged “Green Energy”

June 26

Cree takes hits on Street, in headlines after restructuring news

Cree's Connected LED bulb   Cree's stock plunged 10 percent Thursday to the lowest level in recent months after news late Wednesday that it was restructuring its LED business. A host of analyst firms cut their share target price but at least didn't downgrade the stock. However, a look at headlines and reporting shows that Cree's future is a bit dimmer in the media's eyes.

Updated June 25

Google goes renewable for data center; anti-Uber strike; Monansto still wants Syngenta; new Verizon video service?

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology news: Google's new data center to be powered by renewable energy; taxi drivers go on strike in France over Uber; Monsanto won't give up on buying Syngenta; and Verizon hints at new video service.

June 18

Modified Cree dimmable LED bulbs 'shine' in Consumer Reports tests

Cree's dimmable 90-watt LED bulb Cree, which recently had to recall more than 700,000 LED-equipped tube lamps, receives much better news in tests of its updated 90-watt equivalent dimmable LED bulbs. from Consumer Reports.

June 11

Debate over renewable energy in NC continues as tax credit set to expire

Solar energy The ongoing battle over renewable energy standards and solar energy continued Wednesday as a 35 percent state tax credit designed to energize the industry is set to expire at the end of the year.

Updated June 8

Premium Lock Cree lands $1.5M, RTI International $450k for federal lighting research projects

Green energy Cree and RTI International will embark on new Department of Energy research projects into solid-state lighting after landing grants of $1.5 million and $450,000 respectively. But each organization is also contributing to project costs.

June 8

Premium Lock New RTI project targets LED-based color tunable lighting for schools

RTI International RTI International is aiming to develop less expensive lighting for schools that also will be "color tunable" under a federal grant project announced Monday.

Updated June 4

Google defends self-driving cars; Sensus Smart Gateway; Showtime streaming; Yahoo to stream NFL game; electric trucks?

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology news: Google defends its driverless cars experiment; Sensus unveils a "Smart Gateway" for utilities; Showtime joins the streaming trend; Yahoo wins rights to stream an NFL game; and Tesla co-founder wants to electrify trucks.

May 28

Premium Lock Apple, Facebook, Google urge NC legislators not to freeze its renewable energy standard

Energy in N.C.  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.

Updated May 27

Premium Lock Twitter eyes Flipboard; Charlotte's extended Google I/O event, Novozymes

Bulldog 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.

May 27

Premium Lock EnergySage NC marketplace aids in solar decisions

EnergSage creates NC Marketplace 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.

Updated May 18

Premium Lock Cree to spin off power, radio frequency business, hires Frank Plastina to lead it

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.

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May 18

Premium Lock Cree is spinning off a very profitable if small venture in IPO

Cree's Chuck Swoboda 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.

Updated May 7

Premium Lock NC House OKs freeze on renewables, cuts future solar farm price supports

Solar Cells The state House voted Wednesday to freeze the state's renewable energy standard and remove price supports for future solar farms.

Updated May 7

Premium Lock Hospira layoffs start in July; PowerSecure shares surge; mobile search now No. 1; drones can spray crops; Netflix vs. AT&T deal

Bulldog 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.

May 5

Premium Lock Vivek Wadhwa: Tesla's Powerwall is the latest step toward our clean-energy future

Tesla Battery Power For Homes 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.

May 1

Premium Lock Inside Tesla's big home battery bet: Two 'main risks'

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.

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May 1

Premium Lock Moody's upgrades Quintiles; Tesla's home battery; Apple App Analytics; LinkedIn tumbles; Windows 10 open for Apple, Android apps

Bulldog 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.

April 28

Premium Lock Having reinvented the light bulb, Cree now takes aim at the office

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.

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April 24

Premium Lock 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

Bulldog 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.

April 23

Premium Lock Proposed rollback on NC renewable energy requirements again rejected

N.C. flag     ​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.

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