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Posts tagged “Green Energy”

6:15 a.m. today

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

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

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

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

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.

Updated April 22

Premium Lock CEO: Marketing puts some sizzle in the Cree brand

Cree's Connected LED bulb  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.

Updated April 21

Apple's new sustainable initiatives include Brunswick County forest

Green energy 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.

Updated April 21

Google at Loch Ness, Wearality names CEO, ELF featured

Bulldog 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.

Updated April 20

Holocene, Conergy close financing on five NC solar projects

Solar energy     Raleigh-based Holocene Clean Energy and Hamburg, Germany-based Conergy have closed financing on the purchase of five NC Solar projects that will total 28 megawatts valued at $60 million.

April 17

Apple Watches delay; Duke's solar at Lejeune; Slack raises $160M; WikiLeaks' Sony hack archive; Etsy stock soars; Yahoo-Microsoft deal

Bulldog Bulletin 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.

Updated April 16

Durham sustainable energy firm lands Silicon Valley investor, changes name

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.

March 30

Premium Lock ABB, Cisco, Bosch launch 'smart home' joint venture

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.

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Updated March 27

Premium Lock CoLucid Pharma leaves RTP; Cree LEDs for rural areas; new Samsung, HTC phones; 'Voice'-like app; PayPal's fine

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology and life science news: CoLucid Pharmaceuticals leaves the Triangle; Cree targets rural areas with new LEDs; new Samsung and HTC phones coming April 10; a new "American Idol"- or "Voice"-like app launches; and PayPal pays $7.7 fine.

March 26

Premium Lock Cleantech-Internet of Things convergence driving innovation in Triangle

Cleantech At a networking event put on by the Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster on Tuesday, several companies discuss how their "Internet of Things" related technology provides a boost to cleantech. Meanwhile, three Wake Tech students win a contest where they demonstrate how to use big data.

March 19

Premium Lock IBM BlueMix-Twitter analytics; Cree lights up Habitat for Humanity; T-Mobile's small business offer; Yahoo exits China; 'Line' app toys and more

Bulldog Bulletin In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology news: IBM's BlueMix and Watson analytics are analyzing Twitter; Cree boosts its commitment to Habitat for Humanity; T-Mobile targets small businesses; Yahoo exits China; and watch our for lots more from those Line app emoticons.

Updated March 9

Premium Lock Durham-made ELF powered by sweat and sun

The ELF -- short for electric, light and fun -- operates on a combination of pedal and solar power and can carry up to 550 pounds and hit 35 mph.

March 6

Premium Lock Duke students look to improve on 2nd-place finish at eco-car competition

Last year, in the Shell Eco-Marathon competition in Houston, a team from Duke University took second place. This year, they hope to better their showing in the global competition where students design, build and test energy-efficient vehicles.

March 5

Premium Lock PowerSecure CEO: 'We're working our butts off'

Sidney Hinton, one of the most outspoken CEOs in the Triangle, is in rare form Wednesday as PowerSecure reports its latest financials and looks to the future. "We're in great shape on 2015 and we're working our butts off to make sure that we build a great 2016, then a great 2017 and beyond."

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February 23

Premium Lock PowerSecure lands $13M in contracts for new data centers

PowerSecure PowerSecure lands a contract with a company that plans to build a series of new data centers. The first contracts are worth $13 million, the Wake Forest-based company says.

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