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Posts tagged “Green Energy”

Updated January 15

Premium Lock Advocacy group report: Offshore wind projects would drive job growth

Wind power  A report released Wednesday by an advocacy group concludes more energy and more jobs can be generated in the Carolinas by harnessing offshore wind than by drilling for fossil fuels in the ocean.

January 13

Premium Lock Cree gears for battle on 2 fronts: Files patent suits, lines up $500M

Fresh from lining up a new $500 million line of credit on Friday, Cree on Monday filed patent and misleading advertising suits against a competitor and its Taiwan supplier on Monday in seeking to protect its LED lighting business.

Cree's new 100-watt equivalent LED bulb Cree's new 100-watt equivalent LED bulb

December 18, 2014

Premium Lock Startup Phononic wraps up a cool funding round topping $40 million

Phononic, which aims to be the Intel of refrigerators, has wrapped up a cool financing round of $44.5 million. The firm has been raising money since last year. Who are the investors? A local hospital, for one.

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December 12, 2014

Premium Lock 'Make an offer' at Amazon; more NC solar; US lags in drones; Merck breast cancer drug advances

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology and life science news: Amazon unveils a "make an offer" service; more new solar sites in North Carolina; Congress told U.S. trails in drones for commercial use; and a Merck breast cancer drug advances.

December 8, 2014

Premium Lock Lenovo to top Samsung in mobile computing; AT&T offers VR headsets; regulators OK Duke Energy solar projects; IBM idea to power poor villages; Red Hat downgrade

Bulldog In today's roundup of technology news: Lenovo to pass Samsung for No. 2 in mobile computing sales, report says; AT&T offering virtual reality headsets; Duke Energy wins regulatory approval for three solar projects; IBM says use old laptop batters to power poor villages; and Red Hat stock gets a downgrade.

Updated December 3, 2014

Premium Lock 13 NC startups receive $640K boost in state innovation grants

Dollar sign    Twelve startups in the Triangle and another in Wilmington are sharing in more than $640,000 worth of innovation grants from North Carolina. The grants are state matches based on federal funding through two programs.

Updated November 26, 2014

Premium Lock Keys to smart grid success? Integration, public policy

While technological advances and consumer demands accelerate the pace of innovation in electric power generation, distribution and consumption, it is grid integration and public policies that ultimately will determine how rapidly and well those advances are deployed. So concluded thought leaders at the recent Energy Thought Summit. Cyndy Falgout sums up the conference exclusively for WRAL TechWire.

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November 20, 2014

Premium Lock Solar power backers: Leave friendly NC laws alone

Solar energy     Solar energy advocates urged North Carolina legislators on Thursday to resist pressure from big energy interests and leave in place incentives that have sprouted an industry that employs 3,000 statewide.

November 17, 2014

Premium Lock Huge solar plant in California desert doesn't hit power targets

Solar energy     The largest solar power plant of its type in the world - once promoted as a turning point in green energy - isn't producing as much energy as planned. One of the reasons is as basic as it gets: The sun isn't shining as much as expected.

October 31, 2014

Premium Lock RTP pharma firm expanding; CommScope revenues surge; $15M in new business for PowerSecure; LinkedIn posts loss

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of life science and technology news: RTP-based Cirrus Pharmaceuticals is expanding; CommScope revenues hit $1 billion; PowerSecure books $15 million in new business; and LinkedIn reports a loss.

October 29, 2014

Premium Lock Cree launches cheaper, more traditional-looking bulb

Cree, which rattled investors with a less than bright earnings report and forecast last week, unveiled its promised new LED light bulb Tuesday. It's cheaper and looks more like traditional bulbs. Now, will it light up Cree stock?

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Updated October 28, 2014

Premium Lock Battery startup hopes to create hundreds of jobs in Concord

Jobs       A small start-up company said Monday it would create hundreds of jobs when it moves into a massive, former Philip Morris USA cigarette plant to build batteries that it says will help power companies save energy and work more efficiently.

October 23, 2014

Premium Lock Cree, its stock hammered this week, unveils new LED technology

CED's Chuck Swoboda Cree on Thursday morning unveiled its latest advance in LED technology, saying it will "reduce system costs" for most lighting applications by 40 percent. The news comes after an earnings report this week led to a hammering of Creek stock with LEDs the big culprit.

Updated October 22, 2014

Premium Lock Cree tumbles to 52-week low despite new bulb disclosure

Shares in LED manufacturer Cree plunged 10 percent to a 52-week low under $30 after its quarterly earnings report Tuesday. Not even news that Cree plans to introduce a new LED bulb dissuaded investors from dumping shares.

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October 14, 2014

Premium Lock PowerSecure buys data center energy group for $13M

PowerSecure, a provider of various energy related services, is investing as much as $15 million in a data center energy services business group.

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Updated October 9, 2014

Premium Lock New report: 'Clean economy rising' in N.C., driven by solar

A new report from the Pew Charitable Trusts says North Carolina "has emerged as a clean energy leader" in the southeast. The state ranks third in new renewable energy capacity, third in private investments and eighth in energy- and environment-related jobs, according to Pew, which is issuing the report Thursday at N.C. State. Driving the growth is the state's solar industry.

N.C.'s growing clean energy economy N.C.'s growing clean energy economy

Updated October 8, 2014

Premium Lock Nagoya University's RTP exec: Nobel Prize a 'huge' boost

If you weren't aware that Japan's Nagoya University has a technology transfer and business development office in the Triangle, you should be now. After all, on Tuesday two Nagoya professors shared the Nobel Prize for Physics. The award "surely will increase our reputation" as Nagoya seeks more deals, says its RTP executive.

A blue LED as invented by Nagoya U. professors A blue LED as invented by Nagoya U. professors

Updated October 8, 2014

Premium Lock 2 Japanese scientists with RTP link share Nobel Prize for physics

Two Japanese scientists who teach at Nagoya University, which has an office in RTP, as well as a Japanese-born American win the Nobel Prize in physics on Tuesday for inventing blue light-emitting diodes, a breakthrough that has spurred the development of LED technology to light up homes, computer screens and smartphones worldwide.

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Updated October 8, 2014

Premium Lock Snubbed: American LED inventor feels work bypassed by Nobel

The Nobel Prize in physics went to the men who created the first blue LED, and the news prompted a retired University of Illinois professor to question why that LED is worthy while his -- the very first -- is not.

October 2, 2014

Premium Lock Vivek Wadhwa: The coming era of unlimited--and free--clean energy

solar energy In the 1980s, leading consultants were skeptical about cellular phones. McKinsey & Company noted that the handsets were heavy, batteries didn't last long, coverage was patchy, and the cost per minute was exorbitant. It predicted that in 20 years the total market size would be about 900,000 units, and advised AT&T to pull out. McKinsey was wrong, of course. There were more than 100 million cellular phones in use 2000; there are billions now. Costs have fallen so far that even the poor -- all over world -- can afford a cellular phone. The experts are saying the same about solar energy now. They are wrong.

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