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Posts tagged “Green Energy”

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.

Nobel Prize winner  Nobel Prize winner

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.

September 25, 2014

Premium Lock Huge renewable energy plan involving Duke hinges on big Utah caverns

A proposal to export twice as much Wyoming wind power to Los Angeles as the amount of electricity generated by the Hoover Dam includes an engineering feat even more massive than that famous structure: Four chambers, each approaching the size of the Empire State Building, would be carved from an underground salt deposit to hold huge volumes of compressed air.

Updated September 24, 2014

Premium Lock WRAL TechWire 'Full Steam Ahead Awards' wins a Sir Walter salute's marketing team win the 'Best Bang for the Buck: Special Event' award from the Raleigh Public Relations Society for WRAL TechWire's "Full Steam Ahead Awards" event last fall.

Full Steam Ahead Awards Full Steam Ahead Awards

September 24, 2014

Premium Lock Duke Energy has key role in mammoth $8B wind power project

Wind power  Duke-American Transmission Co. plans to play a key role in building power lines that would be part of an $8 billion project to bring electricity from a wind farm to an underground storage facility. The power would be used for over 1 million households in California.

Updated September 18, 2014

Premium Lock Federal government pouring $55M into 39 NC solar, renewable energy projects

North Carolina's solar and renewable power industry is getting a big boost from the federal government. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack discloses support for 39 projects in the state worth more than $55 million during a visit to Bunn today. Meanwhile, President Obama in Washington is unveiling plans to train 50,000 vets for solar jobs.

September 18, 2014

Premium Lock Exclusive: Jobs in Cary, Red Hat, and solar projects spark Twitter flurry in Triangle

Trending in the Triangle Trending in the Triangle: Get the pulse of technology in the Triangle with the best in local technology, venture, biotech, and life science news on Wednesday as curated by @WRALTechWire.

Updated September 15, 2014

Premium Lock Duke Energy to invest $500 million to expand solar power in N.C.

Solar energy    Duke Energy says it will invest $500 million in multiple projects to expand its solar power capacity in North Carolina. One solar farm in Duplin County will be the largest east of the Mississippi. The state's sustainable energy business association sees the deal as a big boost to N.C.'s solar industry.

Updated August 13, 2014

Premium Lock Cree earnings top Street; revenue, expectations miss; shares tumble 7%

Cree's $10 LED bulb      LED and chip manufacturer Cree reports earnings of 42 cents per share and revenue of $436 million for its most recent quarter plus annual revenues of $1.65 billion, which were up 19 percent.

August 13, 2014

Premium Lock Inside Cree: CFO hints new market push in earnings call

Cree reported record income for its last fiscal year on Tuesday and forecast future revenue that didn't quite match analysts' expectations. The news sent Cree shares down in after-hours trading. But in a conference call with analysts, Chief Financial Officer Mike McDevitt dropped a hint that Cree is eyeing another market for growth. So what's Cree thinking?

The new Bay Bridge span illuminated by Cree LEDs The new Bay Bridge span illuminated by Cree LEDs

Updated August 11, 2014

Premium Lock Swine power players: The Storms Hog Power facility development team

Who are the power players in the Storms Hog Power project that's turning swine poop into electricity?

The "digester" The "digester"

Updated August 11, 2014

Premium Lock Holy sow exclusive! NC waste management project turns pig poop into electricity

Waste-to-energy technology turns a smelly swine waste lagoon near Bladenboro into a power source. WRAL TechWire Insider Allan Maurer reports the details in an exclusive story for our Insider subscribers.

Turning hog poop into electricity Turning hog poop into electricity

July 29, 2014

Premium Lock Two Raleigh power grid firms to combine: Causam acquiring Power Analytics

Power grid Causam Energy and Power Analytics Corporation, which both have offices in Raleigh, are combining in a deal disclosed Tuesday. The two firms focused on software and solutions for the utilities industry.

July 16, 2014

Premium Lock Yahoo earnings fall; N.C. Solar Center's new name; Novartis-Google 'Glass' contacts; Cree expands; Sling's new devices

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology and life science news: Yahoo takes a hit; N.C. Solar Center gets a new name; Novartis teams with Google for "Glass" contacts; Cree adds space; Sling's new devices.

Updated July 10, 2014

Premium Lock Salix stock sags despite merger deal that boosts drug pipeline, lowers tax rate

If investors are fretting, it could be because Salix shareholders will be on the hook for taxes they weren't expecting to pay. The company notes in its securities filings that the conversion of Salix stock into Salix plc stock is considered a taxable event, meaning all Salix shareholders will owe taxes when the deal closes even if they don't sell their shares. Learn more about the deal.

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Updated July 9, 2014

Premium Lock Apple plans new Catawba County solar farm

Apple expects to invest $55 million to develop the 100-acre, 17.5 megawatt solar farm, which would become Apple's third solar farm in Catwaba County.

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Updated June 30, 2014

Premium Lock Could a Philips LED spinoff lead to merger with Cree?

Cree Monday morning's announcement that Phillips is spinning off its LED and automotive lighting businesses into a separate company is triggering speculation about a possible deal with LED rival Cree.

June 20, 2014

Premium Lock $1.8M federal grant helps N.C. land $200 million biofuel plant

A $1.8 million federal grant has been awarded to the City of Clinton to help pay for water and sewer hookups to a planned $200 million investment: a 20-million-gallon-a-year cellulosic biofuel refinery in the Sampson County community.

Giant miscanthus being developed by NCSU researchers for biofuel feedstock. Giant miscanthus being developed by NCSU researchers for biofuel feedstock.

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