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Posts tagged “Green Energy”

Updated February 11

Premium Lock Why robotics should impact NC job recruitment

Talk is fast and furious that North Carolina is in the running for a major auto production plant. But a new study on the rise of robotics in manufacturing should be a part of the discussion. Is the plant worth the cost?

Growing reach of robotics Growing reach of robotics

February 11

Premium Lock Apple, its value topping $700B, investing $850M in solar plant

Apple    Apple s set a record on Wall Street: It's the first U.S. company to be worth more than $700 billion based on the value of its stock at the close of trading Tuesday. Meanwhile, the company also is investing $850 million in a new solar power complex.

February 10

Premium Lock Report: Clean energy sector adds 5,000 jobs; many firms hiring

Clean energy  Clean energy-related firms employ nearly 23,000 people across North Carolina and now represent nearly $5 billion a year in economic impact, according to an annual survey conducted by the North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association. Plus, many firms are hiring.

February 10

Premium Lock Duke Energy targets businesses with $225M solar deal

Solar energy     The nation's largest electric company is expanding its solar power holdings with REC Solar, an outfit that installs solar arrays for companies, governments and utilities.

Updated January 28

Premium Lock Cree to light up Sunday's Super Bowl with its LEDs

You may have seen ads showing up on TV touting Cree's LED bulbs. But on Sunday Cree's biggest advertisement for its lighting technology takes center stage, lighting up the Super Bowl in Phoenix.

LEDs light up Super Bowl field LEDs light up Super Bowl field

Updated January 23

Premium Lock GSK layoffs in China?; Lenovo-Xiamoi showdown; NC wind energy study; China blocks VPNs; Box prices IPO; Uber woes; Verizon loss

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup: GSK reportedly will lay off 1,000 in China; Lenovo takes on Xiaomi with own cheap smartphone in India; feds seek public input on coastal NC wind energy study; China shutting down virtual private networks; Box prices its IPO; Denmark may ban Uber; and Verizon reports a quarterly loss.

Updated January 22

Premium Lock Duke Energy to build $25M-30M solar facility at Camp Lejeune; Marines providing land

Solar energy     Duke Energy will build a solar power facility costing between $25 million and $30 million at Camp Lejeune. In return, the Marines are providing the 80 acres of land under a long-term lease deal. This is the first solar facility Duke is building at a military base.

January 22

Premium Lock Biogen tops sustainable corporations list; Novozomes, Lenovo, Cisco, EMC crack top 100

G100 The annual "Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations" list has a distinct Triangle flavor to it. Biogen is No. 1. Also cracking the list are Novozymes, Lenovo, Cisco and EMC.

Updated January 15

Premium Lock Have or thinking about a smart home? Cree unveils an LED 'smart bulb'

Cree is entering the fast-growing smart phone market against competitor Philips, unveiling on Thursday a so-called smart bulb that can be controlled through various apps. The 60-watt LED bulb sells for just under $15.

Cree's Connected LED bulb  Cree's Connected LED bulb

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.

Phononic heat pump Phononic heat pump

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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