Posts tagged “Green Energy”

August 2

Premium Lock Tesla buying SolarCity for $2.6B + Video: Tesla's autonomous robot at work

Tesla said Monday it will buy solar panel maker SolarCity Corp. in an all-stock deal worth $2.6 billion. The deal must still be approved by the government and shareholders at both companies. It's expected to close in the fourth quarter if it goes through. Plus: Watch a video of an autonomous robot at work in Tesla's new battery factory.

Updated July 15

Premium Lock Cree selling power-radio frequency business for $850M

Wolfspeed Cree is selling its power and radio frequency division to Infineon Technologies for $850 million in cash. Cree had intended to spin off the group known as Wolfspeed as a separate company. Most of Wolfspeed's 600 workers are expected to keep their jobs.

July 11

Premium Lock NCSU researchers drive toward more efficient solar cells

Solar Cells For solar energy to become a real power player in the energy game, solar cells need to be both inexpensive to manufacture and efficient in terms of energy they collect. That's why researchers are focusing their efforts on organic solar cells, which use non-fullerene polymers.

Updated June 29

Premium Lock Semprius tops $13M in debt financing with latest raise

Semprius logo Semprius continues to raise debt rather than investment capital, closing a new raise of just over $280,000. Here's a look at all the debt funding the Durham-based company has raised since 2012.

June 27

Premium Lock Browse free or die library project; Tesla-SolarCity hurdles; drones to rescue; China paid search demand

In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology news: Libraries fight for Internet freedom (see video); conflicts hinder Tesla-SolarCity deal; drones tested for rescue missions; China demands paid search information after man's death.

Updated June 23

Premium Lock Uber-Lyft vs. fingerprints; solar plane to Spain; Senate blocks warrantless data access; tech boosts coral study

In today's Bulldog roundup of science and technology news: Uber, Lyft keep fighting driver fingerprints; a solar-powered plane reaches Spain (see photo); the U.S. Senate blocks warrantless access to data; and new technology helps in massive coral reef survey (see photo).

June 22

Premium Lock Longer Twitter videos; 72 new emojis; Tesla wants SolarCity; beeping NFL footballs

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology news: Twitter to allow longer videos; a host of new emojis; Tesla wants to buy SunCity; and NFL tries beeping footballs to cut down on fumbles.

June 20

Premium Lock Industry group hails new solar manufacturing jobs

Solar energy      An India-based company's decision to build a solar panel manufacturing facility in Halifax is good news for North Carolina's clean industry sector, says the North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association.

May 19

Premium Lock Report: Raleigh smart metering firm Sensus could be sold

Sensus  Raleigh-based Sensus USA, a provider of smart water and electric meters for utilities, is for sale and could bring as much as $1.7 billion, according to a news report.

May 10

Premium Lock Southern Company closes $425M PowerSecure deal

PowerSecure Southern Company assures that the management team of PowerSecure and its corporate headquarters will remain in Wake Forest. The $425 million acquisition closed Monday after PowerSecure shareholders approved the deal last week.

May 9

Premium Lock Triangle headlines: $55M Duke Energy-Duke U. power project; Cree patent deal; LabCorp colon cancer blood test; Cree's board

Triangle headlines In today's wrapup of Triangle related tech and life science news: Duke Energy and Duke University are collaborating on a $55 million energy project; Cree settles a patent suit; LabCorp launches a new blood test targeting colon cancer; and Cree names former Advanced Auto Parts CEO to board.

Updated April 29

Premium Lock RTP headlines: AgBiome opens new facility; NC leads in grid storage; PRA beats Street; MaxPoint reverse split

Triangle headlines In our latest wrapup of Triangle headlines: AgBiome moves into new headquarters in RTP; a North Carolina utility takes the lead in power grid storage; PRA Health Sciences earnings tops analysts expectations; and MaxPoint pulls off a reverse merger.

Updated April 29

Premium Lock SAS: IoT, machine learning are transforming utilities

Power grid A new white paper from SAS reports that the Internet of Things and machine learning are transforming the nation's utilities industry as they seek to build an ever-smarter grid for services delivery.

April 15

Premium Lock Obama backs cable box choice; techies vs. feds again; wind power sets record; police target 'inciting' websites

Bulldog In today's Bulldog roundup of technology news: President Obama throws his weight behind more choices for cable boxes; Microsoft's suit is latest from tech industry against government about privacy; wind power sets a record; and police are monitoring hundreds of websites in Europe after terror attacks.

April 13

Premium Lock Duke, Dominion NC surge in solar power rankings

All the construction of solar power projects in North Carolina is delivering more watts to customers - and national recognition to both Duke Energy as well as Dominion N.C. Power.

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Updated April 11

Premium Lock Video: With 5 BANGS, Duke Energy goes greener in Wilmington

With five bangs as explosives detonate, Duke Energy goes greener in Wilmington with the implosion and destruction of a huge boiler unit at its retired coal-fired L.V. Sutton Plant. Watch the video in slo-mo and from different angles.

April 5

Premium Lock Tourists want discounts if 'wind farms' built near NC coast

Off-shore wind farms might produce electricity with less carbon footprint than other types of power generation, but if those towers are built close to North Carolina beaches, there will be an adverse economic impact. Vacation house renters either won't come back or will demand big discounts, NCSU reports in a new study.

How wind towers would look at 5 miles off shore How wind towers would look at 5 miles off shore

April 4

Premium Lock Drones nearer commercial use; FCC won't probe Netflix; Apple hurt by FBI scrap?; solar firms target NY

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology news: The FAA moves closer to approving drones for commercial deliveries; the FCC won't investigated Netflix for throttling video; its dispute with the FBI could hurt Apple's brand; and solar developers eye New York.

April 4

Premium Lock Orders for lower-price Tesla continue to climb + 2 graphical views

Interested in the new Tesla? You aren't alone. Demand for Tesla Motors' new lower-priced electric car continued to climb over the weekend with pre-orders rising to 253,000. Plus, we have two graphical views of the new model as well as the evolution of the startup's product lineup.

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