Posts tagged “Green Energy”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
WRAL.com'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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
Who are the power players in the Storms Hog Power project that's turning swine 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.
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.
Yahoo earnings fall; N.C. Solar Center's new name; Novartis-Google 'Glass' contacts; Cree expands; Sling's new devices
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.
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.
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.
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.
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- Preservationists fight to save Haiti's gingerbread homes
- Pharrell: 'Live Earth' concert to press for climate action
- Pope's statement on climate change: 5 things to know
- Pope on climate change: Man has 'slapped nature in the face'