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Posts tagged “Green Energy”

Updated March 9

Premium Lock Durham-made ELF powered by sweat and sun

The ELF -- short for electric, light and fun -- operates on a combination of pedal and solar power and can carry up to 550 pounds and hit 35 mph.

March 6

Premium Lock Duke students look to improve on 2nd-place finish at eco-car competition

Last year, in the Shell Eco-Marathon competition in Houston, a team from Duke University took second place. This year, they hope to better their showing in the global competition where students design, build and test energy-efficient vehicles.

March 5

Premium Lock PowerSecure CEO: 'We're working our butts off'

Sidney Hinton, one of the most outspoken CEOs in the Triangle, is in rare form Wednesday as PowerSecure reports its latest financials and looks to the future. "We're in great shape on 2015 and we're working our butts off to make sure that we build a great 2016, then a great 2017 and beyond."

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February 23

Premium Lock PowerSecure lands $13M in contracts for new data centers

PowerSecure PowerSecure lands a contract with a company that plans to build a series of new data centers. The first contracts are worth $13 million, the Wake Forest-based company says.

Updated February 19

Premium Lock Duke Energy looking for more solar energy capacity in NC

New Duke Energy logo Duke Energy, which already provides some 600 megawatts of power through solar in North Carolina, is in the market for another 50 megawatts this year.

Updated February 17

Premium Lock Startup led by UNC grad bringing solar services to consumers' rooftops

Solar energy     Sungevity, a California startup co-founded by a UNC-CH graduate, is launching solar services for residential homeowners in partnership with Lowe's. The company is offering solar equipment and related services, including proprietary estimate technology.

February 17

Premium Lock Coming with the wind: Leases for turbines off Carolinas could come in 2016

Wind power  The first leases allowing wind turbines offshore of the Carolinas are expected to be let next year although some still worry the massive turbines could harm tourism upon which coastal communities depend.

February 12

Premium Lock US Trade Commission launches investigation into Cree patent complaints

Cree's new 100-watt equivalent LED bulb Cree's complaint that a competitor and its supplier have violated eight of its patents and engaged in unfair trade has won the attention of the U.S. International Trade Commission. The ITC has launched a formal investigation.

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

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