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Posts tagged “Green Energy”

Updated February 19

Premium Lock Cree named to MIT's '50 Smartest Companies' list

MIT Technology Review is out with it's 50 Smartest Companies list and Cree is the only LED lighting company on it. Read what got Cree on the list and see which other North Carolina entities also made the cut.

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Updated February 19

Premium Lock N.C. ranks 7th nationally in LEED green building

Green energy The U.S. Green Building Council is out with it's ranking of the top states for LEED green building. Read how North Carolina stacks up against other states.

February 14

Premium Lock Solar a bright spot in N.C.'s green employment sector

North Carolina solar industry jobs grew 121 percent in 2013, boosting the state into the top 10 among states. Read more about which solar jobs are in demand.

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February 14

Premium Lock Duke Energy aims to double Carolinas solar capacity

Solar Duke Energy (NYSE:DUK) wants to double its solar footprint in the Carolinas and the utility is now seeking bidders to install new energy capacity to do it. The utility issued a request for proposals for 300 megawatts of new solar energy capacity that would be in service by the end of 2015. Read about the RFPs.

February 13

Premium Lock ABB lowers medium-term sales target on weak global growth

ABB ABB, which maintains operations in Cary and Centennial Campus, reported a decline in profit due to previously announced charges at its Power Systems division and lowered a mid-term sales target because of weak global economic growth.

Updated February 12

Premium Lock Battery fire problem could be snuffed out by new UNC research

Joseph DeSimone's UNC lab was researching how to keep marine life from sticking to ship hulls. Read how that work led to a much bigger application: the discovery of a material that could replace a flammable component in batteries.

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Updated February 12

Premium Lock Power player: Startup PoGens turns generators into cash cows, lands GE as investor

WRALTechWire exclusive: Four-year-old PoGens has come up with a way for businesses to turn back-up power generators into a new source of revenue. And international giant GE has bought in to the company's technology as an investor. So who are the leaders behind PoGens and what makes their technology so powerful? And what kind of jobs might the company be adding? WRALTechWire Insiders can access the full story.

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Updated January 29

Premium Lock Asheville-based solar firm FLS Energy raising $30M in new capital

FLS Energy FLS Energy, which provides a variety of services for building solar power farms, is bringing in $18 million of capital from four investors and has commitments for another $12 million, the firm's CEO says.

Updated January 27

Premium Lock NC business leaders give McCrory 10-year jobs road map

North Carolina will focus its business recruiting efforts on 38 industries, including 10 specific clusters, as part of a new economic development plan that a group of business, political and education leaders officially turned into Gov. Pat McCrory Friday.

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Updated January 27

Premium Lock NC clean energy jobs grow 20% in 2013; many firms plan to hire in 2014

North Carolina's clean energy industry by the numbers: at least 570 companies employing more than 18,000 workers and generating revenue in 2013 topping $3.5 billion. Learn which sectors generate the most revenue and employ the most people.

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Updated January 24

Premium Lock Epic Games owed $9.2M; GSK diabetes drug update; Cree LED ups efficiency; ACC Clean Energy Challenge; Netflix stock record; eBay earnings

Bulldog In our Bulldog blog's technology and life science update: Epic Games wins another $4.5 million in a law suit; GSK diabetes drug advances in EU; Cree breaks efficiency benchmark; ACC Clean Energy Challenge takes entries; Netflix soars to record; eBay earnings increase.

January 24

Premium Lock Duke Energy wants to pay less for NC rooftop solar power

Solar Cells The largest U.S. electric company wants to pay North Carolina shops and homeowners less for solar power they generate by changing a pricing rule that was designed to spur production of the power, a Duke Energy vice president says. Environmentalists and solar related businesses see fallout from decision.

Updated January 22

Premium Lock Inside Cree's earnings: CEO touts Durham plant, says consumers are voting on bulb politics with their wallets

Cree Chairman and CEO Chuck Swoboda reported plenty of good news on Tuesday. New LED light bulb sales contributed to a record $415.1 million in revenue in the quarter, a 20 percent increase compared to a year ago. And in a conference call with analysts Swoboda touted Cree's manufacturing plant in Durham as being a key reason the company can help drive down future LED bulb costs. He also stays out of a political dispute about LED vs. traditional bulbs. "Consumers are already speaking," he says.

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Updated January 16

Premium Lock New chip initiative charges up Triangle's Cleantech Cluster

President Obama's announcement to invest $70 million in federal dollars in research through a consortium of universities and private sector firms led by NCSU delivered a jolt of good news to the Triangle's fast-growing cleantech industry. RTP has become a hub for greener energy research, and the head of the Research Triangle Cleanteach Cluster says the "Next Generation Power Electronics Innovation Institute" could bring more jobs as well as investment to the region.

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Updated January 16

Premium Lock Tech firm Vacon plans to grow energy efficiency R&D in RTP

Vaulted into the media spotlight Wednesday when President Obama came for a visit, Vacon talks about its presence in RTP. The company which makes energy-saving drives that control the speed of electrical motors, expects to expand its R&D operations in the Park.

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January 14

Premium Lock UNC converts solar to hydrogen power - with help from NCSU

Researchers at UNC-Chapel Hill say they have found a way to turn solar power into a 24-hour-a-day power source by using the sun's energy to separate water molecules and create hydrogen fuel. In making the breakthrough, they received a powerful boost from scientists at N.C. State.

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Updated January 13

Premium Lock Google to buy Nest Labs for $3.2B to build on 'connected home'

Google was an early investor in Nest Labs, whose thermostat is designed to learn how inhabitants like their homes to be heated and cooled.

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Updated January 13

Premium Lock Getting to know Rob Cotter of Organic Transit

Rob Cotter, founder and CEO of Durham-based Organic Transit As part of WRALTechWire's new Insider interview series, we will be asking entrepreneurs a series of questions designed to help our readers learn more about the person we are profiling as well as their thoughts about entrepreneurship.

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