Posts tagged “Green Energy”

August 2, 2012

Premium Lock New book from RTI explores pros, cons of 'fracking'

Dr. Vikram Rao, the executive director of the Research Triangle Energy Consortium, examines the debate about the benefits and risks of producing shale gas.

August 2, 2012

Premium Lock ABB lands $55M wind power project in Brazil

Wind power  The power technology company, which operates its U.S. headquarters in Cary, will provide substations and related infrastructure as part of a new contract.

August 2, 2012

Premium Lock Facebook: Almost one quarter of data center power is 'green'

Green energy Facebook's energy mix was 23 percent green, 27 percent coal, 17 percent natural gas, 13 percent nuclear, the company says. One of its largest data centers is located in western North Carolina.

July 30, 2012

Premium Lock Smart grid firm Sensus acquires 15% equity stake in Brazilian company

Sensus Raleigh-based Sensus makes its second quity deal of the year through investment in CAS Tecnologia.

Updated July 23, 2012

Premium Lock Raleigh greentech accelerator selects 3 local firms

Cherokee Challenge Cherokee Investment Partners launches its Cherokee Challenge accelerator with a Carborro and two Raleigh companies that are foucsed on environmentally friendly business. The accelerator is the latest such effort being launched in the Triangle.

July 13, 2012

Premium Lock Why is N.C. such a draw for big data centers?

The technology website GigaOm cites 10 reasons why (including cheap power from coal) as part of an in-depth, four-part series of stories.

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Updated July 11, 2012

Premium Lock ABB, which has U.S. HQ in Cary, sees IBM as threat

ABB Ltd., the world's largest maker of power transformers, sees Hewlett-Packard Co. and International Business Machines Corp. as new competitors jostling for orders to protect factories from cyber attacks.

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July 2, 2012

Premium Lock Solar tech firm Semprius secures $8M in loans

Semprius logo Horizon Technology Finance and Silicon Valley Bank team up to offer the Durham-based startup $8 million in a loan facility.

June 29, 2012

Premium Lock Elster, which has U.S. HQ in Raleigh, is being sold

Elster A U.K. investment company will pay $2.3 billion for the Germany-based company which focuses on power meters and advanced electricity grids.

June 26, 2012

Premium Lock Cree settles patent suit, lands cash settlement

Cree The Durham-based company prevails in a patent fight with SemiLEDs. The settlement calls for a cash payment and the import of SemiLED products in the U.S.

June 26, 2012

Premium Lock N.C. Biofuels Center hands out $1.5M in project grants

Biofuels   Twelve programs across the state are designed to help boost production of renewable fuels.

Updated June 25, 2012

Premium Lock NCSU creates 'nanoscale sandwich' for thinner solar cells

The advance in solar cell technology should lead to thinner and less expensive solar panels, NCSU researchers say.

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June 19, 2012

Premium Lock Town of Morrisville seeking investors for solar project

Solar energy      A "social finance" model is being offered to investors in which they provide capital to construct the system, take advantage of tax incentives, earn a "fair return" and then can donate the system to the Town.

Updated June 18, 2012

Premium Lock $50M-plus Durham clean energy project lands Toshiba as partner

NET Power, which is part of 8 Rivers Capital, will build a pilot power plant after securing $50 million in cash and services from the Shaw Group and turbine design as well as production support from Toshiba.

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June 11, 2012

Premium Lock Renewable energy investment hits record $257B

Global investment in renewable energy reached a record of $257 billion last year, with solar attracting more than half the total spending, according to a U.N. report released Monday.

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Updated June 11, 2012

Premium Lock Report: Renewable power boom leaves nations without backup

Nations adding wind and solar power aren't doing enough to ensure their electricity systems can meet demand when renewable-energy output falls short, according to a Bloomberg Industries analysis.

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Updated June 11, 2012

Premium Lock Biofuel backers see plenty of green in North Carolina

The Oxford, N.C.-based Biofuels Center has gotten $20 million from taxpayers for its 10-year mission of establishing a biofuels industry that converts grasses, wood pulp and even algae into motor fuels the future may demand. The center calls itself the nation's only state agency with a mission to help businesses, universities and others involved in the science, growing, production and logistics of biofuels.

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Updated June 7, 2012

Premium Lock Durham clean energy firm lands $50M investment

NET Power, which is part of 8 Rivers Capital, will build a pilot power plant after securing $50 million in cash and services from the Shaw Group. Shaw describes NET Power's technology as "next-generation" and an "emissions-free" option for utilities as well as oil companies.

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Updated June 6, 2012

Premium Lock PowerSecure acquires part of Southern Energy Management

The Wake Forest utility and energy technology firm pays $4 million, sets up a new subsidiary called Southern Energy Management PowerSecure in which it holds a 90 percent controlling interest.

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May 30, 2012

Premium Lock 'Solar fuels' can reduce reliance on oil, researchers say

In a new paper, a team at the Research Triangle Solar Fuels Institute examine four means of utilizing solar energy to generate power. But they also concede that there currently is "no suitable renewable substitute for oil."

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