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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
Apple says its 500,000- square-foot data center in Maiden, N.C., will be powered entirely by renewable sources by the end of the year.
Targeted by Greenpeace International over its energy consumption, Apple says its 500,000- square-foot data center in Maiden, N.C., will be powered entirely by renewable sources by the end of the year. North Carolina Utilities Commission, meanwhile, approves Apple's request to build a solar farm at the facility.
The startup company's leading-edge solar technology "could soon make electricity cheaply enough to compete with power plants fueled by coal and natural gas," says the Massachusetts Institute for Technology in its annual "most important technology milestones" list.
With sales up 9 percent in the first quarter and continued company growth worldwide, the agribusiness giant also has created an internal composting program to reduce their environmental footprint in RTP.
Eight new clean energy projects in North Carolina were announced in the first quarter of 2012, which together could create nearly 2,300 new jobs - giving the state a No. 8 ranking by Environmental Entrepreneurs.
Update: Amidst all the hype about hybrid vehicles - those that combine electric motors with fossil fuels - comes a report that shows most hybrid owners don't repeat their choice when buying a replacement. Higher prices and long payback hurt, say The New York Times and The Detroit News.
A crowd of some 225 people including attendees from around the world are attending the 'Networked Grid' conference in Durham to discuss the future of smart grid, smart meter and network technology.
Under a licensing deal with a U.K. firm, Raleigh-based Sensus will be able to offer its utility customers the ability for individuals to monitor power use in their homes by device. They can do it with a mobile app or from PC.