Posts tagged “Green Energy”

November 29, 2012

Premium Lock Cree shares tumble 6% after Wall Street analyst's downgrade

Cree Shares in Cree dropped 6 percent Thursday after an analyst's downgrade. The news helped erase gains that had pushed Cree to a new 52-week high earlier of $33.60 this week and boost shares overall 45 percent this year.

Updated November 28, 2012

Premium Lock Cree scores chip patent victory; its LEDs light up Sheetz

Cree Shares in Cree moved higher Wednesday after news that the company scored a patent victory in a dispute over semiconductors. Plus: Cree's LEDs glow at Sheetz.

Updated November 28, 2012

Premium Lock Cree stock surges to 52-week high, up 45% this year

Cree's LED prototype 60-watt bulb replacement Shares in LED and semiconductor firm Cree rose to a new 52-week high on Tuesday and are up nearly 45 percent so far this year with most analysts rating it as a 'strong buy" or "buy."

November 26, 2012

Premium Lock Going green - solar farms, crops - at Robeson Community College

Green energy Robeson County launches the "GreenZone," which will be used as a "demonstration system" to show how agriculture can benefit the state economically and environmentally. Future projects will include the installation of a geothermal system to heat the greenhouse and experimenting with wind energy systems.

Updated November 20, 2012

Premium Lock Semprius to power $2.3M Pentagon solar project

The Durham-based startup has been selected by a Pentagon contractor to supply its solar power modules for a pilot project at Edwards Air Force Base in California.

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Updated November 16, 2012

Premium Lock ABB, GM develop power source from used Chevy Volt batteries

ABB researchers based in Raleigh have teamed with General Motors to develop an uninterruptable power supply from Chevy Volt batteries.

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November 12, 2012

Premium Lock PowerSecure hires Elster Group exec to lead investor, media relations

John Bluth, a former executive at Eslter Group, is the new senior vice president for investor relations and corporate communications at PowerSecure International.

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October 23, 2012

Premium Lock SAS joins Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster

Electric power Global software analytics firm SAS is the latest company to join the Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster as organized by the Research Triangle Regional Partnership.

October 16, 2012

Premium Lock RTI's new facility to support biofuels projects

Biofuels Research RTI recently began construction on a 3,000-square-foot energy technology development facility that will house a biomass pyrolysis reactor to further extend the company's biofuels research efforts.

October 12, 2012

Premium Lock Survey: 'Clean energy' sector in N.C. produces 15,200 jobs

The clean energy sector in North Carolina is responsible for more than 15,200 full-time jobs and $3.7 billion in revenue, says the N.C. Sustainable Energy Association in its annual survey.

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Updated October 12, 2012

Premium Lock Sensus defends 186,000 'smart meters' being yanked by Pa. utility

Raleigh-based Sensus, a developer of smart grid software and metering technology, insists there are "no safety issues" with its meters. But a Pennsylvania utility firm is yanking meters that were part of a $650 million project.

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October 11, 2012

Premium Lock NCSU 'nanoflowers,' could be solar power source

Researchers at N.C. State have created flower-like structures from semiconductor material that could be a future source for solar power and future energy storage devices.

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October 4, 2012

Premium Lock ABB takes smartgrid to kids in project with Marbles museum

Marbles Kids Museum and ABB, a company focusing on power and automation technology, announced a multi-year investment in the downtown Raleigh museum to develop a new exhibit called a "Kid Grid," which will feature playful activities in a pretend power grid. It's the first of its kind in the country.

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Updated September 24, 2012

Premium Lock Headmaster gives high marks to greentech grads

J.T. Vaughn just "graduated" the first class of five Triangle area greentech-focused startups from the Raleigh-based Cherokee Challenge accelerator. The Skinny asked him to "grade" his students.

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September 21, 2012

Premium Lock Going truly 'green' requires more than just recycling and solar panels

Opinion: When a business says it is going green, many changes occur with little follow-up planned. Leaders may set up recycling bins, install some sustainable materials or eliminate wasteful practices - but it takes more than small changes to be truly environmentally friendly.

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Updated September 21, 2012

Premium Lock Raleigh's 'greentech' accelerator: Capitalizing on environment

Cherokee Investment Partners has raised more than $2 billion to invest in a variety of environmental projects around the world. Now it's backing startups with a new-business accelerator in Raleigh. The founder of the Cherokee Challenge talks about its efforts to help new businesses capitalize on growth opportunities in "greentech."

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Updated September 20, 2012

Premium Lock Greentech accelerator Cherokee to showcase 5 'graduates'

The Cherokee Challenge, which invests in and helps new greentech focused businesses, will introduce its first five firms to potential investors at an event in Raleigh on Thursday.

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Updated September 18, 2012

Premium Lock Raleigh-based RegEd buys social media tech company

RegEd RegEd, a provider of compliance services for financial services firm, is acquiring Arkovi, a provider of archiving and surveillance solutions through social media.

September 18, 2012

Premium Lock Cisco, Elster team up for smart grid solution

Elster Two companies with a major presence in the Triangle are partnering to offer a solution for smart grid services and communication.

September 17, 2012

Premium Lock Duke Energy: New logo reflects 'green' commitment

Duke Energy is changing the name of recently acquired Progress Energy Carolinas to Duke Energy Progress and also has created a new logo.

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