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Posts tagged “Green Energy”

Updated July 25, 2011

Premium Lock High-tech battery firm to add 250 workers, gets $2.8M in state incentives

Celgard Celgard, which is based in Charlotte, will invest $105 million to expand its production plant in Concord.

July 25, 2011

Premium Lock High-tech NC battery firm may announce 200 new jobs

Gov. Bev Perdue and US Energy Secretary Steven Chu are touring Celgard's new plant in Concord today.

Celgard's technology Celgard's technology

July 21, 2011

Premium Lock Pfizer unveils $7.9M 'biomass boiler' at Sanford plant

Pfizer The drug giant will use wood and wood residue from North Carolina to provide energy, which produces vaccines.

Updated July 20, 2011

Premium Lock Test driving Chevy's hybrid Volt - It's a real car, but ...

Opinion: The Volt seems to work well, but with a $40,000 price tag, it still feels more like a proof of concept than a practical choice for most people, writes WRAL's Brian Shrader.

The Chevrolet Volt The Chevrolet Volt

Updated July 19, 2011

Premium Lock Chevy Volt delivers a charge to electric vehicle show in Raleigh

Plug-In 2011 event in Raleigh showcases advances in electric vehicle technology, including Chevy's gas-battery powered vehicle.

Chevy Volt Chevy Volt

Updated July 18, 2011

Premium Lock Raleigh hosts electric, hybrid vehicle conference through Thursday

Plug-In 2011 Plug-In 2011 conference to showcase the future of plug-in hybrid and electric transportation.

July 7, 2011

Premium Lock Sensus selects IBM to enhance smart grid security

IBM Smart Grid Sensus plans to integrate IBM technologies into its FlexNet communications system for electric, gas and water utility smart endpoints, including meters and distribution automation devices, the company said this week.

July 5, 2011

Premium Lock N.C. Green Business Fund awards $3.7 million in grants

NCGBF Funding will go to 17 new and emerging businesses to help energy efficiency and job growth.

Updated June 30, 2011

Premium Lock Raleigh biogas energy firm lands contract in Rhode Island

Orbit Energy will sell electricity produced from decomposing food to a utility under terms of a 15-year contract. Orbit already operates a testing plant in Clinton, NC

Orbit's pilot plant in Clinton Orbit's pilot plant in Clinton

June 30, 2011

Premium Lock CIA pours more money into Durham solar tech startup

The secret sauce at Semprius draws more money from the "Wizards of Langley" venture arm as well as Siemens and Durham-based Intersouth in its latest $20 million capital fund raiser. So what can the CIA do with advanced solar power?

Might Semprius someday power a CIA drone? Might Semprius someday power a CIA drone?

Updated June 29, 2011

Premium Lock Lenovo laptops to embed Cisco energy management software

The world's No. 4 PC maker and Cisco say the move to preload Cisco EnergyWise can help customers monitor energy costs and save money.

How Cisco EnergyWise works How Cisco EnergyWise works

June 27, 2011

Premium Lock Just north of NC, a Va. center targets clean energy

The newly opened Riverstone Energy Center in South Boston aims to help entrepreneurs grow new clean energy products and industry in the region.

3-D simulator at Riverstone 3-D simulator at Riverstone

June 25, 2011

Premium Lock Power grid experiment could disrupt clocks, even appliances

Power grid "A lot of people are going to have things break and they're not going to know why," said Demetrios Matsakis, head of the time service department at the U.S. Naval Observatory, one of two official timekeeping agencies in the federal government.

June 24, 2011

Premium Lock Solar power startup Semprius raises $20M, looks for $10M more

The Durham-based company, which recently sold a 16-percent interest to Siemens Energy, discloses the funding in a regulatory filing. It's the latest in a streak of good news for the firm and its investors, which include Durham-based Intersouth Partners.

An illustration of Semprius' transfer process An illustration of Semprius' transfer process

Updated June 23, 2011

Premium Lock Smartgrid startup PlotWatt lands $1M in funding, GE Challenge

PlotWatt The three-year-old venture in Durham helps turn smartgrid and smart meter information into data consumers can use to cut their energy bills.

June 22, 2011

Premium Lock Progress Energy wants more solar power providers

Solar Power The utility company is looking to add new sources for its electrical grid in order to meet law requiring more power from renewable sources.

Updated June 22, 2011

Premium Lock NC 'clean energy' firms jump by 700 to 1,800 in less than year

According to a new report from the NC Sustainable Energy Association, the state also is the site of more than 1,800 renewable energy system projects with nearly 3 megawatts of generating capacity. That's enough for more than 561,000 homes.

Clean energy   Clean energy

Updated June 21, 2011

Premium Lock Raleigh-based smartgrid firm bolts for San Antonio

Consert, a developer of energy management software, is recruited to move to Texas by a big utility firm. Four other companies are also part of the recruitment coup.

Hooking up meter to Consert  Hooking up meter to Consert

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