Posts tagged “Green Energy”

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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Updated May 24, 2012

Premium Lock N.C. approves Apple's plans to build fuel cell center facility

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.

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Updated May 17, 2012

Premium Lock Apple: N.C. data center to use all renewable energy

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.

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May 11, 2012

Premium Lock Cree, Lutron introduce lighting control and delivery system

Cree Cree and Lutron Electronics said this week that they have a solution for the growing demand for energy-efficient LED lighting solutions that meet today's stringent energy and building codes.

Updated May 1, 2012

Premium Lock Shine on: Durham solar firm Semprius cracks MIT top 10 tech list

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.

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April 20, 2012

Premium Lock Syngenta introduces internal composting program

Syngenta 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.

April 19, 2012

Premium Lock North Carolina makes Top 10 in clean energy jobs

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.

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Updated April 13, 2012

Premium Lock Capitol Broadcasting builds solar 'farm' at broadcast tower site

solar farm The 1-megawatt solar facility will produce electricty that will in turn be sold to Progress Energy.

Updated April 9, 2012

Premium Lock RTP a leader in hybrid 'loyalty,' but most buyers don't repeat

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.

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Updated April 5, 2012

Premium Lock 'Silicon Valley of smart grid' RTP plays host to international grid event

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.

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Updated April 5, 2012

Premium Lock In $8M deal, Sensus takes smart grid down to your toaster

Sensus 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.

March 20, 2012

Premium Lock In the news: Axial Exchange, SciQuest, Cree, Sensus, lupus survey

Local Tech Briefs Axial Exchange goes 'cloud;' Los Angeles picks SciQuest; Cree adds more LEDs; Sensus in smart grid deal; lupus impact understated, survey finds.

Updated March 13, 2012

Premium Lock Chinese firm picks NCSU for wind power research center

A Ming Yang windfarm in China China Ming Yang Wind Power Group will locate its North American research and development center at N.C. State's Centennial Campus.

March 9, 2012

Premium Lock PowerSecure revenues surge in 'transformational year'

Earnings    With revenues growing across the business, the Wake Forest-based power and technology firm delivers record revenues. "Net, net," its CEO says, "we are very pleased ..."

Updated March 6, 2012

Premium Lock Energy boon means 'millions' in new contract for PowerSecure

Power grid The Wake Forest-based energy technology company lands a contract for new electrical transmission infrastructure.

Updated February 24, 2012

Premium Lock Cree 'Iconathon' to create symbols for LED 'revolution'

Swirlie CFL bulbs are out as a symbol, says Cree. The company is teaming up with The Noun Project, an online visual dictionary, to host an event where contributors can help the Durham company create symbols that will stand for LEDs.

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February 22, 2012

Premium Lock Lenovo using new Intel chip?; Google's smart glasses; Red Hat's cloud formula; new Sensus grid deal; Cree share target up; Comcast goes streaming.

Bulldog Inside the Bulldog Blog: Lenovo reportedly putting Intel's new chip in smart phones; Google to offer glasses with heads-up data display; Red Hat's "open cloud" plans; Sensus wins Grand Cayman project; analysts boost Cree stock; Comcast to offer streaming.

Updated February 9, 2012

Premium Lock Report touts potential of coastal wind power for N.C.

A science panel advising Gov. Beverly Perdue on offshore energy development says oil and gas drilling is unlikely in waters within North Carolina's authority, but the coast has some of the best East Coast locations for wind power.

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February 6, 2012

Premium Lock Wake Forest-based PowerSecure lands $15M in LED light orders

PowerSecure Three retailers place orders for a variety of light-emitting diode products to replace fluorescent fixtures and bulbs.

Updated February 3, 2012

Premium Lock Raleigh's Convention Center roof soon to be site for a solar farm

The City has leased space on the roof of the massive downtown structure for the construction of solar panels by private firms. They in turn will sell power to Progress Energy.

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