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Posts tagged “Green Energy”

Updated August 18, 2011

Premium Lock Cree pays $525M to acquire outdoor LED firm

Ruud Lighting, which is based in Wisconsin, will operate as a Cree subsidiary. While the total cost of the deal tops $660 million, tax benefits will bring down the total cost, Cree says.

A sample of Ruud outdoor lighting A sample of Ruud outdoor lighting

Updated August 5, 2011

Premium Lock Biomass fuel producer to open plant in NC

Green energy $60 million manufacturing facility for wood pellets will hire 62 people over three years in Northampton County.

August 1, 2011

Premium Lock New Cree LED light bulb exceeds government goals

The bulb, which is a "concept lamp," produces more light using far less power than a standard 75 watt incandescent bulb, the Durham-based company says.

Cree's latest LED light bulb Cree's latest LED light bulb

August 1, 2011

Premium Lock Florida-based firm eyes two locations in Triad for $1.4B solar plant

Solar energy      National Solar Power of Melbourne, Fla., has named the North Carolina county among seven finalists for its $1.4 billion solar project. Other contenders are in Georgia and Florida.

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

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