Updated October 12, 2010
The startup, which now employs four people, also launches a drive for investors in its proprietary technology.
Updated October 12, 2010
"We believe in investing in projects that make good business sense and further the development of renewable energy," Google exec says.
October 5, 2010
Toyota is pairing its little-known housing business with its green-cars efforts to sell computer systems that link homes, utilities and vehicles to reduce energy use.
September 28, 2010
Duke Energy and Duke Energy are teaming up on $1 million pilot project.
September 24, 2010
UniversityTech: A team led by a North Carolina State University researcher has shown that water-gel-based solar devices – “artificial leaves” – can act like solar cells to produce electricity.
A solar "leaf"
Updated September 23, 2010
The networking gear giant and utility firm are teaming with Charlotte Center City Partners in $5.3 million program that sets a goal of reducing energy use by 20 percent over next six years.
Updated September 22, 2010
The company, which focuses on power and automation technology, is establishing a “Smart Grid Center of Excellence” at NCSU’s Centennial Campus. ABB is looking for additional engineers, scientists and power grid technicians.
September 21, 2010
The lithium-ion packs from GM’s Chevy Volt cars could be utilized in smart grids.
September 16, 2010
The Mooresville-based company’s two-seater Wave II electric vehicle shares $2.5 million prize. A Virginia firm wins top honors at $5 million for ultra-light gas-powered Edison2 vehicle.
Li-ion's Wave II
September 10, 2010
The Swiss power technologies firm is expanding its U.S. headquarters in Cary and plans manufacturing plant near Charlotte.
ABB steps up grid efforts
September 8, 2010
Big Blue also launches “World Community Grid” for sharing idle PCs with a focus on clean water projects. Among the first is a study of Chesapeake Bay.
Updated September 8, 2010
The Department of Energy awards nearly one-third of its $565 million for energy projects to Triangle research group. The experimental technique involves storing carbon dioxide emissions from coal plants and other sources underground, in an attempt to reduce pollution blamed for contributing to global warming.
RTI project to target power plant emissions
Updated September 2, 2010
On Wednesday, Cisco sealed a partnership for smart grid development with a smart meter manufacturer.