Posts tagged “Green Energy”

December 29, 2011

Premium Lock All eyes on German renewable energy efforts

A village of 37 gray homes and farm buildings clustered along the main road in a wind-swept corner of rural eastern Germany seems an unlikely place for a revolution.

December 27, 2011

Premium Lock New dye from NCSU raises solar-cell efficiency

Dye-sensitized solar cell A new "sensitizer" developed at N.C. State University collects more ambient and solar light energy than anything on the market now for use in dye-sensitized solar cells.

December 15, 2011

Premium Lock $600M wind power project in northeastern NC put on hold

Wind power  Iberdrola Renewables says construction won't begin because there are no agreements to buy electricity from its Desert Wind Energy project near Elizabeth City. The company no longer expects to meet its earlier completion target next year.

Updated December 9, 2011

Premium Lock Chip demand woes, not just LEDs, trigger Cree stock downgrade

Cree's LED prototype 60-watt bulb replacement Morgan Stanley analyst Joshua Paradise reduced his rating for the stock to "Equal Weight" from "Overweight," saying the weak economy may slow adoption of pricier LED lights. He's alson concerned about falling chip sales.

December 8, 2011

Premium Lock Buffett invests $2B to cash in on promise of solar power

solar energy "Buffett's investment shows that solar has come of age," a Wall Street analyst says. The end of the grant program "takes away some of the incentive but there will still be viable large scale solar plants."

November 23, 2011

Premium Lock Google pulls plug on renewable energy project, 'green energy czar'

Google  The search giant's "green energy czar" has already left the company. "At this point, other institutions are better positioned than Google to take this research to the next level," a Google exec writes in a blog.

Updated November 18, 2011

Premium Lock Cree shares jump on Goldman Sachs 'buy' rating

Cree's LED prototype 60-watt bulb replacement After taking a pounding on Thursday from investors, Cree shares jump more than 5 percent before the market open Friday after Goldman Sachs report.

November 15, 2011

Premium Lock Cree adding 469 jobs at expansion of Wisconsin plant

A sample of Ruud outdoor lighting A 208,000 square foot addition to the Ruud Lighting subsidiary facility costs $24.5 million. The company will receive some $8 million in incentives.

November 15, 2011

Premium Lock Duke Energy acquires three solar farms in southwestern NC

Duke Energy Renewables The latest three, which are all located near Murphy, were acquired from ESA Renewables. Duke now owns seven such farms in the state.

November 4, 2011

Premium Lock Smart metering firm Sensus up for sale?

Sensus According to a Reuters report, Raleigh-based Sensus has asked Credit Suisse to find a buyer. Price could be $1 billion.

November 4, 2011

Premium Lock Wake Tech instructor receives White House honor

Rich Cregar Rich Cregar, an instructor in sustainable transportation technologies at Wake Technical Community College, is recognized by President Barack Obama as "Champions of Change."

Updated October 20, 2011

Premium Lock 'It's a sell, sell, sell' for Cree shares - Stock dives 12%

Shares in the light emitting diode and semiconductor technology company fall 12 percent - the most in nine months - after Cree said earnings and gross margin this quarter will be below analysts' estimates.

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Updated October 18, 2011

Premium Lock Cree quarterly revenues up slightly but profits fall sharply

The light emitting and semiconductor technology firm reports revenues of $269 and earnings of 25 cents per share after one-time expenses and other items.

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October 14, 2011

Premium Lock Need to charge your electric vehicle? IBM has an app for that

Big Blue blog: IBM is teaming with EKZ in Switzerland for an app that enables customers to power up their electric vehicles remotely through mobile devices. Plus: IBM picks cloud partner. And: IBM joins smart grid trial.

October 10, 2011

Premium Lock NCSU lands $4M federal grant for biofuels research

Biofuels   University researchers will work with the Southeast Partnership for Integrated Biomass Supply Systems to explore ways to turn trees, forest harvesting residue into fuel.

September 28, 2011

Premium Lock Google to finance solar panel systems for homes

Solar energy      The search giant will provide $75 million to build 3,000 residential solar electricity systems across the country. Google will own the panels, and get paid over time by customers who purchase the electricity the panels produce.

Updated September 9, 2011

Premium Lock Google's search result is money for hog-farm methane project

Tatjana Vujic Capturing the methane and generating power creates carbon offset credits for the school and Google, renewable energy credits for Duke Energy and power for the farmer.

September 8, 2011

Premium Lock ABB, Duke to get federal wind-power funds

Energy Literacy The Department of Energy put the two companies' projects among 41 it is backing across 20 states.

September 7, 2011

Premium Lock Tech company to build science 'ghost town' in N.M.

Pegasus Global Holdings New Mexico, home to several of the nation's premier scientific, nuclear and military institutions, is planning to take part in an unprecedented science project -- a 20-square-mile (50-square-kilometer) model of a U.S. city.

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