Posts tagged “Green Energy”

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.

Cree's LED prototype 60-watt bulb replacement Cree's LED prototype 60-watt bulb replacement

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.

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

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.

August 31, 2011

Premium Lock RTI International lands $4 million in federal biofuel project funding

Biofuels   The Department of Energy awards $12 million for development and production of so-called "drop-in biofuels" to augment or replace petroleum products.

August 29, 2011

Premium Lock Georgia Tech lands $2.4M federal grant for carbon capture

Georgia Tech The funding is meant to spur research on methods to cut greenhouse gas emissions from power plants without raising the cost of electricity more than 35 percent.

August 22, 2011

Premium Lock Sensus forms one organization for North American business

Sensus The company also names some new executives as it gears for growth in the smart meter markets.

Updated August 18, 2011

Premium Lock Wall Street frowns on Cree's $525M deal; stock dives 10%

Cree's LED prototype 60-watt bulb replacement Shares in the Durham-based LED maker plunge 14 percent in wake of deal for outdoor lighting firm Ruud Lighting.

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.

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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.

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