Updated March 8, 2011
Last fall, ABB said it would launch a Smart Grid Center of Excellence and expand its NCSU presence.
Updated February 28, 2011
TyraTech receives no tax incentives, according to NC governor's office. The company has developed proprietary technology for plant-based pest and parasite products.
February 23, 2011
The startup, which operates at NCSU's Centennial Campus, is focused on thermoelectric semiconductor materials that can turn waste heat into power generation and others that produce cooling.
A Phononic Device semiconductor
February 23, 2011
After plant closures and bankruptcies, Georgia's plans to become a center for biomass fuel production are sinking.
February 21, 2011
The federal government, which is giving them a financial boost, hopes that having more U.S. testing labs will reduce certification delays and boost interest in solar thermal energy as an alternative to oil, natural gas and electricity.
Updated January 27, 2011
In announcing a new LED-based bulb that meets Energy Star requirements, the Durham-based company says: "Thank you Mr. Edison, we'll take it from here."
Cree's LED prototype 60-watt bulb replacement
January 27, 2011
NCSU researchers will focus on development of a substation that doesn't have a transformer and links renewable energy sources directly to power grid.
Updated January 19, 2011
After what Forbes calls a "rotten" quarter of disappointing financials and expectations lower than Street projections, Cree Chairman and CEO Chuck Swoboda tells analysts Cree is "in a pretty good position."
Cree's Chuck Swoboda
Updated January 12, 2011
IBM survey finds many Americans would consider switching to an all-electric vehicle and would pay higher prices. However, far fewer drivers are willing to up-fit their homes for a charging station.
IBM EV survey
January 11, 2011
The LED downlights help reduce energy and maintenance costs, Denny's says.
January 10, 2011
The merger between Duke Energy and Progress Energy would help the utility giants deal with major challenges and might mean lower rates for consumers, says NCSU's Michael Walden. Will "green" projects get a boost?
January 5, 2011
The utility firm will pay $1,000 per kilowatt of solar power capacity up front to home owners plus monthly credits of $4.50 per kilowatt in program designed to increase use of alternative energy.
Updated December 29, 2010
The nonprofit's headquarters building is projected to see a $407,000, 15-year payback on a half-million-dollar investment of federal recover funds.
December 28, 2010
Academy Solar, based in Chapel Hill, lets customers input utility information and choose a system and get an e-mail estimate for their homes or businesses.