Posts tagged “Green Energy”
In a new paper, a team at the Research Triangle Solar Fuels Institute examine four means of utilizing solar energy to generate power. But they also concede that there currently is "no suitable renewable substitute for oil."
Apple says its 500,000- square-foot data center in Maiden, N.C., will be powered entirely by renewable sources by the end of the year.
Targeted by Greenpeace International over its energy consumption, Apple says its 500,000- square-foot data center in Maiden, N.C., will be powered entirely by renewable sources by the end of the year. North Carolina Utilities Commission, meanwhile, approves Apple's request to build a solar farm at the facility.
The startup company's leading-edge solar technology "could soon make electricity cheaply enough to compete with power plants fueled by coal and natural gas," says the Massachusetts Institute for Technology in its annual "most important technology milestones" list.
With sales up 9 percent in the first quarter and continued company growth worldwide, the agribusiness giant also has created an internal composting program to reduce their environmental footprint in RTP.
Eight new clean energy projects in North Carolina were announced in the first quarter of 2012, which together could create nearly 2,300 new jobs - giving the state a No. 8 ranking by Environmental Entrepreneurs.
Update: Amidst all the hype about hybrid vehicles - those that combine electric motors with fossil fuels - comes a report that shows most hybrid owners don't repeat their choice when buying a replacement. Higher prices and long payback hurt, say The New York Times and The Detroit News.
A crowd of some 225 people including attendees from around the world are attending the 'Networked Grid' conference in Durham to discuss the future of smart grid, smart meter and network technology.
Under a licensing deal with a U.K. firm, Raleigh-based Sensus will be able to offer its utility customers the ability for individuals to monitor power use in their homes by device. They can do it with a mobile app or from PC.
Swirlie CFL bulbs are out as a symbol, says Cree. The company is teaming up with The Noun Project, an online visual dictionary, to host an event where contributors can help the Durham company create symbols that will stand for LEDs.
Lenovo using new Intel chip?; Google's smart glasses; Red Hat's cloud formula; new Sensus grid deal; Cree share target up; Comcast goes streaming.
Inside the Bulldog Blog: Lenovo reportedly putting Intel's new chip in smart phones; Google to offer glasses with heads-up data display; Red Hat's "open cloud" plans; Sensus wins Grand Cayman project; analysts boost Cree stock; Comcast to offer streaming.
A science panel advising Gov. Beverly Perdue on offshore energy development says oil and gas drilling is unlikely in waters within North Carolina's authority, but the coast has some of the best East Coast locations for wind power.
The City has leased space on the roof of the massive downtown structure for the construction of solar panels by private firms. They in turn will sell power to Progress Energy.