Posts tagged “Green Energy”

June 19, 2012

Premium Lock Town of Morrisville seeking investors for solar project

Solar energy      A "social finance" model is being offered to investors in which they provide capital to construct the system, take advantage of tax incentives, earn a "fair return" and then can donate the system to the Town.

Updated June 18, 2012

Premium Lock $50M-plus Durham clean energy project lands Toshiba as partner

NET Power, which is part of 8 Rivers Capital, will build a pilot power plant after securing $50 million in cash and services from the Shaw Group and turbine design as well as production support from Toshiba.

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June 11, 2012

Premium Lock Renewable energy investment hits record $257B

Global investment in renewable energy reached a record of $257 billion last year, with solar attracting more than half the total spending, according to a U.N. report released Monday.

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Updated June 11, 2012

Premium Lock Report: Renewable power boom leaves nations without backup

Nations adding wind and solar power aren't doing enough to ensure their electricity systems can meet demand when renewable-energy output falls short, according to a Bloomberg Industries analysis.

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Updated June 11, 2012

Premium Lock Biofuel backers see plenty of green in North Carolina

The Oxford, N.C.-based Biofuels Center has gotten $20 million from taxpayers for its 10-year mission of establishing a biofuels industry that converts grasses, wood pulp and even algae into motor fuels the future may demand. The center calls itself the nation's only state agency with a mission to help businesses, universities and others involved in the science, growing, production and logistics of biofuels.

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Updated June 7, 2012

Premium Lock Durham clean energy firm lands $50M investment

NET Power, which is part of 8 Rivers Capital, will build a pilot power plant after securing $50 million in cash and services from the Shaw Group. Shaw describes NET Power's technology as "next-generation" and an "emissions-free" option for utilities as well as oil companies.

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Updated June 6, 2012

Premium Lock PowerSecure acquires part of Southern Energy Management

The Wake Forest utility and energy technology firm pays $4 million, sets up a new subsidiary called Southern Energy Management PowerSecure in which it holds a 90 percent controlling interest.

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May 30, 2012

Premium Lock 'Solar fuels' can reduce reliance on oil, researchers say

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."

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Updated May 24, 2012

Premium Lock N.C. approves Apple's plans to build fuel cell center facility

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.

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Updated May 17, 2012

Premium Lock Apple: N.C. data center to use all renewable energy

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.

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May 11, 2012

Premium Lock Cree, Lutron introduce lighting control and delivery system

Cree Cree and Lutron Electronics said this week that they have a solution for the growing demand for energy-efficient LED lighting solutions that meet today's stringent energy and building codes.

Updated May 1, 2012

Premium Lock Shine on: Durham solar firm Semprius cracks MIT top 10 tech list

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.

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April 20, 2012

Premium Lock Syngenta introduces internal composting program

Syngenta 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.

April 19, 2012

Premium Lock North Carolina makes Top 10 in clean energy jobs

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.

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Updated April 13, 2012

Premium Lock Capitol Broadcasting builds solar 'farm' at broadcast tower site

solar farm The 1-megawatt solar facility will produce electricty that will in turn be sold to Progress Energy.

Updated April 9, 2012

Premium Lock RTP a leader in hybrid 'loyalty,' but most buyers don't repeat

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.

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Updated April 5, 2012

Premium Lock 'Silicon Valley of smart grid' RTP plays host to international grid event

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.

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Updated April 5, 2012

Premium Lock In $8M deal, Sensus takes smart grid down to your toaster

Sensus 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.

March 20, 2012

Premium Lock In the news: Axial Exchange, SciQuest, Cree, Sensus, lupus survey

Local Tech Briefs Axial Exchange goes 'cloud;' Los Angeles picks SciQuest; Cree adds more LEDs; Sensus in smart grid deal; lupus impact understated, survey finds.

Updated March 13, 2012

Premium Lock Chinese firm picks NCSU for wind power research center

A Ming Yang windfarm in China China Ming Yang Wind Power Group will locate its North American research and development center at N.C. State's Centennial Campus.

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