September 16, 2010
The Mooresville-based company’s two-seater Wave II electric vehicle shares $2.5 million prize. A Virginia firm wins top honors at $5 million for ultra-light gas-powered Edison2 vehicle.
Li-ion's Wave II
September 10, 2010
The Swiss power technologies firm is expanding its U.S. headquarters in Cary and plans manufacturing plant near Charlotte.
ABB steps up grid efforts
September 8, 2010
Big Blue also launches “World Community Grid” for sharing idle PCs with a focus on clean water projects. Among the first is a study of Chesapeake Bay.
Updated September 8, 2010
The Department of Energy awards nearly one-third of its $565 million for energy projects to Triangle research group. The experimental technique involves storing carbon dioxide emissions from coal plants and other sources underground, in an attempt to reduce pollution blamed for contributing to global warming.
RTI project to target power plant emissions
Updated September 2, 2010
On Wednesday, Cisco sealed a partnership for smart grid development with a smart meter manufacturer.
Updated August 19, 2010
Instead, the focus shifts to a potential “large-scale” offshore development project
July 26, 2010
The Electric Power Research Institute picks Raleigh as site of its fourth “Plug-In” event in July 2011. It will be the first event for the group outside Silicon Valley.
Updated July 19, 2010
In the three years since a voluntary, pilot program started, no registered swine farms have produced electricity.
N.C.'s pigs aren't yet generating power
July 15, 2010
The companies have jointly developed a new technology to convert grease to biodiesel.
Piedmont Biodiesel-Novozymes pilot device
July 13, 2010
Science teachers from across North Carolina will explore the future of electricity and renewable energy sources at a professional development workshop scheduled this week at the UNC-Chapel Hill.
July 13, 2010
IBM, energy giant ABB and five other firms provide financial support for new Energy Research Initiative by RTP-based private sector and university consortium.
July 13, 2010
ABB project focuses on superconducting magnetic energy storage for power grids. Cree will work with NCSU, ABB and others on light-weight electrical substations.
Updated July 8, 2010
Shares in Cree jump 8 percent on news. The Durham-based firm says the two competitors want to “further accelerate” growth of LED market for lighting. Cree is achieving record revenues as LED demand increases worldwide. GE recently struck its own LED patent deal.
July 7, 2010
Working with The Shaw Group, RTI is moving to next stage of commercialization for “syngas” process with funding from Department of Energy to design demonstration plant.
July 2, 2010
New report says investments in first six months of the year set a record at $4.04 billion.