Posts tagged “Green Energy”

Updated November 5, 2009

Premium Lock Walmart to put Cree LEDs in 650 stores

Cree LRP38 The Durham-based light-maker says its products will go into produce and electronics departments.

Updated October 28, 2009

Premium Lock Early Halloween treat: Cree execs cash out millions in shares

Cree's Chuck Swoboda With its stock reaching a 52-week high of $46.25, chairman and chief executive officer Chuck Swoboda sells more than 400,000 shares, according to SEC data. CFO and a co-founder also cash in as the Durham-based firm capitalizes on demand for light emitting diodes.

Updated October 28, 2009

Premium Lock Progress, Duke, Southern Company land nearly $470M in smart grid funds

Three utility firms target North Carolina for portions of upgrade projects, will invest nearly $1.6 billion of their own funds. Nationwide, Obama administration awards $3.4 billion in grants across 49 states.

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Updated October 24, 2009

Premium Lock ‘We are running pretty flat out right now,’ says Cree CEO

Chuck Swoboda In his own words: During conference call to discuss Cree’s quarterly earnings and market demand for its chips as well as LEDs, Chuck Swoboda talks about expanding capacity and adding employees to meet growing demand.

October 17, 2009

Premium Lock SAS to light up another solar power plant at Cary campus

Solar power Project will provide electricity for more than 200 homes. Progress Energy will purchase the power.

Updated October 9, 2009

Premium Lock Having raised $400M, Cree to announce more 'green jobs'

Cree LED Capitalizing on growing global demand for LED lighting, the Durham firm schedules press conference after markets close Thursday. Cree shares have tripled in value over last year despite the recession, and the company recently raised more than $400 million, $150 million of which is set aside for expansion.

Updated October 9, 2009

Premium Lock Cree adding more than 500 jobs over three years

LED-eqipped streetlights from Cree Manufacturer Cree announced Thursday that it will add 500 "green" jobs at its Durham headquarters over the course of three years. As many as 275 of those positions will be in place by the end of the calendar year, CEO Chuck Swoboda said.

October 6, 2009

Premium Lock Duke Energy, UNC-CH partner for wind turbines in Pamlico Sound

Duke Energy, UNC-CH to put wind towers in Pamlico Sound Pilot project will be paid for by Duke. UNC scientists will use towers to study potential of wind energy.

Updated October 2, 2009

Premium Lock Power surge for cleantech? Nope, says London research firm

Sun not shining on cleantech deals Total investment in clean technology worldwide declines 9 percent in third quarter. Firm’s CEO warns that investments are threatened by ‘undue reliance on stimulus funds, development banks and state-backed capital providers of various sorts.’

Updated September 24, 2009

Premium Lock Duke Energy, Florida-based utility commit to hybrid, all-electric vehicles

Duke Power goes hybrid The goal is that by 2020, 100 percent of all new fleet vehicles will be plug-in electric vehicles or plug-in hybrid vehicles.

Updated September 23, 2009

Premium Lock ‘The answer, my friend, is blowin’ in the wind’ – What is future of wind energy projects in N.C.?

 TechLaw: North Carolina has some of the best wind resources in the nation. Are we ready and willing to use them to generate green, low-cost electricity?

Updated September 18, 2009

Premium Lock Stimulus money funds green projects in N.C.

The U.S. Department of Energy announced Friday that North Carolina will receive nearly $21 million in stimulus funds for energy efficiency and conservation projects.

Updated August 28, 2009

Premium Lock Construction is underway in Triad for largest solar farm in U.S.

SunEdison Project being built by Maryland-based SunEdison will cover 357 acres, cost $173 million. Power will be sold to Duke Energy.

Updated August 28, 2009

Premium Lock Triangle J, Atlanta projects and going green - What's the cost?

Gooing green 'Clean Cities' awards come with a caveat: 2-for-1 local match. The switch to other energy sources will come at a cost.

Updated August 28, 2009

Premium Lock Solar power farm goes online in Person County, feeds Progress Energy

Solar is "on" in Person County Built by Carolina Solar Energy, the project is one of three now delivering energy to Progress Energy grid.

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