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Posts tagged “smart grid”

August 25

Premium Lock Exclusive Q&A: Why Jennifer Bosser took Triangle Cleantech Cluster job

Over the past five years, few names have been more associated with economic development in Wake County than Jennifer Bosser. But as of Sept. 1, Bosser will become the first executive director of the Research Triangle Regional Partnership's CleanTech cluster. Why is she taking the job? What's the mission?

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Updated August 24

Premium Lock Research Triangle partnership names COO, director for Cleantech Cluster

RTRP Lee Anne Nance is promoted to chief operating officer at the Research Triangle Regional Partnership, and Jennifer Bosser is named the executive director of the partnership's high-profile Cleantech Cluster program.

Updated August 19

Premium Lock A birthday salute: PowerSecure execs ring NYSE opening bell

Executives, board members and some guests celebrated the 15th anniversary of PowerSecure's launch by ringing the opening bell on the New York Stock Exchange today. Now that's a nice way to party ....

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August 10

Premium Lock Led by Apple, NC lands $43M of $56M in federal solar loan guarantees

Solar energy     North Carolina solar energy projects have landed the vast majority of new solar project loan guarantees from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Leading the way is a project at Apple's big data center in western N.C.

July 30

Premium Lock Solar tech firm Semprius turns to investors for $1.25M cash infusion

Durham-based Semprius is looking to raise cash from investors with a target of $1.25 million. How much has it raised so far? WTW Insiders find out.

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July 29

Premium Lock Twitter growth sputters; Yelp shares plunge; CommScope sales drop; CleanTech cluster grows

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology news: Twitter's slow user growth hurts; Yelp financials trigger share drop; CommScope sales fall from a year ago; and the Triangle Cleantech cluster adds a new member.

June 11

Premium Lock Debate over renewable energy in NC continues as tax credit set to expire

Solar energy The ongoing battle over renewable energy standards and solar energy continued Wednesday as a 35 percent state tax credit designed to energize the industry is set to expire at the end of the year.

Updated June 8

Premium Lock Cree lands $1.5M, RTI International $450k for federal lighting research projects

Green energy Cree and RTI International will embark on new Department of Energy research projects into solid-state lighting after landing grants of $1.5 million and $450,000 respectively. But each organization is also contributing to project costs.

June 8

Premium Lock New RTI project targets LED-based color tunable lighting for schools

RTI International RTI International is aiming to develop less expensive lighting for schools that also will be "color tunable" under a federal grant project announced Monday.

Updated June 4

Premium Lock Google defends self-driving cars; Sensus Smart Gateway; Showtime streaming; Yahoo to stream NFL game; electric trucks?

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology news: Google defends its driverless cars experiment; Sensus unveils a "Smart Gateway" for utilities; Showtime joins the streaming trend; Yahoo wins rights to stream an NFL game; and Tesla co-founder wants to electrify trucks.

Updated May 7

Premium Lock Hospira layoffs start in July; PowerSecure shares surge; mobile search now No. 1; drones can spray crops; Netflix vs. AT&T deal

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology and life science news: Layoffs at Hospira's plant in Clayton will begin in July; PowerSecure shares surge after earnings report; mobile search tops PC search for first time; drones can now spray crops; and Netfix says the FCC should oppose the AT&T-DirecTV deal.

May 5

Premium Lock Vivek Wadhwa: Tesla's Powerwall is the latest step toward our clean-energy future

Tesla Battery Power For Homes Opinion: What has been holding solar back so far has ostensibly been the cost of storage, says former Triangle tech entrepreneur-turned-academic Vivek Wadhwa. Technologies such as batteries were prohibitively expensive, large and cumbersome. Residential solar installations needed to feed into the electric grid during the day and to buy back energy during the night. This is a problem that Tesla has just fixed, though, with its Powerwall, a rechargeable lithium-ion battery.

March 5

Premium Lock PowerSecure CEO: 'We're working our butts off'

PowerSecure Sidney Hinton, one of the most outspoken CEOs in the Triangle, is in rare form Wednesday as PowerSecure reports its latest financials and looks to the future. "We're in great shape on 2015 and we're working our butts off to make sure that we build a great 2016, then a great 2017 and beyond."

February 23

Premium Lock PowerSecure lands $13M in contracts for new data centers

PowerSecure PowerSecure lands a contract with a company that plans to build a series of new data centers. The first contracts are worth $13 million, the Wake Forest-based company says.

February 10

Premium Lock Report: Clean energy sector adds 5,000 jobs; many firms hiring

Clean energy   Clean energy-related firms employ nearly 23,000 people across North Carolina and now represent nearly $5 billion a year in economic impact, according to an annual survey conducted by the North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association. Plus, many firms are hiring.

Updated December 3, 2014

Premium Lock 13 NC startups receive $640K boost in state innovation grants

Dollar sign      Twelve startups in the Triangle and another in Wilmington are sharing in more than $640,000 worth of innovation grants from North Carolina. The grants are state matches based on federal funding through two programs.

Updated November 26, 2014

Premium Lock Keys to smart grid success? Integration, public policy

While technological advances and consumer demands accelerate the pace of innovation in electric power generation, distribution and consumption, it is grid integration and public policies that ultimately will determine how rapidly and well those advances are deployed. So concluded thought leaders at the recent Energy Thought Summit. Cyndy Falgout sums up the conference exclusively for WRAL TechWire.

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Updated October 28, 2014

Premium Lock Battery startup hopes to create hundreds of jobs in Concord

Jobs        A small start-up company said Monday it would create hundreds of jobs when it moves into a massive, former Philip Morris USA cigarette plant to build batteries that it says will help power companies save energy and work more efficiently.

October 14, 2014

Premium Lock PowerSecure buys data center energy group for $13M

PowerSecure, a provider of various energy related services, is investing as much as $15 million in a data center energy services business group.

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July 29, 2014

Premium Lock Two Raleigh power grid firms to combine: Causam acquiring Power Analytics

Power grid Causam Energy and Power Analytics Corporation, which both have offices in Raleigh, are combining in a deal disclosed Tuesday. The two firms focused on software and solutions for the utilities industry.

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