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Posts tagged “Solar”

July 16

Yahoo earnings fall; N.C. Solar Center's new name; Novartis-Google 'Glass' contacts; Cree expands; Sling's new devices

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology and life science news: Yahoo takes a hit; N.C. Solar Center gets a new name; Novartis teams with Google for "Glass" contacts; Cree adds space; Sling's new devices.

Updated July 10

Premium Lock Salix stock sags despite merger deal that boosts drug pipeline, lowers tax rate

If investors are fretting, it could be because Salix shareholders will be on the hook for taxes they weren't expecting to pay. The company notes in its securities filings that the conversion of Salix stock into Salix plc stock is considered a taxable event, meaning all Salix shareholders will owe taxes when the deal closes even if they don't sell their shares. Learn more about the deal.

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Updated July 9

Apple plans new Catawba County solar farm

Apple expects to invest $55 million to develop the 100-acre, 17.5 megawatt solar farm, which would become Apple's third solar farm in Catwaba County.

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Updated April 29

Premium Lock Sun shines brighter on new Semprius solar cells as company raises another $1.1M

Semprius makes what it says are the most highest efficiency mass-produced solar modules. On Monday the Durham-based firm announced a new "stacked" solar cell that shows the promise of delivering record efficiency for conversion of sunlight to energy. Meanwhile, Semprius raises another $1.1 million in funding.

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April 29

Premium Lock Domestic violence costs tech CEO his job; setback for Pozen; Duke's solar shines; new name for Cornerstone; Nokia picks CEO

Bulldog In today's Bulldog blog tech and life science roundup, check out headline news from Cornerstone Therapeutics, Nokia, Pozen, Duke Energy and a tech exec who says he was fired because of a conviction for domestic violence.

Updated March 13

Premium Lock How to drive 'transformative' sales in new markets? PowerSecure CEO offers some pointers

PowerSecure Revenues have soared 67 percent at Wake Forest-based PowerSecure over the past year, and its order backlog is at a record $248 million. An emerging revenue driver is data center power services, which could have a "transformative" impact on the firm. And CEO Sidney Hinton says "the very best" people are driving sales. So what's he looking?

February 14

Premium Lock Solar a bright spot in N.C.'s green employment sector

North Carolina solar industry jobs grew 121 percent in 2013, boosting the state into the top 10 among states. Read more about which solar jobs are in demand.

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February 14

Premium Lock Duke Energy aims to double Carolinas solar capacity

Solar Duke Energy (NYSE:DUK) wants to double its solar footprint in the Carolinas and the utility is now seeking bidders to install new energy capacity to do it. The utility issued a request for proposals for 300 megawatts of new solar energy capacity that would be in service by the end of 2015. Read about the RFPs.

Updated January 29

Premium Lock Asheville-based solar firm FLS Energy raising $30M in new capital

FLS Energy FLS Energy, which provides a variety of services for building solar power farms, is bringing in $18 million of capital from four investors and has commitments for another $12 million, the firm's CEO says.

Updated January 27

Premium Lock NC business leaders give McCrory 10-year jobs road map

North Carolina will focus its business recruiting efforts on 38 industries, including 10 specific clusters, as part of a new economic development plan that a group of business, political and education leaders officially turned into Gov. Pat McCrory Friday.

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Updated January 27

Premium Lock NC clean energy jobs grow 20% in 2013; many firms plan to hire in 2014

North Carolina's clean energy industry by the numbers: at least 570 companies employing more than 18,000 workers and generating revenue in 2013 topping $3.5 billion. Learn which sectors generate the most revenue and employ the most people.

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Updated January 24

Premium Lock Epic Games owed $9.2M; GSK diabetes drug update; Cree LED ups efficiency; ACC Clean Energy Challenge; Netflix stock record; eBay earnings

Bulldog In our Bulldog blog's technology and life science update: Epic Games wins another $4.5 million in a law suit; GSK diabetes drug advances in EU; Cree breaks efficiency benchmark; ACC Clean Energy Challenge takes entries; Netflix soars to record; eBay earnings increase.

January 24

Premium Lock Duke Energy wants to pay less for NC rooftop solar power

Solar Cells The largest U.S. electric company wants to pay North Carolina shops and homeowners less for solar power they generate by changing a pricing rule that was designed to spur production of the power, a Duke Energy vice president says. Environmentalists and solar related businesses see fallout from decision.

January 14

Premium Lock UNC converts solar to hydrogen power - with help from NCSU

Researchers at UNC-Chapel Hill say they have found a way to turn solar power into a 24-hour-a-day power source by using the sun's energy to separate water molecules and create hydrogen fuel. In making the breakthrough, they received a powerful boost from scientists at N.C. State.

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Updated January 13

Premium Lock Getting to know Rob Cotter of Organic Transit

Rob Cotter, founder and CEO of Durham-based Organic Transit As part of WRALTechWire's new Insider interview series, we will be asking entrepreneurs a series of questions designed to help our readers learn more about the person we are profiling as well as their thoughts about entrepreneurship.

Updated January 13

Premium Lock The Insider interview: Having a beer with Rob Cotter of Organic Transit

WRALTechWire publishes today the third in a new series: Exclusive in-depth interviews with Triangle entrepreneurs, each of which will include multiple parts. Our third package focuses on Rob Cotter, the former automotive industry executive who is setting out to reshape the transportation industry at Durham-based Organic Transit. WRALTechWire Insider columnist and entrepreneur Joe Procopio will be having candid conversations over a beer with our profile subjects throughout 2014. Also included with each package will be a Q&A that goes beyond standard business and video interviews with WRALTechWire Editor Rick Smith. The Q&A and first video interview are also online exclusively for WRALTecdhWire subscribers.

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Updated January 10

Premium Lock Sun is shining on N.C. solar industry - now 2nd in U.S.

A new report from SolarBuzz, which tracks the global solar power industry, says North Carolina is No. 2 in a fast-growing U.S. market. The state climbed three spots in 2013, driven by what the report calls "strong utility-scale activity."

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Updated December 18, 2013

Premium Lock Solar tech company Semprius opens $2.4M fundraiser

Semprius makes what it says are the most highest efficiency mass-produced solar modules. To boost its efforts the Durham-based firm is raising more capital in a mix of debt, options and warrants.

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Updated December 17, 2013

Premium Lock Energy tech firm Itron looks to expand in Triangle, is hiring

Information Technology      Itron, an international energy technology firm, that operates in more than 100 countries and has an office in Raleigh, has plans to grow its Triangle presence and affirms that commitment by joining the board of the Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster.

Updated December 17, 2013

Premium Lock Energy technology firm Itron joins RTP Cleantech Cluster board

Itron, an international energy technology firm, that operates in more than 100 countries and has an office in Raleigh, commits $75,000 over three years to become a member of the board for the Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster.

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