Posts tagged “Solar”

August 18

Premium Lock How will total solar eclipse affect NC, US solar power?

The bad news: Solar energy could be interrupted in parts of the United States for up to three hours during times of peak generation--or peak demand. The good news: Our electric grid and its skilled operators are ready.

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July 28

Wind farm delay doesn't stop Cooper from signing solar bill

Solar energy      Gov. Roy Cooper on Thursday signed into law a measure that overhauls the state's solar energy policy, despite an 18-month moratorium on new wind farm projects that lawmakers tacked onto the plan.

July 17

Premium Lock In NC energy bill, governor faces dilemma with wind farm pause

Energy legislation on North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper's desk presents him with a decision that could force him to choose between buttressing the state's bright solar industry and nurturing its nascent wind power business.

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June 30

Premium Lock General Assembly passes solar bill, but wind power suffers

Solar at SAS A compromise bill to overhaul solar policy in North Carolina is on its way to the governor. But critics say wind energy paid too high a price for the deal.

June 28

Premium Lock SAS interactive sustainability report another way to be, well, more sustainable

Sustainability is a growing business imperative at SAS as shown clearly in two examples this week: Its latest sustainability report, which documents everything from power to trash savings to a new smart campus initiative unveiled on Monday. And to put this all into perspective, take a look at its online, interactive report.

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June 28

Premium Lock NC solar bill clouded by Senate changes

Solar energy      An ambitious attempt to rewrite state laws to expand the solar industry and lower its cost may be in trouble after Senate leaders made big changes to the carefully negotiated deal.

June 26

Premium Lock SAS combines IoT, solar in 'smart campus' initiative

Global analytics software and services firm SAS is capitalizing on the growing Internet of Things as well as its on-campus solar farms to create a "smart campus" that it says will reduce energy costs and make the firm more sustainable.

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June 8

Premium Lock Solar changes bill breeze through NC House

Solar energy A proposal to rewrite the state's renewable energy laws breezed through the House Wednesday with strong support and little debate - an unusual development in a chamber more often known for attempts to limit the solar industry.

June 7

Premium Lock Rent your roof for solar? Bill would permit third-party leasing in NC

A major rewrite of the state's renewable energy policy is on its way to the House floor later this week, but skeptics say it's moving too quickly and with too little public consideration.

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Updated June 5

Premium Lock Don't forget: Triangle Smart Cities summit set for June 6

Green energy North Carolina State University and the City of Raleigh are hosting the first Triangle Smart Cities Summit June 6 at the Hunt Library on NC State's Centennial Campus. The event will bring together local city, industry, and academic leaders to share ideas aimed at making our region a smarter and more connected community.

May 10

Premium Lock Asheville-based Innovation Solar raises $14.9M

Solar energy      ‚ÄčAn Asheville, North Carolina-based solar company has raised $14.9 million in a private offering, according to a filing Tuesday with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

May 8

Premium Lock Chapel Hill, Carrboro, Orange County earn community solar recognition

SolSmart Chapel Hill, Carrboro and Orange County are three of the newest government organizations to be honored as "SolSmart" by a federally funded initiative designed to boost the solar industry.

April 11

Premium Lock Fundings: Coastal solar tech firm eyes $2.5M; SmartSky makes $109M raise official

Venture Capital     Wrightsville Beach-based Koolbridge Solar is looking to raise more funding, and Charlotte-based SmartSky Networks has made official its latest fund-raiser.

February 13

Premium Lock NC Solar company heats up with equity

Solar power A North Carolina-based solar company has raised $875K in private equity, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Its product is based on the ideas of the creator the Bluetooth technology.

December 8, 2016

Premium Lock Let the sun shine in: NCSU improves plastic solar cell absorption

Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a new strategy for fabricating more efficient plastic solar cells. The work has implications for developing solar cells with a wider absorption range and increased efficiency.

Schematics of Sequentially Cast Ternary (SeCaT) solar cell. Schematics of Sequentially Cast Ternary (SeCaT) solar cell.

Updated December 6, 2016

Premium Lock How, why Google will run 100% on renewables by 2017

Editor's note: Urs Holzle, Google Senior Vice President for Technical Infrastructure, spells out in detail how Google plans to run on 100 percent renewable energy in 2017, including its huge data center in Lenoir, N.C.

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