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Posts tagged “Solar”

3:38 p.m. Tuesday

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 8:44 a.m. Monday

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

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 8

Premium Lock Raleigh among top solar cities

Solar energy     Raleigh ranks among the nation's top cities for solar installations, according to a new report from BuildZoom. The report pegs Raleigh at number 23 among U.S. cities, with .27 solar systems per 1,000 people. Charlotte comes in at 36 in the ranking. The report says "Solar is growing meteorically in the U.S.

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July 7

Premium Lock Tetris owner goes solar

Henk Rogers, who manages the worldwie rights to the video game Tetris, opens his solar-powered battery unit that he uses to remain off the electrical grid. High above the bustling city of Honolulu, in a quiet, exclusive hillside neighborhood where some of the island's wealthiest residents live, there is an extravagant home that's not quite like the others. The 6,000-square-foot house has a view overlooking Diamond Head, Waikiki and the Pacific Ocean, and two Tesla cars in the driveway. It's not the two electric cars that set the property apart from its swanky neighbors.

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.

May 28

Premium Lock Apple, Facebook, Google urge NC legislators not to freeze its renewable energy standard

Energy in N.C.  Apple, Facebook, and Google, which all own data centers that consume considerable quantities of energy in North Carolina, have asked state legislators not to freeze the state's renewable energy standard.

May 27

Premium Lock EnergySage NC marketplace aids in solar decisions

EnergSage creates NC Marketplace If you're considering adopting solar technology for your home or business, the North Carolina Clean Energy Center at North Carolina State University has teamed with EnergySage to help you make informed decisions.

Updated May 7

Premium Lock NC House OKs freeze on renewables, cuts future solar farm price supports

Solar Cells The state House voted Wednesday to freeze the state's renewable energy standard and remove price supports for future solar farms.

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.

May 1

Premium Lock Inside Tesla's big home battery bet: Two 'main risks'

Analysis: Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla Motors, unveiled the company's newest product, Powerwall, on Thursday night at a gala kickoff event. But the big batteries for homes carry risks for the company, says Monica Giulietti, of London's Warwick Business School.

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Updated April 21

Premium Lock Apple's new sustainable initiatives include Brunswick County forest

Green energy Tech giant Apple is partnering with the Conservation Fund to "protect" a "working forest" covering some 3,600 acres in Brunswick County. The effort also includes a forest in Maine. Apple says the forests will be "harvested" in a sustainable fashion.

Updated April 20

Premium Lock Holocene, Conergy close financing on five NC solar projects

Solar energy     Raleigh-based Holocene Clean Energy and Hamburg, Germany-based Conergy have closed financing on the purchase of five NC Solar projects that will total 28 megawatts valued at $60 million.

April 17

Premium Lock Apple Watches delay; Duke's solar at Lejeune; Slack raises $160M; WikiLeaks' Sony hack archive; Etsy stock soars; Yahoo-Microsoft deal

Bulldog Bulletin In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology news: The U.K. Telegraph reports Apple Watches won't be in stores for weeks; Duke's solar project at Camp LeJeune wins OK; Slack, a red-hot collaboration startup, raises $160 million; WikiLeaks creates archive of Sony hack documents; Etsy's shares soar after IPO; and Yahoo is sticking with Microsoft.

Updated March 9

Premium Lock Durham-made ELF powered by sweat and sun

The ELF -- short for electric, light and fun -- operates on a combination of pedal and solar power and can carry up to 550 pounds and hit 35 mph.

Updated February 19

Premium Lock Duke Energy looking for more solar energy capacity in NC

Duke Energy, which already provides some 600 megawatts of power through solar in North Carolina, is in the market for another 50 megawatts this year.

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Updated February 17

Premium Lock Startup led by UNC grad bringing solar services to consumers' rooftops

Solar energy     Sungevity, a California startup co-founded by a UNC-CH graduate, is launching solar services for residential homeowners in partnership with Lowe's. The company is offering solar equipment and related services, including proprietary estimate technology.

Updated February 11

Premium Lock Why robotics should impact NC job recruitment

Talk is fast and furious that North Carolina is in the running for a major auto production plant. But a new study on the rise of robotics in manufacturing should be a part of the discussion. Is the plant worth the cost?

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