Posts tagged “Solar”
The number of people employed in North Carolina's clean energy sector is up from 2015's 26,000 despite legislative setback. Preliminary 2016 numbers will be disclosed at the NC Sustainable Energy Association conference in Raleigh today and Tuesday. NCSEA updates what's happening in an exclusive interview with WRAL TechWire.
RTP-based startup 510nano says its patent-pending photovoltaic technology could give a new burst of energy to solar power by increasing solar efficiency. The company is among the presenters at the upcoming CED Tech Venture conference.
Tesla said Monday it will buy solar panel maker SolarCity Corp. in an all-stock deal worth $2.6 billion. The deal must still be approved by the government and shareholders at both companies. It's expected to close in the fourth quarter if it goes through. Plus: Watch a video of an autonomous robot at work in Tesla's new battery factory.
For solar energy to become a real power player in the energy game, solar cells need to be both inexpensive to manufacture and efficient in terms of energy they collect. That's why researchers are focusing their efforts on organic solar cells, which use non-fullerene polymers.
Browse free or die library project; Tesla-SolarCity hurdles; drones to rescue; China paid search demand
In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology news: Libraries fight for Internet freedom (see video); conflicts hinder Tesla-SolarCity deal; drones tested for rescue missions; China demands paid search information after man's death.
Uber-Lyft vs. fingerprints; solar plane to Spain; Senate blocks warrantless data access; tech boosts coral study
In today's Bulldog roundup of science and technology news: Uber, Lyft keep fighting driver fingerprints; a solar-powered plane reaches Spain (see photo); the U.S. Senate blocks warrantless access to data; and new technology helps in massive coral reef survey (see photo).
An India-based company's decision to build a solar panel manufacturing facility in Halifax is good news for North Carolina's clean industry sector, says the North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association.
All the construction of solar power projects in North Carolina is delivering more watts to customers - and national recognition to both Duke Energy as well as Dominion N.C. Power.
Drones nearer commercial use; FCC won't probe Netflix; Apple hurt by FBI scrap?; solar firms target NY
In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology news: The FAA moves closer to approving drones for commercial deliveries; the FCC won't investigated Netflix for throttling video; its dispute with the FBI could hurt Apple's brand; and solar developers eye New York.
Semprius, a developer of solar technology, has gone back to investors to raise another round of debt financing. The latest raise is the seventh the Durham-based firm has made over the past 14 months.
Critics of solar are trying to rein in the industry by rewriting state laws, and the head of the state Department of Environmental Quality is leading the charge, pushing the state Energy Policy Council to recommend some major changes.