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Posts tagged “Solar”

April 13

Premium Lock Duke, Dominion NC surge in solar power rankings

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.

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April 4

Premium Lock Drones nearer commercial use; FCC won't probe Netflix; Apple hurt by FBI scrap?; solar firms target NY

Bulldog 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.

March 24

Premium Lock Solar tech firm Semprius raises 7th round of debt in 14 months

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.

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February 11

Premium Lock Solar backers try to allay NC lawmakers' fears about panel removal

Solar energy      Solar industry members and advocates told a legislative panel Wednesday there's little need to worry about the safe removal of solar panels in the state's future.

January 28

Premium Lock NC's top environmental officer pushes restrictions on solar farms

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.

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Updated January 26

Premium Lock Clean energy industry in NC adds 3K jobs, hits $7B in revenue

Jobs  Despite the expiration of North Carolina's renewable energy tax credit last year, the clean energy industry in the state experienced tremendous growth, with double-digit gains over 2014 in both jobs and revenue.

Updated January 4

Premium Lock Hamner Institutes shuts down; Durham firm buys some assets

The Hamner Institutes for Health Sciences, which sold its RTP property to Alexandria Real Estate Equities for $20 million, has shut down. A Durham firm has purchased some of its assets and hired personnel that were part of the Institute for Chemical Safety Sciences.

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January 4

Premium Lock Red-hot Charlotte venture firm raises $20M for clean energy projects

Solar power Two former U.S. Marines and Iraqi war veterans have unraveled the Gordian knot for venture capital fund raising in North Carolina. A task that many firms find impossible or exceedingly difficult has proved to be wonderfully successful since launching in 2013. It's just raised a seventh fund.

December 3, 2015

Premium Lock Google nearly doubles purchasing of renewable energy for data centers

Google goes more green for energy    Just two weeks after disclosing plans to purchase more renewable power from Duke Energy in North Carolina, technology giant Google on Thursday said it has signed six contracts with power providers that will nearly double its green power efforts to run data centers.

Updated November 24, 2015

Premium Lock Google to buy solar power from Duke Energy for NC data center

Solar energy      Google says it will voluntarily pay for renewable energy from a new Duke Energy solar farm to help power its big data center in the North Carolina city of Lenoir.

Updated October 16, 2015

Premium Lock NCTA names top 10 startups to watch

NCTA names ten top startups to watch The NC Tech Awards is North Carolina's statewide program recognizing and honoring the best innovators and innovations. NCTA has announced this year's Top 10 Startups to Watch.

Updated October 14, 2015

Premium Lock Semprius lands nearly $1M of debt offering for advanced solar tech

Semprius Inc., a Durham-based solar-module manufacturer, raised $995,238 of a $2 million debt offering, according to a regulatory filing. The company's technology lets it create the world's smallest solar cells to deliver a uniquely high concentration of the cells, which are about the size of a pencil point, to achieve cost and performance advantages.

A Semprius 24.5kW system A Semprius 24.5kW system

October 8, 2015

Premium Lock NC-based Innovative Solar Systems in merger talks

ISS Logo Innovative Solar Systems, (ISS) one of the biggest developers of solar farms in the U.S., with three of the largest under construction in eastern North Carolina, is in talks with many U.S. investment groups, energy funds, capital partners, and foreign entities about a possible merger.

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Updated October 7, 2015

Premium Lock NC Idea selects 22 semifinalists in fall grant cycle

NC IDEA NC IDEA has selected 22 semi-finalists from across the state in its 20th grant cycle to-date. These semi-finalists were chosen from the 130 applications received from NC-based startups focused on software, IP-based technologies, consumer products and medical device and diagnostics.

Updated October 7, 2015

Premium Lock MMA Energy Capital closes on 55M to build its NC solar projects

solar power MMA Energy Capital has closed a $55 million financing facility with Coenergy through its joint venture with Fundamental Advisors to be used for the construction of its 36 megawatt North Carolina solar portfolio.

September 25, 2015

Premium Lock NC is 4th state to hit solar milestone

Solar energy      As North Carolina cuts back on supporting solar energy in its latest budget, the state becomes the fourth to pass 1 gigawatt of power generated by solar energy, according to a report from the North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association.

Updated September 16, 2015

Premium Lock State budget compromise continues Biotech Center funding

NC Biotech Center The 429-page North Carolina budget compromise bill, scheduled for an NC Senate vote at 2 p.m. today (9/15), reduces personal income tax rates, fails to renew the 35 percent renewable energy tax break, and continues funding the NC Biotechnology Center. The NC Senate tentatively approved the deal yesterday.

Updated September 15, 2015

Premium Lock Takeaways from CED Tech Venture: Life science uptick, tech deal downturn

Exit Event 2015 might be a blockbuster year for investments in North Carolina startups. At least it will be if the second two quarters follow trends set during the first half of 2015, when nearly $427 million was invested in North Carolina companies through 90 deals, according to Council for Entrepreneurial Development's (CED) just-released Innovators Report. The report was released today to kick off the CED's annual Tech Venture Conference in Raleigh.

September 10, 2015

Premium Lock Renewable energy critics sound off - and defenders push back

Windmills produce renewable energy ​Opponents of renewable energy programs held an hour-long roundtable at the Legislative Building in Raleigh on Wednesday about their concerns. Defenders push back.

August 25, 2015

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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