Posts tagged “Solar”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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 ....
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.