Posts tagged “Solar”
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.
Apple Watches delay; Duke's solar at Lejeune; Slack raises $160M; WikiLeaks' Sony hack archive; Etsy stock soars; Yahoo-Microsoft deal
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.
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.
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.
- Women-led startups flex muscles at healthcare investment showcase
- Tech links: Epic v. Microsoft; Wilmington at Forbes; IBM blockchain; Arista-Cisco patent fight; IBM cloud foundation; GSK malaria vaccine
- Triangle headlines: RTI-Zika research; Quintiles glucose monitoring; Cree's LED plant lights; PatientPay exec; Q2 award