Posts tagged “Solar”
Solar technology company Semprius, which has developed a way to make more efficient solar cells about the about the size of a pencil point, raises $2.1 million.
The U.S. Energy Department awards N.C. State a $9 million grant for development of solar power panels that can be purchased, installed and made operational in one day.
Robeson County launches the "GreenZone," which will be used as a "demonstration system" to show how agriculture can benefit the state economically and environmentally. Future projects will include the installation of a geothermal system to heat the greenhouse and experimenting with wind energy systems.
The Durham-based startup has been selected by a Pentagon contractor to supply its solar power modules for a pilot project at Edwards Air Force Base in California.
Researchers at N.C. State have created flower-like structures from semiconductor material that could be a future source for solar power and future energy storage devices.
The venture capital-backed startup plans to hire more than 250 employees to work at the production facility over the next several years.
The advance in solar cell technology should lead to thinner and less expensive solar panels, NCSU researchers say.
A "social finance" model is being offered to investors in which they provide capital to construct the system, take advantage of tax incentives, earn a "fair return" and then can donate the system to the Town.
Global investment in renewable energy reached a record of $257 billion last year, with solar attracting more than half the total spending, according to a U.N. report released Monday.
Nations adding wind and solar power aren't doing enough to ensure their electricity systems can meet demand when renewable-energy output falls short, according to a Bloomberg Industries analysis.
The Wake Forest utility and energy technology firm pays $4 million, sets up a new subsidiary called Southern Energy Management PowerSecure in which it holds a 90 percent controlling interest.
In a new paper, a team at the Research Triangle Solar Fuels Institute examine four means of utilizing solar energy to generate power. But they also concede that there currently is "no suitable renewable substitute for oil."
The startup company's leading-edge solar technology "could soon make electricity cheaply enough to compete with power plants fueled by coal and natural gas," says the Massachusetts Institute for Technology in its annual "most important technology milestones" list.