June 24, 2011
The Durham-based company, which recently sold a 16-percent interest to Siemens Energy, discloses the funding in a regulatory filing. It's the latest in a streak of good news for the firm and its investors, which include Durham-based Intersouth Partners.
An illustration of Semprius' transfer process
June 22, 2011
The utility company is looking to add new sources for its electrical grid in order to meet law requiring more power from renewable sources.
Updated June 22, 2011
According to a new report from the NC Sustainable Energy Association, the state also is the site of more than 1,800 renewable energy system projects with nearly 3 megawatts of generating capacity. That's enough for more than 561,000 homes.
June 14, 2011
The money will allow installer SolarCity to offer solar systems to homeowners for no money up front. In exchange, customers agree to pay a set price for the power produced by the systems.
Updated May 20, 2011
Opinion: If you're looking for answers to some our state's daunting problems, just look up. Solar power has the potential to create thousands of new jobs in North Carolina while delivering safe and affordable electricity.
May 18, 2011
An estimated crowd of 2,000 is expected each day with 2,500 or more expected for "Public Day" on Saturday when citizens can learn more how to utilize alternative energy themselves. Some 170 companies are participating.
April 19, 2011
The funding for the Shepherds Flat Wind Farm in Oregon brings Google's total clean energy investments to more than $350 million and represents the company's latest attempt to support reliable new ways to power its expanding data centers.
April 12, 2011
Promoting energy that causes less pollution is one of several crusades championed by Google's co-founders, Larry Page and Sergey Brin.
Updated April 4, 2011
The global software company is showing off its newest building with a major emphasis on "green" technology at its Cary campus.
SAS unveils its new "Building C" with an emphasis on green energy
February 21, 2011
The federal government, which is giving them a financial boost, hopes that having more U.S. testing labs will reduce certification delays and boost interest in solar thermal energy as an alternative to oil, natural gas and electricity.
January 27, 2011
NCSU researchers will focus on development of a substation that doesn't have a transformer and links renewable energy sources directly to power grid.
January 5, 2011
The utility firm will pay $1,000 per kilowatt of solar power capacity up front to home owners plus monthly credits of $4.50 per kilowatt in program designed to increase use of alternative energy.
Updated December 29, 2010
The nonprofit's headquarters building is projected to see a $407,000, 15-year payback on a half-million-dollar investment of federal recover funds.
December 28, 2010
Academy Solar, based in Chapel Hill, lets customers input utility information and choose a system and get an e-mail estimate for their homes or businesses.
December 1, 2010
Analysis firm R.W. Baird says most startups will exit through acquisitions, not stock offerings.
Updated November 4, 2010
Speaking at VentureBeat ‘GreenBeat’ conference, a Claremont Creek Ventures investor says more homes going off the power grid means higher costs for those left behind.
September 27, 2010
September 24, 2010
UniversityTech: A team led by a North Carolina State University researcher has shown that water-gel-based solar devices – “artificial leaves” – can act like solar cells to produce electricity.
A solar "leaf"
September 22, 2010
July 2, 2010
New report says investments in first six months of the year set a record at $4.04 billion.