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Posts tagged “Solar”

April 5, 2013

Premium Lock Renewable energy rollback moves forward in NC House

Gooing green State House lawmakers are moving ahead with a proposal to freeze and repeal the state's renewable energy standards.

Updated April 5, 2013

Premium Lock Solar tech firm Semprius aims to raise $4M

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.

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Updated March 6, 2013

Premium Lock Report: NC ranks no. 2 in the US for clean energy jobs

Gooing green North Carolina ranks second among all states in clean energy jobs, according to a new report from Environmental Entrepreneurs. The Tar Heel state counted 10,867 clean jobs last year.

Updated March 6, 2013

Premium Lock NC ranks among nation's 10 best states for green jobs, report says

Gooing green Environmental Entrepreneurs group says green jobs industry produced more than 110,000 jobs across the country in 2012.

December 7, 2012

Premium Lock NCSU wins $9M grant for home solar power project

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.

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November 26, 2012

Premium Lock Going green - solar farms, crops - at Robeson Community College

Green energy 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.

Updated November 20, 2012

Premium Lock Semprius to power $2.3M Pentagon solar project

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.

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October 11, 2012

Premium Lock NCSU 'nanoflowers,' could be solar power source

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.

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Updated September 13, 2012

Premium Lock Solar firm Semprius opens Henderson plant Sept. 26

The venture capital-backed startup plans to hire more than 250 employees to work at the production facility over the next several years.

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September 12, 2012

Premium Lock Solar cell manufacturer hires IBM exec as new president

Solar energy     Nanosolar's CEO departs; Karl Steigele takes over as president and COO, a new position.

Tags: Solar, IBM
September 4, 2012

Premium Lock RTI International showcases affordable solar technology

Solar energy     Researchers at RTI International have developed a new solar technology that could make solar energy more affordable.

Tags: RTI, Solar
August 13, 2012

Premium Lock Solar power firm picks N.C. for 305 jobs, U.S. HQ

Solar energy     Schletter, a builder of solar power mounting systems, could receive some $3.5 million in tax incentives and rebates if 305 jobs are created at plant in Shelby.

July 2, 2012

Premium Lock Solar tech firm Semprius secures $8M in loans

Semprius logo Horizon Technology Finance and Silicon Valley Bank team up to offer the Durham-based startup $8 million in a loan facility.

Updated June 25, 2012

Premium Lock NCSU creates 'nanoscale sandwich' for thinner solar cells

The advance in solar cell technology should lead to thinner and less expensive solar panels, NCSU researchers say.

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June 19, 2012

Premium Lock Town of Morrisville seeking investors for solar project

Solar energy     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.

June 11, 2012

Premium Lock Renewable energy investment hits record $257B

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.

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Updated June 11, 2012

Premium Lock Report: Renewable power boom leaves nations without backup

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.

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Updated June 6, 2012

Premium Lock PowerSecure acquires part of Southern Energy Management

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.

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May 30, 2012

Premium Lock 'Solar fuels' can reduce reliance on oil, researchers say

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."

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Updated May 1, 2012

Premium Lock Shine on: Durham solar firm Semprius cracks MIT top 10 tech list

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.

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