Posts tagged “Solar”

Updated August 12, 2013

Premium Lock IBM says new weather analysis technology will enhance renewable energy

Big Blue unveils "Hybrid Renewable Energy Forecasting," which it says will help utilities forecast the availability of wind power and solar energy and thus improve integration of sustainable energy into power grids.

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Updated August 8, 2013

Premium Lock PowerSecure hits record $70M in 2Q revenue; CEO hints at more LED business to come

PowerSecure aims for rapid growth PowerSecure, which completed an LED lighting acquisition in the second quarter, is hinting at more LED business to come. Read what CEO Sidney Hinton says.

July 26, 2013

Premium Lock Triad universities shine light on new solar technology research

Solar energy     The goal is to develop a low-cost solar concentrator that makes producing electricty from sunlight more economically viable. Photovoltaic cells have been around for more than 40 years but are still relatively expensive despite decades of development.

June 6, 2013

Premium Lock Cleantech jobs grow in N.C. thanks to solar energy projects

Solar energy     North Carolina ranks No. 4 among states for creating cleantech jobs, according to a new report from Environmental Entrepreneurs. Learn what's helping the state's high ranking.

Updated May 30, 2013

Premium Lock Tomorrow's energy innovations emerging today in Research Triangle Region

Cleantech refers to products, services and processes that use renewable materials and energy sources, reduce the use of natural resources, and cut or eliminate emissions and waste. Business opportunity exists for companies who work in each of those areas, as well as where they intersect. And the Triangle is home to many of these firms turning cleantech ideas into business.

Who will lead in cleantech? Who will lead in cleantech?

May 21, 2013

Premium Lock Industry competitors collaborate to grow Triangle cleantech cluster

In the marketplace, they compete fiercely for market share and profits. In the Research Triangle Region of North Carolina, they collaborate with equal ferocity to create the smart, clean technologies of the future. And they're paying $75,000 each for the privilege. They are the founding members of the Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster.

Who will lead in cleantech? Who will lead in cleantech?

Updated May 8, 2013

Premium Lock Research Triangle region is a global leader in shaping intelligent energy future

Leaders of the Triangle region's rapidly growing cleantech industry cluster have written an exclusive three-part series for WRALTechWire. Part One focuses on the opportunity cleantech offers the regional economy and the companies and assets that make it a global hotspot for this important emerging industry.

Who will lead in cleantech? Who will lead in cleantech?

April 25, 2013

Premium Lock Defeat of renewable energy subsidy bill shows 'green' power

The global fight over the wisdom of "green energy" may very well have hit a pivotal point right here in North Carolina. If a state under conservative Republican control can't repeal legislation that requires utilities to provide sustainable energy and also provides subsidies to the emerging industry then the march to a greener future is likely to continue.

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April 23, 2013

Premium Lock Power technology firm ABB, with U.S. HQ in Cary, is buying solar firm for $1B

ABB's NCSU offices ABB, the international power technology firm that operates its U.S. headquarters in Cary, is getting even bigger. The company has agreed to acquire Power-One for some $1 billion.

Updated April 15, 2013

Premium Lock Sustainable Energy Conference focuses on 'Intelligent Energy Future'

Green energy Speakers from across the country and companies representing the spectrum of green energy and cleantech will gather at N.C. State today through Wednesday for the 10th annual Sustainable Energy conference.

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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