Wake Forest University in Winston Salem, NC is making great strides in solar cell technology. WFU received the first patent for a new solar cell technology that can double the energy production of today’s flat cells at a fraction of the cost. Read the whole story here:… Continue
Added by Anna Leonard on October 28, 2010 at 2:00pm —
Wilkes County government has been awarded
$358,635 for a system utilizing methane gas produced by deteriorating
garbage at the old county landfill off Germantown Road in Moravian Falls
to fuel a greenhouse for growing fruits and vegetables....
In addition to the greenhouse, said Barnes, the grant would fund
purchase and installation of a system that pumps methane from the
landfill to a turbine that ignites… Continue
Added by Duncan Cavanaugh on October 27, 2010 at 4:30pm —
Hendersonville's Kimberly-Clark Berkeley Mill manufacturing plant can now capture the sun's energy to power its operations thanks at a new solar panel project.
Kimberly-Clark Corp. produces health and hygiene brands including Huggies, Kleenex, Scott, Pull-Ups, Kotex, and Depend. The company partnered with Duke Energy to place 361 ground-mounted solar panels on 10,000 square feet of mill property, according to a press release issued… Continue
Added by Matt Raker on October 27, 2010 at 3:05pm —
Conceptual rendering of ASU's Solar Homestead house
A student team from Appalachian State University has been selected as one of 20 teams from around the world to compete in the Solar Decathlon competition, one of the premier green building design competitions. Being selected for this challenge is a major accomplishment and a great showcase opportunity for ASU and the region.… Continue
Added by Matt Raker on October 27, 2010 at 11:00am —
Sheep at work on the SAS Solar Farm, an FLS Energy project. Read the story at http://www.carycitizen.com/2010/10/14/2-solar-farms-and-8-sheep/
Added by Matt Raker on October 27, 2010 at 10:28am —
Ahead of a formal announcement, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has issued a notice that it is expanding the eligibility of its Green Technology Pilot Program to include applications filed on or after December 8, 2009. The program also is being extended from December 8, 2010 to December 31, 2011.
USPTO says these changes will permit more… Continue
Added by Matt Raker on October 25, 2010 at 7:30pm —
As of two days ago, this deal concluded. Official article here:
Added by John H. Duncan on October 22, 2010 at 12:30pm —
I just read a post on the greengov list serve from our friends at ASU. Thought this may be of interest..."If interested in a wind energy fellowship position please take a look at the following position announcement: http://www.hrs.appstate.edu/employment/epa-jobs/267"
Added by Julie Lawhorn on October 21, 2010 at 12:00pm —
Pictured: the natural products bottling line, one of many critical production components at the new Natural Products Manufacturing Facility.
Have a budding natural products company? Well, now you have a great partner on your way to success at the new Natural Products Manufacturing Facility at Blue Ridge Food Ventures, a program… Continue
Added by Matt Raker on October 19, 2010 at 8:00am —
Here's an interesting concept for wind energy: "Noise from wind turbine blades, inadvertent bat and bird kills and even
the way wind turbines look have made installing them anything but a
breeze. New York design firm Atelier DNA has an alternative concept that
ditches blades in favor of stalks. Resembling thin cattails, the
Windstalks generate electricity when the wind sets them waving."… Continue
Added by Duncan Cavanaugh on October 18, 2010 at 11:28am —
The US Department of Housing and Urban Development along with partners US Department of Transportation and US Environmental Protection Agency have awarded the WNC Sustainable Communities Initiative (SCI) a $1.6m grant to develop a Regional Plan for Sustainable Development.
The SCI effort covers Buncombe, Haywood, Henderson, Madison, and Transylvania counties and is lead by a consortia of public and private partners including Land-of-Sky Regional Council, French Broad Metropolitan… Continue
Added by Matt Raker on October 18, 2010 at 9:05am —
: NC's green energy economy continues rapid growth
Here's your special access to NCSEA's 2010 NC Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Industries Census, which is being released today. We hope you and other valuable members and supporters of NCSEA will enjoy learning the latest information regarding our state's rapidly growing green energy economy. This valuable information will better inform business, policy, regulatory,… Continue
Added by Matt Raker on October 14, 2010 at 3:23pm —
This message announces the availability of nearly $293 million in current or upcoming funding opportunities for state, local, and tribal governments from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the U.S. Department of Commerce, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that can be used to support climate and energy… Continue
Added by Matt Raker on October 14, 2010 at 2:30pm —
Many of the presentations from last week's Clean Energy Now Conference are available right here! They include: SGBlue, the EPA's finances talk, Alliance Auto Gas, FLS Energy, Adrian Tait's Green Work Force, Eddie Pitts from Bernhardt Furniture Co.,and Combined Heat and Power from G. Mauney.
Eddie Pitts, Bernhardt Furniture Co.…
Added by John H. Duncan on October 14, 2010 at 2:30pm —
North Carolina ranks #24 in the nation according to the 2010 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard recently released by the nonprofit and independent American Council for an Energy-Efficient
Economy (ACEEE). View the full press release
. This link
shows the NC profile and highlights strong state policies and other programs for residents and… Continue
Added by Julie Lawhorn on October 13, 2010 at 10:31pm —
The new NREL report finds that harnessing even a fraction of the nation's potential offshore wind resource, estimated to be more than 4,000 gigawatts, could create thousands of jobs and help revitalize America's manufacturing sector, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, diversify U.S. energy supplies, and provide cost-competitive electricity.
Building 54 GW of offshore wind energy facilities would generate an estimated $200 billion in new economic activity and create more than… Continue
Added by Matt Raker on October 13, 2010 at 3:12pm —
Added by Matt Raker on October 13, 2010 at 2:00pm —
The Chaput Family Farm in North Troy has installed a 300-kilowatt anaerobic digestion facility to turn organic materials like manure into biogas for use generating electricity.
Electricity produced by the project will meet all of the farm’s needs, with excess power sold to the local utility. The facility will also provide heat… Continue
Added by Matt Raker on October 13, 2010 at 1:30pm —
Earlier this year, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released a report outlining a strategy to meet the nation’s renewable fuel mandate. This mandate, the congressionally-adopted Renewable Fuels Standard, requires the use of 36 billion gallons of renewable transportation fuel by the year 2022.
Following the release of the report, USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that the agency would hold public meetings throughout the country to receive public comments about the… Continue
Added by Matt Raker on October 13, 2010 at 12:00pm —
“… On the other side of the country, business analytics and software and services provider SAS has completed the installation… Continue
Added by Matt Raker on October 13, 2010 at 11:30am —