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  • Thermometer of the future: A wireless, wearable fever alarm armband

    Thermometer of the future: A wireless, wearable fever alarm armband
    What if you could take your temperature without a thermometer? Researchers at the University of Tokyo have developed a wearable device that can continuously monitor a patient’s temperature – and sound an alarm when a fever develops to...
  • Are Residents With Solar Panels 'Makers' Or 'Takers'?

    Are Residents With Solar Panels 'Makers' Or 'Takers'?
    HARTFORD — One of the more recurring disagreements before the legislature's energy committee Tuesday centered on whether residents with solar panels are really paying for all they get from the power grid. It is called cost shifting, a phrase...
  • Rocky Hill Signs Deal For Solar Energy Generation

    ROCKY HILL — The sun could soon provide 90 percent of the energy needed in town-owned buildings and schools under a lease-purchase agreement negotiated with SolarCity Corp. The town has agreed to lease about one quarter of its undeveloped...
  • State Report: Air Quality Up, But Other Problems Remain

    State Report: Air Quality Up, But Other Problems Remain
    HARTFORD — Connecticut's air quality last year was the best in decades, according to the state's official environmental watchdog group, but we're not doing so well on preserving open space or protecting bats and turtles. The Council on...
  • Northeast Solar Groups Unite For Policy Push

    The solar industry in the Northeast has found its voice. Solar business representatives from nine states have formed a coalition with two universities to push for uniform clean energy policies. "There's too many instances of reinventing the wheel at the...
  • PZC OKs Solar Panels At Two Avon Schools

    PZC OKs Solar Panels At Two Avon Schools
    AVON — The planning and zoning commission has approved plans to put solar power panels on the roofs at Avon Middle School and Avon High School. The panels will be installed by Solar City. The town has an agreement with the company to buy...
  • Renewable energy is a California success story

    Renewable energy is a California success story
    In 2011, Solyndra, a California-based solar panel manufacturer, defaulted on a $535-million federal loan and went bankrupt. Critics argued that this proved renewable energy was hopelessly impractical and expensive and that federal and state policies to...
  • Libertyville seeks neighbors' input on warehouse parking request

    Libertyville seeks neighbors' input on warehouse parking request
    The owner of a warehouse on Route 176 wants to park more semi-trucks on his land within a short timeline, but Libertyville trustees decided to play it safe and postponed their vote until nearby residents can be included in the discussion. Mayor Terry...
  • Solar-powered plane lands in India on 2nd leg of world trip

    Solar-powered plane lands in India on 2nd leg of world trip
    A Swiss-made solar powered aircraft landed in western India on Tuesday night, completing the second leg — and its first sea crossing — of its historic round-the-world trip. The Solar Impulse 2 touched down at Ahmadabad airport in Gujarat...
  • Find a fairer way to pay for solar

    Find a fairer way to pay for solar
        There is no social, political or economic issue that doesn’t have a civil-rights component to it, which is why the Florida NAACP looks to always add our voice wherever there is injustice. That doesn’t always sit well with some...
  • Solar initiative moving toward court review

    Solar initiative moving toward court review
    Backers of a ballot initiative aimed at boosting the use of solar energy are moving closer to getting a Florida Supreme Court review of the proposal. Floridians for Solar Choice Inc. totaled 47,438 valid petition signatures as of Monday morning, with...