100+ Connecticut Municipalities Join Clean Energy Communities

The towns of Bolton, Colchester, Hebron, Marlborough, Morris, New Hartford and Vernon have joined more than 100 other Connecticut cities and towns in a pledge to increase energy efficiency and support renewable energy by joining the Clean Energy Communities program.

World’s First “Solar Battery” Runs on Light and Air

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Key to the innovation is a mesh solar panel, which allows air to enter the battery, and a special process for transferring electrons between the solar panel and the battery electrode. Inside the device, light and oxygen enable different parts of the chemical reactions that charge the battery.

Electricity and the Sharing Economy: A Thought Exercise

On Friday I took a ride home from a stranger in his car, Saturday morning I bought food on the street from someone I don’t know, and this winter I might vacation in the home of a family I’ve never met. It’s not crazy, its Uber, my farmer’s market, and Airbnb. It’s the sharing economy, and electricity could be next.