SolarBridge picks manufacturer

CHAMPAIGN – SolarBridge Technologies has selected Celestica to manufacture its Pantheon microinverter, the Austin, Texas-based company announced this week.

SolarBridge, which started in Champaign and continues to have a research and development office here, is developing microinverter technologies for the solar industry.

Telecom company reports earnings up 66 percent for quarter

MATTOON – Consolidated Communications Holdings Inc. said third-quarter earnings were 66 percent higher than the same quarter a year ago.

Conference aims to boost technology in low-income C-U areas

CHAMPAIGN – Organizers are hoping a two-day conference this weekend will churn out some ideas on how Champaign-Urbana's low-income neighborhoods can better use technology to improve their lives.

Details on conference

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– Symposium begins at 8:30 a.m. at the Graduate School of Library and Information Sciences, 501 E. Daniel St., C.

– Off-campus participants can park at Salem Baptist Church, 500 E. Park St., C., and a free shuttle will take visitors to and from the symposium.

Urbana council due to reconsider cable franchise proposal

URBANA – City council members next week will again consider a proposed cable franchise agreement with Comcast, a contract that allows the cable company to operate in the city.

The Urbana City Council will meet at 7 p.m. Monday in the Urbana City Building, 400 S. Vine St.

State law could cost UI millions in research funding

URBANA – The University of Illinois could lose millions of dollars in federal grant money for a single researcher because a California company is balking at the paperwork and guarantees required by a state law designed to fight corruption.

UI launches online guide to events

URBANA – A comprehensive guide to University of Illinois events in Champaign-Urbana and throughout the state is now up at a  website.

Award to recognize tech companies with excellent work places

CHAMPAIGN – A new award has been established to recognize local technology companies with an excellent workplace, with financial rewards to be given to both the winning company and its employees.

Grant to finance ethics resource center

URBANA – The University of Illinois will lead a major ethics initiative after earning a five-year, $5 million grant from the National Science Foundation.

Danville High hosts showcase on energy savings

DANVILLE – This year, Danville High School GLOBAL House students have been learning about renewable-energy sources with the help of a six-panel solar array that was installed on the school.