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The Morning Briefing: Solar power

"The Morning Briefing" is SmartPlanet's daily roundup of must-reads from the web. This morning we're reading about solar power.
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Written by Charlie Osborne, Contributor on

"The Morning Briefing" is SmartPlanet's daily roundup of must-reads from the web. This morning we're reading about solar power.

1.) Wal-Mart to install solar panels in Massachusetts. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is announcing plans to install solar panels at Massachusetts stores in the next two years, making it the largest user of solar power in the state.

2.) The Artcraft Company becomes New England's first 100% solar powered printing facility. At a celebratory event held last Friday, John Dumouchel said his company is giving new meaning to the words 'green printing'; then he figuratively flipped the switch to turn on the newly installed new solar powered system that now powers The Artcraft Company in North Attleboro, MA.

3.) Saudi Arabia announced $100 billion investment in solar energy. Saudi Arabia is well known as one of the world’s leading producers of oil. Like other Middle Eastern countries with strong ties to oil production, Saudi Arabia is beginning to feel the economic and political pressures of producing and exporting the fuel.

4.) SolarReserve Interview: What is night solar power worth to California? SolarReserve can operate potentially 24 hours a day, because its solar tower technology can bank the sun’s energy stored as heat – for as long as two months – which can be used to drive a turbine to make power at any time.

5.) Solar-powered lights to brighten Boni tunnel. Solar-powered light emitting diodes (LEDs) will light up Boni Tunnel in Mandaluyong starting Tuesday night.

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