The Morning Briefing: The future of solar power

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

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

1.) Asia's largest solar field switched on in India. The west Indian state of Gujarat is flipping the switch on Asia's largest solar power field as part of its 600 megawatt solar energy addition to India's power grid.

2.) SDL Solar partners with SPI solar. SDL worked through its strategic alliance with SPI Solar towards the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with Thermi-TANEO Venture Capital Fund and AIMS-TANEO Fund for the purpose of constructing and financing 23 megawatts of utility-scale solar energy facilities across Greece.

3.) Miles Barr: Printing solar cells on paper and clothes. Forget about putting solar panels on the roof. Miles Barr wants to make curtains, cell-phone cases, and even shirtsleeves that generate electricity from the sun.

4.) Panasonic team to lug solar-charged batteries up Mt. Fuji, live-stream eclipse. Panasonic will broadcast live a solar eclipse next month over Japan from the top of Mount Fuji, using batteries that are charged at the base using solar power and then carried up to the peak.

5.) New solar cell creates more electricity by lighting up. Eli Yablonovitch, principal researcher and UC Berkeley professor of electrical engineering has developed a new solar cell that will achieve 28.3 percent efficiency and it does so by emitting light.

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