Thursday, December 20, 2007

At $1 per Watt, the iTunes of Solar Energy Has Arrived

A Silicon Valley start-up called Nanosolar shipped its first solar panels -- priced at $1 a watt. That's the price at which solar energy gets cheaper than coal. Curious that this story is not on every front page. How did Nanosolar make this breakthrough? While other companies have been focusing their efforts on increasing the efficiency of solar panels, Nanosolar took a different approach. It focused on manufacturing.

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1 comment:

tnovak28 said...

New, Cost Effective Solar Energy Devices from MIT
"MIT engineers say they’ve created a new approach to harnessing the sun’s energy that provide windows with a clear view and illuminate rooms at the same time without the need for tracking devices."
http://planetsave.com/blog/2008/07/11/new-cost-effective-solar-energy-devices-from-mit/