Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Cheaper Solar

I'd love to see more about this. Apparently, the factories can't be built fast enough to accommodate demand. There has to be a wiser way of improving the power situation than paying tens of thousands of dollars to install solar.

From Meridian Institute:

Popular Science Magazine has named a nanotechnology-based solar coating called Nanosolar Powersheet, developed by U.S. company Nanosolar, as its Innovation of the Year and Green Tech Grand Award Winner.

According to the magazine, the solar sheets can be installed almost anywhere and can potentially produce electricity at around US$0.30 per watt, as compared to electricity produced by conventional solar panels, which costs about US$3 per watt, and electricity produced by coal, which costs about US$1 per watt.

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