|Big breakthroughs in solar cell technology
and manufacturing have been made by a company called nanosolar
of San Jose California. The $1.00 a watt holy grail of solar
cells have been reached by a revolutionary manufacturing process
where thin solar cells are printed with nano particle semiconductor
ink "roll to roll" like newspapers on an industrial
Solar powered security light.
||This is great news for everyone. The affordability
barrier, currently anywhere from $3.00 to $6.00 a watt, has
been breached and mass deployment is now seen for countless
One of the revolutionary product is
, a flexible " Light-weight solar-electric cell foil which
can be cut to any size. Non-fragile. No soldering required for electrical
"Thin Film Solar Power - Cheaper
than Coal ?" A good article on what thin film technology is
and its significance at TheOilDrum.com.
These innovations can fill the electric
power requirements for rural survival such as remote solar
water pumping, solar charging of storage batteries, running
freezers, washing machines and other appliances without the exorbitant
price historically associated with solar panels.
Home rooftop solar panels.
|Do-It-Yourself Solar-Powered PC:
Solar PC Turning Sunlight Into Computing Power September
6, 2007 by Frank Volkel. Build Your Own Tomshardware
Building a system to run a state of the art PC completely off-grid
to run continuously 24/7.
|A website of the U.S. Department
of Energy sponsored Solar
Decathlon, a competition for 20 college teams to design
and build an energy efficient 100% solar powered house. Houses
are judged on the merits of efficiency, design, aesthetic and
effectiveness. Interesting and informative as the teams list
components and materials used for their solar house.
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