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Old 24-09-2007, 09:11   #1
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New Low Cost Solar Panels Ready for Mass Production

Don't buy that new solar panel just yet!

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Sampath has developed a continuous, automated manufacturing process for solar panels using glass coating with a cadmium telluride thin film instead of the standard high-cost crystalline silicon. Because the process produces high efficiency devices (ranging from 11% to 13%) at a very high rate and yield, it can be done much more cheaply than with existing technologies. The cost to the consumer could be as low as $2 per watt, about half the current cost of solar panels
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Old 24-09-2007, 10:33   #2
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thanks for the update, can you provide details when the become available, like distributors,etc.
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Old 24-09-2007, 10:41   #3
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Interesting -- here's a bit more:

AVA Solar: PV modules

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Anyone who's been shopping for solar panels has seen the "New technology right around the corner!!!" stuff a lot. I'm not sure where it's falling apart, but there's been a lot of supposed break-thru's lately, and the prices have stayed the same for roughly 5-10 years.
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"In the second half of 2008, I will begin commercial production of ..."
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Isn't that the same company which promised the 100 mpg carburetor?

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