Photovoltaics from any semiconductor

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    Photovoltaics from any semiconductor
    July 26, 2012


    Photovoltaics from any semiconductor

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    Excellent catch. If this could reduce the present bottom end price of solar panels, already just over $1 a watt, to one quarter of that, solar will really take off. Already, solar is increasing very rapid rates.
     
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    Their are a lot of advances being made in the field of photoelectrics, this is but one. I have written about these advances on my blog a lot.
     
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    Damn, posted that just over 3 years ago, and now, in Austin, Texas, they are putting in 1.2 Gw of solar at under 4 cents a watt.
     
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