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  • MarineLiner
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    10-23-2008: The Next Generation of Solar Panels?

    http://www.solarpaneltalk.com/showth...?p=104#post104
    10-23-2008: [b]The Next Generation of Solar Panels?[/b]
    Originally posted by J.SUN View Post
    The scarce resource of silicon is the main semiconductor for most monocrystalline, polycrystalline, and thin film solar panels. It's the second most abundant element on this planet, but of course it can't be used forever.
    An innovative company by the name of Nanosolar has looked far ahead into the future and is currently producing solar panels that are printed on a thin film with a special ink. Nanosolar raised over $300 million dollars, which is the largest amount for any solar start up. Some of the investors are company giants such as Google and IBM. The U.S. Department of Energy selects Nanosolar among a stiffly competitive field of applicants and awards $20 million to the company, the largest amount any company receives in the United States.
    This technology is said to have 14.5% efficiency and is the lowest price for solar panels ever developed. .....
    Last edited by MarineLiner; 05-18-2009, 12:22 AM.

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  • MarineLiner
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    Originally posted by Jasun View Post
    ... presently [u]already sold out for the next 12 months[/u]. We are working hard to scale our production capacity as fast as possible.

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  • Jason
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    here something else I found to add to my previous post.

    [I]"Want to Buy Panels? [/I] We are presently already sold out for the next 12 months. We are working hard to scale our production capacity as fast as possible. Please sign up above to be notified of availability."

    http://www.nanosolar.com/products.htm

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  • Jason
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    [quote=MarineLiner;984]

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  • MarineLiner
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    Originally posted by CindyLou View Post
    ... The more demand, the lower costs will go. ...
    Yes, until a time that can make: the more demand, the more expensive, depend on the supply.

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  • CindyLou
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    i think it would be great if all the governments from countries around the world gave incentives to alternative energy like solar. The more demand, the lower costs will go. I could picture solar being very popular world wide to the point where everyone has solar panels.

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  • MarineLiner
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    Originally posted by Jasun View Post
    ... nanosolar got ..., $20 million. (http://www.nanosolar.com/blog3/?p=19) plus ...
    it will be interesting to see where they are a [u]few years from now[/u]. lots of money is being dumped into the solar industry and I [u]eagerly await whats in store[/u].
    Last edited by MarineLiner; 06-21-2009, 08:18 AM. Reason: typo editing

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  • Jason
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    Originally posted by unixmd5crypt View Post
    I'm excited about the nano technology. It would work wonders for energy harvesting. I'm honestly surprised that the US government hasn't taken the idea under their wings and developed it faster. They are so worried about getting nuclear energy going that it seems like they've been blinded to the ideas of using solar power. It's rather dissappointing.
    actually nanosolar got the largest amount of money ever given by the Department of Energy, $20 million. (http://www.nanosolar.com/blog3/?p=19) plus they are getting good size grants and tons of funding from other companies.

    it will be interesting to see where they are a few years from now. lots of money is being dumped into the solar industry and I eagerly await whats in store.

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  • MarineLiner
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    Originally posted by unixmd5crypt View Post
    ... nano technology. It would work wonders for energy harvesting. ..... US government hasn't taken the idea under their wings and developed it faster. ..... to the ideas of using solar power.
    Last edited by MarineLiner; 06-21-2009, 06:49 AM.

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  • MarineLiner
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    Originally posted by Jasun View Post
    1) ... to find out about getting investors in indonesia for solar.
    2) ... for solar on individual residential homes?
    3) ... start an organization to start pushing the government to help out?
    1) No, i meant investor from America.
    2) we can try both, individual and company, with giving priority to the most possible one.
    3) Yes, i will start an organization as we couldn't and shouldn't work alone for doing all the best toward our planet.
    Could you help me by giving a forum board like this to start with? I mean to use it in Indonesian language for those who can't english at all. And for those who can english we should bring them here.
    Last edited by MarineLiner; 06-21-2009, 05:46 AM. Reason: remove extra blank spaces

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  • unixmd5crypt
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    I'm excited about the nano technology. It would work wonders for energy harvesting. I'm honestly surprised that the US government hasn't taken the idea under their wings and developed it faster. They are so worried about getting nuclear energy going that it seems like they've been blinded to the ideas of using solar power. It's rather dissappointing.

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  • Jason
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    yeah, i've been keeping up with nano by reading their blog. I believe they are close to having a breakthrough that will bring down the price of solar to be competitive with current electricity rates.

    honestly I wouldn't know where to start to find out about getting investors in indonesia for solar. are you talking about finding investors for solar on individual residential homes? if there isn't any talk from the government about helping, maybe you could start an organization to start pushing the government to help out? I'll keep an eye out if I come across anything and let you know.

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  • MarineLiner
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    100 x Thinner - 100 x Faster

    Originally posted by Jasun View Post
    .... in 1982 : $27 per watt. Today it's between $4-$5.

    ... expensive is because of the process to manufacture the solar cells. The silicon itself isn't expensive...

    ... with thin-film technology ... These type of panels are much cheaper, but the problem right now is that they are not that efficient as far as ... an example of such a company is NanoSolar
    Thanks a lot.

    I visited that nano and read their words: 100 x Thinner - 100 x Faster

    Well, could you tell me what can i do to implement solar energy upto the widest as we know Indonesian govmnt. don't have stimulous yet. Could we get investors?

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  • Jason
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    prices of solar panels have been consistently declining. For example, in 1982 the prices of solar panels was at $27 per watt. Today it's between $4-$5. The reason why they've been declining is solar panel efficiency has been increasing, improvements in manufacturing technology, a growing demand, etc.

    A major reason why solar panels are so expensive is because of the process to manufacture the solar cells. The silicon itself isn't expensive...its the 2nd most abundant element on the planet. It's a tedious process of refining the silicone and "doping" materials to create the solar cells.

    There are some companies who are coming up with thin-film technology that don't have a complicated process like the silicon cells. These type of panels are much cheaper, but the problem right now is that they are not that efficient as far as capturing the sunlight and converting it into electricity. an example of such a company is http://www.nanosolar.com

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  • MarineLiner
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    some oil-rich sheiks are investing

    'Wanderer, Apr 10 2009, 01:24 PM'



    Solar Power and Water Desalination.

    .... a news article the other day that stated some oil-rich sheiks are investing heavily in solar power research. ..... Since much of the Middle East is desert, it makes sense to invest in solar technology, as solar panels need silicon, which is abundant in sand. .....



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