A blog by Mel Riser about LifeBoat Permaculture and Solar Villages

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Nanosolar Ships

Nanosolar Ships First Panels
December 18, 2007
Posted by Martin Roscheisen, CEO

Image credit: Nanosolar

"After five years of product development – including aggressively pipelined science, research and development, manufacturing process development, product testing, manufacturing engineering and tool development, and factory construction – we now have shipped first product and received our first check of product revenue...

Our product is defining in more ways I can enumerate here but includes:

- the world’s first printed thin-film solar cell in a commercial panel product;

- the world’s first thin-film solar cell with a low-cost back-contact capability;

- the world’s lowest-cost solar panel – which we believe will make us the first solar manufacturer capable of profitably selling solar panels at as little as $.99/Watt;

- the world’s highest-current thin-film solar panel – delivering five times the current of any other thin-film panel on the market today and thus simplifying system deployment;

- an intensely systems-optimized product with the lowest balance-of-system cost of any thin-film panel – due to innovations in design we have included..." (Link to full story)

( MySolarVillage Note : we'll see if this ever trickles into the comsumer realm... right now they can presell all they make to the big power companies... So we'll see if WE ever get to buy any to make our OWN electricity... the PTB would like to MAKE SURE THEY are they only ones that can generate power, and they will outbid the consumer EVERYTIME)