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Ampulse: Making Solar Cheaper

Ampulse: Making Solar Cheaper

03/10/2012 from Green Chip Stocks Tweet A new development in the manufacturing of solar panels could not only drive down costs, but also substantially reduce the energy intensive process itself. The current state of photovoltaic panels is such that silicon wafers make up nearly half of the market. While they’re high functioning, the energy that goes into creating silicon wafers is inherently wasteful. When cutting the silicon wafers, a considerable amount of the refined silicon is reduced to dust and lost, which drives the cost of the product up. Enter the Ampulse Corporation. Through a partnership with the DOE’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Ampulse is creating a less expensive alternative to the wafer silicon solar cells. The solution: chemical vapor deposition. By using this process, the company can grow the silicon on a cheap foil while producing extreme...

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