28 Nov '11, 2pm

Optical Solar Furnace Expected to Slash Cost of Solar Panels

Why do people still insist that photocell production is so costly or inefficient? I have a supplier who can sell me blank chrystaline silica wafers as low as 20 cents each and anybody who can sketch a trace stencil and bake solder paste can turn them into good photocells. Are we supposed to be joyous that the DOE wan’t to take over technology or credit thereof that many home brewers of alternative energy have already been using? The tech isn’t new, nor is it owned or invented by the DOE. The information delivered in this article leads some to believe that somebody is still buying into the DOE’s share of petro interests or petro-propaganda, that the technology still isn’t within anyman’s reach and that it’s not cost effective. The first step to proliferation of affordable and renewable energy is to first realize that anybody can do this, then to teach them how. I’m not argu...

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2011/11/28/optical-solar-furnace...

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