22 Apr '11, 7pm

Can Solar Get to $1 a Watt?

Having been in semiconductor business for almosr 39 years, I consider Solar rechnology being in its infancy of what Semiconductors were in 1966 when I joined the indusrty. Can we achieve a $1. goal ? I say with a conviction YES. The heart of energy is in the cell technology, which will definitely follow Moore’s law. Panels are a packaging technology around the cells and will eventually disappear. There is already a lot of work going on in BOS to reduce the cost, including the effiient installation. Our biggest issue is going to be the artificial cost of inefficient regulators compared to, for example, Germany. Unless we are able to eliminate this unpleasant scenario, this artificial cost barrier will hamper us from achieving our goals. Americans are entrepreneurial enough to reduce the installation cost but they are not revolutionary enough to vigorously fight the bureaucr...

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