24 Jun '11, 11pm

The Latest in Solar Tech: "Printable" Cells | Care2 Causes

I would like to clarify a few technical/economic misunderstandings in both the post and many comments (as the former CTO of a major solar startup). "Printing", as used by Dyesol, is a technology currently used (in various forms) by many solar cell companies, and dye-sensitized solar cells are now 20 years old (I was present at the conference where Michael Graetzel (from Switzerland, not Australia - sorry mates!) announced his discovery). They are good, but far from the only game in town. Solar (photovoltaic) technology is "exploding" around the world and has been for several years; more capacity was installed last year than in all years prior to about 2004. It is a hotbed of many different kinds of innovation, and it is not controlled by "Big Energy Cartels". It doesn't even need subsidies to be cost-effective right now. The payback time is long enough that the individual ...

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care2.com 24 Jun '11, 11pm

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