Thursday, December 20, 2007

It's exciting to me...

At $1 per Watt, the iTunes of Solar Energy Has Arrived | Annotated

A Silicon Valley start-up called Nanosolar shipped its first solar panels -- priced at $1 a watt. That's the price at which solar energy gets cheaper than coal. Curious that this story is not on every front page.

While other companies have been focusing their efforts on increasing the efficiency of solar panels, Nanosolar took a different approach. It focused on manufacturing.

Nanosolar has developed proprietary process technology that makes it possible to produce 100x thinner solar cells 100x faster.

Nanosolar - 7 Areas of Innovation Annotated