Cheap photovoltaic cells on the horizon

I have been following a company called Nanosolar for sometime. They have developed a method for printing solar cells on aluminium foil. The Solarply technology promises cells at 50p per watt. That's £50 for a 100W panel. Much more affordable than the polycrystalline cells of today, where a 100W panel will set you back £700.

Guardian - Solar energy 'revolution' brings green power closer

Nanosolar - Company website

1 comment:

paddy said...

That's exciting stuff - I've been watching this development too. I hope it works out - cheap electrical solar is definitely a very nice thing to have.