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Nanosolar Update – First Panels Now Shipping » Celsias via kwout

Nanosolar is now shipping product which they claim as…

@ the world’s first printed thin-film solar cell in a commercial panel product;
@ the world’s first thin-film solar cell with a low-cost back-contact capability;
@ the world’s lowest-cost solar panel — which we believe will make us the first solar manufacturer capable of profitably selling solar panels at as little as $.99/Watt;
@ the world’s highest-current thin-film solar panel — delivering five times the current of any other thin-film panel on the market today and thus simplifying system deployment;
@ an intensely systems-optimized product with the lowest balance-of-system cost of any thin-film panel — due to innovations in design we have included.

According to their blog…Today we are announcing that we have begun shipping panels for freefield deployment in Eastern Germany and that the first Megawatt of our panels will go into a power plant installation there.

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Fred First holds masters degrees in Vertebrate Zoology and physical therapy, and has been a biology teacher and physical therapist by profession. He moved to southwest Virginia in 1975 and to Floyd County in 1997. He maintains a daily photo-blog, broadcasts essays on the Roanoke NPR station, and contributes regular columns for the Floyd Press and Roanoke's Star Sentinel. His two non-fiction books, Slow Road Home and his recent What We Hold in Our Hands, celebrate the riches that we possess in our families and communities, our natural bounty, social capital and Appalachian cultures old and new. He has served on the Jacksonville Center Board of Directors and is newly active in the Sustain Floyd organization. He lives in northeastern Floyd County on the headwaters of the Roanoke River.

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