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Good News: Cheap Solar!

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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