>>> New Low Cost Solar Panels Ready for Mass Production

A poster on the electric boats mailing list pointed out this Industry Week article… if it really comes to pass, then it would be really nice for us electric boating types 🙂

Of course I’m a bit leary, since it seems like there are constant predictions and announcements concerning lowering cost and greater efficiency of solar power, and then we stay about the same. Maybe this will be a good byproduct of the higher cost of oil… we’ll finally have to devote more time and money to solar and other alternative energy sources.

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New Low Cost Solar Panels Ready for Mass Production

Colorado’s State Univ.’s panels will cost less than \$1 per watt. Compiled By Adrienne Selko

Sept. 10, 2007 — <span id="lbContentBody">Colorado State University’s method for manufacturing low-cost, high-efficiency solar panels is nearing mass production. AVA Solar Inc. will start production by the end of next year on the technology developed by mechanical engineering Professor W.S. Sampath at Colorado State. The new 200-megawatt factory is expected to employ up to 500 people. Based on the average household usage, 200 megawatts will power 40,000 U.S. homes.