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Old 06-01-2009, 06:12 PM   #4
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Nano solar claims a production cost of $0.39 cents per watt in future:
Nano Solar energy

Nano-solar -- This is a company that as the potential to change the world. It has developed proprietary technology that makes it possible to simply roll-print solar cells that require only 1/100th as thick an absorber as a silicon-wafer cell (yet deliver similar performance and durability). It has so far raised over $1Bn US and is building a factory in the US, Germany and Wales. Their technology dramatically lowers the process cost and complexity involved in the production of thin-film solar cells and makes it possible to scale production very rapidly. The result sets the standard for the technology and products that make it possible to put A Solar Panel on Every Building™. Nanosolar is on track to make solar electricity:
i. cost-efficient for ubiquitous deployment
ii. mass-produced on a global scale
iii. available in many versatile forms.

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Product cost. Nanosolar claims to have produced "the world's lowest-cost solar panel."[31] This cost has been variously reported as "cell costs [of] only $0.36 per peak watt,"[32] a "raw uninstalled cost of solar electricity [of] about 40 to 60 cents per watt,"[26] and an "aim to produce the panels for 99 cents a watt."[33] It has been reported that Nanosolar CEO Martin Roscheisen declined to comment on the $0.36 per peak watt figure.[25] It should be noted that a cell cost of $0.36/watt is consistent with a wholesale solar panel cost of $0.99/watt and Nanosolar has not been criticized for being inconsistent in its claims; rather, skeptics have expressed doubt that Nanosolar can produce a product at the costs claimed in the foreseeable future.[25]. Meanwhile, thin-film competitor, First Solar, has announced the achievement of $0.98/watt panel production cost[34]).
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