Quantum dots

wg_bent Posted By wg_bent, Nov 28, 2006 at 12:30 PM

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  1. wg_bent

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    New solar cell technology article. Linkey
     
  2. Mike Wilson

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    Sounds good, but call me when they make vaguely affordable solar roof tiles... because then I am going to turn this contemporary monster I live in into the largest solar producer on the east end!

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  3. smirnov3

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    This technology has been out for a couple of years, but it is making slow progress: Quantum Dots wear out pretty fast, and they are not cheap to make.

    There IS a company make solar panal roof tiles out of scrap Silicon (from semiconductor / chip manufacturers). Commercially available.

    http://www.powerfilmsolar.com/
     
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