Thursday, August 17, 2006

A new dimension for solar energy

I'm going public with my new solar module invention.
The PR gives some basic facts. I hope that will post it today.

I believe that this invention can reduce the cost of solar modules by 15-20%. My research shows that silicon represents more than 50% of the cost of current solar modules.

While manufactures will have to re-tool their module assembly lines to accomodate deeper modules (about 2x current module depth) and insertion of both cells and reflectors, the 30% savings of a critically scarce/costly input like silicon ought to make this an easy decision.

And mirror/reflectors cost 1/10th as much as silicon.


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