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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeFeb 28th 2013
     
    Posted By: cwattersWe've had quite a few "breakthroughs" in the last 10 years years but I struggle to think of any that have made it into production cells?


    Very true but compared to 10 years ago we have progressed.

    Maybe there are to many breakthroughs, with the money men not knowing which one to back, by the time they have investigated one a potentially even more promising one comes along.
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeMar 20th 2013
     
    Po

    Breakthrough at Stanford.

    and the hotter it is, the more electricity it will make," Melosh said.

    Materials scientists make solar energy chip 100 times more efficient
    • CommentAuthorjoshs
    • CommentTimeMar 20th 2013 edited
     
    Posted By: TrimPo

    Breakthrough at Stanford.

    and the hotter it is, the more electricity it will make," Melosh said.

    Materials scientists make solar energy chip 100 times more efficient ... than their horrifically inefficient starting point of a few hundredths of a percent to 2%
    More PO bullshit editing.
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeMar 21st 2013
     
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeMar 22nd 2013
     
    Suntech the worlds and China's largest solar power company goes bust.
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeMar 22nd 2013
     
    Ha!
    "Investors need to know that when buying bonds from the Cayman holding company of a Chinese firm, they don't have recourse over the mainland assets,"
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      CommentAuthormaryyugo
    • CommentTimeMar 22nd 2013
     
    Posted By: Trimsolar panel part made from cotton and beans
    If only Sean had had beans!
    • CommentAuthorLakes
    • CommentTimeMar 22nd 2013
     
    Has Sean Bean been?
    • CommentAuthorAsterix
    • CommentTimeMar 22nd 2013
     
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeMar 22nd 2013
     
    Things are not good in the solar business.
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      CommentAuthoraber0der
    • CommentTimeMar 22nd 2013
     
    Sustainable solar businesses will regrow. The chinese price dumping was a disruption, but there is certainly a market for solar. And Quenco is still far too soon in the market to make a difference.
    • CommentAuthorsonoboy
    • CommentTimeMar 23rd 2013 edited
     
    I think that if I hear about one more virtual solar panel 'breakthrough' that we all never see I'm gonna go postal...
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeMar 23rd 2013
     
    Posted By: sonoboyI think that if I hear about one more virtual solar panel 'breakthrough' that we all never see I'm gonna go postal...



    Ummm...are you _sure_ that's what you meant to say?
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      CommentAuthormaryyugo
    • CommentTimeMar 23rd 2013
     
    Posted By: aber0derSustainable solar businesses will regrow. The chinese price dumping was a disruption, but there is certainly a market for solar. And Quenco is still far too soon in the market to make a difference.
    Too what?!
    • CommentAuthorsonoboy
    • CommentTimeMar 23rd 2013
     
    Posted By: Angus
    Posted By: sonoboyI think that if I hear about one morevirtualsolar panel 'breakthrough' that we all never see I'm gonna go postal...



    Ummm...are you _sure_ that's what you meant to say?


    well...yes. Virtually speaking of course.
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeMar 23rd 2013
     
    Posted By: maryyugo
    Posted By: aber0derSustainable solar businesses will regrow. The chinese price dumping was a disruption, but there is certainly a market for solar. And Quenco is still far too soon in the market to make a difference.
    Too what?!


    Too much soon.
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeApr 19th 2013
     
    • CommentAuthorjoshs
    • CommentTimeApr 19th 2013
     
    Could is the key operative term. They have established their desired effect with a net efficiency that remains 1/10th of typical monocrystalline materials.
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeApr 23rd 2013
     
    Po

    2,000 suns ?? The earth would be vapourised.

    Still up to 80% of the radiation usefully used.

    Collaboration aims to harness the energy of 2,000 suns
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeApr 23rd 2013
     
    an affordable photovoltaic system capable of concentrating, on average, the power of 2,000 suns


    They did it again.