SolOptics' "FUSION" Confirms a Major Breakthrough in Decreasing the Cost of Photovoltaic Energy Prod

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  1. tripp

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    That's not bad for less than $0.01/W.

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    Re: SolOptics' "FUSION" Confirms a Major Breakthrough in Decreasing the Cost of Photovoltaic Energy

    Great article find. I really hope their figures translate to real life figures. I would definitely look into this, esp for the lower cost to implement.

    In fact, I sent them an email to see if they needed any more "test" subjects in the real world. Never hurts to ask :)
     
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    Re: SolOptics' "FUSION" Confirms a Major Breakthrough in Decreasing the Cost of Photovoltaic Energy

    Most panels these days are in the 14% range nominal, so this 4% translates to another 0.5 %. VERY nice. I hope the tech is generalizable.
     
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    Re: SolOptics' "FUSION" Confirms a Major Breakthrough in Decreasing the Cost of Photovoltaic Energy

    It sounds like it can added at the factory or even after installation and it works with poly/mono/amorphous panels. Sounds like a winner.
     
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    Re: SolOptics' "FUSION" Confirms a Major Breakthrough in Decreasing the Cost of Photovoltaic Energy

    Woo! Nice potential. I just hope the licensing doesn't add too many more pennies. What's particularly good is that the greatest improvements came at higher incidence.
     
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    Re: SolOptics' "FUSION" Confirms a Major Breakthrough in Decreasing the Cost of Photovoltaic Energy

    Generally I am not a fan of efficiency improvements that also increase cost, as money is far more a limiting factor than area to put panels; however, if this pans out, it sounds like it could be a worthwhile improvement.
     
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