Re: nonsilicon photovoltaics

Michael S. Lorrey (
Mon, 14 Jun 1999 09:49:27 -0400

Ron Kean wrote:

> On Sun, 13 Jun 1999 23:43:09 -0400 "Michael S. Lorrey" <>
> writes:
> There are thin film amorphous Si panels
> >relatively indistinguishable from US Solar that can be had for a cost
> >of
> >between $0.12-0.25 per kwh, which is getting there, even though those
> >panels are at most 10% efficient.
> >
> >Mike Lorrey
> >
> That must be $0.12-0.25 per watt, rather than per kwh?

No. Per kwh. The last I heard on this was in 1995. It was a joint development project between US Solar Corp, the Energy Department, and another solar company, to develop the manufacturing process and some test bed structures.


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