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Three New Solar Tech Breakthroughs Now (tags)
1) Research scientists at Rice University have devised a new way to make solar panels out of quantum dots. They use cetyltrimethylammonium bromide instead of the standard alkylphosphonic acid compounds which makes the process safer and much cheaper.
Solar Panels from Clorophyll ONE TENTH Cost of Silicone (tags)
Researchers at a New Zealand University have found a way to make solar panels from synthetic clorophyll which is one tenth the cost of silicone photo voltaic panels. It is in it's early stages of development and not on the market, but it is a huge discovery that is just what is needed to help reduce the world's pollution.
Cost of Solar Power Equal to Coal Now (tags)
The development at a South African University of a process to manufacture panels made with a much better material (CIGS) that generates electricity from sunlight at a lower cost than the silicone photo voltaic panels is what has been hoped for for decades. Solar power is no longer too expensive compared to coal plant generation.