Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Thin-film Solar Cells to Clobber Fossil Fuels Within Ten Years

Naveen,Shimla, INDIA Feb 21 2007, 5:03 am GMT

Now, cheap solar power is poised to chip away at the gas and oil by half. I need not mention that electric efficacy is looking at the solar revolution in apprehension. Every nation seems to be very conscious about generating electricity from the solar power.

Anil Sethi, the chief executive of Swiss company Flisom that develops thin-film solar cells said anticipates that the day is not far when all the cities in America and Europe will be fulfilling their heating, lighting and air-conditioning needs from solar films. He further expects that within five years from now, solar power will be cheap enough to race with carbon-generated electricity and within the next 10 years, solar power will undercut coal, natural gas, and nuclear by 50 percent. The process is technically dubbed clobbering.

The thin film solar technology is based on copper indium gallium selenide (CIGS) that is assembled on a lithe backing making it fit to be used by the sides of a building, cell phones, laptops, vehicles, and clothing. The company expects the thin-film solar panels to be available in late 2009 reaching up to $0.80 per watt in five years, and then $.50 per watt within ten years.

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