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Thin film, non silicon panels?

Discussion in 'Photovoltaics' started by DavidM, Jun 2, 2007.

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  1. DavidM

    DavidM Guest

    Hello, just found the group. I've been following the very slow emergence
    of non silicon panels, not that there is much happening. Nanosolar claim
    to be producing them at last, but the website is pretty minimal.
    Has anybody seen them used in the UK, or maybe even for sale?
     
  2. DavidM

    DavidM Guest

    DavidM wrote, On 02/06/2007 15:19:
    Forgot this is an international groups, not a uk one. I'll extend the
    question to - have you seen them used anywhere, or for sale to property
    developers?
     
  3. Erdemal

    Erdemal Guest

    The least one can say is that these companies producing CIGS PV
    are not hot to sell :). It's impossible to find a place where
    to buy their products (same for the revolutionary batteries,
    EV cars, ... ).

    This is probably part of the old renewable and sustainable
    human myth of a better and brighter future.

    Erdy
     
  4. Erdemal

    Erdemal Guest

    In a free market, there is always a price - high - at which you can
    buy any stuff. Am I wrong?

    Are there places where one can see these CIGS PV work?

    On solar expo can these CIGS panels be seen?

    I doubt that more than a few panels for demo have ever been build.
    And they may have been fake ones :)

    I have no doubt that technology exists, I have *doubts* on
    'the market' for these matters and others.

    Erdy
     
  5. DavidM

    DavidM Guest

    R.H. Allen wrote, On 04/06/2007 03:08:
    It's one thing making a large batch for one customer. Finding middlemen
    able to package and distribute products to the public is all together
    more difficult. I expect they, and their investors, are happy to bring
    the production facilities online very slowly, knowing that the market
    will be massive.
    It's interesting to see a few companies developing production sites in
    the US and Europe, even before they are selling the products.
     
  6. DavidM

    DavidM Guest

    R.H. Allen wrote, On 04/06/2007 15:13:
    Companies usually expand to meet demand. Nanosolar for example, started
    building a site in Germany before the US one began producing panels.
     
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