Nanosolar claims to be the first solar panel manufacturer to be able to profitably sell solar panels for less than $1 a watt. That is the price at which solar energy becomes less expensive than coal. Check out this NY Times article about Nanosolar posted December 18, 2007. And, watch this video from KQED:

I am fascinated by solar power.

  • July 7, 2008 at 3:55 am Jacob Angel

    In our area, they’ve been experimenting with solar panels but there’s no sense yet that it will get replicated on a commercial scale.

    What does seem to be doable is an attempt to use sunlight to heat water for homes — running the water through a panel that contains a maze of piping. It’s liek a large-scale, controlled version of what happens when your garden hose lays out in the sun while there’s still water in it.

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  • April 28, 2010 at 5:51 pm Leah Anderson

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  • June 5, 2011 at 12:04 pm europasicewolf

    solar power…Clean green electric…hmm…if we don’t start taking that option a whole lot more seriously than we do currently, in the light of the Fukushina Dai ich Nuclear Power Plant disaster then when will we ever? It will be too late when we are walking in a radio active “land of wolves! And thanks for subscribing to my blog…welcome to the Icy world of Europa :)