Chip-Making Tools Could Cut Solar Power Costs

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Soitec, a French manufacturing company, says it has used techniques designed for making microprocessors to produce solar cells with a record-setting efficiency of 46 percent, converting more than twice as much sunlight into electricity as conventional cells. Although the cells are more complicated...

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    Re: Chip-Making Tools Could Cut Solar Power Costs

    Ya well, they may have solar cells that are twice as efficient, but if they are using a microprocessor process (one tiny chip can cost a $100) the cells will cost ten times as much as a conventional poly cell....