3D SOLAR CELLS, 2 new mfr to start in USA

I was looking at an article in Solar Power World and saw this interesting article. New 3D shaped silicon wafer. The 3D design in the same foot print of a 72 cell panel will produce 600 watts and will have a 33% efficiency. They will be manufactured here in the USA starting in late 2019.The second company will be manufacturing panels here in the USA
https://www.solarpowerworldonline.com/2018/11/two-brand-new-manufacturing-names-want-a-piece-of-the-made-in-usa-solar-panel-market/?spMailingID=14584617&spUserID=MjkzMDgyMzI0NjQ0S0&spJobID=1520626601&spReportId=MTUyMDYyNjYwMQS2 

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  • littleharbor2littleharbor2 Posts: 1,072Solar Expert ✭✭✭✭
    Seems the encapsulation process would be tricky. Pull too much vacuum and you get crunched cells.  Maybe why they haven't got a prototype panel yet.
     I wish them much luck. The world needs  a new, revolutionary solar panel at a competitive price.

    2.1 Kw Suntech 175 mono, Classic 200, Trace SW 4024 ( 15 years old  but brand new out of sealed factory box Jan. 2015), Bogart Tri-metric, 700 ah @24 volt AGM battery bank. Plenty of Baja Sea of Cortez sunshine.

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