Nanosolar PowerSheet Receives Popular Science Awards

Posted by SI Staff on November 20, 2007 No Comments
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Popular Science magazine recently named the Nanosolar PowerSheet, a nanotechnology-based solar coating developed by San Jose, Calif.-based Nanosolar, its Innovation of the Year and Green Tech Grand Award winner.

The company told Popular Science that it ‘produces PowerSheet solar cells with printing-press-style machines that set down a layer of solar-absorbing nano-ink onto metal sheets as thin as aluminum foil, so the panels can be made for about a tenth of what current panels cost and at a rate of several hundred feet per minute.’

Further, Nanosolar CEO Martin Roscheisen claims that when full production starts in early 2008, the company will create 430 MW of solar cells a year.

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