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Stanford scientists build the first all-carbon solar cell

This is off Stanford's news letter. It could be big for the solar industry and greatly lower the cost. I am glad taxpayer's money was not invested in other solar companies with this technology out there! I am sure when they approved the loans they were NOT aware of this technology!

Truly, this is incredible and applications far exceed anything out there. FYI.

Posted : November 14, 2012 3:51 pm
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Here is a link:

Posted : November 14, 2012 5:22 pm
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Looks very promising! But 1% efficiency won't cut it and lots more R&D is needed. The solar panels on my house were made by a company thaw WAS funded largely through federal grants and loan guarantees. Thank goodness for the federal government. I expect to save at least $500 each month and maybe more. This new carbon solar is probably eight to ten years away from being commercially viable. Let's see...what's 10 x 12 x 500? $60,000. So I could lose $60K while waiting for the next best thing. I'll vote to save the $60K and upgrade when the carbon solar becomes available.

(By the way, just to note that I'm not an amateur or a negativist) I was a professional futurist consultant to various government agencies and Fortune 100 companies. And I've been studying nanotechnology for twenty years, wrote my Master's thesis on it and have been a Senior Associate in the Foresight Institute for over fifteen years. I have also started and run Nanotech-based for-profit companies.)

I wish this inventor/professor/researcher/entrepreneur the very best success.

Posted : November 16, 2012 2:18 pm
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How many panels did you install?

Posted : November 16, 2012 7:07 pm
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