posted on Dec, 4 2004 @ 06:24 PM
Spheral Solar Power of Ontario Canada is manufacturing a glass less solar cell product at a fraction of the cost of convention glass based solar cell.
Output efficiency is just a little better than half of conventional cell but the end user cost is about one third of conventional cells. The beauty
of this system is that it can form over contour based materials. It can be made to take the shape of architectural roofing.
Spheral Solar Power is the developer and manufacturer of Spheral Solar™ Technology. Spheral Solar™ cells use sunlight to generate electricity and can
be used in a wide variety of innovative solar power products with applications in the building, transportation, recreational and power generation
A significant breakthrough in solar energy, lightweight Spheral Solar™ modules offer higher flexibility and increased durability compared to
conventional rigid solar panels.
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Spheral Solar Power is producing solar power systems that will, in the very near future, will provide individual home the capacity for producing
electrical power. The traditional pitfall of conventional solar power has been the initial investment cost.
With this product, payback should be reduced to less than half. I expect, as the price for oil increases, this time could be reduced even further.
I have to add, the lower efficiency levels will incur longer recovery times. But the fact the solar option can be included and melded in the roof
design should be attractive to many
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