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Today Nanosolar demonstrated the completion of its European panel-assembly factory as part of an inauguration event attended by Germany's Minister of the Environment, the Governor of the State of Brandenburg, and a host of other leading public officials. Located in Luckenwalde near Berlin, the fully-automated factory processes Nanosolar cells into finished Nanosolar panels using innovative high-throughput manufacturing techniques and tooling developed by Nanosolar and its partners.
The panel factory is automated to sustain a production rate of one panel every ten seconds, or an annual cap
In conjunction with today's inauguration of our panel-assembly serial-production factory, we today also unveiled the technology behind our first product, the Nanosolar Utility Panel™, and its unique features and benefits.
The Nanosolar Utility Panel™ is the industry’s first solar electricity panel specifically designed and developed for utility-scale solar power system deployment.
So we are pleased to announce that our low-cost printed-CIGS-on-metal-foil cell stack and process produces quite efficient cells: Earlier this year, NREL independently verified several of our cell foils to be as efficient as 16.4%.
At 16.4% efficiency, our foil cells represent two world records in one: It's the most efficient printed solar cell of any kind (all semiconductor and device technologies) as well as the most efficient cell on a truly low-cost metal foil (with a material cost of only a cent or two per square foot and mil thickness).
Originally posted by rogerstigers
Selfish bump because I think this is more important than Alex Jones..