Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
PV using dedicated silicon wafers is starting about now. These wafers will have way more impurities than VLSI grade wafers, and the PV will go down a bit in yield, but the panels should be much cheaper after a couple of years (like 2-3 times per peak watt I expect). Also, they will be decoupled from VLSI economic cycles (by which production of PV basically stopped whenever their was an expansion of the microchip business, every 3 years or so)

by Pierre on Tue Aug 14th, 2007 at 07:21:30 PM EST
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