Skip to main content

View Diary: Green public investment should be a key part of America's industrial policy (65 comments)

Comment Preferences

  •  Boeing broke 40% in the lab about 2 yrs ago. (1+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    WarrenS

    Late last year they said they will go into production soon with a 39.2% efficient product.

    FDR 9-23-33, "If we cannot do this one way, we will do it another way. But do it we will.

    by Roger Fox on Sat Mar 05, 2011 at 10:30:49 PM PST

    [ Parent ]

    •  Linky from November (1+ / 0-)
      Recommended by:
      WarrenS

      http://www.bloomberg.com/...

      URL for Spectrolab (Boeing's solar subsidiary):
      http://www.spectrolab.com/...

      Seems the main application of the high efficiency concentrating cells is for space, a market that is not very cost-sensitive.

      •  IT started in space @ 9% efficiency IIRC (1+ / 0-)
        Recommended by:
        WarrenS

        They also mention adding the collectors on the previous gen panels, so existing customers can upgrade, so that suggests panels on Terra Firma?

        FDR 9-23-33, "If we cannot do this one way, we will do it another way. But do it we will.

        by Roger Fox on Sat Mar 05, 2011 at 11:12:52 PM PST

        [ Parent ]

      •  Terra Firma? (1+ / 0-)
        Recommended by:
        WarrenS

        Spectrolab has already shown great success with its solar panels, which supply power to 60% of the satellites orbiting Earth—the same kind of success they hope to see with their single-crystal germanium substrate cells that have been tailored for terrestrial energy production. All in all, Boeing hopes to produce 10 million of these cells, if the demand calls for it.

        http://theenergycollective.com/...

        The company's cell customers in the concentrating photovoltaics sector include SolFocus, Amonix, Soliant Energy, and Energy Innovations.

        http://www.pv-tech.org/...

        Soliant Energy's mission is focused.
        The Soliant Energy mission is to energize commercial rooftops by maximizing solar energy output at the most competitive price.

        http://www.soliantenergy.com/...

        SolFocus and Vision Electro Mechanical Company to Build the Largest Solar Power Plant of its Kind in Saudi Arabia

        http://www.solfocus.com/...

        Yeah, Terra Firma.

        FDR 9-23-33, "If we cannot do this one way, we will do it another way. But do it we will.

        by Roger Fox on Sat Mar 05, 2011 at 11:24:46 PM PST

        [ Parent ]

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site