It’s good to know how renewable energy from the sun has come into the mainstream spotlight. Proof to this is a mass-market industry for solar power products. Solar cells use the same basic silicone parts as a computer chip, tech companies replicate the chip industry’s high-volume automated manufacturing to deliver solar at prices competitive with grid power faster than the industry’s current 2010-15 target.
Solar industry is experiencing a 40% annual growth and these chips are a major advance in the provision of clean energy from renewable sources. It’s fantastic because it’s grabbing attention of large chip makers like IBM, Intel and National Semiconductor. Thus the technology can be mass-produced using existing engineering techniques at a very low cost.
Via: Green Daily