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Ion Cannon Makes Solar Power Cheap Enough to Challenge Oil Energy


By CR - Posted on 16 March 2012

MAR 15, 2012 - A startup solar energy company has developed a process to manafacture photovoltaic cells at half the price of current manufacturing costs, thereby putting solar energy in a position to challenge fossil fuels in the market. Ion beams were considered in the past, but particle accelerators were too expensive, and this company had to build their own. As it stands, the panels cost about 40 cents per watt, which is about half the cost of solar panels currently coming out of China. Read more on ExtremeTech.com here.