Saving money with solar tech

Saving money with solar tech

Summary: It's not cheap to power a home these days. Could solar-energy tech be the solution? At the IntersolarNorth America exhibition in San Francisco, CNET's Kara Tsuboi finds a few products that could help bring sunshine to your wallet.

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  • Saving money through natural source

    We all know that green energy is the future of all earthlings.

    Scientist are doing a lot of inventions to generate energy from natural resource, the prices are exhorbitantly high hence a comman man like me is not able to afford / use the solutions. While I personally feel ashamed of wasting energy and not using newer technologies.

    I also understand unless there is mass production, the prices won't come down. Why is that scientist not approaching the Government to implement and provide subsidy to common man, some workable solution would make sense.

    I live in Chennai (India) where there is sunlight through out the day and almost everyday in a year. And the Govt has initiated 1 hour power holiday everyday to combat the shortage of power in the city. You should be selling the solution to the Govt, Iam least bothered even if they make money in the bargain. I will still be happy that we are saving the earth and its species.
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        manufacture on a larger scale.
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        SoloPower holds more than a dozen patents for its thin-film solar designs, with more than 30 percent of the patents relating to the
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        specific chemical-plating processes used to apply various layers of metals and form the solar cell absorber layer.
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        Here, we see SoloPower's proprietary plating-process machine.
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        @Linux Love where a weather protecting layer is added to the panels, which also helps to complete the conductive circuit.
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        The SoloPower manufacturing process is designed to be flexible to allow integration of new methods. The pace of innovation within the
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        solar industry is so rapid, says CEO Tim Harris, that in order to remain competitive, companies must remain adaptable.
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        Because SoloPower's thin-film design is so easily transported and can be rolled up into a compact cylinder after every step of
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        @Linux Love manufacturing, it allows for a different approach to the factory process. Instead of a start-to-finish assembly line, where the process
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        begins at one end and wraps up with a completed product on the other, the SoloPower factory is broken up into individual manufacturing
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