Recent studies in nanotechnology manufacturing have discovered how to create thinner solar cells, which means cost reductions. At North Carolina State University, several scientists have announced their ability to fashion a layer of amorphous silicon 70 nanometers thick instead of the usual thickness of 300-500 nanometers. As the active portion of the solar cell, the layer of amorphous silicon transforms energy from the sun into usable power.
If this method proves dependable, it will reduce the cost of producing thin-film solar cells, thereby offering consumers a more affordable source of alternative energy. Those waiting for a price drop in solar cells before investing in the new technology may not have to wait much longer.
About Missouri Wind and Solar: Based in the town of Seymour, Missouri Wind and Solar sells wind turbines, solar panels, and related products, offering worldwide shipping. Intended for DIY-ers, the company’s products include detailed instructions for installation through diagrams and instructional videos. For more information, visit www.mwands.com.
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Solar power is a renewable and sustainable way to completely power your home or supplement your electricity needs when paired with a local utility. Despite all the benefits solar energy has to offer, there are some issues to take into consideration before investing in the technology.
1. Where Do You Live? Solar energy relies on the sun, so geographical locations that offer the most sunlight year-round will benefit most from the technology. In the United States, the Southwest (Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, Colorado, Utah, Nevada, southern California) offers residents the most sunlight throughout the year.
2. How Big is Your Roof? Photovoltaic panels can take up a lot of space, depending on your power needs and the efficiency of the system. Consulting with a professional can help you determine exactly how much space you need to reserve for panels.
3. What Is Around You? Photovoltaic systems need unobstructed access to sunlight throughout the day. Therefore, they will be most effective in an area clear of trees and tall buildings which can cast shadows on the panels.
Missouri Wind and Solar is a business oriented to the DIY (do-it-yourself) spirit which sells parts needed for home and business owners to install their own energy systems. In addition to the company’s online presence, Missouri Wind and Solar maintains an office in Seymour, Missouri.
Missouri Wind and Solar, LLC, facilitates the installation of custom-built alternative power sources.