Sunday, April 22, 2007

From the energy blogs

After Gutenberg reports on a new plastic solar cell approaching the 8% efficiency barrier for this technology. The challenge will be for the solar cell to match the lifetime of the equipment and buildings in which it will be integrated, or to make it easily replaceable.

Still with Gutenberg, a new joint venture on electric vehicles of Nissan with NEC is announced, but considering the size of the investment, the project is more an experiment or public-relations exercise than ground-breaking.

From the Energy Blog, the Fuel Cell Volt introduced by GM at the Shanghai auto show has it all, fuel cell, battery pack, plug-in option, but no mentioning of price.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thin film solar panels are a long way off at present, however there remains optimism development of a spray on panel may be available in the not too distant future. See http://www.energy-measures.com/solar_panels/