I sure hope they make it.  Lots of companies have made similar statements 
over the years, but the entry of Intel into the PV cell business makes me 
think that nothing truly revolutionary is coming soon.  Intel is going to be 
making conventional polycrystalline cells.  Nothing new there.
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Mike Hammett" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
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Subject: Re: [WISPA] solar equipment / partners?


>A company to keep your eyes on is Nanosolar.  http://www.nanosolar.com/
>
> I believe once production ramps up, the panels will be $1/watt.
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> Mike Hammett
> Intelligent Computing Solutions
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> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Chuck McCown - 3" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> To: <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>; "WISPA General List" <wireless@wispa.org>
> Sent: Friday, July 04, 2008 12:05 PM
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>>I have been doing solar powered radio sites for 25 years.  I will never do
>> one where commercial power is available.  Not sure how folks buying 
>> panels
>> at $5/watt can think this is a good deal compared with 7 cents per 1000
>> watts.
>> ----- Original Message ----- 
>> From: "Rogelio" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
>> To: "Charles N Wyble" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
>> Cc: "WISPA General List" <wireless@wispa.org>
>> Sent: Friday, July 04, 2008 10:14 AM
>> Subject: Re: [WISPA] solar equipment / partners?
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>>
>>> Charles N Wyble wrote:
>>>> We are looking to deploy several hundred radios as well for a large
>>>> scale private network, and want
>>>> it to be resilient as possible. This includes power and back haul
>>>> connectivity. Solar looks to be a good
>>>> backup power option, and with the price of everything increasing 
>>>> perhaps
>>>> a good primary option?
>>>
>>> Yeah, apparently people have been doing the math on the power required
>>> and the amount saved, and apparently it's significant.
>>>
>>> Not sure how they can know this without looking at specific equipment,
>>> but apparently it's worth seriously looking into, in their opinion.
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