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Thread: Printed solar panels
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On Jul 15, 2008, at 6:22 PM, Cedric Chang wrote:

> Maybe if you used glass with a treated surface in a half-cylinder
> shape that directed the solar energy to edge-mounted solar cells, you
> would get decent efficiency without having to move anything.

You probably get "decent efficiency" with a flat panel pointing  
straight up.  But that's not the same as "maximum efficiency."  
Perhaps the real trick is to get ENOUGH output (efficiency be  
damned), in a "small enough" area, at low enough cost, rather than  
maximal efficiency.  I think you could prove that a flat plate has  
the best efficiency of any non-tracking shape?

BillW

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