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3.17.2008

SOLAR FUNDING FOR UF

The University of Florida will received funding from the US Department of Energy to invest in an university-led solar-cell project. Along with partners Global Solar Energy Inc., International Solar Electric Technology Inc., Nanosolar Inc., and Solyndra Inc., UF will develop methods to make solar energy cost-competitive with conventional form of electricity by 2015.
These projects have the potential to reduce the cost of electricity produced from current levels of $0.18-$0.23 per Kilowatt hour (kWh) to $0.05-$0.10 per kWh by 2015. Part of the development will include routes for rapid synthesis of CIGS absorbers (thin film solar cells made from Copper Indium Gallium Diselenide).



Each university will work closely with an industry partner to ensure the projects retain a commercialization focus and that results are quickly transitioned into market ready-products and manufacturing processes.

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