Wrong again batman. Panel costs are about 35% of the total project cost. Keep making up those numbers. Even the Motley Fool article yesterday got the number right. Look it up. What's your source ? boraborakid ? LOL
Who cares about stupid theories. We all know who you are and what your problems are. You are a scary dude with major mental issues cameltoe. As for my position ? I've been out for awhile and posted as such - but of course we all know you like to live inside your own little fantasy world where CdTe efficiencies rise as the temperature increases ! Between you and bull I don't who comes up with teh most nonsense here.
Yeah great - so you do a google search and throw out numbers that have absolutely no relevancy to the discussion. It is YOU who is putting out the lies. You said a simple google search turned up a theoretical efficiency for CdTe of 34.6. That is a lie. See how that works ? Keep digging your hole boy.
Funny how all you clowns call me this and that - but never back anything up. Look at Bull today claiming that CdTe has a theoretical efficiency of 34.6%. HAHAHAH ! I proved him wrong again and now I'm the liar ? Go away you name calling clown. Speaking of lies. You claim to have been a bigwig in the solar industry. LIE. You claimed that the next big announcement for FSLR was going to be its moving the Germany plant to Africa. LIE. You claim to live in Hawaii. LIE. You claim to know who I am. LIE. You claim that I worked for FSLR. LIE. So just who is the liar here ? LOL This board should take notice that YOU NEVER talk about anything solar, NEVER. I find this off for a so-called solar guru. In fact, if readers of this board were to look up your posts for the last 6 months - EVERY SINGLE ONE is just a name calling rant about me. I have asked you a hundred times - and you never answer a single question BTW - what is your major malfunction ? That is not a rhetorical question. Seriously, what is your problem ? Is your boyfriend and exec at FSLR ? Do I hurt your feelings ? What is it ?
Yeah - the theoretical efficiency of CdTe is far below that of c-si - 2% is a lot in terms of module of efficiency. A lot. And my point stands - FSLR has a lot further to go in terms of reaching its theoretical efficiency than c-si technologies. Like I keep saying - and you can't seem to understand it - even the world record cell efficiency of CdTe (from a pilot scale line in the lab) is far below what SPWR is producing on its commercial lines today. THAT IS POINT ! You can throw up all the nonsense you want about 34.6% efficiencies that don't relate to FSLR products all you want. The fact remains that FSLR needs to spend more on R&D because it is so behind c-si on efficiency - try and focus on the big picture here and stop talking about thing you don't know about.
Come on, man. You can do better than that. You need to read more slowly. Yes, the theoretical efficiency of CdTe is 27%, and the C-Si is 29%. Those are the theoretical efficiencies - and 2% is a LOT. Maybe to you its not - but to the industry it sure is. Current COMMERCIAL LINE efficiencies are 14% on the best line for FSLR and 21.5% for SPWR. You do realize that you just compared the CELL efficiency of CDTe in the Laboratory for FSLR to the existing commercial line efficiency of a SPWR MODULE. Again you don't seem to grasp the important difference between cell and module efficiencies nor pilot lines versus commercial lines. You are nowhere close to an apples to apples comparison my friend, proving once again you are even dumber than I thought you were. The sad thing is, I don't believe that you are ntentionally lying - you just don't have a clue what you are talking about. Nice find on that 34% CdTe efficiency genius ! HAHAHHAHAHAHA ! I noticed you changed the topic away from that gaff real quick !
OMFG !!!! So I just looked up CDTE 34.6 efficiency. Those are for CdT- based multi-junction tandem cells !! HAHAHAHAHAHA !!! That's not even close to the product that FSLR makes. And you say I"m either lying or dumb ? Maybe you should actually read what you are citing before citing it. Gawd you are as dumb as I thought.
Actually I did look it up - I didn't ask for a link - I asked what your source was. You can list a source without posting a link. And I did just look it up. Theoretical efficiency for CdTe is 27% and for c-si its 29%. Hence my point, CdTe can never catch up - and they have further to go to catch up. FSLR is 14% at best current;y (the average is below 14) and SPWR is at 21.5%. So csi is currently 7 points ahead with an ultimate theoretical difference of 2%. Now do you see why I mentioned both the theoretical and current efficiencies dummy ? LOL Try and keep up with the conversation before calling names next time. I have work to do now - so you can have the sandbox all to yourself now.
What's your source - some poster on this Yahoo message board ? Different cell substrates with different materials, by definition, have different physical properties. They are not the same. Shoe me your source or be quiet.
You mean like how you always change the topic from something factual to calling me names ? LOL ... I was talking about both. I got owned on neither the theoretical discussion nor the current technology efficiency. Of course the discussion went WAY over your head and you missed the point - so I'll spell it out for (be sure to read it slowly and try not to move your lips when you read it ) - FSLR's pilot line CELL efficiency world record in the laboratory is below SPWR's MODULE efficiency coming off its commercial lines today. I know that cell versus module efficiency means nothing to you, but its an important distinction. My whole point, which you all missed in your lame bashing attempts, is that FSLR has a long was to go to catch up to silicon (and it never will) - which keeps improving its efficiencies at a similar pace. So FSLR NEEDS to to do more R&D as its need to increase its efficiency faster that the silicon guys - and its not, and it won't.
Saying it does't make it so. What's your source - a yahoo message board post ? LOL
Really ? World record for laboratory cell efficiency of CdTe is just under 20%. Meanwhile, SPWR is producing MODULE efficiencies of 21.5% on commercial lines today. Any questions ?
Only problem is - even the theoretical cell efficiency of CdTe is far below that of today's c-si module efficiency. LOL - so yeah, much R&D is needed for CdTe. They will never be the efficiency leader, the laws of physics say so.
You couldn't be more wrong. My private health insurance has gone up 300% in the last 5 years. I called my broker looking around for other policies and the ObamaCare options are all more expensive. She said all insurance policies are going up because they don't know the impacts of ObamaCare and who is going to sign up and how many have pre-existing conditions, etc. One would think that more insured people would lower costs for all - but the exact opposite is happening. And its killing business owners like me.
Oh - so it has been discussed on this board by you clowns so it is truth ? Best laugh I've had in a long time. I posted the graph comparing the prices of oil and the solar ETFs - the correlation ended several years ago when the stupid anlaysts realized that oil and solar are not fungible (look up the word) in teh developed countries - where the solar growth is.. But hey keep believing your own fantasies with your circle jerk friends - what do i care ?
You call those calculations ? LOL I call them a bunch of overly optimistic assumptions and what ifs strung together with bad grammar. Why stop at a billion per year profit ? Why not a trillion since you are just making things up.
and only an idiot like you would believe otherwise. You're the type of guy who if it was snowing in May you would say - see there is no such thing as global warming !