* Posts by Mike Parr

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Giant solar plants in Negev could power Israel's future

Mike Parr

Perhaps I'm missing something here

There are three types of PV: moncrystalline (expensive but high performance), multi-crystalline (cheaper but still good) and amorphus (crap performance but cheap). Nano is (I think) going the amorphous route - I'm intrigued with respect to the claimed efficiency (60% gee! and I thought amorphous was only good for 6%).

The Israeli's may be better sticking to solar i.e. genrate heat, and use it to power steam turbines - main benefit - could store the heat and use at night.