Nanosolar's Printable Solar Panels Now Powering The National Guard

October 26, 2011

Nanosolar uses a proprietary nanoparticle ink that be simply printed onto aluminum sheets to make solar cells. This process has the potential to be much faster and cheaper than making traditional solar panels, and that’s what makes it so exciting. If solar panels can be cranked out like newspapers, the cost of renewable energy could fall precipitously.

Earlier this month, a solar installation at Camp Perry Ohio National Guard Base went online using 2,750 Nanosolar Utility Panels. The installation has a capacity of 538 kilowatts-peak. That means that, when operating at its absolute peak, the system will produce 538 kilowatts of power. To put that in perspective, the average American household used 12,773 kilowatt-hours of electricity for all of 2005. Were the Camp Perry installation to run at its theoretical peak for a full 24 hours, it could provide a family with a year’s worth of electricity. Read more>>>>