Nanosolar Utility Panel(TM) #2 can be purchased by the highest bidder on eBay.
|Nanosolar module array under construction behind the Nanosolar GmbH building in Luckenwalde, Germany. Source: Nanosolar, Inc.|
Nanosolar, Inc. made a series of reports that started here with the post, In Search of Nanosolar GmbH, official with the press release Nanosolar Shipping for Megawatt Municipal Power Plant, but the real news is in the Nanosolar Blog with the post permalink Nanosolar Ships First Panels.
Per Nanosolar Chief Executive Officer Martin Roscheisen:
Today we are announcing that we have begun shipping panels for freefield deployment in Eastern Germany and that the first Megawatt of our panels will go into a power plant installation there.
This is the same €2.8 Million reference solar farm project I uncovered during my Nanosolar research and was first reported in the October 13, 2007, article Von der Abfallhalde zur Solaranlage, CDU-Politiker besichtigen Mülldeponie, by Elinor Wenke. Nanosolar partnered with Beck Energy GmbH to win this project with an initial size of 1MWp (MegaWatt-peak) located at a retired landfill in Luckenwalde, Germany.
Mr. Roscheisen goes on to enumerate the disposition of the first three official shipping commercial modules (aka panels):
Panel #1 will remain at Nanosolar for exhibit.
Panel #2 can be purchased by you in an auction on eBay starting today.
Panel #3 has been donated to the Tech Museum in San Jose.
[These are obviously not the first three we ever produced – we have produced loads for testing – but these are the first three of what we consider our commercial panels.]
|Nanosolar module photo from the eBay auction.
Source: Nanosolar, Inc.
At first check, Nanosolar Utility Panel #2 had a highest bit of $810 USD. I wonder how much a competitor or intrepid enthusiast will be willing to pay to get their hands on one of these “babies”. A quick check of the Nanosolar Products page reveals this is the only technical datasheet available.
Mr. Roscheisen goes on to list the 5 top defining benefits of Nanosolar modules. This one attracted my attention as new news:
– the world’s highest-current thin-film solar panel – delivering five times the current of any other thin-film panel on the market today and thus simplifying system deployment;
GUNTHER Portfolio now stands at post number 193. Is it possible to reach the 200 post milestone by the end of 2007? The post run rate over the past few weeks will need to increase.