Google Founders Invest in Nanosolar

CNET reports that Google founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page (along with brother Carl Page) are investors in Nanosolar, which specializes in thin-film solar cells, according to the company's Web site. Brin and Page actually invested in the company a few years ago, but were lumped in with "prominent individual investors." These thin-film solar cells are less efficient in harvesting the sun's energy than traditional crystalline solar cells. However, these solar cells can be printed on sheets of plastic, which can then be transparently integrated into roofs, walls and other surfaces. Thus, more surface area can be covered. Thin-film technology is also improving. Other companies in this field include Konarka. :: CNET article via TriplePundit

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