Saturday, 23 January 2010

Micron teams with Australian solar power company
January 19, 2010

BOISE, Idaho - - Micron Technology Inc, has signed a deal with an Australian company to build solar components using new technology that could significantly lower the cost of solar panels. Micron on Thursday announced it had signed the deal with Origin Energy, which also generates and retails energy to about three million customers. The Idaho Statesman reports the two companies signed the agreement in December. Origin Energy has already produced commercial solar panels using a silicon wafer called "sliver" technology in Australia. Origin Energy says the sliver panels are built from cells thinner than most solar cells but are highly efficient.