From @Monkeysign via WorldChanging, an announcement by PV manufacturer HelioVolt of an $8 million infusion of venture capital for "the development of building-integrated copper indium selenide (CIS) photovoltaic panels." Monkeysign directs us to a number of resources about this technologies that detail both its promises and limitations, and the question at this point is "Will this become a marketable technology?" As WorldChanger Jamais notes, "CIS is able to be coated on building material for which silicon cells are unsuitable; if the HelioVolt claims are realized, this could be a big step forwards for greater application of building-integrated PV."
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