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comment by Odder

Pretty cool. But to fulfill my obligation as one of Hubski's resident "physicists who poo-poo everything" I'd like to point out that high-efficiency, gallium-based semiconductors are really freakin' expensive compared to silicon ones, and probably won't ever be commercially viable as a result. They'll probably be really useful on satellites/solar sails, and it's good, legit science with real-world applications, but these new solar cells also aren't about to revolutionize the energy market.




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Look at me not giving a damn. I'm still going to use it in my writing somehow. :P