How do you fabricate solar panels at half the cost and 1/10th the thickness of conventional panels? With a custom-built particle accelerator ten times more powerful than conventional accelerators of course.
As we reported yesterday, Twin Creeks Technologies is doing some pretty wild things with solar cells. They're only 20 microns thick and extremely flexible compared to the brittle 200-micron-thickness for traditional panels. Even more amazing is how the svelte panels are made.