Economy

Solar power for cheap if research pans out

BELLINGHAM — A team of Western Washington University researchers have developed a new approach to solar electricity generation they say could eventually cut solar power to 1/10th of its current cost.

The team recently won a three-year grant of $970,000 from the National Science Foundation to continue their research.

Brad Johnson, chairman of WWU’s physics department and a member of the university’s Advanced Materials Science and Engineering Center team, said it’s too soon to estimate how quickly the new solar panels could be ready for mass production.

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