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Aussie tech gurus driving local, low-cost solar panel breakthrough – Sydney Morning Herald

A startup that developed breakthrough solar technology to supply households with cheaper, more efficient rooftop panels has secured federal government support.

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Solar panel manufacturing comprises about 20 per cent of the world’s annual silver consumption, with the volume expected to rise steeply as the next generation of efficient cells in development now require up to three times more silver.
Copper is cheaper to buy than silver, and is in more abundant supply in mineral deposits around the world.
As the commercial production project gets under way, SunDive is moving to bigger premises in Kirrawee in southern Sydney.
Dr Allen said his company was a…

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