Yikes does this look expensive! They say it is not an expensive design concept. I see a part that requires a crane and microchannel (some cooling scheme) multi-junction cells and 2000X concentration - all expensive literally or by implication.
I'm living the "Lean Startup Dream" here at Muppet Labs, so when I see this:
Such a system is currently being developed by researchers at IBM Research, Airlight Energy, ETH Zurich, and Interstate University of Applied Sciences Buchs NTB, after winning a three-year $2.4 million grant from the Swiss Commission for Technology and Innovation.Oh, and the video too, where more $ worth of people and gear is on display than I have deployed in the entire course of my project:
OK gotta sleep. Enjoy.