1428233 story New Solar Cells 20 Times Cheaper 516 Posted by CmdrTaco on Thursday October 02, 2003 @01:50PM from the doesn't-work-in-michigan dept. handy_vandal writes "STMicroelectronics has announced a new generation of photocells made from organic plastics. Over a typical 20-year life span of a solar cell, a single produced watt should cost as little as $0.20, compared with the current $4. See also article @ cnn.com. On a related note, this article @ IEEE discusses new improved LED technology by the same team."