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Researchers in Finland have reportedly developed a next-generation solar panel utilizing silver nano particle antennas to trap incoming solar light.  The silver nano-antennas reportedly drastically increase photovoltaic cell efficiency (the percentage of incoming solar light converted into electrical energy- approximately only 20% in current solar panels), and new fabrication techniques allow printing the silver nano-antenna at a low cost. 

Jeffery Christian and the CPM Group’s dire predictions notwithstanding, it appears silver’s industrial demand won’t be decreasing anytime soon.

silverSilver investors are likely familiar with Warren Buffet’s foray into physical silver, and how he was forced out of his 130 million ounce silver position in 2006- roughly the same time-frame as the launch of the silver ETF SLV. 
Could buffet be attempting to re-enter the silver market, under the cover of solar energy? 
MidAmerican Energy Holdings, a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway has announced a deal with SunPower to build two solar projects in California’s Antelope Valley totaling $2.5 billion- the largest solar project in history.
Perhaps our friend Blythe should take notice that production is scheduled to begin Q1 2013.