Silver Surge Makes ‘Headwind’ for Solar in Fossil Fuel Rival

Silver Surge Makes ‘Headwind’ for Solar in Fossil Fuel Rival

Ken James/Bloomberg

A typical solar cell uses 0.10 grams of silver for each watt of generating capacity. That amounts to about 20 grams in a 200-watt panel, adding $23.52 to the cost of each panel, according to New Energy Finance.