26 Aug '11, 3pm

Panasonic’s Solar Cells Take On the World Solar Challenge

Tokai University team director Kimura Hideki, professor of electrical and electronic engineering, praises the HIT cells as being inexpensive and environmentally friendly as well as highly efficient. The team claims 22% conversion efficiency with 1.32kW maximum output. The last time Tokai University participated in the World Solar Challenge, they won with Sharp compound solar cells – highly efficient and used in space satellites. Current regulations have cost them that advantage, but the team remains enthusiastic about the HIT solar cells.

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2011/08/26/panasonic%e2%80%99s-s...

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