Photovoltaic modules HIT® are extremely compact in appearance – just like this brochure. However, their true size is revealed when you look inside. That is where advanced heterojunction technology delivers maximum efficiency and reliability. Panasonic HIT® is a solar technology market leader, with a significantly higher energy yield per unit of surface area compared with our competitors‘ conventional modules.
Panasonic photovoltaic modules HIT® feature an innovative hetero-junction cell structure made of mono-crystalline and amorphous silicon layers.
Enables reaching a higher output and lower specific installation and balance-of-system costs than with the same number of standard 60-cell modules.
Started research and development of amorphous solar cells.
The world's first commercial production of amorphous silicon solar cells.
Japan's first installation of an on-grid photovoltaic power generating system for residential use.
Photovoltaic system for residential use marketed.
Started mass-production and sales of Photovoltac module HIT™.
Solar Ark, one of the world's largest photovoltaic power generating systems, completed at Gifu Plant.
Started mass production of modules at Nishikinohama factory.
Started production of modules at Shiga factory.
Started production of Solar ingot and wafer at SANYO Solar of Oregon L.L.C.
Started production at Malaysia Factory. Tokai challenger (Equipped with Panasonic HITTM and high-capacity lithium-ion batteries) won the championship in Sasol Solar Challenge South Africa 2012.
Achieved the world's the world's highest cell conversion efficiency of 24.7% at R&D Level. Tokay Challenger (Equipped with Panasonic HITTM and high-capacity lithium-ion batteries) won the second place in the 2013 World Solar Challenge (Australia)
Achieved the world's highest cell conversion efficiency of 25.6% at R&D level. Achieved 1 billion solar cell production of HIT™.
Makes it possible to maximize the usage of available roof space! Approx 27% more power than 260W competitor panels.
Temperature coefficient is what determines stability under high temperature. More power though our the day and year!
The solar cell of photovoltaic module HIT™ is original hetero-junction type which is composed of mono-crystalline and amorphous silicon layers. Amorphous silicon layers in the cells prevent recombinations of electrons and minimize the power loss; realizing industry leading level performance of generation.
Panasonic HIT™ is one of the most efficient solar panels in the world. Thus it enables more power generation per square meter than conventional solar panels.
At noon, with the sun shining bright, the surface of solar panels can heat up. With standard solar panels, this can affect their performance. However, Panasonic HIT™ has a unique structure that allows them to maintain high efficiency and performance even in hot temperatures, and so allow HIT™ to produce more energy throughout the day.
Panasonic's bifacial solar panel captures sunlight from both sides of the panel simultaneously, by using Panasonic's proprietary bifacial heterojunciton solar cells. The photovoltaic module HIT bafacial type has two glass layers, which allow a portion of sunlight to pass through the panel. The sunlight that has passed though the solar panel along with the light reflected off surrounding surfaces, is captured by the back face of the panel, increasing the amount of energy produced by up to 30% compared bto single-sided Panasonic HIT.
The TÜV Rheinland long term sequential test method proposes to simultaneously evaluate multiple stresses on two identical PV modules. The modules undergo multiple stress tests consecutively instead of the usual certification testing case where each module is subjected to only one stress test. Our HIT™ VBH210SE10 passed this test in 2013.
Panasonic HIT™ complies with the directive restricting for the use of certain hazardous substances in electricts the use of hazardous materials, such as lead, cadmium, and mercury, used in the manufacture of electrical and electronic equipment.
Panasonic HIT™ has been tested and confirmed by Fraunhofer Center for Silicon-Photovoltaics (CSP) for potential induced degradation (PID) resistance.