Osaka, Japan – Panasonic Corporation announced that it has achieved a conversion efficiency of 25.6% (cell area*3: 143.7 cm2) in its HIT® solar cells at a research level, a major increase over the previous world record for crystalline silicon-based solar cells.
The new record is 0.9 points higher than the previous one of 24.7% always of Panasonic and the first to break through the 25% barrier for practical size cells.
The achievement of this new record was made possible by further development of Panasonic’s proprietary heterojunction technology to realize the high conversion efficiency and superior high temperature properties of the company’s HIT solar cells. Furthermore adopting a back-contact solar cell structure, with the electrodes on the back of the solar cell, allows the more efficient utilization of sunlight.
Panasonic Corporation is a worldwide leader in the development and engineering of electronic technologies and solutions for its customers, striving to create a better life and a better world for its customers. http://eu-solar.panasonic.net/en/
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