Panasonic Integrates Solar Panel With Residential Roof

2017/03/17 11:54
Shinichi Kato, Nikkei BP CleanTech Institute
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Shinichi Kato, Nikkei BP CleanTech Institute

Panasonic Corp announced a new solar panel product integrated with a residential roof Jan 26, 2017.

It is one of the products in the "HIT" series of heterojunction solar cells, which combine monocrystalline silicon and amorphous silicon.

The new product uses a mounting system integrated with a roof. Panasonic will release it as "HIT Roof" Feb 1, 2017.

The solar panel can be set up on a roof without making holes in the roof and enables to effectively use the rooftop. It maximizes the amount of power generation with a limited space, the company said.

Also, because its cross-section has a corrugated shape, the panel is resistant to the load of snow and can be used in regions where the height of snow cover reaches 2m.