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.