The HIT solar cell is made of a thin monocrystalline silicon wafer surrounded by ultra-thin amorphous silicon layers. This product offers the industry's leading performance and value, using state-of-the-art manufacturing techniques. The development of the HIT solar cell was supported in part by the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO).
- High efficiency: With Module efficiency of 19.4% and a cell conversion efficiency of 22%, the HIT-N245 ranks high on the level of efficiency in the market. With its very low temperature coefficient of only -0.29%/°C, the HIT solar cell offers better performance than conventional cells in normal operating conditions.
- Water-drainage frame: drainage lines in the Module frame allow for constant discharging of accumulated water. As water is not allowed to dry on the module there are no drying stains, and any build-up of humidity inside the panel is effectively prevented. A welcome side-effect is that the water-drainage frames help to keep modules clean even in low-angle installations.
With the new HIT modules, Panasonic re-established its position among leading solar Module manufacturers. The first modules will be shipped from the company’s newly established global manufacturing hub in Malaysia. The HIT-N245 and HIT-N240 boast the highest quality and reliability: Panasonic employs strict materials selection and qualified manufacturing processes. A vertically integrated factory allows for exhaustive quality assessments at every step of production. The resulting modules are IEC certified by JET.