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Jun 08

Sanyo’s HIT Solar Cells are a Hit in Italy

Posted in Energy Industry | Photovoltaic Cells | Solar Power

Sanyo HIT Solar Cells Japan’s Sanyo Electric Company is creating a record by powering the largest solar pant in Italy with its HIT solar cells. The Project funded by a consortium led by Deutsche Bank is expected to be completed by September 2010. Sanyo is successfully on its way to make the dream of a clean-energy society a reality.

HIT solar cells’ onward march:

Sanyo’s HIT solar cells, famous for their high-conversion efficiency are now marching on to Italy. Thanks to the use of HIT solar cells, soon there will be feasibility of excellent-quality power production in the biggest power station in Italy. An increase in the amount of quality-power generation per installation area of HIT solar cells makes the HIT solar cells a very favorable choice.

Advantages of HIT solar cells:

The hybrid Sanyo HIT cells, made from thin mono-crystal silicon surrounded by ultra-thin amorphous silicon are now more cost efficient both production-wise as well as raw-materials-wise. Reduction in the optical absorption loss and reduction in resistance loss make the Sanyo HIT Photovoltaic Modules the ideal choice for powering the plant. Utilizing 32,202 HIT solar cells, the plant will generate approximately 7.6 MW of renewable and clean energy.

HIT solar cells in large-scale production:

HIT solar cells have already been successful in small-sized systems for homesteads and medium-sized solar systems for larger buildings/complexes. Now the time has come for Sanyo’s HIT Photovoltaic Modules to show the world that large-scale clean renewable power production is possible, reiterating HIT’s high-conversion efficiency and cost efficiency.

  • Capt. Mark

    This is great! While we worry about cleaning up the mess we have in the Gulf of Mexico the rest of the world is working on getting FREE power and going electric! Where I live the old folk’s are already running around in solar powered golf carts! I’m all for it!

  • TSvi

    This is just a PR release with no way to benchmark if anything new has been achieved. What will be the cost per KWH into the grid for this system over its life? Cost includes cost of financing, maintenance, replacement of worn out inverters and value of real estate occupied, etc.

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