Sanyo's high output HIT-HD solar modules

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MUNICH, GERMANY: Sanyo Electric Co. Ltd has developed new 240W and 235W HIT-HD photovoltaic modules, with the highest output of any SANYO solar panel, based on performance improvement for the HIT-HD series.


The modules are scheduled to begin mass production at SANYO Hungary Plant by October 2009. The new HIT-HD module will be on display at the Intersolar trade show being held in Munich, Germany, from May 27-29, 2009.

Features of the high output 240/235W HIT-HD PV modules (HIT-240/235HDE4) include greater output and efficiency through manufacturing process optimization. The previous SANYO solar panels had a maximum rated power output of 230W per module (i.e., HDE Series 230W).

With the new HIT-HD module, a rated power of 240W has been achieved through the optimization of the cell manufacturing process. A cell conversion efficiency of 20 percent has also been reached (module conversion efficiency of 17.3 percent), the highest efficiency for a mass-produced SANYO model.