Panasonic Launch Their All Black Solar Panel For The European Market

Jon Capistrano
Jon Capistrano
February 21, 2018

Panasonic has launched their new black solar panel called HIT KURO. The panel uses a black backsheet and a black frame, giving 19.4% efficiency and totalling a peak production value of 325 watts as reported by Electrek.

Here are the main details about the new panels:

  • The company states that only 148 of the 4 million panels sold have been returned for warranty issues.
  • The solar panels come with one of the best warranties in the industry with 25 years protection for hardware and power production issue. Most manufacturers offer 10-12 years of hardware warranty.
  • The panels are durable in hot weather. For every degree in temperature increase over 25C the panel’s overall efficiency will fall by 0.258% (this is a very low efficiency drop).
  • Another feature of note is the Heterojunction with Intrinsic Thin layer.
  • HIT technology means there is a reduction in electron recombination loss, reduction in optical loss and minimizing resistance loss.

Click here to read the full story on Electrek

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