Energy Matters have announced a partnership with Sanyo for the distribution of Sanyo's 205 Watt HIT (Heterojunction with Intrinsic Thin layer) Solar Panel. The 205 Watt HIT Solar Panel is a hybrid solar module designed specifically for grid connect solar power systems.
Max Sylvester, Spokesman, Energy Matters said that the Sanyo HIT panel is a combination of a monocrystalline structure and an amorphous layer. According to Max Sylvester, until recently, the choices available in the Australian market were either a polycrystalline/monocrystalline panel, or a thin film amorphous module; each having their own strengths. The Sanyo HIT brings the monocrystalline and thin film technologies into one module. It is a small, efficient panel with a low temperature coefficient.
Through a generous arrangement with Sanyo, Energy Matters are also currently offering the HIT module. The Sanyo HIT (Heterojunction with Intrinsic Thin layer) solar module is constructed of a thin monocrystalline silicon wafer encased in ultra-thin amorphous silicon layers. This results in several advantages according to documentation from Sanyo, such as high performance at high temperatures when compared to high performing conventional silicon solar cells.
Sanyo states cell efficiency of up to 20.2% and an overall module efficiency of over 17.7%. The smaller footprint of the Sanyo HIT solar module also allows for the installation of more capacity within a limited area while being environmentally friendly through the use of less silicon material.