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WORLD'S MOST EFFECTIVE SOLAR PANEL RELEASED

09-10-2015
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The solar revolution is on, just weeks ago Elon Musk backed company, SolarCity had announced that they had created the most effective solar panel in the world with a PV module achieving a 22.04% module level efficiency.

Recently however, Panasonic Eco Solutions have broke the record again with a 22.5% module efficiency on a commercial-sized prototype module, verified by the Japanese National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology.

"This new record on module-level efficiency adds to the 25.6 efficiency record achieved last year at cell-level. The new panel efficiency record demonstrates once again Panasonic's...ongoing commitment to move the needle in advanced solar technology," Daniel Roca, senior business developer at Panasonic Eco Solutions Europe, said in a statement.

The prototype uses a 72 cell, 270-watt prototype that uses thin-layer solar cell, unlike Solarcity that uses standard solar cell.

Panasonic has also announced the launch of its new HIT N330 module, a 96-cell, 330W panel which features 19.7% module-level efficiency and claims to deliver 27% more peak-power compared to mainstream 260W multicrystalline modules.

Panasonic is planning to release the commercial version in 2016.

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