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Panasonic celebrates 20th anniversary of HIT mass production


January 24, 2017
By Anthony Capkun


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January 24, 2017 – Panasonic Eco Solutions North America is celebrating the 20th anniversary of HIT mass production that, the company says, “revolutionized the solar industry”.

“We are thrilled to have made such great strides to this point, but we know that there is much work still to be done, and we look forward to the continued growth of the HIT and the solar industry as a whole,” said Dan Silver, president, Panasonic Eco-Solutions Co.

High-efficiency solar panel HIT mass production uses a hetero-junction cell structure composed of mono-crystalline and amorphous silicon layers; according to Panasonic, this maximizes the efficiency of each solar cell. As the technology has improved over the years, the price of these panels has gone down, notes the company.