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Panasonic Hits 2 Decade Milestone For Solar HIT Modules

Originally published on CleanTechnica by James Ayre Panasonic’s solar photovoltaic HIT module production tech will pass the 20-year milestone this year, according to an email Panasonic sent to CleanTechnica. The company first debuted its patented, high-efficiency photovoltaic module back in 1997 and has since produced more than 18 million HIT modules. These solar photovoltaic modules make […]

February 14th

3 Ways Donald Trump’s Climate Approach Is A US Economic Disaster

Originally published on CleanTechnica by Zachary Shahan To be fair, we don’t yet know what Donald Trump’s precise climate approach will be, but it seems all but guaranteed that he will slow and obstruct climate action and will do a “great deal” to increase pollution and CO2 emissions from the out-of-date oil, coal, and gas industries. This is idiotic not […]

February 12th

Do Panasonic & SolarCity Announcements Herald Beginning Of Solar Without Subsidies?

Originally published on The Handleman Post. By Clayton Handleman Not so long ago, Sunpower’s 20+% efficiency modules were seen as high end niche products. Last week SolarCity announced that it had leapfrogged that benchmark with its 22% modules currently rolling off of its 100 MW lines and soon to be rolling off its 1 GW […]

October 12th

Indonesia’s Solar Lantern Zoo Cuts Out The Darkness

Originally published on With a population of about 700 people, the village of Sone in West Timor, Indonesia, is famous throughout the region for its production of beautiful, traditional fabrics. Located close to a mountain summit, Sone is completely off the electricity grid. With the hope of learning about the challenges of living in […]

June 4th

Panasonic N285 Solar Module Launching In European Market

Panasonic recently announced the launch of its high-efficiency N285 solar module into the European market, with an official presentation at the currently ongoing Ecobuild show in London (March 3–5, stand S4154). The announcement of the release of the “industry-leading” product from Panasonic Electric Works Europe isn’t in any way surprising, as the N285 solar module […]

March 5th

Panasonic HIT Solar Cell Sets World Efficiency Record

Panasonic has a long history of breaking solar efficiency records. The company recently announced that it has broken an efficiency record again. Its HIT solar cell has achieved a conversion efficiency of 25.6%, a new world record and “a major increase over the previous world record for crystalline silicon-based solar cells,” as Panasonic notes. Notably, that […]

April 19th