February 10 (Renewables Now) - Panasonic Corporation (TYO:6752) has record high conversion efficiency of 16.09% for a perovskite solar module, manufactured using lightweight technology with a glass substrate and an inkjet printing-based, large-area coating method.
The Japanese electronics maker has been working on the solar panel as part of a project of the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO). The module has an aperture area of 802 sq cm, it is 30 cm long and 30 cm wide, with a thickness of 2 mm.
According to Panasonic, the panel can generate power highly efficiently at locations where conventional solar panels were difficult to install, such as facades.
NEDO and Panasonic’s goal is to achieve high efficiency comparable to that of crystalline silicon solar cells and pursue a reduction of the manufacturing cost to JPY 15 (USD 0.137/EUR 0.125) per watt.
(JPY 100 = USD 0.911/EUR 0.832)