Honda Soltec Rolls Out Two Residential-Use Solar Cell Modules of 130w and 120w Output

August 6, 2010 / No Comments

Two residential-use solar cell modules that boast of a maximum output of 130W and 120W respectively have been rolled out of the Honda Soltec stables for the Japanese market. The company, a wholly-owned arm of Honda, also said it has unveiled a power conditioner with rated output of 5.5kW.
honda solar module Honda Soltec Rolls Out Two Residential Use Solar Cell Modules of 130w and 120w Output

The new solar cells make use of thin film made from a compound of copper, indium, gallium and selenium (CIGS), so as to be environmentally responsible both in the manufacturing process and in use. The new residential-use solar cell module with maximum output of 130W are said to return solar energy conversion efficiency of 11.6 per cent. This, incidentally, is the highest among CIGS-based solar cells currently being sold in Japan.
Going by statistics, Honda Soltec has already sold residential-use solar cell modules to approximately 2,250 homes through home builders and contractors. A slew of public and industrial-use solar cells have been installed at around 120 buildings.
It is being expected that the company might now mull over looking beyond Japan to sell its solar cell products.

(Via Fareastgizmos)