Panasonic Marketing Middle East and Africa (PMMAF) showcased its trademark high-efficiency solar solutions at the recently held Middle East Electricity (MEE) 2017, region’s largest power exhibition, in Dubai, UAE.
The main highlight at the Panasonic’s solar solutions corner was the HIT solar module, which achieved the world record for highest efficiency of 25.6 per cent in 2014. The Panasonic HIT is an ideal solution for power generation on a variety of application both for residences and commercial buildings, the company said in a release.
In addition to HIT N330/N325 Powerful model, the Japanese manufacturer is also showcasing HIT N245/N240 Slim and HIT Double models. Panasonic HIT 330 is one of the most efficient solar panels in the world, and offers more power generation per sq m than conventional solar panels. It uses a unique heterojunction cell structure composed of monocrystalline and amorphous silicon layers to maximise the efficiency of each solar cell.
Unlike conventional cells, solar cells used in HIT convert a higher percentage of the sunlight into electrical energy, in other words, the conversion efficiency is higher. This allows HIT technology to consistently offer the most value to consumers, and this technology has changed how the solar industry views high-efficiency panels, it said.
Besides these features, Panasonic HIT has a unique structure that allows it to have the lowest temperature coefficient (-0.29 per cent), which aids them to maintain high performance even in hot temperatures, and allows the panels to produce more energy even in hot climate, it added.
Tatsuya Kumazawa, sales director – Panasonic Eco Solutions Middle East & Africa, said: “Solar energy is gaining substantial new interest and investment from governments in the region, and is poised to grow further. The technology is nearing a point, where its costs have come down to compete with the traditional energy technologies, which offer opportunities in the sector for solution providers like us. Panasonic has been a forerunner in efficient solar solutions for over four decades, and we can bring value-growth to the sector with the experience gained from the successful projects such as Fujisawa Sustainable Town.”
Panasonic has manufactured N330 solar panels using state-of-the-art techniques to perform at high temperatures with minimal degradation on quality or efficiency. Panasonic’s robust manufacturing process also provides installers and consumers additional value through a workmanship warranty of 10 years, and power output warranty of 25 years.
TO BRING TRANSPARENT SCREEN TO MARKET
Panasonic Corporation will begin sales of its high image contrast transparent screen that enables the use of glass, such as shop windows, as digital signage on March 22.
This product will include XC-CSG01G, a unique glass comprising a high contrast light control film placed in between 2 sheets of glass, which when voltage is applied changes from the screen mode to the transparent mode, as well as XC-CSC01G-A1, a control box.
Images are projected (from the rear) onto the glass during the screen mode. The control box will synchronously operate the projector and the screen per the image content, and change the screen from transparent mode to screen mode. During the transparent mode, it will serve as a shop window showcasing products and exhibits, and during the screen mode it can reproduce high resolution images on the glass to introduce information about new products or about various campaigns during the sale season, helping transform the show window into an even more captivating environment.
Moreover, multiple screens may be combined to create one large screen, the company said.
The demand among stores, shopping malls, museums, hotels, airports, and tourist information centres for a captivating exhibition service using digital signage is on the rise. Panasonic has received many requests for a system that would be capable of displaying high resolution images as digital signage and blend into the exhibition environment when not in use to create an alluring environment, the company said.
Panasonic applied the wealth of high resolution technologies it has fostered in the development of TVs and displays to create a transparent screen that could use the glass window as high resolution signage and provide a clear view of products and exhibits behind the glass when not in use as a screen, it added.