Panasonic begins discussions on collaboration with Tesla Motors in solar cell and PV module production

With industry-leading conversion efficiency and excellent temperature coefficient characteristics, Panasonic's HIT achieves high power generation even in a limited space, the company notes
With industry-leading conversion efficiency and excellent temperature coefficient characteristics, Panasonic's HIT achieves high power generation even in a limited space, the company notes

Panasonic Corporation (Osaka, Japan) announced it begins discussions on collaboration with Tesla Motors (Palo Alto, California, U.S.) in solar photovoltaic (PV) cell and module production.

On October 17th, 2016 Panasonic has signed a non-binding letter of intent with Tesla to discuss about possible collaboration on the production of solar cells and PV modules for the North American market at a factory in Buffalo, New York, under the umbrella of Tesla.

Panasonic will look at a collaboration that utilizes the strengths of both companies, creating a synergy between Panasonic's technological and manufacturing expertise in PV cells and modules and Tesla's strong sales capacity, reads the press release.

Panasonic produces and sells its HIT PV modules with unique silicon heterojunction structure composed of crystalline silicon substrate and amorphous silicon layers.

Panasonic is one of the few vertically-integrated PV manufacturers in the world, with in-house production of ingots, solar cells and PV modules to inverters.

 

2016-10-26 | Courtesy: Panasonic | solarserver.com © Heindl Server GmbH

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