Upgraded High-Output Solar Panels from Mitsubishi Electric
By September 17th, 2009Thursday, September 17, 2009 11:36 on
Smaller is better. But not necessarily lesser. This seems to be the new strategy at Mitsubishi Electric. Recently they released ten new series of photovoltaic modules, five for Europe and the other five for the American/Asian region. The output for each solar panel range from 210W to 235W.
The solar cells, which comprise the panels, are lead-free and they come with four bus bars, instead of two, that older models used. The obvious result of increasing the bus bar was the lowering of the internal resistance of each solar cell, this in turn having the effect of heightening the output by 3%, compared to the last models.
Another performance of these new solar panels represent the increase of the number of solar cells per module, from 50 to 60 cells. By doing this upgrade they achieved adding to the module output power, 24% more power per module than the previous 190W series. Also, costs could be diminished because less modules will be required for building a whole solar system.
To enforce to the company’s statement as a reliable and safe equipment manufacturer, Mitsubishi Electric have added another layer to their former triple-layer junction box, a layer that can resist to extremely high temperatures and can inhibit the spreading of fire.
The new products will be available as from January, 2010.
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