Energy / Climate Change

November 20, 2009


Film-Type Solar Cell under Testing for Practical Application

Keywords: Environmental Technology Manufacturing industry Renewable Energy 

Fuji Electric Systems Co., a Japanese manufacturer of electric systems, announced on July 31, 2009, that its project focused on achieving a low-carbon society by using flexible film-type solar cells was selected as one the fiscal-2009 model projects to verify technological innovations and social systems for a low-carbon society. The model projects are funded by Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry. With support of the Kumamoto Techno Licensing Organization for project implementation, and cooperation from Kumamoto University, the company will be using film solar cells in various applications.

With the features of being light-weight, flexible, and hard-to-break, the film-type solar cells can be attached to building walls, rooftop arches, and eaves, or attached onto wires installed in a horizontal orientation above the ground. The installation methods take advantage of the cell's lightness and solar-tracking functions, and will be tested on-site at Kumamoto University and other major facilities in the prefecture.

Following the design and installation of the cell modules, from September 2009 through January 2010, the test data will be collected and analyzed.

Fuji Electronic Systems official website

Posted: 2009/11/20 06:00:15 AM


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