Panasonic Industry introduces new Amortonindoor solar cell series


Thinner electrodes and increased layer thickness enable technology breakthroughs

Panasonic’shydrogenated amorphous silicon (a-Si:H) solar cells, known as Amorton,have a great track record for powering indoor and outdoor applications like IoT devices, watches, sensornodes, asset trackers, or remote controls. Amortoncan harvest energy reliably and sustainably even in low light and artificial light environments.

Now Panasonicintroduces its latest Amorton solar cell series: Named AMG-1401Cand AMG-1701C, the new products benefit from a nearly perfect black-reflectivesurface and much higher efficiency (+20%). These breakthroughshave been made possible thanks to an optimized production process, which significantly increased the active area compared to the previous generation. The result is a20% increase in efficiency, making the new AMG-series one of the most efficient indoor amorphous solar cells on the market today. The AMG-1401C and AMG-1701C, which are based on glass substrates, are 1.1mm thin, generate approx. 8uW/cm2 at 200lux per active area.

The external dimensions are only slightly larger than the active area, which means the space and material consumption in the final application can be optimized. The AMG-1401C with external dimensions of 41.4mm x 26.1mm generates a maximum of 77.8uW at 200 lux. The cell voltage is 2.2V, which means it can be combined with many power management ICs available in the market.

The AMG-1401C and AMG-1701CAmorton solar cells arevisually appealing, highly efficient and cost optimized, ideal for many different energy harvesting applications.

“We are excited to introduce the new indoorAmortonsolar cell series, as it sets new standards and represents a significant advancement in amorphous silicon solar cell technology,” saysRobert Spiegler, Lead Product Manager Solution Business at Panasonic Industry. “Our extensive experience in R&Das well as production processes has enabled us to create new solar cells that exceed expectations in both appearance and performance.In addition, solar cells for small electronic devices can be manufactured according to customer requirements, even with transparent surfaces, for example if there is a display behind them.”

With the Amorton Solar Cell, Panasonic continues its commitment to sustainability and innovation, driving the evolution of solar energy solutions for a brighter future.

For more information, please visit Amorphous Solar Cells

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