Kaneka Solar Panels started research in thin-film solar cell development in 1980. Kaneka Corporation is based in Osaka, Japan and its US office was established in Texas in 2009.
Kaneka’s factory in Toyooka (Hyogo prefecture) Japan, has capacity of 120MW per year and produces two types of solar cells: amorphous silicon and hybrid silicon. Company has been specializing in thin-film silicon research and production technology.
There is also a hybrid combination of those two cell types for which Kaneka Solar Panels became famous in the first place.
|Model #||Panel Type||Watts||Peak Volts||Min Buy Qty||$ Per Panel||$ Per Watt||Panel|
|Kaneka||GSA 60||Amorphous Si||60||92.0||4||72.00||1.20||Sun Electronics|
|Kaneka||GSA 60||Amorphous Si||60||92.0||25||82.20||1.37||Affordable Solar|
|Kaneka||GSA 60||Amorphous Si||60||92.0||20||115.00||1.92||Alter Systems|
|Kaneka||GSA 60||Amorphous Si||60||92.0||1||120.00||2.00||AltE Store|
|Kaneka||U-SA110||Hybrid Si||110||92.0||20||249.95||2.27||Aten Solar|
Kaneka Solar Flagship Product
Their most sold products are tandem microcrystalline and amorphous silicon cells, including thin-film see-through panels also called “Transparent PhotoVoltaic Glass”.
The hybrid silicon solar cell is a tandem junction cell with a micro-crystalline thin-film layer and a thin-film amorphous layer. The cell produces over 40% more power then a standard amorphous silicon solar cell, which makes it ideal for use on rooftops with limited space. Thin-film cell is shadow tolerant, and excellent for use in low angle installations.