With a CIGS (copper, indium, gallium and selenium) thin-film production capacity of 27.5MW after initiating production in 2007, Honda Soltec has until now remained focused on the Japanese domestic market. However, the company has reported that it is marketing two new residential-use modules with maximum outputs of 120W and 130W and conversion efficiencies of 11.6%, claiming the highest figures among CIGS-based solar cells being sold in Japan.
Before the new addition, Honda Soltec’s product lineup included two types of residential-use solar cell modules with maximum output of 125W and 115W, respectively, and one type of power conditioner with a rated output of 4.0kW.
As a result of the new modules, a large-capacity power conditioner with rated output of 5.5 kW has also been introduced.
Honda Soltec claims it has approximately 2,250 residential installations in Japan and approximately 120 commercial installations.
Citing continued demand, it will expand sales of its CIGS modules overseas.