Kyocera is getting ready to present two brand new solar photovoltaic panels at the end of this month at Intersolar 2009 in Munich, Germany.The KD185GH-2PU and the frameless FD135GH-2P polycrystalline solarpanels are composed of "high performance" solar cells which hasefficiencies of up to 16%. Higher efficiency solar panels means youwill be able to harvest more kWh (kilowatt-hours) of electricity peryear. The KD185GH-2PU has a 48 cell configuration with an output of 185watts.
The frameless FD135GH-2P has 36 solar cells with anoutput of 135 watts. Framless solar panels are used for buildingintegrated photovoltaics (BIPV), which is a technique to install solarpanels that become the facade of a building, BIPV has a very appealingaesthetics value that some people prefer over generating more watts persquare foot.
The great part about Kyocera solar panels is theirwarranty, the company has been in business for 50 years and has neverhas recorded a financial loss. They are a diversified business whichmeans their warranty holds a lot of weight. There are a lot of newcompanies manufacturing solar panels today that are offering warrantieson their solar panels of 20 years or more but as a consumer you have toask, "how long will they be in business" At least with Kyocera solarpanels, the chances of the company being around in the future aregreater.