JAPAN | Japan to help create standards for solar cells

Posted on August 12, 2011


JAPAN | NHK | 12 August 2011

Japanese research institutes and businesses will set up a facility in western Japan to create international standards on the efficiency of solar cells.

Amid growing attention to solar power as a renewable energy source, Chinese and Taiwanese firms are rapidly expanding production to increase their share of the international market.

Against this background, Japan’s electrical appliance inspection institution and a public research body have decided to collaborate with solar cell parts producers to establish an experiment facility in Setouchi City, Okayama Prefecture as early as this fiscal year.

The facility will test 4 types of solar cells to assess how they will perform if used for a long period.

The results will be a resource to create international standards for the efficiency of solar batteries.

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