Kyocera Supplies Solar Modules For New Toyota Prius

Kyocera Corp. is supplying solar modules for the new Toyota Prius solar ventilation system, an optional feature for the hybrid car model introduced in Japan by Toyota Motor Corp.

The system ventilates the air inside of the car by using the electricity generated by the solar module on the rooftop to drive the fans while the car is parked during the daytime. This feature automatically moderates temperature rise inside of the vehicle even during hot seasons, Kyocera says.

For the production of this module, Kyocera has set up a dedicated production line with specialized manufacturing engineers to ensure thorough manufacturing control. The module averages 56 W of output and has a 16.5% conversion efficiency.

SOURCE: Kyocera Corp.


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