Home, Solar

Panasonic Improves on Output Temperature Coefficient for Solar Cells

Panasonic has achieved an output temperature coefficient of -0.258%/°C2 with its Panasonic HIT® (heterojunction solar cells).

The output temperature coefficient measures decrease in conversion efficiency with increase in temperature. The standard value for the coefficient is -0.50% /°C2 (0.5% decrease in efficiency with 1° rise in temperature).

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Mukesh Sethi, Group Manager, Solar Division, Panasonic Eco-Solutions North America, said “The Panasonic HIT® is proven to offer the very best value to consumers in the residential solar market, and this latest development will be a massive help in locations where extreme heat is a factor for consumers.”

Water, Grid, Home

$8.7 Bn Smart Water Metering Market by 2025 – Report

There will be a $8.70 bn smart water meter industry by 2025, according to a new Research and Markets report. The market will grow at a CAGR of about 8.8% in the next decade. The report contains main players, important developments, technological innovations, trends, and future strategies.


Titled “Global Smart Water Metering Market Analysis & Trends – Industry Forecast to 2025, “the report analyzes the market estimates and forecasts for all the given segments on global and regional levels. The study contains revenue estimations for 2015 and forecasts from 2016 till 2025.


Philips to Debut their New, Smart Air Purifier at International Home and Housewares Show   

Royal Philips will introduce a range of smart air purifiers and humidifiers at the 2017 International Home and Housewares Show in Chicago on March 18-21.

“Knowing that your air at home can have two to five times more allergens and pollutants than outdoor air, we came out with the Philips Air Purifiers and Humidifiers to encourage a better home environment with cleaner air,” stated Marketing Director for Philips New Categories Eline de Graaf.

The Philips Air Purifiers uses AeraSense technology to automatically monitor, react, and purify indoor air, capturing 99.97% of particles1. The device has a unique numerical index. The numerical display has a 1-12 rating for indoor air quality, where 1 means good air quality. There is also a color ring for visual cue, ranging from blue to red, where blue means good quality.  There is also a connected app that enables users to see both indoor and outdoor air quality, trends, control the purifier, etc.