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Sanyo Panasonic 215 Watt Solar Panel HIP-215NKHA5

  • 215 Watt Peak Output
  • Cell Efficiency: 19.3%
  • Module Efficiency: 17.1%
  • 5 Year Workmanship Warranty, 20 Year Power Output
  • Hybrid mono crystalline silicon with amorphous silicon layers
  • Perfect for high-power grid-tie and high-power battery charging using a MPPT charge controller.

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For Commercial and Home Grid-Tie Solar Systems

High Efficiency
HIT® Power solar panels are leaders in sunlight conversion efficiency. Obtain maximum power within a fixed amount of space. Save money using fewer system attachments and racking materials, and reduce costs by spending less time installing per watt.

Power Guarantee
SANYO's power ratings for HIT Power panels guarantee customers receive 100% of the nameplate rated power (or more) at the time of purchase, enabling owners to generate more kWh per rated watt, quicken investment returns, and help realize complete customer satisfaction.

Temperature Performance
As temperatures rise, HIT Power solar panels produce 10% or more electricity (kWh) than conventional crystalline silicon solar panels at the same temperature.

Proprietary Technology
HIT solar cells are hybrids of single crystalline silicon surrounded by ultra-thin amorphous silicon layers, and are available solely from SANYO. HIT Power models are ideal for grid-connected solar systems, areas with performance based incentives, and renewable energy credits.

Structural Strength
HIT Power panels have a double-wall black anodized aluminum frame for extra strength, and are tested to 60PSF. The panels come pre-equipped with a touchsafe junction box, USE-2 outdoor rated cables, MC4™ locking connectors, and are UL 1703 safety rated for wind, hail, and fire.

Valuable Features
HIT Power solar panels operate silently, have no moving parts and are among the lightest per watt in the industry. Unique eco-packaging minimizes cardboard waste at the job site. The packing density of the panels reduces transportation, fuel, and storage costs per installed watt.

Quality Products
SANYO silicon wafers located inside HIT solar panels are made in California, USA, and the panels are assembled in an ISO 9001 (quality), 14001 (environment), and 18001 (safety) certified factory. The panels have a Limited 20-Year Power Output and 5-Year Product Workmanship Warranty.

*HIT stands for Heterojunction with Intrisic Thin Layer. Supported by the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) in Japan. Specifications, product design, and information on this website are subject to change without notice.

Model Rating Description Price


215 Watts

Model: HIP-215NKHA5
Type: HIT Monocrystalline
Connection: No. 12 AWG MC4 Cable
with locking connectors. 24.8" cable length
Frame: Black anodized aluminum with tempered glass
Peak Power: 215 watts
PTC Rating: 194.8 watts
Warranty: 5 Years Workmanship,
20 Years Power Output


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About HIT Technology

The SANYO HIT (Heterojunction with Intrinsic Thin layer) solar cell is composed of a single thin crystalline silicon wafer surrounded by ultra-thin amorphous silicon layers. This product provides industry-leading performance and value using state-of-the-art manufacturing techniques.

Crystalline silicon solar cell and HIT solar cell structure comparison
High output produced by minimizing power generation losses in the non-regular grid area on the solar cell surface.

HIT solar cells improve boundary characteristics and reduce power generation losses by forming impurity-free i-type amorphous silicon layers between the crystalline base and p- and n-type amorphous silicon layers.

Crystalline Silicon Solar Cell and HIT Solar Cell Structure Comparison

Sanyo HIP-215NKHA5 Advantage - More capacity in limited

Sanyo HIP-215NKHA5 Advantage - High performance a high temprature

Sanyo HIP-215NKHA5 Advantage - More generation power

News Release

SANYO Introduces New HIT Power® N Series Solar Panels

Dallas, Tx. - March 18, 2009

SANYO Electric Co., Ltd. (SANYO)

The new series features the latest technological improvements including higher module output, lower voltage, space savings and lower installation costs that make the HIT Power® N Series the most efficient and competitive cost per kWh panels in the solar market today. The HIT Power® N Series solar panels will be available in North America from SANYO's authorized representatives, including SunWize Technologies, Conergy and Focused Energy from April.

Today's announcement for the HIT Power® N Series coincides with the inauguration of SANYO's newest and most high-tech module production facility. SANYO, as announced in October 2008, is expanding its Monterrey, Mexico facility, providing up to 50MW in production capacity, more than double the current output amount.

HIT® stands for Heterojunction with Intrinsic Thin-layer. HIT® solar cells developed by SANYO are hybrid solar cells composed of single crystalline silicon wafers surrounded by ultra-thin amorphous silicon layers. The unique structure minimizes defects within the p/n junction of the cell, producing highly efficient cells capable of achieving up to 17.1% module efficiency while producing more power even at higher temperatures. Using HIT Power® N Series solar panels allows maximum power generation per square foot, reducing the number of panels needed. The improved technology also features a higher output range (205 - 215W) and lower voltage (Vpm: 40.7-42.0V) – which means up to 60% more capacity per string and fewer parallel connections, cutting total installation costs. Each HIT Power® N module contains 72 cells that are 5" x 5" (125mm²), compared to HIT Power® B modules which contain 96 cells that are 4" x 4" (104mm²).

HIT® cells offer superior temperature characteristics compared to conventional crystalline silicon cells. The result is 10% - (or more) - energy produced at higher temperatures compared to standard silicon-based solar panels. All HIT Power® N Series solar panels guarantee customers receive 100% of the nameplate rated power (or more) at the time of purchase. With more kWh per rated watt, SANYO's HIT Power® N Series solar panels quicken return on investment and are ideal for areas with performance-based incentives and renewable energy credits.

The HIT Power® N series will complement the successful HIT Power® B series, which was launched in June of 2008. Like the HIT Power® B Series, HIT Power ® N series modules have enhanced materials for higher heat performance. Also, the HIT Power® B series and HIT Power® N series have similar frame structures and pre-drilled grounding and mounting holes for easy installation. The HIT Power® N series is unique, however, in its cell design and configuration.

Summary of SANYO's HIT Power® N series new features:
- Higher module output
- Lower voltage
- Space savings
- Lower installation costs
- Superior performance in hot temperature areas
- Easier installation
- Dual ground hole options
- MC4 locking connectors for added safety
- USE2 cables with more insulation for added safety
- Frame height permitting interchangeable clips
- Static load rating of 60 PSF

SANYO's HIT Power® N series solar panels operate silently and have no moving parts, making them among the lightest per watt in the industry. Unique eco-packaging minimizes cardboard packaging waste. In addition, the packing density of the HIT Power® N Series solar panels helps reduce transportation, fuel and storage costs per installed watt. The silicon wafers inside HIT Power® N Series solar panels are made in California, and then assembled in Mexico at SANYO's certified factory – ISO 9001, 14001 and 18001. For more information on SANYO's HIT Power® solar panels, please visit:

About Sanyo Solar About Sanyo Solar

Sanyo's solar division was established in 1976 in Carson, California.

Working toward a better future for humankind, Solec creates products that convert the sun's energy into electric power.

Since 1967 Solec solar electric modules have been used worldwide in urban and remote locations. From major metropolitan areas to small villages, Solec's cost effective modules work dependably and efficiently.

In 1994, Solec combined forces with SANYO Electric, Japan. Both companies share a commitment to excellence and making strides toward improvements in the solar energy industry. These are exemplified by the numerous patents held by the companies and proprietary advances that have been made. Further, in our efforts to manufacture a superior product, Solec's modern equipment uses high quality materials.

Solec was a pioneer in developing major improvements in crystalline silicon photovoltaic (PV) technology. Today many high-power PV applications utilize crystalline silicon single crystal cells and photovoltaic modules.

In 1997, SANYO introduced a product called HIT Power 21™ (Heterojunction with Intrinsic Thin layer). This 21st century hybrid product combines the single crystalline cell with amorphous silicon. The result has been astounding. The HIT™ cells have the capability of achieving an incredible 20% efficiency rating in laboratory conditions.

Solec continues to find ways to harness the energy of sun to provide alternative energy. Their goal is to preserve our environment by bringing the sun down to earth.