Amorton is an integrated-type amorphous silicon solar cell with a new structural configuration. It can be used to produce custom-made products in any shape without difficulty.
The development of the solar cell is progressing with rapid speed. As a new energy tool which can effectively harness the amazing power of sunlight, solar cells have the potential to replace fossil fuels as our main means of power generation. Solar energy is both a clean and inexhaustible resource, and it can be used to produce electricity wherever and whenever sunlight is available. Of these technologies, amorphous silicon solar cells have many strengths that surpass those of the earlier crystalline silicon solar cells. In addition, they require little energy to manufacture and use less raw materials, and thus are truly environmentally friendly devices. This technology also allows larger area cells to be manufactured and can take advantage of the flexibility of thin film materials, and they have already been used in a wide range of applications. SANYO was one of the first companies to focus on amorphous silicon solar cells, and developed and is now mass producing the Amorton integrated type amorphous silicon solar cells that feature a new device structure.