| ||company: Helios Technology|
product: Minikit solar panel
company: Helios Technology was established in 1981 and is currently the oldest European manufacturer of solar cells, modules and photovoltaic system components. Twenty years of manufacturing experience and successful market development find their roots in Helios Technology’s continuous effort in R&D as well as technology enhancement geared to striking a balance between new cell efficiency goals and reduction in manufacturing costs, thus focusing R&D not only on improvements in cells energy efficiency but also on innovative manufacturing processes. This approach has been proven successful by the various manufacturing units and joint ventures that Helios has established worldwide.
Helios Technology has made its know-how available the developing countries, distinguishing itself for its valuable work. Among others, it has participated in development of the Rural Hospital in Tanzania (CAST), vaccine refrigerators in Kenya (UNICEF) and in Syria (UN FAO), rural electrification in Sudan, South Africa and Indonesia, water pumping systems in Ethiopia (UNICEF, PV) and Morocco, and health centre buildings in Guinea (Ministry of Rural Health).
cells energy system: a photovoltaic cell (PV cell) is a specialised semiconductor diode that converts visible light into direct current (DC). Some PV cells can also convert infrared (IR) or ultraviolet (UV) radiation into DC electricity. Photovoltaic cells are an integral part of solar-electric energy systems, which are becoming increasingly more important as alternative sources of utility power.
product: among the cells energy system devices produced by this company, Minikit is a solar system particularly suitable to the lighting of isolated houses. The luminous intensity of each lamp corresponds to that of a 40W incandescent bulb. The system is easy to install, provides free household energy, and has an extremely long duration - an average of 25 years for the module. It is light and easy to transport and needs no maintenance.