Panasonic expands solar choices for owners (PERC panel, hybrid inverter, beefed up spec sheets)

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By SB employees January 13, 2022 show profileEverVolt 2.0

Panasonic introduced two new series of EverVolt solar modules at Intersolar 2022, including the new 410W/400W H-Series modules, which are manufactured with half-cell and heterojunction technology with gapless connections, and the PK Black- 370W/360W series, the first modules Panasonic designed with PERC technology.

The company’s new 410W/400W EverVolt H-Series modules are the most powerful modules in its portfolio and consist of 66 half-cells. Energy efficiency scores of 22.2 percent and 21.6 percent mean homeowners can enjoy high energy production while using less roof space. The homeowner can also benefit from an industry-leading temperature coefficient of 0.26%/°C, enabling greater daytime energy production in even the hottest climates. With one of the lowest annual degradation rates in the industry, Panasonic guarantees at least 92 percent output power for the 25th year after installation.

Panasonic’s new 370W/360W PK Black Series modules, manufactured with 60 half-cells and Passivated Emitter and Rear Contact (PERC) technology, have module efficiency ratings of 20.3 percent and 19 .7 percent and guarantee an output power of at least 86 percent in the 25th year after installation. The sleek all-black compact panels have been manufactured with flexibility and aesthetics in mind to offer environmentally conscious homeowners a wider range of solar options.

Both new models are covered by Panasonic’s TripleGuard and AllGuard warranties. The TripleGuard Warranty covers product, performance and labor for 25 years when installed by a Panasonic Authorized, Premium or Elite installer and registered through the Panasonic website. The AllGuard Warranty provides homeowners with a Panasonic 25-year labor warranty on Enphase Micro inverters and Unirac or IronRidge racks in addition to the product warranty when purchased together from Panasonic.

“More homeowners than ever are interested in making the switch to solar, so offering a wide range of power, size and price options is imperative to remain competitive in the market,” said Mukesh Sethi, Director of Solar and Energy Storage at Panasonic Life Solutions Company of America. “Panasonic has more than 20 years of experience in the solar industry and more than a century of innovation, but we are now more excited than ever about the future of home solar solutions that we bring to the industry.”

Panasonic has also announced improvements to its new EverVolt 2.0 home battery, which launched in November 2021. New features include a gateway system that simplifies installation by consolidating all required components into a single point of control and access, and a new app for homeowners that provides insight into the battery of the entire energy system and enables convenient management of solar and storage.

The new EverVolt 2.0, Panasonic’s next generation solar energy battery storage system, builds on the advanced energy storage technology of the first generation and offers the following improvements, among others:

  • Continuous output of 7.6 kW off-grid and 9.6 kW with mains
  • Two energy storage capacities (17.1 kWh or 25.65 kWh usable capacity) per system
  • Can be AC ​​and DC coupled making it work with both new and existing solar energy systems
  • Consisting of two main components: the floor standing battery cabinet and a smart hybrid inverter with four MPPTs to track the maximum power point
  • Weatherproof design with an outdoor rating of IP55 (NEMA 3R)
  • A modular design that allows up to three systems to be stacked for more power and energy storage capacity
  • Multiple modes of operation including backup mode, residential mode, time-of-use mode and custom modes that can be set by the system owner

EverVolt 410W/400W H-Series and 370W/360W PK Black Series modules will be exhibited together with EverVolt 2.0 at Panasonic booth #838.

EverVolt 2.0 will be delivered from April, both module series will be available in the second quarter of 2022.

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