Friday, May 31, 2024

Panasonic introduces 410W EverVolt solar panels with 22.2% efficiency

Japanese electronics manufacturer Panasonic introduced two new series of EverVolt solar modules to its portfolio of high-performing residential solar solutions, including the new 410W/400W H Series panels made with half-cut cells and heterojunction technology with gapless connections, and the 370W/360W PK Black Series modules, which are Panasonic‘s first panels made with PERC technology.

The new 410W/400W EverVolt H Series modules are comprised of 66 half-cut cells and feature a power output ranging from 400 to 410 W. With efficiency ratings of 22.2% and 21.6%, respectively, homeowners can enjoy high levels of power production while using less roof space.

Homeowners can also benefit from a temperature coefficient of -0.26% per degree Celsius, which enables greater energy production throughout the day, even on the hottest days in the warmest climates. The manufacturer offers a 25-year product guarantee and a 25-year power output guarantee. The panels are said to be able to operate at 92% of their original performance at the end of the guarantee period.

Panasonic’s new 370W/360W PK Black Series modules, made with 60 half-cut cells and Passivated Emitter and Rear Contact (PERC) technology, have module efficiency of 20.3% and 19.7%, respectively, and guarantee power output of at least 86% in the 25th year after installation. The sleek, all-black compact panels are made with both flexibility and aesthetics in mind to provide a greater range of solar options for eco-conscious homeowners.

“More homeowners than ever are interested in going solar, so offering a wide array of wattage, size, and price options are essential to staying 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 experience in the solar industry and more than a century of experience in innovation, but we are more energized now than ever about the future of residential solar solutions we bring to the industry.”

Furthermore, the company also announced enhancements to its new EverVolt 2.0 residential battery, unveiled in November. New features include a gateway system that simplifies installation by consolidating all necessary components at a single control and access point and a new app for homeowners that provides visibility into the entire energy system and enables convenient management of both solar and storage. EverVolt 2.0 will begin shipping in April, while both module series will be available in the second quarter of 2022.