At RE+ 2022 Panasonic Introduces New Solar Panels with More Power in Smaller Size, Plus Expanded Solar Tech Options
ANAHEIM, CA – Today at RE+ 2022, Panasonic Eco Systems North America, a Division of Panasonic Corporation of North America, unveiled two new lines of all-black compact EverVolt® solar modules, developed with performance, accessibility, flexibility and pleasing aesthetics in mind. The new 430W/420W HK Black Series panels, with half-cut cells and heterojunction technology with gapless connections, offer the most powerful modules in the company’s portfolio. Adding to Panasonic’s suite of modules made with Passivated Emitter and Rear Contact (PERC) technology, the new 400W/390W VK Black Series modules provide eco-conscious homeowners with a greater range of solar options at a more accessible price point. The EverVolt 430W/420W HK Black Series and 400W/390W VK Black Series modules will be displayed alongside EverVolt ESS 2.0 in the Panasonic booth 1438.
The 430W and 420W EverVolt HK Black Series modules have efficiency ratings of 22.2 percent and 21.7 percent, respectively, allowing homeowners to utilize high levels of power production while using less roof space. Homeowners can benefit from greater energy production throughout the day, including on the hottest days in the warmest climates, due to the modules’ industry-leading temperature coefficient of 0.26%/°C. With one of the industry’s lowest annual degradation rates, the Panasonic panels are expected to provide power output of at least 92 percent in the 25th year after installation.
Panasonic’s new 400W/390W VK Black Series modules, made with half-cut cells and PERC technology, have module efficiency of 20.5 percent and 20 percent, respectively, and power output of at least 84.8 percent after 25 years.
"Recent news that homeowners will be able to take advantage of the Solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC), is making solar and battery storage an increasingly attractive investment. With over 40 years’ experience in the solar industry and more than a century of innovation, Panasonic is well-positioned to be a long-term partner to eco-conscious homeowners, whether they are considering solar solutions for the first time or looking to upgrade their current system.” said Mukesh Sethi, Director of Solar and Energy Storage at Panasonic Eco Systems North America. “We continue to develop and introduce to the market new solutions so that our valued installers are equipped with a wide array of wattage, sizes, and price options to grow their business and meet the diverse needs of consumers who rely on their expertise.”
Both new models are covered under Panasonic’s EverVolt AllGuard All System Warranty when purchased with EverVolt ESS 2.0, which covers solar panels and battery storage when bundled together. The EverVolt AllGuard All System Warranty covers product performance and labor across all major system components, including 25 years1 of coverage for Panasonic solar panels; 25 years1 for the racking system; 10 years2 for the inverter and 10 years2 for Panasonic EverVolt® 2.0 ESS.
If purchased independently of EverVolt ESS 2.0, the modules are covered under Panasonic’s Triple Guard and AllGuard warranties. More about additional warranty options can be found here.
Both module series will be available Spring 2023. EverVolt ESS 2.0 will begin shipping in January 2023. For more information on EverVolt solar energy solutions, visit: https://na.panasonic.com/us/evervolt
1. Must be installed by a Panasonic authorized solar installer.
2. Must be installed by a Panasonic Certified EverVolt storage installer.
About Panasonic Corporation of North America
Newark, NJ-based Panasonic Corporation of North America is a leading provider of Consumer Lifestyle technologies, as well as innovative Smart Mobility, Sustainable Energy, Immersive Experiences, and Integrated Supply Chain solutions. The company is the principal North American subsidiary of Osaka, Japan-based Panasonic Holdings Corporation. One of Interbrand’s Top 100 Best Global Brands of 2021, Panasonic is a leading technology partner and integrator to businesses, government agencies and consumers across the region. Learn more about Panasonic’s ideas and innovations at na.panasonic.com/us.
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