Panasonic releases three new modules to HIT lineup (all-black look)

Panasonic Eco Solutions North America introduced three new photovoltaic module HIT: the N320K, N315K and N310K. These new models are able to produce 320, 315, and 310 watts of power, respectively, and are a continuation of Panasonic’s line of high-efficiency residential solar panels. Boasting module efficiency of 19.1% with a sleek all-black appearance, the panels are a perfect fit for most any residential setting.

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The new black panels are backed by Panasonic’s track record as an industry leader in reliability within the renewable energy field. Designed to offer optimal efficiency and stylish aesthetics, the HIT N320K, N315K and N310K photovoltaic modules will blend in seamlessly with most rooftops and begin cutting electricity bills for customers from the moment that they’re installed and start to operate.

“Panasonic has been innovating and reimagining the amorphous silicon cell since we pioneered the technology over forty years ago,” said Dan Silver, President, Panasonic Eco Solutions North America. “This addition to our industry-leading line of solar panels is the latest improvement in our array of renewable energy products. The new black panels combine the engineering expertise and high efficiency Panasonic is known for with an attractive but inconspicuous design that will yield huge savings for consumers.”

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The N320K produces 23 percent more power for consumers than traditional panels, and feature the highest level of efficiency among other black panels available in the market today. These new all-black solar panels are designed to maintain optimal performance even in high temperatures and vastly increase savings for the consumer.

Panasonic’s trademark amorphous silicon layers and pyramid cell structure allow for the panel to absorb light at multiple angles so that the panel is maximizing generation at all times of the day. The unique water drainage frame quickly removes water from the panel and prevents the buildup of any serious precipitation.

Panasonic’s robust manufacturing process also provides installers and consumers additional value through an extended product warranty of 15 years. Panasonic’s test criteria are among the highest in the in the industry, ensuring long-term safe operation over many years.

— Solar Builder magazine

Solaria PowerXT high-efficiency modules now available via Fortune Energy

solariaSolaria Corp. sent word that its Solaria PowerXT residential and commercial solar modules are now being distributed by Fortune Energy, a wholesale distributor of renewable energy products based in Sacramento, Calif. (with additional offices in Southern CA, Massachusetts and Hawaii).

“Solaria PowerXT modules deliver outstanding efficiency and superior aesthetics,” said Helen He, vice president of products, Fortune Energy. “Their technology value proposition –20% more power production– is a compelling one.”

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Solaria’s sleek, high-efficiency PowerXT 320/330Wp module is one of the industry’s most reliable and bankable solar products. Its advanced cell interconnect and module production processes significantly boost power generation while eliminating reliability challenges that can reduce conventional PV modules’ long-term performance. Not only does Solaria PowerXT accelerate the payback period and double installers’ profits – it’s an aesthetically superior product that helps make solar an attractive investment from both an appearance and performance perspective.”

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“We’re delighted to be partnering with Fortune Energy to bring high-efficiency Solaria PowerXT modules to homeowners seeking to transform their properties into on-site power plants. Like us, Fortune Energy is committed to providing excellent ROI and outstanding customer service,” noted Solaria CEO, Suvi Sharma. “Solaria PowerXT modules deliver tremendous value to installers and homeowners when it comes to reducing system costs, enabling customers to achieve peak performance and profitability.”

— Solar Builder magazine

Panasonic bumps product guarantee for HIT series solar modules to 25 years

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Panasonic, a global manufacturer of high-efficiency solar modules, will deliver significantly greater quality assurance to customers with a new 25-year product guarantee for its solar module HIT series.

The news represents a 10-year upgrade on Panasonic’s previous product guarantee of 15 years and applies to all HIT modules installed from 2017. As part of the guarantee extension, Panasonic is introducing an online customer signup procedure, allowing Panasonic to provide customers with a personalized guarantee certificate for their specific installation and solar system characteristics.

“Today’s 25-year product guarantee announcement delivers on our commitment to manufacture and supply solar modules of the highest reliability and quality for our growing European customer base,” stated Daniel Roca, Senior Business Developer at Panasonic. “Since introducing HIT in 1997, the product has forged a reputation of excellent reliability and quality manufacturing standards. This guarantee extension consolidates this reputation, providing European installers and consumers with full confidence and peace of mind when installing our high performance modules in their solar systems.”

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The extension comes during a milestone year for Panasonic who are celebrating 20 years manufacturing solar module HIT. Since launching the high performance solar module series, the company has supplied over 1 billion cells worldwide and 18 million modules, providing consumers, businesses and institutions with clean, reliable solar energy.

— Solar Builder magazine

Energy Department Accelerates Lighting Initiatives

The Energy Department has announced more than $7 million for three innovative lighting projects at companies in California, Michigan and North Carolina that aim to lower the cost of manufacturing high-efficiency solid-state lighting (SSL) technologies like light-emitting diodes (LEDs) and organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs).