Panasonic unveiled its new residential energy storage system, EverVolt, new products and enhancements, and other solar portfolio announcements today at Solar Power International 2019. The EverVolt features a modular design and is available in AC- and DC-coupled versions, offering a flexible solution optimized for homeowners’ energy needs and budgets. The home energy storage system enhances Panasonic’s full suite of home energy solutions, including its signature photovoltaic high-performance HIT portfolio.
The Panasonic-engineered storage system is compatible with any solar system or inverter and can be tailored to a homeowner’s individual needs. In addition to offering both the AC and DC coupled options, the system can be scaled down to as little as 5.7 kWh of energy storage or expanded to 34.2 kWh.
EverVolt offers simple, one-person installation and is field serviceable. It also comes equipped with advanced software and a user-friendly app for homeowners, allowing customization between multiple operating modes visibility into system status. The product is backed by a 10-year product and performance warranty, one of the best in its class for homeowners.
“Energy storage is one of the fastest-growing segments in the renewable energy space, and homeowners are eager to find a product that fits their exact needs,” said Mukesh Sethi, group manager at Panasonic Solar. “With EverVolt, homeowners will be one step closer to grid independence and see a quicker return on their solar investment. EverVolt users will have the ability to store unused power to use when they need it most or sell surplus energy back to their local utility and generate income.”
In addition to the new energy storage system, Panasonic had several additional announcements at the show:
- Panasonic’s new all-black 335 HIT series modules surpassed the 20% efficiency barrier. The all-black 335/330 HIT modules feature high efficiency, industry-leading temperature coefficient of -0.258% /C and sleek design.
- Updates to its N330E/N325E Black Series AC Modules, combining the efficiency of HIT solar panels with the intelligence of seventh-generation Enphase IQ 7X Microinverters. The newly released series delivers a smart grid-ready module with high efficiency and high power output for residential solar systems.
- A new 340N HIT Module, designed to allow installers the ability to support projects with a higher voltage. Using HIT technology, featuring high-efficiency n-type crystalline combined with amorphous layers, the 340N HIT modules provide better performance in heat and low light conditions. The new 340N HIT Module has a smaller footprint than competing products while providing the maximum energy yield and flexibility in constrained rooftop spaces.
New Research And Development Products
Panasonic showcased a variety of prototype technologies from its research and development team, highlighting its commitment to developing industry-leading technologies for homeowners and long-term partnerships with installers to help them build their businesses.
- The 365/335 HIT Multiwire Module uses SmartWire Connection Technology with half-cut cells to produce high module efficiency exceeding 20%. The high power output stemming from the 66-cell 365W/60-cell 335W comes along with a minimal output loss from cell microcracks.
- Panasonic’s 410/375 HIT Back Contact Module features back contact cell technology to produce an ultra-high module efficiency of 22% and a high power output of 66-cell 410W/60-cell 375W. The back contact module also offers enhanced aesthetics and superior curb appeal.
The new residential home energy system will be displayed alongside the Black AC and HIT modules in booth No. 1201.
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