LG is releasing updated versions of its NeON 2 panels to the U.S. market next month. The new series of NeON 2 60-cell modules can reach 365 W and 21.1% efficiency. The first edition of the NeON 2 line reached 350 W and 20.7% efficiency.
LG Solar USA Senior Director David Chang said this new module design “demonstrates how, through ongoing R&D investment, LG continues to be on the cutting-edge of high-efficiency, low-degradation, industry-leading modules.”
LG achieved the efficiency improvement by using larger wafers, which reduce the white space between cells while keeping the traditional industry format of 60 cells for residential applications.
“Installers will appreciate the new module’s installation flexibility and higher output in less roof space, while homeowners will know they are investing in cutting-edge renewable energy technology from a brand they know and trust,” said Chang.
As with all LG solar panels, the new generation of modules feature LG’s “Triple 25-year warranty,” which covers product, performance and labor.
The new NeON 2 modules will be shipping to U.S. customers in August initially from LG’s production facility in South Korea, and soon thereafter also from LG’s Huntsville, Alabama, factory, which opened in 2019. Through investment and workforce development, LG has increased U.S. production capacity from 500 to 550 MW this year.
Beyond the improved module power classes and efficiencies, LG’s new panels feature a uniform frame size, now consistent across both NeON 2 and NeON R product classes for greater operational efficiency.
A Harris poll conducted during the pandemic points to increased U.S. interest for residential solar products. “This is one in a series of LG solar innovations we’re bringing to market this year to address these needs,” Chang added.
NEW NeON 2 SPECIFICATIONS:
- Monocrystalline N-type cell
- 66.93 x 40.00 x 1.57 inches (1,700 x 1,016 x 40 mm)
- 39.68 pounds (18kg)
- High-transmittance AR coated glass
- IP 68 class J/Box with MC4 connector
- Maximum 365W (21.1% Module Efficiency)
- -0.34%/℃ Temperature Coefficient
- 25-year Limited Product Warranty
- 25-year 90.08% Limited Performance Warranty
- 25-year Limited Labor Warranty
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