PV Conference: Panasonic Introduces Two High-Performance Additions to the Photovoltaic Module HIT® Product Lineup

The innovative hetero-junction cell structure is made of mono-crystalline and amorphous silicon layers. This enables the Panasonic HIT® range to achieve industry-leading energy efficiency with the same dimensions as trneaditional solar panels.

NEWARK, N.J., Feb. 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --

Key Messages:

The N330 and N325 models are Panasonic's most efficient solar panels yet, producing 330 and 325 watts of power, respectively
Manufactured to perform at high temperatures without jeopardizing quality or efficiency
Industry-highest level panel efficiency of up to 19.7%
Producing up to 36% higher yield per ft2 than conventional panels
Extends its product warranty to 15 years
Ideal fit for wide array of residential applications
Panasonic Eco Solutions North America today announced the launch of its most innovative and efficient solar panels yet, photovoltaic module HIT® N330 and N325. Ideal for use in virtually all residential applications, N330 and N325 achieve up to 36% higher yield per ft2, and helps lower the installation and balance of system costs per kW than conventional panels which will provide savings for consumers over a 25-year lifecycle.

The innovative hetero-junction cell structure is made of mono-crystalline and amorphous silicon layers. This enables the Panasonic HIT® range to achieve industry-leading energy efficiency with the same dimensions as trneaditional solar panels. The Panasonic HIT® range of solar panels employs 96 cells compared to conventional 60-cell panels wasting no space and performing at high quality even at high temperatures. The N330 and N325 boast 4.95 kWp and 4.88 kWp capacities respectively on 20 ft x 20 ft (400 ft2) rooftop with 15 modules, while a conventional 60-cell 260 W panel with the same setup achieves only 3.9 kWp capacities on the same dimension roof.

"Since pioneering amorphous silicon solar cell more than four decades ago, Panasonic has offered customers industry-leading performance and value with our boundary-pushing photovoltaic technology," said Dan Silver, President, Panasonic Eco Solutions North America. "The new N330 and N325 are the latest in this innovative lineage, setting a new standard for efficiency and providing huge savings for homeowners."

Panasonic's unique pyramid cell structure enables this unrivaled efficiency, absorbing more sunlight to generate power and provide higher efficiency than rougher, more reflective conventional crystalline structures. The water drainage frame removes water from the panel surface, even in low angle installations, avoiding accumulation or water stains after drying which can reduce power output and harm efficiency.

Panasonic has manufactured N330 and N325 solar panels using state-of-the-art techniques to perform at high temperatures with minimal degradation on quality or efficiency. 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 one of the highest in the industry proof to help assure long term goals and safe operation over many years.

Visitors at this year's Solar Power PV Conference & Expo in Boston, MA from February 24-25 can see both panels on display at booth #511.

For more information about Panasonic solar technology, please visit business.panasonic.com/solarpanels

About Panasonic Eco Solutions North America
Based in Newark, NJ, Panasonic Eco Solutions North America is a division of Panasonic Corporation of North America, the principal North American subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation. The company provides a full range of energy efficiency building solutions, assembly tools, construction tools, heating & air conditioning, lighting controls and ventilation products for professional and industrial use. In Interbrand's 2014 annual "Best Global Green Brands" report, Panasonic ranked number five overall and the top electronics brand in the report. As part of continuing sustainability efforts, Panasonic Corporation of North America relocated its headquarters to a new facility, adjacent to Newark Penn Station in Newark, NJ. It is the first newly constructed office tower in Newark to earn both LEED Platinum and Gold certifications from the U.S. Green Building Council. To learn more about the company, visit http://www.panasonic.com/business/pesna/eco-construction-solutions/.

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