During the 2023 RE+ conference, Panasonic Corporation of North America revealed two new lines of compact EVERVOLT solar modules developed with performance, durability, flexibility and pleasing design aesthetics in mind.
The 430HK2/420HK2 Black Series modules, made with half-cut cells and heterojunction technology with gapless connections, are the most powerful modules offered by Panasonic. Another addition to the company's suite of solar solutions, the 405PK2/400PK2 Black Series modules, are made with Passivated Emitter and Rear Contact (PERC) technology and half-cut cells to maximize conversion efficiency and provide higher power output.
"Our newest lines of sleek, all-black modules were made with performance, durability and flexibility in mind," said Mukesh Sethi, director of solar and energy storage at Panasonic Eco Systems North America. "Our variety of premium modules offer various capabilities and price points, allowing more flexibility and options for both consumers and installers."
430HK2 and 420HK2 Black Series
These modules have efficiency ratings of 22.2% and 21.7%, respectively, allowing homeowners to enjoy maximum 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 0.24%/degrees Celsius. These Panasonic modules are expected to provide power output of at least 92% after 25 years.
405PK2 and 400PK2 Black Series
These modules boast efficiencies of 20.8% and 20.5%, respectively, offering homeowners a cost-effective option for clean energy. With streamlined aesthetics and a compact design, the 405PK2 and 400PK2 modules offer a power output of at least 84.8% after 25 years.
All the new modules are protected by Panasonic's long-term AllGuard and TripleGuard Warranty. These warranties cover EVERVOLT solar modules for performance, product, parts, and labor¹ for 25 years.
All-in-One Energy Management Solution
Announced in June and making its public debut at RE+, the newest generation of the EVERVOLT Home Battery Systems supports both DC and AC coupling. This battery system is a fully integrated solution that combines a hybrid inverter, a lithium-ion battery and the new EVERVOLT SmartBox, an all-in-one home energy management device. Featuring a compact design, this newest generation of battery system can be installed indoors or outdoors and mounted to the floor or wall. Up to four batteries can be stacked to a single SmartBox to provide up to 30 kilowatts of power and 72 kilowatt-hours of usable energy.
Panasonic Corporation enlisted Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps as its Panasonic Brand Ambassador to support the unveiling of the company's two new lines of compact EVERVOLT solar modules.
"I am passionate about clean energy and a sustainable future for both my family and the world," Phelps said. "Panasonic's long-standing commitment to sustainability, including developing the technologies to create a cleaner future such as high-performance solar panels and home energy storage, is why I have chosen to work with them this year to outfit my own home with a Panasonic solar energy system."
¹ Product must be installed by a Panasonic Authorized Installer to be eligible for labor warranty