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LG Solar Debuts N-Type 72-cell Solar Panel for Commercial Use

published: 2015-09-16 17:23

LG Electronics strengthens its competitiveness among the commercial solar market by introducing LID-free 72-cell solar panels at the Solar Power International (SPI) 2015 tradeshow. The Mono X NeON™ 72 solar panel offers higher power efficiency than conventional PV modules and is especially designed for commercial installations in the U.S. market.

Featuring 72-cell, n-type and double-sided structure, the Mono X NeON 72 saves space when being installed in a large-scale array as the models LG360N2W-B3 and LG365N2W-B3 are designed to deliver high-efficiency output of up to 360W and 365W respectively, producing more power in less space. The new 72-cell panel builds on the success of LG's award-winning 60-cell Mono X NeON that uses LG's n-type double-sided cell structure which allows the light reflected from the rear of the module to be reabsorbed, generating even more power.

N-type structure

LG's flagship NeON 2 and NeON 2 Black, launched in the United States this summer, also are being highlighted at SPI 2015. They feature LG's Cello technology, which utilizes circular-shaped wires to scatter light for better absorption while reducing the electrical loss and increasing power output and reliability by spreading the current with 12 thin wires rather than the traditional three busbars.

While the all-new Mono X NeON 72 is optimized for commercial use, the new NeON 2 and NeON 2 Black solar panels are ideal for residential applications. The 320W NeON 2 boasts 6.4 kWp capacity with 20 modules (60 cells).

All the three types of solar panels utilize n-type cells so that they are free from Light Induced Degradation (LID) caused by the simultaneous presence of boron and oxygen in the wafers. The 72-cell module has an improved product warranty of 12 years.The 25-year Linear Performance warranty has also been improved from -3 percent to -2 percent in the first year and from -0.7 percent to -0.6 percent per year from Year 2 to Year 25.

(Photo Credit: LG Electronics)

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