This week at Intersolar North America in San Francisco, LG Electronics USA (LG Solar) introduced new solar panels designed to make residential installation easier and improve product efficiency through design.
The company said its new LG NeON 2 ACe is the first result of its collaboration last year with Enphase Energy and addresses homeowner concerns about installation time. The company said that the integrated AC module features a two-step roof installation process — lifting the microinverter out of the flat shipping positon and connecting the cable without the need to install the two products separately.
“Enphase was founded with the vision of making solar simple, and energy smart,” Enphase Energy President and CEO Paul Nahi said in a statement. “Our collaboration with LG on this Enphase Energized AC module is another example of how we are executing on that vision.”
In addition, LG Solar’s new NeON R 60-cell solar panel for residential installation has all electrodes on the rear side, improving the temperature coefficient and providing visual appeal, the company said.
“The NeON R back-contact technology blends form and function, allowing for 100 percent of the cell area to be used for solar power generation,” Stephen Hahm, vice president and head of LG Electronics USA’s Energy Solutions business, said.