LG's awarding-winning solar panels shine at the SPI 2019 event
LG Electronics has showcased its solar energy solutions at this year's Solar Power International (SPI 2019) conference. These panels and storage systems, for which the OEM has reportedly won industry awards, include the new NeON R ACe Solar Panel. This latest model has also been launched at SPI 2019.
This product is rated for up to 375 watts (W) of power, and also integrates a 370W micro-inverter. This means it delivers AC power, whereas most panels on the market have a DC output. LG also offers an Energy Storage System, which retains the power from panels such as these. These units are compatible with panels such as the NeON R ACe, in which case they store power at a rate of 5.0 kilowatts (kW); alternatively, they also come in a 7.6 kW DC-coupled flavor, which can be used for households or businesses installing panels for the first time.
Each LG Energy Storage System unit stores up to 4 hours' worth of energy each, and can be scaled up for more solar power post-conversion. LG also sells the NeON R panel, which is linked to an output of up to 380W with 22 percent efficiency. The Prime variant of the same has black variants (so as to blend in with a roof) at 360W+. The NeON 2 Solar Panel has 60-cell models for up to 350W of power, or 72-cell options with push the maximum output to 420W.
LG also makes a "bifacial" version of the NeON 2 solar panel. The OEM claims that it may achieve a greater efficiencies, as its transparent backsheet ensures that their rear sides are also exposed to sunlight. Most of these solutions, some of which are made in the US, are available on the market now. The NeON R ACe, on the other hand, does not as yet have release or availability details.