MUNICH — 21st September 2016 — Panasonic has announced the launch of its new HIT® N295 solar module for Europe. The latest addition to the company’s high-efficiency product portfolio is the most powerful sub-1.6m² solar panel available on the continent and provides installers with one of the most comprehensive, flexible solar offerings on the market to deliver more power on any roof.
The N295 combines a compact module size with Panasonic’s renowned high performance technology, offering 19.1% panel efficiency. Measuring less than 150 cm in length, the compact design of the N295 empowers European residential solar installers to maximize their customers’ available roof space by installing an additional module row, particularly for smaller, restricted roofs.
Boasting the company's new 15-year performance guarantee, the N295 compliments Panasonic’s existing high-performance HIT® portfolio including the N325/330, N240/245 and N285, providing European installers with unrivalled flexibility to provide more power to their residential customers.
“The N295 represents another milestone in our quest to continually deliver improved technology and solar solutions for European installers”, commented Daniel Roca, Senior Business Developer for Panasonic. “Having listened to our customers and identified the vast variations of roof sizes and characteristics across Europe, we have engineered this uniquely compact and powerful module to provide installers with the greatest flexibility possible when designing their customers’ solar systems.
The N295 quickly follows the launch of Panasonic’s HIT® N325/330, which was released to European installers in March 2016. This new addition to the HIT® product family is particularly well suited to be combined with the top performance version N325/330. Both products have the same width and thus when an extra row or column of N325/330 cannot be fitted, the shorter N295 can be squeezed in the available space and help to significantly increase the system’s output.
The company has identified Italy as a country particularly well suited for the N295’s compact size, delivering a tailor-made, low-footprint system very close to the often targeted output figure of 3 kWp for the Italian domestic market.
“The European market has, and will continue to remain a very important market for Panasonic”, continued Roca. “Over the past year we have continued to see every-changing circumstances for installers across Europe. While many manufacturers have chosen to scale back their European operations, we remain unwavering in our commitment to provide reliable, high quality solar solutions to help installers and consumers realise the potential of their residential roofs for solar, maximise their energy savings and ultimately prepare for a clean, sustainable future.
Panasonic’s N295 will be available to installers in late October 2016.