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Panasonic and Enphase Energy cooperate in Europe

19.06.2018

Ottobrunn, June 19, 2018. Panasonic, manufacturer of high-performance solar modules HIT®, and Enphase Energy (NASDAQ:ENPH), a global technology company and the world’s leading supplier of solar microinverters, announce their cooperation in Europe. This will start with the introduction of Enphase Energy's new Enphase IQ 7X microinverter into the German and Austrian photovoltaic market later this year. Panasonic will be present at Enphase Energy's booth (B3.120) at Intersolar Europe / The Smarter E from June 20-22, 2018 in Munich with its HIT® photovoltaic modules.


"Together, we want to promote the combination of our HIT® high-performance modules and the new Enphase IQ 7X module inverter," says Daniel Roca, Senior Business Development Manager at Panasonic Eco Solutions Europe, explaining the cooperation's goal. It is the more powerful version of Enphase's new IQ 7 microinverter family, especially suited for 96-cell modules. This will make the Panasonic HIT® solar modules N325 / 330 with white and the new N320 / 325 KURO with black back sheet "Enphase-ready".

 

For the US market, Panasonic and Enphase Energy announced already announced at the beginning of this year, that they are developing an AC module together, a photovoltaic module which has a small AC inverter mounted onto its back side which produces AC power with no external DC connector.

 

"With this combination of our 96-cell module and the microinverters for the European market, two guarantors for higher-than-average solar yields join forces to maximise customer satisfaction," says Roca. "This solution could be of particular interest for the new-build sector. Panasonic is also a trusted end-consumer brand for efficient climate and security solutions, and the photovoltaic module comes with a 25 year product and output guarantee. Enphase offers 20 years of product guarantee. The combination of Panasonic and Enphase enables customers for easy planning, logistics and installation, and even a straighforward system extension later on", he adds.
The HIT® N330 solar module, the most powerful module in the HIT® series from Panasonic, achieves one of the highest efficiencies in the product class of crystalline solar modules at 19.7%. This is due to the low temperature coefficient of only -0.258%/°C, as well as the excellent low-light behavior resulting from the combination of crystalline and amorphous layers in the HIT® solar cells.
On the other hand, the Enphase IQ 7X microinverter, according to the manufacturer, achieves the highest level of efficiency in the field of power electronics at the module level and is characterized by a very simple and safe plug-and-play installation. In the installation, each module gets such a microinverter. This adjusts the voltage so that the solar module is operated in the respective maximum power point (MPP). This is useful, for example, in photovoltaic systems that consist of differently oriented or shaded subfields.

 

Experts from Panasonic will be on site at Intersolar Europe from 20 to 22 June 2018 in Munich at the Enphase Energy booth in Hall B3, Stand 120.

 

About Panasonic

Panasonic Corporation is a worldwide leader in the development of diverse electronics technologies and solutions for customers in the consumer electronics, housing, automotive, and B2B businesses. Celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2018, the company has expanded globally and now operates 591 subsidiaries and 88 associated companies worldwide, recording consolidated net sales of Euro 61.4 billion for the year ended March 31, 2018. Committed to pursuing new value through innovation across divisional lines, the company uses its technologies to create a better life and a better world for its customers. To learn more about Panasonic: http://www.panasonic.com/global.

 

About Enphase Energy, Inc.

Enphase Energy, a global energy technology company, delivers smart, easy-to-use solutions that connect solar generation, storage and management on one intelligent platform. The Company revolutionized solar with its microinverter technology and produces the world’s only truly integrated solar plus storage solution. Enphase has shipped approximately 17 million microinverters, and over 760,000 Enphase systems have been deployed in more than 110 countries. For more information, visit www.enphase.com/de and follow the company on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.

Enphase Energy®, the Enphase logo and other trademarks or service names are the trademarks of Enphase Energy, Inc.

 

Media contact:

 

Marlene Zapf

Panasonic Eco Solutions Europe

+49 89 45354-2549

marlene.zapf@eu.panasonic.com