(English) Panasonic Begins Delivering New HIT® N330/N325 to Dutch Installers

LONDON —March 7th, 2016—Panasonic Eco Solutions have today announced that the HIT® N330 and N325, the company’s newest high-efficiency, heterojunction photovoltaic modules, are now available to UK solar installers. Panasonic will be presenting the module series at this week’s Ecobuild, the UK’s leading construction and energy exhibition, to demonstrate the advantages and added value provided by the company’s latest HIT panels for UK installers

In addition to delivering Panasonic’s renowned high quality, reliable performance, and industry-leading temperature coefficient characteristics, the N330 and N325 feature an expanded 96-cell design, returning approximately 27% more peak-power compared to mainstream 260-watt multicrystalline modules.

Both models supply higher energy density per square meter by achieving 19.7% module-level efficiency and a nominal output of 330/325 watts, which significantly decreases balance of systems costs for UK installers on residential and commercial installations.

“After 40 years of manufacturing high quality and reliable solar products, Panasonic continues to push technological boundaries with the introduction of HIT® N330 and N325 to the UK market”, said Daniel Roca, Senior Business Developer at Panasonic Eco Solutions Europe. “As UK installers adjust to the latest changes imposed to the country’s feed-in tariff, we are striving to support installers to continue accelerating solar deployment across the UK in 2016 and beyond through product flexibility and industry-leading efficiency performance.”

The release of N330 and N325 represents a particularly strong start to 2016 for Panasonic in the UK. In January, the company upgraded its HIT® product guarantee from 10 to 15 years, backed up by a record low claim rate of below 0.005% for more than 3.7 million photovoltaic module HIT® series sold in Europe since 2003. The company also relaunched their improved “Simulate Your Solar System” platform, providing homeowners with a free, interactive, highly customisable tool to calculate precise estimates of the financial investment required, energy savings, and power generation potential for installing solar based on a user’s address, roof characteristics, and average energy consumption.

Roca continued, “Our product guarantee extension for the HIT® series and expansion of the digital solar simulation to European homeowners shows Panasonic’s ongoing commitment to deliver value to installers and end users. We are confident that through technological innovation, high quality products, and engaging tools to make solar more accessible to consumers, demand for residential rooftop solar will continue to grow Europe-wide.”

Panasonic will be displaying their HIT® N330 and N325 modules on booth E4312 at Ecobuild from March 8-10 in London. Also on display will be the new ‘distribution’ version of Panasonic’s much-anticipated domestic storage solution. The product, which will be made available across Europe in 2016, builds upon the company’s ‘utility/aggregator ’ version introduced at Intersolar 2015.

About Panasonic

Panasonic Corp. is a worldwide leader in the development of diverse electronics technologies and solutions for customers in the consumer electronics, housing, automotive, enterprise solutions and device industries. Since its founding in 1918, the company has expanded globally and now operates 468 subsidiaries and 94 associated companies worldwide, recording consolidated net sales of 7.715 trillion yen for the year ended March 31, 2015. 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.

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